Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) supplies a easy, serverless, set-and-forget elastic file system for shared information throughout Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) cases or with container and serverless providers equivalent to Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), AWS Fargate, and AWS Lambda. Till now, clients may select Amazon EFS Commonplace storage courses which redundantly retailer information throughout a number of geographically separated Availability Zones (AZs) to supply the very best ranges of availability and sturdiness.
Immediately, I’m pleased to announce Amazon EFS One Zone storage courses, lowering storage prices by 47% in comparison with Amazon EFS Commonplace storage courses. For instance, within the US East (N. Virginia) Area, this enables clients to attain an efficient storage value of $zero.043/GB-month, assuming you’re utilizing lifecycle administration and 80% of your information is sometimes accessed. Amazon EFS is designed for eleven 9’s of sturdiness, and EFS One Zone Storage courses provide a 3 9’s availability SLA whereas sustaining the identical capabilities as Commonplace storage courses equivalent to elasticity, simplicity, scalability, and lifecycle administration.
We’re launching two new single AZ storage courses, Amazon EFS One Zone – $zero.16/GB-month within the case of the US East (N. Virginia) Area, and Amazon EFS One Zone-Rare Entry (One Zone-IA) – $zero.0133 GB-month within the case of the US East (N. Virginia) Area. All file methods utilizing One Zone storage courses are configured with an automated backup coverage utilizing AWS Backup to offer an additional degree of information safety, and file methods created utilizing the EFS console have a default lifecycle administration coverage to robotically and transparently transfer much less regularly used recordsdata to the Amazon EFS One Zone-IA storage class. By utilizing lifecycle administration, you cut back the price of your storage for sometimes accessed information by as much as 92%.
One Zone storage courses are perfect for workloads equivalent to improvement, construct, and staging environments, and purposes equivalent to 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 very best for storing replicas, secondary copies of on-premises information, information 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 to your chosen Availability and Sturdiness possibility, and choose an AZ to create a file system with advisable 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 cases, containers and serverless or on-premises servers through AWS Direct Join or AWS VPN.
You should use Amazon EFS file methods with Amazon ECS to share file system information throughout your fleet of container cases so your duties have entry to the identical persistent storage, irrespective of the occasion on which they land. To make use of Amazon EFS One Zone storage courses with Amazon ECS, you need to select solely subnets in the identical Availability Zone as your file system when launching your activity.
For Amazon EKS you need to 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 help for Amazon EFS is offered out of the field. When utilizing the Amazon EFS CSI driver with Amazon EFS One Zone storage courses, you need to use the
nodeSelector possibility when launching your pod to make sure it will get scheduled throughout the identical availability zone as your file system.
Amazon EFS works with AWS Lambda to help you share information throughout operate invocations, learn massive reference information recordsdata, and write operate output to a persistent and shared retailer. AWS Lambda securely connects the operate cases to the Amazon EFS mount targets in the identical Availability Zone and subnet. When utilizing Amazon EFS One Zone storage courses with AWS Lambda, configure your operate to solely launch invocations into subnets in the identical Availability Zone as your file system.
Listed here are a few issues to remember:
Sturdiness and Availability: Since EFS One Zone storage courses retailer information in a single AZ, information saved in these storage courses could also be misplaced within the occasion of a catastrophe or different fault that impacts all copies of the info throughout the Availability Zone, or within the occasion of Availability Zone destruction. For purchasers requiring the very best ranges of sturdiness and availability, we suggest Amazon EFS Commonplace storage courses, which retailer information throughout a number of AZs.
Backup: As I stated, file methods utilizing Amazon EFS One Zone storage courses are robotically backed up utilizing AWS Backup except you alter the default backup setting when making a file system. Backup information is replicated to a few AZs inside a area, and may be restored to any AZ or copied to a special area.
Amazon EFS One Zone storage courses are instantly accessible 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 study extra, check out the documentation. Please ship suggestions to the AWS discussion board for Amazon EFS or via your regular AWS help contacts.
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