DPI700 Storage Networking

Code DPI700
Name Storage Networking
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Computer Science
Faculty Department of Applied Computer Science
Academic staff Gundars Alksnis
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The course covers concepts, features, design and applications of storage area networking (SAN) including management challenges, requirements, and solutions’ advantages and disadvantages. Storage consolidation, management, virtualization, scalability, performance, backup and restore, and replication are explained from the relevance to business continuity and high-availability. The course discusses basic and intermediate level information about intelligent storage solutions. The course also includes such topics as storage network architectures, Fibre Channel and other emerging technologies, and storage networking management applications and their market. After completing the course students can propose and discuss SAN solutions..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The goal of the course is to have enough knowledge in storage area networking topics to be able to propose and implement solutions to support business continuity and high-availability, and discuss the relevance and business value of storage area networking both with business and IT professionals.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
To explain storage networking aims and current restrictions. - Written examination.
To explain current and emerging SAN concepts and compare their implementations. - Comparison of competing technologies and reported presentation.
To be able to select the most proper technology solution for specific business problem and discuss it with both business and IT professionals. - Completed group case study where students must agree on the most suitable solution, by discussing advantages and disadvantages of possible alternatives. Passed all hands-on labs.
To be able to integrate multiple solutions to set up and run SANs. - Analysis of a real-world case study with proposition and substantiation of the most suitable solution combination.
Course prerequisites Students must be comfortable with computer networking topics or must have taken an appropriate course.

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