Patent Number: 7,827,283

Title: System for managing and controlling storage access requirements

Abstract: A Resource Management and Reservation System (RMRS) for managing and reserving storage bandwidth, is a platform independent middleware layer that provides an interface to applications, their database management systems, or some other higher level data management systems like ADRS which does data management on behalf of the applications. RMRS is highly relevant in hosted environments where one or more applications may be run on behalf of multiple customers each with a unique service level agreement with the Service Provider. Through its interface to the aforementioned applications, RMRS allows each application or an application side management system to communicate expected future storage access requirements (e.g., periodic access for backups). The interface also allows applications to request urgent storage access (e.g., recovery actions may be requested without being planned ahead of time).

Inventors: Naik; Vijay K. (Pleasantville, NY), Gogate; Vitthal Mahadeo (Los Altos, CA), Jadav; Divyesh (San Jose, CA), Narang; Inderpal Singh (Saratoga, CA), Pandey; Prashant (Fremont, CA), Sharma; Upendra (New Delhi, IN), Varma; Pradeep (New Delhi, IN), Alur; Nagraj (San Jose, CA)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101); G06F 12/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00