With Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, you pay only for the resources you use. There are no minimum fees or set-up charges. There are five Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP components to consider when storing and managing your data: SSD storage, SSD IOPS, capacity pool usage, throughput capacity, and backups.

SSD Storage: You pay for the average amount of storage provisioned for your file systems per month, measured in gigabyte-months "GB-Months".

SSD IOPS: By default, 3 IOPS are included for every GB of SSD storage. You can optionally provision a higher level of IOPS, and you pay for the average IOPS provisioned above your included rate for the month, measured in "IOPS-Months".

Capacity Pool usage: Capacity pool storage is elastic storage that’s cost-optimized for infrequently-accessed data. Amazon FSx automatically transitions data from SSD storage to capacity pool storage based on your access patterns. With capacity pool storage, you pay only for the storage space consumed. Specifically, you pay for the average amount of storage consumed per month, measured in “GB-Months”. For data that is in capacity pool storage, you also pay requests costs (per read and write operation) whenever the data is accessed.

Throughput Capacity: You pay for the average throughput capacity you’ve provisioned for your file systems per month, measured in “MBps-months”. The cost to transfer data between Availability Zones for replication of data is included in the throughput capacity price.

Backups: With backups, you pay only for the storage space consumed. Backups are incremental, which means that only the changes after your most recent backup are saved, so you save on storage costs by not duplicating data. You pay for the average amount of backup storage consumed per month, measured in “GB-months”.

Effective storage pricing for a typical file system (select regions)

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP supports ONTAP’s storage efficiency features (compression and deduplication) to reduce the storage capacity that your data consumes. You can enable compression and deduplication for data in SSD storage, capacity pool storage, and backups. Typical savings are as follows:

Region Effective storage price ($/GB-Mo)*

Region Single-AZ Deployment Multi-AZ Deployment
US East (N. Virginia) $0.022 $0.042
US West (Oregon) $0.022 $0.042
Africa (Cape Town)  $0.029 $0.053
Asia Pacific (Seoul)  $0.025 $0.047
Canada (Central)  $0.024 $0.046
Europe (Ireland) $0.024 $0.045
AWS GovCloud (US-East) $0.032 $0.061

* For a general-purpose file sharing workload with storage efficiency savings and capacity pool tiering. See the pricing example below for details on how we calculate effective storage pricing.

Pricing

  • Single-AZ Deployment
  • Multi-AZ Deployment
  • Data transfer
  • Single-AZ Deployment
  • Multi-AZ Deployment
  • Data transfer
  • Data transfer within the same AWS Region

    There are no data transfer charges when accessing an Amazon FSx file system from the file system's preferred Availability Zone (AZ).

    If you access your data from the same AWS Region, but from an AZ other than your file system's preferred AZ:

    • For Multi-AZ file systems created on or after February 23rd, 2022, there are no data transfer charges.
    • For Multi-AZ file systems created before February 23rd, 2022 or for Single-AZ file systems, you will be charged $0.01/GB in each direction.

    Note that, for all Multi-AZ file systems, data transfer incurred for replication of data across AZs is included in the throughput capacity price.

    Data transfer across AWS regions

Pricing examples

Example 1: Multi-AZ Deployment

Assume you want to store 100 TB of data in the US East (N. Virginia) Region for an application where 80% of the data is infrequently accessed (industry research and customer analysis shows that on average, 20% of files are actively used and 80% are infrequently accessed). To reduce your storage costs, Amazon FSx automatically tiers 80% of your data (80TB of data) to the capacity pool tier while keeping the remaining 20% of your data (20TB of data) in SSD storage.

Based on typical storage efficiency savings (65% for general-purpose file sharing workloads), you provision 7TB of SSD storage capacity for the 20TB of avtively-accessed data, and you use 28TB of capacity pool storage for the remaining 80TB of data.

Assume you provision 1024 MBps of throughput capacity (50 MBps of throughput capacity per TB of SSD data) and have an average of 100TB of backup data during the month. Based on typical storage efficiency savings for backups (65%), you use 35TB of backup storage to store the 100TB of backup data.

Total monthly charge:

SSD storage: 7 TB x $0.250/GB-month = $1,792/mo

Capacity pool storage: 28 TB x $0.0438/GB-month = $1,256/mo

Throughput: 1024 MBps x $1.20/MBps-month = $1,229/mo

Total monthly charge (excluding backups): $4,277 ($0.042/GB-mo for 100TB of data)

Backups: 35 TB x $0.050/GB-month = $1,792/mo

Total monthly charge (including backups): $6,069 ($0.059/GB-mo for 100TB of data)

* Industry research and customer analysis shows that on average, 20% of files are actively used and 80% are infrequently accessed.
* For more pricing examples, please visit the Reducing Storage Cost FAQs

Example 2: Single-AZ Deployment

Assume you want to store 10 TB of data in the US East (N. Virginia) Region for an application where 100% of the data is stored in SSD. Based on typical storage efficiency savings (65% for general-purpose file sharing workloads), you provision 3.5 TB of SSD storage capacity for the 10 TB of SSD data. Assume you want to provision 20,000 SSD IOPS for your workload. By default, 3 SSD IOPS are included for every GB of SSD storage. For 3.5 TB of SSD storage, you get 10,752 IOPS included. If you provision 20,000 SSD IOPS for your file system, you will be charged for the additional 9,248 SSD IOPS (20,000 – 10,752 = 9,248).

Assume you provision 512 MBps of throughput capacity (50 MBps of throughput capacity per TB of SSD data) and have an average of 10 TB of backup data during the month. Based on typical storage efficiency savings for backups (65%), you use 3.5 TB of backup storage to store 10 TB of backup data.

Total monthly charge:

SSD storage: 3.5 TB x $0.125/GB-month = $448/mo

Throughput: 512 MBps x $0.72/MBps-month = $369/mo

Additional SSD IOPS (for 3.5 TB of storage, 10,752 IOPS are already included): 9,248 x $0.017/IOPS-month = $157/mo

Total monthly charge (excluding backups): $974 ($0.095/GB-mo for 10 TB of data)

Backups: 3.5 TB x $0.050/GB-month = $179/mo

Total monthly charge (including backups): $1,153 ($0.112/GB-mo for 10 TB of data)

* For more pricing examples, please visit the Reducing Storage Cost FAQs

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