Adrian Cantrill’s SAA-C02 study course, 30 minutes: ‘Storage refresher’ section through ‘Snapshots, Restore, and Fast Snapshots Restore’ section.
Tonight’s session was rather short, because of time constraints of a practical nature. For now I have decided to forego taking notes and utilize extreme focus and 2x playback combined with multiple repetitions and some reflection. I have been thinking about how there is a breadth and depth element to this level of AWS, because not only are there multiple individual categories (EBS, VPC, IAM, ECS, etc….) each of those categories is comprised of a fairly abundant amount of dense material, so I have been contemplating how to balance them.
This means getting through the material quickly enough so as to be able to loop around to the beginning and review all of it, but to also absorb the material for a given section thoroughly enough so as to walk away from that section possessed of a fairly comprehensive working understanding that can be assimilated into the subconscious in a somewhat permanent way.
As far as the material itself is concerned, the (now) ongoing learning around storage types in AWS is fascinating stuff. GP1/2, EBS vs. instance store, coupled with the discussion around IO, IOPS and throughput makes for an engrossing educational experience. The level of granularity possible with EC2 vs. something like Virtual Box makes for a fairly astonishing first impression, and the sheer abundance of EC2 families and storage combinations instills a daunting impression.
Overall, I’m becoming more and more excited about the prospects around eventually being paid to work with this information to support businesses and other professional entities. I am looking forward to the day when that finally happens.