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.

Interested in using the Bandwidth Alliance?

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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.


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.

"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
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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.

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

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Global network

Customers benefit from Cloudflare’s network spanning 200 cities in 90 countries. The network peers at 200+ Internet exchange points, making it one of the most peered global networks.