Permabit Assigned Two Patents

To data reduction technology portfolio
This is a Press Release edited by on 2015.11.20

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Permabit Technology Corporation has added two patents to its portfolio of technology innovations - the third and fourth awarded to the company this year - bringing the total number of patents issued since company inception to 37.

The two patents include:

  • U.S. Patent No. 9,177,175, which describes techniques by which a storage client can securely write data into a data repository without necessarily being able to access or delete items from that repository. One application of the patent could be to build a backup agent capable of backing up a system, but where a security compromise of that system would not introduce risk to the other data in the storage repository.

  • U.S. Patent No. 9,104,716, which covers data retention in a distributed storage system where data retention is enforced by maintaining multiple non-decrementing reference counts corresponding to different ranges of time in the future, as opposed to, for example, having a fixed expiration point.

"Intellectual property is the lifeblood of our company and a key differentiator in our ability to deliver data reduction solutions that uniquely provide performance, scale, resource efficiency and portability across a wide range of storage platforms and architectures," said Jered Floyd, CTO, Permabit. "These latest patents are an example of our commitment to advancing the state-of-the-art in storage efficiency. Through continued technological innovation, we enable our partners to deliver the fastest, most scalable, most efficient storage solutions in the world, and to get to market quickly with products that grow their business and advance their competitive edge."