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Deep Dive into Amazon Glacier

Amazon and Amazon Web Services via Independent


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.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for:

  • Storage administrators
  • Storage engineers
  • Cloud architects

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners should be able 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



This course covers the following concepts:

Section One: 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

Section Two: Data Lifecycle Management

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

Section Three: 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

Section Four: Cost Optimization

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

Section Five: 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

Section Six: 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

Section Seven: Course Summary


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