Posted On: Dec 9, 2021

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP now supports data compression for data stored within a file system’s capacity pool storage. Combined with FSx for ONTAP’s existing support for data deduplication and compaction, data compression enables you to reduce your storage costs for a wide spectrum of data sets — for example, you can reduce your costs for general-purpose file shares by 65%.

Until today, data compression was supported for SSD storage and for file system backups, but not for capacity pool storage (capacity pool storage is a fully elastic storage tier that’s cost-optimized for infrequently-accessed data). Starting today, you can enable compression for capacity pool storage—meaning that you can now enable compression for all your data in FSx for ONTAP.

Support for data compression for capacity pool storage is now available at no additional cost for all new file systems in all regions where Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP is available. Customers with existing file systems will get this support during an upcoming weekly maintenance window. For more information, please visit the FSx for ONTAP documentation and the FSx for ONTAP product page.