re: THE ROAD TO AWS RE:INVENT 2018 – WEEKLY PREDICTIONS, PART 2: DATA 2.0 VIEW POST

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Also, I would hope that they're opting to flesh-out the EFS offering. Things like:

  • More/better pre-selected performance-tiers. Would be great to have a shared filesystem that was useful for busy applications that didn't have large data-size requirements:
    • The default performance tier has decent latency but throughput is dependent on how much you're storing. Sucks to have to store more data ‐ especially dummy-data — just to get better base-performance.
    • The "Max I/O Performance Mode" is better for throughput, but the penalty is increased latency.
  • An actual, built-in backup capability. Yeah, EFS itself is durable, but it doesn't really offer "oops" protection. EFS is currently like relying on RAID as your only data-protection method. While you can jury-rig backups, doing so will blow-out your daily I/O credits.
  • An actual, built-in region-to-region replication capability. While EFS is great in (a supported) region, if a region manages to get knocked off the air (or you otherwise need to do an off-region migration of your services), your EFS-hosted data is offline or otherwise not easily available. While you can jury-rig region-to-region replication, as with backups, doing so will blow-out your daily I/O credits.
  • Windows/CIFS interface would be great. Lack of CIFS support limits the ability to use EFS in Windows-based clustered deployments. I'd assume they'd be working towards this to enhance their WorkSpaces service, any way.
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