Introducing Argo — A faster, more reliable, more secure Internet for everyone

Published on by Rustam Lalkaka.

The Internet is inherently unreliable, a collection of networks connected to each other with fiber optics, copper, microwaves and trust. It’s a magical thing, but things on the Internet break all the time; cables get cut, bogus routes get advertised, routers crash. Most of the time, these failures are noticed but inexplicable to the average user — ”The Internet is slow today!” — frustrating user experiences as people go…

Introducing Load Balancing & Intelligent Failover with Cloudflare

Published on by Matt Silverlock.

Cloudflare's Enterprise customers have been using our Load Balancing service since March, and it has been helping them avoid website downtime caused by unreliable hosting providers, Internet outages, or servers. Today, we're bringing Load Balancing to all of our customers. Even the best caching can't escape the fundamental limitations on performance created by the speed of light. Using Load Balancing, Cloudflare's customers can now route requests between multiple…

Detroit and San Diego Data Centers expand Cloudflare network to 26 North American cities

Published on by Nitin Rao.

Cloudflare is excited to announce deployments in Detroit (Michigan) and San Diego (California), which are our 114th and 115th data centers respectively. They join Colombo, Sri Lanka and Cape Town, South Africa in the cohort of four new cities added just this week to our growing global network, which spans 57 countries and counting. For over 6 million Internet properties, we now serve customer traffic from across 26…

Standing Up to a Dangerous New Breed of Patent Troll

Published on by Matthew Prince.

On March 20th, Cloudflare received our first patent infringement claim: Blackbird Tech LLC v. Cloudflare, Inc. Today we’re filing our Answer to that claim in a federal court in Delaware. We have very strong arguments we will present in the litigation, mostly because the patent asserted against us does not have anything to do with our technology. The infringement claim is not a close one. The asserted…

Project Jengo: Cloudflare's Prior Art Search Bounty

Published on by Matthew Prince.

Jengo Fett by Brickset (Flickr) As readers of this blog likely know, especially if you read this post, Cloudflare has been sued by a dangerous new breed of patent troll, Blackbird Technologies, asserting a very old and very vague patent. And we know we are not alone in being frustrated about the way that such patent trolls inhibit the growth of innovative companies. Cloudflare is asking for your…

Cape Town (South Africa): Cloudflare Data Center #113

Published on by Martin J Levy.

Five fun facts: Cape Town is where the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean meet deep in the Southern Hemisphere. The city is the start of the Garden Route, a 185 mile (300 km) glorious coastal drive brimming with native flowers and stunning vistas. Cape Town is the gateway into the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek wine districts that make for very popular weekend excursions. The imposing Table Mountain can…

How Cloudflare analyzes 1M DNS queries per second

Published on by Marek Vavruša.

On Friday, we announced DNS analytics for all Cloudflare customers. Because of our scale –– by the time you’ve finished reading this, Cloudflare DNS will have handled millions of DNS queries –– we had to be creative in our implementation. In this post, we’ll describe the systems that make up DNS Analytics which help us comb through trillions of these logs each month. How logs come in from…

Colombo, Sri Lanka: Six million Internet properties now faster for six million Internet users

Published on by Nitin Rao.

We are excited to add four new data centers this week to Cloudflare's growing network, beginning with Colombo, Sri Lanka. This deployment is our 112th data center globally, and our 38th in Asia. Faster Performance CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 image by Pavel Dobrovsky Six million Internet properties using Cloudflare are now even faster across the island country of Sri Lanka. Previously, local visitors to Cloudflare customers were served…