You can mount Apsara File Storage NAS (NAS) volumes to serverless Kubernetes (ASK) clusters. This topic describes the features, storage types, use scenarios, limits, and billing rules of NAS volumes.


NAS is a cloud service that provides a file storage solution for compute nodes, such as Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instances, nodes in Elastic High-Performance Computing (E-HPC) clusters, and nodes in ACK clusters. NAS is a distributed file storage solution that provides shared access, scalability, high reliability, and high performance.

NAS uses Portable Operating System Interface of UNIX (POSIX)-based APIs and is compatible with native operating systems. NAS provides shared access, ensures data consistency, and implements mutual exclusion by using locks. NAS provides scalable file systems and allows simultaneous access to a NAS file system from multiple ECS instances. The storage capacity of a NAS file system scales in or out when you add or remove files. NAS provides shared data sources for workloads and applications that run on multiple ECS instances or servers.

NAS file system types

NAS provides the following file system types: General-purpose NAS Capacity, General-purpose NAS Performance, and Extreme NAS. For more information, see NAS types.


  • NAS provides shared storage. You can mount NAS file systems as statically provisioned volumes to meet the requirements of diverse scenarios.
  • NAS file systems can be mounted to ASK clusters only as statically provisioned volumes. Dynamic provisioning is not supported by NAS file systems. For more information about how to mount a statically provisioned NAS volume, see Mount a statically provisioned NAS volume.

Usage notes

  • Apsara File Storage NAS is a shared storage service. A persistent volume claim (PVC) that is used to mount a NAS file system can be shared among pods.
  • Do not delete the mount target before you unmount the NAS file system. Otherwise, the operating system hang error may occur.
  • After a mount target is created, wait until the state of the mount target changes to Available.
  • We recommend that you use the NFSv3 file sharing protocol.
  • General-purpose and Extreme NAS file systems have different limits on mounting scenarios, the number of file systems, and file sharing protocols. For more information, see Limits.


For more information about the billing rules of NAS, see NAS billing.