Storage router and method for providing virtual local storage

  • US 6,789,152 B2
  • Filed: 02/22/2002
  • Issued: 09/07/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/31/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for managing virtual storage for host devices on remote storage devices, wherein the host devices are connected to a first transport medium and the storage devices are connected to a second transport medium, the method comprising:

  • maintaining a configuration for storage devices that maps between host devices connected to a first transport medium operable according to a first protocol and storage devices connected to a second medium operable according to a second protocol, including the step of interfacing with the configuration of storage devices to maintain the configuration via an interface;

    implementing access controls for storage space on the storage devices; and

    allowing access from the host devices to the storage devices using native low level, block protocol in accordance with the configuration.

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