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Course Description

With an on-premises data backup solution within your data center, it’s critical for your business to have a disaster recovery plan built into your business continuity plans. You need to have a plan in place should a disaster occur that affects your operation of the business. The same is true when you start to leverage the cloud for its storage capabilities for your backed up data.

This course explains how cloud storage fits in with DR and the different considerations when preparing to design a solution to backup your on-premise data to AWS. It will explain how Amazon S3, AWS Snowball, and AWS Storage Gateway can all be used to help with the transfer and storage of your backup data.

You should not assume that just because you are backing data up to the cloud it will solve your every need, there are many points of consideration when planning a DR backup solution to the cloud, such as AWS. However, it does also open opportunities to you that may not have been possible with a standard on-premises backup solution. It’s these points of interest that many enterprises are focusing on to gain a significant advantage when it comes to disaster recovery.

AWS offers a number of different services available to help you architect the best solution for your needs. To allow you to set up the correct solution that works for you, you must first understand how each of these services can be of benefit to you.

To help you implement effective solutions, you must first have answers to the following:

  • What is your RTO (Recovery Time Objective)?
  • What is your RPO (Recovery Point Objective)?
  • How quickly do you need to retrieve your data?
  • How much data do you need to import/export?
  • What durability is required for your data?
  • How sensitive is your data?
  • What security mechanisms are required to protect your data?
  • Do you have any compliance controls that you need to abide by?

When you have answers to these questions, you will be able to start working towards an effective backup solution to create a cost-efficient, highly reliable, durable and secure data backup storage solution.

Learning Objectives

  1. Gain an understanding of how your storage solution can affect your business continuity and DR plans
  2. Obtain the knowledge to know when to use specific AWS storage solutions to your advantage between Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, AWS Snowball and AWS Storage Gateway
  3. Understand how each of these services can provide a DR solution to fit your specific needs

Intended Audience

This course has been designed for:

  • Engineers who need to manage and maintain AWS storage services
  • Architects who are implementing effective data backup solutions from on-premise to AWS
  • Business continuity management managers
  • Anyone looking to prepare for the AWS Solutions Architect - Professional certification

Prerequisites

As a prerequisite to this course you should have a basic understanding of the following:

  • Business continuity
  • Disaster recovery
  • Data backup terms and methodologies
  • Amazon S3
  • Amazon EC2
  • Elastic Block Store (EBS)

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7 lectures

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Transcript

Hello, and welcome to this course where I shall be focusing on how some of the AWS storage services can help you with disaster recovery and data backup of your on-premise production resources resulting in an effective business continuity plan by preventing data loss, whilst at the same time reducing your RTO and RPO.

Before we start, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Stuart Scott. I am one of the trainers here at Cloud Academy and I specialize in AWS Feel free to connect with me with any questions using the details shown on-screen. Alternatively, you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy using the community forum, where one of our Cloud experts will reply to your question.

This course will be of benefit to anyone who is responsible for managing and maintaining AWS Storage services, implementing effective data backup solutions from on-premise to AWS, and anyone involved in business continuity management. It would also be an advantage for those looking to take the AWS Solution's Architect Professional Certification.

This course will focus on the following topics:
- Where does Cloud Storage fit in with disaster recovery?
- Considerations when planning a DR storage solution
- Using Amazon S3 as a data backup solution
- Using AWS Snowball for data transfer
- Using AWS Storage Gateway for data backup
- And then finally, a course summary

By the end of this course, you will have gained an understanding of how your storage solution can affect your business continuity and DR plans. You will also have the knowledge to know when to use specific AWS Storage solutions to your advantage between Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, AWS Snowball, and AWS Storage Gateway and how each of these can provide a DR solution to fit your specific needs.

As a pre-requisite to this course, you should have a basic understanding of the following:
- Business continuity
- disaster recovery
- data backup terms and methodologies
- Amazon S3
- Amazon EC2
- and Elastic Block Storage

Feedback on our courses here at Cloud Academy are 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 could use the comments section found in the landing page of this course.

That brings me to the end of this lecture. Coming up next, I will start off by looking at how Cloud Storage plays an important part within your DR and business continuity plans.

 

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 centre and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date Stuart has created over 40 courses relating to Cloud, most within the AWS category with a heavy focus on security and compliance

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.