Cloud applications are very data-intensive; datacenters must have readily available storage to meet this demand. This course covers managing storage in Cisco datacenters. We examine various methods of providing storage to a datacenter network.
Modern databases and web applications are highly data-driven, requiring loads of back-end storage to support them. In this course, Designing Storage for Cisco Data Center Infrastructure, you will learn foundational knowledge of Cisco storage hardware, and how to determine the best configuration to support your applications. First, you will learn the specifics of Fibre Channel and iSCSI. Next, you will learn how to ensure proper traffic prioritization on a storage network. Finally, you will explore how to base the storage configuration on the workload requirements. When you are finished with this course, you will have the knowledge of Cisco's storage hardware and the various methods it can be used.
Course Overview Hi, everyone, and welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Greg Dickinson, and welcome to my course, Designing Storage Networking for Cisco Data Center Infrastructure. I am a network engineer at a bank in my home state of Alabama. I've been playing with computers since the Stone Age of Novell, NetWare, MS‑DOS, and Windows 3.1x. Since that time, networking technology has matured and allowed companies to effectively use technology to enhance their business. Running a modern data center requires many multidisciplinary skills. In this course, we will examine the basics of storage technologies and protocols and learn to apply them to a network to meet the business needs presented. Some of the major topics that we will cover include, an overview of Cisco's data center storage offerings, how to manage fibre channel across your SAN, and finally, the basics of hyperconverged infrastructure. By the end of this course, you'll have an understanding of Cisco's storage offerings and how they interact with computing and networking in the modern data center. Before beginning the course, you should be comfortable with networking concepts and have a basic understanding of data center grade server hardware. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into data center administration with courses on Designing Networking for Cisco Data Center Infrastructure and Designing Computing for Cisco Data Center Infrastructure. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn data center networking with the Designing Storage Networking for Cisco Data Center Infrastructure course, at Pluralsight.