Information Storage and Management (ISM) – Outline

Detailed Course Outline

Introduction to Information Storage
  • Data and information
  • Key characteristics of a data center
  • Business drivers of digital transformation
Business Drivers of Digital Transformation
  • Cloud Computing
  • Big Data and AI/ML
  • IoT, Edge Computing, and 5G
Modern Data Center Environment
  • Types of compute system, hypervisor, VM, and containers
  • Applications, types of storage and network
  • Software-defined Data Center
  • Modern Data Center Architecture, CI/HCI
Intelligent Storage Systems
  • Types and components of intelligent storage systems
  • RAID
  • Storage provisioning and tiering
Block, File, and Object-based Storage System
  • Block storage system components
  • Scale-up and Scale-out NAS
  • Features and components of Object storage system
  • Unified storage system
Storage Area Network – FC SAN
  • FC SAN Architecture
  • FC topologies and zoning
  • SAN virtualization
IP SAN, FCoE, and NVMe-oF
  • iSCSI components, protocol stack, and VLAN
  • FCIP connectivity, protocol stack, and FCoE
  • NVMe-oF
Software Defined Storage and Network
  • Key attributes of SDS, SDS architecture
  • SDN architecture, benefits
Business Continuity
  • Business continuity overview
  • Fault tolerant IT infrastructure
Data Protection
  • Data replication
  • Backup and recovery
  • Data deduplication
  • Data archiving and migration
Storage Infrastructure Security
  • Introduction to information security
  • Storage security domains and threats
  • Key security controls
Storage Infrastructure Management
  • Introduction to storage management
  • Operations management