Cloudflare Makes R2 Storage Available to All; Provides Developers Easy and Scalable Storage Without the Egress Fees
Now generally available for developers looking to focus on innovation rather than worrying about the cost of storing and accessing data
“Egress fees are nothing but a tax on developers, stifling innovation and creativity. We are redefining the standard of how developers work with object storage, allowing them to focus on innovation, rather than the costs of accessing their data. That is why R2 Storage will never have egress fees,” said
In order to build websites and applications, developers need a place to store large amounts of unstructured data, photos, videos, and graphics that is quickly and easily accessible. However, many cloud providers today charge increasingly egregious bandwidth pricing for developers to access their data, resulting in unnecessarily expensive cloud storage, vendor lock-in, and an inability for developers to easily use the data they have stored. Cloudflare R2 Storage frees developers from this vendor lock-in with automatic migration of data from S3-compatible services to Cloudflare’s highly performant, object store—minus the egress fees.
“The egress fees we were paying our existing storage provider to retrieve our own content had slowly increased to over six figures a year, and so we were looking for a way to reduce costs,” said
Since launching the R2 Storage service as an open beta eight weeks ago, more than 11,000 developers have an active account with R2 Storage. With the global general availability of R2, developers are free to focus on innovation instead of worrying about the costs of storing their data, and can:
Slash their cloud provider egress and storage bills: Cloudflare’s goal is to make R2 Storage the least expensive option for performant object storage, no matter the scale. That's why
Cloudflareis on a mission to eliminate egress fees, deliver object storage that is at least 10% cheaper than S3 Standard, and make infrequent access completely free for customers.
Take advantage of the performance of object storage built with Cloudflare’s global network: By leveraging
Cloudflare Workersand Durable Objects, R2 Storage provides low latency, high throughput storage for the most demanding applications.
Unlock the power and scale of
Cloudflare Workerswithin their applications: R2 Storage is fully integrated with the Cloudflare Workersruntime, making building data pipelines and manipulating objects incredibly easy.
- Access data efficiently from anywhere: Cloudflare’s global network spans over 275 cities in more than 100 countries, so R2 Storage allows developers to quickly and easily reach global audiences without provisioning data centers around the world.
Integrate R2 Storage across Cloudflare’s product portfolio: Working with other
Cloudflareproducts like Access or Cache, developers can seamlessly plug in R2 Storage across their entire Cloudflareenvironment.
- Seamlessly fit R2 Storage into existing workflows: With an S3-compatible API and Workers APIs, developers can easily migrate data out of S3 or use the power of Cloudflare’s global network. Now, developers can work in whatever way is easiest for them to minimize the barrier of using R2 Storage.
For more information on how to get started with Cloudflare R2 Storage check out the information below:
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