Launched last year, Amazon Elastic File System or Amazon EFS allowed users to configure and manage shared file storage in AWS. Since then, AWS has updated EFS to connect on-premise through AWS Direct Connect.
This can be useful in a number of ways:
For file migration and data backup, you may link your servers to an Amazon EFS file system, copy your files to it, then process it in the AWS cloud when you wish. Of course, you may choose to retrieve this data when you wish.
For cloudbursting, you may copy your files to your on-site server, analyze the data using EC2 instance fleets, then copy it back to your server so you visualize it with tools.
You may also access your files through EC2 or your onsite servers simultaneously. You will also experience the same strong consistency and file locking as regular Amazon EFS.
You can use this feature for free, but is currently only available in US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), and US East (Ohio) Regions. And if you require help to migrate and back up your enterprise’s data to the cloud, contact PolarSeven’s expert cloud specialists today.