Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) supplies a easy, serverless, set-and-forget elastic file system for shared knowledge throughout Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) situations or with container and serverless companies resembling Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), AWS Fargate, and AWS Lambda. Till now, prospects might select Amazon EFS Commonplace storage courses which redundantly retailer knowledge throughout a number of geographically separated Availability Zones (AZs) to supply the very best ranges of availability and sturdiness.

At present, I’m completely satisfied to announce Amazon EFS One Zone storage courses, decreasing storage prices by 47% in comparison with Amazon EFS Commonplace storage courses. For instance, within the US East (N. Virginia) Area, this enables prospects to realize an effective storage price of $0.043/GB-month, assuming you might be utilizing lifecycle management and 80% of your knowledge is sometimes accessed. Amazon EFS is designed for eleven 9’s of sturdiness, and EFS One Zone Storage courses supply a three 9’s availability SLA whereas sustaining the identical capabilities as Commonplace storage courses resembling elasticity, simplicity, scalability, and lifecycle administration.

We’re launching two new single AZ storage courses, Amazon EFS One Zone – $0.16/GB-month within the case of the US East (N. Virginia) Area, and Amazon EFS One Zone-Rare Entry (One Zone-IA) – $0.0133 GB-month within the case of the US East (N. Virginia) Area. All file programs utilizing One Zone storage courses are configured with an automated backup coverage utilizing AWS Backup to supply an additional degree of knowledge safety, and file programs created utilizing the EFS console have a default lifecycle administration coverage to robotically and transparently transfer much less ceaselessly used information to the Amazon EFS One Zone-IA storage class. Through the use of lifecycle administration, you cut back the price of your storage for sometimes accessed knowledge by as much as 92%.

One Zone storage courses are perfect for workloads resembling growth, construct, and staging environments, and purposes resembling analytics and simulation and media transcoding which don’t require the very best ranges of availability and sturdiness of Amazon EFS Commonplace storage courses. They’re additionally perfect for storing replicas, secondary copies of on-premises knowledge, knowledge that may be simply recreated, and for purposes with built-in replication and high-availability options that don’t have to depend on the multi-AZ resilience of Amazon EFS Commonplace storage courses.

Getting Began With One Zone Storage Lessons
To get began with the Amazon EFS One Zone storage courses, create a brand new file system utilizing the Amazon EFS Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), or AWS SDKs.

From the Amazon EFS console, click on on Create file system, choose One Zone on your chosen Availability and Sturdiness choice, and choose an AZ to create a file system with really useful settings, together with automated backup and a default lifecycle administration coverage, in simply seconds.

Amazon EFS One Zone storage courses present the identical options, API and console expertise as Amazon EFS Commonplace storage courses, permitting you to create and entry shared file storage for situations, containers and serverless or on-premises servers through AWS Direct Connect or AWS VPN.

You should utilize Amazon EFS file programs with Amazon ECS to share file system knowledge throughout your fleet of container situations so your duties have entry to the identical persistent storage, irrespective of the occasion on which they land. To make use of Amazon EFS with Amazon EKS, use the Amazon EFS Container Storage Interface (CSI) driver, which helps Amazon EFS entry factors to share a file system between a number of pods in an Amazon EKS or self-managed Kubernetes cluster. The Amazon EFS CSI driver is put in within the Fargate stack and assist for Amazon EFS is supplied out of the field.

Amazon EFS works with AWS Lambda to can help you share knowledge throughout operate invocations, learn giant reference knowledge information, and write operate output to a persistent and shared retailer. AWS Lambda securely connects the operate situations to the Amazon EFS mount targets in the identical Availability Zone and subnet.

Listed here are a few issues to remember:

Sturdiness and Availability: Since EFS One Zone storage courses retailer knowledge in a single AZ, knowledge saved in these storage courses could also be misplaced within the occasion of a catastrophe or different fault that impacts all copies of the information throughout the Availability Zone, or within the occasion of Availability Zone destruction. For patrons requiring the very best ranges of sturdiness and availability, we advocate Amazon EFS Commonplace storage courses, which retailer knowledge throughout a number of AZs.

Backup: As I mentioned, file programs utilizing Amazon EFS One Zone storage courses are automatically backed up utilizing AWS Backup until you alter the default backup setting when making a file system. Backup knowledge is replicated to 3 AZs inside a area, and will be restored to any AZ or copied to a distinct area.

Out there Now
Amazon EFS One Zone storage courses are instantly out there in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), South America (São Paulo), Europe (Eire), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Milan), Europe (Stockholm), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Africa (Cape City), Center East (Bahrain), and all AWS GovCloud (US) Areas, with extra areas coming quickly. To be taught extra, check out the documentation. Please ship suggestions to the AWS forum for Amazon EFS or by your standard AWS assist contacts.

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