A high availability, high reliability storage system that leverages rapid advances in commodity computing devices and the robust nature of internetwork technology such as the Internet. A system of parity distribution in accordance with the present invention allows for greater fault tolerance and levels of storage efficiency than possible with conventional RAID (levels 0-5) paradigms. Data can be recovered or made available even in the case of loss of N, N+1, or more devices or storage elements over which stripes of the data set have been distributed or partitioned. The present invention provides a parity distribution that can be used to distribute data stored in a single storage device or across multiple connected or otherwise networked devices

Title
System and method for data protection with multidimensional parity
Application Number
9/782613
Publication Number
20020048284
Application Date
February 13, 2001
Publication Date
April 25, 2002
Inventor
Felix Hamilton
Irvine
CA, US
Gregory Hagan Moulton
Irvine
CA, US
Agent
Hogan & Hartson
CO, US
Agent
Stuart T Langley Esq
CO, US
IPC
G06F 12/00
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