Network memory appliance for providing data based on local accessibility

  • US 8,312,226 B2
  • Filed: 09/29/2005
  • Issued: 11/13/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/12/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A source-site appliance of a network memory, comprising:

  • a communication interface configured to communicate with a source-site local area network; and

    a processor configured to intercept transmitted data sent from a source-site computer directed over a wide area network to a destination-site computer, to determine whether the transmitted data corresponds to locally accessible data of a destination-site appliance of the network memory coupled to the destination-site computer via a destination-site local area network, to generate an instruction based on the determination in order that the destination-site appliance obtain the transmitted data, and to transfer the instruction over the wide area network to the destination-site appliance.

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