NetApp Assigned Patent for Context Based File System
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 22 -- NetApp, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,516,023) developed by Balaji Cherukuri, Bangalore, India, Balaji Ramani, Bangalore, India, and Rajesh Rajaraman, Waltham, Mass., for a "context based file system."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A context-based file system (CBFS) receives a request to perform an operation in a hierarchy of directories from a virtual host running on a node in a storage server, the hierarchy having a parent-child relationship and a root directory. An identifier is obtained for the virtual host from an operating system. A directory associated with the virtual host is selected from the hierarchy based on a type of the operation and a position of the directory in the hierarchy. A result is received as a result of performing the operation on the selected directory."
The patent application was filed on June 3, 2010 (12/793,633). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8516023.PN.&OS=PN/8516023&RS=PN/8516023
Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.
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