Storagecraft Assigned Patent

Data scrubbing in cluster-based storage systems
By Francis Pelletier on 2017.08.11

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Storagecraft Technology Corporation, Draper, UT, has been assigned a patent (9,715,521) developed by Barrus, Frank E., New Ipswich, NH, and Hunt, Tad, Sunnyvale, CA, for a "data scrubbing in cluster-based storage systems."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed is the technology for data scrubbing in a cluster-based storage system. This technology allows protecting data against failures of storage devices by periodically reading data object replicas and data object hashes stored in a plurality of storage devices and rewriting those data object replicas that have errors. The present disclosure addresses aspects of writing data object replicas and hashes, checking validity of data object replicas, and performing data scrubbing based upon results of the checking."

The patent application was filed on June 19, 2014 (14/309,796).