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US20120226936 DUPLICATE-AWARE DISK ARRAYS  
A duplicate-aware disk array (DADA) leaves duplicated content on the disk array largely unmodified, instead of removing duplicated content, and then uses these duplicates to improve system...
US20110051623 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ADMINISTRATION OF STORAGE OBJECTS  
An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a method of generating a representation of a storage network. The method includes obtaining an request from a client system to view...
US20140359213 DIFFERENCING DISK IMPROVED DEPLOYMENT OF VIRTUAL MACHINES  
Determining host machines on which to place a virtual machine. The method includes determining that a virtual machine to be deployed to a host will use a differencing disk chain based off of one...
US20150160877 System Updates With Personal Virtual Disks  
A method and system for updating a collection of software resources in a virtual desktop infrastructure system. Virtual machines associated with sets of virtual disk elements in a hierarchy of...
US20140208022 RAID ERASURE CODE APPLIED TO PARTITIONED STRIPE  
The disclosure presents examples of a RAID storage system, method and computer program product where a stripe is logically partitioned into two or more sub-stripes and at least one RAID erasure...
US20150186060 SELECTIVE DISK VOLUME CLONING FOR VIRTUAL DISK CREATION  
Systems and methods create virtual disks for access by a virtual machine. The virtual disk can be created from marked folders such that files and folders containing sensitive data or data not...
US20130067166 VIRTUAL COMPUTER SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME  
In a virtual computer system controlling a disk volume and a virtual server which is connected to the disk volume, to which the area of the disk volume is allocated as a virtual disk and which...
US20140201428 CONSISTENT, DISK-BACKED ARRAYS  
Disk-backed array techniques can, in some implementations, help ensure that the arrays contain consistent data. An alert can be provided if it is determined that the data in the array is, or may...
US20140089581 CAPACITY-EXPANSION OF A LOGICAL VOLUME  
Expanding capacity of a logical volume is described. In an example a logical volume is described by a global metadata unit and a plurality of local metadata units. The global metadata unit...
US20130046932 INDICATION OF A DESTRUCTIVE WRITE VIA A NOTIFICATION FROM A DISK DRIVE THAT EMULATES BLOCKS OF A FIRST BLOCK SIZE WITHIN BLOCKS OF A SECOND BLOCK SIZE  
A disk drive receives a request to write at least one block of a first block size, wherein the disk drive is configured to store blocks of a second block size that is larger in size than the first...
US20130166840 DYNAMIC HARD DISK MAPPING METHOD AND SERVER USING THE SAME  
A dynamic hard disk mapping method and a server using the same are disclosed. The server includes a first motherboard, a second motherboard, a first disk group corresponding to the first...
US20130262763 INDICATION OF A DESTRUCTIVE WRITE VIA A NOTIFICATION FROM A DISK DRIVE THAT EMULATES BLOCKS OF A FIRST BLOCK SIZE WITHIN BLOCKS OF A SECOND BLOCK SIZE  
A disk drive receives a request to write at least one block of a first block size, wherein the disk drive is configured to store blocks of a second block size that is larger in size than the first...
US20130304987 DYNAMIC LOAD BALANCING OF DISTRIBUTED PARITY IN A RAID ARRAY  
A parity pattern defines a repeated distribution of parity blocks within a distributed parity disk array (“DPDA”). The parity pattern identifies on which disks the parity block or blocks for a...
US20140149663 STORAGE POOLS MANAGEMENT AND/OR PRESENTATION  
A method for presenting a plurality of storage resource pools, comprising: grouping a plurality of quotas of a plurality of storage volumes into at least one of a plurality of storage resource...
US20130024616 Storage System and Its Logical Unit Management Method  
The size of management information pages for storing format management information is minimized and a management size of the management information pages is reduced. A storage system has a...
US20130275673 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VOLUME BASED SNAPSHOT RESTORE  
Method and system is provided to perform a plurality of checks before performing a volume based snapshot restore (“VBSR”) operation. The checks may be performed by an application executed at a...
US20150058555 Virtual Disk Blueprints for a Virtualized Storage Area Network  
Techniques are described for storing a virtual disk in an object store comprising a plurality of physical storage devices housed in a plurality of host computers. A profile is received for...
US20140101385 File Management Method and Hierarchy Management File System  
There is provided a file management system and method of creating a hierarchy management file capable of preventing an access performance from dropping when a user accesses to a file. According to...
US20140365728 PARALLEL BLOCK ALLOCATION FOR DECLUSTERED LOGICAL DISKS  
In a method for allocating space on a logical disk, a computer receives an allocation request to allocate a number of requested logical disk extents. The computer selects one of a first group...
US20120331223 PARALLEL BLOCK ALLOCATION FOR DECLUSTERED LOGICAL DISKS  
In a method for allocating space on a logical disk, a computer receives an allocation request to allocate a number of requested logical disk extents. The computer selects one of a first group...
US20100332749 WEAR LEVELING OF SOLID STATE DISKS DISTRIBUTED IN A PLURALITY OF REDUNDANT ARRAY OF INDEPENDENT DISK RANKS  
A computational device allocates a plurality of solid state disks to a plurality of redundant array of independent disk (RAID) ranks, wherein a different solid state disk is absent in each RAID...
US20110283290 ALLOCATING STORAGE SERVICES  
A system and method are provided for allocating storage resources. An exemplary method comprises providing a storage service catalog that lists storage services available for use. The exemplary...
US20110258379 METHOD AND APPARATUS TO MANAGE TIER INFORMATION  
A method of tier management of data comprises performing a tier migration log information setup process which includes selecting an area specified by a virtual volume address and a logical volume...
US20100083040 Expander Circuit For A Solid State Persistent Storage Device That Provides A Plurality Of Interfaces To Corresponding Storage Controllers  
A system includes a solid state persistent storage device, and a plurality of storage controllers to manage access of the solid state persistent storage device. An expander circuit is connected to...
US20120226857 COMPUTER AND METHOD FOR MANAGING STORAGE APPARATUS  
A management computer manages the pool application information that indicates a pool application for a pool and the application condition information that indicates the condition for the pool...
US20050203972 Data synchronization for two data mirrors  
A data synchronization method (for a redundant data storage arrangement in which there are at least a primary storage entity and mirroring first and second remote storage entities in communication...
US20090287880 ONLINE STORAGE CAPACITY EXPANSION OF A RAID STORAGE SYSTEM  
The methods and structure herein provide for expanding the storage capacity of a RAID storage system while maintaining the same level of RAID storage management. A RAID storage controller may be...
US20100023688 SYMMETRICAL STORAGE ACCESS ON INTELLIGENT DIGITAL DISK RECORDERS  
A method includes designating at least three storage partitions on at least two logical drives, placing a first storage partition on a first of the logical drives adjacent to a second storage...
US20110016257 DISK SUBSYSTEM  
A protocol controller disposed between switches in a fiber channel fabric switch circuit and disk drive units for converting a protocol to enable one-to-one connectivity established between...
US20120210061 COMPUTER AND METHOD FOR TESTING REDUNDANT ARRAY OF INDEPENDENT DISKS OF THE COMPUTER  
In a method for testing a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) of a computer, the RAID includes two or more hard disk drives. A RAID volume is created for the RAID. One of the hard disk...
US20110225360 DISPERSED STORAGE NETWORK RESOURCE ALLOCATION  
A dispersed storage managing unit allocates resources within a dispersed storage network by determining a state of a dispersed storage unit supporting a vault associated with at least one user of...
US20110010599 N-WAY PARITY TECHNIQUE FOR ENABLING RECOVERY FROM UP TO N STORAGE DEVICE FAILURES  
An n-way parity protection technique enables recovery of up to n storage device (e.g., disk) failures in a parity group of a storage array encoded to protect against n-way disk failures. The...
US20130117505 SETTING OPTIMAL SPACE ALLOCATION POLICY FOR CREATING DEPENDENT SNAPSHOTS TO ENHANCE APPLICATION WRITE PERFORMANCE AND REDUCE RESOURCE USAGE  
In one embodiment, a system includes a network storage controller having logic adapted for receiving a request to duplicate at least a portion of a volume stored on the first disk array, logic...
US20070283087 Method and structure for adapting a storage virtualization scheme using transformations  
The present invention uses a normal form to represent a storage virtualization scheme, and applies a set of rules to transform between other representations, using the normal form as an...
US20090187707 System and method of maximization of storage capacity in a configuration limited system  
A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for providing management of serial attached small computer system interface (SAS) storage devices. A host computer comprises a storage...
US20050188246 Persistent worldwide names assigned to removable media storage  
Disclosed are a system, a method, and article of manufacture to provide for managing removable storage media that is identified by a persistent worldwide name. SAN storage management is enhanced...
US20120005423 Viewing Compression and Migration Status  
A method for use in viewing compression and migration status is disclosed. A logical volume is selected for compression into a compressed logical volume. A destination storage pool for the...
US20060085593 Generic storage container for allocating multiple data formats  
A generic storage container system is provided for a grid-based storage architecture, comprising a generic storage container comprising a plurality of storage domains along one axis against a...
US20120016992 ARCHITECTURE FOR IMPROVED CLOUD COMPUTING  
The present invention is directed to an architecture for promoting improved cloud computing. The architecture includes a plurality of diskless server nodes. The architecture further includes a...
US20150134879 SNAPSHOTS AND CLONES OF VOLUMES IN A STORAGE SYSTEM  
In one embodiment, a node coupled to one or more storage devices executes a storage input/output (I/O) stack having a volume layer that manages volume metadata. The volume metadata is organized as...
US20100049914 RAID Enhanced solid state drive  
The present invention relates to a solid-state storage subsystem which comprises a plurality of solid state drive designs integrated with a storage processor that provides performance, data...
US20060041717 Video-storage network having increased performance  
A video storage system includes a storage area network and at least one local cache storage unit. Both the storage mechanism and the local cache storage unit store at least some content in common....
US20130073806 TECHNIQUES FOR TRANSLATING POLICIES INTO STORAGE CONTROLLER REQUIREMENTS  
Techniques for translating Service Level Agreement (SLA) policy into storage controller requirements within a cloud storage environment are presented. System resource metrics for a storage...
US20150186062 DISPATCHING OF SERVICE REQUESTS IN REDUNDANT STORAGE VIRTUALIZATION SUBSYSTEMS  
A method for dispatching of service requests in a redundant storage virtualization subsystem including a plurality of storage virtualization controllers is disclosed. The method comprises the...
US20140281217 TECHNIQUE FOR RAPIDLY CONVERTING BETWEEN STORAGE REPRESENTATIONS IN A VIRTUALIZED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT  
Embodiments described herein provide a storage conversion technique for rapidly converting between storage representations served by a storage system and presented to a host computer of a...
US20050172072 Multiple site data replication  
A storage network architecture is disclosed. The network comprises a first storage site comprising a first set of disk drives, a second storage site communicatively connected to the first storage...
US20130111126 EXPANDER TO ENABLE VIRTUAL STORAGE UNITS CORRESPONDING TO SUBDIVISIONS WITHIN A PHYSICAL STORAGE UNIT  
In at least some embodiments, an expander includes control logic to manage temporary connections and resource allocation between a storage access request initiator and a plurality of physical...
US20080244174 Replication in storage systems  
Embodiments include methods, apparatus, and systems for replication in storage systems. One embodiment includes a method that uses a target port on a storage array to function as an initiator port...
US20090276567 Compensating for write speed differences between mirroring storage devices by striping  
A method and system for data storage provides a digital fast-write storage device, a plurality of digital slow-write storage devices, and a controller. The digital fast-write storage device might...
US20060136666 SAS storage virtualization controller, subsystem and system using the same, and method therefor  
A storage virtualization computer system. The storage virtualization computer system comprises a host entity for issuing an IO request, a SAS storage virtualization controller coupled to the host...