Introduction to Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)


This is a short lesson that will introduce you to the Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) service, giving you an overview of what the service is and when you would use it as a storage option for your Amazon EC2 instances.

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand what EBS is and its use cases
  • Learn about the two different EBS volumes types available
  • Understand how EBS can enhance the security of your data
  • Learn how to create EBS volumes

Intended Audience

This lesson is designed for anyone who is new to EBS and wants to learn the fundamentals of the service.


To get the most out of this lesson, you should have a basic understanding of Amazon EC2.

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