GCP’s Cloud Filestore offers high-performance file storageSyah Ismail
Google has announced a new file storage service for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) called Cloud Filestore. Launched in beta next month, Cloud Filestore is managed file storage for applications that require a file system interface and a shared file system. It gives users a simple, integrated, native experience for standing up fully managed network-attached storage (NAS) with their Google Compute Engine and Kubernetes Engine instances.
Cloud Filestore is particularly useful for applications that require high throughput, low latency and high IOPS. Applications such as content management systems, website hosting, render farms and virtual workstations for artists typically require low-latency file operations, high-performance random I/O, and high throughput and performance for metadata-intensive operations.
The service will come in two tiers: premium and standard. The premium tier will cost $0.30 per GB a month and promises a throughput speed of 700 MB/s and 30,000 IOPS, no matter the storage capacity. Standard-tier Filestore storage will cost $0.20 per GB a month, but performance scales with capacity and doesn’t hit peak performance until you store more than 10TB of data in Filestore.