ML Ops Platform at Cloudflare

ML Ops Platform at Cloudflare

We’ve been relying on ML and AI for our core services like Web Application Firewall (WAF) since the early days of Cloudflare. Through this journey, we’ve learned many lessons about running AI deployments at scale, and all the tooling and processes necessary. We recently launched Workers AI to help abstract a lot of that away … Read more

How we used OpenBMC to support AI inference on GPUs around the world

How we used OpenBMC to support AI inference on GPUs around the world

Cloudflare recently announced Workers AI, giving developers the ability to run serverless GPU-powered AI inference on Cloudflare’s global network. One key area of focus in enabling this across our network was updating our Baseboard Management Controllers (BMCs). The BMC is an embedded microprocessor that sits on most servers and is responsible for remote power management, … Read more

Latest copyright decision in Germany rejects blocking through global DNS resolvers

Latest copyright decision in Germany rejects blocking through global DNS resolvers

A recent decision from the Higher Regional Court of Cologne in Germany marked important progress for Cloudflare and the Internet in pushing back against misguided attempts to address online copyright infringement through the DNS system. In early November, the Court in Universal v. Cloudflare issued its decision rejecting a request to require public DNS resolvers … Read more

Cloudflare Gen 12 Server: Bigger, Better, Cooler in a 2U1N form factor

Cloudflare Gen 12 Server: Bigger, Better, Cooler in a 2U1N form factor

Two years ago, Cloudflare undertook a significant upgrade to our compute server hardware as we deployed our cutting-edge 11th Generation server fleet, based on AMD EPYC Milan x86 processors. It’s nearly time for another refresh to our x86 infrastructure, with deployment planned for 2024. This involves upgrading not only the processor itself, but many of … Read more

Cyber Week: Analyzing Internet traffic and e-commerce trends

Cyber Week: Analyzing Internet traffic and e-commerce trends

Throughout the year, special events lead to changes in Internet traffic. We observed this with Thanksgiving in the US last week, where traffic dipped, and during periods like Black Friday (November 24, 2023) and Cyber Monday (November 27, 2023), where traffic spiked. But how significant are these Cyber Week days on the Internet? Is it … Read more

Better debugging for Cloudflare Workers, now with breakpoints

Better debugging for Cloudflare Workers, now with breakpoints

As developers, we’ve all experienced times when our code doesn’t work like we expect it to. Whatever the root cause is, being able to quickly dive in, diagnose the problem, and ship a fix is invaluable. If you’re developing with Cloudflare Workers, we provide many tools to help you debug your applications; from your local … Read more

Steve Bray: Why I joined Cloudflare

Steve Bray: Why I joined Cloudflare

I am excited to announce that I joined Cloudflare last month as Head of Australia & New Zealand, to continue to build on Cloudflare’s success in the region through extending our valuable relationships with our customers and partners. My journey to Cloudflare I’ve been fortunate over my 25-year career in the IT industry to have … Read more

Cloudflare named a leader in Forrester Edge Development Platforms Wave, Q4 2023

Cloudflare named a leader in Forrester Edge Development Platforms Wave, Q4 2023

Forrester has recognized Cloudflare as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Edge Development Platforms, Q4 2023 with the top score in the current offering category. According to the report by Principal Analyst, Devin Dickerson, “Cloudflare’s edge development platform provides the building blocks enterprises need to create full stack distributed applications and enables developers to take … Read more

Do hackers eat turkey? And other Thanksgiving Internet trends

Do hackers eat turkey? And other Thanksgiving Internet trends

Thanksgiving is a tradition celebrated by millions of Americans across six time zones and 50 states, usually involving travel and bringing families together. This year, it was celebrated yesterday, on November 23, 2023. With the Internet so deeply enmeshed into our daily lives, anything that changes how so many people behave is going to also … Read more

Workers AI Update: Hello Mistral 7B

Workers AI Update: Hello Mistral 7B

Today we’re excited to announce that we’ve added the Mistral-7B-v0.1-instruct to Workers AI. Mistral 7B is a 7.3 billion parameter language model with a number of unique advantages. With some help from the founders of Mistral AI, we’ll look at some of the highlights of the Mistral 7B model, and use the opportunity to dive … Read more

2024, the year of elections

2024, the year of elections

2024 is a year of elections, with more than 70 elections scheduled in 40 countries around the world. One of the key pillars of democracy is trust. To that end, ensuring that the Internet is trusted, secure, reliable, and accessible for the public and those working in the election space is critical to any free … Read more