Posted On: Dec 5, 2016

Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS), which provides simple and scalable file storage for use with Amazon EC2 instances in the AWS Cloud, now allows you to access your file data from on-premises datacenters. On-premises servers can now move file data to and from your Amazon EFS file systems when connected to your Amazon VPC with AWS Direct Connect, allowing you to migrate data sets to EFS, enable cloud bursting scenarios, or backup your on-premises data to EFS. 

On-Premises access to EFS is immediately available in the following regions: US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland). 

There is no additional cost for on-premises access to your Amazon EFS file systems. You will be billed for the AWS Direct Connect connection between your on-premises datacenter and your Amazon VPC.

To learn how to use AWS Direct Connect to allow access for your on-premises servers to Amazon EFS file systems, please consult the Amazon EFS documentation.