Storage Fundamentals for AWS


Welcome to Cloud Academy's lesson on AWS Storage Fundamentals, where we delve into the essential storage resources and services provided by AWS, alongside other foundational services like Compute, Database, and Network.

Throughout this lesson, we'll explore various AWS storage services such as Amazon S3, EC2 instance storage, Elastic Block Store, Elastic File System, and more, culminating in a summary video to reinforce key concepts.

Lesson Objectives

  • An overview and introduction to the different AWS storage services, including EBS Storage

  • An understanding of how to transfer data into and out of AWS

  • The knowledge to confidently select the most appropriate storage service for your needs

Intended Audience

This lesson is designed as an introduction to the AWS storage services and methods of storing data.  As a result, this lesson is suitable for:

  • Those who are starting out their AWS journey to understand the various services that exist and their use case

  • Storage engineers responsible for maintaining and storing data within the enterprise

  • Security engineers who secure and safeguard data within AWS

  • Those who are looking to begin their certification journey with either the AWS Cloud Practitioner or one of the AWS associate-level certifications


This is an entry-level lesson to AWS storage services and so no prior knowledge of these services are required, however, a basic understanding of Cloud Computing and awareness of AWS would be beneficial but is not essential.

About the Author
Danny Jessee, opens in a new tab
AWS Certification Specialist
Learning paths

Danny has over 20 years of IT experience as a software developer, cloud engineer, and technical trainer. After attending a conference on cloud computing in 2009, he knew he wanted to build his career around what was still a very new, emerging technology at the time — and share this transformational knowledge with others. He has spoken to IT professional audiences at local, regional, and national user groups and conferences. He has delivered in-person classroom and virtual training, interactive webinars, and authored video training courses covering many different technologies, including Amazon Web Services. He currently has nine active AWS certifications, including certifications at the Professional and Specialty level.