Method and system for routing data flows in a cloud storage system

  • US 10,095,704 B2
  • Filed: 08/25/2015
  • Issued: 10/09/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/26/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computing device for allowing storage services with a designated cloud storage system (CSS), the storage services enabling both storage to the designated CSS and retrieval of data previously stored by the computing device in the designated CSS, comprising:

  • a processing unit; and

    a memory, the memory containing instructions that, when executed by the processing unit, configure the computing device to;

    dynamically select a best route between the designated cloud storage system and the computing device, wherein the designated CSS is geographically remote from the computing device; and

    establish, based on the selected best route, a data flow between the designated CSS and the computing device, wherein the data flow is established to allow at least a storage service related to the designated CSS;

    wherein the best route is one of a direct route between the designated CSS and the computing device and an indirect route through at least one intermediate computing device before the designated CSS;

    wherein, from the point of view of the computing device, the storage related service is deemed complete when the data flow is completed with the designated CSS when a direct route is selected and with the intermediate computing device when an indirect route is selected; and

    wherein, when an indirect route is selected, the data flow is ultimately completed with the designated CSS.

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