May 12, 2011 4:12PM
Hong Kong Data Center, Now Online!
In CloudFlare's relentless effort to make the web faster and safer worldwide, we're excited to announce our newest data center came online last night: Hong Kong. Approximately 10% of the traffic to CloudFlare's network currently originates from Hong Kong and China....
May 10, 2011 11:04PM
Google Analytics: Now with Site Speed
Speed & Reliability
Last week Google Analytics announced that they would begin integrating Site Speed tracking. This is an awesome new way for site administrators to see how well their pages are performing. CloudFlare has always been a fan of Google Analytics....
May 09, 2011 7:52PM
W3 Total Cache (W3TC): Total CloudFlare Integration
Speed & Reliability
CloudFlare is excited to announce that the WordPress performance plugin W3 Total Cache (W3TC) now fully integrates CloudFlare's performance and security. CloudFlare and W3TC's missions are aligned: making sites perform as fast as possible....
May 03, 2011 8:51PM
CloudFlare New Jersey Now Online
CloudFlare's newest data center just started receiving traffic. Located just over the river from Manhattan in New Jersey, the latest facility is already taking load away from our facility in Ashburn, VA....
May 03, 2011 8:39PM
Speed & Reliability
Some of the techniques that CloudFlare uses to make sites faster and safer have generally been around and used by the Internet Giants for some time. In other places, CloudFlare is breaking new ground in offering state-of-the-art technologies to increase performance and security....
May 02, 2011 10:02PM
What's On CloudFlare's Mind
The news of Osama bin Laden's death last night caused us to investigate what searches people were running that led them to a CloudFlare-powered site....
April 25, 2011 10:18PM
CloudFlare's LA Data Center Now Online!
We just turned on our latest data center in Los Angeles. In its first minute, the facility processed more than 30,000 requests. We expect that number to rise over the next 24 hours....
April 05, 2011 4:41PM
Smarter Web Security, With Your Help
Good security depends on having a lot of information and being able to react to it quickly. One of the problems with traditional web security has been that it relies on installing an appliance or software....
March 12, 2011 12:56AM
CloudFlare Loft Party
Life @ Cloudflare
Last week the CloudFlare team opened our new San Francisco office to our users and friends for an open house / loft party. We had The Peelers, a terrific local mashup band, entertain the crowd while everyone sipped drinks and snacked on great food from San Francisco street cart vendors....
March 09, 2011 7:59PM
Meet the (Sometimes Goofy) CloudFlare Team
Life @ Cloudflare
CloudFlare launched to the public at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference on September 27, 2010. We were named the Most Innovative Company at the conference and came in second in the overall competition. Recently we were invited by TechCrunch to write an update on what's happened since
February 03, 2011 12:04AM
CloudFlare Keeps Groundhog Day Online!
Today is Groundhog Day: the day on which a groundhog (named Phil) crawls out of his hole in Punxsutawney, PA and either sees his shadow, meaning we're in for six more weeks of winter, or does not, in which case it will be an early spring. Phil's official keeper is the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club....
January 29, 2011 4:26AM
What Egypt Shutting Down the Internet Looks Like
CloudFlare gets quite a bit of traffic from Egypt -- the country is consistently in the top-20 originators of visitors to our network. That is, until last night when Egypt shut down the Internet. Here is a graph showing traffic to our network from Egypt....
January 19, 2011 12:18AM
API: How To Build CloudFlare Into Your Web Apps
We're happy to release today a couple APIs that allow web developers to integrate CloudFlare directly into their web applications.
CloudFlare DNS / Threat Control API CloudFlare Settings API
If you're a web developer, what could you do with these APIs? Well, you could.......
January 01, 2011 2:19AM
New IPs + New Year = Big Stuff to Come!
We were just issued a new IP address range which we will begin to
deploy soon. The new range is:
220.127.116.11/20 (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124)...
December 17, 2010 7:14PM
CloudFlare, Now With Faster Stats!
Project Honey Pot
We generate a lot of logs. To give you some sense, across the CloudFlare network every minute we write a half a Gigabyte of just log data. Collecting, reducing, sorting, and displaying that data back to you is one of the biggest challenges of running a service like CloudFlare....
December 06, 2010 11:50PM
Always Online: Because Downtime Sucks
As a fellow startup, it's been really painful to watch the challenges Tumblr has gone though over the last 24 hours. With any sufficiently complex system, it is inevitable that unexpected problems will arise....
October 10, 2010 11:35PM
1 Billion Requests Served
ICloudflare passed a big milestone yesterday: over the last 30 days we've served more than 1 billion requests. The Cloudflare network is architected to handle many, many times this level traffic, but it's still pretty amazing to realize the extent of what already powering....
October 04, 2010 11:17PM
Reflections on TechCrunch Disrupt Launch
When Michelle, Lee, and I started working on Cloudflare back in the
Winter of 2009 the plan was always to launch at TechCrunch....
September 02, 2010 8:38PM
Introducing Igor, Alex, Phil, Isla, and Vera: Five of Our Ninja Nameservers
If you're a big enterprise and you want performance and security you buy an expensive piece of hardware and contract with a content delivery network or highly connected data center. For the vast majority of websites online, this simply isn't an option....
March 01, 2010 10:04PM
What's in a name?
When Michelle, Lee and I started working on the business plan that turned into Cloudflare one of the first questions was what we should call it? We needed a placeholder so we initially chose "Project WebWall."...