October 29, 2019 7:16AM
50 Years of The Internet. Work in Progress to a Better Internet
It was fifty years ago when the very first network packet took flight from the Los Angeles campus at UCLA to the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) building in Palo Alto. Those two California sites had kicked-off the world of packet networking, of the Arpanet, and of the modern Internet ......
June 26, 2019 10:22PM
The deep-dive into how Verizon and a BGP Optimizer Knocked Large Parts of the Internet Offline Monday
On Monday we wrote about a painful Internet wide route leak. We wrote that this should never have happened because Verizon should never have forwarded those routes to the rest of the Internet. Today we will dive into the archived routing data and analyze it....
January 02, 2019 10:12PM
Un triste début d'année pour le Congo
Freedom of Speech
À peine la page du calendrier tournée que nous constatons plus de troubles sur Internet. Aujourd’hui, Cloudflare peut confirmer, chiffres à l’appui, qu’Internet a été coupé en République Démocratique du Congo, information précédemment révélée par de multiples organes de presse....
January 02, 2019 10:11PM
Sad start to the new year in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Freedom of Speech
The calendar has barely flipped to 2019 and already we’re seeing Internet disruptions. Today, Cloudflare can quantitatively confirm that Internet access has been shut down in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, information already reported by many press organisations....
October 30, 2018 7:00AM
Lagos, Nigeria - Cloudflare’s 155th city
At just shy of 200 million, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa (Ethiopia is second and Egypt is third). That’s a lot of people to communicate with the world - and communicate they all do!...
October 02, 2018 11:59PM
Whenever you get into a conversation about exotic travel or ponder visiting the four corners of the globe, inevitably you end up discussing Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia....
September 19, 2018 12:00PM
RPKI - The required cryptographic upgrade to BGP routing
We have talked about the BGP Internet routing protocol before. We have talked about how we build a more resilient network and how we can see outages at a country-level via BGP. We have even talked about the network community that is vital to the operation of the global Internet....
February 23, 2018 1:13AM
Kathmandu, Nepal is data center 123
We said that we would head to the mountains for Cloudflare’s 123rd data center, and they feature prominently as we talk about Kathmandu, Nepal, home of our newest deployment and our 42nd data center in Asia!...
December 11, 2017 10:43PM
McAllen, Texas: Cloudflare opens 119th Data Center just north of the Mexico border
Cloudflare's newest date Center is in McAllen, Texas. While McAllen is close to the Mexican border, its importance goes well beyond that simple fact....
May 11, 2017 4:13AM
Cape Town (South Africa): Cloudflare Data Center #113
Back in December 2014, Cloudflare opened our first data center in Africa and our 30th datacenter globally. That was in Johannesburg, which has since seen over 10x growth in traffic delivered to South Africa and surrounding countries....
April 10, 2017 2:00PM
Curaçao and Djibouti - two new Cloudflare data centers located where undersea cables meet
Cloudflare has just turned up two new datacenters (numbers 108 and 109). Both are around halfway between the Tropic of Cancer and the Equator....
February 02, 2017 12:15PM
NANOG - the art of running a network and discussing common operational issues
The North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) is the loci of modern Internet innovation and the day-to-day cumulative network-operational knowledge of thousands and thousands of network engineers....
November 30, 2016 1:00AM
Not one, not two, but three undersea cables cut in Jersey
Sometime before midnight Monday (UK local time) a ship dropped its anchor and broke, not one, not two, but three undersea cables serving the island of Jersey in the English Channel....
November 21, 2016 2:14PM
98.01% of sites on Cloudflare now use IPv6
It's 2016 and almost every site using Cloudflare (more than 4 million of them) is using IPv6. Because of this, Cloudflare sees significant IPv6 traffic globally where networks have enabled IPv6 to the consumer....
May 09, 2016 10:47PM
Very early on in the company’s history we decided that everything that CloudFlare does on behalf of its customer-base should be controllable via an API. In fact, when you login to the CloudFlare control panel, you’re really just making API calls to our backend services....