"When it comes to valuable features, ease of use would be number one."
"Its elasticity and flexible pricing are the most valuable. For Amazon EFS, you are charged based on the storage. It is also very fast and stable with a very simple and intuitive interface."
Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) provides persistent block level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances in the AWS Cloud. Each Amazon EBS volume is automatically replicated within its Availability Zone to protect you from component failure, offering high availability and durability. Amazon EBS volumes offer the consistent and low-latency performance needed to run your workloads. With Amazon EBS, you can scale your usage up or down within minutes – all while paying a low price for only what you provision.
Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) provides simple, scalable file storage for use with Amazon EC2 instances in the AWS Cloud. Amazon EFS is easy to use and offers a simple interface that allows you to create and configure file systems quickly and easily. With Amazon EFS, 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.
When mounted to Amazon EC2 instances, an Amazon EFS file system provides a standard file system interface and file system access semantics, allowing you to seamlessly integrate Amazon EFS with your existing applications and tools. Multiple Amazon EC2 instances can access an Amazon EFS file system at the same time, allowing Amazon EFS to provide a common data source for workloads and applications running on more than one Amazon EC2 instance.
It’s designed for high availability and durability, and provides performance for a broad spectrum of workloads and applications, including Big Data and analytics, media processing workflows, content management, web serving, and home directories.
Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) is ranked 14th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 1 review while Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is ranked 8th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 1 review. Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) is rated 8.0, while Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) writes "Robust block-storage service that's easy to use and accessible from anywhere". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) writes "A fast, stable, and scalable solution with flexible pricing and good elasticity". Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) is most compared with Microsoft Azure Block Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, Amazon S3 Glacier, Microsoft Azure File Storage and Google Cloud Storage Nearline, whereas Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is most compared with Microsoft Azure File Storage, Google Cloud Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, Google Cloud Storage Nearline and Microsoft Azure Object Storage.
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