KYOTO TYCOON SECURE REPLICATION

Kyoto Tycoon is a distributed key-value store written by FAL Labs, and it is used extensively at CloudFlare. Like many popular key-value stores, Kyoto Tycoon uses timestamp-based replication to ensure eventual consistency and guarantee ordering. Kyoto Tycoon is an open source project, and in the spirit of the holidays, we’re contributing our internal changes back to […]

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IMPROVING PICOHTTPPARSER FURTHER WITH AVX2

Vlad Krasnov recently joined CloudFlare to work on low level optimization of CloudFlare’s servers. This is the first of a number of blog posts that will include code he’s optimized and open sourced. In a recent post, Kazuho’s Weblog describes an improvement to PicoHTTPParser. This improvement utilizes the SSE4.2 instruction PCMPESTRI in order to find the delimiters in a HTTP […]

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LIMA, PERU: CLOUDFLARE’S 29TH DATA CENTER

Just when you thought we’d reached the end, CloudFlare’s Latin America data center expansion continues. Hot on the heels of our recent expansion into Santiago, São Paulo, and Medellin, this holiday season commences in Lima with our 29th data center globally, and our fourth in Latin America. Latin America is the fastest growing source of traffic to CloudFlare’s […]

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MIGRATING TO THE GHOST BLOGGING PLATFORM

For those of you that follow the CloudFlare blog, you’ll know that we try to be prolific. We have industry leaders like Matthew Prince, John Graham-Cumming, Nick Sullivan, and others publishing pieces weekly from the front lines of internet performance and security. We’re also big fans of open source software, which is used in almost everything we do. […]

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CLOUDFLARE AND SHA-1 CERTIFICATES

At CloudFlare, we’re dedicated to ensuring sites are not only secure, but also available to the widest audience. In the coming months, both Google’s Chrome browser and Mozilla’s Firefox browser are changing their policy with respect to certain web site certificates. We are aware of these changes, and we have modified our SSL offerings to […]

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