October 31, 2013 1:36PM
Over the weekend, I happened by a pumpkin carving contest in Monterey. One of the winning pumpkins was a low-relief scene of a pirate ship. The hull was created by carving the pumpkin in the traditional way....
September 27, 2013 4:15AM
CloudFlare: Happy 3rd Birthday
Life @ Cloudflare
Today is CloudFlare's birthday. We opened to the public exactly three years ago today, September 27, 2010. In those three years we've grown to power more than 1.5 million websites and sit in front of more than 4% of all web requests....
August 09, 2013 11:00AM
Cloudflare and Free Speech
Freedom of Speech
This question assumes the answer. A website is speech. It is not a bomb. There is no imminent danger it creates and no provider has an affirmative obligation to monitor and make determinations about the theoretically harmful nature of speech a site may contain....
August 06, 2013 2:40PM
What's the story behind the names of CloudFlare's name servers?
We're going to do a series of blog posts about some of the inner workings of CloudFlare. One of the questions we get often is what the names of our name servers mean. Here's the story....
April 28, 2013 8:28PM
Cribs: CloudFlare London Edition
Life @ Cloudflare
CloudFlare's first international office opened this month near St. Paul's Cathedral in London. We decided to open this office for two major reasons: to get access to high quality software engineering, network operations and tech support folks, and to expand our 24/7 operations and support....
February 14, 2013 1:29AM
When the Bad Guys Name Malware After You, You Know You're Doing Something Right
I'm Under Attack Mode
CloudFlare's I'm Under Attack Mode (IUAM) is elegantly simple. When a site is under an application layer (Layer 7) distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, the mode will return a challenge page to a visitor....
January 17, 2013 5:54PM
CloudFlare Heading to Parallels Summit 2013
CloudFlare is heading to Parallels Summit in Las Vegas on Monday, February 4th to Wednesday, February 6th. We look forward to meeting and reconnecting with service providers and providing complimentary limo rides between the airport and the Caesars Palace hotel....
January 11, 2013 2:27AM
Today's System-Wide Upgrade
Today from 21:00 - 23:00 UTC CloudFlare scheduled a maintenance window. During that time, CloudFlare's interface was offline. While it was only two hours of time (and we finished a bit early, at 22:16 UTC) what went on during that window had been in the works for several months....
January 01, 2013 2:14AM
CloudFlare's 2012: Happy New Year!
Save The Web
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....
November 02, 2012 8:19PM
CloudFlare's Global Reach
Speed & Reliability
CloudFlare is based in San Francisco, California, USA but we serve a global audience. Every minute of every day we send and receive traffic from nearly all of the world's networks....
September 27, 2012 7:55PM
Happy Second Birthday CloudFlare!
Michelle, Lee and I started working on CloudFlare back in early 2009. It took about a year and a half for us to fully bake the idea, hire a team, write the code, build the start of a network, sign up beta customers to kick the tires, and then finally release CloudFlare to the public....
September 10, 2012 3:35PM
What It's Like to Launch at TechCrunch Disrupt
CloudFlare launched almost exactly 2 years ago at the first TechCrunch Disrupt SF. It was an incredible experience for us and we owe a significant amount of our success to the stage Disrupt provided us....
April 09, 2012 11:03PM
Non-Latin/UTF8 International Domains (IDNs) Now Fully Supported
One of the strangest questions I get when talking about CloudFlare is: "How are you ever going to expand your customer base beyond Silicon Valley?"...
March 31, 2012 6:48PM
Check out CloudFlare's New UI
CloudFlare has been beta testing a new account interface for several months with many of our followers on Facebook and Twitter. This week, we rolled out the new interface to all CloudFlare users....
March 20, 2012 9:56PM
The CloudFlare Story
Life @ Cloudflare
We are frequently asked by customers, media, friends and peers the story of how CloudFlare started. Next week, CloudFlare co-founders Matthew Prince, Michelle Zatlyn, and Lee Holloway will tell this story first hand at the Harvard Club of San Francisco's Founders Series....