Migrating and Tiering Storage to AWS

Course Modality

Instructor-led (classroom)

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Course Time

60 Minutes

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Course Overview

The Migrating and Tiering Storage to AWS course is designed to provide the learner with knowledge for migration of data from on-premises into AWS and the services that can be utilized in the migration. It describes migrating data using various AWS services and understand when and where to use the applicable services such as AWS Direct Connect, AWS Storage Gateway, Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS), AWS Snowball, AWS Snowball Edge, and AWS Snowmobile. It also describes tiering storage from on-premises to AWS for hybrid storage scenarios. 


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

  • General AWS knowledge 
  • General knowledge of AWS Snowball, AWS Snowball Edge and AWS Snowmobile 
  • General knowledge of AWS Direct Connect 
  • General knowledge of AWS Storage Gateway 
  • General knowledge of Amazon Elastic File System 
  • General IT storage systems knowledge 
  • General IT business knowledge 

Intended Audience

This course is intended for: 

  • Storage engineers 
  • Systems administrators 
  • Cloud architects 
  • Other IT professionals 

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Skill Covered

In this course, students learn how to:

  • Describe how to migrate data using various AWS services. 
  • Determine when and where to use the applicable services such as VPN, Direct Connect, Storage Gateway, EFS, Snowball, Snowball Edge, and Snowmobile. 
  • Describe tiering storage from on-premise to AWS for hybrid scenarios utilizing AWS  storage services such as Storage Gateway, Amazon S3 and Amazon EFS 
  • Understand the concept of bursting from on-premise storage to storage on AWS  and when to utilize this concept and the services that can help enable this approach. 

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Course Curriculum


  • Data migration from on-premises to AWS 
  • Data tiering to AWS from on-premises 

Data Migration with Snow*

  • Migration services overview (Snow*) 
  • Snowball overview 
  • Snowball Edge overview 
  • Snowmobile overview 
  • How Snowball moves data 
  • When to use Snow* services 

Data Migration with Amazon S3 Transfer Acceleration

  • Overview 
  • How it works 
  • When to use 

 Data Migration and Storage Tiering with Storage Gateway

  • Storage Gateway overview 
  • Storage Gateway 
  • File Gateway 
  • Volume Gateway 
  • Tape Gateway 
  • Customer use case 

Data migration with Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

  • Amazon EFS overview 
  • Amazon EFS use cases 

AWS Storage Partners

  • AWS Storage Partner marketplace 

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