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Ctera Networks Assigned Patent

Efficiently enforcing resource quotas in multi-tenant cloud storage

Ctera Networks, Ltd., Petach-Tikva, Israel, has been assigned a patent (9,519,653) developed by Brand, Aron, Petach-Tikva, Israel, for a “techniques for efficiently enforcing resource quotas in a multi-tenant cloud storage.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A method and system for enforcing resource quotas in cloud storage systems are provided. The method comprises receiving a request to write an object to a target folder of a tenant, wherein the tenant is initially configured with a tenant quota limit and each of a plurality of folders of the tenant initially is configured with a folder quota limit, wherein the tenant quota limit is then dynamically allocated to the plurality of folders of the tenant, determining whether the folder quota limit of the target folder of the tenant is sufficient for storage of the object, upon determining that the folder quota limit of the target folder is sufficient, increasing a folder quota usage of the target folder by a delta value, and storing the object in the target folder.

The patent application was filed on March 27, 2014 (14/227,278).