Posted On: Jun 8, 2022

Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) now supports sub-millisecond read latencies for all new and existing General Purpose file systems. Latency-sensitive applications such as content management systems, analytics, DevOps, and machine learning inference can now achieve read latencies as low as 600 microseconds on average.

Amazon EFS is a simple, serverless, set-and-forget, elastic file system that makes it easy to set up, scale, and cost-optimize file storage in the Amazon Web Services Cloud. It is built to scale on demand to store petabytes of data without disrupting applications, growing and shrinking automatically as you add and remove files, eliminating the need to provision and manage capacity to accommodate growth. Amazon EFS can elastically scale to be consumed from tens of thousands of connections from any Amazon Web Services compute including Amazon EC2 instances, serverless functions, and containers.

Sub-millisecond read latencies are available in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD with no action required.

To learn more, read the EFS documentation, and create a file system in a single-click using the Amazon EFS Console.