Cirrus Data Solutions
(CDS), a provider of non-intrusive storage migration solutions
for enterprise and cloud data centers, today announced it has been
awarded its 4th patent since its founding in August 2011. Founders Wayne
and Wai Lam who previously co-founded FalconStor, together hold 23
patents, including Cirrus's core technology patent for "Transparent
Datapath Intercept," a technology that eliminates the complexity and
interruption to business when deploying storage management applications.
As filed with the U.S. Patent Office, the abstract for U.S. Patent No. 9,229,647 reads as follows:
"A first device in a network, having a first port, receives
an identifier of a second port of a second device in the network, the
network comprising a host entity, a switch, and a storage system. The
first port of the first device spoofs the second port of the second
device, during a communication with the switch.
"The first device receives information identifying a third
port of a third device in the network that is zoned to the second port
of the second device. The device identifies data stored in the storage
system that may be accessed by the host entity, based at least on the
The fourth Cirrus Data Solutions patent extends the
protection of the host side intercept technique, which allows selected
interception of storage links and limits the scope of exposure.
The enhanced technique provides greater flexibility and scope
in supported configurations and topologies in enterprise storage
environments. The added flexibility and control significantly increases
the range and variety of applications using the intercept mechanism.
In addition to data migration and centralized data caching,
the technology can also be extended to data protection with backup,
archiving, as well as malware detection, and possible data intrusion,
thus making it possible to enable a complete line of advanced network
Cirrus Data is the developer of Data Migration Server, a
solution for storage migration projects in large enterprises. DMS is
ideal for use cases including: local storage migration (storage
refresh), remote data center migration (DC consolidation or move), and
physical to virtual (legacy to cloud transformation) conversions. No
downtime is required throughout the deployment and migration process.
"To date, tens of petabytes of migration capacity has been
sold to global professional services teams who use CDS DMS for
performing near zero impact data migration and data center moves,
realizing up to 71% resource savings for migration projects," says Wayne
Lam, Chairman and CEO of CDS.