Tuesday Apr 07, 2015

End-to-end Data Protection Using Oracle Linux with the ETERNUS DX S3 series and Emulex HBA

As demand for data protection has grown in recent years, ensuring the integrity of the customer's data is a very important task. To carry out this task, data protection is not only required for the storage system but the entire system.

This White Paper from Fujitsu, an Oracle Diamond Partner, explains how data protection can be implemented for the entire system using T10 Protection Information (T10 PI) that comes with the Oracle Linux with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK), the ETERNUS DX S3 series, and Emulex HBA.

The T10 PI and DIX functions enable data protection for the entire system including data write processes from applications to disk drives. Data protection for the entire system can improve system reliability by protecting the system from damaged or inconsistent data to minimize downtime and reduce end-user maintenance cost.

Read more about End-to-end Data Protection Using Oracle Linux with the ETERNUS DX S3 series and Emulex HBA.

We would like to highlight another whitepaper published by Fujitsu in January about End-to-end Data Protection Using Oracle Linux with the ETERNUS DX S3 series and Qlogic HBA

Monday Sep 23, 2013

Huawei Announces an Integrated Data Integrity Solution in Collaboration with Emulex and Oracle

The data integrity solution announced today by Huawei, in collaboration with Emulex, and Oracle enhances the current technology where hosts and storage systems protect data integrity independently. This is done by implementing E2E data integrity protection across applications, hosts, storage systems, and disks. As a result, this solution can help prevent silent data corruption in mission-critical services and eliminate potential downtime, which may cost organizations millions of dollars in revenue.

Huawei Global Certification Test Center (GCTC) has qualified this solution, including: Oracle Database, Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, Emulex Gen5 FC HBA, and HUAWEI OceanStor Enterprise Storage System, and confirmed that these components are compatible with industry specifications such as the SCSI Protection Information Model (T10 PI) and Data Integrity Extensions (DIX). HUAWEI OceanStor Enterprise Storage System supports standard T10 PI, which can detect and resolve the silent data corruption. It also provides PI interface to host, and supports assorting with the DIX.

Read the press release for more information.

Monday Oct 10, 2011

Tales from the Linux Pavilion...

The Linux Pavilion at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 was a happening place. Penguins were everywhere, and so were our very important partners - BeyondTrust, Brocade, Emulex, HP, Fujitsu, QLogic, Storix, Tectia, and Xsigo. They were milling around with customers, Linux gurus and penguin lovers.

News spread fast and many celebrities, including the following from Oracle were spotted in the Linux Pavilion!

  • Edward Screven - Chief Corporate Architect
  • Wim Coeakerts - Senior VP Engineering, Linux and Virtualization
  • John Fowler - Executive VP, Systems
  • Chris Mason - Creator of Btrfs (and leader of the Linux Kernel team)
  • Martin Petersen - Data integrity expert for Linux and a lead kernel contributor

Attendees couldn't wait to try their luck at winning large stuffed penguins! Some went away happy with their toys, others went away even happier with their Oracle Linux 6 DVDs. The smoothie bar was buzzing with people wanting Linuxberry and Unbreakable Mango flavors. We had bean bags, comfortable seats and a friendly, inviting environment where attendees had discussions with Linux experts from Oracle and our partner organizations.

All in all, we witnessed tremendous interest in Oracle Linux and the support offered by Oracle's partner community. We'd like to thank our partners for being in the Linux Pavilion and for making it an interesting and educational place which drew a lot of visitors.

Long live the Penguin!

Tuesday Dec 07, 2010

Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and Emulex HBA Eliminate Silent Data Corruption

Yesterday, Emulex announced that it has added support for T10 Protection Information (T10-PI), formerly called T10-DIF, to a number of its HBAs. When used with Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, this will prevent silent data corruption and help ensure the integrity and regulatory compliance of user data as it is transferred from the application to the SAN

From the press release:

Traditionally, protecting the integrity of customers' data has been done with multiple discrete solutions, including Error Correcting Code (ECC) and Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC), but there have been coverage gaps across the I/O path from the operating system to the storage. The implementation of the T10-PI standard via Emulex's BlockGuard feature, in conjunction with other industry player's implementations, ensures that data is validated as it moves through the data path, from the application, to the HBA, to storage, enabling seamless end-to-end integrity.


Read the white paper and don't miss the live webcast on eliminating silent data corruption on December 16th!


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