AWS Storage

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AWS Storage

Authors: Reza Salehi, Nikola Milanovic, Mateo Prigl, Michael Brown, David Tucker, Nertil Poci

Chances are if you’re working with an application of a project online, you’re going to need some type of cloud storage capabilities. AWS has solutions depending on your... Read more

What you will learn:

  • Elastic Block Store
  • Elastic File System
  • S3
  • EC2
  • Amazon S3 Glacier
  • Storage Gateway
  • Management of storage resources

Pre-requisites

This path is a beginner path and is for learners who have a general understanding of cloud computing and the AWS platform.

Beginner

In this section you will learn about implementing three different and basic storage types on AWS; EBS, EFS, and S3.

Implementing Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

by Reza Salehi

Jan 16, 2019 / 2h 29m

2h 29m

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Description

Elastic Block Store (EBS) is Amazon's block storage offering for EC2 instances. Choosing the right configuration for EBS volumes can be tricky. In this course, Implementing Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), you will gain the ability to provision EBS volumes for your EC2 instances. First, you will learn to choose the best EBS volume type for your budget and workload. Next, you will discover how to create point-in-time backups for disaster recovery. Finally, you will explore how to secure your EBS volumes and also leverage AWS Lambda to handle EBS related events. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of implementing Elastic Block Store (EBS) needed to effectively use EBS volumes with your EC2 instances.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Provisioning and Configuring EBS Volumes
  3. Restoring from EBS Snapshots
  4. Optimizing EBS Instances
  5. Securing EBS Instances
  6. Analyzing Performance of EBS Volumes with CloudWatch

Implementing Amazon Elastic File System

by Nikola Milanovic

Aug 20, 2019 / 56m

56m

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AWS is the worlds largest public cloud provider and is used by thousands of developers to bring their ideas to life. In this course, Implementing Amazon Elastic File System, you’ll gain the ability to share file data between thousands of EC2 instances. First, you’ll explore what EFS is and how it compares to EBS and S3. Next, you’ll discover insights into EFS management and security. Finally, you’ll learn how to consume the shared file system from your EC2 instances. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of EFS and EC2 needed to setup real-world file-based workloads.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. EFS Overview
  3. Mounting EFS Volumes
  4. Managing EFS
  5. Managing EFS Security
  6. Backing up EFS
  7. Using AWS CLI

Implementing Amazon S3 Storage on AWS

by Reza Salehi

Feb 23, 2019 / 3h 26m

3h 26m

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AWS S3 is one of the most fundamental services offered by Amazon. S3 is also used by several other AWS services as well as Amazon's own websites. The securing, auditing, versioning, automating, and optimizing cost for S3 can be a challenge for engineers and architects who are new to AWS. In this course, Implementing Amazon S3 Storage on AWS, you will gain the ability to get the most out of your Amazon S3 service. First, you will learn how to create buckets, upload objects to the storage class matching your need and budget, and retrieve them. Next, you will discover how to apply the recommended security practices to your S3 buckets and audit access to them. Finally, you will explore how to work with multiple object versions, archive cold data in S3 Glacier, and configure life-cycle rules to automatically save big on your S3 costs. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Amazon S3 needed to use it as your main cloud-based storage option.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Creating S3 Buckets
  3. Securing Your Data
  4. Managing S3 Buckets
  5. Transferring and Migrating Data
  6. Data Life-cycles

Intermediate

In this section you will learn how to manage EC2 storage. You’ll also learn about archival storage with Glacier.

Managing Amazon EC2 Storage

by Mateo Prigl

Jun 27, 2019 / 2h 55m

2h 55m

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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.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Choosing the EC2 Storage Type
  3. Backing Up Volumes
  4. Utilizing Volume Actions
  5. Optimizing Volume Performance

Archiving Cloud Data with Amazon S3 Glacier

by Michael Brown

Jun 25, 2019 / 1h 6m

1h 6m

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Description

At the core of archive storage in AWS is a thorough knowledge of Amazon S3 Glacier. In this course, Archiving Cloud Data with Amazon S3 Glacier, you’ll learn how to work with S3 Glacier using a variety of tools. First, you’ll become familiar with the key features of S3 Glacier. Next, you’ll explore S3 Glacier through Amazon S3, the Glacier dashboard, and by using the AWS CLI. Finally, you’ll discover how to secure and audit access to S3 Glacier. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of S3 Glacier that will help you as you move forward towards a successful S3 Glacier implementation.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Provisioning Amazon Glacier
  3. Analyzing Logs for Glacier Using AWS CloudTrail
  4. Querying Data with Glacier Select
  5. Deploying Compliance Controls Using Amazon S3 Glacier Vault Lock

Advanced

In this final section you will learn about the AWS Storage Gateway which enables you to allow on-prem and cloud storage to share data. You'll also learn how to manage large amounts of data with AWS Storage options. Big Data can mean big storage, and that is something you’ll know how to handle after this course.

Provisioning and Managing AWS Storage Gateway

by David Tucker

Jun 20, 2019 / 2h 32m

2h 32m

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Choosing between the low latency connection to your data and the durability of the cloud can be difficult, but AWS Storage Gateway provides the best of both worlds by providing a hybrid-cloud implementation for your data center. In this course, Provisioning and Managing AWS Storage Gateway, you will learn how to configure the three different types of storage gateways: file, volume, and tape. First, we will cover the provisioning and management of each gateway type. Next, you will discover how to connect to each gateway type from different clients. Finally, you will explore the metrics provided by AWS to enable you to administer a storage gateway instance for your organization. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to implement and configure an AWS Storage Gateway instance for your data center.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Understanding AWS Storage Gateway
  3. Leveraging the File Gateway
  4. Utilizing the Volume Gateway
  5. Implementing the Tape Gateway
  6. Scaling Your Storage Gateway

Managing Big Data with AWS Storage Options

by Nertil Poci

Jun 28, 2019 / 1h 37m

1h 37m

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In the modern world, data has become a critical factor in companies making decisions about their business and understanding their customers. But making sense of this data is no small or cheap task. In this course, Managing Big Data with AWS Storage Options, you will learn how to process large amounts of data generated by your company using Amazon Web Services. First, you will learn how to collect, process and store petabytes of data into Amazon Redshift using AWS Glue. Next, you will discover how to process and store real-time data using Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose. Finally, you will explore how to use Amazon Elastic Map Reduce to provision clusters and perform data analysis on your big data, by turning it into meaningful insights. At the end of this course, you will be able to use Amazon Web Services to set up an infrastructure to collect and analyze petabytes of data, to take your business to the next level. In order to get the most out of this course, you will need to have an AWS account to follow the exercises demonstrated.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Setting up Amazon Redshift
  3. Populating Amazon Redshift with Data
  4. Creating and Securing Hadoop Environments with Amazon EMR
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