Thursday, 26 May 2011
With 3.5 Billion Page Views A Month, CloudFlare?s Speed And Security Hit Your Apps
Speed and security are essential for the success of any website, so a free service that supercharges your site and pr Speed and security are essential for the success of any website, so a free service that supercharges your site and protects it from those many web-born threats? Priceless. This is why CloudFlare was a runner-up at Disrupt SF last year, because it is attempting to bring speedy load times to the average site owner. Though CloudFlare may not be the sexiest business in the world, it's a service confronting a real problem, and for that very reason, nearly 12 percent of the Internet?s users (approximately 125 million unique monthly visitors) passed through CloudFlare's network since its launch in September, according to CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince. CloudFlare, he continued, has been providing a 40 percent performance boost on average, and has stopped nearly 1 billion attacks launched against its users? websites. Though the CEO did not specify what kind of attacks these are, the statistics (including 3.5 billion page views per month) are impressive nonetheless.