re:Invent: STG207 - Best practices for moving your data to AWS, online and offline

AVG Duration2h


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)! 

STG207: Best practices for moving your data to AWS, online and offline - This session explores how you can use AWS DataSync and the AWS Snow Family (AWS Snowcone, AWS Snowball, and AWS Snowmobile) to accelerate moving your data to Amazon S3, Amazon EFS, and Amazon FSx. It also highlights use cases, best practices, when to choose online or offline methods, and how to use the Snow Family and DataSync together.

As you progress through this learning path you will be introduced to a number of different services including, AWS DataSync, AWS Snow Family, Amazon S3, Amazon EFS, and Amazon FSx

Learning Objectives:

AWS DataSync:

  • Define what AWS DataSync is and what it's used for
  • Understand AWS DataSync use cases
  • Define the architecture and process of using AWS DataSync to transfer data from on-premises to AWS
  • Define the architecture and process of using AWS DataSync to transfer data between different AWS storage services

AWS Snow Family:

  • Define the AWS Snow Family
  • Understand the differences between AWS Snowcone, AWS Snowball, and AWS Snowmobile
  • Learn when you would use each service in a production environment
  • Understand their key features and how to request a snow device

Amazon S3

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

Amazon EFS:

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

Amazon FSx

  • Understand when to use Amazon FSx for Windows file server
  • Understand When to use FSX for Lustre
  • Be able to describe the differences between the two
  • Learn why you would want to use FSx vs EFS

Intended Audience

This learning path is designed for those who are looking to attend the STG207 Best practices for moving your data to AWS,online and offline session


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Training Content

Course - Beginner - 2m
re:Invent STG207 Introduction
This course introduces the learning path designed to help you get the most from the re:Invent session STG207: Best Practices for moving your data to AWS, online and offline.
Course - Intermediate - 14m
Performing Data Transfers using AWS DataSync
This course explores the AWS DataSync service which focuses on the transfer of data between on-premises into AWS storage services, in addition to transferring data between AWS storage services.
Course - Intermediate - 26m
Running Operations & Large Scale Data Transfer in non-AWS Environments with the AWS Snow Family
This course takes an introductory look at the AWS Snow Family of devices, giving you an understanding of what they are and the problem they are designed to solve.
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 - 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 - 16m
Running Highly Performant File Systems with Amazon FSx
Understand the foundations of Amazon FSx and the differences between FSx for Windows and FSx for Lustre
Resource - Not defined - 5m
Attend/View the live re:Invent session STG207 - Tuesday, November 30
Please attend the live re:Invent STG207: AWS Best practices for moving your data to AWS, online and offline
Exam - 25m
Final Exam: Best Practices for Moving your Data to AWS
Final Exam: Best Practices for Moving your Data to AWS
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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 150+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 180,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

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