Storage Area Networks Course - 3 Days  
  This detailed seminar on Storage Networking (including SANs) includes all of the topics needed to understand Storage Networking concepts and solutions. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of the entire Storage Networking industry and all the components that enable today’s and tomorrow’s Data Centers. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of the market segmentation, how tiered storage enables cost effective Data Centers, and all the standards and associations that drive today’s Storage Networking products. Topics include Storage Fundamentals which detail SCSI protocol; disk and tape drive concepts, file system concepts, RAID (all levels) and JBOD, as well as DAS, NAS and SAN components, configurations, and protocols. This seminar also details practical and typical SAN Applications including consolidation, backup/restore, and disaster recovery with key insights into issues facing today’s IT departments including interoperability, management, and defining storage requirements such as capacity planning, high availability, and security. This 3-day seminar is recommended for students needing a broad deep knowledge and understanding of Storage and Storage networking concepts, applications, and technologies.
Introduction to Storage Networking
Market Segmentation
Tiered Storage
Storage and Networking Concepts
Standards Organizations & Industry Associations
Storage Fundamentals
SCSI Command Protocol Concepts
Disk Drive Concepts
Data Buffering & Caching Concepts
JBOD and RAID Concepts
Tape Storage Concepts
File System Concepts
Storage Attachment Architectures
Direct Attach Storage (DAS)
What is DAS?
DAS Basics
DAS Business Needs
DAS Components and Configurations
DAS Protocols
DAS Advantages and/Disadvantages
Network Attach Storage (NAS)
What is NAS?
NAS Basics
NAS Business Needs
NAS Components and Configurations
NAS Protocols
NAS Advantages and Disadvantages
Disaster Recovery
Storage Outsourcing
Storage Area Networks (SAN)

What is SAN?
SAN Basics
SAN Business Needs
SAN Components and Configurations
SAN Protocols
SAN Applications
Storage Consolidation
Backup and Restore
Disaster Recovery
Storage Outsourcing
SAN Issues
Interoperability Certification
Defining the Storage Requirement
Data Storage Solutions
High Availability
Storage Management
Data Protection Schemes Fuel Demand
Who Should Attend: This seminar provides a detailed introduction to the concepts, terminology, and types of products associated with Storage Area Networks. It is directed towards developers, integrators, managers, marketing personnel, technical writers, support, QA and others who may be new to the realm of Storage Area Networks and Storage Networking in general.
Note: For a more comprehensive examination of the details of the Fibre Channel technology, please refer to our Fibre Channel Technology seminars.
For a detailed understanding of IP Storage solutions and technology, please refer to our IP Storage and iSCSI seminar series.
Prerequisites: An understanding of computing and data storage concepts as well as current computer interfaces or networks is useful, but not absolutely necessary.
Course Length:

3 days

Other SAN Courses:

5 days - In-Depth Storage Area Networking