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Permabit Assigned Patent

Managing de-dupe of stored data
By Francis Pelletier on 2015.08.10

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Permabit Technology Corporation, Cambridge, MA, has been assigned a patent (9,092,151) developed by Floyd, Jered J., Somerville, MA, Fortson, Michael, Cambridge, MA, Westerlund, Assar, Somerville, MA, and Coburn, Jonathan, Cambridge, MA, for a “managing deduplication of stored data.”

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: ”In one aspect, in general, a method for managing data includes receiving, at a data deduplication engine of a computer system, data to be stored in a data storage system, computing a first value corresponding to at least one portion of the received data, determining that the first value matches a second value stored in a collection of identifiers, each identifier corresponding to a particular portion of data stored in the data storage system, each identifier comprising a computed value corresponding to the particular portion of data and including metadata indicating a location where the particular portion of data is being stored in the data storage system, and based on the determination that the first value matches a second value stored in the collection of identifiers, reallocating one or more physical locations from corresponding one or more virtual locations to different respective one or more virtual locations.

The patent application was filed on March 13, 2013 (13/800,837).

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