[AWS Architect] (36) Elastic File System (EFS)

Elastic File System (EFS) is a scalable managed service that implements the Network File System (NFSv4).

  • File systems can be mounted on multiple Linux instances at the same time. -> shared media, home folder, shared documents.
  • It can be accessed in the VPC, across the VPC, and even from outside of VPC through Direct Connect.
  • EFS is built to scale while maintaining low latency and high throughput. It can support thousands of current NFS connections.
  • EFS is a regional service that stores data across multiple AZs for high availability and durability.
  • EFS supports Read after Write consistency.
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