Introduction to Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)


Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
Overview of EBS

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Course Introduction

This is a short course 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 course 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 course, you should have a basic understanding of Amazon EC2.


Hello and welcome to this short course which is going to provide an introduction to the Amazon Elastic Block Store service, commonly referred to as EBS. My name is Stuart Scott and I am one of the trainers here at Cloud Academy specializing in AWS. Feel free to contact me using the details shown on the screen, or alternatively please send an email to where one of our cloud experts will reply to your question.

The objective of this course is to provide you with an understanding of what the Amazon Elastic Block Store service is, and when and why you may use it as a storage option for your EC2 instances.

As a prerequisite to this course, you should have a basic awareness of Amazon EC2.

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About the Author
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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.