Great Tool for Read and Write Scalability
May 10, 2021

Great Tool for Read and Write Scalability

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

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 responsible for providing efficiency in multiple aspects.
  • It has a positive impact on the business outcomes.
  • Because of this tool we are having positive impact on customer retention.

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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.

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) Feature Ratings

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Dynamic scaling
Elastic load balancing
Pre-configured templates
Monitoring tools
Pre-defined machine images
Operating system support
Security controls