What do you do when you’d rather not buy a server from Dell or HP? If you’re CloudFlare, the answer is to go directly to the ODMs (original design manufacturers) and purchase servers straight from the source. CEO Matthew Prince told Wired that CloudFlare is even considering moving to some “white-box” servers, which would allow the company to install their own software directly to the servers, which would allow it to beef up website security.

[Source: Wired]