Cloudflare, a US-based website security and web-infrastructure company, reportedly announced the extension of Bandwidth Alliance with a new collaboration with Alibaba Cloud, a Chinese cloud company and a subsidiary of Alibaba Group.
The Bandwidth Alliance was launched back in September 2018 and is a team of forward-thinking network and cloud enterprises that are committed to waiving off or discounting data transfer charges for shared consumers. With the addition of Alibaba Cloud, this alliance now includes 20 partners, all members are committed to offering the most cost-efficient and performant experience for mutual consumers.
Head of Strategic Partnerships of Cloudflare, Arjunan Rajeswaran stated that the company established the Bandwidth Alliance to offer customers a more secure, faster, and reliable internet, that too without the heavy charges that have traditionally bogged customers down.
Rajeswaran further added that Alibaba Cloud has designed an impressive business that prioritizes its consumers first, and together, this partnership would deliver the both companies’ joint customers best-in-class internet experience.
Senior Director of Product Management at Alibaba Cloud, Alex Chen stated that apart from waiving the egress fee, the company would also waive about 100 million API requests, as well as image processing fees of 10 TB for all consumers across all regions outside China after coming onboard the Bandwidth Alliance.
Chen further added that the company’s initiative of eliminating ‘request fees’ is a game-changer for the industry. The integrated solution would pass on huge savings to the company’s customers, while reducing complexity when it comes to managing the storage cost.
By coming onboard the Bandwidth Alliance, consumers using Alibaba Cloud Object Storage as well as Cloudflare products would have their information egress charges waived off outside China only if OSS products are procured from alibabacloud.com.
Alibaba Cloud has been a promising company with its presence across more than 21 countries and regions due to its world-class infrastructure, thriving ecosystem, and advanced analytics tools. The company’s hybrid cloud services enterprises, government organizations, and developers across the world makes it an important partner in the Bandwidth Alliance.