I am trying to understand something here and I’ve failed so far.
I’ve read many times, that Cloudflare didn’t work exactly as other regular CDN services.
To my understanding Cloudflare is a distributed caching reverse-proxy. How are other CDNs exactly different from Cloudflare?
Even the CEO of Cloudflare said in 2012 in this quora post that “Our system works somewhat like a content delivery network (CDN)”.
…“somewhat like a CDN”, well what is the actual technical difference then?