Posted On: Apr 1, 2021

Customers using Amazon EFS with Amazon Batch can now specify EFS volumes in their Amazon Batch job definitions. Amazon Batch jobs using EFS will automatically mount the file systems specified by the customer in the job definition and make them available to the jobs, across Availability Zones. This enables persistent, shared storage to be defined and used at the job level.

To use EFS with Amazon Batch, customers can add one or more volume definitions to an Amazon Batch job definition. A volume definition includes an EFS file system ID, Access Point ID, and whether to enable IAM authorization or TLS encryption in transit. Previously, customers could only specify volumes at the Compute Environment (CE) level. With support at the job definition level, customers can now more easily run multiple jobs requiring different volumes in a single CE.

This launch supports the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD.