Posts by Martin J Levy

Curaçao and Djibouti - two new Cloudflare data centers located where undersea cables meet

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Cloudflare has just turned up two new datacenters (numbers 108 and 109). Both are around halfway between the Tropic of Cancer and the Equator. They are located continents-apart, yet share something very-much in common as both of these new data centers are deployed and associated with where undersea cables reach

NANOG - the art of running a network and discussing common operational issues

Published on by Martin J Levy.

The North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) is the loci of modern Internet innovation and the day-to-day cumulative network-operational knowledge of thousands and thousands of network engineers. NANOG itself is a non-profit membership organization; but you don’t need to be a member in order to attend the conference or

Not one, not two, but three undersea cables cut in Jersey

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Sometime before midnight Monday (UK local time) a ship dropped its anchor and broke, not one, not two, but three undersea cables serving the island of Jersey in the English Channel. Jersey is part of the Channel Islands along with Guernsey and some smaller islands. Image courtesy TeleGeography Submarine Cable

98.01% of sites on Cloudflare now use IPv6

Published on by Martin J Levy.

It's 2016 and almost every site using Cloudflare (more than 4 million of them) is using IPv6. Because of this, Cloudflare sees significant IPv6 traffic globally where networks have enabled IPv6 to the consumer. The top IPv6 networks are shown here. The chart shows the percentage of IPv6 within a

python-cloudflare

Published on by Martin J Levy.

Using the CloudFlare API via Python Very early on in the company’s history we decided that everything that CloudFlare does on behalf of its customer-base should be controllable via an API. In fact, when you login to the CloudFlare control panel, you’re really just making API calls to

CloudFlare launches new data centers in Oslo and Minneapolis

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Four thousand miles (6,400 kilometers) separate CloudFlare’s latest two data centers: Oslo (#75) and Minneapolis (#76). Oslo In Oslo, we have now built our third data center in Scandinavia. This joins our existing facilities in Stockholm and Copenhagen. With a data center in Norway, we recognize an important