For about half the world (and about half of CloudFlare's data centers) it's already 2013. As our team (most of whom are in San Francisco) get ready to celebrate New Year's Eve, wanted to quickly look back on CloudFlare's 2012. Here are
Today, CloudFlare adds more than 250 customers every ~6 hours, but getting our first 250 took several months and a lot of faith. When we started working on CloudFlare, an employee at a major CDN company warned us that we had no idea all the crazy things people did with their websites.
A few weeks ago the Wall Street Journal named CloudFlare the most innovative Networking & Internet Technology of 2011. We were pretty flattered given that winners from other categories included IBM for Watson...
We crossed a milestone today: 312M people passed through CloudFlare's network in the last 30 days. That may seem like a strange number for a milestone, but it also happens to be the total population of the United States (the third most populous nation in the world).
About an hour ago we crossed 10 billion page views having been powered by CloudFlare over the last 30 days. That means more than 13% of worldwide Internet visitors passed through our network at least once in the last month.