Zdrasti, Sofia! CloudFlare’s 73rd Data Center Now Live

Published on by Nitin Rao.

Only days after the launch of our Hamburg data center, CloudFlare is excited to announce yet another European data center - this time in Sofia, Bulgaria. With over 1.2 million people, Sofia is a city with rich history tracing back over 7,000 years. We were fascinated to note the coincidence that even as 1 in 73 of CloudFlare team members is Bulgarian, now 1 in 73…

Why it’s harder to forge a SHA-1 certificate than it is to find a SHA-1 collision

Published on by Nick Sullivan.

It’s well known that SHA-1 is no longer considered a secure cryptographic hash function. Researchers now believe that finding a hash collision (two values that result in the same value when SHA-1 is applied) is inevitable and likely to happen in a matter of months. This poses a potential threat to trust on the web, as many websites use certificates that are digitally signed with algorithms that…

What's inside net/http? Late binding in the Go standard library

Published on by Matthew C.

It's well known that we're heavy users of the Go programming language at CloudFlare. Our work often involves delving into the standard library source code to understand internal code paths, error handling and performance characteristics. Recently, I looked at how the standard library's built-in HTTP client handles connections to remote servers in order to provide minimal roundtrip latency. CC By 2.0 Image by Dean Hochman Connection pooling…

Unser neues 72. Rechenzentrum: Hamburg

Published on by Joshua Motta.

Moin Hamburg! Ensconced alongside the Elbe River, Hamburg, a major port city in northern Germany, is the second largest city in the country, and the eight largest in the European Union. Our data center in Hamburg is our 4th in Germany following deployments in Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Berlin, our 19th in Europe, and 72nd globally. This means not only better performance in Germany, but additional redundancy for our…

Vancouver & Montreal, Canada: CloudFlare's latest data centers

Published on by Joshua Motta.

With the holiday season in full swing, it's only fitting that we continue to spread cheer, joy and a faster Internet around the world. To start the season we begin in Canada with NHL rivals Montreal and Vancouver, our 70th and 71st points of presence (PoPs) globally. Montreal and Vancouver, the 2nd and 3rd largest Canadian metropolitan areas, respectively, join our existing PoP in Canada's largest, Toronto. Together,…