Latest Content Delivery Network (CDN) publications

CloudFlare wants Tor to change or risk roadblocks

Content delivery network provider CloudFlare has asked to work with the Tor Project to implement solutions that will allow users of the anonymity-providing web browser to avoid blocks, CAPTCHAs and a growing list of other impediments which seem to be signalling a war between Tor users and regular network traffic. The California based company, which… Read More

IXPs fundamental in achieving safe and reliable net-neutrality

German internet pioneer and entrepreneur Harald A. Summa, CEO at carrier and data centre-neutral internet exchange point (IXP) DE-CIX, discusses the development of the technology and explains its regional differences… The importance of IXPs in networking The internet is not a single network as such, but consists of nearly 55,000 autonomous networks. An internet exchange… Read More

Google teams with CDN providers to speed up rich media access

Google is planning to join a group of Content Delivery Network (CDN) providers in a new initiative called CDN Interconnect, through which it hopes to reduce costs and boost rich content distribution speeds for its cloud customers. The search giant has so far teamed up with four CDN firms including CloudFlare, Highwinds, Fastly and Level… Read More

Pirate Bay and other torrent sites inadvertently unblocked by secure CDN CloudFlare

Torrent-related sites which the UK government ordered major ISPs to ban – including The Pirate Bay – seem to have become available to consumers again due to the sites’ use of the CloudFlare caching service. TorrentFreak spotted the return of file-sharing Torrent sites – such as Rarbg.com, Torrentz.eu and Isohunt.to – from the purgatory enforced… Read More

NTT opens Shanghai data centre

NTT Communications, a subsidiary group of the Japanese telecom giant, has opened its third data centre in Shanghai this week. Located in the Pudong Development Zone of China’s largest city, the purpose-built facility provides 2,600 sq.m of raised floor space, room to accommodate approximately 1,000 racks. The carrier-neutral centre is operated by Nexcenter and the company… Read More