Introduction to Amazon EBS and EC2 Instance Storage


AWS Storage Services

This course will introduce you to the foundations of AWS storage, plus the Amazon Elastic Block Store, known as EBS and Amazon EC2 Instance storage.

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Learning Objectives

This course has been designed to introduce you to some of the AWS storage services that you need to be familiar with when taking the AWS Solutions Architect - Associate exam

Once you have completed this course, you will understand what EBS and EC2 Instance storage is and when you might use each within your environment

Intended Audience

This course has been designed for:

  • Storage and operations engineers responsible for maintaining and storing data within the enterprise
  • AWS Architects who are designing new solutions requiring data storage capabilities
  • Those who are looking to begin their certification journey with either the AWS Cloud Practitioner or one of the three Associate-level certifications


This is a beginner's level course to AWS storage and, therefore, you do not need any prior knowledge of these services


Hello and welcome to this course where I shall provide an introduction to a AWS storage. Throughout this learning path, you'll be introduced to many different AWS services with storage features, covering Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Amazon Elastic File System, the Amazon Elastic Block Store, AWS Storage Gateway, AWS Snowball, and the EC2 instance storage.

Most of these services are covered in greater depth in other courses throughout this learning path, so for this course I just want to focus on the Elastic Block Store and EC2 instance storage.

My name is Stuart Scott, I'm one of the trainers here at Cloud Academy specializing in AWS. Feel free to contact me with any questions using the details shown on the screen, alternatively, you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy by sending an email to where one of our cloud experts will reply to your question. 

This course has been designed to introduce you to storage within AWS, including the Amazon Elastic Block Store and Amazon EC2 Instance Storage. Once you have completed this course, you'll understand what is meant by AWS storage and what EBS and EC2 Instance Storage is and when you would use it.

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About the Author
Learning Paths

Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 150+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 180,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.