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Unified Management of Primary Storage

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000227395D
Publication Date: 2013-May-06
Document File: 4 page(s) / 238K

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Sameer Mahajan: INVENTOR [+2]

Abstract

Various products participate in primary storage management for different purposes such as data protection, archival, and high availability. These products have much in common with respect to primary storage management, such as, for example, discovery, snapshot, replication, monitoring and the like. A common Application Programming Interface (API) that would work on various storage management products and functionalities would enable storage vendors to write plugins that are common across these products.

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Unified Management of Primary Storage

 Sameer Mahajan Guido Westenberg

Symantec Corporation

Abstract

Various products participate in primary storage management for different purposes such as data protection, archival, and high availability. These products have much in common with respect to primary storage management, such as, for example, discovery, snapshot, replication, monitoring and the like. A common Application Programming Interface (API) that would work on various storage management products and functionalities would enable storage vendors to write plugins that are common across these products. Copyright © 2013 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Unified Management of Primary Storage

Problem Statement

     There are numerous data storage products on the market such as those by Symantec Corporation. These products address various needs such as, for example, data protection, archival, high availability, disaster recovery, and the like. Additionally, these various products address different market segment, such as, for example, enterprise and small-to-medium-sized business (SMB). These products require primary storage management for various activities like discovery, snapshot, replication, monitoring and the like. Storage application venders approach these products at different times and for different reasons. Supporting a product for a vendor typically involves:


1. Developing a plugin for the vendor


2. Working with the storage vendor to procure, install, and configure the storage arrays, and


3. Qua...