05941972 is referenced by 448 patents and cites 6 patents.

A storage router (56) and storage network (50) provide virtual local storage on remote SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) to Fiber Channel devices. A plurality of Fiber Channel devices, such as workstations (58), are connected to a Fiber Channel transport medium (52), and a plurality of SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) are connected to a SCSI bus transport medium (54). The storage router (56) interfaces between the Fiber Channel transport medium (52) and the SCSI bus transport medium (54). The storage router (56) maps between the workstations (58) and the SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) and implements access controls for storage space on the SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64). The storage router (56) then allows access from the workstations (58) to the SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) using native low level, block protocol in accordance with the mapping and the access controls.

Title
Storage router and method for providing virtual local storage
Application Number
9/1799
Publication Number
5941972
Application Date
December 31, 1997
Publication Date
August 24, 1999
Inventor
Jeffry T Russell
Cibolo
TX, US
Geoffrey B Hoese
Austin
TX, US
Agent
Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich
Assignee
Crossroads Systems
TX, US
IPC
G06F 13/00
View Original Source