Cloudflare R2 Storage, the distributed object storage that eliminates egress costs, is now generally available.
The new version gives developers an S3-compatible API for seamless migration and an integration with Cloudflare Workers, a highly scalable serverless computing platform.
“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 Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “Cloudflare’s mission is to help build a better Internet, which means we’re focused on making the Internet faster, safer, and also more affordable for everyone. We have been blown away by the initial interest in R2 Storage, and we encourage any developer that wants a better type of storage to sign up and switch to R2 today.”
Cloud storage has grown increasingly expensive and makes it difficult for developers to access their data. The company aims to deliver object storage that is at least 10% cheaper than the S3 Standard and to make infrequent access free for customers.
R2 Storage is fully integrated into the Cloudflare Workers runtime, which simplifies building data pipelines and manipulating objects. It can also be used in tandem with other Cloudflare products such as Access and Cache so that companies can plug in R2 Storage across their entire Cloudflare environment.