This page explains the pricing for Filestore instances and backups.
Filestore pricing is based on the following elements:
- Service tier: Whether the service tier of your instance is Basic HDD (Standard), Basic SSD (Premium), Enterprise, or High Scale SSD.
- Instance capacity: You are charged for the allocated storage capacity, even if it is unused.
- Region: The location where your instance is provisioned.
You are charged for a Filestore instance in 1-second increments,
based on the instance's provisioned capacity in
GiB. The following table shows
the price per
GiB by hour (3,600 seconds) or by month.
To see pricing, select a region from the following drop-down list:
Hourly pricing varies by month. The exact hourly pricing can be calculated by dividing the monthly pricing by the number of hours in the desired month.
Charges are incurred as follows:
- Your project starts incurring charges for a Filestore instance at the time you create the instance.
- You are charged based on the provisioned capacity, not based on the capacity
used. For example, if you create a 1
TiBinstance and store 100
GiBof data on it, you incur charges for the entire 1
- Your project stops incurring charges for a Filestore instance at the time you delete the instance, rounded up to the nearest second.
Network pricing for traffic between the client and Filestore
There is no charge for ingress traffic to Filestore or egress traffic to a client within the same zone as the Filestore instance. There is a charge for egress from Filestore when network traffic leaves the zone of the Filestore instance.
You may be charged for network egress from other Google Cloud services into Filestore, such as from Compute Engine to Filestore.
To calculate the per-hour cost of an instance, multiply the provisioned capacity with the unit price for the instance location.
Calculating the costs for a 2
TiB Basic HDD tier instance in us-west1-b
The unit cost for a Basic HDD tier instance in the Oregon region is $0.000274
GiB per hour, or approximately $0.20 per
GiB per month. The hourly cost
for the instance is 2,048
GiB * $0.000274, which comes to $0.56, or approximately
$408.80 per month.
Calculating the costs for a 10
TiB Basic SSD tier instance in europe-west1-b
The unit cost for a Basic SSD tier instance in the Belgium region is $0.000453
GiB per hour, or approximately $0.33 per
GiB per month. The hourly cost
for the instance is 10,240
GiB * $0.000453, which comes to $4.64, or approximately
$3,387.20 per month.
You are charged for Filestore backups based on the number of
stored bytes with a minimum charge of one hour of usage. The following table
shows the price per
GiB per month, where a month is defined as 730 hours.
In addition to storage costs, backups may incur network transfer costs.
The following table shows the pricing for backups. There is a minimum charge of one hour of usage.
Cross-regional network costs for backups
Backups are stored regionally. Networking charges apply when a backup is stored
in a different region from the Filestore instance it was created
from. There is no network cost for creating backups within the same region as
the Filestore instance. For example, if your Filestore
instance is in
us-central1-a, there is no network cost if you create its
us-central1. The same applies for when you restore a
Filestore instance from a backup.
However, if you store the backup in
us-east1, then the "North America to North
America" charge in the following table applies.
Backup network costs are charged in
GiB transferred based on the following
|Source and destination of traffic||0 GiB+|
|North America to North America||$0.01|
|Europe to Europe||$0.02|
|Asia Pacific to Asia Pacific||$0.05|
|South America to South America||$0.08|
|Intercontinental (excluding Oceania)||$0.08|
|Intercontinental to/from Oceania||$0.15|
Backups are compressed and subsequent backups after the first are incremental, meaning that they only include the changed bytes since the previous backup. As a result, cross-regional network costs for backups may vary considerably based on the compressibility of the data, change rates, and total bytes stored.
To estimate the cost of using Filestore, you can use the Pricing Calculator:
- Read the Filestore documentation.
- Get started with Filestore.
- Try the Pricing calculator.
- Learn about Filestore solutions and use cases.