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…

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…