Taipei: CloudFlare’s 77th Data Center is Now Live

Published on by Nitin Rao.

台北:CloudFlare的第七十七個數據中心已經上線喔! We are excited to announce the launch of our Taipei data center, which is our 28th data center in Asia, and our 77th data center globally. Millions of websites which were previously served from Hong Kong are now served locally from Taipei. 我們高興地宣布CloudFlare的的台北機房建置完成。這是我們在亞洲的第二十八個,在全球的第七十七個數據中心。從現在起台灣的網民可以直接從CloudFlare在台北的節點訪問數以百萬計的網站,不再繞道到香港。 Taipei today今天的台北 ![alt](/content/images/2016/04/Dumpling.jpg) Taipei, home to many renowned tech companies, is famous not…

The curious case of slow downloads

Published on by Marek Majkowski.

Some time ago we discovered that certain very slow downloads were getting abruptly terminated and began investigating whether that was a client (i.e. web browser) or server (i.e. us) problem. Some users were unable to download a binary file a few megabytes in length. The story was simple—the download connection was abruptly terminated even though the file was in the process of being downloaded. After…

CloudFlare Crypto Meetup: April 21, 2016

Published on by Nick Sullivan.

CloudFlare Crypto Meetup Teaser. Now back in HD: the CloudFlare Cryptography Meetup series. A while back, CloudFlare hosted a pair of Meetups focused on encryption and cryptographic technology. Now that CloudFlare HQ has moved into our beautiful new home at 101 Townsend in San Francisco, we’ve decided to bring the crypto back. In this series, we’ve invited experts from academia and industry to talk about the…

The revenge of the listening sockets

Published on by Marek Majkowski.

Back in November we wrote a blog post about one latency spike. Today I'd like to share a continuation of that story. As it turns out, the misconfigured rmem setting wasn't the only source of added latency. It looked like Mr Wolf hadn't finished his job. After adjusting the previously discussed rmem sysctl we continued monitoring our systems' latency. Among other things we measured ping times to our…

It takes two to ChaCha (Poly)

Published on by Vlad Krasnov.

Not long ago we introduced support for TLS cipher suites based on the ChaCha20-Poly1305 AEAD, for all our customers. Back then those cipher suites were only supported by the Chrome browser and Google's websites, but were in the process of standardization. We introduced these cipher suites to give end users on mobile devices the best possible performance and security. CC BY-ND 2.0 image by Edwin Lee Today…