Service tiers

This page describes the differences between the various service tiers that Filestore offers and gives guidance on how to select between them.

Filestore offers Basic HDD, Basic SSD, High Scale SSD, and Enterprise service tiers. Each tier has different capacity options and performance levels to fit different use cases. The following table shows a comparison of the tiers:

Specification Basic HDD Basic SSD High Scale SSD Enterprise
Minimum capacity 1 TiB 2.5 TiB 10 TiB 1 TiB
Maximum capacity 63.9 TiB 63.9 TiB 100 TiB 10 TiB
Scaling direction Up only Up only Up and down Up and down
R/W Throughput (MB/s)1 100/100 1,200/350 2,600/880 120/100
R/W IOPS1 600/1,000 60,000/25,000 90,000/26,000 12,000/4,000
Data recovery Backups (manual only) Backups (manual only) None None
Use cases
  • Lower capacity
  • Limited capacity growth
  • Lower capacity
  • Limited capacity growth
  • High performance
  • HPC
  • Enterprise
  • Many clients
  • High expected capacity growth
  • Flexibility to shrink and grow capacity
  • Regional high availability
  • Enterprise
  • Many clients
  • Flexibility to shrink and grow capacity
Price per month for the minimum instance2 $204.80 ($0.20/GiB) $768.00 ($0.30/GiB) $3,072.00 ($0.30/GiB) $614.40 (0.60/GiB)

Selecting a tier

Once a Filestore instance is created, the tier cannot be changed. If you need to change tiers, you must create a new instance and copy the data from your original instance onto the new instance.

Quota

Quota for Filestore instances varies by region and tier. Enterprise, High Scale, and Basic instances each have their own quotas. Enterprise and High Scale SSD quota starts at 0. Before you can create an Enterprise or High Scale SSD instance, you must first make and be approved for a quota increase request.

To see your available quota, go to the Quotas page. If you need to request additional quota, see Requesting Quota Increases.


  1. Reflects the performance numbers for a Filestore instance with minimum capacity. For more information about performance, see the Performance page. 

  2. 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.