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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Opstax uses EBS storage to store images, snapshots and to write any data we need to keep when an instance is no longer.