With Amazon FSx for Lustre, you pay only for the resources you use. There are no minimum fees or set-up charges.

Scratch: For short-term or scratch FSx for Lustre file systems, you pay for your use of a file system based on its storage capacity measured in gigabyte-months (GB-Months).

Persistent: For persistent storage or longer-term file systems, you pay for your use of a file system based on its storage capacity measured in gigabytes-months (GB-Months). FSx for Lustre offers three tiers of performance options for your file system.

Backups: For backup storage, you pay for the amount of backup data stored, measured in gigabytes-months (GB-Months). Backups are incremental, which means only the changes after your most recent backup are saved, so you save on storage costs by not duplicating data.

Standard data transfer fees apply for transferring data between AWS Availability Zones (inter-AZ access).

Pricing

Different storage options are available based on the redundancy level and the level of throughput desired per TB of storage provisioned 

Pricing example 1

Assume you have a scratch file system in the US East (N. Virginia) region, which has been provisioned with 4800 GB of storage capacity, and you spin up your file system for an 8-hour workload every day and then shut it down. You do this for 30 days (a month).

Total workload charge:

$0.14 GB-month / 30 / 24 = $0.000194/GB-hour

4800 GB x $0.000194/GB-hour x 8 hours x 30 days = $224

Total FSx for Lustre charge for the month: $224

Pricing example 2

Assume you have a persistent file system in the US East (N. Virginia) region, which has been provisioned with 4800 GB of storage capacity and per unit storage throughput of 100 MB/s/TiB, and you retain your file system for 30 days (a month) to execute your long-lived workload then shut it down.

Total workload charge:

$0.19 GB-month / 30 / 24 = $0.000264/GB-hour

4800 GB x $0.000264/GB-hour x 720 hours = $913

Total FSx for Lustre charge for the month: $913

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