Managing Amazon EC2 Storage

Amazon EC2 is one of the most popular services in AWS. EC2 instances would not be able to function without a proper type of storage. This course will teach you how to choose the optimal storage solution based on the requirements of your project.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 27, 2019
Duration
2h 55m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 27, 2019
Duration
2h 55m
Description

Choosing the best type of storage for your EC2 instances can be a daunting task, since Amazon offers a lot of different storage solutions. In this course, Managing Amazon EC2 Storage, you will gain the ability to choose the best type of storage for your project in AWS. First, you will learn about the existing types of storage and which services implement them in AWS. Next, you will discover how to backup the storage and make it more durable. Finally, you will explore how to manage EBS volumes and increase the performance of the existing storage devices. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of EC2 storage options needed to choose and implement the optimal storage for your EC2 instances.

About the author
About the author

Mateo is currently a full stack web developer working for a company that has clients from Europe and North America. His niche in programming was mostly web oriented, while freelancing, working on small startups and companies that require his services. Go(lang), Elixir, Ruby and C are his favorite languages and also the ones he’s mostly working with other then PHP in day to day work. He has a big passion for learning and teaching what he knows the best. His big interests recently have been the fields of DevOps, Linux, functional programming and machine learning.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Mateo Prigl, and welcome to my course on Managing Amazon EC2 Storage. In this course, we will go over the different storage services you can use in AWS like the Elastic Block Store service or the instance store disks. EBS service offers a range of different volume types and options you can pick to customize the storage for your EC2 instances. We will also go over the EBS backup options to increase the durability of your volumes with EBS snapshots and Amazon Machine Images. After you choose the wanted volume type, you need to know how to make it available inside of your instance. This process will be different for Windows and Linux instances, and we will deep dive into both of them. All of the available volume actions will be shown inside of the AWS console and the AWS CLI. When we get familiar with managing the storage, we will learn how to make it more secure by encrypting the volumes. We will also get into strategies to optimize the volumes with EBS optimized instances, initializing, and implementing RAID 0 and RAID 1. Some of the major topics that we will cover include choosing the appropriate storage type, backing up data, managing storage devices, encrypting EBS volumes, and increasing the storage performance. You should be somewhat familiar with EC2 service itself, but we will go over connecting to Windows and Linux instances step by step, accessing Linux instances from Windows, and vice versa. By the end of the course, you will have a solid knowledge about the EC2 storage options and how to utilize them in the best way. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how to implement storage devices with the Managing Amazon EC2 Storage course, at Pluralsight.