Posted On: Mar 16, 2021

Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) now supports single Availability Zone (AZ) storage classes (One Zone), reducing storage costs by 47% compared to regional Amazon EFS storage classes, while maintaining the same capabilities. With this launch, you can achieve an effective storage price of ¥0.3136/GB-month.

With Amazon EFS One Zone, you have the choice of a simple, serverless, set-and-forget elastic file system in a single-AZ at 47% lower cost than regional Amazon EFS. Amazon EFS One Zone is ideal for workloads such as development, build, and staging environments, as well as applications such as analytics, simulation and media transcoding, and for backups or replicas of on-premises data which do not require regional resilience. Amazon EFS is designed for 99.999999999% (11 9’s) durability, and all file systems using One Zone storage classes have automatic backup policies to provide additional data protection with regional redundancy.

Amazon EFS One Zone is available today in the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and the Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD.

To get started with Amazon EFS One Zone, try it out using the Amazon EFS Console.  

[1] Pricing in Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD, assumes you are using Lifecycle Management and 80% of your storage in EFS IA.