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Explore the Modern Data Center MOOC - Enroll Today!

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Today’s IT organizations are challenged to keep pace with constantly evolving volumes and types of
digital information. This open, online, interactive course will introduce you to the Modern Data Center
(MDC), its architecture, and the steps to take in the journey toward modernizing the data center.
Topics covered include:
 Introduction to the Modern Data Center
 Technologies of Modernized Infrastructure – storage, software-defined and cloud-enabled
systems, data protection, and security
 Automation of services
 Transformation of people and process; next steps

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Explore the Modern Data Center MOOC - Enroll Today!

  1. 1. 1© Copyright 2016 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. 2© Copyright 2016 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. COURSE FORMAT Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and problem sets, many MOOCs provide interactive user forums to support community interactions… (Source: Wikipedia). The course will be delivered as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) using the EdCast platform (http://educast.EMC.com), and available to anyone with internet access. The course will be conducted over a six-week period, and will require learners to invest approximately two to three hours of work per week. Each week’s content will be made available to learners on a specified date. Learners will be engaged through a blend of online content in the form of educational videos, recorded whiteboards, documents, and assessments. Learners will also have opportunities to interact with others and learn through group discussions.
  3. 3. 3© Copyright 2016 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. ABOUT THE COURSE Today, businesses are challenged to develop new and innovative offerings at ever-increasing speed. Consumers no longer tolerate waiting for businesses to introduce new products or services every 2+ years. Today’s IT organizations must be able to: store every bit of information in digital format, process 1000x more data for business outcomes, dynamically scale applications as the number of users increase, support today’s and tomorrow’s end point devices, and make the data socially friendly. Essentially, IT is challenged to: • Digitally transform the organization • Develop social, mobile, analytic, and cloud-friendly modern applications that support new business initiatives • Continue to optimize support to existing business applications • Provide automated IT services to business to innovate • Transform their people and process for the new world This open, online, interactive course will introduce you to the Modern Data Center (MDC), its architecture, and the steps to take in the journey toward modernizing the data center.
  4. 4. 4© Copyright 2016 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. COURSE OUTLINE Week 1: Introduction to the Modern Data Center • Challenges facing today’s businesses and IT organizations with classic data centers • Definition of Modern Data Center (MDC); the characteristics of MDC – modernized infrastructure, automating services, and transforming people and processes • Modernized IT infrastructure technologies: Converged, Flash, Scale out, Software-defined, Cloud-enabled, Protected, and Trusted. • Converged & Hyper-converged Infrastructure (CI & HCI); its architecture and technological components, how it differs from classic IT infrastructure, and how it helps accelerate modernization of infrastructure. Week 2, 3, and 4: Technologies of Modernized Infrastructure • Architecture, components, and business problems addressed by • Flash storage • Scale-out systems • Software-defined systems • Cloud-enabled systems • Data Protection • Security • Product examples of above technologies Week 5: Automation of Services • Discovering individual systems, pooling them as a single resource pool, and provisioning • Service planning, creation, operation, and termination • Service orchestration and workflow • Example of engineered solutions Week 6: Transformation of People & Process, and Next Steps • Identifying the skills required for the IT team and their new roles • Recommended transformational technological training and ongoing plan • Changing policies and procedures to deliver higher value to businesses • Engaging external consultants for transformation • Next steps: Recommended framework to initiate the journey to MDC

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