Cloudflare Acquires Eager to Reimagine Apps

Published on by Matthew Prince.

In 2011 we launched the Cloudflare Apps platform in an article that described Cloudflare as “not ... the sexiest business in the world.” Sexy or not, Cloudflare has since grown from the 3.5 billion pageviews a month we were doing then to over 1.3 trillion per month today. Along the way, we’ve powered more than a million app installations onto our customer’s websites. For the…

We Were Acquired by Cloudflare, Here’s What’s Next

Published on by Zack Bloom.

Like most of you, I first heard of Cloudflare via this blog. I read about HTTP/2, Railgun, the Hundredth Data Center, and Keyless SSL — but I never thought I would work here. I, along with my co-founder Adam, and our friends and coworkers were hard at work building something very different. We were working on a tool which spent most of its life in the web browser,…

Caching Anonymous Page Views

Published on by Junade Ali.

M42 Smart Motorway in the West Midlands, UK; courtesy of Highways England. The load time of your website not only affects your search engine rankings, but is also correlated to the conversion rate on your site: Walmart.com found that for every 1 second of page speed improvement, they experienced a 2% increase in conversion rate. Greg Linden's presentation Make Data Useful demonstrated through A/B Testing every…

Debugging war story: the mystery of NXDOMAIN

Published on by Ivan Babrou.

The following blog post describes a debugging adventure on Cloudflare's Mesos-based cluster. This internal cluster is primarily used to process log file information so that Cloudflare customers have analytics, and for our systems that detect and respond to attacks. The problem encountered didn't have any effect on our customers, but did have engineers scratching their heads... The Problem At some point in one of our cluster we started…

TLD glue sticks around too long

Published on by Marek Majkowski.

Recent headline grabbing DDoS attacks provoked heated debates in the DNS community. Everyone has strong opinions on how to harden DNS to avoid downtime in the future. Is it better to use a single DNS provider or multiple? What DNS TTL values are best? Does DNSSEC make you more or less exposed? CC BY 2.0 image by Leticia Chamorro These are valid questions worth serious discussion, but…