Description:This test is designed for Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) employees and partners who architect and support HDS storage solutions. The test validates that the successful candidate has knowledge of storage performance concepts, Hitachi storage performance tools and products, and standard performance-analysis tools and procedures. The test also covers recommended deployment principles and practices as well as performance-troubleshooting and bottleneck-analysis techniques. The product lines covered include Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP), Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform midrange family (VSP Gx00 and VSP Fx00) and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 (VSP G1000).

Audience: Hitachi Data Systems employee and partner solutions architects.

HDS storage performance architects should have strong knowledge of storage systems, servers, operating systems, file systems, disk drives, fabric and host, connectivity hardware (Fibre Channel, iSCSI, Fibre Channel over Ethernet), applications and virtualization in storage systems. They also should have a deep understanding of RAID, I/O concepts and storage-design principles. In a presales engineering role, architects assess, plan and design storage solutions and develop proposals that meet the business needs and performance expectations of HDS customers. In a storage-engineering role and in association with implementation personnel, they present and propose deployment and support plans for the solutions. In a solutions-support role, they provide services to customers to assist them with the location, identification and resolution of performance-related issues.

Supporting material:
TSI2597 Architecting Storage Performance with Hitachi Storage v8.x (5d ILT/vILT)

Exam type: Certification
Format: Proctored, closed-book exam
Credential: Hitachi Data Systems Certified Expert - Performance architect
Delivery: The exam is available at Prometric test centers
Questions: 60
Passing score: 65%
Duration: 90 minutes; 120 minutes for non-English speaking countries
Cost: US$200 in North America, US$225 (or equivalent in local currency) outside of North America