Posted On: May 27, 2021
Amazon FSx for Lustre, a service that provides cost-effective, high-performance, scalable file storage for compute workloads, now supports data compression, enabling you to reduce the cost of storage for machine learning, high performance computing (HPC), and analytics data sets.
Starting today, you can enable data compression on all Amazon FSx for Lustre file systems. Data compression reduces storage consumption of both your file system storage and your file system backups. The data compression feature is optimized to deliver high levels of compression without adversely impacting file system performance. Once data compression is enabled, newly written files are automatically compressed by Amazon FSx for Lustre before they are written to disk and automatically uncompressed when they are read. In addition to compression, Amazon FSx for Lustre offers a range of storage options to optimize price, including a variety of SSD and HDD storage options, along with an option to store data on unreplicated storage for short-term processing of data.