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A computer system employs a globally addressable storage environment that allows a plurality of networked computers to access data by addressing even when the data is stored on a persistent storage device such as a computer hard disk and other traditionally non-addressable data storage devices. The computers can be located on a single computer network or on a plurality of interconnected computer networks such as two local area networks (LANs) coupled by a wide area network (WAN). The globally addressable storage environment allows data to be accessed and shared by and among the various computers on the plurality of networks.

Title
Remote access and geographically distributed computers in a globally addressable storage environment
Application Number
827534
Publication Number
5987506
Application Date
May 2, 1997
Publication Date
November 16, 1999
Inventor
Steven J Frank
Hopkinton
MA, US
Scott H Davis
Groton
MA, US
John B Carter
Salt Lake City
UT, US
Agent
Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault
Assignee
Mangosoft Corporation
MA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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