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8521975 Cluster families for cluster selection and cooperative replication  
An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for cooperative replication of multiple clusters. A copy request to copy a volume into a first cluster is received. A determination is made whether...
8521984 Computer system and control method therefor  
A physical storage area that is allocated to an unused area of a virtual volume is removed. A management unit sends a request to a server computer to make every piece of data stored in a first...
8516149 System for operating NFSv2 and NFSv3 clients with federated namespace  
An information retrieval system having: a client adapted for accessing a plurality of file sets stored on one of a plurality of file servers; a plurality of file servers configured to operate with...
8516187 Data transfer scheme for non-volatile memory module  
Certain embodiments described herein include a memory system which can communicate with a host system such as a disk controller of a computer system. The memory system can include volatile and...
8516121 Method and apparatus for optimizing computer network usage to prevent congestion  
A method and apparatus for optimizing computer network bandwidth usage to prevent congestion is described. In one embodiment, the method comprises comparing a permissible bandwidth usage with a...
8510525 Method of duplicating segmented data to multiple random accessible storage devices  
A method of duplicating data to multiple random accessible storage devices has steps of reading one segment of source data having multiple segments, continuously detecting newly-connected random...
8510516 Systems and methods for sharing media in a computer network  
A computerized method for sharing removable storage media in a network, the method comprising associating, in an index entry, a first piece of removable storage media in a first storage device...
8510527 System and methods for migrating information from source storage to destination storage  
Method and system for migrating information from a source storage device to a destination storage device via a router is provided. The method includes selecting the source storage device for...
8510505 Method and apparatus for a virtual storage device  
A method and apparatus for a virtual storage device is provided. In one example, data to be stored at a removable storage device is received. A virtual storage agent is executed on the removable...
8504785 Method and apparatus for backing up to tape drives with minimum write speed  
Techniques for controlling data backup operations are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a method for data backup. The method may include...
8504765 Method of improving efficiency of capacity of volume used for copy function and apparatus thereof  
Provided is a computer system including: a host computer; a first storage system connected to the host computer; and a second storage system connected to the first storage system; in which the...
8504526 Failover systems and methods for performing backup operations  
In certain embodiments, a tiered storage system is disclosed that provides for failover protection during data backup operations. The system can provide for an index, or catalog, for identifying...
8499128 Methods for implementation of an active archive in an archiving system and managing the data in the active archive  
According to the disclosure, a unique and novel archiving system that provides one or more application layer partitions to archive data is disclosed. Embodiments include an active archive...
8495319 Data processing system providing remote copy in a system having first, second and third storage systems and establishing first, second and third copy pairs  
A data processing system includes a first storage system that is connected to a host device and sends and receives data to and from the host device; a second storage system that is connected to...
8495313 Transferring learning metadata between storage servers having clusters via copy services operations on a shared virtual logical unit that stores the learning metadata  
A virtual logical unit that stores learning metadata is allocated in a first storage server having a first plurality of clusters, wherein the learning metadata indicates a type of storage device...
8495291 Grid storage system and method of operating thereof  
A method for a takeover in a case of a failure of a server in a storage system includes: a) configuring each virtual partition (VP) to be controlled by a primary data server and a secondary data...
8495290 Methods for implementation of an array of removable disk drives  
Embodiments provide systems and methods for storing data on two or more removable disk drives. The two or more removable disk drives are inserted into a modular drive bay having two or more drive...
8495318 Memory page management in a tiered memory system  
Memory page management in a tiered memory system including a system that includes at least one page table for storing a plurality of entries, each entry associated with a page of memory and each...
8495325 Computer system and data migration method thereof  
Data migration can be preformed between source and target storage subsystems without stopping exchanging data between a host computer and each of the storage subsystems. After a next access path,...
8489835 Data processing system having a plurality of storage systems  
It is an object of the present invention to conduct data transfer or data copying between a plurality of storage systems, without affecting the host computer of the storage systems. Two or more...
8489812 Automated storage provisioning within a clustered computing environment  
An approach for automatic storage planning and provisioning within a clustered computing environment is provided. Planning input for a set of storage area network volume controllers (SVCs) will be...
8489829 Reduction of communication and efficient failover processing in distributed shared memory-based application  
Various embodiments for reducing communication between cluster nodes and optimizing failover processing in a distributed shared memory (DSM)-based application by at least one processor device are...
8484427 System and method for efficient backup using hashes  
A method for data backup including (a) forming an image of the storage device; (b) for each block to be backed up to the image, generating a hash; (c) for each block stored in the image, storing a...
8484165 Systems and methods of media management, such as management of media to and from a media storage library  
A system and method for determining media to be exported out of a media library is described. In some examples, the system determines a media component to be exported, determines the media...
8478725 Method and system for performing live migration of persistent data of a virtual machine  
Persistent data of virtual machines are migrated between and across data stores using a method that provides for a bounded disk size, low performance overhead, arbitrarily low downtimes, atomic...
8478933 Systems and methods for performing deduplicated data processing on tape  
A method, computer management apparatus, and computer program product are provided for processing data stored on a sequential storage media within a computational computing environment. A block...
8478956 Computing system and method controlling memory of computing system  
Provided is a computing system and method. The computing system may back up, based on an overlay scheme, a task of an internal memory in an external memory, and the task may be restored to the...
8478931 Using non-volatile memory resources to enable a virtual buffer pool for a database application  
A buffer pool for a database application is maintained in a volatile main memory component. A control portion that corresponds to a block of application data residing on a non-volatile, asymmetric...
8478951 Method and apparatus for block level data de-duplication  
Techniques for performing de-duplication for data blocks in a computer storage environment. At least one chunking/hashing unit receives input data from a source and processes it to output data...
8473679 System, data structure, and method for collapsing multi-dimensional data  
A system and method of data transfer that collapses a multi-dimensional data array while preserving neighboring connectivity. One or more program instructions may be received that request input...
8473699 Facilitating data compression during replication using a compressible configuration bit  
A method is provided for facilitating data replication in a storage system. A logical volume of a first storage array of a replicated pair is preconfigured with one or more logical volume...
8468295 System and method for reducing power consumption of memory  
Systems and methods for reducing problems and disadvantages associated with power consumption in memory devices are disclosed. A method for reducing power consumption in memory may include...
8468298 Management device and management method  
Timing at which a rotation of a physical disk can stop is taken to more appropriately stop the rotation of the physical disk. A management device for managing a storage device and a server...
8468315 Facilitating data compression during replication using a compressible configuration bit  
Computer program product, system and method are provided for facilitating data replication in a storage system. A logical volume of a first storage array of a replicated pair is preconfigured with...
8468316 Apparatus and method for data backup  
A backup control apparatus for periodic data backup, in a virtualized storage system having a point-in-time copy function operable to copy first data into a cascade, comprises a storage targeting...
8468311 System, methods, and apparatus for subdividing data for storage in a dispersed data storage grid  
An efficient method for breaking source data into smaller data subsets and storing those subsets along with coded information about some of the other data subsets on different storage nodes such...
8464010 Apparatus and method for data backup  
A targeting storage component selects a target virtual disk for one of a full copy or an incremental copy of first data. A periodic backup component triggers a periodic point-in-time copy of the...
8463990 Method and apparatus to perform automated page-based tier management of storing data in tiered storage using pool groups  
A storage controller performs: evaluating the pool groups based on a preset rule in order to determine an evaluation result for each pool group; using the evaluation results among the pool groups...
8464013 Apparatus and method for on-demand in-memory database management platform  
A method and apparatus for constructing a memory-based database service platform, in which database can be on-loaded and off-loaded or unloaded as needed, and can reserve schedule and size of...
8458418 Replication of deduplicated data between multi-controller systems  
A method, article of manufacture, and apparatus for processing information are disclosed. In some embodiments, this includes mapping a target multi-controller system, determining a target...
8458421 Volume management apparatus and storage system  
The present invention allocates a suitable physical device to each volume page according to the state transition command relating to paired volumes. A plurality of logical devices forming a...
8458397 Saving log data using a disk system as primary cache and a tape library as secondary cache  
Various embodiments save a plurality of log data in a hierarchical storage management system using a disk system as a primary cache with a tape library as a secondary cache. The user data is...
8458145 System and method of storage optimization  
A method and system are disclosed for storage optimization. Data parts and metadata within a source data unit are identified and the data parts are compared with data which is already stored in...
8458134 Near continuous space-efficient data protection  
A method for providing rolling continuous data protection of source data is disclosed. In one embodiment, such a method includes enabling a user to select source data and establish a first...
8458419 Method for application backup in the VMware consolidated backup framework  
Systems and methods for backing up applications executing on a virtual machine are provided. The method comprises submitting a first notification to a remote computing system to prepare an...
8458287 Erasure coded storage aggregation in data centers  
Embodiments of erasure coded storage aggregation are disclosed. The erasure coded storage aggregation includes storing a data file as erasure coded fragments in a plurality of nodes of one or more...
8452922 Grid storage system and method of operating thereof  
A method for hot backward compatible upgrade of a storage system includes: a) configuring each virtual partition (VP) to be controlled by a primary data server and a secondary data server b)...
8453031 Data deduplication using CRC-seed differentiation between data and stubs  
Various embodiments for differentiating between data and stubs pointing to a parent copy of deduplicated data are provided. Undeduplicated data is stored with a first cyclic redundancy check (CRC)...
8452930 Methods and apparatus for backup and restore of thin provisioning volume  
Methods and apparatuses for backing up virtual volumes effectively by eliminating transfer and preservation of parts of virtual volumes, which contain no data. By representing virtual volumes as...
8447941 Policy based data migration control method for storage device  
In recent years reducing the operating cost of storage devices (hereafter, also referred to as storage sub-systems) has been an important task for the management of storage systems. As one method...