Introduction to Storage – SS01G CR

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Course Code: SS01G Brand: Storage Category: Systems Skill Level: Basic Duration: 24H Modality: CR     Audience

Participants of this course will include personnel who have the desire to learn about storage and IBM related storage products.



  Short Summary

This course will cover foundation elements of storage concepts as well as the majority of the storage products that IBM offers.   Overview

Data is growing faster in massive stages than ever before. New data is created every second by big data analytics, mobile devices, and social applications. At the rate which data has increased, businesses of all sizes are faced with challenges like capacity growth, performance impact, and day-to-day management to maintain and retain the accuracy of data in either the data centers or the cloud.
IBM offers a robust and cognitive solution of storage systems designed to analyze massive amounts of data. IBM Storage solutions provide the speed and performance of ready data access with the agility and efficiency of hybrid cloud and software-defined storage. More importantly, they provide product solutions that connect data across any architecture that help businesses to face challenges head on while reducing total cost of ownership. 
This fundamental course covers basic elements of storage concepts and storage solutions, RAID technology, and connectivity. This course covers the concept of high availability and business continuity planning for disaster recovery and discusses the concept of storage virtualization and its many benefits. 
This course also highlights the IBM Storage system solutions that includes disks, flash systems, tape systems, SAN switches and the IBM Spectrum Storage software for accessing and managing data storage on-premise and off-premise cloud storage.

There are no labs for this course.


Unit 1: Course Overview
Unit 2: Essentials of storage
Unit 3: Data Protection and High Availability
Unit 4: Storage Virtualization
Unit 5: IBM System Storage Disk Systems and Flash Based Systems
Unit 6: IBM System Storage Tape Systems
Unit 7: IBM System Storage SAN Family Overview
Unit 8: IBM Storage and Cloud
Unit 9: IBM Spectrum Storage


Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

• Recall the essentials of disk storage

• Outline the continuity plans to maintain high availability and data protection in storage solutions

• Restate the concepts of the storage virtualization

• Differentiate the types of the hybrid and all-flash storage solutions

• Compare the types of the tape storage solutions

• Distinguish between storage connectivity options

• Differentiate between the features of the Spectrum Storage Suite of software

• Clarify the various cloud storage considerations


Key Topics

Unit 1: Essentials of storage 
Unit 2: Data protection and high availability 
Unit 3: Storage virtualization 
Unit 4: IBM Spectrum Storage – SDS 
Unit 5: IBM Spectrum Storage – management and protection 
Unit 6: IBM Storage disk and flash based systems
Unit 7: IBM Storage tape systems 
Unit 8: IBM Storage SAN family overview 
Unit 9: IBM Storage and cloud

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