Cloudflare, a web security and performance provider has joined force with Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital library. The goal of the partnership is to make Cloudflare Always Online feature much better.
Internet Archive runs the Wayback machine which archives millions of web pages daily. To this date it has more than 468 billion web pages archived. While Cloudflare’s Always Online is a feature that enables website to show the last cached version of the webpage if the origin server is down.
Now, with this partnership, Cloudflare’s Always Online service will fetch the most recently archived version of a site from the Internet Archive. It will come in handy when the website is not cached in the Cloudflare’s server.
“The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine has an impressive infrastructure that can archive the web at scale,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder, and CEO of Cloudflare. “By working together, we can take another step toward making the Internet more resilient by stopping server issues for our customers and in turn from interrupting businesses and users online.”
Cloudflare’s customer now can easily upgrade to the new Always Online service with one click in the Cloudflare dashboard. This will allow the Wayback Machine to crawl and archive its website at regular intervals.
“Through our partnership with Cloudflare, we are learning about and archiving, web pages we might not have otherwise known about, and by integrating with Cloudflare’s Always Online service, archives of those pages are available to people trying to access them if they become unavailable via the live web,” said Mark Graham, Director of the Wayback Machine at the Internet Archive.