Cloudflare Outage: A Case for Better CDN Reliability

This year is quickly becoming a treasure trove for lessons in incident detection and resolution. Over the last few months, multiple outages have brought the internet to the brink of chaos, exposing the vulnerabilities inherent in the current digital architecture. Catchpoint detected another Cloudflare outage yesterday, July 2, 2019. The…

CDN Caching Caution

Cash may be king in the real world, but cache is king in the world of the internet. From DNS record TTLs, to HTTP Max-age headers, caching at different levels makes the internet faster and our lives easier. One technology which has contributed extensively over the years in improving web performance is…