STORAGE ROUTER AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING VIRTUAL LOCAL STORAGE

  • US 20100121993A1
  • Filed: 01/20/2010
  • Published: 05/13/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/31/1997
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A storage router for providing virtual local storage on remote storage devices, comprising:

  • a first controller operable to interface with a first transport medium, wherein the first medium is a serial transport media; and

    a processing device coupled to the first controller, wherein the processing device is configured to;

    maintain a map to allocate storage space on the remote storage devices to devices connected to the first transport medium by associating representations of the devices connected to the first transport medium with representations of storage space on the remote storage devices, wherein each representation of a device connected to the first transport medium is associated with one or more representations of storage space on the remote storage devices;

    control access from the devices connected to the first transport medium to the storage space on the remote storage devices in accordance with the map; and

    allow access from devices connected to the first transport medium to the remote storage devices using native low level block protocol.

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