Amazon EFS: Elastic File System

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) is a scalable, elastic, cloud-native file system for Linux OS. Features EFS is elastic, so it automatically grows and shrinks as storage demands go up and down.  It's a fully managed service that provides access through standard file system interfaces you already use, and it is designed for high … Continue reading Amazon EFS: Elastic File System

AWS Snowball: Data Migration

Amazon Snowball is a PETABYTE-scale data migration solution to transport A LOT of data from your on-premise environment into the AWS Cloud.  The process is easy and secure, and costs as little as 1/5th of the cost of data transfer via high-speed internet. A physical device is mailed to you, and you transfer your files … Continue reading AWS Snowball: Data Migration

AWS Storage Gateway: Connect On-Prem with Cloud

In the most basic sense, Amazon Storage Gateway connects your On-Premise storage with AWS Cloud storage.  It is a cost-effective way to securely store data in the AWS cloud. It will seamlessly back up your On-Premise data using SSL to Amazon S3.  You pay as you go, paying only for the storage you utilize. Storage Gateway: … Continue reading AWS Storage Gateway: Connect On-Prem with Cloud

AWS EC2: Elastic Compute Cloud

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) provides secure, elastic compute capacity in the cloud.  You can think of it like you are renting a piece of a huge server where you can spin up your own independent instances catered to your specific needs. Features With EC2, you don't have to spend time or resources obtaining … Continue reading AWS EC2: Elastic Compute Cloud

AWS Mnemonics: Simple Flash Cards

It's important to know the details of what each service is.  But at the same time, it helps to know a simple phrase to trigger your memory as a complete newbie.  So I've created this AWS Mnemonics page to help you remember key features and facts. Especially when there are half a dozen services that … Continue reading AWS Mnemonics: Simple Flash Cards

AWS S3: Simple Storage Service

Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) provides safe, secure, highly-scalable object-based storage on the cloud. You only pay for what you use, have unlimited storage, and the sizes of individual files can be anywhere between 0 bytes and 5 terabytes. S3 is one of the basic and important core systems in AWS.  When an object is … Continue reading AWS S3: Simple Storage Service