Introduction to Amazon Elastic File System

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This lesson explores the Amazon Elastic File System, commonly known as EFS, which is considered file-level storage, able to support multiple EC2 instances at once, and is optimized for low latency access.

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Learning Objectives

The objective of this lesson is to provide you with a foundational understanding of the Amazon Elastic File System and how it fits into the storage architecture of AWS.

Intended Audience

  • Storage engineers responsible for maintaining, managing, and administering file-level storage 
  • IT professionals preparing for either the AWS Cloud Practitioner exam or one of the three associate-level certifications
  • Those who are starting their AWS journey and want to understand the various services that exist and their use cases


To get the most out of this lesson, you should be familiar with the basic concepts of AWS and its core components, such as EC2 connectivity and configuration.

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