Deep Dive into Amazon Glacier

Course Modality

Instructor-led (classroom)

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Course Time

2 Hours

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Course Overview

This 300-level self-paced course introduces you to Amazon Glacier features, service options, and strategies. The course provides you with a functional understanding of the available long-term storage solutions and when to use them. Through several use cases and case studies, it provides you with the skills to secure and migrate existing data from on-premises environments or within cloud platforms. 


We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites: 

  • Experience with cloud services and business transformation 
  • Basic understanding of AWS Cloud 
  • Courses taken: Job Roles in the Cloud, AWS Technical Essentials 

Intended Audience

This course is intended for: 

  • Storage administrators 
  • Storage engineers 
  • Cloud architects 

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Skill Covered

In this course, students learn how to:

  • Describe the features and functions of Amazon Glacier 
  • Determine when to use Amazon Glacier 
  • Secure data for migration from on-premises environments and within cloud  platforms 
  • Migrate existing data to Amazon Glacier 
  • Explain the security of Amazon Glacier 
  • Explain how somebody is charged for Amazon Glacier 
  • Explain how data is ingested into Amazon Glacier 
  • Explain how data is accessed within Amazon Glacier 

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Course Curriculum

Amazon Glacier Overview

  • Overview of AWS Storage 
  • What is Amazon Glacier? ¬ 
  • Benefits of Using Amazon Glacier 
  • Amazon Glacier Features 
  • Customer Use Case: FINRA 
  • Video Demo: Amazon Glacier Console Overview 

Data Lifecycle Management

  • Lifecycle Policies Overview 
  • Video Demo: Creating an Amazon S3 Lifecycle Policy 

Durability and Security

  • Traditional Storage Durability 
  • Amazon Glacier Built-In Durability 
  • Video: James Hamilton details AWS geographic redundancy 
  • Amazon Glacier Built-In Security 
  • Vault Lock 
  • Customer Use Case: Proofpoint 
  • Video Demo: Amazon Glacier Vault Lock 

Cost Optimization

  • Amazon Glacier Pricing Model 
  • Sony TCO Case Study 
  • Targeting Objects for Transition 

Data Ingestion

  • Data Ingestion with Amazon Glacier 
  • Data Ingestion Options 
  • Customer Use Case: Scripps 
  • AWS Storage Gateway 
  • Video Demo: Using AWS Storage Gateway to Switch from Tape to Cloud Backups 
  • Use Case: Media Archive Solution 
  • Multipart Uploads 

Data Access

  • Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier Native Overview 
  • Amazon Glacier Retrieval Features 
  • Amazon Glacier Select 
  • Video Demo: Restoring Amazon Glacier Archives from Amazon S3 

Course Summary

  • Review Course Objectives 

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