06421753 is referenced by 119 patents and cites 1 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
9/354682
Publication Number
6421753 (B1)
Application Date
July 15, 1999
Publication Date
July 16, 2002
Inventor
Jeffry T Russell
Cibolo
TX, US
Geoffrey B Hoese
Austin
TX, US
Agent
Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich
US
Assignee
Crossroads Systems
TX, US
IPC
G06F 13/00
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