CompTIA Cloud Essentials+: Cloud Storage Technologies

CompTIA    |    Beginner
  • 16 videos | 1h 3m 49s
  • Includes Assessment
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In this course, you'll explore cloud storage in-depth, including standard storage systems and providers, thin and thick storage provisioning, cold, warm, and hot storage, and the different storage tiers. Next, you'll discover the methods and technologies used to protect data in the cloud, the differences between synchronous and asynchronous replications, and RAID. You'll learn about storage security threats and vulnerabilities and the mechanism used to secure data in transit and at rest.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
    Identify the features and capabilities of cloud storage that facilitate reliable and efficient persistence implementation
    Describe the architecture and structure model of cloud storage along with the advantages they provide to users and enterprises
    List the common storage systems and describe how they attach and are made accessible locally as well as in the cloud
    Describe the concept of storage provisioning and classify the differences between thin and thick storage provisioning
    Recall the different storage tiers that can be defined and assigned to fulfil the levels of storage required by cloud consumers for persistence
    Recognize the methods and technologies used to protect data in the cloud and differentiate between synchronous and asynchronous replications
    Describe the concept and levels of raid along with the differences between raid levels
  • Identify the security threats and vulnerabilities of storage devices along with the mechanism used by cloud providers to secure data while in transit and at rest on these storage devices
    List the prominent types of storage provided by various cloud providers and recognize the approaches to accessing data from cloud data storage
    Distinguish between cold, warm, and hot storage along with their usage scenarios
    Recognize the different types of storage gateways that help connect on-premises applications with cloud storage and cache data locally for low-latency access
    Attach available ebs volumes to one or more instances that are in the same availability zone as the volume
    Describe the features and benefits of software-defined storage
    Recall the concept and benefits of a content distribution network and describe how content distribution network services can help reduce loading duration
    Summarize the key concepts covered in this course

IN THIS COURSE

  • 1m 51s
    In this video, you'll learn more about your instructor and the course. In this course, you will explore the features, structure model, architecture, and capabilities of cloud storage. You will also learn about the differences between thin and thick storage provisioning, and the different storage tiers available. The course will also explain the methods and technologies used to protect data in the cloud.  FREE ACCESS
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    In this video, you will learn to identify the features and capabilities of cloud storage that facilitates reliable and efficient persistence implementation. Cloud storage features include automatic backups, incremental backups, file archiving, open file backup, remote access, file security, and file sharing.  FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Cloud Storage Architecture and its Advantages
    4m 11s
    In this video, you will learn about the architecture and structure model of cloud storage. Cloud storage is based on virtualized architecture. It is like cloud computing in terms of accessibility and resources. You will take a look at the architecture, with specific examples. Additionally, you will learn the advantages of cloud storage. These include data security, file accessibility, offsite backup, and effective use of bandwidth. The video looks at the disadvantages of cloud storage.   FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Common Storage Systems Used Locally and in the Cloud
    3m 30s
    In this video, you will learn about the common storage systems and learn how they are made accessible locally and in the cloud. You'll learn about cloud object storage, cloud file storage, and cloud block storage.  First, cloud object storage is considered the most modern type of cloud storage. It ensures all files are safe. All objects uploaded are stored as data. Next, you'll learn about cloud file storage and cloud block storage. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Distinguishing Thin and Thick Storage Provisioning
    5m 27s
    In this video, you will learn about storage provisioning. You will learn the difference between thick and thin provisioning. Storage provisioning is the process of assigning storage capacity to servers and other devices. Storage provisioning incorporates manual and automatic mechanisms. It allocates server storage space in a network computing environment. You will learn that thick and thin provisioning refers to how much disk capacity is preset for storage. You will take a look at specific examples. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  The Tiers and Levels of Storage
    4m 41s
    In this video, you will learn about the different storage tiers that can be defined and assigned to cloud consumers. Tiered storage is a method of storing data depending on need. Tiered storage organizes data to help minimize storage costs. You'll learn the benefits of tiered storage. These include reduced storage costs, higher storage efficiency, and the ability to keep older equipment running longer.   FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Data Protection in the Cloud
    5m 13s
    In this video, you’ll learn the methods and technologies used to protect data in the cloud. You'll learn about cloud data protection and about data protection processes including backup, business continuity, and disaster recovery.  Next, you'll learn that cloud data protection benefits include secured applications and data, better access governance, risk identification and mitigation, and data loss and disruption detention and prevention.  Finally, you will look at examples of asynchronous and synchronous replication.  FREE ACCESS
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    8.  The Concept of RAID and Distinguishing RAID Levels
    4m 52s
    In this video, you will learn the concepts and levels of RAID. RAID consists of one or more drives working in parallel, along with multiple disks for data storage. RAID's objective is to increase performance and reliability of data storage.  The video will explain various levels of RAID, providing examples of each. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Security Threats and Data Security Mechanisms
    8m 23s
    In this video, you will look at security threats and vulnerabilities of storage. The video focuses on threat models. The most common one is data loss or leakage. Next, is account and service hijacking. Then comes insecure interfaces, and finally, is denial of service. Threat models also include insufficient due diligence, insecure VM migration, and data breaches. You'll look at vulnerabilities such as session riding, obsolete cryptography, virtual machine escape, and data recovery. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Common Cloud Storage Types Provided by CSPs
    3m 1s
    In this video, you will look at the prominent types of storage provided by various cloud providers. You will also learn about the approaches to accessing data from cloud data storage.  You will learn that there are four different types of cloud storage. And you’ll look at a list of cloud storage providers, including Google Drive and Dropbox. Finally, you will learn how to access your data from cloud storage. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Cold, Warm, and Hot Storage
    3m 24s
    In this video, you will look at cold, warm, and hot storage. You will learn that hot storage represents data that is frequently used. Hot storage provides the means to store, access, and edit local files. It’s readily available on any device, even without an internet connection. Next, you'll look at warm storage which is for files stored on a cloud storage gateway. It’s cost-effective and provides scalable. Cold storage does not require quick access. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  The Benefits of Storage Gateways
    3m 52s
    In this video, you will look at the benefits of storage gateways. Storage gateways are mechanisms that are easy to deploy. These hybrid cloud storage services provide on premise access to virtually unlimited cloud storage. They help to simplify storage management and reduce costs. You'll learn the key features of storage gateways. These are standard storage protocols, fully managed cache, and optimized and secure data transfers. These include file gateways, tape gateways, and volume gateways.  FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Attaching EBS Volumes to Instances
    2m 4s
    In this video, you will learn how to attach EBS volume to one or more instances in the same availability zone as the volume. Following the on-screen instructions, you will log into AWS to complete this process. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Features and Benefits of Software-defined Storage
    3m 54s
    In this video, you will learn the benefits of Software-defined Storage. The objective of Software-defined Storage is to ensure it enables users the ability to uncouple or abstract storage resources. It ensures storage resources are part of software-designed data center architecture, making data protection easier. You’ll learn the benefits of Software-defined Storage, including future-proof with independence from hardware vendor lock-in, faster changes when scaling up or down, programmability and automation, and greater efficiency. FREE ACCESS
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    15.  The Benefits of a Content Distribution Network (CDN)
    3m 48s
    In this video, you will learn the benefits of content delivery networks (CDNs). Content delivery networks are geographically distributed groups of servers. These networks allow for the quick transfer of assets. The majority of web traffic is through CDNs.    You will learn the benefits of CDNs, which include reducing bandwidth costs, improved web loading times, increased content availability, and improved website security.    FREE ACCESS
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    16.  Course Summary
    2m 35s
    In this video, you will review what you've learned in this course. In this course, you've learned the features of cloud storage technologies. You've learned the features, architectures, and types of cloud storage and storage systems. You've also learned cloud data protection and RAID, as well as the features of software-defined storage and CDNs.  FREE ACCESS

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