What Happens When a Hurricane Hits the Web

Published on by Matthew Prince.

(Photo credit: Hy Chalmé/Instagram) Now that Hurricane Sandy has passed and the flood waters have begun to recede, we wanted to recap what we saw over the last 24 hours across the CloudFlare network. CloudFlare's Infrastructure Our network is designed to survive hurricanes and other natural

Sandy, Meet CloudFlare

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There is a large hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean which is likely to come on-shore in the Eastern United States late tomorrow. Dubbed Sandy, the current track of the hurricane has it making landfall around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. High winds and rain from the hurricane will likely impact two of CloudFlare&

Always Online v.2

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The video on CloudFlare's home page promises that we will keep your web page online "even if your server goes down." It's a feature we dubbed "Always Online" and, when it works, it's magical. The problem is, Always Online doesn&

Come On Irene: Surviving a Hurricane

Published on by Matthew Prince.

As you may have heard, there's a hurricane (Irene) about to hit the east coast of the United States. We just got word from our data center in Ashburn, VA that they have taken precautions to help weather the storm. These include: Backup generators have been tested, fuel

SXSW Panel Picker: Powered by CloudFlare

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Each year, the SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Conferences (sxsw.com) solicit session ideas from the community for the upcoming event using PanelPicker (panelpicker.sxsw.com). After submissions are collected, PanelPicker launches a voting interface that allows the world to pick what sessions they'd like to see at