At CloudFlare, we deal with large DDoS attacks every day. Usually, these attacks are directed at large companies or organizations that are reluctant to talk about their details. Sometimes a customer is willing to let us tell their story.
CloudFlare had an hour-long outage this last weekend. Thankfully, outages like this have been a relatively rare occurrance for our service.
This morning at 09:47 UTC CloudFlare effectively dropped off the Internet. The outage affected all of CloudFlare's services including DNS and any services that rely on our web proxy.
Yesterday, we announced that 30 of the world's largest hosting providers are now supporting CloudFlare's Railgun WAN optimization technology.
Over the next few days we have a number of announcements regarding CloudFlare's Railgun technology. We wanted to begin, however, with what is in some ways the end: the ways in which you can take advantage of Railgun yourself.