Showing posts with label Cloudflare. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cloudflare. Show all posts

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Cloudflare: CenturyLink/Level(3) outage led to 3.5% drop in global traffic

Beginning at 10:03 UTC, Cloudflare' traffic monitoring systems detected a significant disruption impacting leading network providers worldwide.

In a blog post, Cloudflare said a problem on the CenturyLink/Level(3) backbone led to "a 3.5% drop in global traffic during the outage, nearly all of which was due to a nearly complete outage of CenturyLink’s ISP service across the United States.

For its part, CenturyLink said its IP NOC detected a bad Flowspec rule that propagated throughout the network.

The issue took approximately four hours to fully resolve.

https://blog.cloudflare.com/analysis-of-todays-centurylink-level-3-outage/

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Cloudflare hits revenue of $99.7 million, up 48% year-over-year

Cloudflare reported Q2 revenue of $99.7 million, up 48% year-over-year. GAAP gross margin was 75.8%.  GAAP net loss was $26.1 million, compared to $19.7 million in the second quarter of 2019. Non-GAAP net loss was $9.6 million, compared to $18.6 million in the second quarter of 2019.

Cloudflare now covers 27 million Internet properties. The company has 2.8 million customers.

"We delivered a strong second quarter, with revenue growth up 48% year-over-year, and added a record number of both large and paying customers," said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO, Cloudflare. "It has been incredible to see the rate of innovation that has continued, and even accelerated, as we work remotely. We hired more new team members than any other quarter in our history, attracting more than 47,000 applicants in just three months. As others pull back, we're investing in our future, and the services our customers depend on for a fast, reliable, and secure Internet during these challenging times."


Tuesday, August 4, 2020

PacketFabric launches Cloudflare Network Interconnect

PacketFabric has begun offering Cloudflare Network Interconnect through its Network as a Service (NaaS) Marketplace. This provides a private pathway to Cloudflare DDoS Protection and Cloudflare Magic Transit; a dedicated on-ramp to Internet acceleration and optimization via Cloudflare Argo; private access to corporate applications; and a secure origin for Cloudflare’s CDN.

PacketFabric’s SDN platform is a private Layer 2 NaaS that delivers instant and secure connectivity at speeds from 50Mbps to multi-100Gbps.

At launch, PacketFabric will interconnect with the Cloudflare Network Interconnect in 15 North American and APAC markets. Additional North American and international markets are planned to be launched throughout 2020 and 2021.

"Our customers can now connect to Cloudflare via a private, secure, and dedicated connection through the PacketFabric Marketplace," said Dave Ward, PacketFabric CEO. "PacketFabric is proud to be a launch partner of Cloudflare Network Interconnect. Our large U.S. footprint provides the reach and density to further benefit Cloudflare’s enterprise customers."

“At Cloudflare, we are constantly looking for ways to improve the security, performance, and reliability of our customers' networks and teams. By partnering with PacketFabric, we are providing an additional path for our customers to access our services in the location of their choice using the method they prefer. Secure, private, reliable, and efficient software-defined network connectivity between Cloudflare's edge and our customers is another way we are helping to build a better Internet,” said John Graham-Cumming, Chief Technology Officer of Cloudflare.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Cloudflare outage blamed on router config error

On Friday, 17-July-2020 Cloudflare suffered a major outage in several geographies, impacting websites across the world. The company provides DNS, DDoS mitigation, and content delivery network (CDN) services.

The outage last 27 minutes and Cloudflare saw a 50% drop in traffic across its network.

Cloudflare blamed the outage on a router configuration error by its network engineering team. The error caused all traffic across the Cloudflare backbone to be sent to Atlanta, quickly overwhelming the Atlanta router and causing Cloudflare network locations connected to the backbone to fail.

The affected locations were San Jose, Dallas, Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, DC, Richmond, Newark, Atlanta, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, Stockholm, Moscow, St. Petersburg, São Paulo, Curitiba, and Porto Alegre.

Details are posted here:

https://blog.cloudflare.com/cloudflare-outage-on-july-17-2020/

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Cloudflare expands Bandwidth Alliance with Alibaba Cloud

Cloudflare has expanded the Bandwidth Alliance by partnering with Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group.

The Bandwidth Alliance, launched in September 2018, is a group of forward-thinking cloud and networking companies that are committed to discounting or waiving data transfer fees (also known as bandwidth fees) for shared customers. The Bandwidth Alliance now includes 20 partners, all committed to providing the most performant and cost-efficient experience for mutual customers.

“We launched the Bandwidth Alliance to give our customers a faster, more secure, and more reliable Internet, without the awful fees that have historically bogged them down,” said Arjunan Rajeswaran, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Cloudflare. “Alibaba Cloud has built an impressive business that considers its customers first, and together, we will give our joint customers the best Internet experience possible.”

By joining the Bandwidth Alliance, customers using both Alibaba Cloud Object Storage, and Cloudflare products, will have their data egress fees waived outside mainland China if OSS products are purchased from alibabacloud.com.

"In addition to waiving the egress fee, Alibaba Cloud will also waive up to 100 million API requests, and 10TB image processing fees for all customers in regions outside of China after joining the Bandwidth Alliance,” said Alex Chen, Alibaba Cloud Senior Director of Product Management. “Alibaba Cloud’s initiative of the elimination of ‘request fees’ is an industry game changer. The combined solution will pass on massive savings to our customers, and at the same time, eliminate complexity in managing storage cost.”


Cloudflare adds Tencent to Bandwidth Alliance to reduce transfer fees

Cloudflare has added Tencent Cloud to its Bandwidth Alliance program.

Now, joint customers of Cloudflare and Tencent Cloud will pay zero data transfer fees for all traffic between their networks outside of China. Cloudflare has long had an international presence, with co-location facilities in more than 180 cities across more than 80 countries, including China.

“People everywhere want faster, more secure, and more reliable Internet,” said Cloudflare co-founder and CEO, Matthew Prince. “In working with Tencent, and other partners, we are better positioned to address the numerous challenges that are faced by enterprises as they expand internationally, to help users everywhere experience the best Internet possible.”

In September 2018, Cloudflare announced the Bandwidth Alliance, a group of forward-thinking cloud and networking companies that are committed to discounting or waiving data transfer fees (also known as bandwidth fees) for shared customers. The Bandwidth Alliance was launched with 10 partners, all committed to providing the most performant and cost-efficient experience for mutual customers, and has now nearly doubled to 18 partners. Tencent Cloud is a division of Tencent Holdings Limited, one of the world’s largest Internet services providers.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Cloudflare prices IPO at $15 per share.

San Francisco-based Cloudflare announced the pricing of its initial public offering of its Class A common stock at a price to the public of $15 per share.

Cloudflare is offering 35,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock, plus up to an additional 5,250,000 shares that the underwriters have the option to purchase at the initial public offering price less underwriting discounts. The shares are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on September 13, 2019 under the ticker symbol “NET”.

The sale is expected to raise $525 million for the company.

http://www.cloudflare.com

Monday, June 24, 2019

Cloudflare adds Tencent to Bandwidth Alliance to reduce transfer fees

Cloudflare has added Tencent Cloud to its Bandwidth Alliance program.

Now, joint customers of Cloudflare and Tencent Cloud will pay zero data transfer fees for all traffic between their networks outside of China. Cloudflare has long had an international presence, with co-location facilities in more than 180 cities across more than 80 countries, including China.

“People everywhere want faster, more secure, and more reliable Internet,” said Cloudflare co-founder and CEO, Matthew Prince. “In working with Tencent, and other partners, we are better positioned to address the numerous challenges that are faced by enterprises as they expand internationally, to help users everywhere experience the best Internet possible.”

In September 2018, Cloudflare announced the Bandwidth Alliance, a group of forward-thinking cloud and networking companies that are committed to discounting or waiving data transfer fees (also known as bandwidth fees) for shared customers. The Bandwidth Alliance was launched with 10 partners, all committed to providing the most performant and cost-efficient experience for mutual customers, and has now nearly doubled to 18 partners. Tencent Cloud is a division of Tencent Holdings Limited, one of the world’s largest Internet services providers.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Cloudflare Raises $110 Million for Website Supercharging

Cloudflare, a start-up based in San Francisco, announced $110 million in funding from Microsoft, Google, Baidu, Qualcomm and Fidelity.

Cloudflare offers website supercharging services, including a CDN, content optimization tools, DNS, DDoS protection and analytics.

The company said it is now delivering nearly 1 trillion page views each month across 4 million Internet properties.

https://www.cloudflare.com