Introducing USV: CloudFlare's newest investor

Published on by Kristin Tarr.

It's been an exciting day here at CloudFlare. We are happy to finally introduce our newest investors, Union Square Ventures. This blog post was written by Brad Burnham, Managing Partner at Union Square Ventures, and previously appeared on the USV blog. Joi Ito likes to say the Internet is a belief system. At Union Square Ventures, we believe in the Internet. We spend a lot of…

Ask CloudFlare: How do I make my website faster?

Published on by Kristin Tarr.

We get asked this question all the time: How do I make my website faster? So, on Thursday, we're holding a webcast to go through our recommendations and also answer your questions live. We'll discuss: the basics of getting set up for speed what to cache and why image optimization and virtualization techniques (Polish and Mirage) JavaScript optimization (Rocket Loader) This session is geared…

Red October: CloudFlare’s Open Source Implementation of the Two-Man Rule

Published on by Nick Sullivan.

At CloudFlare, we are always looking for better ways to secure the data we’re entrusted with. This means hardening our system against outside threats such as hackers, but it also means protecting against insider threats. According to a recent Verizon report, insider threats account for around 14% of data breaches in 2013. While we perform background checks and carefully screen team members, we also implement technical…

The two reasons to be an engineer at CloudFlare

Published on by John Graham-Cumming.

If you're thinking about joining a startup as an engineer we'd like you to think of CloudFlare. The two most important reasons to think of CloudFlare are... because of who your colleagues would be and who our customers are (and who their customers are). It's the people, inside and outside the company, that make CloudFlare a fascinating and stimulating place to work.…

What we've been doing with Go

Published on by John Graham-Cumming.

Almost two years ago CloudFlare started working with Go. What started as an experiment on one network and concurrency heavy project has turned into full, production use of Go for multiple services. Today Go is at the heart of CloudFlare's services including handling compression for high-latency HTTP connections, our entire DNS infrastructure, SSL, load testing and more. I first wrote about CloudFlare's use of…