With Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, you pay only for the resources you use and there are no minimum fees or set-up charges. While pricing is quoted on a monthly basis, your usage is prorated by the hour, and you are billed for your average usage over a month. There are six Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP components to consider when storing and managing your data: SSD storage, SSD IOPS, capacity pool usage, throughput capacity, backups, and SnapLock licensing.
SSD storage: You pay for the average amount of storage provisioned for your file systems per month, measured in gigabyte-months "GB-Months".
SSD IOPS: By default, 3 IOPS are included for every GB of SSD storage. You can optionally provision a higher level of IOPS, and you pay for the average IOPS provisioned above your included rate for the month, measured in "IOPS-Months".
Capacity Pool usage: Capacity pool storage is elastic storage that’s cost-optimized for infrequently-accessed data. Amazon FSx automatically transitions data from SSD storage to capacity pool storage based on your access patterns. With capacity pool storage, you pay only for the storage space consumed. Specifically, you pay for the average amount of storage consumed per month, measured in “GB-Months”. For data that is in capacity pool storage, you also pay requests costs (per read and write operation) whenever the data is accessed.
Throughput capacity: You pay for the average throughput capacity you’ve provisioned for your file systems per month, measured in “MBps-months”. The cost to transfer data between Availability Zones for replication of data is included in the throughput capacity price.
Backups: With backups, you pay only for the storage space consumed. 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 consumed per month, measured in “GB-months”.
SnapLock licensing: You pay an additional SnapLock licensing fee for the average amount of storage space consumed in SnapLock volumes per month, measured in “GB-months".