This page describes the service tiers that Filestore offers and provides guidance on selecting the tier that best suits your needs.
Filestore offers the following service tiers:
- Basic HDD
- Basic SSD
- Zonal with a lower capacity band
- Zonal with a higher capacity band (previously high scale SSD)
Each tier offers different capacity options and performance levels to fit different use cases. The following table shows a comparison of the tiers:
|Service Tier||Provisionable capacity||Scalability||Performance||Availability||Data protection||Monthly pricing*|
|Basic HDD||1–63.9 TiB||Up only in 1 GiB units||Standard fixed||Zonal||Backups||$163.84
|Basic SSD||2.5–63.9 TiB||Up only in 1 GiB units||Premium fixed||Zonal||Backups||$768.00
|Zonal, lower capacity band||1–9.75 TiB||Up or down in 256 GiB units||Scales with capacity||Zonal||Backups (Preview),
|Zonal, higher capacity band||10–100 TiB||Up or down in 2.5 TiB units||Scales with capacity||Zonal||Backups (Preview),
|Enterprise||1–10 TiB||Up or down in 256 GiB units||Scales with capacity||Regional||Backups,
* Reflects the estimated pricing for a Filestore instance with
minimum capacity and located in region
us-central1. For more information about
pricing, see the Pricing page.
Basic HDD and basic SSD tiers
Basic-tier Filestore instances are suitable for file sharing, software development, and use with GKE workloads. You can choose either HDD or SSD for storing data, with SSD offering greater performance at a higher cost.
Basic HDD instances have a performance increase when the provisioned capacity exceeds 10 TiB. The performance of basic SSD instances is fixed regardless of the provisioned capacity.
|Specification||Basic HDD||Basic SSD|
|Client connections||Recommended limit of 500||Recommended limit of 500|
|File size||Up to 16 TiB||Up to 16 TiB|
|Number of files||67,108,864 files per 1 TiB of capacity||67,108,864 files per 1 TiB of capacity|
|File locks||128 per Filestore instance||128 per Filestore instance|
|Minimum capacity||1 TiB||2.5 TiB|
|Maximum capacity||63.9 TiB||63.9 TiB|
|Scaling direction||Up only||Up only|
|Minimum scaling units||1 GiB||1 GiB|
|Customer-managed encryption keys||Not supported||Not supported|
|Non-disruptive maintenance||Not supported||Not supported|
|Google Cloud VMware Engine||Not supported||Not supported|
Zonal with capacity bands
Filestore now offers a zonal service tier with options for a higher or lower capacity band (GA). The entire service tier ranges from 1 TiB to 100 TiB in size.
Zonal with a higher capacity band
The zonal service tier with a higher capacity band replaces the previously available high scale SSD service tier. Instance capacity continues to range from 10 TiB to 100 TiB in size, and scale in increments of 2.5 TiB.
This offering is suitable for high performance computing application requirements such as genome sequencing, and financial-services trading analysis. It offers fast performance that scales with capacity and allows you to grow and shrink capacity.
This service tier and capacity band offer the same quota as the legacy high scale SSD service tier.
Zonal with a lower capacity band
The zonal service tier with a lower capacity band provides similar performance but allows you to take advantage of the following benefits:
Optional smaller capacity, with instances ranging from 1 TiB to 9.75 TiB in size
Support for scalability in increments of 256 GiB
Support for non-disruptive upgrades (NDUs)
When compared with basic SSD-tier instances, the lower capacity band zonal tier may provide a better option for users that require higher availability and lower capacity.
When compared with enterprise-tier instances, it may provide a more cost-effective option.
If not specified, the lower capacity band is the default setting at instance creation.
This service tier and capacity band offers a quota that matches enterprise-tier instances.
The following feature limits apply:
When pricing is implemented, applicable fees apply.
Capacity band selection is permanent. Once the outer limits of the instance capacity are met, the service tier does not scale up or down to a new capacity band. If greater or lower capacity is needed, you must create a new instance with the desired service tier and capacity band.
|Specification||Zonal with a higher capacity band||Zonal with a lower capacity band|
|Client connections||1,000 per 10-TiB instance size||1,000 per 10-TiB instance size|
|File size||Up to the size of the instance capacity||Up to the size of the instance capacity|
|Number of files||No practical limit||No practical limit|
|File locks||250 per file||250 per file|
|Minimum capacity||10 TiB||1 TiB|
|Maximum capacity||100 TiB||9.75 TiB|
|Scaling direction||Up or down||Up or down|
|Minimum scaling units||2.5 TiB||256 GiB|
|Read throughput||650 MiB/s per 2.5 TiBs of provisioned capacity||650 MiB/s per 2.5 TiBs of provisioned capacity|
|Write throughput||220 MiB/s per 2.5 TiBs of provisioned capacity||220 MiB/s per 2.5 TiBs of provisioned capacity|
|Read IOPS||23,000 per 2.5 TiBs of provisioned capacity||23,000 per 2.5 TiBs of provisioned capacity|
|Write IOPS||6,500 per 2.5 TiBs of provisioned capacity||6,500 per 2.5 TiBs of provisioned capacity|
|Data protection||Backups (Preview), Snapshots||Backups (Preview), Snapshots|
|Customer-managed encryption keys||Supported||Supported|
|Non-disruptive maintenance||Supported (zonal-tier instances remain available during maintenance events.)||Supported (zonal-tier instances remain available during maintenance events.)|
|Google Cloud VMware Engine||Supported||Supported|
Enterprise instances are designed for enterprise-grade network file system (NFS) workloads, critical applications such as SAP, and GKE workloads. It supports regional high availability and data replication over multiple zones for resilience within a region.
|Client connections||1,000 per 10-TiB instance size|
|File size||Up to the size of the instance capacity|
|Number of files||No practical limit|
|File locks||250 per file|
|Minimum capacity||1 TiB|
|Maximum capacity||10 TiB|
|Scaling direction||Up or down|
|Minimum scaling units||256 GiB|
|Read throughput||120 MiB/s per 1 TiB of provisioned capacity|
|Write throughput||100 MiB/s per 1 TiB of provisioned capacity|
|Read IOPS||12,000 per 1 TiB of provisioned capacity|
|Write IOPS||4,000 per 1 TiB of provisioned capacity|
|Data protection||Backups, Snapshots|
|Customer-managed encryption keys||Supported|
|Non-disruptive maintenance||Supported (Enterprise instances remain available during maintenance events.)|
|Google Cloud VMware Engine||Supported|
Enterprise tier with Filestore multishares for GKE
For more information, see Filestore multishares for GKE.
Quota for Filestore instances varies by region and tier. Each service tier has its own quota.
To see your available quota, go to the Quotas page in the Google Cloud console.
If you need to request additional quota, see Requesting Quota Increases.
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- Learn more about Filestore in the technical overview.
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