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Storage – Introduction to Storage and Disk Systems z/OS 2.5


3 hours



This course describes how data center storage has evolved and its future in this environment. It then focuses on the hardware and software that comprises today’s disk and flash systems and how this meets the need of the data center.


This course is suitable for any staff that require an understanding of data center storage requirements and in particular disk and flash systems.


General knowledge of data processing concepts.


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the Characteristics of Data Center Storage Devices
  • Compare Enterprise Storage Systems

Course Content

Overview of Data Center Storage

Understanding Today’s Data Needs
Storage Characteristics
Evolution of Storage
Storage in the Future
Storage Administrator Jobs, Certification and Training

Understanding Storage Systems

Disk Evolution
Traditional Spinning Drives
Flash Drives
Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe)
Communicating with Storage Systems
RAID Technology
RAID Characteristics

Storage – Introduction to Storage and Disk Systems z/OS 2.5 Mastery Test