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Filestore Multishares for GKE (preview)

  • 9 November 2022
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Hey there!

The @malamin has described Filestore at here previously.

Now I can say it has a new feature/tier in preview (beta). It’s Filestore Multishares for GKE.

It’s possible to attach a number of Shares in a Filestore Enterprise instance.

IMHO Maybe, you can save costs by sharing a storage instance instead of creating that big & lonely ones.

With Filestore Multishares for GKE, you can allocate up to ten shares across a single Filestore Enterprise instance. Each share maps to a unique Persistent Volume (PV) in GKE.

 

Each GKE PV can range from 100GiB to 1TiB in size, offering greater flexibility for organizations that require both smaller volumes for multiple clients and multi-writer access across a shared network.

 

Use Filestore Multishares for GKE with the new GKE Filestore CSI driver for greater flexibility and performance.

Diagram of Filestore Enterprise Multishares capacity.

Read more https://cloud.google.com/filestore/docs/multishares


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That's something we can search for and talk about. Thanks @seijimanoan 

What do you think @Vick and @malamin? Can we save costs, as Seiji Manoan wrote, by sharing a storage instance instead of creating that big & lonely ones?

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That's something we can search for and talk about. Thanks @seijimanoan 

What do you think @Vick and @malamin? Can we save costs, as Seiji Manoan wrote, by sharing a storage instance instead of creating that big & lonely ones?

Yes @ilias , I completely agree. Sharing a single Filestore enterprise instance across multiple GKE pods will enhance cost savings while optimizing the use of the instance

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Wow! It’s good practice. Thank you @seijimanoan to connecting update document with old post.

Filestore multishare instance feature gives us a new option to configure infrastructure in a flexible way while we design complex enterprise-level solutions.

Multishare feature give us more optimization capabilities for micro service enterprise system

Each Filestore service tier provides a different level of performance. The performance of any given instance might vary from the expected numbers due to various factors, such as the use of caching, the number of client VMs, the machine type of the client VMs, and the workload tested.

Charges apply based on the underlying Filestore Enterprise service tier. With shared capacity across multiple smaller volumes, users can benefit from a dramatic reduction in storage costs

Thank you so much, @ilias. as I mentioned earlier, the price is determined not only by the multi-share instance, but also by how solution architecting and other operational activities are carried out.

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Thanks @seijimanoan @Vick and @malamin for your thoughts! 😀

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