From the Mailbag: What’s the Difference Between Amazon EBS and Amazon EFS?


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Question: I’m a software developer and I’m new to AWS. What’s the difference between the Elastic Block Storage service and the Elastic File System service?

Response: Amazon EBS or Elastic Block Storage is a highly available block storage service offered by AWS. Amazon Elastic block storage offers 99.999% availability and 99.999% durability . When you think of Amazon EBS, think hard drive or SSD. Amazon Elastic File System or EFS, is a serverless file system service that allows for the sharing of data among thousands of clients. Amazon EFS provides 99.999999999% durability and up to 99.99% availability. When you think of EFS, think Linux compatible network file shares..

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