Distributed Storage and Information Management (SS2012)

Teaching Staff: Jens Grabowski, Thomas Rings
Lecture (block)

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Information Storage and Management (ISM) is the only course of its kind to fill the knowledge gap in understanding varied components of modern information storage infrastructure. It provides a strong understanding of information storage technologies which prepares you to learn advanced concepts, technologies and also enable you to make more informed decisions in an increasingly complex IT environment. You will learn about the architectures, features, and benefits of Intelligent Storage Systems; storage networking technologies such as FC-SAN, NAS, and IP-SAN; long-term archiving solution – CAS; business continuity solutions such as backup and replication, the increasingly critical area of information security, and the emerging field of storage virtualization including storage resource management. The technologies described in the course are illustrated and reinforced with EMC product examples. Realistic case studies enable the participant to design the most appropriate solution for given sets of criteria.

Prerequisite Knowledge/Skills

To understand the content and successfully complete this course, a participant must have a basic understanding of computer architecture, operating systems, networking, and databases.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate storage architectures; understand logical and physical components of a storage infrastructure including storage subsystems, RAID and Intelligent storage systems
  • Describe storage networking technologies such as FC-SAN, NAS, IP-SAN and data archival solution – CAS
  • Identify different storage virtualization technologies and their benefits
  • Understand and articulate business continuity solutions including, backup technologies, and local and remote replication solutions
  • Define information security, and storage security domains
  • Identify parameters of managing and monitoring storage infrastructure and describe common storage management activities and solutions

Organizational Issues

Date, Time, Place: The course is planned as a 10 days block course from August 6th until August 15th 2012 from 9am to 4 pm. The course takes place in room 0.101 in the Institute of Computer Science.

Modules: This course implements the following modules (all 4 SWH (SWS), 6 ECTS Points):

  • "CS M.inf.310 IT/TK-Infrastrukturen - Planung, Organisation, Betrieb",
  • "M.Inf.135 - Distributed Storage and Information Management",
  • "M.Inf.1231.Mp: Spezialisierung Verteilte Systeme", and
  • "ITIS 2.10 - Distributed Information Storage and Management" .

Exam: The examiniation will be proceeded as a written test that will take place on August 29th 2012. As a pre-requisite for attending the test, each participants needs to present 1 or 2 assigments.
Registration: ITIS students, please register in advance via an e-mail to Thomas Rings. Please include your field of study, your desired degree, your id of enrollment, and semester. Students of the University of Göttingen can register directly in StudIP.
Issues: For questions and comments, please contact Thomas Rings.

EMC® Academic Alliance

With this lecture, we provide a preparation for the exam for the EMC Information Storage and Management Certificate. The Institute of Computer Science of the University of Göttingen is a Proven Professional of the EMC Academic Alliance. Here more information about the EMC Academic Alliance is published.

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