12 Jul 2015

AWS Elastic File System - First Boot

We've been eager to get our hands on AWS EFS and as the preview dropped in this week we got our chance (albiet via a virtual trip to Oregon). But firstly, what is it?
AWS EFS is 'standalone' petabyte scale cloud storage offering multi-source connectivity via NFSv4, with 'E' standing for elastic in the true sense. EFS removes the restrictions of single instance EBS vol mounts to provide multi-instance access, and if like us you've struggled with the nuances of s3fs-fuse mounts then EFS will be a breath of fresh air as it supports standard file and directory operations.