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  • 99.99% regional availability SLA 


Expedite your migration to cloud

Filestore enables application migration to cloud without requiring you to rewrite or rearchitect, accelerating and simplifying your migration.

Simple to manage

Deploy Filestore instances easily, from the console, gCloud CLI, or using APIs. Spend less time configuring and monitoring your file storage, and more time focused on driving value for your business.

Scale capacity up or down as you need

Pay for what you use, not what you don't. Automatically scale capacity up and down based on the demand of your applications.

Key features

Filestore meets the needs of the most demanding applications

Scales to meet needs of high performance workloads

Filestore offers low latency storage operations for applications. For workloads that are latency sensitive, like high performance computing, data analytics, or other metadata intensive applications, Filestore supports capacity up to 100 TB and throughput of 25 GB/s and 920K IOPS.

99.99% regional availability SLA supports enterprise apps

Filestore Enterprise is built for critical applications (e.g., SAP) requiring regional availability to ensure the applications are unphased in a zonal outage. Avoid the need to rewrite your applications, and jump start your migration to the cloud. 

Protect your data with backups and snapshots

Filestore offers instantaneous backups and snapshots to help you protect your data easily. Back up data and metadata of the file share, set up a regular backup schedule, or take snapshots of your instances anytime you need. When it comes to recovering your data, recover some or all of your data from a prior snapshot recovery point in 10 minutes or less.

Support GKE workloads with Filestore

For apps running in GKE that require file storage, the fully managed NFS solution supports stateful and stateless applications. With an integrated and managed GKE Container Storage Interface (CSI) driver, multiple pods can have shared file system access to the same data. 


"Our team is looking forward to working with our customers to leverage Filestore Enterprise for their GKE workloads. The 99.99% regional availability is extremely valuable to our customers looking to run mission critical applications in Google Cloud."

Miles Ward, CTO, SADA

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Using the Google Cloud Console

Learn how to create, mount, and delete a Filestore instance using the Google Cloud Console.

Using the gcloud command-line tool

Learn how to create, mount, and delete a Filestore instance using the gcloud command-line tool.

Copying data

Use gsutil to copy data between a Filestore instance and a Cloud Storage bucket, or use gcloud to copy data from your environment to a Filestore instance.

Instance tiers

Filestore offers multiple instance tiers to meet different storage and performance needs.

Use cases

Use cases

Use case
Enterprise application migrations (SAP)

Many on-premises applications require a file system interface. We've made it easy to migrate your enterprise applications to the cloud with our fully managed storage service. Filestore Enterprise is built for critical applications requiring regional availability and having unstructured NFS data requirements.

Use case
Financial services and technology

Quantitative researchers and modelers require ready access to powerful compute and storage resources to deliver useful, time-to-value trading insights. Filestore High Scale is built for high performance computing (HPC) applications to access, sort, process, model, and deliver the right information to the right decision-maker at the right time.

Use case
Media rendering

You can easily mount Filestore file shares on Compute Engine instances, enabling visual effects artists to collaborate on the same file share. As rendering workflows typically run across fleets (“render farms”) of compute machines, all of which mount a shared filesystem, Filestore and Compute Engine can scale to meet your job’s rendering needs.

Use case
Data analytics

Compute complex financial models or analyze environmental data with Filestore. As capacity or performance needs change, easily grow or shrink your instances as needed. As a persistent and shareable storage layer, Filestore enables immediate access to data for high-performance, smart analytics without the need to lose valuable time on loading and off-loading data to clients’ drives.

Use case
Genomics processing

Genome sequencing requires an incredible amount of raw data, on the order of billions of data points per person. This type of analysis requires speed, scalability, and security. Filestore meets the needs of companies and research institutions performing scientific research, while also offering predictable prices for the performance.

Use case
Web content management

Web developers and large hosting providers rely on Filestore to manage and serve web content, including needs such as WordPress hosting.

Compare features

Filestore offers three performance tiers:


Filestore Basic (HDD & SSD)

Filestore Enterprise

Filestore High Scale

Best for:

  • File sharing, GKE, software development, and web hosting

  • Critical applications (e.g., SAP), Compute Engine, and GKE workloads

  • High performance computing including genome sequencing, financial services trading analysis, and other high performance workloads.


  • 1-63.9 TiB (HDD)

  • 2.5-63.9 TiB (SSD)

  • 1-10 TiB

  • 10-100 TiB

Max sequential read throughput (MB/s)

  • 180 (HDD)

  • 1,200 (SSD)

  • 1,200

  • 26,000

Max random read IOPS

  • 1,000 (HDD)

  • 60,000 (SSD)

  • 57,000

  • 960,000



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.

New customers get $300 in free credits to spend on Google Cloud during the first 90 days.


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