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There are several factors to consider when choosing a file system for Amazon FSx
Compatibility. Compatibility: make sure that the file system you choose is compatible with the application and operating system you will be using with FSx. For example, if you are using Windows, you may want to choose a file system such as NTFS or ReFS; if you are using Linux, you may want to choose a file system such as ext4 or XFS.
Performance. Consider the performance characteristics of different file systems (read and write speeds, how they handle large files and many small files, etc.). Some workloads may be faster and more efficient than other file systems.
Features. Look at different file system features such as file compression, encryption, snapshot support, etc. These features may be important for your use case.
Cost. Compare the costs of using different file systems with FSx, including storage and data transfer costs. Some file systems may cost more to use than others.
Amazon FSx supports the following file systems
Windows File System for Lustre (WFL): This file system is optimized for high-performance computing (HPC) workloads and is based on the Lustre open source file system. Only available with Lustre.
Windows File System (NTFS), a native Windows file system that is generally compatible with most applications. Supports file compression, encryption, and file-level security.
Resilient File System (ReFS). This file system is designed to be resilient and optimized for large data stores. It supports data integrity checking, file-level resiliency, and automatic correction of corrupt data.
Ext4: This is a popular file system on Linux systems and is supported by Amazon FSx for Lustre. It supports large file sizes and a wide range of file system features.
XFS: This is another popular file system on Linux systems and is supported by Amazon FSx for Lustre. Known for its high performance and scalability, it supports large file sizes and a wide range of file system features.
Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP
is a fully managed file storage service that provides scalable, high-performance file storage for data analytics, machine learning, HPC and other applications.NetApp ONTAP Storage Based on the operating system, you have access to all ONTAP features, including data protection, data tiering, and data management.
Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP offers two storage classes.
Standard.Standard: This storage class is optimized for performance and is suitable for workloads requiring low latency and high throughput.
Cold. This storage class is optimized for low cost and is suitable for workloads that do not require immediate access to data.
Both storage classes are available in two deployment options: single-AZ and multi-AZ. The Single AZ option provides storage within a single available zone, while the Multi-AZ option provides storage in multiple available zones for increased endurance and availability.
Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP supports NFS and SMB protocols and can be accessed from a variety of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and macOS. Amazon EMR, Amazon SageMaker, Amazon EC 2, and can be integrated with on-premise environments using AWS Direct Connect or VPN.
Amazon FSx for Luster
FSx for Lustre is built on the popular open source Lustre file system, designed for ease of use and high availability, and is fully managed by Amazon Web Services.
FSx for Lustre is suitable for use cases that require fast, parallel access to data from multiple compute instances, such as data analysis and machine learning. It can also be used for HPC workloads that require fast access to data, such as simulation and modeling.
You can create an FSx for Lustre file system and mount it on an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance or on-premise server using the Network File System (NFS) protocol. You can also use FSx for Lustre with Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) to store and access data using S3's object storage API.
Amazon FSx for Lustre is a powerful file system service suitable for high-performance workloads that require fast access to shared data.
Amazon FSx for Windows File Server
FSx for Windows File Server is designed for ease of use and high availability, and is fully managed by Amazon Web Services.
FSx for Windows File Server is suitable for use cases that require a fully compatible, high-performance file system for Windows-based workloads, such as storing and accessing data from Windows-based applications, user profiles and home directories.
Ultimately, the best file system for you will depend on your specific needs and requirements. You may want to experiment with different file systems to see which one is best suited for your FSx use.
The following article describes the specifications in tabular form so that you can compare them.