Your filesystem in the cloud - Elastic File System
Amazon announced at the AWS Summit in San Francisco a new service, called Elastic File System. It addresses a fundamental issue with storing files in the cloud. Sure, you could use S3 but S3 is a general purpose data storage platform. The new Elastic File System will be able bring all the benefit of S3 but with built specifically to model an actual file system, not a large collection of objects.
Supports NFSv4 so most likely, you will be able to mount these as virtual drives in your operating system natively. Automatically handles IOPS reservations, so it will scale to any size you need.
It is not yet released, planned for release this Summer. An official blog post can be read at Amazon . Sounds like a great addition to the AWS family.
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