A Brief on Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

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The cloud based file storage service Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) runs in the AWS public cloud for all the applications and workloads

EFS is simple, scalable file storage. It has a simple interface that creates and configures file systems fast and easy. The storage capacity is elastic, increasing and decreasing automatically depending upon the volume of data. The flexible billing model helps to pay only for the storage in use.

AWS spontaneously deploys and manages the infrastructure for EFS, which is distributed across an unrestricted number of servers to avoid performance blockages. Amazon EFS offers elastic storage capacity that scales to put up workloads running on Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances.

Amazon EFS is intended to be extremely available and durable for numerous EC2 instances that are connected to the service.

Amazon EFS file system provides a standard file system interface and file system access semantics to seamlessly integrate Amazon EFS with the existing applications and tools for all the Amazon EC2 instances. Lots of Amazon EC2 instances will be able to access an Amazon EFS file system instantaneously, letting the Amazon EFS to be available with a very common data source for workloads and applications running on one or multiple Amazon EC2 instances.

Amazon EFS file systems can be mounted on on-premises datacenter servers when connected to Amazon VPC with AWS Direct Connect. To migrate data sets to EFS, enable cloud bursting scenarios, or backup your on-premises data to EFS, the EFS file systems need to be mounted on on-premises servers.

AWS EFS Features:

  • Multiple AWS EC2 Instances can access an EFS share simultaneously.
  • Fast & Easy to deploy
  • Shared storage
  • Highly Available & durable
  • Consistent, low latencies
  • Elastic capacity
  • Encryption
  • Fully managed
  • Multiple data movement options


  • Greater Efficiency
  • Greater Agility
  • Rapid Scalability
  • Lower Costs
  • Greater IT staff productivity
  • Reduce wasted resources
  • Higher utilization of IT investments
  • Enhanced security and protection of information assets

AWS EFS Use cases:

  • Enterprise Applications
  • Big Data & Analytics
  • Media & entertainment processing workflows
  • Home directories
  • Content Management & Web serving
  • Database Backup
  • Software development tools
  • Container storage

EFS Available Regions:

EFS Available in these regions:

  • US East (N. Virginia)
  • US East (Ohio)
  • US West (Oregon)
  • Asia Pacific (Sydney)
  • EU (Frankfurt)
  • EU (Ireland)
  • Sydney

Royal can harness the full power of cloud with Amazon EFS with all the above features and every organization can benefit with our AWS services. Do you want our experts to manage the cloud? Email us for more information at info@royalcyber.com or visit www.royalcyber.com for more information.