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CommVault Assigned Patent

Allocating control of storage media in network environment
By Jean-Jacques Maleval on 2012.12.05

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CommVault Systems, Inc., Oceanport, NJ, has been assigned a patent (8,291,177) developed by Varghese Devassy, Winnipeg, Canada, Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Oceanport, NJ, and Manoj Kumar Vijayan Retnamma, Marlboro, NJ, for "systems and methods for allocating control of storage media in a network environment."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for dynamically allocating control of a storage device, the method comprising receiving an access request from a first computer requesting access to a storage device; directing, based upon the access request, a first storage controller computer to assume an inactive state with respect to control of the storage device; and directing, based upon the access request, a second storage controller computer to assume an active state with respect to control of the storage device."

The patent application was filed on Oct. 13, 2011 (13/272,706).

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