Patents by Inventor Amy N. Blea

Amy N. Blea has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190258548
    Abstract: In one embodiment, I/O operations may be swapped from an original storage unit to a replacement storage unit in a manner which can reduce or eliminate delays caused by copying of data from the original storage unit to the replacement storage unit. A point-in-time snap copy relationship between the original storage unit and the replacement storage unit of storage locations is established and I/O operations are swapped from the original storage unit to the replacement storage unit. The I/O operations are resumed, accessing the replacement storage unit instead of the original storage unit in the input/output operations issued by the at least one host. Other aspects are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Amy N. Blea, David Randall Blea, Gregory E. McBride, William J. Rooney, John Jay Wolfgang
  • Patent number: 10324801
    Abstract: In one embodiment, I/O operations may be swapped from an original storage unit to a replacement storage unit in a manner which can reduce or eliminate delays caused by copying of data from the original storage unit to the replacement storage unit. A point-in-time snap copy relationship between the original storage unit and the replacement storage unit of storage locations is established and I/O operations are swapped from the original storage unit to the replacement storage unit. The I/O operations are resumed, accessing the replacement storage unit instead of the original storage unit in the input/output operations issued by the at least one host. Other aspects are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Amy N. Blea, David Randall Blea, Gregory E. McBride, William J. Rooney, John Jay Wolfgang
  • Patent number: 10255786
    Abstract: A light source unit may be disposed at a first posterior side location of a server computing device. The light source unit may be configured to at least provide lighting to a posterior side of the server computing device via one or more light emitting diodes. The light emitting diodes may be coupled to at least a second posterior side location of the server computing device. The light source unit may include a first universal serial bus (USB) interface configured to receive a first end of a USB cable. The USB cable may be configured to connect to a power source at a second end. The power source may be for use in providing power to the light emitting diodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce J. Aichang, Amy N. Blea, George T. Kattampallil, Said Lamri, Carlo F. Saba
  • Patent number: 10146453
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present description, data is migrated to a replacement source storage unit of a storage subsystem while being mirrored from the original source storage unit of a storage subsystem to an original target storage unit of a storage subsystem, and the original source storage unit and the replacement storage unit are swapped in a multi-storage volume swap to write updates to the replacement source storage unit instead of the original source storage unit, in input/output operations issued by at least one host. Further, data stored in the replacement source storage unit, is mirrored from the replacement source storage unit to the original target unit. Other aspects are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Amy N. Blea, David R. Blea, Gregory E. McBride, William J. Rooney, John J. Wolfgang
  • Publication number: 20180137737
    Abstract: A light source unit may be disposed at a first posterior side location of a server computing device. The light source unit may be configured to at least provide lighting to a posterior side of the server computing device via one or more light emitting diodes. The light emitting diodes may be coupled to at least a second posterior side location of the server computing device. The light source unit may include a first universal serial bus (USB) interface configured to receive a first end of a USB cable. The USB cable may be configured to connect to a power source at a second end. The power source may be for use in providing power to the light emitting diodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Bruce J. Aichang, Amy N. Blea, George T. Kattampallil, Said Lamri, Carlo F. Saba
  • Patent number: 9870692
    Abstract: A light source unit may be disposed at a first posterior side location of a server computing device. The light source unit may be configured to at least provide lighting to a posterior side of the server computing device via one or more light emitting diodes. The light emitting diodes may be coupled to at least a second posterior side location of the server computing device. The light source unit may include a first universal serial bus (USB) interface configured to receive a first end of a USB cable. The USB cable may be configured to connect to a power source at a second end. The power source may be for use in providing power to the light emitting diodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce J. Aichang, Amy N. Blea, George T. Kattampallil, Said Lamri, Carlo F. Saba
  • Publication number: 20170161156
    Abstract: In one embodiment, I/O operations may be swapped from an original storage unit to a replacement storage unit in a manner which can reduce or eliminate delays caused by copying of data from the original storage unit to the replacement storage unit. A point-in-time snap copy relationship between the original storage unit and the replacement storage unit of storage locations is established and I/O operations are swapped from the original storage unit to the replacement storage unit. The I/O operations are resumed, accessing the replacement storage unit instead of the original storage unit in the input/output operations issued by the at least one host. Other aspects are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Amy N. Blea, David Randall Blea, Gregory E. McBride, William J. Rooney, John Jay Wolfgang
  • Patent number: 9619331
    Abstract: In one embodiment, I/O operations may be swapped from an original storage unit to a replacement storage unit in a manner which can reduce or eliminate delays caused by copying of data from the original storage unit to the replacement storage unit. A point-in-time snap copy relationship between the original storage unit and the replacement storage unit of storage locations is established and I/O operations are swapped from the original storage unit to the replacement storage unit. The I/O operations are resumed, accessing the replacement storage unit instead of the original storage unit in the input/output operations issued by the at least one host. Other aspects are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Amy N. Blea, David Randall Blea, Gregory E. McBride, William J. Rooney, John Jay Wolfgang
  • Publication number: 20170016585
    Abstract: A light source unit may be disposed at a first posterior side location of a server computing device. The light source unit may be configured to at least provide lighting to a posterior side of the server computing device via one or more light emitting diodes. The light emitting diodes may be coupled to at least a second posterior side location of the server computing device. The light source unit may include a first universal serial bus (USB) interface configured to receive a first end of a USB cable. The USB cable may be configured to connect to a power source at a second end. The power source may be for use in providing power to the light emitting diodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Bruce J. Aichang, Amy N. Blea, George T. Kattampallil, Said Lamri, Carlo F. Saba
  • Publication number: 20160313935
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present description, data is migrated to a replacement source storage unit of a storage subsystem while being mirrored from the original source storage unit of a storage subsystem to an original target storage unit of a storage subsystem, and the original source storage unit and the replacement storage unit are swapped in a multi-storage volume swap to write updates to the replacement source storage unit instead of the original source storage unit, in input/output operations issued by at least one host. Further, data stored in the replacement source storage unit, is mirrored from the replacement source storage unit to the original target unit. Other aspects are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Amy N. Blea, David R. Blea, Gregory E. McBride, William J. Rooney, John J. Wolfgang
  • Patent number: 9405628
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present description, data is migrated to a replacement source storage unit of a storage subsystem while being mirrored from the original source storage unit of a storage subsystem to an original target storage unit of a storage subsystem, and the original source storage unit and the replacement storage unit are swapped in a multi-storage volume swap to write updates to the replacement source storage unit instead of the original source storage unit, in input/output operations issued by at least one host. Further, data stored in the replacement source storage unit, is mirrored from the replacement source storage unit to the original target unit. Other aspects are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Amy N. Blea, David R. Blea, Gregory E. McBride, William J. Rooney, John J. Wolfgang
  • Publication number: 20150205687
    Abstract: In one embodiment, I/O operations may be swapped from an original storage unit to a replacement storage unit in a manner which can reduce or eliminate delays caused by copying of data from the original storage unit to the replacement storage unit. A point-in-time snap copy relationship between the original storage unit and the replacement storage unit of storage locations is established and I/O operations are swapped from the original storage unit to the replacement storage unit. The I/O operations are resumed, accessing the replacement storage unit instead of the original storage unit in the input/output operations issued by the at least one host. Other aspects are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Amy N. Blea, David Randall Blea, Gregory E. McBride, William J. Rooney, John Jay Wolfgang
  • Patent number: 9032173
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes receiving instruction to change from an original target storage subsystem in a disaster recovery configuration-to a new target storage subsystem. Second copy services relationships are created between one or more new target volumes on the new target storage subsystem and one or more source volumes on a source storage subsystem using multi-target functionality. Existing first copy services relationships between the source storage subsystem and the original target storage subsystem are terminated after all of the second copy services relationships are full duplex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Amy N. Blea, David R. Blea, Gregory E. McBride, John J. Wolfgang
  • Publication number: 20150088821
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present description, data is migrated to a replacement source storage unit of a storage subsystem while being mirrored from the original source storage unit of a storage subsystem to an original target storage unit of a storage subsystem, and the original source storage unit and the replacement storage unit are swapped in a multi-storage volume swap to write updates to the replacement source storage unit instead of the original source storage unit, in input/output operations issued by at least one host. Further, data stored in the replacement source storage unit, is mirrored from the replacement source storage unit to the original target unit. Other aspects are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Amy N. Blea, David R. Blea, Gregory E. McBride, William J. Rooney, John J. Wolfgang
  • Publication number: 20150052324
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes receiving instruction to change from an original target storage subsystem in a disaster recovery configuration-to a new target storage subsystem. Second copy services relationships are created between one or more new target volumes on the new target storage subsystem and one or more source volumes on a source storage subsystem using multi-target functionality. Existing first copy services relationships between the source storage subsystem and the original target storage subsystem are terminated after all of the second copy services relationships are full duplex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Amy N. Blea, David R. Blea, Gregory E. McBride, John J. Wolfgang
  • Patent number: 8904131
    Abstract: A system according to one embodiment, includes one or more source volumes on a source storage subsystem from which data is copied in first copy services relationships, the one or more source volumes being accessible to an application; one or more original target volumes on an original target storage subsystem to which data is copied in the first copy services relationships; logic configured for selecting a new target storage subsystem to replace the original target storage subsystem; logic configured for creating second copy services relationships between one or more new target volumes on the new target storage subsystem and the one or more source volumes on the source storage subsystem using multi-target functionality; and logic configured for terminating the first copy services relationships after all of the second copy services relationships are full duplex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Amy N. Blea, David R. Blea, Gregory E. McBride, John J. Wolfgang
  • Patent number: 8892836
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for switching a storage subsystem in a disaster recovery configuration includes receiving instruction to change from an original target storage subsystem in a disaster recovery configuration including: a source storage subsystem including one or more source volumes from which data is copied in first copy services relationships, the one or more source volumes being accessible to an application, and the original target storage subsystem including one or more original target volumes to which data is copied in the first copy services relationships; selecting a new target storage subsystem to replace the original target storage subsystem, creating second copy services relationships between one or more new target volumes on the new target storage subsystem and the one or more source volumes on the source storage subsystem using multi-target functionality, and terminating the first copy services relationships after all the second copy services relationships are full duplex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Amy N. Blea, David R. Blea, Gregory E. McBride, John J. Wolfgang
  • Patent number: 8799602
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to data migration and/or disaster recovery. One embodiment enables merging of bitmaps to allow for automation of the process of switching to a different target volume on the same storage subsystem without major interruption of data recovery capability and limited interruption of host I/O to the source volumes during the migration. In one approach, the migration of data onto a new target volume within the same storage subsystem as the original target volume is automated, without requiring the user to manually create or remove any new copy relationships.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Amy N. Blea, David R. Blea, Gregory E. McBride, John J. Wolfgang
  • Patent number: 8793456
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to data migration and/or disaster recovery. One embodiment enables merging of bitmaps to allow for automation of the process of switching to a different target volume on the same storage subsystem without major interruption of data recovery capability and limited interruption of host I/O to the source volumes during the migration. In one approach, the migration of data onto a new target volume within the same storage subsystem as the original target volume is automated, without requiring the user to manually create or remove any new copy relationships.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Amy N. Blea, David R. Blea, Gregory E. McBride, John J. Wolfgang
  • Patent number: 8788877
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer program product includes a computer readable storage medium having computer readable program code embodied therewith, configured for: validating a replication of copy services between a first storage system and a second storage system, removing a plurality of existing copy relationships between the first storage system and a failed storage system, creating a plurality of copy relationships between the first storage system and the second storage system, and synchronizing a plurality of data between the first storage system and the second storage system. In more embodiments, a system includes logic for performing the above functionality, and a method includes steps for performing the above functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Amy N. Blea, David R. Blea, William D. Olsen, John J. Wolfgang