Course Duration : 5 Days

Virtualized Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure Planning and Design

Design VDC and cloud infrastructures, maintaining the most robust and elastic compute, storage, and network environments.


Virtualized Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure Planning and Design

This course covers in-depth details and considerations for planning, designing and migrating a traditional data center to Virtualized Data Center (VDC) and Cloud Infrastructures.

This course uses an ‘open’ approach focusing on core concepts, principles, and technologies, rather than specific products. The contents of this course include Virtualized Data Center and Cloud Introduction, Application Assessment and Migration Planning, Governance, Risk and Compliance, Designing a Virtual Compute Environment, Designing Virtual Storage, Designing Networks in a Virtual Data Center, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).

• Differentiate between virtualization and Cloud concepts and capabilities including core VDC components and Cloud elements

• Perform an application inventory and analysis of the existing application environment

• Recommend strategies for migrating applications to a VDC

• Examine how key Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) considerations impact VDC or Cloud planning and design

• Evaluate compute, storage and network virtualization technologies

• Design a VDC infrastructure to meet established application, business, technology and GRC requirements

• Define Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Benefits architects, designers, and consultants involved in planning and designing VDC components, including applications, servers, storage, networks and services.

Module 1: Introduction

• Virtualized Data Center and Cloud Introduction

Module 2: Application Assessment and Migration Planning

• Assessing Business Requirements and the Application Environment • Performing an Application Inventory Analysis
• Virtualizing Server-based Applications
• Virtualizing Desktop and Client Applications

• Developing a Migration Plan

Module 3: Governance, Risk and Compliance

• GRC Definitions and Introduction • Risk, Compliance and Standards • Planning and Design

Module 4: Designing a Virtual Compute Environment

• Key Technology Review
• Evaluating Hypervisor Options
• Designing the Hypervisor Environment

Module 5: Designing Virtualized Storage

• Key Technology Review
• Evaluating Storage Options
• Designing the Storage Environment

Module 6: Designing Networks in a Virtual Data Center

• Key Technology Review
• Evaluating LAN and SAN Options
• Designing the LAN and SAN Environment • Evaluating WAN Options
• Designing the WAN Environment

Module 7: Infrastructure-as-a-Service

• What is IaaS?
• Services and Service Management • Business Transformation

IT-as-a-Service Planning and Design