Posted On: Jan 7, 2021

AWS Transfer Family now supports file transfers for Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) file systems, enabling AWS Transfer Family customers to easily and securely provide their business partners and end customers access to files stored in Amazon EFS file systems for use cases such as data distribution, supply chain workflows, content management, and web serving applications. With this launch, you can use AWS Transfer Family and Amazon EFS to migrate your file transfer workflows that rely on file storage without impacting your end users or application integrations, while eliminating the need to manage any file transfer infrastructure. 

AWS Transfer Family has provided fully managed support for serverless file transfers to and from Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) since the service launched in 2018. With today's launch, AWS Transfer Family now also supports Amazon EFS enabling you to simplify and accelerate migration of file transfer workflows to AWS. Amazon EFS provides a simple, scalable, fully managed elastic file system for use with AWS services and on-premises resources. It is built to scale on demand to petabytes without disrupting applications, growing and shrinking automatically as you add and remove files, eliminating the need to provision and manage capacity to accommodate growth. When you select Amazon EFS as the data store for your AWS Transfer Family server, files transferred over Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and FTP over SSL (FTPS) will be stored in your Amazon EFS file systems. The transferred files are readily available to your business-critical applications running on Amazon EC2, as well as to containerized and serverless applications run using AWS services such as Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, AWS Fargate, and AWS Lambda. 

This feature is available in all AWS Regions where AWS Transfer Family is available. To get started, learn more by visiting the AWS News launch blog, AWS Transfer Family product page and user guide, or sign in to the AWS Transfer Family console