Patents by Inventor Mark U. Cree

Mark U. Cree 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: 20190278746
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media for storing and processing metadata corresponding to files are presented. The system comprises first, second, and third computing nodes. The computing nodes comprise a plurality of slices of a metadata database that is separate and independent from file storage, and each slice is configured to store metadata. The computing nodes further comprise a slice route table that indicates primary and secondary locations of each unique slice in the plurality of slices. The slice route table comprises a plurality of entries, each of which comprise a slice number corresponding to a slice in the plurality of slices of the metadata database, a primary computing node number corresponding to a primary computing node that comprises the slice and corresponds to the primary location, and a secondary computing node number corresponding to a secondary computing node that comprises the slice and corresponds to the secondary location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Mark U. Cree, James M. Rolette, Jason D. Preston, Matthew C. Laswell, Chris J. Richards, David A. Yoakley, Russell S. Hill
  • Patent number: 9426247
    Abstract: A method, system and program are disclosed for accelerating data storage in a cache appliance cluster that transparently monitors NFS and CIFS traffic between clients and NAS subsystems and caches files using dynamically adjustable cache policies which populate the storage cache using behavioral adaptive policies that are based on analysis of clients-filers transaction patterns and network utilization, thereby improving access time to the data stored on the disk-based NAS filer (group) for predetermined applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Joaquin J. Aviles, Mark U. Cree, Gregory A. Dahl
  • Patent number: 9357030
    Abstract: A method, system and program are disclosed for accelerating data storage by providing non-disruptive storage caching using clustered cache appliances with packet inspection intelligence. A cache appliance cluster that transparently monitors NFS and CIFS traffic between clients and NAS subsystems and caches files using dynamically adjustable cache policies provides low-latency access and redundancy in responding to both read and write requests for cached files, thereby improving access time to the data stored on the disk-based NAS filer (group).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Joaquin J. Aviles, Mark U. Cree, Gregory A. Dahl
  • Publication number: 20160036938
    Abstract: A method, system and program are disclosed for accelerating data storage by providing non-disruptive storage caching using clustered cache appliances with packet inspection intelligence. A cache appliance cluster that transparently monitors NFS and CIFS traffic between clients and NAS subsystems and caches files using dynamically adjustable cache policies provides low-latency access and redundancy in responding to both read and write requests for cached files, thereby improving access time to the data stored on the disk-based NAS filer (group).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Joaquin J. Aviles, Mark U. Cree, Gregory A. Dahl
  • Patent number: 9143566
    Abstract: A method, system and program are disclosed for accelerating data storage by providing non-disruptive storage caching using spliced cache appliances with packet inspection intelligence. A cache appliance that transparently monitors NFS and CIFS traffic between clients and NAS subsystems and caches files using dynamically adjustable cache policies provides low-latency access and redundancy in responding to both read and write requests for cached files, thereby improving access time to the data stored on the disk-based NAS filer (group).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Joaquin J. Aviles, Mark U. Cree, Gregory A. Dahl
  • Patent number: 9130968
    Abstract: A method, system and program are disclosed for accelerating data storage by providing non-disruptive storage caching using clustered cache appliances with packet inspection intelligence. A cache appliance cluster that transparently monitors NFS and CIFS traffic between clients and NAS subsystems and caches files using dynamically adjustable cache policies provides low-latency access and redundancy in responding to both read and write requests for cached files, thereby improving access time to the data stored on the disk-based NAS filer (group).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Joaquin J. Aviles, Mark U. Cree, Gregory A. Dahl
  • Publication number: 20140310373
    Abstract: A method, system and program are disclosed for accelerating data storage in a cache appliance cluster that transparently monitors NFS and CIFS traffic between clients and NAS subsystems and caches files using dynamically adjustable cache policies which populate the storage cache using behavioral adaptive policies that are based on analysis of clients-filers transaction patterns and network utilization, thereby improving access time to the data stored on the disk-based NAS filer (group) for predetermined applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Joaquin J. Aviles, Mark U. Cree, Gregory A. Dahl
  • Patent number: 8805949
    Abstract: A method, system and program are disclosed for accelerating data storage in a cache appliance cluster that transparently monitors NFS and CIFS traffic between clients and NAS subsystems and caches files using dynamically adjustable cache policies which populate the storage cache using behavioral adaptive policies that are based on analysis of clients-filers transaction patterns and network utilization, thereby improving access time to the data stored on the disk-based NAS filer (group) for predetermined applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Joaquin J. Aviles, Mark U. Cree, Gregory A. Dahl
  • Publication number: 20090182835
    Abstract: A method, system and program are disclosed for accelerating data storage by providing non-disruptive storage caching using spliced cache appliances with packet inspection intelligence. A cache appliance that transparently monitors NFS and CIFS traffic between clients and NAS subsystems and caches files using dynamically adjustable cache policies provides low-latency access and redundancy in responding to both read and write requests for cached files, thereby improving access time to the data stored on the disk-based NAS filer (group).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventors: Joaquin J. Aviles, Mark U. Cree, Gregory A. Dahl
  • Publication number: 20090182836
    Abstract: A method, system and program are disclosed for accelerating data storage in a cache appliance cluster that transparently monitors NFS and CIFS traffic between clients and NAS subsystems and caches files using dynamically adjustable cache policies which populate the storage cache using behavioral adaptive policies that are based on analysis of clients-filers transaction patterns and network utilization, thereby improving access time to the data stored on the disk-based NAS filer (group) for predetermined applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventors: Joaquin J. Aviles, Mark U. Cree, Gregory A. Dahl
  • Publication number: 20090182945
    Abstract: A method, system and program are disclosed for accelerating data storage by providing non-disruptive storage caching using clustered cache appliances with packet inspection intelligence. A cache appliance cluster that transparently monitors NFS and CIFS traffic between clients and NAS subsystems and caches files using dynamically adjustable cache policies provides low-latency access and redundancy in responding to both read and write requests for cached files, thereby improving access time to the data stored on the disk-based NAS filer (group).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventors: Joaquin J. Aviles, Mark U. Cree, Gregory A. Dahl