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Amazon EBS vs Amazon EFS: What are the differences?

Developers describe Amazon EBS as "Block level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances". Amazon EBS volumes are network-attached, and persist independently from the life of an instance. Amazon EBS provides highly available, highly reliable, predictable storage volumes that can be attached to a running Amazon EC2 instance and exposed as a device within the instance. Amazon EBS is particularly suited for applications that require a database, file system, or access to raw block level storage. On the other hand, Amazon EFS is detailed as "Simple, scalable, and reliable file storage for 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.

Amazon EBS and Amazon EFS are primarily classified as "Cloud Storage" and "Cloud File Storage" tools respectively.

According to the StackShare community, Amazon EBS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 179 company stacks & 47 developers stacks; compared to Amazon EFS, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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    What is Amazon EBS?

    Amazon EBS volumes are network-attached, and persist independently from the life of an instance. Amazon EBS provides highly available, highly reliable, predictable storage volumes that can be attached to a running Amazon EC2 instance and exposed as a device within the instance. Amazon EBS is particularly suited for applications that require a database, file system, or access to raw block level storage.

    What is Amazon EFS?

    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.

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    What companies use Amazon EBS?
    What companies use Amazon EFS?
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    What are some alternatives to Amazon EBS and Amazon EFS?
    Amazon S3
    Amazon Simple Storage Service provides a fully redundant data storage infrastructure for storing and retrieving any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web
    Google Cloud Storage
    Google Cloud Storage allows world-wide storing and retrieval of any amount of data and at any time. It provides a simple programming interface which enables developers to take advantage of Google's own reliable and fast networking infrastructure to perform data operations in a secure and cost effective manner. If expansion needs arise, developers can benefit from the scalability provided by Google's infrastructure.
    Azure Storage
    Azure Storage provides the flexibility to store and retrieve large amounts of unstructured data, such as documents and media files with Azure Blobs; structured nosql based data with Azure Tables; reliable messages with Azure Queues, and use SMB based Azure Files for migrating on-premises applications to the cloud.
    Minio
    Minio is an object storage server compatible with Amazon S3 and licensed under Apache 2.0 License
    iCloud
    Sign in to iCloud to access your photos, videos, documents, notes, contacts, and more. Use your Apple ID or create a new account to start using Apple services.
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