LSI Assigned Patent
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 16 -- LSI, Milpitas, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,356,148) developed by five co-inventors for a "snapshot metadata management in a storage system." The co-inventors are Vladimir Popovski, Irvine, Calif., Nelson Nahum, Tustin, Calif., Alexander Lyakas, Haifa, Israel, Ishai Nadler, Kfar Saba, Israel, and Moshe Melnikov, Israel.
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and systems for improving performance in a storage system utilizing snapshots are disclosed by using metadata management of snapshot data. Specifically, various metadata structures associated with snapshots are utilized to reduce the number of IO operations required to locate data within any specific snapshot. The number of IO operations are reduced by allowing the various metadata structures associated with the temporally current snapshot to locate data directly within any temporally earlier snapshot or on the original root volume."
The patent application was filed on Sept. 22, 2009 (12/564,291). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,356,148&OS=8,356,148&RS=8,356,148
Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.
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