Posted On: Apr 12, 2022

Starting today, you can now automatically attach Amazon EFS file systems to new Amazon EC2 instances created from the Configure storage section of the new and improved instance launch experience, making it simpler and easier to use serverless and elastic file storage with your EC2 instances. This integration helps you simplify the process of configuring EC2 instances to mount EFS file systems at launch time with recommended mount options. In addition, from the Configure storage section of the launch experience, you can also create new EFS file systems using the recommended settings without having to leave the Amazon EC2 console.  

Amazon EFS is a simple, serverless, set-and-forget, elastic file system that makes it easy to set up, scale, and cost-optimize file storage in the AWS Cloud. It is built to scale on demand to store petabytes of data without disrupting applications, growing and shrinking automatically as you add and remove files, eliminating the need to provision and manage capacity to accommodate growth. Amazon EFS can elastically scale to be consumed from tens of thousands of connections from any AWS compute including Amazon EC2 instances, serverless functions, and containers. Now, you can automatically mount your EFS file systems on newly created Amazon EC2 instances using the new and improved EC2 launch experience.  

To get started, open the EC2 instance launch experience and select the EFS file system you want to mount from the Configure storage section, or click Create new shared file system. To learn more, see the EC2 Launch Instance documentation and the Amazon EFS documentation.