Global Patent Index - EP 1456766 A1

EP 1456766 A1 2004-09-15 - MANAGING STORAGE RESOURCES ATTACHED TO A DATA NETWORK

Title (en)

MANAGING STORAGE RESOURCES ATTACHED TO A DATA NETWORK

Title (de)

VERWALTUNG VON SPEICHERBETRIEBSMITTELN, DIE AN EIN DATENNETZWERK ANGESCHLOSSEN SIND

Title (fr)

GESTION DE RESSOURCES DE STOCKAGE RATTACHEES A UN RESEAU DE DONNEES

Publication

EP 1456766 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 02781614 A

Priority

  • IB 0205214 W
  • IL 14707301 A
  • US 27975502 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO03050707A1] A computer network includes multiple storage nodes (103a-106a) each having a physical storage resource (121a). A system management server (150) on the network (100) identifies the physical storage (121a) on the network (100) and collects it into a virtual storage pool (160). When an application (121) executing on a storage client accesses network storage, the system management server (150) allocates a segment of the virtual storage pool (160) to the application. The segment of the virtual storage pool (160) is stored on a physical storage (121a) resource on the network (100). The system management server monitors the application's use of the network storage and transparently and dynamically re-allocates the virtual segment to an optimal physical storage resource.

IPC 1-7

G06F 15/173

IPC 8 full level

G06F 3/06 (2006.01); G06F 12/00 (2006.01); G06F 15/173 (2006.01); G06F 17/30 (2006.01)

CPC

G06F 16/10 (2019.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 03050707A1

DCS

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE SI SK TR

DOCDB simple family

WO 03050707 A1 20030619; WO 03050707 A8 20041104; CA 2469624 A1 20030619; CN 1602480 A 20050330; EP 1456766 A1 20040915; JP 2005512232 A 20050428