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Weka.IO Assigned Patent

Authenticated stateless mount string for distributed file system

Weka.IO Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel, has been assigned a patent (11,340,823) developed by Ben Dayan, Maor, Palmon, Omri, and Zvibel, Liran, Tel Aviv, Israel, for authenticated stateless mount string for a distributed file system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A cluster of one or more computing devices is operably coupled to a plurality of storage devices. Each computing device in the cluster comprises a frontend and a backend. The backend comprises a plurality of buckets. Each bucket is operable to build a failure-protected stipe that spans two or more of the plurality of the storage devices. A file system comprises one or more failure-protected stipes. A client other than the one or more computing devices in the cluster is operable to access at least a portion of the file system via a stateless mount string comprising a cryptographically-signed key.

The patent application was filed on March 6, 2019 (16/293,870).