The Basics

Alibaba Cloud
Website www.alibabacloud.com
Headquarters Singapore 🇸🇬
Founded 2009
Data Center Locations 30
Example Customers Taobao, Henkel, Hang Seng Bank, Tiger Brokers
Cloudflare
Website cloudflare.com
Headquarters United States of America 🇺🇸
Founded 2009
Data Center Locations 285
Example Customers Polestar, Carrefour, DHL, Hemnet, Shopify

Cost Comparison

How do Alibaba Cloud's prices compare against Cloudflare?

Example configuration Alibaba Cloud Cloudflare
VM Small $15.21 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GiB RAM (ecs.xn4.small) --
VM Medium $89.79 / mo 4 vCPU, 8 GiB RAM (ecs.c7.xlarge) --
VM Large $170.49 / mo 8 vCPU, 16 GiB RAM (ecs.c7.2xlarge) --
Block Storage $11.20 / mo 100 GB (Enhanced SSD PL0) --
Object Storage $43.84 / mo 1 TB, 250 GB reads, 100 GB writes $19.86 / mo 1 TB
Load Balancer $16.56 / mo Small I (slb.s1.small) --
Managed PostgreSQL $114.92 / mo 2 vCPU, 8 GB RAM (general-purpose) --
Managed Redis®* $43.09 / mo 1 GB Performance-enhanced (HA) --
Serverless 25M Executions -- $82.50 / mo 25M invocations, 150 ms duration
Free egress allowance 10 GB / mo --
1 TB of egress beyond allowance $74.00 $0.074 / GB Free for most services

Note: Our pricing examples are based on several assumptions. Your actual costs may differ. Always check the cloud provider's website for the most up-to-date pricing.

Which services do they offer?

Here are some of the managed services that Alibaba Cloud and Cloudflare offer:

Service Alibaba Cloud Cloudflare
Block Storage --
Content Delivery Network (CDN)
Container Registry --
GPU-powered Servers --
Load Balancer
Managed Containers --
Managed Kubernetes --
Managed MySQL --
Managed PostgreSQL --
Managed Redis®* --
Object Storage
Serverless Cron Jobs
Serverless Functions
Static Sites

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Our data for Alibaba Cloud was last updated on Feb. 14, 2024, and for Cloudflare on Feb. 9, 2024.