Announcing the next generation of Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP file systems

Posted on: Jul 9, 2024

Today, we’re announcing next-generation Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP file systems that provide higher scalability and enhanced flexibility compared to previous-generation file systems. Previous-generation file systems consisted of a single highly-available (HA) pair of file servers with up to 4 GBps of throughput. Next-gen file systems can be created or expanded with up to 12 HA pairs, allowing you to scale up to 72 GB/s of total throughput (up to 6 GBps per pair), giving you the flexibility to scale performance and storage to meet the needs of your most demanding workloads.

With next-gen FSx for ONTAP file systems, a single HA pair can now deliver up to 6 GBps of throughput, providing workloads running on a single HA even more room to grow. However, customers with the most compute-intensive workloads need the higher throughput provided by a file system with multiple HA pairs. Before today, these customers could create a file system with multiple HA pairs but couldn’t add HA pairs or adjust its throughput at a later time. Now, next-gen file systems allow you to add HA pairs and adjust their throughput capacity, giving you additional flexibility to optimize your workload’s performance over time.

Next-gen file systems are available today in the following AWS Regions: US East (N. Virginia, Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), and Asia-Pacific (Sydney). You can create next-gen Multi-AZ file systems with a single HA pair, and Single-AZ file systems with up to 12 HA pairs. To learn more, visit the FSx for ONTAP user guide.