Introduction to information storage, virtualization and cloud computing, Key data center elements, Compute, application, and storage virtualization, Disk drive & flash drive components and performance, RAID, Intelligent storage system and storage provisioning (including virtual provisioning)
Fibre Channel SAN components, FC protocol and operations, Block level storage virtualization, iSCSI and FCIP as an IP-SAN solutions, Converged networking option – FcoE, Network Attached Storage (NAS) –components, protocol and operations, File level storage virtualization, Object based storage and unified storage platform
Backup, Replication, Archive
Business continuity terminologies, planning and solutions, Clustering and multi-pathing architecture to avoid single points of failure, Backup and recovery – methods, targets and topologies, Data de-duplication and backup in virtualized environment, Fixed content and data archive, Local replication in classic and virtual environments, Remote replication in classic and virtual environments, Three-site remote replication and continuous data protection
Cloud Enabling Technologies, Characteristics of Cloud Computing, Benefits, Cloud Service Models, Deployment Models, Cloud Computing Infrastructure, Cloud Challenges, Cloud Adoption Considerations, Concepts in practice
Storage Security & Management
Security threats, and countermeasures in various domains, Security solutions for FC-SAN, IP-SAN and NAS environments, Security in virtualized and cloud environments, Monitoring and managing various information infrastructure components in classic and virtual environments, Information lifecycle management (ILM) and storage tiering
1.Technologies described in the course are reinforced with EMC examples of actual solutions.
2.Realistic case studies enable the participant to design the most appropriate solution for given sets of criteria.