Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

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Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

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US East & West Region

$0.043

Cloud
per month per GB (One zone)

Europe (Ireland) Region

$0.046

Cloud
per month per GB (One zone)

Asia Pacific & Canada Region

$0.047

Cloud
per month per GB (One zone)

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://aws.amazon.com/efs/pricing

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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $0.04 per GB

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What is Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)?

The Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) provides a simple, scalable, elastic file system for Linux-based workloads for use with AWS Cloud services and on-premises resources.

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Deployment TypesSaaS
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Mobile ApplicationNo

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What is Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)?

The Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) provides a simple, scalable, elastic file system for Linux-based workloads for use with AWS Cloud services and on-premises resources.

How much does Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) cost?

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) starts at $0.043.

What is Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)'s best feature?

Reviewers rate Elastic load balancing highest, with a score of 10.

Who uses Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)?

The most common users of Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Score 8 out of 10
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Amazon Elastic File System is being used in certain departments of the organization. This is a great tool as it handles the scalability of the filesystem so that multiple instances of EC2 can write and monitor the updates simultaneously. The capacity in this can be easily adjusted and no overhead management is needed.
  • This is very easy to setup and has a great performance.
  • As per the name, Elastic grows as your data grows.
  • We can run multiple EC2 instances.
  • For multiple small files, EFS performance might get degraded.
  • Doesn't have a great compatibility with Redhat 6.
  • Bit expensive
This tool is very well suited if you want to work in the AWS ecosystem along with other AWS tools as it easily integrates with them. This works very fast for distributed systems. Sometimes, you can face compatibility issues with the operating system so my advice would be to check that before the implementation.
Score 8 out of 10
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Amazon EFS provide you scalable elastic file system with ease of integration of your past setup.My company already using multiple Amazon services AWS cloud so Amazon EFS is very helpful.
I am from analytics team but I have used this in project with out Tech engineering team.
We need large file system where rdbms and other resource is not helpful and we start using elastic file system.
It is started from project level and now it used completed department not company level but our department which consist of engineering team, analytics team and category product managers. System are now using Amazon EFS
  • Easy Integration
  • No problem like in RDBMS
  • Cloud script to maintain EFS dynamically
  • For early age start it would be costly
  • Not necessary for small scale system, but very beneficial for system which have high TPS and huge user base
When are API is exposed to limited user previous system is working fine. Amazon EFS comes into picture when we have more number user for internal API and even one user has multiple instance which required file need to maintained dynamically and session out problem need to be resolved.
Amazon EFS help in making system scalable and highly reliable. now no more high user and session timeout issue exist
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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We use EFS for back-end storage for our larger systems and platforms. It adequately solves the business problem of file-as-a-service. Rather than spin up a few VMs and employ something like DRBD, EFS will provide a highly-available, scalable NFS export that can be mounted in multiple availability zones. It has just enough options to make it robust and enterprise-ready while keeping it simple to set up in just a few clicks.
  • EFS is easily made high-availability.
  • EFS is simple to implement.
  • EFS uses native NFS file-sharing protocol.
  • EFS could be made highly-available across regions.
  • EFS could be made with a better on-premise extension than Cloud Gateway.
  • EFS could be made to support CIFS/SMB.
It works well as run-of-the-mill NFS that is managed as a service rather than a server. It works anywhere NFS is usable.
The documentation is sufficient for setting up and it is basic NFS for mounting so not much support is required. I have not had any issues to warrant a request with AWS support.