Data Transfers Post-Brexit: Smoothing the Transition

Published on by Caroline Greer.

The average internet user consumes vast amounts of data on a daily basis but rarely – unless an avid follower of Max Schrems - thinks about how the data flows or the mechanisms and legal arrangements in place to make it all happen. If companies like Cloudflare are doing their job well behind the scenes, you really shouldn’t have to – it just works, and so you can busy…

Munich: Cloudflare's fifth data center in Germany

Published on by Peter Taylor.

Oktoberfest has come early this year! We just turned up our latest data center in Munich: our 110th data center globally, and our fifth in Germany, joining Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Berlin and Hamburg. Just over a mile away from the historic Hofbräuhaus, our newest deployment helps make six million websites faster across Bavaria, while providing additional redundancy and capacity to withstand attacks. Oktoberfest kommt früh in diesem Jahr! Wir…

Changing Internet Standards to Build A Secure Internet

Published on by Dani Grant.

We’ve been working with registrars and registries in the IETF on making DNSSEC easier for domain owners, and over the next two weeks we’ll be starting out by enabling DNSSEC automatically for .dk domains. DNSSEC: A Primer Before we get into the details of how we've improved the DNSSEC experience, we should explain why DNSSEC is important and the function it plays in keeping the web…

How we made our DNS stack 3x faster

Published on by Tom Arnfeld.

Cloudflare is now well into its 6th year and providing authoritative DNS has been a core part of infrastructure from the start. We’ve since grown to be the largest and one of the fastest managed DNS services on the Internet, hosting DNS for nearly 100,000 of the Alexa top 1M sites and over 6 million other web properties – or DNS zones. CC-BY 2.0 image by…

Curaçao and Djibouti - two new Cloudflare data centers located where undersea cables meet

Published on by Martin J Levy.

Cloudflare has just turned up two new datacenters (numbers 108 and 109). Both are around halfway between the Tropic of Cancer and the Equator. They are located continents-apart, yet share something very-much in common as both of these new data centers are deployed and associated with where undersea cables reach land. Undersea cables have been and still are a growing part of the interconnected world that the Internet…

Zdravo, Beograde! Cloudflare network spans 30 European cities

Published on by Nitin Rao.

Since Cloudflare began with our very first data center in Chicago, we are especially excited that our expansion takes us to its sister city. Where the Sava meets the Danube, Belgrade (Serbia) is home to Cloudflare’s 107th data center. Пошто је Клаудфлер почео са првим дата центром у Чикагу посебно смо узбуђени што нас је наше ширење одвело у побратимљен град. Тамо где се Сава улива у…

Kansas City: Cloudflare’s 106th Data Center Now Live

Published on by Kari Linder.

CC-BY 2.0 image by Vincent Parsons Kansas City, Missouri. Home to the Kansas City Royals, Swope Park, over 100 barbeque restaurants, and now, Cloudflare's 106th data center. We are excited to help make 6 million websites even faster in the Midwest, as our newest deployment joins existing United States facilities in Ashburn, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, Newark, Omaha, Philadelphia,…

Cloudflare Apps: Develop Features for Everyone

Published on by Jade Q. Wang.

CC-BY 2.5 image by Hans Braxmeier Cloudflare’s mission is to help build a faster and more secure Internet for everyone, but sometimes sites often lack the accessibility features critical to allowing all Internet users to enjoy their content and perspective. Cloudflare Apps, which power the add-ons featured here, can allow developers to enhance any website. Get notified for the developer preview >> The team at Cloudflare is…