To understand the basic components of Storage System Environment.
To understand the Storage Area Network Characteristics and Components.
To examine emerging technologies including IP-SAN.
To describe the different backup and recovery topologies and their role in providing disaster recovery and business continuity capabilities.
To understand the local and remote replication technologies.
UNIT I STORAGE SYSTEMS 9
Introduction to Information Storage and Management: Information Storage, Evolution of Storage Technology and Architecture, Data Center Infrastructure, Key Challenges in Managing Information, Information Lifecycle. Storage System Environment: Components of the Host. RAID: Implementation of RAID, RAID Array Components, RAID Levels, RAID Comparison, RAID Impact on Disk Performance, Hot Spares. Intelligent Storage System: Components, Intelligent Storage Array.
UNIT II STORAGE NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES 9
Direct-Attached Storage and Introduction to SCSI: Types of DAS, DAS Benefits and Limitations, Disk Drive Interfaces, Introduction to Parallel SCSI, SCSI Command Model. Storage Area Networks: Fiber Channel, SAN Evolution, SAN Components, Fiber Channel Connectivity, Fiber Channel Ports, Fiber Channel Architecture, Zoning, Fiber Channel Login Types, Fiber Channel Topologies. Network Attached Storage: Benefits of NAS, NAS File I/Components of NAS, NAS Implementations, NAS-Implementations, NAS File Sharing Protocols, NAS I/O Operations.
UNIT III ADVANCED STORAGE NETWORKING AND VIRTUALIZATION 9
IP SAN: iSCSI, FCIP.Content-Addressed Storage: Fixed Content and Archives, Types of Archives, Features and Benefits of CAS, CAS Architecture, Object Storage and Retrieval in CAS, CAS Examples. Storage Virtualization: Forms of Virtualization, NIA Storage Virtualization Taxonomy, Storage Virtualization Configurations, Storage Virtualization Challenges, Types of Storage Virtualization.
UNIT IV BUSINESS CONTINUITY 9
Introduction to Business Continuity: Information Availability, BC Terminology, BC Planning Lifecycle, Failure Analysis, Business Impact Analysis, BC Technology Solutions. Backup and Recovery: Backup Purpose, Considerations, Granularity, Recovery Considerations, Backup Methods and Process, Backup and Restore Operations, Backup Topologies, Backup in NAS Environments, Backup Technologies.
UNIT V REPLICATION 9
Local Replication: Source and Target, Uses of Local Replicas, Data Consistency, Local Replication Technologies, Restore and Restart Considerations, Creating Multiple Replicas, Management Interface. Remote Replication: Modes of Remote Replication and its Technologies, Network Infrastructure.
TOTAL : 45 PERIODS
On Successful completion of the course ,Students will be able to
Understand the logical and physical components of a Storage infrastructure.
Evaluate storage architectures, including storage subsystems, DAS, SAN, NAS, and CAS.
Understand the various forms and types of Storage Virtualization.
Describe the different role in providing disaster recovery and business continuity capabilities.
Distinguish different remote replication technologies.
1. EMC Corporation, Information Storage and Management, Wiley, India.
1. Robert Spalding, ―Storage Networks: The Complete Reference ―, Tata McGraw Hill, Osborne, 2003.
2. Marc Farley, ―Building Storage Networks‖, Tata McGraw Hill, Osborne, 2001.
3. Meeta Gupta, Storage Area Networks Fundamentals, Pearson Education Limited, 2002.