Cloudflare Releases Workers Unbound
July 28, 2020
Workers Unbound offers a serverless platform
for developers with unparalleled
flexibility, performance, security, ease of
use, and pricing. Cloudflare Workers Unbound
allows developers to run complicated
computing workloads across the Cloudflare
network and pay only for what they use. In
addition to being more flexible, Cloudflare
Workers Unbound can save users up to 75
percent for the same workloads running on
legacy, centralized serverless platforms
such as AWS Lambda.
Cost-Effective: For the same workload, Cloudflare Workers Unbound can be 75 percent less expensive than AWS Lambda, 24 percent less expensive than Microsoft Azure Functions, and 52 percent less expensive than Google Cloud Functions.
No Hidden Fees: Developers don't pay for hidden extras like API gateway or DNS request fees.
No Cold Starts: Cloudflare Workers Unbound is the first serverless platform to offer out of the box support for 0 nanosecond cold start times, compared with cold starts on other platforms that can take seconds and add unpredictable variability.
Unthrottled CPU: Other serverless platforms throttle CPU, resulting in workloads that take longer. The efficiency of the Cloudflare Workers isolates architecture lets Cloudflare run CPUs unthrottled so users can get more done per second of compute time.
Fast Globally: Workloads run across the Cloudflare network, spanning more than 200 cities in more than 100 countries, reducing average network latency for users everywhere in the world.
Instant Updates: Developers can update their code and have it live globally in 15 seconds, compared with the minutes it can take to update on other serverless platforms.
Automatic Scaling: Cloudflare Workers Unbound automatically scale to meet demand without developers needing to worry about spinning up new instances.
Robust Debugging Tools: Developers can achieve more productivity with new tools to simplify debugging and diagnosing problems.
Secure By Design: The platform is built to withstand the latest security threats, including sophisticated timing attacks, and was reviewed by the team that discovered the Spectre class of vulnerabilities.
Cloudflare will continue to offer the
original Cloudflare Workers model, now known
as Cloudflare Workers Bundled, with its
radically simple pricing for basic
workloads. Cloudflare Workers Unbound now
allows the hundreds of thousands of
developers using the Cloudflare Workers
platform to create even more complex
applications without having to worry about
overly restrictive limits.