Reduce your Amazon EFS
costs with these tips

These proven tips can save you up to 30% on AWS costs!

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

Elastic File System (EFS) cost saving tips Optimize your Elastic File System (EFS) costs with these tips


Monitor EFS Usage

Use CloudWatch metrics to track EFS file system usage. Right-size your file systems to fit your actual storage needs. Delete or resize any overprovisioned file systems.


Delete Unused EFS

Remove any EFS file systems that are no longer needed. Be sure to delete file systems that have been deprovisioned from your application environments.


Leverage AWS Tagging

Use AWS tagging to track EFS file system costs by application, environment, or other attributes. Regularly review tags and billing reports to identify unnecessary file systems for optimization.

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“We found that our AWS costs were spiraling out of control. Following Alex his advice we were able to save 60% on costs without compromising performance!”

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About Alex I am your AWS cost saving guru, ready to slash your AWS costs!

As a CTO at various start-ups and scale-ups, I've seen too often how AWS costs can sneak up on you. It used to be something we'd only think about when there was a problem—either it wasn't working like we needed it to, or the expenses were through the roof. I took my know-how in AWS and made it my goal to change that. Now, I use a simple rule to make a big impact: focus on the few changes that make the biggest difference in cutting costs.

I look at your AWS bills with a fine-tooth comb and find where you can save money without losing performance. It's about being smart with your resources and making sure AWS works for you, not against you. By doing this, I help your teams do more with less, and make sure we keep your cloud spending in check.

About Elastic File System (EFS) Service information & pricing

About Elastic File System (EFS)

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) is a serverless, elastic file storage service allowing users to create shared file systems for AWS services without provisioning or maintenance. It scales dynamically as files are added or removed. EFS can reach petabytes of storage and gigabytes of throughput. It offers cost-optimized storage and secure file access. It simplifies DevOps, enhances content management, and accelerates data science workloads.

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Elastic File System (EFS) pricing

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) provides serverless file storage, charging only for used primary, backup storage, and tiering activity. There are no minimum or setup fees. EFS has three storage classes with varied pricing, starting at $0.0315/GB, offering performance up to tens of GB/s and hundreds of thousands of IOPS. It includes data protection with backup and replication. AWS displays pricing for various storage and data access options.

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