SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISTRIBUTED STORAGE

  • US 20130304706A1
  • Filed: 03/15/2013
  • Published: 11/14/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/10/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for distributed storage using a plurality of computing devices communicatively coupled via a network, comprising:

  • storing an electronic file in a local storage layer of one of the plurality of computing devices;

    asynchronously transmitting the electronic file stored in the local storage layer of one of the plurality of computing devices, in portions, over the network to others of the plurality of computing devices such that the electronic file is stored across the other computing devices in a distributed storage layer;

    asynchronously transmitting the electronic file stored in the distributed storage layer over the network to a cloud storage layer such that the electronic file is mirrored in the cloud storage layer; and

    storing in the local storage layer of each of the plurality of computing devices, for each electronic file stored in the distributed storage layer, metadata having pointers to locations of the portions the electronic files stored in the local storage layer and distributed storage layer.

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