How we built rate limiting capable of scaling to millions of domains

Published on by Julien Desgats.

Back in April we announced Rate Limiting of requests for every Cloudflare customer. Being able to rate limit at the edge of the network has many advantages: it’s easier for customers to set up and operate, their origin servers are not bothered by excessive traffic or layer 7 attacks,

Ben Fathi: Why I Joined CloudFlare

Published on by Ben Fathi.

I’m sure some of you are scratching your head right about now wondering why I would join an Internet security and optimization company. But, Ben, this is not even close to your passion: operating systems. I had the same reaction when I first saw the CloudFlare website. I wasn’