07401338 is referenced by 204 patents and cites 68 patents.

Embodiments of an application programming interface (API) for a Storage Area Network (SAN) access layer. A SAN may include a SAN access layer as an interface between SAN components and client applications. A SAN access layer API may be provided which enables a client application to access SAN access layer functionality such as storage management and configuration services. Through the SAN access layer API, a client application may invoke some or all of the functionalities of the SAN access layer. The SAN access layer may provide SAN information gathered from the SAN to the client application through the SAN access layer API. Embodiments of the SAN access layer API may provide security and licensing restrictions to client applications. Embodiments of the SAN access layer API may encapsulate message conversion and network transport functions so that client application developers are not required to implement these functions.

Title
System and method for an access layer application programming interface for managing heterogeneous components of a storage area network
Application Number
10/256419
Publication Number
7401338 (B1)
Application Date
September 27, 2002
Publication Date
July 15, 2008
Inventor
Tarun Dwivedi
San Jose
CA, US
Carl W Braganza
Sunnyvale
CA, US
James E Bennett
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Thomas W Weimer
Albany
CA, US
Samina M A Syed
Maharashtra
IN
Rajat Mathur
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Anup R Mathkar
Maharashtra
IN
Jerre F Bowen
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Agent
Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C
Robert C Kowert
Assignee
Symantec Operating Corporation
CA, US
IPC
H04L 9/32
G06K 9/00
G06F 17/30
G06F 7/04
G06F 15/177
G06F 15/173
G06F 13/00
G06F 9/46
G06F 9/44
G06F 3/00
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