Patent Number: 8,880,838

Title: Storage network data allocation

Abstract: A method of allocating data to a storage block included in a storage network may include determining a plurality of characteristics associated with a storage block included in a storage network. The plurality of characteristics may include storage capacity of the storage block, available storage space of the storage block, likelihood of loss of data stored on the storage block, availability of the storage block with respect to the storage network, and use of the storage block. The method may further include allocating data to the storage block based on the plurality of characteristics.

Inventors: Kaiser; Christian M. (San Jose, CA), Stout; Peter D. (San Jose, CA), McKendrick; Ain (Redwood City, CA), Bucher; Timothy (Geyserville, CA), Ma; Jeff (Redwood City, CA), Gakhal; Randeep Singh (Cupertino, CA), Pasetto; Rick (Cupertino, CA), Sewerynek; Stephen (Cupertino, CA)

Assignee: Lyve Minds, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 12/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00