Compare Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) vs. Amazon S3

Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is ranked 3rd in Public Cloud Storage Services with 1 review while Amazon S3 is ranked 5th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 4 reviews. Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is rated 8.0, while Amazon S3 is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) writes "Enables us to predict our storage needs over time and start small and grow as we need ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Amazon S3 writes "High Availability, with High Performance, IAM access control, and server-side encryption at a low cost". Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is most compared with Microsoft Azure File Storage, Google Cloud Storage and Microsoft Azure Object Storage, whereas Amazon S3 is most compared with Oracle Cloud Object Storage, Microsoft Azure File Storage and Google Cloud Storage.
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Pros
We are not that big of a cloud user. We just use it for the storage of our bytes. The most valuable aspect is the storage.

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The most valuable features are unlimited storage, scalability, and performance.Feature-wise, Amazon S3 is the cheapest and it's reliable.The most valuable feature is the storage.It's good for starting up because you only pay for what you use.

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Cons
It should be simplified. There are people who don't have cloud experience. It should be storage that we are able to just connect to.

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The security model can be improved as it is a bit confusing.The console could be improved - it's not very user friendly for non-technical guys.In the next release, I think that it would be good to have wizards that would update into specific applications, for example, a one-touch configuration in Pagemaker.A feature that should be included is to find and provide a HIPPA compliant solution for the Presigned URL.

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This solution has reasonable pricing and a low cost.

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Top Comparisons
Compared 12% of the time.
Also Known As
S3, Simple Storage Service
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Overview

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 Simple Storage Service is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

Amazon S3 has a simple web services interface that you can use to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers.

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Sample Customers
Arcesium, Atlassian, Seeking Alpha, ZendNetflix, Airbnb, Thomson Reuters, Zillow, Alert Logic
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company53%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company9%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company34%
Media Company19%
Comms Service Provider12%
Healthcare Company5%
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