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Sebastian Adlercreutz
Real User
COO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
May 22 2017

What is most valuable?

The API gives us the ability to remote control our DNS settings. With many platforms, such as PF-Sense integrating with… more»

How has it helped my organization?

CloudFlare made it easier for us to manage our client’s DNS. With their outstanding UI, we have been able to reduce human… more»

What needs improvement?

* We need templates and profiles badly for the whole setup and multi-user support with rights management. * They need to… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We don’t have advice, since we mostly rely on their free services such as DNS hosting. In general, their pricing is fair… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We had many previous solutions and that’s why we switched.

What other advice do I have?

* Never put your eggs in one basket. Make sure that you have a contingency plan for DNS. * Make sure that you can rapidly… more»
Ryan Pellette
Consultant
Product Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 18 2019

What is most valuable?

The dashboard is very well thought out, giving useful information and providing easy access to useful functionality I… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Cloudflare has made management of my website much easier by combining various functions in one platform without… more»

What needs improvement?

This is a very minor thing since I can't think of many ways for them to improve: It looks like they don't support as many… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Cost for all services I have researched in Cloudflare is straightforward, and they don't include hidden fees. I'm not a… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I switched to Cloudflare from GoDaddy because Cloudflare promoted "at cost" domains.

What other advice do I have?

I encourage anyone interested in holistic internet service delivery solutions to check out Cloudflare. They have nice… more»
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BrahmanggiAditya
Real User
Technical Engineer at a tech services company
Apr 15 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of Cloudflare is that it has a free version. They give us the free version with the anti-DDoS features and also the load… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Cloudflare improved my organization because my servers used to have a lot of traffic. We put it on the public settings and now it's quite nice… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We are still using the free version of Cloudflare. It is a yearly based plan.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used a previous combination of CloudFlare and a manual router with a load balancer. The solution that would be most comparable with CloudFlare… more»

What other advice do I have?

In my experience, Cloudflare is a great solution. If they improve on the placement of their data centers, it would be better. I'm living in a… more»
Tch32Dr8392
Real User
Technical Director at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Apr 15 2018

What is most valuable?

Convenient Ease of deployment

How has it helped my organization?

Provides peace of mind. We do not have to do things over and over, or double check their work, or worry about what could have happened due to a… more»

What needs improvement?

I think the APIs are a little bit hard for us to work with. The APIs could be more open so that we could integrate better with our SolarWinds or… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I think the pricing is competitive. I think as far as licensing is concerned it's pretty straightforward because it's based on domain. It's just… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice would be to review exactly what you need and talk to different people to understand the potential advantages and pitfalls of implementing… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Senior Dev Ops Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 18 2018

What is most valuable?

Centralized, full-featured DNS.

How has it helped my organization?

I have not used it at my current organization, but in the past I have used it to bring enterprise-grade features to my… more»

What needs improvement?

Sometimes their more advanced caching tools can cause higher first-byte times and problems with JavaScript. They also lack… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

You can get a lot out of the lower accounts.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have used a couple of different solutions like Incapsula, CloudFront, and Akamai, but for different projects, not before… more»

What other advice do I have?

This product is good for simple things, but you may need other tools for more fine-grained control of specific portions.
Marshall Malone
Real User
Senior SEO Strategist at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
Apr 15 2018

What is most valuable?

The simplicity of the overall dashboard makes it a great product for a user like me who has less understanding of the internet than a developer or other more technical people. It… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I manage these websites independently within my organization and, with exception of a third-party vendor, I am the only one that has access to our Cloudflare account. It helps me… more»

What needs improvement?

I will say, in the years I have used Cloudflare, one thing I love is the constant improvements and developments being made. One area of improvement is in the Access Rules… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Cloudflare a nine out of 10. I haven’t used any other solutions that might compete with Cloudflare, so I am a bit biased, but for ease of use, features, and cost… more»
Shane LeBlanc
Real User
IT Service Manager at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Sep 05 2018

What is most valuable?

* DNS * Round robin DNS * Load balancing * DDOS protection to protect us from botnets and attackers, as we are hosting sites in-house.

How has it helped my organization?

Cloudflare allows us to self-host services such as Rocket.Chat and Node-RED, in high-availability mode, thanks to round robin DNS which allows us to share one hostname between our two… more»

What needs improvement?

Cloudflare is one service that has been absent of any frustration when setting up or using. Perhaps I would ask that they improve the Free plan and allow us to use it with any TLD… more»

What other advice do I have?

I'd rate it a 10 out of 10. There is no service as mature as Cloudflare that is also as easy to use, reliable, and hosted from excellent infrastructure.
sumodirjo
Real User
Senior Site Infrastructure Engineer at Kurungsiku
Jun 30 2017

What do you think of Cloudflare?

What is most valuable?

- DNS Management - CDN - Page rules

How has it helped my organization?

- Easier DNS management via API - Easier http to https redirect using page rules

What needs improvement?

Several features that I think is essential is not available in the free and business package. One of them is multi users. Multi users and multi API key is important for organizations in any size.

For how long have I used the solution?

2-3 years

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup is straightforward and guided by Cloudflare. NS changes for new site is easy. For existing NS migrated to Cloudflare, user must recheck current DNS records to ensure all records already available in Cloudflare.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

So far I use…

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