NANOG - the art of running a network and discussing common operational issues

Published on by Martin J Levy.

The North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) is the loci of modern Internet innovation and the day-to-day cumulative network-operational knowledge of thousands and thousands of network engineers. NANOG itself is a non-profit membership organization; but you don’t need to be a member in order to attend the conference or

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

The Internet is Hostile: Building a More Resilient Network

Published on by Jérôme Fleury.

In a recent post we discussed how we have been adding resilience to our network. The strength of the Internet is its ability to interconnect all sorts of networks — big data centers, e-commerce websites at small hosting companies, Internet Service Providers (ISP), and Content Delivery Networks (CDN) — just to name

How Cloudflare's Architecture Allows Us to Scale to Stop the Largest Attacks

Published on by Matthew Prince.

The last few weeks have seen several high-profile outages in legacy DNS and DDoS-mitigation services due to large scale attacks. Cloudflare's customers have, understandably, asked how we are positioned to handle similar attacks. While there are limits to any service, including Cloudflare, we are well architected to withstand these recent

Say Cheese: a snapshot of the massive DDoS attacks coming from IoT cameras

Published on by Marek Majkowski.

Over the last few weeks we've seen DDoS attacks hitting our systems that show that attackers have switched to new, large methods of bringing down web applications. They appear to come from an IoT botnet (like Mirai and relations) which were responsible for the large attacks against Brian Krebs. Our

Bandwidth Costs Around the World

Published on by Nitin Rao.

CloudFlare protects over 4 million Internet properties using our global network which spans 86 cities across 45 countries. Running this network give us a unique vantage point to track the evolving cost of bandwidth around the world. CC BY-SA 2.0 image by Quinn Dombrowski Recap Two years ago, we

Introducing Partner Analytics

Published on by Patrick R. Donahue.

CloudFlare has over 5,000 hosting provider partners. Every day, thousands of our partners' customers take advantage of CloudFlare to help them be faster and more secure. The benefits to our partners aren't just happier customers, they also translate into real savings. In the last month, for instance, we saved