Amazon’s Elastic File System is now open for business

Following an extended preview period, Amazon’s Elastic File System is now generally available in three geographical regions, with more on the way.

Originally announced last year, EFS is a fully managed elastic file storage service for deploying and scaling durable file systems in the Amazon Web Services cloud. It’s currently available in the U.S. East (northern Virginia), U.S. West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland) regions, the company announced Wednesday.

Customers can use EFS to create file systems that are accessible to multiple Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances via the Network File System (NFS) protocol. They can also scale those systems up or down without needing to provision storage or throughput.

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