Posted On: Dec 20, 2016

Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) now allows you to access your file data in the US East (N. Virginia) region from on-premises datacenters. This new capability was announced for all other Amazon EFS regions at AWS re:Invent 2016. On-Premises access is now available in all Amazon EFS regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland). 

This new feature allows on-premises servers to 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. 

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