Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) Reviews

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September 12, 2019
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.
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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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