Hitachi Assigned Patent for Methods and Apparatus for Controlling Data Between Storage Systems Providing Different Storage Functions
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Hitachi, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,356,140) developed by Tomohiro Kawaguchi, Cupertino, Calif., for "methods and apparatus for controlling data between storage systems providing different storage functions."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A system comprises a plurality of storage systems, which provides different storage functions, and is controlled by a management server. The management server determines whether to change the control of the storage controller between the storage systems, or to mount the target volume as an external volume and keep the storage controller under control so that the storage function provided to the source volume is maintained even after the configuration change between the storage systems. After the determination, the management server instructs the storage system to perform according to the determination."
The patent application was filed on July 19, 2010 (12/838,688). 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=8,356,140&OS=8,356,140&RS=8,356,140
Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.
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