Manage your Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) costs using AWS Budgets

Since Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) launched in mid-2016, AWS customers have been taking advantage of the low-cost, cloud-native, fully managed NFS file system for Linux-based workloads. Recently we’ve been hearing from EFS customers that they love the ability to scale their file storage without having to provision hardware but are looking for more tools to manage file storage costs across many users and groups within their organization. In response to this request, we released the EFS Infrequent Access tier last year (2019) to help customers save up to 92% on their file system costs and today we want to make customers aware of another tool that’s available to them through AWS Budgets that can help them save money on their EFS file system costs. In this post we will walk you through how you can use AWS Budgets to create budgets and alerts on your EFS file systems so you are able to allocate your IT budgets effectively and monitor your EFS file system costs against your AWS Budgets.