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Geoffrey B Hoese, Jeffry T Russell: Storage router and method for providing virtual local storage. Crossroads Systems, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich, August 24, 1999: US05941972 (448 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Geoffrey B Hoese: Fibre channel to SCSI addressing method and system. Crossroads Systems, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich, March 21, 2000: US06041381 (179 worldwide citation)

A Fibre Channel to SCSI Addressing method and system is provided. The system associates with a Fibre Channel and a SCSI bus. The system further maintains a Fibre Channel to SCSI routing table (90) and a SCSI to Fibre Channel routing table (92). The system receives a cross bus transfer of data that o ...


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Stephen K Wilson: System and method for resolving fibre channel device addresses on a network using the device's fully qualified domain name. Crossroads Systems, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich, March 6, 2001: US06199112 (94 worldwide citation)

A method and system for discovering the location of a storage router, and therefore the attached storage devices, in a fibre channel network using the storage router's fully qualified domain name to ultimately determine the storage router's arbitrated loop physical address (AL_PA). An Inte ...


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John B Haechten, John F Tyndall: Interface device and method for command processing. Crossroads Systems, Sprinkle IP Law Group, May 4, 2010: US07711871 (56 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the present invention provide an interface device and method for command processing for commands requiring data flow in both directions on a Fiber Channel or other data transport protocol exchange. The commands can include proprietary commands, SCSI linked commands or other commands k ...


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Robert M Griswold Jr, Joseph M Hill III: System and method for device management. Crossroads Systems, Sprinkle IP Law Group, November 2, 2010: US07827261 (43 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method of device management. In one embodiment of the present invention, a management device can receive device management data from devices on a network in a variety of device management protocols and map the device management data to a prot ...


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Robert A Reynolds, John B Haechten, Kenneth D Smeltzer: System for mapping addresses of SCSI devices between plurality of SANs that can dynamically map SCSI device addresses across a SAN extender. Crossroads Systems, Sprinkle IP Law Group, January 25, 2005: US06848007 (38 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and system for mapping addressing of SCSI devices between two SANs connected by a SAN extender over a packet-based network with use of a Fibre channel protocol over large distances. The present invention seamlessly interconnects graphically distinct SANs such ...