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Understanding and Optimizing Costs with AWS Storage Services

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Description

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 course 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 course 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 support@cloudacademy.com.

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 course 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

Prerequisites

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

Transcript

Hello and Welcome to this course. With so many different storage solutions available in AWS, coupled with varying levels of availability, performance, and transfer costs, it’s difficult to determine the best way to architect your storage needs in the most cost-optimized way.

This course 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 based on cost. The services that will be discussed include Amazon S3, including the Glacier storage classes, the Elastic File System, FSx, Storage Gateway, and AWS Backup.

Before we start, I would like to introduce myself, my name is Stuart Scott, and I specialize in AWS (Amazon Web Services). Feel free to connect with me with any questions you may have using the details shown on the screen, alternatively, you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy by sending an e-mail to support@cloudacademy.com where one of our cloud experts will reply to your question.

This course 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, and those who are looking to begin their certification journey with either the AWS Cloud Practitioner or one of the three Associate-level certifications.

The objective of this course is to understand how the different storage services offered by AWS implement their pricing metrics to unable you to gain a full insight into your expected costs without any hidden surprises appearing on your bill.

This is an intermediate-level course to AWS storage services and requires you to have some basic knowledge of the services discussed. More information on these services can be found here:

Storage Fundamentals for AWS

Using Amazon EFS to Create Elastic File Systems for Linux-Based Workloads

Amazon FSx for Lustre Makes High Performance Computing More Accessible

Feedback on our courses here at Cloud Academy is valuable to both us as trainers, and any students looking to take the same course in the future. If you have any feedback, positive or negative, it would be greatly appreciated if you can contact support@cloudacademy.com.

 

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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 80+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 100,000 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.