I need NAS in Google Cloud Platform so that my VMs can all read some static files and serve them to my users. The follow-on requests for same files will be served out of Google's CDN so IOPS is not a big deal.
Google's Filestore (NFS) seems like a nice fit but it's really pricey ~$220+/month per TB.
If my total footprint is 5TB, would it make more sense just to mount my own NFS drive on a dedicated VM?
What am I missing here?