Patents by Inventor Colin Yong Zou

Colin Yong Zou has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210258379
    Abstract: A method and system for backing up and restoring data includes: determining, at a server storage area network (SAN) node, an LUN required for protection within a server SAN node based on communication between a backup agent and a logic unit number (LUN) agent in the server SAN node; determining a target backup device based on communication between the backup agent and respective target agent of a plurality of backup devices, the plurality of backup devices being connected with the server SAN node; and transmitting a virtual disk control command to the target backup device in response to the backup or restoration being triggered, such that data in the LUN required for protection is backed up to the target backup device or restored from the target backup device via an activated virtual disk interface of the target backup device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Ried Ruifang Liu, Colin Yong Zou, Man Lv, Tao Xu
  • Patent number: 11093351
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method and an apparatus for backup communication. The method comprises: detecting a failure of a management interface between a processor and a baseboard management controller; in response to detecting the failure of the management interface, performing backup communication between the processor and the baseboard management controller using a control interface, wherein the baseboard management controller can obtain a physical parameter of the processor via the control interface; and transmitting a packet between the processor and the baseboard management controller via the control interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Qichao Xia, Wei Zheng, Colin Yong Zou, Phoebe Ningning Cheng, Man Lv, Mengwei Jiao
  • Patent number: 11068371
    Abstract: Technology for simulating a slow storage disk. The technology intercepts an input/output I/O command to be dispatched to a storage disk and simulates a slow storage disk with the storage disk by injecting a delay to the dispatch of the intercepted I/O command based on a predetermined delay injection policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Man Lv, Bing Liu, Colin Yong Zou, Martin Chaojun Mei
  • Patent number: 10838905
    Abstract: Embodiment of the present disclosure provides a system, a computer program product and a method for managing a peripheral component interface express device hotplug by receiving an operation command from a user through a user command interface module; sending, in response to reception of the operation command, the operation command to a hotplug management module via an interface provided by a hotplug interface library; and performing, by the hotplug management module, the operation command by means of at least one of an interface provided by an operating system, a kernel of the operating system, and at least one of a corresponding plurality of hotplug group service modules, in response to receiving the operation command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company, LLC
    Inventors: Colin Yong Zou, Aaron Wei Wei, Bing Hu, Ried Ruifang Liu, Youbing Li
  • Patent number: 10705936
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a system, a computer program product and a method for detecting and handling errors in a bus structure by obtaining error information from a plurality of hardware registers associated with a bus; in response to determining that a number of the errors in one or more hardware registers of the plurality of hardware registers exceeds a predetermined threshold, detecting performance of hardware devices corresponding to the one or more hardware registers; and in response to determining performance deterioration of one hardware device in the hardware devices corresponding to the one or more hardware registers, determining that an error occurs in the hardware device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Colin Yong Zou, Man Lv, Wenbo Wang, Long Wang
  • Publication number: 20200192849
    Abstract: Embodiment of the present disclosure provides a system, a computer program product and a method for managing a peripheral component interface express device hotplug by receiving an operation command from a user through a user command interface module; sending, in response to reception of the operation command, the operation command to a hotplug management module via an interface provided by a hotplug interface library; and performing, by the hotplug management module, the operation command by means of at least one of an interface provided by an operating system, a kernel of the operating system, and at least one of a corresponding plurality of hotplug group service modules, in response to receiving the operation command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Colin Yong Zou, Aaron Wei Wei, Bing Hu, Ried Ruifang Liu, Youbing Li
  • Publication number: 20200159633
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method and an apparatus for backup communication. The method comprises: detecting a failure of a management interface between a processor and a baseboard management controller; in response to detecting the failure of the management interface, performing backup communication between the processor and the baseboard management controller using a control interface, wherein the baseboard management controller can obtain a physical parameter of the processor via the control interface; and transmitting a packet between the processor and the baseboard management controller via the control interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Qichao Xia, Wei Zheng, Colin Yong Zou, Phoebe Ningning Cheng, Man Lv, Mengwei Jiao
  • Patent number: 10585770
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for accelerating data reconstruction for a disk array, the disk array comprising a plurality of physical disks, the method, system, and computer program product including virtualizing the plurality of physical disks as a plurality of virtual disks, applying a data protection algorithm to the plurality of virtual disks to obtain redundant information on data to be stored, providing a map from the plurality of virtual disks to the plurality of physical disks, storing, based on the map, the data and the redundant information in the plurality of physical disks according to a predetermined allocation policy, and in response to at least one of the plurality of physical disks failing, implementing a data reconstruction for a disk array based on the redundant information and the data in working disks from amongst the plurality of physical disks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Alan Zhongjie Wu, Colin Yong Zou, Chris Zirui Liu, Fei Wang
  • Patent number: 10579419
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method of analyzing data in a storage system, a storage system, and a computer program product. The method includes: in response to detecting a request for a data analytic job, obtaining target data for the data analytic job from a first storage device of the storage system. The method also includes storing the target data into a second storage device of the storage system that is assigned for data analysis, and performing the data analytic job using a data processing device and the second storage device in the storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Colin Yong Zou, Xiangqing Yang, Man Lv, Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 10572432
    Abstract: Embodiment of the present disclosure provides a system, a computer program product and a method for managing a peripheral component interface express device hotplug by receiving an operation command from a user through a user command interface module; sending, in response to reception of the operation command, the operation command to a hotplug management module via an interface provided by a hotplug interface library; and performing, by the hotplug management module, the operation command by means of at least one of an interface provided by an operating system, a kernel of the operating system, and at least one of a corresponding plurality of hotplug group service modules, in response to receiving the operation command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Colin Yong Zou, Aaron Wei Wei, Bing Hu, Ried Ruifang Liu, Youbing Li
  • Patent number: 10545841
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method and an apparatus for backup communication. The method comprises: detecting a failure of a management interface between a processor and a baseboard management controller; in response to detecting the failure of the management interface, performing backup communication between the processor and the baseboard management controller using a control interface, wherein the baseboard management controller can obtain a physical parameter of the processor via the control interface; and transmitting a packet between the processor and the baseboard management controller via the control interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Qichao Xia, Wei Zheng, Colin Yong Zou, Phoebe Ningning Cheng, Man Lv, Mengwei Jiao
  • Publication number: 20200012440
    Abstract: There is provided a method and device for data replication. The method comprises: obtaining, in a network interface card, data segments by segmenting input first data; determining, in the network interface card, fingerprints corresponding to the data segments; and comparing, in a central processing unit, the fingerprints of the data segments with existing fingerprints corresponding to processed data segments, and determining, based on a result of the comparing, whether to de-duplicate the data segments corresponding to the fingerprints, to perform the data replication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Kun Wang, Colin Yong Zou, Sean Cheng Ye, Lyne Yuwei Li
  • Patent number: 10459642
    Abstract: There is provided a method and device for data replication. The method comprises: obtaining, in a network interface card, data segments by segmenting input first data; determining, in the network interface card, fingerprints corresponding to the data segments; and comparing, in a central processing unit, the fingerprints of the data segments with existing fingerprints corresponding to processed data segments, and determining, based on a result of the comparing, whether to de-duplicate the data segments corresponding to the fingerprints, to perform the data replication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Kun Wang, Colin Yong Zou, Sean Cheng Ye, Lyne Yuwei Li
  • Patent number: 10409517
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a device for data backup comprising: a secondary backup device coupled to a primary backup device, the secondary backup device further comprising: data segmentation unit operable to divide target data to be backed up into a plurality of data segments; data fingerprint generation unit operable to generate a corresponding data fingerprint for each data segment from a plurality of data segments, and providing the data fingerprint to the primary backup device for backing up the target data at the primary backup device, wherein the data fingerprint is a mapped data segment of a length less than a corresponding data segment length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Colin Yong Zou, Kun Wang, Sean Cheng Ye, Junping Frank Zhao, Man Lv
  • Patent number: 10346238
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method, a computer program product and an apparatus for determining a failure location in a storage system by obtaining performance information of a disk; in response to the performance information indicating that at least one or more performance indices exceed a corresponding predetermined threshold, determining whether a health condition of the disk is normal based on at least one or more performance indices; and in response to determining that the health condition of the disk is normal, determining a failure location based on the health condition information of at least one or more elements in a communication path of the disk, and it may be diagnosed whether a failure occurs to the disk per se or in its communication path, and before a potential failure occurs to the disk, it may also predict the failure thereby preventing data loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Man Lv, Chris Zirui Liu, Colin Yong Zou
  • Patent number: 10209923
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method, a coalescing configuration engine, a coalescing configuration tool and a file system for a storage system, and comprises at least one initiator, each initiator accessing a corresponding storage space in the storage system via at least one virtual logic unit number LUN by executing in parallel a plurality of configuration operations, wherein each configuration operation is used to configure a mapping relationship between the at least one virtual LUN and the at least one initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: EMC Ip Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Cory Zhongyan Gu, Colin Yong Zou, Ried Ruifang Liu
  • Patent number: 10198196
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and apparatus for monitoring health condition of a hard disk by obtaining full-dimensional characteristics associated with the hard disk, wherein the full-dimension characteristics comprise at least two of: hard disk performance information, data integrity information, input/output I/O correctness information, and a hard disk Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology S.M.A.R.T. report, and determining the health condition of the hard disk based on the full-dimension characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Man Lv, Chris Zirui Liu, Colin Yong Zou
  • Patent number: 10025667
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method, a computer program product and apparatus for management of a storage device by collecting bad storage units to be reconstructed in the storage device; determining a reconstruction priority level for each of the collected bad storage units; and scheduling reconstruction of the bad storage unit based on the determined reconstruction priority level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Alan Zhongjie Wu, Colin Yong Zou, Chris Zirui Liu, Zhengli Yi, James Fei Wu
  • Patent number: 9952785
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method, computer program product and a system for enabling non-volatile random access to data where in response to receiving data from a client, causing the data to be written into a memory of a primary virtual machine and a memory of a mirror virtual machine; and in response to the primary virtual machine losing the data, recovering the data based on data in the memory of the mirror virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Kenny Honglin Qiao, Youbing Li, Colin Yong Zou
  • Publication number: 20170371707
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method of analyzing data in a storage system, a storage system, and a computer program product. The method includes: in response to detecting a request for a data analytic job, obtaining target data for the data analytic job from a first storage device of the storage system. The method also includes storing the target data into a second storage device of the storage system that is assigned for data analysis, and performing the data analytic job using a data processing device and the second storage device in the storage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Colin Yong Zou, Xiangqing Yang, Man Lv, Wei Lin