August 13, 2019 1:00PM
Magic Transit: Network functions at Cloudflare scale
Speed & Reliability
Today we announced Cloudflare Magic Transit, which makes Cloudflare’s network available to any IP traffic on the Internet. Up until now, Cloudflare has primarily operated proxy services: our servers terminate HTTP, TCP, and UDP sessions...
July 11, 2019 1:03PM
The Network is the Computer: A Conversation with John Gage
To learn more about the origins of “The Network is the Computer,” I spoke with John Gage, the creator of the phrase and the 21st employee of Sun Microsystems. John had a key role in shaping the vision of Sun and had a lot to share about his vision for the future....
July 11, 2019 1:02PM
The Network is the Computer: A Conversation with Ray Rothrock
Last week I spoke with Ray Rothrock, former Director of CAD/CAM Marketing at Sun Microsystems, to discuss his time at Sun and how the Internet has evolved. In this conversation, Ray discusses the importance of trust as a principle, the growth of Sun in sales and marketing...
July 11, 2019 1:01PM
The Network is the Computer: A Conversation with Greg Papadopoulos
I spoke with Greg Papadopoulos, former CTO of Sun Microsystems, to discuss the origins and meaning of “The Network is the Computer,” as well as Cloudflare’s role in the evolution of the phrase. Listen to our conversation and read the transcript....
July 11, 2019 1:00PM
The Network is the Computer
We recently registered the trademark for “The Network is the Computer,” to encompass how Cloudflare is utilizing its network to pave the way for the future of the Internet. The phrase was first coined in 1984 by John Gage, the 21st employee of Sun Microsystems,...
October 30, 2018 7:00AM
Lagos, Nigeria - Cloudflare’s 155th city
At just shy of 200 million, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa (Ethiopia is second and Egypt is third). That’s a lot of people to communicate with the world - and communicate they all do!...
October 22, 2018 12:27PM
Cloudflare Peering Portal - Beta
Speed & Reliability
Cloudflare launches Peering Portal - Beta to allow network operators and hosting providers to explore transit savings, performance benefits and traffic Management opportunities for peering with Cloudflare or hosting a node...
October 10, 2018 3:17PM
A Tour Inside Cloudflare's G9 Servers
Speed & Reliability
This is about our latest generation G9 server. From a G4 server comprising of 12 Intel Sandybridge CPU cores, our G9 server has 192 Intel Skylake CPU cores ready to handle today’s load across Cloudflare’s network....
October 02, 2018 11:59PM
Whenever you get into a conversation about exotic travel or ponder visiting the four corners of the globe, inevitably you end up discussing Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia....
August 19, 2018 5:00PM
African traffic growth and predictions for the future
Looking back at our historical data, we realized how much the Internet and Cloudflare grew. With more than 150 data centers, 10 percent of web-based applications, customers everywhere around the world, from the tiny islands in the Pacific to the big metropolises....
April 10, 2018 4:00PM
Fixing reachability to 184.108.40.206, GLOBALLY!
Recently we announced our fast, privacy-centric DNS resolver 220.127.116.11, supported by our global network. As you can see 18.104.22.168 is very easy to remember, which is both a blessing and a curse....
September 07, 2017 8:58PM
The Story of Two Outages
Over the last two days, Cloudflare observed two events that had effects on global Internet traffic levels. Cloudflare handles approximately 10% of all Internet requests, so we have significant visibility into traffic from countries and networks across the world....
June 07, 2017 12:47PM
How we built rate limiting capable of scaling to millions of domains
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....
November 30, 2016 1:00AM
Not one, not two, but three undersea cables cut in Jersey
Sometime before midnight Monday (UK local time) a ship dropped its anchor and broke, not one, not two, but three undersea cables serving the island of Jersey in the English Channel....
August 18, 2016 1:01PM
The Cuban CDN
On a recent trip to Cuba I brought with me a smartphone and hoped to get Internet access either via WiFi or 3G. I managed that (at a price) but also saw for myself how Cubans get access to an alternate Internet delivered by sneakernet....