Almost nine years ago, Cloudflare was a tiny company and I was a customer not an employee. Cloudflare had launched a month earlier and one day alerting told me that my little site, jgc.org, didn’t seem to have working DNS any more....
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July 02, 2019 3:50PM
Cloudflare outage caused by bad software deploy (updated)
Starting at 1342 UTC today we experienced a global outage across our network that resulted in visitors to Cloudflare-proxied domains being shown 502 errors (“Bad Gateway”). The cause of this outage was deployment of a single misconfigured rule within the Cloudflare Web Application Firewall (WAF)...
November 15, 2018 5:22PM
How a Nigerian ISP Accidentally Knocked Google Offline
Last Monday evening — 12 November 2018 — Google and a number of other services experienced a 74 minute outage. Incidents like this only serve to demonstrate just how much frailty is involved in how packets get from one point on the Internet to another....
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....
August 16, 2017 12:15AM
Power outage hits the island of Taiwan. Here’s what we learned.
At approximately 4:50pm local time (8:50am UTC) August 15, a major unexpected power outage hit the island of Taiwan with a significant amount of its power generation facilities going down....
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....