New Training: Plan for S3 Integrity and Availability Data Security
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New Training: Plan for S3 Integrity and Availability Data Security

In this 6-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Bart Castle teaches you how to improve and manage S3 bucket and object integrity and availability. Learn how to implement S3 lifecycle policies and bucket replication, how to validate object upload and download integrity with checksums, and how to integrate archive practices by using the Glacier storage-class and vaults. Watch this new AWS training.

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This training includes:

  • 6 videos
  • 33 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • S3 Integrity and Availability
  • S3 Lifecycle Policies
  • S3 Bucket Replication
  • S3 Replication: Destination Bucket
  • S3 Replication: Source Bucket
  • Glacier Vaults and Vault Lock Policies

Planning the Data Life Cycle with AWS S3

AWS S3 is a popular cloud-based object storage system packed with features to control the life cycle, integrity, and cost of data storage. Let's introduce how you can control the lifecycle of data with S3.

AWS has multiple storage tiers. The two most often used storage classes are the Standard and Glacier tiers. The S3 Standard tier is utilized to store data that you may need direct access to while Glacier is meant for archiving data (like tape backups). Storing data in the Glacier tier is far cheaper than using any other storage tier in S3 but access is limited. If you need to recover data saved in Glacier, you'll need to wait for it to be restored.

Though you can manually move data between storage tiers, the preferred method of controlling data is through lifecycle policies. Data is organized into containers called buckets in S3. Lifecycle policies can be configured on a per-bucket basis. They allow you to do things like keep data in Standard storage for a certain amount of time, then after that time limit is reached, move that data to Glacier storage. Lifecycle policies also allow you to delete data or perform version controls on files.

S3 offers all the tools necessary to control the data lifecycle and ensure the data integrity businesses need. This is only a brief primer on what S3 can offer. You'll need to fully understand all of the tools that S3 provides to fully utilize it.



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