AWS Storage Design

Keep your organization organized with this course on storage services in AWS.

21 videos  //  158 minutes of training

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Course description

Storing objects safely is half the challenge for any system; after all, if you can’t find something, what’s the good of having it? Make sure you have your ducks in a row and your objects safely stored with this course on storage services in AWS. Take a look at storage services, terminology, advanced features, S3 buckets, managing objects and much more.

Course syllabus

Storage ServicesDuration: 6:36

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers many storage functions. Many cloud services offer storage alone, but AWS offers advanced storage services and many compute services as will. This episode introduces the array of storage services offered.

S3 Storage ClassDuration: 7:26

S3 is the primary file or object storage service in Amazon Web Services (AWS). What can you do with S3? This episode explains the basic concepts of S3 storage and management.

S3 TerminologyDuration: 9:29

Like any technology, S3 has unique terminology associated with it. If you hope to understand and implement S3 well, you must understand this terminology and this episode will provide you with definitions of key S3 terms.

S3 Advanced FeaturesDuration: 7:53

Can you do more than simply store files in S3 buckets? You definitely can and this episode explores some of the more advanced features of S3.

Creating S3 Buckets LabDuration: 8:20

Would you like to see S3 in action? This episode demonstrates the process of creating S3 buckets and then using those buckets for object (file) storage.

S3 Bucket PropertiesDuration: 8:09

Each S3 bucket has a collection or properties associated with it. These properties are explored in this episode.

S3 Managing Objects LabDuration: 11:17

After you have objects (files) in an S3 bucket, you have to manage these objects. Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides several management functions for the objects in S3 buckets and they are explored in this episode.

GlacierDuration: 7:20

What if you want to store data for a very long time and you do not need to access that data immediately when it is needed? Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a less expensive storage solution for this kind of data. It is called Glacier and it is introduced in this episode.

Setting up a Glacier Vault LabDuration: 8:01

Now that you understand Glacier as a concept, it's time to explore the process of creating Glacier storage. This storage is called a vault with archives. This episode demonstrates their creation and use.

S3 and Tape GatewayDuration: 5:53

What do you do if your antiquated system requires backing up to a physical tape? AWS now has the solution with Tape Gateway, which is seen by these systems as a physical tape, yet cleverly backs up to a server.

S3 Enhanced FeaturesDuration: 8:08

AWS has really upped their game with added S3 features. Learn about intelligent tiering, S3 object lock, and batch operations in this episode.

Elastic Block Store (EBS)Duration: 7:01

While S3 and Glacier can be used to store files, what do you do when you need storage for a virtual machine (an instance) in Amazon Web Services (AWS)? The answer is found in the AWS Elastic Block Store (EBS) service. This episode introduces the concepts of EBS.

Creating EBS Volumes LabDuration: 7:27

After understanding the EBS concepts, you can begin creating and using EBS volumes. This demonstration will show you how.

Elastic File System (EFS)Duration: 7:01

Do you need to store data in your Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud that can be accessed by multiple AWS virtual machines (instances)? If so, you need something like a Storage Area Network (SAN) in the cloud. The Elastic File System (EFS) provides this service and this episode introduces the EFS service and features.

Creating an EFS File System LabDuration: 7:27

Now that you know what the Elastic File System (EFS) offers, you can begin working with it in Amazon Web Services (AWS). This episode demonstrates the creation of an EFS share.

EFS and PrivateLinkDuration: 3:24

How can you ensure secure connections between your VPCs, services and applications in AWS? Check out PrivateLink to find out.

Intro to Amazon FSxDuration: 6:04

Short on time, but need to quickly launch a robust, fully-managed file system? Try Amazon’s FSx, which can be configured to work with Windows File Server or Lustre, the high-performing file system from AWS.

Hands on with FSxDuration: 5:43

See what it looks like to actually set up an Amazon FSx file system.

Integrating On-Premises StorageDuration: 6:52

Have you considered how you might integrate storage at your location with Amazon Web Services (AWS) storage? This episode introduces the AWS features that allow you to integrate storage in this way.

Storage Access Security LabDuration: 9:57

It's one thing to create storage solutions in Amazon Web Services (AWS). It's another thing to ensure their security. In this episode, you will explore the storage security features of AWS, including the console and CLI.

Storage PerformanceDuration: 8:22

In the final episode of this chapter, you will explore the important topic of performance related to storage. It's not enough to have the storage space you require. You must also be able to access at the speed you desire. The key is in selecting the proper volume type (for EBS) or storage class (for S3) and this episode gives you the information required to make this decision.

Meet the author

Tom Carpenter


Tom Carpenter is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry. He started in entry-level systems support and quickly moved into the role of a systems analyst and network engineer. He founded the technical content development and training company SysEdCo in 1997, which he continues to operate. Having written more than 20 books for the IT industry, he brings a wealth of experience to any topic and holds many certifications from both vendors and vendor-neutral certification organizations. He is also the head of certification development for the CWNP program and heavily involved in objectives development and exam creation within the certification industry. Tom uses AWS to run several business websites as well as test labs used for content creation and management. According to Tom, "AWS is everything I did in the 90s, and more, in the cloud!” Tom lives in Ohio with his lovely wife Julie and enjoys anything related to technology, learning and human potential.

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