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Introduction to AWS storage

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AWS Storage Services
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DifficultyBeginner
Duration26m
Students3501

Description

AWS 140, from Cloud Academy's comprehensive Amazon Web Services learning tracks series, is an introduction to Amazon's data storage infrastructure.
As you'd expect, Amazon's AWS has some pretty effective data backup and storage solutions. This course will introduce you to the basic roles and practical use of Amazon's entire storage family. We'll explore the function and structure of Amazon's S3, Glacier, and Storage Gateway services, how those services can be used together to create an end-to-end data backup and storage management system, and how EBS volumes work with EC2 instances.
AWS140 is part of the 100 level course series (the AWS Technical Foundation Track) which, in turn, lays the groundwork for our 200 series (intermediate level skills) and 300 series (advanced skills).

Transcript

Welcome to CloudAcademy's video course on AWS storage fundamentals part of the 100 level of our Amazon Web Services content model. Since Amazon Web Services seeks to successfully provide virtualized compute services capable of replacing just about every piece of deployment hardware your company owns we would expect that they would offer some pretty effective data backup and storage solutions. In fact, between their simple storage service S3, Glacier, Elastic Block Store, and Storage Gateway products you'd need to be fairly creative to find too many functional holes.

This course aims to introduce you to the basic roles and use of Amazon's storage family. Once you've completed the course, you should understand the function and structure of Amazon's S3, Glacier, and Storage Gateway services. How these services can be used together to create an end-to-end data backup and storage management system and how EBS volumes work with EC2 instances. If you're new to cloud computing, you might want to take our AWS 110 general overview before beginning this one. And you can always check out CloudAcademy's hands on labs to gain some painless real world experience at some of the skills we discuss. Now it's time to start learning.

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David taught high school for twenty years, worked as a Linux system administrator for five years, and has been writing since he could hold a crayon between his fingers. His childhood bedroom wall has since been repainted.

Having worked directly with all kinds of technology, David derives great pleasure from completing projects that draw on as many tools from his toolkit as possible.

Besides being a Linux system administrator with a strong focus on virtualization and security tools, David writes technical documentation and user guides, and creates technology training videos.

His favorite technology tool is the one that should be just about ready for release tomorrow. Or Thursday.