Bandwidth Alliance

Cloud providers partner to reduce data transfer fees

The Bandwidth Alliance is a group of forward-thinking cloud and networking companies that are committed to discounting or waiving data transfer (also known as bandwidth) fees for shared customers.

Peered Connections, Reduced Costs

The data transfer fees charged by many cloud providers can be a integral part of your cloud hosting bill. Since cloud providers use their own global telecommunication backbone or use transit service providers to carry traffic, they incur infrastructure costs, which they pass on to their customers as data transfer fees.

Most cloud providers that deliver traffic to users via Cloudflare share a presence with Cloudflare in the same data centers around the world. In these data centers traffic is transferred locally through a peering connection, minimizing infrastructure costs and transit charges.

Our partners have agreed to pass on these cost savings to our joint customers by waiving or reducing data transfer charges.

Partners

Below are the partners who are committed to discounting their customers' data transfer fees. Google led the way with their CDN Interconnect program, which Cloudflare has been a part of since its launch in 2015.

Click on each partner below to learn more about each partner's offer details, including an estimate of when you’ll begin to see savings. Some partners' systems are live today while some are planning to go live in the months ahead.

Join the Bandwidth Alliance

If you're a cloud provider and currently peering with Cloudflare and interested in joining the Bandwidth Alliance, we would like to hear from you.

IBM Cloud enables our clients to achieve greater business value by accelerating their journey to cloud to help them build, modernize and migrate their applications. To further support our clients, we will expand our collaboration with Cloudflare through the Bandwidth Alliance to waive data transfer fees between IBM and Cloudflare servers for customers using the IBM Cloud Internet Services enterprise plan. This will help our clients enhance security and performance from the cloud to the edge without data transfer fees.
Faiyaz Shahpurwala
General Manager

Lower costs

Customers can expect reduced bandwidth costs since data transfer from the cloud provider to Cloudflare is discounted. Cloudflare provides predictable bandwidth pricing for all of our plans.

Flexibility

Customers can choose from multiple cloud providers without the need to factor in bandwidth costs into their choice of host.

Global network

Customers benefit from Cloudflare’s 154 data centers across 74 countries. The Cloudflare network peers at 180 internet exchange points, making it one of the most peered global networks.

The reason we use Cloudflare is because the security features are excellent, the CDN (Content Delivery Network) is high performing, and it’s really convenient that these solutions are packaged together. That combined with the discounted data transfer from Google Cloud makes managing everything easy, and allows us to focus on our core business.
Andrew Sutherland
Founder & CTO

Get started with Cloudflare today

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