Data Corruption: Dedupe’s Achilles Heel

Our favorite Storage pundit Henry Newman writes on data de-duplication the nemesis of data corruption:
“I am a firm believer in the reality of undetected data corruption. It has happened to me and I have seen it happen to others, and sooner or later it will happen to you. I am also a firm believer in the new T10 Data Integrity Field standard, which passes an 8 byte checksum from the host to the disk and has the disk confirm the checksum, which should be generally available from a number of vendors likely later this year.” Full Story


About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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