NetApp Assigned Patent
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 27 -- NetApp, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,386,433) developed by Harihara S. Kadayam, Sunnyvale, Calif., for "goalescing metadata for mirroring to a remote node in a cluster storage system."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Described herein are a system and method for remote mirroring/copying data and metadata sets from a local node to a remote node that reduces the number of metadata sets that are mirrored. In some embodiments, the local node may coalesce metadata sets into metadata chains, each metadata chain comprising a grouping of two or more metadata sets. In some instances, a "representative" metadata set of a metadata chain may be selected for sending to the remote node for storing, wherein the other metadata sets of the metadata chain are not sent to the remote node. In these embodiments, the selected metadata set may represent all the metadata sets in the chain and be the only metadata set in the chain that is transmitted and stored to the remote node. As such, the network congestion between the local and remote nodes may be reduced."
The patent application was filed on Feb. 19, 2010 (12/709,190). 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=8,386,433&OS=8,386,433&RS=8,386,433
Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.
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