I asked in a separate community topic about acceptable cached data types via the Backblaze B2 Bandwidth Alliance partnership and was told by the Cloudflare team that DNS records not containing any of the record content here can be proxied through Cloudflare.
My thread was auto-closed after my followup question so I’m posting here. I had a look at the above link I was directed to and my Backblaze content does not seem to fall under any of those record content types, so (according to the response I received), other content not falling under any of those unacceptable record content types should be good to go.
In Backblaze’s help docs:
“Many customers have expressed interest in hosting static data for their website, such as multi-hour 8K video, because of the security, reliability, and affordability of Backblaze B2 storage. One solution to ensuring performance and availability is to route requests through a CDN such as Backblaze’s Bandwidth Alliance partner Cloudflare, taking advantage of Cloudflare’s performance and the free data transfer between Backblaze B2 and Cloudflare.”
This post raises an interesting point, as content stored in Backblaze is very often non-HTML (B2 is object storage after all, to be routed through a CDN). Backblaze mentions that video is able to be served under the Bandwidth Alliance in their statement above, and applies to users on any Cloudflare plan, but I know that this is an unacceptable record content type for Cloudflare based on the first link above. Why is Backblaze saying it’s ok to serve 8K video through Cloudflare’s cache?? That sounds like an excessive use case. Unless the Bandwidth Alliance is truly that effective.
On BackBlaze’s post of the partnership, it’s said that “The zero B2 transfer fees are available to all Cloudflare customers using any plan. Customers can store their videos, photos, and other assets in Backblaze B2’s pay-as-you-go cloud storage and serve the site with Cloudflare’s CDN and edge services. Media Content Distribution - The ability to download content from B2 cloud storage to the Cloudflare CDN for zero transfer cost.”
In any case, I of course ensure to adhere to all proper protocols of this partnership agreement, so, to clarify, (pertaining to the above), when Backblaze says that the Bandwidth Alliance partnership with Cloudflare can be used for ‘Media Content Distribution,’ what ‘Media Content’ in a Backblaze B2 bucket is allowed to be served over the Cloudflare CDN? Backblaze quite literally says that even video is applicable to the Bandwidth Alliance, for free, to all Cloudflare customers on any plan. Something about that just doesn’t sound right to me. Anyway, my use case would be audio media content served over HTTP, but I don’t see that mentioned as a forbidden record content type. Would the benefits of the Cloudflare + Bandwidth Alliance partnership apply as it apparently does for ‘videos, photos, and other assets’? Apologies for the long post but all of this can be quite confusing for a green thumb.