Course Description / Overview / Expected Outcome: A group of students was asked recently to define a "SAN." Some replies included
"storage area networks," "server area networks," "system area networks" and the
instructor's favorite, "The latest thing to sell!" SAN is all of these things and more.
This course takes a top-down approach in examining the information flow
requirements levied on a Storage Network and how various technologies meet
those requirements. It identifies why organizations are moving toward NAS and
SAN. It provides a comprehensive technical examination of Fibre channel, SCSI
and IP protocols, along with the role they play in a Storage Network. It compares
SAN technologies with network technologies including ESCON, Gigabit Ethernet,
ATM, and other LAN and WAN physical transports. The course examines the
practical problems faced in the heterogeneous world where the "any to any"
connectivity provided by SANs can present more problems than it solves. It
identifies the techniques used to overcome these problems through the use of
volume management, storage resource security and persistent binding. The
course identifies the components and products that make up a NAS or SAN,
examines the design and performance aspects of a SAN, and finally explores
where Storage Networks are headed over the next few years.
Whats exciting about it, why its important, where its going:
It provides a one-of-a-kind tutorial with an industry subject matter expert
who has real-world experience and superior presentation skills
It provides a vendor-neutral view of storage networking with a focus
leveraging your investment in network infrastructure, existing and future
storage and server assets
It separates the myth from reality of the various storage networking
solutions and technologies
It explains the technical differences between Fibre Channel and IP
Storage and when to use these technologies
It puts you in position to understand what storage networks can and
cannot do for you
It will make you more knowledgeable in dealing with the plethora of
vendors of storage networking products and services
It takes a network view of storage networks yet identifies how storage
networks differ fundamentally from other data networks like the Internet
It takes complex storage networking topics and breaks them down in a
simple, easy-to-understand way
|Storage Network Introduction & Concepts
Network Vs. Storage
DAS, NAS, SAN, CAS
Server to Storage: Information Flow Requirements
What is a Physical Transport Network?
Storage Network Physical Transport Choices
Beware of Semantics
Basic Storage Network Technology
SNIA Shared Storage Model
Identify standards organizations
Storage Networking Myths: Hype versus Reality.
Storage Networking Environment
Disk & Tape Technology
Storage Network Topologies and Applications
Storage Networking Physical Transport Technologies:
OSI & The Internet Protocol Suite
ISCSI, iFCP, FCIP, iSNS
Storage Networking Products and Components
Storage Area Network SAN and Network Attached Storage NAS
Storage Networking SAN Solutions:
Data Management, Backup & Recovery
Continuity Management & High Availability
Storage Networking Security
System Internal Network Advances
Storage Network Design Introduction
Storage Network Certification Program
Storage Networking Futures
|Who Should Attend:
|| This course is designed for individuals who want to earn their SNIA
Certified Professional (SCP) through passing the SNIA Storage
Networking Network Foundations Exam S10-100.
This course is targeted towards anyone who designs, implements,
manages, specifies or selects Storage Networking technologies.
This includes IS/IT technical staff and managers, product developers,
systems integrators, systems engineers and technical marketing
Anyone who wants to understand more about storage networking
solutions and technologies
This course is designed to provide technical and management IT staff a
short but comprehensive understanding of Storage Networking.
Product and project teams that are involved with applications, systems,
storage and end users will benefit from this course.
Developers, integrators, engineers, administrators, managers, marketing
personnel and others with a need for an understanding of Storage
Networking will find this course extremely informative.
Anyone involved in storage or data communications networking will
understand the similarities and differences between these environments
and will be in position to take on the challenges introduced by Storage
||An understanding of current computer interfaces or
networks is desirable, although not absolutely necessary.
2 days - Lecture format