It all comes down to the speed of light. It always does. The speed of light limits the latency possible between someone using the Internet and the application they are accessing.
You see this everywhere, but as a lifelong gamer, my personal favorite example is probably graphics cards. In the '90s, graphics hardware generally provided a fixed set of functionality.
In the real world, tunnels are often carved out from the mass of something bigger - a hill, the ground, but also man-made structures. CC BY-SA 2.0 image by Matt Brown In an abstract sense Cloudflare Warp is similar; its connection strategy punches a hole through firewalls and NAT,
Every day, close to 1 billion people watch video through Cloudflare. That’s 100 petabytes of video every month. Last year, video made up 73% of all internet traffic, which is why earlier today we announced Cloudflare Stream, an end to end video solution designed to bring instant video to
Cloudflare turns seven years old today. We launched on September 27, 2010. It was only a few days after our launch that we got our first request to support video streaming. Yet, until today, we'd avoided it. Why? Simply put: the video streaming market is screwed up. While there's a