Patent Number: 7,272,727

Title: Method for managing external storage devices

Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method enable a new platform storage system to have access to an external storage system having data encrypted thereon by an existing platform storage system. Encryption information corresponding to the encrypted data in the external storage system is stored in a memory in the existing platform storage system. The encryption information stored in the memory of the existing platform storage system is transferred to an encryption table stored in the new platform storage system, so that the new platform storage system can read the encrypted data stored in the external storage system.

Inventors: Mimatsu; Yasuyuki (Cupertino, CA)

Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.

International Classification: G06F 11/30 (20060101); G06F 12/14 (20060101); H04L 9/00 (20060101); H04L 9/32 (20060101); G06F 15/16 (20060101); G06F 17/30 (20060101); G06F 7/04 (20060101); G06F 7/58 (20060101); G06K 9/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-09-18 0:00:00