06389432 is referenced by 698 patents.

A system and a method manages storage space in one or more data storage devices. This is done by receiving a request for storage space from a requester, the request specifying one or more criteria associated with the requested storage space; searching a data structure such as a table containing attributes associated with the data storage devices; selecting one of the data storage devices whose attributes best match the one or more criteria; returning an identification associated with a portion of the selected data storage devices to the requester; and creating a communication path between the requester and the selected data storage device.

Title
Intelligent virtual volume access
Application Number
9/286248
Publication Number
6389432 (B1)
Application Date
April 5, 1999
Publication Date
May 14, 2002
Inventor
Tarun Kumar Tripathy
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Ravi Indurkar
Santa Clara
CA, US
Pannala Sudhakar Reddy
San Jose
CA, US
Lakshman Narayanaswamy
Santa Clara
CA, US
Srinivas Pothapragada
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Fish & Richardson P C
US
Assignee
Auspex Systems
CA, US
IPC
G06F 12/00
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