Interfaces - AWS Storage Services Overview


Amazon offers a network protocol-based HTTP (RFC 2616) API for managing Amazon EFS, as well as supporting for EFS operations within the AWS SDKs and the AWS CLI. The API actions and EFS operations are used to create, delete, and describe file systems; create, delete, and describe mount targets; create, delete, and describe tags; and describe and modify mount target security groups. If you prefer to work with a graphical user interface, the AWS Management Console gives you all the capabilities of the API in a browser interface. EFS file systems use Network File System version 4 (NFSv4) and version 4.1 (NFSv4.1) for data access. We recommend using NFSv4.1 to take advantage of the performance benefits in the latest version, including scalability and parallelism.