I’m very pleased to announce the release of my second course to market, EMC RecoverPoint Essentials! For now this is the last course of my creation under the TrainSignal brand (now Pluralsight). This course itself has been a labor of love since I started. I get a lot of questions about RecoverPoint throughout my travels so putting this to paper, or video rather was a way for me to collect my thoughts and share for the benefit of others.
RecoverPoint has undergone quite the transformation over the last several months moving from the 3.X code base to 4.X. Considerable changes from a management perspective have taken administration to a more unified look and feel across product lines. This course itself will focus on several different topics from Licensing, to terminology, to deployment and integration strategies. All building upon my experience with the product for the last several years.
So sit back and enjoy that what is EMC RecoverPoint the most dynamic replication solution on the market, says me : )
I am very pleased to announce the release of my first course (of many I hope) with the always spectacular TrainSignal. As of today, EMC Storage Essentials is now available for consumption. That’s assuming you have an all you can eat subscription from TrainSignal. Which if you don’t, you should. No where else can you have access to the every expanding catalog of IT training that is TrainSignal. And the list of instructors and courses is growing. I could not be more excited to contribute and work with such an embracing and talented team.
So back to the course…
My goal was to make what is the sometimes fuzzy, always changing, world of storage simple to digest and understand. Add a little fun, add a little of my care free nature, and at the end is hopefully a course that will entertain, teach and better those relationships in your shop. Talking the talk is a big component of building that rapport internally. When you know the lingo it helps. Like speaking a foreign language in its native country, those natives appreciate that you’re trying. From your perspective, it makes the conversations more fluid and more efficient. Even if its at an “Essential” level it will pay off I assure you.
This is but the first of many courses on the the “Storage” front that I hope to contribute to. Storage in general is such a broad topic so I apologize for its use. Just know that at this time next year there will be plenty of quality content; vendor specific, non-vendor specific and all will be down right glorious. If all works out, look for topics around RecoverPoint, VPLEX and vSphere integration with VNX from me. So stay in touch! It’s just the beginning…
With that, I’ll leave you with a few notes on the course that I lined up to further explain its purpose. I look forward to everyone’s comments and suggestions, good or not so good. Feedback! Its how we all get better…
One of the primary mainstays in most data centers over the last 20 years has been that of a storage array. These mysterious monolithic towers of steel have done more to divide IT departments than any other tangible solution to date. For that reason, their fundamentally has been a split in data center knowledge. There are those that know “Storage”, and those that don’t. With the advent of server virtualization, that gap has somewhat lessened. Understanding the “speak” around storage has always been foreign for those not embedded in it. It’s for that reason storage fundamentals are a must in today’s tightly integrated datacenters. By arming yourself with base storage knowledge the conversations get easier and the silos slowly begin to dissolve. Although primary focus and terminology is specific to EMC storage, most concepts are transferrable to other storage vendors as well.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
• Navigate the broad portfolio of EMC Midrange Products and Software Suites
• Better communicate and understand common storage terminology applicable to both EMC and third party arrays.
• Ask the right questions when purchasing an EMC Array
• Understand the topology of a Storage Environment
• Supplement their learning in preparation for the E10-001 EMC Proven Professional Entry Level Certification
Special thanks to Jason Nash, Brian Boyd, Joanna Beer, Andy Newman, and Gary Eimerman. Really appreciate your contributions.