With Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, you pay only for the resources you use. There are no minimum fees or set-up charges. You pay for the storage and throughput capacity that you specify for your file system, and for any backups of your file system. You will also pay for data transferred “in” to and “out” from Amazon FSx across Availability Zones (AZs) or VPC Peering connections in the same AWS Region and for data transferred “out” from Amazon FSx to other AWS Regions.

Storage capacity: The price of storage capacity depends on the deployment type (single-AZ or multi-AZ), and the storage type (SSD or HDD) you choose for your file system.

You pay for the average amount of storage provisioned for your file systems per month, measured in gigabyte-months "GB-Months", as shown in the pricing example.

Throughput capacity: The price of throughput capacity depends on the deployment type (single-AZ or multi-AZ) you choose for your file system.

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

Backups: Backups–both automatic and user-initiated–incur backup storage charges. 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 per month, measured in “GB-months”.

Data transfer: Data transferred “in” to and “out” from Amazon FSx across Availability Zones (AZs) or VPC Peering connections in the same AWS Region is charged at the rate for data transfer within the same AWS Region. Note that data transfer incurred for replication of data across AZs for multi-AZ file systems is included in the throughput capacity price.

Data transferred “out” from Amazon FSx to another AWS Region (including for copying backups across Regions) is charged at the inter-region rate for the specific inter-region transfer.

Data deduplication

Amazon FSx can also deduplicate and compress your data. Typical savings are as follows:

Content Typical storage savings
Office documents, photos, music, and videos 30-50%
Software binaries, build files, and program symbols 70-80%
General-purpose file share contents (mix of the above) 50-60%

Pricing

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

    Data transferred "in" to and "out" from Amazon FSx across Availability Zones or VPC Peering connections in the same AWS Region is charged at $0.01/GB in each direction. Note that data transfer incurred for replication of data across AZs for multi-AZ file systems is included in the throughput capacity price.

    Cross-region data transfer pricing

*Assumes typical savings of 50%

Pricing example

Assume you want to store 10 TB of general-purpose file share data using HDD storage in the US East (N. Virginia) Region. Based on typical deduplication savings of 50-60%, you provision a 5 TB multi-AZ file system with 16 MBps of throughput capacity. Assume you have an average backup storage of 5 TB during the month.

Total monthly charge:

Storage: 5 TB x $0.025 GB-month= $128/mo

Throughput: 16 MBps x $4.50/MBps-month= $72/mo

Backup: 5 TB x $0.050/GB-month = $256/mo

Total monthly charge: $456 ($0.045/GB-mo for 10TB of data)

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