December 28, 2017 6:22PM
How "expensive" is crypto anyway?
Speed & Reliability
I wouldn’t be surprised if the title of this post attracts some Bitcoin aficionados, but if you are such, I want to disappoint you. For me crypto means cryptography, not cybermoney, and the price we pay for it is measured in CPU cycles, not USD....
December 11, 2017 2:00PM
The end of the road for Server: cloudflare-nginx
Six years ago when I joined Cloudflare the company had a capital F, about 20 employees, and a software stack that was mostly NGINX, PHP and PowerDNS (there was even a little Apache)....
December 07, 2017 2:00PM
CAA of the Wild: Supporting a New Standard
One thing we take pride in at Cloudflare is embracing new protocols and standards that help make the Internet faster and safer. Sometimes this means that we’ll launch support for experimental features or standards still under active development, as we did with TLS 1.3....
December 06, 2017 2:00PM
Make SSL boring again
It may (or may not!) come as surprise, but a few months ago we migrated Cloudflare’s edge SSL connection termination stack to use BoringSSL: Google's crypto and SSL implementation that started as a fork of OpenSSL....
November 10, 2017 11:06AM
On the dangers of Intel's frequency scaling
While I was writing the post comparing the new Qualcomm server chip, Centriq, to our current stock of Intel Skylake-based Xeons, I noticed a disturbing phenomena....
November 08, 2017 8:03PM
ARM Takes Wing: Qualcomm vs. Intel CPU comparison
One of the nicer perks I have here at Cloudflare is access to the latest hardware, long before it even reaches the market. Until recently I mostly played with Intel hardware....