Nasuni Assigned PatentInterfacing to cloud storage
By Francis Pelletier on 2017.03.20
Nasuni Corporation, Natick, MA, has been assigned a patent (9,575,841) developed by Mason, Jr., Robert S., Uxbridge, MA, and Rodriguez, Andres, Boston, MA, for a "method and system for interfacing to cloud storage."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An interface between an existing local file system and a data store generates and exports to the data store a versioned file system. The state of the local file system at a given point in time can be determined using the versioned file system. In operation, the interface creates and exports to the data store structured data representations, which correspond to versions of the local file system, as well as actual file system data that these structured data representations represent. A cache associated with the interface stores recently used data and metadata, as well as all write data and metadata waiting to be transferred to the data store. Prior to transfer, one or more data transformations may be applied to the data and metadata. In one embodiment, the data store comprises one or more cloud storage service providers. A content control system is used to configure and manage the interface."
The patent application was filed on November 3, 2014 (14/531,106).