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Welcome to Privacy & Compliance Week: Reflecting Values at Cloudflare’s Core

Tomorrow kicks off Cloudflare’s Privacy & Compliance Week. Over the course of the week, we’ll be announcing ways that our customers can use our service to ensure they are in compliance with an increasingly complicated set of rules and laws around the world.Early in Cloudflare’s history, when Michelle, Lee, and I were talking about the…

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Welcome to Privacy & Compliance Week

Tomorrow kicks off Cloudflare’s Privacy & Compliance Week. Over the course of the week, we’ll be announcing ways that our customers can use our service to ensure they are in compliance with an increasingly complicated set of rules and laws around the world.Early in Cloudflare’s history, when Michelle, Lee, and I were talking about the…

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An introduction to three-phase power and PDUs

Our fleet of over 200 locations comprises various generations of servers and routers. And with the ever changing landscape of services and computing demands, it’s imperative that we manage power in our data centers right. This blog is a brief Electrical Engineering 101 session going over specifically how power distribution units (PDU) work, along with…

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Diversity and The Digital Divide: Thoughts From Tech Leaders

Leaders from across the tech industry and beyond recently joined us for Cloudflare’s Birthday Week, helping us celebrate Cloudflare’s 10th birthday. Many of them touched on the importance of diversity and making the Internet accessible to everyone.Here are some of the highlights.On the value of soliciting feedbackSelina TobaccowalaChief Digital Officer at Openfit, Co-Founder of GixoFormer…

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Improving the Resiliency of Our Infrastructure DNS Zone

In this blog post we will discuss how we made our infrastructure DNS zone more reliable by using multiple primary nameservers to leverage our own DNS product running on our edge as well as a third-party DNS provider.Authoritative NameserversYou can think of an authoritative nameserver as the source of truth for the records of a…

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A Thanksgiving 2020 Reading List

While our colleagues in the US are celebrating Thanksgiving this week and taking a long weekend off, there is a lot going on at Cloudflare. The EMEA team is having a full day on CloudflareTV with a series of live shows celebrating #CloudflareCareersDay.So if you want to relax in an active and learning way this…

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ASICs at the Edge

At Cloudflare we pride ourselves in our global network that spans more than 200 cities in over 100 countries. To handle all the traffic passing through our network, there are multiple technologies at play. So let’s have a look at one of the cornerstones that makes all of this work… ASICs. No, not the running…

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A Byzantine failure in the real world

An analysis of the Cloudflare API availability incident on 2020-11-02When we review design documents at Cloudflare, we are always on the lookout for Single Points of Failure (SPOFs). Eliminating these is a necessary step in architecting a system you can be confident in. Ironically, when you’re designing a system with built-in redundancy, you spend most…

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