Huawei Announces an Integrated Data Integrity Solution in Collaboration with Emulex and Oracle
Shenzhen, China, September 23, 2013 - Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced an end-to-end (E2E) data integrity solution, developed in conjunction with Emulex and Oracle. This solution can help customers prevent silent data corruption in mission-critical services, delivering crucial data protection.
In data access, data goes through various components, transfer channels, and software processing. Errors during this process may cause silent data corruption. Silent data corruption is often overlooked, but it can have great and adverse impact on the services such as databases that require absolute data integrity. Silent data corruption can lead to service disruptions or unrecoverable data loss.
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 a PI interface to the host, and supports assorting with the DIX. With this, Huawei becomes one of the early enterprise storage vendors to offer an E2E data integrity protection solution.
"Emulex is pleased to be working closely with Huawei and Oracle to provide exclusive Fiber Channel HBA support within this solution," said Jimmy Yam, vice president of sales, APAC, Emulex. "This solution enables IT managers the ability to protect data and resources while elevating the reliability and operations of their database environments. Emulex Gen 5 Fiber Channel HBAs provide the industry’s highest level of data integrity with full line-rate performance and no systems overhead with our vEngine™ CPU offload technology making SANs faster, and operate better."
"As a leading contributor to the Linux kernel, Oracle developed and introduced the data integrity feature that is now part of the mainline Linux and included with Oracle Linux. We are pleased to see that technology come to fruition with an end-to-end data integrity solution, as part of our collaboration with Huawei and Emulex. This solution can benefit our mutual customers who rely on the integrity of their data to run their business," said Wim Coekaerts, Senior Vice President Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle.
Fan Ruiqi, President of Huawei IT Storage Product Line, said, "Huawei is honored to have cooperated with Emulex and Oracle to announce an E2E data integrity solution compatible with T10 PI and DIX. This solution perfectly demonstrates Huawei storage products' philosophy of being secure and trusted to the storage industry. Huawei storage product line keeps being customer-centric with the endowed mission of protecting customers' data security. From the innovative RAID 2.0+, 9-magnitude earthquake resistance certification, to the 32:1 centralized disaster recovery solution, Huawei has been dedicated to providing customers with secure and trusted data storage services and will continue to spare no efforts on this road."