Posted On: Feb 24, 2020
Amazon FSx for Lustre—a service that makes it simple and cost effective to launch and run the world’s most popular high-performance file system, Lustre—is launching several enhancements that make it even easier to use a Lustre file system for any workload where storage speed matters: The ability to launch persistent file systems that are durable and highly available, increased throughput for non-durable scratch file systems, and enhanced encryption capabilities.
Until today, FSx for Lustre enabled short-term processing of data by offering scratch file systems with unreplicated storage. Now, customers can also launch persistent Lustre file systems, intended for longer-term storage and workloads. Persistent file systems are designed to be durable and highly available, with automatic data replication and file server failover. Like with scratch file systems, persistent file systems can scale to hundreds of gigabytes per second of throughput and millions of IOPS. By default, all data on persistent file systems is encrypted at rest using keys managed by AWS Key Management Service (KMS).
Also available starting today is a second-generation scratch file system that provides the ability to burst to 1200 MB/s of throughput for every TB of data, compared to throughput of 200 MB/s per TB for first-generation scratch file systems. Scratch file systems by default encrypt all data at rest using keys managed by FSx.