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Storage Technologies, IT-O 557

About this Course: 

Modern enterprise data storage technologies and architectures are examined in depth. Topics include storage devices, file systems, storage networks, virtual storage, RAID, NAS, SAN and other current enterprise-level storage models. Storage management, replication, deduplication, storage tiers, backups, as well as fundamentals of business continuity, application workload, system integration, and storage/system administration are addressed. Specific knowledge and skills required to configure networked storage to include archive, backup, and restoration technologies are covered.

Course Status: 

Not scheduled

Prerequisites: 

IT 301 A+ Certification Training or IT 302 Introduction to UNIX and Shell Scripting.

Expected Outcomes: 

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge regarding modern storage systems and technologies.
  • Differentiate between the protocols of storage networking technologies.
  • Discuss the aspects of storage backup, archive, and replication.
  • Identify the pros and cons of cloud storage technologies.
  • Develop plans for business continuity and disaster recovery.
  • Apply this knowledge in designing complex storage environments.

Course Outline: 

Introduction: Storage Architecture & Data Centers, Storage Hardware Components, Devices & Disk Arrays
RAID and Intelligent Storage Systems
Fiber Channel SANs
SAN Simulator
IP and FCoE, NAS, Unified Storage
NAS Simulators
Business Continuity
Backups and Archives
Replication
Cloud Storage
AWS S3, GlusterFS, Ceph
Security & Management

Course Details: 

Grading/CEU award for this course includes assignments, projects and exams.