Chapter 3: Storage in AWS – Choosing the Right Tool for the Job

Storage is a critical and foundational service for any cloud provider. If this service is not implemented in a durable, available, efficient, low-latency manner, it doesn't matter how many other great services are offered.

File, block, and object storage are at the core of many applications. In Chapter 5, Selecting the Right Database Service, we will learn about other storage services focused on databases. But, in this chapter, we will focus on basic file and object storage.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
  • Investigating Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
  • Learning about Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
  • Understanding ...

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