INFORMATION STORAGE MANAGEMENT AND DISASTER RECOVERY SYLLABUS
INFORMATION STORAGE MANAGEMENT
Prerequisite: Operating Systems for Computational Devices, Networking
Technology for Digital Devices, and Database Systems
Objective: Evaluate storage architectures, including storage subsystems, DAS, SAN,
NAS, and CAS. Define backup, recovery, disaster recovery, business continuity, and
replication. Examine emerging technologies including IP-SAN. Understand logical
and physical components of a storage infrastructure. Identify components of
managing and monitoring the data center. Define information security and identify
different storage visualization technologies.
1. Introduction to Information Storage Technology: Review data creation and the
amount of data being created and understand the value of data to a business,
Challenges in Data Storage and Management, Data Storage Infrastructure.
2. Storage Systems Environment: Components of a Storage System Environment:
Disk drive components, Disk Drive Performance, Logical Components.
3. Data protection: Concept of RAID and its Components, Different RAID levels and
their suitability for different application environments: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 3,
RAID 4, RAID 5, RAID 0+1, RAID 1+0, RAID 6, Comparison of Levels.
4. Intelligent Storage Systems; Components, Intelligent Storage Array, High-level
architecture and working of an intelligent storage system.
5. Introduction to Networked Storage: Evolution of networked storage, Architecture,
Overview of FC-SAN, NAS, and IP-SAN. Network-Attached Storage (NAS):
Benefits of NAS, Components, Implementations, File Sharing, I/O operations,
Performance and Availability.
6. Content Addressed Storage (CAS): features and Benefits of a CAS. CAS
Architecture, Storage and Retrieval, Examples.
7. Storage Virtualization: Forms, Taxonomy, Configuration, Challenges, Types of
8. Information Availability & Monitoring & Managing Datacenter: Information
Availability, Business continuity, Failure Analysis, Business impact Analysis,
Differentiate between business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR).
9. Disaster Recovery: Backup, Methods, And Technologies, Replication technologies:
Local replicas, Technologies, Restore and Restart, Multiple Replicas. Remote
Replication. DR in practice.
10. Storage Security and Management: Security Framework, Storage security domains,
List and analyzes the common threats in each domain, Security Implementations.
11. Managing The Storage Infrastructure: Monitoring the Storage Infrastructure,
Storage Management Activities, Challenges and solutions.
1. EMC Educational Services, “Information Storage and Management”, Wiley India.
1. Richard Barker and Paul Massiglia, “Storage Area Network Essentials: A Complete
Guide to Understanding and Implementing SANs”, Wiley India.
2. Robert Spalding, “Storage Networks: The Complete Reference”, Tata McGraw Hill
3. Marc Farley, “Building Storage Networks”, Tata McGraw Hill, Osborne, 2001.
4. Meet Gupta, “Storage Area Network Fundamentals”, Pearson Education Limited,