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A Method and System for Implementing a Storage Resource Trading Platform (Storage-Exchange)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247262D
Publication Date: 2016-Aug-18
Document File: 2 page(s) / 26K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for implementing a storage resource trading platform (Storage-Exchange).

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A Method and System for Implementing a Storage Resource Trading Platform (Storage-Exchange)

Disclosed is a method and system for implementing a storage resource trading platform (Storage-Exchange).

The storage-exchange receives up-to-date storage operation quotes from one or more storage entities such as a set of storage providers, DSN memories, slice routers, or DS units.

The storage-exchange is configured to track a variety of costs (quotes) for different operations, for example, different operations may be broken down into a standard set of operations upon which invoices are generated, for example:


 Cost to store 1 GB for 1 month


 Cost to return 1 MB of data from the system


 Cost to ingest 1 GB of data into the system


 Cost to apply compression function to 1 MB of data


 Cost to apply encryption function to 1 MB of data


 Cost to perform a listing of 1000 objects


 Cost to perform a write operation


 Cost to perform a read operation

The storage-exchange gathers well-defined quotes for specific operations from various storage entities and aggregates and sorts the stated quotes for the various operations.

In addition to the price quote, the storage-exchange also expect a storage entity to publish its given capacity or allowance for number of such operations the storage entity can accept at that price.

The storage-exchange makes the data available to storage consumers, and allows the consumers to place "bids" for accessing the storage resourc...