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Block vs. Object vs. File Storage

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Course Introduction
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Introduction
PREVIEW2m 16s
AWS Storage
2
Introduction to Amazon EFS
Amazon EC2
36
Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
Optimizing Storage
40
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AWS Backup
PREVIEW3m 50s
AWS Storage Gateway
Performance Factors Across AWS Storage Services
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Block vs. Object vs. File Storage
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Difficulty
Intermediate
Duration
4h 13m
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Description

This section of the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional learning path introduces you to the core storage concepts and services relevant to the SAP-C02 exam. We start with an introduction to AWS storage services, understand the options available, and learn how to select and apply AWS storage services to meet specific requirements. 

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Learning Objectives

  • Obtain an in-depth understanding of Amazon S3 - Simple Storage Service
  • Learn how to improve your security posture in S3
  • Get both a theoretical and practical understanding of EFS
  • Learn how to create an EFS file system, manage EFS security, and import data in EFS
  • Learn about EC2 storage and Elastic Block Store
  • Learn about the different performance factors associated with AWS storage services
Transcript

Hello, and welcome to this lecture, where I will briefly introduce AWS storage services and storage types, including block storage, object storage, and file storage.

So just as a refresher, block storage is used with data storage devices, such as hard drives, server file systems, and storage-area networks, or SANs. These devices store data in blocks. And Amazon Elastic Block Store, or EBS, is the service that provides persistent block storage volumes in AWS that seamlessly integrate with EC2 instances. There are also instance store volumes, which are disks that are physically attached to the servers hosting your EC2 instances. These can provide very fast, but only temporary block storage.

Now object storage is what you’ll typically use for large, unstructured data when you’re more concerned about having near-limitless capacity. And for this, Amazon S3 is our service of choice to provide object storage that is both scalable and highly durable.

And finally, as the name suggests, file storage is used for data that is stored in files. And these files are contained within a hierarchy of folders. So these are typically your network-attached storage, or NAS devices, hosting your networked file shares in a Windows or Linux environment. And in AWS, we have both the Elastic File System, or EFS, and FSx for our cloud-based file storage services. So that covers the basics of block, object, and file storage in AWS.

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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 six active AWS certifications, including certifications at the Professional and Specialty level.