Google Cloud Filestore

  • Fully managed NFS file servers on Google Cloud for Compute Engine and Google Kubernetes Engine instances
  • Most commonly used for media rendering, data analytics, and managing shared content.


  • Simple, fast, consistent, scalable, and easy to use network-attached storage.
  • You can copy data from Cloud Storage to a filestore fileshare that is mounted on a Compute Engine instance.
  • Data is encrypted at rest and in transit with system-defined keys or customer-supplied keys.
  • Filestore instances are zonal resources that feature in-zone storage redundancy only.
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  • It is tightly integrated with Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) so containers can reference the same shared data.
  • You can easily grow or shrink your Filestore instances via the Google Cloud Console GUI, gcloud command line, or via API-based controls.

Filestore Performance Service Tiers

  • You can pick a performance tier to support your workload requirements.
    • Basic (HDD) – General purpose, test/dev
    • Basic (SSD) – High performance, limited capacity
    • High Scale (SSD) – High performance, large capacity


  • Filestore is priced based on the following factors:
    • Service Tier – Basic Standard, Basic Premium, or High Scale SSD
    • Instance Capacity – refers to the storage capacity allocation of your instance
    • Region – the location to which the instance is provisioned
  • There is no charge for ingress traffic to Filestore or egress traffic to a client within the same zone as the Filestore instance. However, there is a charge for egress from Filestore when network traffic leaves the zone of the Filestore instance.


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