re:Invent: STG205 - AWS storage solutions for containers and serverless applications

AVG Duration3h


This learning path has been curated to allow you to gain the knowledge and understanding required to get the most from the following re:Invent session, enabling you to understand the insights and discussions during the talk at a greater level, and prepare you to ask some great questions for the speaker(s)! 

STG205: AWS Storage solutions for containers and serverless applications - Modern applications have revolutionized application architecture by using containers for greater portability and/or building applications on serverless infrastructure to optimize compute resources. In this session, look at different storage services, including Amazon EFS, Amazon S3, and Amazon EBS, to help you determine which storage is the best fit for your modern applications.

As you progress through this learning path you will be introduced to the Amazon Elastic File System, Amazon S3, and also the Amazon Elastic Block Store services.

Once you have completed the suggested pre-session content and attended the re:Invent Breakout Session STG205, continue your learning experience in this learning path by completing a series of hands-on labs to reinforce your understanding of the services discussed.

Learning Objectives:

The objectives of this learning path include:

Elastic File System:

  • Provide an understanding of the AWS Elastic File System along with its benefits and use cases
  • Understand which EFS performance and storage class to configure based upon your workloads
  • How to configure and create an elastic file system
  • How to mount EFS to your existing Linux instances
  • Understand some security features and requirements of EFS
  • How to Import existing data into your elastic file system

Amazon S3:

  • Provide an overview of Amazon S3
  • Introduce the basics of the Amazon S3 console
  • Understand the differences between S3 storage classes

Amazon Elastic Block Store:

  • Understand what EBS is and its use cases
  • Learn about the two different EBS volumes types available
  • Understand how EBS can enhance the security of your data
  • Learn how to create EBS volumes

Intended Audience

This learning path is designed for those who are looking to attend the STG205: AWS Storage solutions for containers and serverless applications re:Invent session


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Training Content

Course - Beginner - 2m
re:Invent STG205 Introduction
This course introduces the learning path designed to help you get the most from the re:Invent session entitled STG205: AWS storage solutions for containers and serverless applications.
Course - Intermediate - 37m
Using Amazon EFS to Create Elastic File Systems for Linux-Based Workloads
This course covers AWS Elastic File Service (EFS) and explains the service, its components, when it should be used, and how to configure it. It also covers data security and data migration from on-premises storage to EFS.
Course - Beginner - 25m
Introduction to Amazon S3
This course introduces you to arguably the most widely used storage service within AWS, the Amazon Simple Storage Service, more commonly known as Amazon S3.
Course - Beginner - 11m
Introduction to Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
This short course will introduce you to the Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) service.
Resource - Not defined - 5m
Attend/View the live re:Invent session STG205 - Wednesday, December 1
Please attend the live re:Invent STG205: AWS Storage solutions for containers and serverless applications
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 1h
Handling S3 Objects Events With Lifecycle Policies and Server Access Logging
In this lab, you will create an S3 bucket and will implement the lifecycle policies to handle actions done on the objects. You will also log the operations done.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h
Introduction to the Elastic File System
Create and mount file systems to EC2 instances; read/write files to a file system as you work through this introductory lab on AWS Elastic File System.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h
Managing Instance Volumes Using EBS
EC2 instances can use multiple storage volumes, learn how to add and manage them using EBS.
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Intermediate - 1h 10m
AWS Storage Patterns Challenge
Put your AWS storage knowledge to the test in this hands-on real-environment lab challenge as you are tasked with matching use cases to storage options.
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