A Very WebP New Year from Cloudflare

Published on by David Wragg.

Cloudflare has an automatic image optimization feature called Polish, available to customers on paid plans. It recompresses images and removes unnecessary data so that they are delivered to browsers more quickly. Up until now, Polish has not changed image types when optimizing (even if, for example, a PNG might sometimes have been smaller than the equivalent JPEG). But a new feature in Polish allows us to swap out…

Manage Cloudflare records with Salt

Published on by Ivan Babrou.

We use Salt to manage our ever growing global fleet of machines. Salt is great for managing configurations and being the source of truth. We use it for remote command execution and for network automation tasks. It allows us to grow our infrastructure quickly with minimal human intervention. CC-BY 2.0 image by Kevin Dooley We got to thinking. Are DNS records not just a piece of the…

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…