Patents by Inventor Anand Prahlad

Anand Prahlad 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).

  • Patent number: 11416328
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing automated problem reporting in elements used in conjunction with computer networks are disclosed. The system comprises a plurality of elements that perform data operations and a reporting manager or monitor agent which monitors the elements and data operations. Upon detection of hardware or software problems, the reporting manager or monitor agent automatically communicates with elements affected by the problem to gather selected hardware, software, and configuration information, analyzes the information to determine causes of the problem, and issues a problem report containing at least a portion of the selected information. The problem report is communicated to a remote monitor that does not possess access privileges to the elements, allowing automated, remote monitoring of the elements without compromising security of the computer network or elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Parag Gokhale, Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Srinivas Kavuri, Anand Prahlad, Suresh Parpatakam Reddy, Robert Keith Brower, Jr., Jared Meade
  • Patent number: 11308035
    Abstract: Data storage operations, including content-indexing, containerized deduplication, and policy-driven storage, are performed within a cloud environment. The systems support a variety of clients and cloud storage sites that may connect to the system in a cloud environment that requires data transfer over wide area networks, such as the Internet, which may have appreciable latency and/or packet loss, using various network protocols, including HTTP and FTP. Methods are disclosed for content indexing data stored within a cloud environment to facilitate later searching, including collaborative searching. Methods are also disclosed for performing containerized deduplication to reduce the strain on a system namespace, effectuate cost savings, etc. Methods are disclosed for identifying suitable storage locations, including suitable cloud storage sites, for data files subject to a storage policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Marcus S. Muller, Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Srinivas Kavuri, Parag Gokhale, Manoj Kumar Vijayan
  • Patent number: 11287974
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for data storage. A hierarchical storage management architecture is presented to facilitate data management. The disclosed system provides methods for evaluating the state of stored data relative to enterprise needs by using weighted parameters that may be user defined. Also disclosed are systems and methods evaluating costing and risk management associated with stored data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Srinivas Kavuri, Andre Duque Madeira, Norman R. Lunde, Alan G. Bunte, Andreas May, Jeremy Alan Schwartz
  • Patent number: 11256665
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing electronic data are disclosed. Various data management operations can be performed based on a metabase formed from metadata. Such metadata can be identified from an index of data interactions generated by a journaling module, and obtained from their associated data objects stored in one or more storage devices. In various embodiments, such processing of the index and storing of the metadata can facilitate, for example, enhanced data management operations, enhanced data identification operations, enhanced storage operations, data classification for organizing and storing the metadata, cataloging of metadata for the stored metadata, and/or user interfaces for managing data. In various embodiments, the metabase can be configured in different ways. For example, the metabase can be stored separately from the data objects so as to allow obtaining of information about the data objects without accessing the data objects or a data structure used by a file system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Jeremy Alan Schwartz, David Ngo, Brian Brockway, Marcus S. Muller
  • Patent number: 11175982
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing automated problem reporting in elements used in conjunction with computer networks are disclosed. The system comprises a plurality of elements that perform data operations and a reporting manager or monitor agent which monitors the elements and data operations. Upon detection of hardware or software problems, the reporting manager or monitor agent automatically communicates with elements affected by the problem to gather selected hardware, software, and configuration information, analyzes the information to determine causes of the problem, and issues a problem report containing at least a portion of the selected information. The problem report is communicated to a remote monitor that does not possess access privileges to the elements, allowing automated, remote monitoring of the elements without compromising security of the computer network or elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Parag Gokhale, Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Srinivas Kavuri, Anand Prahlad, Suresh Parpatakam Reddy, Robert Keith Brower, Jr., Jared Meade
  • Patent number: 11146556
    Abstract: The present invention discloses methods and systems for contiguous utilization of individual end-user-based cloud-storage subscriptions. Methods including the steps of: upon receiving a write request for writing a data file into at least one cloud-storage allocation unit, identifying unused available storage in the cloud-storage allocation unit; fragmenting the data file into chunk files; encrypting each chunk file; writing each chunk file to the cloud-storage allocation unit to satisfy the write request; and updating a metadatabase having metadata associated with the data file and the chunk files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Parablu Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Inbaraj Karuthakannan
  • Publication number: 20210208785
    Abstract: A method and system for reducing storage requirements and speeding up storage operations by reducing the storage of redundant data includes receiving a request that identifies one or more data objects to which to apply a storage operation. For each data object, the storage system determines if the data object contains data that matches another data object to which the storage operation was previously applied. If the data objects do not match, then the storage system performs the storage operation in a usual manner. However, if the data objects do match, then the storage system may avoid performing the storage operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Anand PRAHLAD, Parag GOKHALE, Rajiv KOTTOMTHARAYIL, Manoj Kumar Vijayan, Deepak Raghunath Attarde
  • Publication number: 20210208973
    Abstract: A system and method for using a snapshot as a data source is described. In some cases, the system stores a snapshot and an associated data structure or index to storage media to create a secondary copy of a volume of data. In some cases, the associated index includes application specific data about a file system or other application that created the data to identify the location of the data. The associated index may include three entries, and may be used to facilitate the recovery of data via the snapshot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: David Ngo, Anand Prahlad, Parag Gokhale, Rahul S. Pawar
  • Patent number: 11016859
    Abstract: Content-aware systems and methods for improving de-duplication, or single instancing, in storage operations. In certain examples, backup agents on client devices parse application-specific data to identify data objects that are candidates for de-duplication. The backup agents can then insert markers or other indictors in the data that identify the location(s) of the particular data objects. Such markers can, in turn, assist a de-duplication manager to perform object-based de-duplication and increase the likelihood that like blocks within the data are identified and single instanced. In other examples, the agents can further determine if a data object of one file type can or should be single-instanced with a data object of a different file type. Such processing of data on the client side can provide for more efficient storage and back-end processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Manoj Kumar Vijayan, Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Parag Gokhale
  • Patent number: 10997035
    Abstract: A system and method for using a snapshot as a data source is described. In some cases, the system stores a snapshot and an associated data structure or index to storage media to create a secondary copy of a volume of data. In some cases, the associated index includes application specific data about a file system or other application that created the data to identify the location of the data. The associated index may include three entries, and may be used to facilitate the recovery of data via the snapshot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David Ngo, Anand Prahlad, Parag Gokhale, Rahul S. Pawar
  • Patent number: 10922006
    Abstract: A method and system for reducing storage requirements and speeding up storage operations by reducing the storage of redundant data includes receiving a request that identifies one or more data objects to which to apply a storage operation. For each data object, the storage system determines if the data object contains data that matches another data object to which the storage operation was previously applied. If the data objects do not match, then the storage system performs the storage operation in a usual manner. However, if the data objects do match, then the storage system may avoid performing the storage operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Parag Gokhale, Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Manoj Kumar Vijayan, Deepak Raghunath Attarde
  • Patent number: 10901615
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for data storage. A hierarchical storage management architecture is presented to facilitate data management. The disclosed system provides methods for evaluating the state of stored data relative to enterprise needs by using weighted parameters that may be user defined. Also disclosed are systems and methods evaluating costing and risk management associated with stored data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Srinivas Kavuri, Andre Duque Madeira, Norman R. Lunde, Alan G. Bunte, Andreas May, Jeremy Alan Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20200364198
    Abstract: A method and system for creating an index of content without interfering with the source of the content includes an offline content indexing system that creates an index of content from an offline copy of data. The system may associate additional properties or tags with data that are not part of traditional indexing of content, such as the time the content was last available or user attributes associated with the content. Users can search the created index to locate content that is no longer available or based on the associate attributes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Anand PRAHLAD, Jeremy A. SCHWARTZ, David NGO, Brian BROCKWAY, Marcus S. MULLER, Parag GOKHALE, Rajiv KOTTOMTHARAYIL
  • Patent number: 10831608
    Abstract: A system stores a snapshot and an associated data structure or index to storage media to create a secondary copy of a volume of data. In some cases, the associated index includes application specific data about a file system or other application that created the data to identify the location of the data. The associated index may include three entries, and may be used to facilitate the recovery of data via the snapshot. The snapshot may be used by ancillary applications to perform various functions, such as content indexing, data classification, deduplication, e-discovery, and other functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Rahul S. Pawar
  • Publication number: 20200334221
    Abstract: A method and system described herein for classifying data of virtual machines in a heterogeneous computing comprising virtual machines and non-virtual machines. The system may access a secondary copy of data stored by a virtual machine, create metadata associated with that data, store the metadata in an index that comprises metadata associated with data stored on non-virtual machines, using a journal file, determine modified data objects within the data stored by the virtual machine, access or create metadata associated with modified data objects, and update the index accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Rahul S. Pawar, Prakash Varadharajan, Pavan Kumar Reddy Bedadala
  • Patent number: 10783129
    Abstract: A method and system for creating an index of content without interfering with the source of the content includes an offline content indexing system that creates an index of content from an offline copy of data. The system may associate additional properties or tags with data that are not part of traditional indexing of content, such as the time the content was last available or user attributes associated with the content. Users can search the created index to locate content that is no longer available or based on the associate attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Jeremy A. Schwartz, David Ngo, Brian Brockway, Marcus S. Muller, Parag Gokhale, Rajiv Kottomtharayil
  • Publication number: 20200296100
    Abstract: The present invention discloses methods and systems for contiguous utilization of individual end-user-based cloud-storage subscriptions. Methods including the steps of: upon receiving a write request for writing a data file into at least one cloud-storage allocation unit, identifying unused available storage in the cloud-storage allocation unit; fragmenting the data file into chunk files; encrypting each chunk file; writing each chunk file to the cloud-storage allocation unit to satisfy the write request; and updating a metadatabase having metadata associated with the data file and the chunk files.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Inbaraj Karuthakannan
  • Publication number: 20200278792
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing hierarchical storage operations on electronic data in a computer network are provided. In one embodiment, the present invention may store electronic data from a network device to a network attached storage (NAS) device pursuant to certain storage criteria. The data stored on the NAS may be migrated to a secondary storage and a stub file having a pointer pointing to the secondary storage may be put at the location the data was previously stored on the NAS. The stub file may redirect the network device to the secondary storage if a read request for the data is received from the network device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Anand PRAHLAD, Jeremy Alan SCHWARTZ
  • Patent number: 10754841
    Abstract: Described in detail herein is a method of copying data of one or more virtual machines being hosted by one or more non-virtual machines. The method includes receiving an indication that specifies how to perform a copy of data of one or more virtual machines hosted by one or more virtual machine hosts. The method may include determining whether the one or more virtual machines are managed by a virtual machine manager that manages or facilitates management of the virtual machines. If so, the virtual machine manager is dynamically queried to automatically determine the virtual machines that it manages or that it facilitates management of. If not, a virtual machine host is dynamically queried to automatically determine the virtual machines that it hosts. The data of each virtual machine is then copied according to the specifications of the received indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Rahul S. Pawar, Prakash Varadharajan, Pavan Kumar Reddy Bedadala
  • Publication number: 20200264947
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing automated problem reporting in elements used in conjunction with computer networks are disclosed. The system comprises a plurality of elements that perform data operations and a reporting manager or monitor agent which monitors the elements and data operations. Upon detection of hardware or software problems, the reporting manager or monitor agent automatically communicates with elements affected by the problem to gather selected hardware, software, and configuration information, analyzes the information to determine causes of the problem, and issues a problem report containing at least a portion of the selected information. The problem report is communicated to a remote monitor that does not possess access privileges to the elements, allowing automated, remote monitoring of the elements without compromising security of the computer network or elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Parag GOKHALE, Rajiv KOTTOMTHARAYIL, Srinivas KAVURI, Anand PRAHLAD, Suresh Parpatakam REDDY, Robert Keith BROWER, JR., Jared MEADE