Hitachi Assigned Patent for Tiered Storage Pool Management and Control For Loosely Coupled Multiple Storage Environment
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Hitachi, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,356,147) developed by Tomohiro Kawaguchi, Cupertino, Calif., for a "tiered storage pool management and control for loosely coupled multiple storage environment."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system comprises a first storage system including a first storage controller, which receives input/output commands from host computers and provides first storage volumes to the host computers; and a second storage system including a second storage controller which receives input/output commands from host computers and provides second storage volumes to the host computers. A first data storing region of one of the first storage volumes is allocated from a first pool by the first storage controller. A second data storing region of another one of the first storage volumes is allocated from a second pool by the first storage controller. A third data storing region of one of the second storage volumes is allocated from the first pool by the second storage controller. A fourth data storing region of another one of the second storage volumes is allocated from the second pool by the second storage controller."
The patent application was filed on Aug. 20, 2010 (12/860,086). 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=8,356,147&OS=8,356,147&RS=8,356,147
Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.
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