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Naoki Watanabe, Akira Yamamoto: Virtual volume storage. Hitachi, Squire Sanders & Dempsey L, June 8, 2004: US06748502 (44 worldwide citation)

A system for providing a data storage service, comprises: a service provider site configured to provide a data storage service; and a user site coupled by a wide area network (WAN) to the service provider site, the user site comprising a local storage having a virtual storage, the virtual storage ha ...


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Watanabe Chiyokuki, Yamamoto Akira: Virtual volume storage. Hitachi, November 8, 2002: JP2002-324000 (10 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a system for providing a data storage service.SOLUTION: This system comprises service provider sites 102 and 103 configured to provide the data storage service, and a user site 101 coupled by a WAN(wide area network) 110 to the service provider site. The user site is ...


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Naoki Watanabe, Akira Yamamoto: Virtual volume storage. Squire Sanders & Dempsey, July 18, 2002: US20020095547-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A system for providing a data storage service, comprises: a service provider site configured to provide a data storage service; and a user site coupled by a wide area network (WAN) to the service provider site, the user site comprising a local storage having a virtual storage, the virtual storage ha ...


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David Stark, Siamak Nazari: Storage unit priority based on configuration information. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Patent Department, April 17, 2018: US09948525

Storage unit priority based on configuration information may be determined, for example, by a processor analyzing configuration information associated with the storage units to create a priority order associated with the storage units. The configuration information associated with each storage unit ...


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Hiroshi MINE, Tadashi Takeuchi, Ken Nomura, Damien Le Moal: Computer system and computer system input/output method. Hitachi, April 7, 2011: US20110082950-A1

Under the environment where a storage system is virtualized by Thin Provisioning technology or the like, it is difficult to statically estimate the I/O characteristics of the entire virtual volume, causing a problem that the effect of input/output control by a computer cannot be fully achieved by I/ ...


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DISTRIBUTED STORAGE SYSTEM. January 11, 2018: US20180011764-A1

A first node group including at least three nodes is predefined in a distributed storage system. Each node of the first node group is configured to send data blocks stored in storage devices managed by the node to other nodes belonging to the first node group. A first node is configured to receive d ...