Cloudflare turns 8 this week and has been announcing new initiatives every day. One of those was the Bandwidth Alliance to reduce transfer costs between the providers at the center of the modern internet. Today, Backblaze announced their partnership to reduce transfer between their object storage platform (B2) and Cloudflare to zero.
Today we are announcing that beginning immediately, Backblaze B2 customers will be able to download data stored in B2 to Cloudflare for zero transfer fees. This happens automatically once Cloudflare is configured to distribute your B2 files. This means that Backblaze B2 can now be used as an origin store for the Cloudflare CDN and edge network, providing customers enhanced performance and access to their content stored on B2. The result is that customers can save up to 75% on storage versus Amazon S3 to store their content in the cloud and deliver it worldwide. The zero B2 transfer fees are available to all Cloudflare customers using any plan.