Enterprise Storage Systems
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to storage technology in an increasingly complex IT environment. It builds a strong understanding of underlying storage technologies and prepares you to learn advanced concepts and technologies. The course also deals with architectures, features and benefits of Intelligent Storage Systems; networked storage technologies such as FC-SAN, NAS and IP-SAN; long-term archiving solutions, the increasingly critical area of information security and the emerging field of storage virtualization technologies.
On successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to
- Evaluate various storage classifications and technologies.
- Analyze storage architectures, processes, components and how they relate to virtualization.
- Justify the implementation of aa range of storage solutions to enable business continuity.
- Analyze storage security design, implementation, monitoring and management.
- Storage Systems: Data Classification, Storage Evolution and Data Center infrastructure. Host components, Connectivity, Storage, and Protocols. Components of a disk drive, physical disk and factors affecting disk drive performance. RAID level performance and availability considerations. Components and benefits of an intelligent storage system.
- Storage Networking Technologies: Direct-Attached Storage (DAS)architecture, Storage Area Network (SAN) attributes, components, topologies, connectivity options and zoning. FC protocol stack, addressing, flow control, and classes of service. Networked Attached Storage (NAS)components, protocols, IP Storage Area Network (IP SAN) iSCSI, FCIP and FCoE architecture. Content Addressed Storage (CAS) elements, storage, and retrieval processes.
- Virtualization: Block-level and file-level storage virtualization technology, virtual provisioning and cloud computing.
- Business Continuity: Business Continuity measurement, terminologies, and planning.Backup designs, architecture, topologies, and technologies in SAN and NAS environments. Local and Remote replication using host and array-based replication technologies such as Synchronous and Asynchronous methods.
- Storage Security and Management: Storage security framework and various security domains. Security implementation in SAN, NAS, and IP-SAN networking. Monitoring and Storage management activities and challenges