AWS Backup

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With so many different storage solutions available in AWS, at times it’s difficult to determine the best way to architect your storage needs in the most cost-optimized way. This lesson has been designed to help you understand the different costs associated with each of the AWS services currently listed under the ‘Storage’ category, and when you might select one option within a service over another one. 

This lesson explores the pricing metrics of a variety of AWS services including Amazon S3, Glacier storage classes, Elastic File System, FSx, Storage Gateway, and AWS Backup. For any feedback, queries, or suggestions, please feel free to contact us at

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the various pricing metrics implemented across different storage services in AWS
  • Gain a full insight into your expected costs without any hidden surprises appearing on your bill

Intended Audience

This lesson is suitable for:

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


This is an intermediate-level lesson to AWS storage services and therefore, to get the most out of it, you should have some basic knowledge of the services discussed.

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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.

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