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Apeiron Data Systems Assigned Patent

Switched direct attached shared storage architecture
By Francis Pelletier on 2017.09.13

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Apeiron Data Systems, Folsom, CA, has been assigned a patent (9,756,128) developed by Lomelino, Larry, Christ, Christopher, Folsom, CA, Marripudi, Gunneswara Rao, Fremont, CA, and Laswell, Harry, Sacramento, CA, for a "switched direct attached shared storage architecture."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Various embodiments for implementing a switched direct attached shared storage architecture as disclosed herein include: providing a plurality of compute nodes, each compute node having integrated compute capabilities, data storage, and a network interface controller, (Host NIC), the plurality of compute nodes being in data communication with each other via a local area network, the plurality of compute nodes each including distributed storage processing software resident thereon, providing a plurality of physical data storage devices in data communication with a storage controller, and enabling data communications in a data store switch fabric between the plurality of compute nodes and the plurality of physical data storage devices via the Host NIC and the storage controller, the data store switch fabric encapsulating data requests from the plurality of compute nodes into data frames for transport to corresponding physical data storage devices."

The patent application was filed on April 16, 2014 (14/254,868).

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