In order to help its students prepare enter a market that is currently understaffed and lacking the depth of knowledge to properly run their storage IT infrastructures, to increase the job placement rates among graduates and help close the global skills gap regarding storage education, GD Goenka University has entered into EMC Academic Alliance (EAA) program to offer curriculum-based education on technology areas such as virtualization, cloud computing, big data analytics, and information storage and management.
EMC2, an American multinational corporation headquartered in Massachusetts United States, offers data storage, information security, virtualization, analytics, cloud computing and other products and services that enable businesses to store, manage, protect, and analyze data. Through EAA, it introduces an ‘open’ storage technology focused curriculum. The curriculum focuses on concepts and principles of storage technology, rather than on specific products.
The combination of complex IT infrastructures and enormous growth in the volume of information to be managed is creating a need for highly skilled storage professionals and it is continually on the rise. In this context, GD Goenka University as an institute of higher learning strives to educate its students on the most relevant, current, and real world issues. The EAA program will help the students attain in-depth knowledge on storage industry concepts. The knowledge and skills acquired by the students will prepare them to be proficient in planning, designing, administering and managing simple to complex storage infrastructures. The program is geared towards arming students with the knowledge necessary to differentiate themselves in the job market and improve their competitive advantage.