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Arpio now supports automated disaster recovery of Amazon’s Elastic File System (EFS) service. This feature extends Arpio’s cross-region and cross-account recovery capability to support AWS workloads that use Amazon EFS, a file system offering on AWS. EFS provides cloud-based, scalable file storage for use with Amazon EC2 instances, ECS clusters, and other services. It uses the NFS protocol to provide client access to files stored in the file system.

“With the growing prevalence of auto-scaling environments and containerized workloads, we’re encountering more and more customers who are using EFS for shared file storage across distributed systems,” says Doug Neumann, Arpio’s CEO. “ We can now protect and recover these entire workloads – including file data – with just a few minutes of configuration.”

Arpio’s Disaster Recovery support for EFS builds on the cross-region, and cross-account backup capability recently added to AWS Backup. But unlike AWS Backup, Arpio can recover these file systems as part of recovering all of the infrastructure and data that participate together in delivering the workload. Further, Arpio recovers these file systems to look exactly as they did in their original form, ensuring that mount points and access points are recreated identically and automating the restoration of file system paths that are altered when restored by AWS Backup.
Arpio also restores the network identity of EFS file systems so that servers that mount these file systems don’t need to be reconfigured to point at the new file system after recovery, eliminating complex manual steps that would extend recovery time and outage duration.

Arpio automates the disaster recovery needs of AWS customers so that they can quickly achieve resilience and then return their focus to the strategic needs of their business. Arpio is the only solution that can fully protect and recover VM-based, containerized, and serverless workloads in AWS.