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).

  • 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
  • Patent number: 10725868
    Abstract: Systems and methods integrate disparate backup devices with a unified interface. In certain examples, a management console manages data from various backup devices, while retaining such data in its native format. The management console can display a hierarchical view of the client devices and/or their data and can further provide utilities for processing the various data formats. A data structure including fields for storing both metadata common to the client device data and value-added metadata can be used to mine or process the data of the disparate client devices. The unified single platform and interface reduces the need for multiple data management products and/or customized data utilities for each individual client device and provides a single pane of glass view into data management operations. Integrating the various types of storage formats and media allows a user to retain existing storage infrastructures and further facilitates scaling to meet long-term management needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Parag Gokhale, Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Jun Lu, Rahul S. Pawar
  • Publication number: 20200233589
    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: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Srinivas KAVURI, Andre Duque MADEIRA, Norman R. LUNDE, Alan G. BUNTE, Andreas MAY, Jeremy Alan SCHWARTZ
  • Publication number: 20200228598
    Abstract: A stand-alone, network accessible data storage device, such as a filer or NAS device, is capable of transferring data objects based on portions of the data objects. The device transfers portions of files, folders, and other data objects from a data store within the device to external secondary storage based on certain criteria, such as time-based criteria, age-based criteria, and so on. A portion may be one or more blocks of a data object, or one or more chunks of a data object, or other segments that combine to form or store a data object. For example, the device identifies one or more blocks of a data object that satisfy a certain criteria, and migrates the identified blocks to external storage, thereby freeing up storage space within the device. The device may determine that a certain number of blocks of a file have not been modified or called by a file system in a certain time period, and migrate these blocks to secondary storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Manoj Kumar Vijayan, Parag Gokhale, Deepak Raghunath Attarde, Kamleshkumar K. Lad
  • Patent number: 10671472
    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 migration operations and a reporting manager or monitor agent which monitors the elements and data migration 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: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Parag Gokhale, Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Srinivas Kavuri, Anand Prahlad, Suresh Parpatakam Reddy, Robert Keith Brower, Jr., Jared Meade
  • Publication number: 20200057696
    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: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: David Ngo, Anand Prahlad, Parag Gokhale, Rahul S. Pawar
  • Patent number: 10547678
    Abstract: A stand-alone, network accessible data storage device, such as a filer or NAS device, is capable of transferring data objects based on portions of the data objects. The device transfers portions of files, folders, and other data objects from a data store within the device to external secondary storage based on certain criteria, such as time-based criteria, age-based criteria, and so on. A portion may be one or more blocks of a data object, or one or more chunks of a data object, or other segments that combine to form or store a data object. For example, the device identifies one or more blocks of a data object that satisfy a certain criteria, and migrates the identified blocks to external storage, thereby freeing up storage space within the device. The device may determine that a certain number of blocks of a file have not been modified or called by a file system in a certain time period, and migrate these blocks to secondary storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Manoj Kumar Vijayan, Parag Gokhale, Deepak Raghunath Attarde, Kamleshkumar K. Lad
  • Publication number: 20190347014
    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: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Srinivas KAVURI, Andre Duque MADEIRA, Norman R. LUNDE, Alan G. BUNTE, Andreas MAY, Jeremy Alan SCHWARTZ
  • Publication number: 20190294492
    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: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Parag GOKHALE, Rajiv KOTTOMTHARAYIL, Srinivas KAVURI, Anand PRAHLAD, Suresh Parpatakam REDDY, Robert Keith BROWER, JR., Jared MEADE
  • Patent number: 10402277
    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: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David Ngo, Anand Prahlad, Parag Gokhale, Rahul S. Pawar
  • Publication number: 20190227993
    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: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Jeremy Alan Schwartz, David Ngo, Brian Brockway, Marcus S. Muller
  • Publication number: 20190179805
    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: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Marcus S. Muller, Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Srinivas Kavuri, Parag Gokhale, Manoj Kumar Vijayan
  • Patent number: 10282113
    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: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Srinivas Kavuri, Andre Duque Madeira, Norman R. Lunde, Alan G. Bunte, Andreas May, Jeremy Alan Schwartz