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Compuverde Assigned Three US Patents for Enhancements to Software-Defined Storage Infrastructure

Reliable replication, multiple storage nodes, and quicker retrieval
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2017.02.01

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Compuverde AB announced that the United States Patent Office has awarded the company three patents related to software-defined storage innovations.

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Patent numbers
8,850,019, 8,843,710, and 9,305,012 expand company's patent family and solidify its position as a provider in software-defined storage solutions.

Firm's patent family extends across all major global regions, including the U.S., the European Patent Office (EPO), China, Japan and Eurasia.

The current group of patents focuses on:

  • Reliable replication: The firm has created a distributed storage system that uses multiple storage nodes, which ensures that data is sufficiently spread out to provide efficient and reliable replication of data in case of storage node malfunctions.

  • Multiple storage nodes: The company has also devised a method for maintaining data in a storage system by using multiple storage nodes to monitor and detect conditions so that replication of data happens quickly, efficiently and in order of priority.

  • Quicker retrieval: The third patented innovation deals with creating a distributed directory structure for storage. This facilitates quicker data retrieval, no matter where files are in a system.

Stefan Bernbo, CEO and founder, Compuverde, said: "The current data explosion has put a strain on enterprise data centers. Our software-defined storage solutions are based on the principles of performance, redundancy and TCO so that organizations get the storage they need at a price they can afford. As the data landscape continues to grow, we will continue to innovate based on those goals."

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Compuverde was assigned also following USPTO patents :

Assigned November 22, 2016:
Distributed data storage

Compuverde AB, Sweden, has been assigned a patent (
9,503,524) developed by Bernbo, Stefan, Karlskrona, Sweden, Melander, Christian, Rodeby, Sweden, Persson, Roger, Karlskrona, Sweden, and Petersson, Gustav, Sturko, Sweden, for a "distributed data storage."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to a distributed data storage system comprising a plurality of storage nodes. Using unicast and multicast transmission, a server application may write data in the storage system. When writing data, at least two storage nodes are selected based in part on a randomized function, which ensures that data is sufficiently spread to provide efficient and reliable replication of data in case a storage node malfunctions."

The patent application was filed on September 12, 2014 (14/485,502).

Assigned November 15, 2016 :
Distributed data storage
Compuverde AB, Sweden, has been assigned a patent (
9,495,432) developed by Bernbo, Stefan, Karlskrona, Sweden, Melander, Christian, Rodeby, Sweden, Persson, Roger, and Petersson, Gustav, Karlskrona, Sweden, for a "distributed data storage."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to a distributed data storage system comprising a plurality of storage nodes. Using unicast and multicast transmission, a server application may read and write data in the storage system. Each storage node may monitor reading and writing operations on the system as well as the status of other storage nodes. In this way, the storage nodes may detect a need for replication of files on the system, and may carry out a replication process that serves to maintain a storage of a sufficient number of copies of files with correct versions at geographically diverse locations."

The patent application was filed on January 31, 2014 (14/169,699).

Assigned May 3, 2016 :
Detecting problematic data storage nodes
Compuverde AB, Sweden, has been assigned a patent (
9,329,955) developed by Bernbo, Stefan, Kariskrona, Sweden, Melander, Christian, Rodeby, Sweden, Persson, Roger, Kariskrona, Sweden, and Petersson, Gustav, Sturko, Sweden, for a "system and method for detecting problematic data storage nodes."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for maintaining a data storage system is disclosed. The method may include monitoring for receipt of a first broadcast message from a first data storage node, where the first broadcast message may indicate that the first data storage node is operating correctly. The method may also include detecting that the first data storage node is malfunctioning based on not receiving the first broadcast message for a predetermined period of time. The method may also include initiating a data replication procedure based on detecting that the first data storage node is malfunctioning. The data replication procedure may include sending a first multicast message to a plurality of data storage nodes requesting identification of a second data storage node that maintains a copy of a file stored on the first data storage node."

The patent application was filed on June 28, 2011 (13/170,672).

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