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: 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
  • Patent number: 10248657
    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: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Marcus S. Muller, Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Srinivas Kavuri, Parag Gokhale, Manoj Kumar Vijayan
  • Patent number: 10198451
    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: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Jeremy Alan Schwartz, David Ngo, Brian Brockway, Marcus S. Muller
  • Publication number: 20190012237
    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: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Anand PRAHLAD, Manoj Kumar VIJAYAN, Rajiv KOTTOMTHARAYIL, Parag GOKHALE
  • Publication number: 20180373443
    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: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Anand PRAHLAD, Srinivas KAVURI, Andre Duque MADEIRA, Norman R. LUNDE, Alan G. BUNTE, Andreas MAY, Jeremy Alan SCHWARTZ
  • Publication number: 20180364914
    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: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Parag Gokhale, Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Manoj Kumar Vijayan, Deepak Raghunath Attarde
  • Patent number: 10061535
    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: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Parag Gokhale, Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Manoj Kumar Vijayan, Deepak Raghunath Attarde
  • Publication number: 20180217900
    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: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Anand PRAHLAD, Parag GOKHALE, Rajiv KOTTOMTHARAYIL, Jun LU, Rahul S. PAWAR
  • Patent number: 10007499
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing decoupled installation of data management systems used in conjunction with computer networks are disclosed. The method comprises installing data storage software in order to facilitate communication with a second computer in order to perform data storage operations. The software may be installed without knowledge of the second computer and/or the ability to communicate with the second computer. During the installation process, configuration parameters are obtained by the first computer and stored in a data structure. At least a portion of the configuration parameters recorded in the data structure is also provided to the second computer. The first and second computers subsequently communicate in order to register the first computer for use with the second computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: COMMVAULT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Parag Gokhale, Srinivas Kavuri, Christopher A. Alonzo
  • Patent number: 9971657
    Abstract: Performing data management operations on replicated data in a computer network. Log entries are generated for data management operations of an application executing on a source system. Consistency point entries are used to indicate a time of a known good, or recoverable, state of the application. A destination system is configured to process a copy of the log and consistency point entries to replicate data in a replication volume, the replicated data being a copy of the application data on the source system. When the replicated data represents a known good state of the application, as determined by the consistency point entries, the destination system(s) may perform a storage operation (e.g., snapshot, backup) to copy the replicated data and to logically associate the copied data with a time information (e.g., time stamp) indicative of the source system time when the application was in the known good state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, David Ngo
  • Patent number: 9940043
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for performing storage operations on electronic data in a network. In response to the initiation of a storage operation and according to a first set of selection logic, a media management component is selected to manage the storage operation. In response to the initiation of a storage operation and according to a second set of selection logic, a network storage device to associate with the storage operation. The selected media management component and the selected network storage device perform the storage operation on the electronic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Parag Gokhale, Anand Prahlad, Manoj Kumar Vijayan, David Ngo, Varghese Devassy
  • Publication number: 20180089018
    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: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Parag GOKHALE, Rajiv KOTTOMTHARAYIL, Srinivas KAVURI, Anand PRAHLAD, Suresh Parpatakam REDDY, Robert Keith BROWER, JR., Jared MEADE
  • Patent number: 9910738
    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: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: COMMVAULT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Parag Gokhale, Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Jun Lu, Rahul S. Pawar
  • Publication number: 20180018099
    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: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Anand PRAHLAD, Jeremy Alan SCHWARTZ
  • Publication number: 20180011885
    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: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Rahul S. Pawar, Prakash Varadharajan, Pavan Kumar Reddy Bedadala
  • Publication number: 20180004436
    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: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Anand PRAHLAD, Srinivas KAVURI, Andre Duque MADEIRA, Norman R. LUNDE, Alan G. BUNTE, Andreas MAY, Jeremy Alan SCHWARTZ
  • Publication number: 20170293532
    Abstract: Performing data management operations on replicated data in a computer network. Log entries are generated for data management operations of an application executing on a source system. Consistency point entries are used to indicate a time of a known good, or recoverable, state of the application. A destination system is configured to process a copy of the log and consistency point entries to replicate data in a replication volume, the replicated data being a copy of the application data on the source system. When the replicated data represents a known good state of the application, as determined by the consistency point entries, the destination system(s) may perform a storage operation (e.g., snapshot, backup) to copy the replicated data and to logically associate the copied data with a time information (e.g., time stamp) indicative of the source system time when the application was in the known good state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, David Ngo