Cloudflare makes R2 storage available to everyone, giving developers simple and scalable storage with no egress fees


Cloudflare, Inc. (NYSE: NET), the security, performance and reliability company helping to build a better Internet, today announced that Cloudflare R2 Storage, the distributed object storage that eliminates the cost of egress, is now generally available is. Cloudflare’s R2 storage gives developers a better way to store and access everything they need. Whether it’s storage for large media files, logs, or web content delivery, Cloudflare R2 offers flexibility with no egress fees. R2 offers developers both an S3-compatible API that enables seamless migration and powerful integration with Cloudflare Workers, Cloudflare’s highly scalable serverless computing platform. Developers can focus on innovation – building the applications and websites they need – without worrying about the cost of data storage and vendor lock-in.

“Egress fees are nothing more than a tax imposed on developers that stifles innovation and creativity. We’re redefining how developers work with object storage, enabling them to focus on innovation rather than the cost of accessing their data. For this reason, R2 storage will never be subject to egress fees,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “Cloudflare is dedicated to helping build a better internet. That means we’re focused on making the internet faster, safer and more affordable for everyone. We were blown away by the initial interest in R2 memory. We encourage any developer who wants a better way of storage to sign up and switch to R2 today.”

When creating websites and applications, developers need a place where they can store large amounts of unstructured data, photos, videos and graphics that can be accessed quickly and easily. However, many cloud providers today are increasingly charging developers for outrageous bandwidth fees to access their data, resulting in unnecessarily expensive cloud storage and vendor lock-in, and making it impossible for developers to easily use the stored data. Cloudflare R2 Storage frees developers from that vendor lock-in—and egress fees—by automatically migrating data from S3-compatible services to Cloudflare’s high-performance object storage.

“The egress fees we paid our existing storage providers to retrieve our own content had slowly increased to over six figures per year. So we looked for a way to reduce costs,” said Adam Gamble, CTO of Vecteezy, a popular design community and resource for high-quality graphics. “We were excited to participate in the beta phase for our R2 memory and cache reserve to see what our cost savings could be. Thanks to the S3-compatible API, minimal changes were required for our internal tools to work with the data stored in R2.”

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Since the launch of the R2 Storage service as an open beta eight weeks ago, over 11,000 developers have created an active account with R2 Storage. The global general availability of R2 allows developers to focus on innovation instead of worrying about the cost of storing their data. You can:

  • reduce their cloud providers bills for egress fees and storage: Cloudflare’s goal is to make R2 Storage the most cost-effective option for high-performance object storage, regardless of size. That’s why Cloudfare is determined to eliminate egress fees, provide object storage that’s at least 10% cheaper than S3 Standard, and make occasional access completely free for the customer.
  • Benefit from the power of object storage built with Cloudflare’s global network: Leveraging Cloudflare Workers and Durable Objects, R2 Storage provides low latency and high throughput storage for the most demanding applications.
  • Take full advantage of the power and scale of Cloudflare Workers in their applications: R2 Storage is fully integrated with the Cloudflare Workers runtime, making creating data pipelines and manipulating objects incredibly easy.
  • Access data efficiently from anywhere: Cloudflare’s global network spans 275 cities in more than 100 countries. That’s why developers can use R2 storage to quickly and easily reach a global audience without having to deploy data centers around the world.
  • Integrate R2 Storage across Cloudflare’s product portfolio: Developers working with other Cloudflare products such as Access or Cache can seamlessly integrate R2 Storage throughout their Cloudflare environment.
  • seamlessly integrate R2 storage into existing workflows: Thanks to the S3-compatible API and Workers APIs, developers can easily migrate data from S3 or leverage the power of Cloudflare’s global network. Now developers can work in whatever way is easiest for them. This minimizes the barrier to using R2 storage.
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Cloudflare, Inc. ( / @cloudflare) is dedicated to helping build a better internet. Cloudflare products protect and accelerate all internet applications online without additional hardware, installation of software and without changing a single line of code. All web traffic from Internet objects powered by Cloudflare is routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every new request. As a result, there is a significant increase in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named a 2018 list of companies with top cultures by Entrepreneur magazine and ranked among the 2019 Most Innovative Companies in the World by Fast Company. Cloudflare is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with offices in Austin, Texas, Champaign, Illinois, New York, New York, San Jose, California, Seattle, Washington, Washington, DC, Toronto, Lisbon, London, Munich, Paris, Beijing, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.

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