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US20140195761 LOGICAL VOLUME SPACE SHARING  
Space sharing between logical volumes is achieved through a technique that enables available storage space to be flexibly consumed and released by the logical volumes. Each logical volume is...
US20140195762 SAFETY FOR VOLUME OPERATIONS  
A system and method for maintaining the safety of volume operations. A storage controller receives a request to delete a first volume. In response to this request, the storage controller can...
US20100088461 SOLID STATE STORAGE SYSTEM USING GLOBAL WEAR LEVELING AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SOLID STATE STORAGE SYSTEM  
A solid state storage system is disclosed including a memory area having a plurality of chips. The solid state storage system includes a micro controller unit (MCU) configured to utilize the...
US20110191563 ON DEMAND CONVERSION OF STANDARD LOGICAL VOLUMES TO THIN-PROVISIONED LOGICAL VOLUMES  
A method for concurrently converting a standard volume to a thin-provisioned volume includes initially establishing metadata for a thin-provisioned volume. The method then updates the metadata for...
US20090049265 STALE TRACK INITIALIZATION IN A STORAGE CONTROLLER  
Deleting a data volume from a storage system and freeing its storage space to make it available to be allocated to a new volume is accomplished by only zeroing associated metadata for the tracks...
US20150254119 APPLICATION DEHYDRATION AND REHYDRATION DURING APPLICATION-TO-APPLICATION CALLS  
Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided that enable a first application (i.e., a caller application) to call a second application (i.e., a callee application) to perform a...
US20110022778 Garbage Collection for Solid State Disks  
Described embodiments provide a method of recovering storage space on a solid state disk (SSD). An index and valid page count are determined for each block of a segment of an SSD. If the valid...
US20150242316 ASYNCHRONOUS CLEANUP AFTER A PEER-TO-PEER REMOTE COPY (PPRC) TERMINATE RELATIONSHIP OPERATION  
For asynchronous cleanup after a peer-to-peer remote copy (PPRC) terminate relationship operation in a computing storage environment by a processor device, asynchronously cleaning up a plurality...
US20110185404 STAGED USER DELETION  
A method, system, and computer program product for staged user identifier deletion are provided. The method includes checking a status of a user identifier in response to a triggering event. In...
US20120166750 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING RESETS IN A SYSTEM USING SHARED STORAGE  
A method of managing storage device resets in a system using shared storage is provided. A reset instruction is received at a shared storage device from a first node. In response, the storage...
US20130254507 USING DIFFERENT SECURE ERASE ALGORITHMS TO ERASE CHUNKS FROM A FILE ASSOCIATED WITH DIFFERENT SECURITY LEVELS  
Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for using different secure erase algorithms to erase chunks from a file associated with different security levels. A request is received...
US20130268740 Self-Destructing Files in an Object Storage System  
An object storage system providing a secure object destruction and deletion service is provided. The destruction and deletion of files can be handled through secure overwriting of files on a...
US20100082931 INTELLIGENT EXTENT INITIALIZATION IN STORAGE ENVIRONMENT  
A method, apparatus, and computer program product for initializing a plurality of extents in a computing storage environment is provided. A plurality of states for each of the plurality of extents...
US20110119461 FILE SYSTEM QUOTA AND RESERVATION  
A method, in one embodiment, can include allowing storage allocation of data of a file system within an object based storage system. Furthermore, the method can include determining if storage...
US20140052952 MANAGING DEREFERENCED CHUNKS IN A DEDUPLICATION SYSTEM  
A chunk index has information on chunks in a storage space referenced in objects in the storage space. The chunk index includes a reference count for each chunk indicating a number of objects in...
US20100088482 Process and Method for Erase Strategy in Solid State Disks  
An embodiment of the invention relates to a nonvolatile mass storage device such as a flash memory device formed with erase blocks partitioned into memory management blocks. An erase block is...
US20090216984 OPTIMIZATIONS OF A PERFORM FRAME MANAGEMENT FUNCTION ISSUED BY PAGEABLE GUESTS  
Optimizations are provided for frame management operations, including a clear operation and/or a set storage key operation, requested by pageable guests. The operations are performed, absent host...
US20150074368 THIN PROVISIONING STORAGE DEVICES IN CONNECTION WITH SECURE DELETE OPERATIONS  
A method for improving thin provisioning storage devices in connection with secure delete operations is provided. The method may include receiving at a physical storage device a first indicator to...
US20090125753 HANDLING OF DATA STORAGE WITHIN A FLASH MEDIA DEVICE  
A flash memory device can be subdivided into smaller areas (called chunks) that can written independently over a extended periods of time even though each sector must be erased as a single unit....
US20090157991 Reliable storage of data in a distributed storage system  
The present invention relates to the reliable storage of data within a distributed storage system. A method and system for storing a data unit within a distributed storage system is disclosed,...
US20150067289 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING GARBAGE COLLECTION WITHIN A COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT  
An approach is provided for obtaining memory management information associated with a computing environment, processing the memory management information to determine one or more computing devices...
US20100005348 IMAGE FILE TRANSFER APPARATUS  
Even if a write operation onto a storage media on an external storage device is interrupted, consistency of management information on the storage media is improved. An image file transfer device...
US20100125714 DELETE NOTIFICATIONS FOR AN ENTIRE STORAGE VOLUME  
A delete notification can be received at a storage stack filter in a storage stack. It can be determined whether the delete notification applies to an entire storage volume. If the delete...
US20090043984 METHOD FOR MANAGING PARTITIONS IN A STORAGE DEVICE  
A method for re-allocating memory partition space is provided. The method comprises determining when a first memory partition is full or has reached a threshold value, determining that a second...
US20150212736 RAID SET INITIALIZATION  
Embodiments of the presently claimed invention enable a RAID set to appear as if it were initialized immediately after a command to initialize a RAID set is initiated. Typically, a driver or other...
US20120005444 MICROCODE RENAME RECLAMATION  
A method of operating a processor includes reclaiming a physical register renamed as a microcode architectural register used by a microcode routine. The physical register is reclaimed according to...
US20140380013 EXECUTION OF A PERFORM FRAME MANAGEMENT FUNCTION INSTRUCTION  
Optimizations are provided for frame management operations, including a clear operation and/or a set storage key operation, requested by pageable guests. The operations are performed, absent host...
US20120284477 EXECUTION OF A PERFORM FRAME MANAGEMENT FUNCTION INSTRUCTION  
Optimizations are provided for frame management operations, including a clear operation and/or a set storage key operation, requested by pageable guests. The operations are performed, absent host...
US20090070537 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FORMATTING STORAGE MEDIUM  
A method for formatting a storage medium. The method includes saving management information associated with data that is to be protected from the formatting, the management information indicating...
US20120290809 System and Method of Secure Garbage Collection on a Mobile Device  
A method and system for performing garbage collection involving sensitive information on a mobile device. Secure information is received at a mobile device over a wireless network. The sensitive...
US20100191928 AUTOMATIC REGION-BASED VERIFICATION OF GARBAGE COLLECTORS  
Systems and methods that add specifications to procedures in a garbage collector for indicating what each procedure does. Such annotations can be added in the source code, to indicate what the...
US20110060973 Systems and Methods for Stepped Data Retry in a Storage System  
Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for data processing retries. As an example, a data processing retry circuit is discussed that includes a stepped erasure...
US20120124316 LEAKAGE REDUCTION IN STORAGE ELEMENTS VIA OPTIMIZED RESET STATES  
Various methods are provided for leakage reduction via optimized reset states and improving performance for storage elements. The methods include selecting a storage element, where the storage...
US20100082932 HARDWARE AND FILE SYSTEM AGNOSTIC MECHANISM FOR ACHIEVING CAPSULE SUPPORT  
Methods and apparatus relating to a hardware and file system agnostic mechanism for achieving capsule support are described. In one embodiment, content associate with a capsule are stored in a...
US20140089618 METHOD AND SYSTEM TO PROVIDE STORAGE UTILIZING A DAEMON MODEL  
A method and system for providing storage using a daemon model. An example system comprises a parent daemon trigger configured to launch a parent storage daemon in response to a storage command...
US20090119469 Procedure for Time-Limited Storage of Data on Storage Media  
There is described a procedure for temporally limiting the storage of data on storage media, in which the data are provided with an expiry date when being stored on a storage medium. When access...
US20090300312 INSTANT HARDWARE ERASE FOR CONTENT RESET AND PSEUDO-RANDOM NUMBER GENERATION  
Systems and methods that facilitate securing data associated with a memory from security breaches are presented. A memory component includes nonvolatile memory, and a secure memory component...
US20120278580 DATA STORAGE RECLAMATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
Storage systems and methods are presented. In one embodiment, a storage reclamation method comprises performing a potential reclamation identification process, wherein the potential reclamation...
US20090193215 ERASING AND RESTORING FACTORY SETTINGS IN COMPUTER SYSTEMS  
In one embodiment, a computer system comprising a system restoration control module within which resides a erasure module. In one embodiment, the computer system allows a user to erase personally...
US20120089768 STATIC WEAR LEVELING  
Methods permitting erasures to be performed evenly over time in memory, thereby extending the service life of a data storage device, and devices operable to perform those methods. Erasures...
US20090307438 Automated Paging Device Management in a Shared Memory Partition Data Processing System  
Automated paging device management is provided for a shared memory partition data processing system. The automated approach includes managing a paging storage pool defined within one or more...
US20110296132 GARBAGE COLLECTION IN AN IN-MEMORY REPLICATION SYSTEM  
Garbage collection in a first node server of an in-memory replication system includes: in response to a garbage collection trigger in the first node server, determining whether identification...
US20090049261 Method to accelerate block level snapshots in archiving storage systems  
A device and method for connection to a host and transferring data between the host and data storage assembly. The device is preferably a storage system which initializes a logical unit (LUN) in...
US20080320209 High Performance and Endurance Non-volatile Memory Based Storage Systems  
High performance and endurance non-volatile memory (NVM) based storage systems are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a NVM based storage system comprises at least one...
US20120159071 STORAGE SUBSYSTEM AND ITS LOGICAL UNIT PROCESSING METHOD  
When a command to restore a logical unit is issued after a command to delete the logical unit, the logical unit is restored easily. When a controller receives an LU deletion command from a...
US20140195763 HARDWARE AND FILE SYSTEM AGNOSTIC MECHANISM FOR ACHIEVING CAPSULE SUPPORT  
Methods and apparatus relating to a hardware and file system agnostic mechanism for achieving capsule support are described. In one embodiment, content associate with a capsule are stored in a...
US20110271036 PHASED NAND POWER-ON RESET  
A method and system for phasing power-intensive operations is disclosed. A non-volatile storage device controller detects a power reset. The controller is in communication with non-volatile...
US20120246433 TECHNIQUES TO MANAGE A COLLECTION OF OBJECTS IN HETEROGENEOUS ENVIRONMENTS  
Techniques to perform garbage collection in an environment where more than one software programming language is in use are described. A technique may include creating a managed proxy object in one...
US20100257331 REDUCING STORAGE EXPANSION OF A VIRTUAL MACHINE OPERATING SYSTEM  
Storage expansion for a virtual machine operating system is reduced. In one embodiment, virtual machines are run on a host and accessed by remote clients over a network. When a guest operating...
US20080235479 Initializing File Data Blocks  
A method and system is provided for initializing files such as, for example and without limitation, pre-allocated files or raw device mapping (RDM) files, by delaying initializing file blocks. In...

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