AWS Classroom Series – 13/Mar/2020

Storage in AWS


  • AWS primarily supports

    • Virtual Disk Storage primarily using Elastic Block Storage (EBS)
    • Network Attached Storage (NAS) or Storage Area Network (SAN) using Elastic File System
    • Blob Storage (Storage over https) using Simple Storage Service (S3)
  • Depending on the storage needs service differs. Working on Storage disks two critical factors are

    • Size
    • Speed
  • AWS Free tier plans give the following storage

    • EBS has some free areas
    • S3 has some free areas
    • EFS has some free areas
  • Storage is relatively cheaper service.

  • Storage is categorized as two types

    • Disk storage:
      • Always has some filesystem
    • Object Storage
      • Directly user urls to upload/download.
  • Disk storage is linked to Availability Zones.

  • Object Storage is linked to Region. Preview

  • Disks are referred as volumes in AWS.

  • EBS Volume creation image below or asks for AZ in which volume has to be created. Preview

  • EFS also has AZ dependency Preview

  • While creating s3 buckets we deal with regions Preview

Disk or Volume Storages in AWS

  • Disks can be attached to Servers/machines, In the case of AWS Volumes can be attached to EC2 instances.
  • Disks can be attached to multiple servers but not at a time, In the same AWS Volumes can be attached to ec2 instances in the Same AZ but one at a time.
  • To create the DISKs/Volumes in AWS we have two kinds of Disks
    • Elastic Block Storage
    • Instance Storage.

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