I mean that the client libraries should use encryption - you're correct that there are use cases where you might want not to encrypt the data.
One has to think about applications - a content delivery network is mostly used for transmissing big files for very large audiences all over the world. So lot of bandwidth is required, and encryption is not required. Storage isn't needed that much, however bandwidth is.
However, for backup usage, where I wan't to store some files in cloud, i need mostly storage.
Perhaps both applications (and everything between) could be addressed by the same service. If you need the content delivery function without enryption, you can use the plain service. For backup purposes, client library with encryption could be built, similar to tarspan (http://www.tarsnap.com/