Prophetstor Assigned Patent

Storage system having node with light weight container
By Francis Pelletier on 2017.12.04

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Prophetstor Data Services, Inc., Taichung, Taiwan, has been assigned a patent (9,817,584) developed by Chen, Wen Shyen, and Huang, Ming Jen, Taichung, Taiwan, for a "storage system having node with light weight container."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A storage system having nodes with light weight containers is disclosed by the present invention. The storage system includes: at least one cluster, having a number of nodes linked to one another, each node having: a node host, operated by a storage operating system, and installed with a number of service containers, which are used for providing specific services to clients and/or operations of the node out of the service containers, and at least one node storage device, operated by the storage operating system, for providing storing and accessing of data for the service containers, and a messaging module, linked to each node host, for bridging the node hosts and/or node hosts in different clusters. Coarse-grained REST APIs are used for communication between any two service containers to reduce chatty communication in the storage system.

The patent application was filed on June 2, 2015 (14/728,209)