Overview#AWS Elastic File System ia an Amazon Web Services provides simple, scalable File System storage for Linux-based workloads for use with AWS Cloud services and on-premises resources.
AWS Elastic File System designed to provide massively parallel shared access to thousands of Amazon EC2 instances. AWS Elastic File System provides access your File Systems across Cloud Zoness, Cloud Regions, and Virtual Private Clouds and share files between thousands of Amazon EC2 instances and on-premises servers via AWS Direct Connect or AWS VPN.
AWS Elastic File System, storage capacity is elastic, growing and shrinking automatically as you add and remove files, so your applications have the storage they need, when they need it. AWS Elastic File System has a simple web services interface that allows you to create and configure File Systems quickly and easily. The service manages all the file storage infrastructure for you, meaning that you can avoid the complexity of deploying, patching, and maintaining complex file system configurations.
AWS Elastic File System supports the Network File System version 4 (NFSv4.1 and NFSv4.0) protocol, so the applications and tools that you use today work seamlessly with AWS Elastic File System. Multiple EC2 instances can access an AWS Elastic File System File System at the same time, providing a common data source for workloads and applications running on more than one instance or server.