Posted On: Apr 9, 2015

Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) is a file storage service for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. Amazon EFS is easy to use and provides a simple interface that allows you to create and configure file systems quickly and easily. With Amazon EFS, storage capacity is elastic, growing and shrinking automatically as you add and remove files, so your applications have the storage they need, when they need it.

Amazon EFS supports the Network File System version 4 (NFSv4) protocol, so the applications and tools that you use today work seamlessly with Amazon EFS. Multiple Amazon EC2 instances can access an Amazon EFS file system at the same time, providing a common data source for workloads and applications running on more than one instance.

With Amazon EFS, you pay only for the storage used by your file system. You don’t need to provision storage in advance and there is no minimum fee or setup cost. Amazon EFS is designed for a wide variety of use cases like content repositories, development environments, and home directories. With on-demand scaling and performance, Amazon EFS is an ideal solution for Big Data applications.

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