Patents by Inventor Matthew J. Anglin

Matthew J. Anglin 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: 10353595
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for using geographical location information to provision one or more target storages for a source device. A determination is made of a geographical location of the source device and of geographical locations of the target storages. A determination is made of one of the target storages whose distance from the source device based on the geographical locations of the source device and the target storages satisfies at least one distance requirement. A configuration procedure is initiated to configure the source device and the determined target storage to have the source data backed-up from the source device to the target storage over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. Anglin, David M. Cannon, Colin S. Dawson, Howard N. Martin
  • Patent number: 10268397
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for using geographical location information to provision one or more target storages for a source device. A determination is made of a geographical location of the source device and of geographical locations of the target storages. A determination is made of one of the target storages whose distance from the source device based on the geographical locations of the source device and the target storages satisfies at least one distance requirement. A configuration procedure is initiated to configure the source device and the determined target storage to have the source data backed-up from the source device to the target storage over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. Anglin, David M. Cannon, Colin S. Dawson, Howard N. Martin
  • Patent number: 10228887
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for considering input/output workload and space usage at a plurality of logical devices to select one of the logical devices to use to store an object. A determination is made of a logical device to store the object based on workload scores for each of the logical devices indicating a level of read and write access of objects in the logical device and space usage of the logical devices. The object is written to the determined logical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. Anglin, Arthur John Colvig, Michael G. Sisco
  • Patent number: 10176047
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for using geographical location information to provision multiple target storages for a source device. A determination is made of a geographical location of the source device and a distance between the source device and each of the target storages and between each pair of target storages. A determination is further made of qualifying k-tuples of the target storages, wherein each k-tuple comprises a group of k target storages to which the source data is to be backed-up. A qualifying k-tuple has one target storage that satisfies a distance requirement with respect to the source device and a distance between any two target storages in the k-tuple satisfies the distance requirement. A selected qualifying k-tuple is indicated to use to backup the source data at the k target storages in the qualifying k-tuple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. Anglin, David M. Cannon, Colin S. Dawson, Howard N. Martin
  • Patent number: 10169163
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for managing backup operations from a client system to a primary server and secondary server. A determination is made at the client system of whether a state of the data on the secondary server permits a backup operation in response to determining that the primary server is unavailable when a force failover parameter is not set. The client system reattempts to connect to the primary server to perform the backup operation at the primary server in response to determining that the state of the data on the secondary server does not permit the backup operation. The client system performs the backup operation at the secondary server in response to determining that the state of the secondary server permits the backup operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. Anglin, David M. Cannon, Ken Eugene Hannigan, Kevin Patrick Hoyt, Erick Christian Kissel, Howard N. Martin, Michael Harry Segapeli
  • Publication number: 20180329653
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for considering input/output workload and space usage at a plurality of logical devices to select one of the logical devices to use to store an object. A determination is made of a logical device to store the object based on workload scores for each of the logical devices indicating a level of read and write access of objects in the logical device and space usage of the logical devices. The object is written to the determined logical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew J. Anglin, Arthur John Colvig, Michael G. Sisco
  • Publication number: 20180246785
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for using geographical location information to provision multiple target storages for a source device. A determination is made of a geographical location of the source device and a distance between the source device and each of the target storages and between each pair of target storages. A determination is further made of qualifying k-tuples of the target storages, wherein each k-tuple comprises a group of k target storages to which the source data is to be backed-up. A qualifying k-tuple has one target storage that satisfies a distance requirement with respect to the source device and a distance between any two target storages in the k-tuple satisfies the distance requirement. A selected qualifying k-tuple is indicated to use to backup the source data at the k target storages in the qualifying k-tuple.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew J. Anglin, David M. Cannon, Colin S. Dawson, Howard N. Martin
  • Publication number: 20180101588
    Abstract: Data objects are replicated from a source storage managed by a source server to a target storage managed by a target server. A source list is built of objects at the source server to replicate to the target server. The target server is queried to obtain a target list of objects at the target server. A replication list is built indicating objects on the source list not included on the target list to transfer to the target server. For each object in the replication list, data for the object not already at the target storage is sent to the target server and metadata on the object is sent to the target server to cause the target server to include the metadata in an entry for the object in a target server replication database. An entry for the object is added to a source server replication database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew J. Anglin, David M. Cannon, Colin S. Dawson, Barry Fruchtman, Mark A. Haye, Howard N. Martin
  • Publication number: 20180101587
    Abstract: Data objects are replicated from a source storage managed by a source server to a target storage managed by a target server. A source list is built of objects at the source server to replicate to the target server. The target server is queried to obtain a target list of objects at the target server. A replication list is built indicating objects on the source list not included on the target list to transfer to the target server. For each object in the replication list, data for the object not already at the target storage is sent to the target server and metadata on the object is sent to the target server to cause the target server to include the metadata in an entry for the object in a target server replication database. An entry for the object is added to a source server replication database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew J. Anglin, David M. Cannon, Colin S. Dawson, Barry Fruchtman, Mark A. Haye, Howard N. Martin
  • Patent number: 9910904
    Abstract: Data objects are replicated from a source storage managed by a source server to a target storage managed by a target server. A source list is built of objects at the source server to replicate to the target server. The target server is queried to obtain a target list of objects at the target server. A replication list is built indicating objects on the source list not included on the target list to transfer to the target server. For each object in the replication list, data for the object not already at the target storage is sent to the target server and metadata on the object is sent to the target server to cause the target server to include the metadata in an entry for the object in a target server replication database. An entry for the object is added to a source server replication database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. Anglin, David M. Cannon, Colin S. Dawson, Barry Fruchtman, Mark A. Haye, Howard N. Martin
  • Patent number: 9904717
    Abstract: Data objects are replicated from a source storage managed by a source server to a target storage managed by a target server. A source list is built of objects at the source server to replicate to the target server. The target server is queried to obtain a target list of objects at the target server. A replication list is built indicating objects on the source list not included on the target list to transfer to the target server. For each object in the replication list, data for the object not already at the target storage is sent to the target server and metadata on the object is sent to the target server to cause the target server to include the metadata in an entry for the object in a target server replication database. An entry for the object is added to a source server replication database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. Anglin, David M. Cannon, Colin S. Dawson, Barry Fruchtman, Mark A. Haye, Howard N. Martin
  • Patent number: 9875161
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, systems, and computer program products for replicating data between redundant sources. In one embodiment, during a reverse replication process, roles of a source system and target system are altered such that the target system controls the replication process. The target system can identify objects to be transferred, build batches of objects for efficient transfer, and transmit the batches of objects to the source system. Accordingly, embodiments of the present invention can reduce inefficient communication between a source system and a target system that might otherwise occur during replication processes controlled by the source system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. Anglin, Barry Fruchtman
  • Publication number: 20170270005
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for using geographical location information to provision multiple target storages for a source device. A determination is made of a geographical location of the source device and a distance between the source device and each of the target storages and between each pair of target storages. A determination is further made of qualifying k-tuples of the target storages, wherein each k-tuple comprises a group of k target storages to which the source data is to be backed-up. A qualifying k-tuple has one target storage that satisfies a distance requirement with respect to the source device and a distance between any two target storages in the k-tuple satisfies the distance requirement. A selected qualifying k-tuple is indicated to use to backup the source data at the k target storages in the qualifying k-tuple.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew J. Anglin, David M. Cannon, Colin S. Dawson, Howard N. Martin
  • Patent number: 9723077
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, systems, and computer program products for replicating data between redundant sources. In one embodiment, during a reverse replication process, roles of a source system and target system are altered such that the target system controls the replication process. The target system can identify objects to be transferred, build batches of objects for efficient transfer, and transmit the batches of objects to the source system. Accordingly, embodiments of the present invention can reduce inefficient communication between a source system and a target system that might otherwise occur during replication processes controlled by the source system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. Anglin, Barry Fruchtman
  • Patent number: 9697083
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for using geographical location information to provision multiple target storages for a source device. A determination is made of a geographical location of the source device and a distance between the source device and each of the target storages and between each pair of target storages. A determination is further made of qualifying k-tuples of the target storages, wherein each k-tuple comprises a group of k target storages to which the source data is to be backed-up. A qualifying k-tuple has one target storage that satisfies a distance requirement with respect to the source device and a distance between any two target storages in the k-tuple satisfies the distance requirement. A selected qualifying k-tuple is indicated to use to backup the source data at the k target storages in the qualifying k-tuple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. Anglin, David M. Cannon, Colin S. Dawson, Howard N. Martin
  • Patent number: 9697084
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for using geographical location information to provision multiple target storages for a source device. A determination is made of a geographical location of the source device and a distance between the source device and each of the target storages and between each pair of target storages. A determination is further made of qualifying k-tuples of the target storages, wherein each k-tuple comprises a group of k target storages to which the source data is to be backed-up. A qualifying k-tuple has one target storage that satisfies a distance requirement with respect to the source device and a distance between any two target storages in the k-tuple satisfies the distance requirement. A selected qualifying k-tuple is indicated to use to backup the source data at the k target storages in the qualifying k-tuple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. Anglin, David M. Cannon, Colin S. Dawson, Howard N. Martin
  • Publication number: 20170083410
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, systems, and computer program products for replicating data between redundant sources. In one embodiment, during a reverse replication process, roles of a source system and target system are altered such that the target system controls the replication process. The target system can identify objects to be transferred, build batches of objects for efficient transfer, and transmit the batches of objects to the source system. Accordingly, embodiments of the present invention can reduce inefficient communication between a source system and a target system that might otherwise occur during replication processes controlled by the source system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew J. Anglin, Barry Fruchtman
  • Publication number: 20170068473
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for considering input/output workload and space usage at a plurality of logical devices to select one of the logical devices to use to store an object. A determination is made of a logical device to store the object based on workload scores for each of the logical devices indicating a level of read and write access of objects in the logical device and space usage of the logical devices. The object is written to the determined logical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew J. Anglin, Arthur J. Colvig, Michael G. Sisco
  • Patent number: 9563516
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for managing backup operations from a client system to a primary server and secondary server. A determination is made at the client system of whether a state of the data on the secondary server permits a backup operation in response to determining that the primary server is unavailable when a force failover parameter is not set. The client system reattempts to connect to the primary server to perform the backup operation at the primary server in response to determining that the state of the data on the secondary server does not permit the backup operation. The client system performs the backup operation at the secondary server in response to determining that the state of the secondary server permits the backup operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. Anglin, David M. Cannon, Ken Eugene Hannigan, Kevin Patrick Hoyt, Erick Christian Kissel, Howard N. Martin, Michael Harry Segapeli
  • Publication number: 20170032006
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for replication of versions of an object from a source storage to a target storage. A source retention policy indicates at least one source retention requirement to determine when to expire versions of an object at the source storage and a target retention policy indicates at least one target retention requirement to determine when to expire versions of the object at the target storage. The source and target retention requirements for versions of the object are different. The source retention policy is used to expire at least one version of the object at the source storage to satisfy the at least one source retention requirement. A number of the versions of the object maintained at the source storage and target storage differ due to the different source and target retention requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew J. Anglin, David M. Cannon, Colin S. Dawson, Erick C. Kissel, Kristopher A. Larson, Howard N. Martin