Amdahl & McDATA Team to Support SAN University

Amdahl and McDATA Corporation have teamed to bring vendor-neutral SAN education to the IT industry worldwide through SAN University. SAN University has extended its successful 1999 pilot program offering a structured and systematic curriculum to meet continuing customer demand.

SAN University helps IT professionals build the infrastructure to handle the exploding amounts of data generated by e-commerce, network globalization, mergers/acquisitions, and accelerating data digitization. At SAN University, IT professionals also learn about high-value disciplines, such as backup and recovery, business continuance, and data integration that a SAN environment can provide.

The Amdahl/McDATA partnership delivers a high-value SAN education program.

"As SAN adoption accelerates, enterprises face a critical shortfall in expertise," says Richard McCormack, Vice President of Storage Marketing at Amdahl. "SAN University addresses this problem with a concentrated, accelerated curriculum to help customers speed SAN implementation and improve their competitiveness."

SAN University offers complete, hands-on experience that IT professionals can directly apply to the customer environment. SAN University helps companies assess business and technical requirements, apply SAN strategies to IT objectives, understand Fibre Channel and select the most appropriate topology. SAN University also teaches how to plan and design a Fibre Channel SAN infrastructure, install and configure SAN components correctly the first time, and administer the enterprise fabric environment.

Coming soon is a free, one-hour PlaceWare-based SAN Essentials class that will be available on the Internet. Following is the initial schedule of fee courses. Additional dates, locations, and courses will continue to be added, and the content will continually be updated to stay current with the rapidly evolving SAN environment.