New Sponsor: Cloudflare

Why Cloudflare?

Cloudflare is a clear leader[1][2][3] when it comes to DDoS protection, WAF, Edge services and computing. Cloudflare also has the clear advantage of being the only provider with unmetered* bandwidth and a decent free plan.

We’ve been using Cloudflare for the past 6 months and have been able to reduce our infrastructure costs by more than 90%.

What is this sponsor?

Cloudflare offers a fairly standard sponsorship for non-profit open source projects that consist in giving the project free access to their Pro tier in exchange for a link to their website on our front page.

Why do we need the Pro tier?

Between others:

  • Truly unmetered bandwidth
  • More rules
  • Cloudflare Polish and Mirage
  • Edge analytics
  • Cache analytics
  • Unlimited cache purges
  • Raised API limits
  • Custom error pages

What about the recent drama?

While we acknowledge the recent drama surrounding Cloudflare, they are a company hard to do without. Even though they had a problematic first approach, we also have to recognize that the issue is now resolved. We believe that despite those issues, the massive benefits brought by Cloudflare still make it a sponsor worth considering.

What is this thread for?

We want to hear your opinion, according to our process defined by RFC 61.


Voicing my support for this :slight_smile:

I support this. Despite the fact that they have had their share of controversies in the past, I think it’s hard to argue against the products they offer. Infrastructure benefits from economies of scale that only large corporations can really offer, and as large corporations go I think Cloudflare is doing quite well. I also think that providing services at a fair and competitive price is one of the most important guidelines, and Cloudflare certainly meets that criteria.

(sorry, couldn’t resist)

This thread has had 115 views so far with no clear opposition.

I’ve reached out to Cloudflare.

they kicked off kiwifarms, very wholesome

Cloudflare has accepted our sponsorship request.