This is the use of a cloud-based file version of a more traditional Network File System (NFS).

AWS is named Elastic File System, which emerged from beta in June 2016. There is no size limit, so it scales automatically based on need and offers a 50 MB per second throughput per TB of storage, customers can pay for up to 100MBps throughput. It starts at $0.30/GB/month.

Azure, meanwhile offers Azure File Storage, which is similar in nature but has a capacity of 5TB per file and 500TB per account and it requires manual scaling. It offers a 60MBps throughput for reading files.
Google does not have a native file storage offering, but instead offers the open source FUSE adapter, which allows users to mount files from Google Cloud Storage buckets and converts them into a file system. Google claims this provides the highest throughput of the three providers with 180MBps on reads and 120MBps on writes.

Azure and Google offer lower prices for their file storage systems compared to AWS: Azure is $0.80 per GB/month, and Google is $0.20, but Adler says those costs do not take into account any replication or transfer charges. While AWS’s base price may seem higher, when taking into account all that it factors in related to scaling, it could be a wash between the three providers.

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