Today, we are introducing EFS Archive, a new storage class for Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) optimized for long-lived data that is rarely accessed.
With this launch, Amazon EFS supports three Regional storage classes:
EFS Standard – Powered by SSD storage and designed to deliver submillisecond latency for active data.
EFS Infrequent Access (EFS IA) – Cost-optimized for data accessed only a few times a quarter, and that doesn’t need the submillisecond latencies of EFS Standard.
EFS Archive – Cost-optimized for long-lived data accessed a few times a year or less and offering similar performance to EFS IA.
All Regional storage classes deliver gigabytes-per-second throughput and hundreds of thousands of IOPS performance and are designed for eleven nines of durability.
You don’t need to manually pick and choose a storage class for your file systems because EFS lifecycle management can automatically migrate files across