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Transforming Hybrid Cloud Architectures using Software-Defined Storage and Cloud Data Services: Lessons, Labs, and Tips to Bring Data Storage in the Cloud to Your IT Programs

Track Room Location: Heritage Hall, room 132


Data is the most valuable asset of any organization. Many enterprises prefer to use a hybrid cloud environment for their business needs. The ability to move and manage their data across a hybrid cloud infrastructure is critical when cost, performance, and efficiency drive business decisions. Traditional data centers and storage architectures have turned to software-defined storage architecture (SDS) to provide features such as agility, reliability, security and scalability on demand. Enterprises can combine their existing on-prem infrastructure with the limitless resources of the cloud into highly-flexible hybrid cloud storage environments. As the SDS market becomes crowded with data storage technologies, it is important to ensure that on-premises storage systems can be easily expanded and made use of in the public cloud.

Through this course, participants will be able to explore NetApp SDS solutions for enterprise customers. Hands-on lab activities enable the attendees to set up a hybrid cloud environment using an on-premises infrastructure and AWS and Azure. They will be able to experience first-hand how to manage, move and protect data in a hybrid cloud environment. All resources required to perform lab activities will be provided to the participants.

The goal is to prepare participants to understand and add value to a hybrid cloud curriculum and to arm them with content and exercises for their students. Participants will also be enrolled in and eligible to complete the NetApp Certified Technology Associate certification curriculum. All participants will be offered a Pearson Vue test voucher to take the certification exam at no charge.

Participants will leave the 5-day track with a deep understanding of cloud storage issues and approaches. They will have an in-depth understanding of the products and technologies that enable a Hybrid Cloud Solution and have the expertise to deploy and teach cloud technologies at their home institution.

None required. Lab guides and hard copy materials will be provided in-class by the instructors.

Experience teaching general IT or cloud-related courses. A basic understanding of networking and cloud services would be helpful. Interest in data center and cloud infrastructures a plus.

Patrick Hughes is Senior Technical Instructor at NetApp University. He joined NetApp in 1999, and has taught nearly all technical courses produced by the company. He enjoys traveling around the world teaching NetApp courses in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

A native of Silicon Valley, Patrick has worked for several high tech companies in his career, including NetApp, Sun Microsystems, Applied Materials, and others. He has an extensive background in technical management and education.

Patrick has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Management from the University of San Francisco, and an MBA from Regis University in Denver Colorado. He currently lives in Longmont, Colorado and is an officer in the Colorado Mounted Rangers.

Banu Sundhar was a global instructor for NetApp Engineering organization for six years prior to her current role as a Technical Learning Architect within NetApp University at NetApp. In this role, she creates and delivers content to NetApp’s post sales teams. Besides enabling the post-sales team in NetApp Cloud Data Services, she also delivers courses on ONTAP technology. Taking part in Item Development Workshops to create certification exams in NetApp Hybrid Cloud technology is an integral part of her job. She also frequently delivers tech talks to the students of Computer Science Department. North Carolina State University.

Track Objectives
At the completion of this track, the participants will be able to…
1. Get a foundation on hybrid cloud data management solutions
2. Add cloud storage courses to related IT programs in their catalog
3. Complete the curriculum to obtain the NetApp Certified Technology Associate certification and share the content to their students

Day 1: Welcome and Class Introductions
Overview of the week, proposed curriculum and learning objectives
Set-up and Log-in to the NetApp Learning Management Systems
Lecture: Storage and Data Management Fundamentals
Lecture/Lab: Teaching Clustered Data ONTAP

Day 2: Lectures & Labs
Cloud Storage Trends & Technologies
Configure an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) environment for the hybrid cloud
Establish VPN connectivity between an Amazon VPC and an on-premises data center
Extend customers' Microsoft Active Directory into the cloud

Day 3: Lectures & Labs
Storage in the cloud provided by NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP
Architecture of Cloud Volumes ONTAP in AWS
Management tool to deploy Cloud Volumes ONTAP in the cloud – OnCommand Cloud Manager
Deploy OnCommand Cloud Manager
Deploy a single node Cloud Volumes ONTAP in AWS
Implement a disaster recovery use case in the hybrid cloud
Mid-Point Check-in & review

Day 4: Lectures & Labs
Architecture for High Availability pair of Cloud Volumes ONTAP
Deploy a high availability pair of Cloud Volumes ONTAP in AWS
Cloud Sync Service – A managed service available as a data mover
Use the Cloud Sync service to synchronize CIFS data between on-premises storage and S3 in AWS

Day 5
Teaching techniques for storage
Review of course materials, labs, and key learnings
Review faculty account access and student enrollment processes
Participant feedback session and wrap up discussion

Please note the schedule is subject to change or be modified based on the needs of the boot camp participants.

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