Panzura Extends Leadership in Hybrid Cloud Storage With Eight New Patents

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Panzura, the leader in hybrid cloud storage, today announced that within the past 60 days, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded the company eight new patents.

These patents cover key enabling technology for the Panzura distributed cloud file system, which provides true storage consolidation in the cloud without sacrificing performance at the edge. As a result, customers can move to hybrid cloud storage rapidly to manage exponential unstructured data growth and reduce total storage costs by up to 70 percent. Panzura has won 26 patents to date, with 19 more pending.

Specifically, the new patents cover:

Cloud Computing: IBM Breaks Record with 8,000-plus Patents in Calendar Year

Grazed from eWeek. Author: Chris Preimesberger.

New-generation companies aren't the only ones bringing IT innovation into the marketplace. IBM, the granddaddy of all IT companies that has been in business since before World War I (1911), continues to be quietly inventive and probably doesn't get enough credit for its own innovations.

Big Blue revealed Jan. 9 that it broke the U.S. corporate patent record in 2016 with 8,088 patents granted to its inventors in a single calendar year. This marks the first time any company or organization has earned more than 8,000 patents in one year, and it is the 24th consecutive year that IBM has been No. 1 on the list...

Cloud Computing: Which Company Earned The Most US Patents In 2015?

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Technology giant International Business Machines Corporation won more U.S. patents than any other company in 2015, landing 7,355 grants. That works out to about 20 patents a day, including weekends. The designs range from an artificial neural network meant to serve as a computer processor to a newfangled authentication system that could lock a bank account if it detects fear or nervousness as someone makes a purchase.

Together, the concepts shadow the company’s emphasis on its fast-growing cloud platform and cognitive computing technologies. Over 2,000 of the new patents came from those two segments. But while it’s tempting to think of patents as a proxy for innovation, experts say that’s not always the case. Patents can also be used as a litigation tool or a way to secure hefty licensing fees...

Cloud Computing: Amazon Patents Have Designs On Augmented-Reality Living Rooms

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During its history, Amazon has managed to conquer the book market, traditional retail, and, through Amazon Web Services, cloud computing. Now, thanks to two patents it was awarded on Dec. 1, it seems the company has more plans for your living room than just its Echo voice-controlled device.

The US Patent and Trademark Office granted the Seattle company a patent for technologies that can project an augmented reality representation into a room (#9,204,121) and another patent that provides a way to navigate that world (#9,201,499). The patents were submitted by Rawles LLC of Wilmington, Del., in February 2013 and officially assigned to Amazon this week...

Kaspersky Lab Patents New Technology to Enhance Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Security

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Kaspersky Lab has patented a new technology designed to prioritize data-scanning tasks on virtual machines. The technology significantly speeds up processing of high-priority scan requests in real time, while maintaining virtual machine performance. The patent was granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office. 

A corporate virtual environment usually consists of a dedicated virtual machine protected by a security solution and a network of virtual workstations with so-called agents. A network connection is installed between the dedicated virtual machine and the agents, to allow data exchange during on-demand scanning of files (ODS) or on-access scanning of user applications (OAS). 

IBM fattens patent portfolio in cloud tech

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IBM may be leading the pack when it comes to putting away patents related to cloud technologies.  In the past 18 months, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued more 1,200 patents to IBM related to the cloud, with 400 of those issued so far in 2015, according to an IBM tally released Friday.
For IBM, adding to its intellectual property is key to ensuring that the company will be a major player in the cloud market for years to come, said David Kaminsky, chief patent innovation architect for IBM software.  With a fat cloud patent portfolio, IBM is less likely to be blocked from selling the most up-to-date offerings due to a competing company asserting patent claims...

IBM Extends Cloud Computing Patent and Innovation Leadership

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IBM today announced that its inventors have received more than 400 new cloud patents in 2015. Furthermore, over the last 18 months, IBM has secured nearly 1, 200 cloud patents, bolstering the company’s ability to deliver innovative new cloud services, solutions and capabilities to clients across all industries. These new IBM cloud patents comprise a wide range of innovations, including enhancing and improving the speed of deployment and security of cloud data centers, as well as easing the management of cloud applications, storage and maintenance. The following are examples:

Patent #9, 015, 164: High availability for cloud server - A key attribute of a cloud computing environment is high availability. Aspects of the disclosed invention enable a cloud environment to take snapshots of virtual machines, which can then be used for recovery purposes...

vArmour Expands Patent Portfolio for Data Center Security

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Carr & Ferrell LLP announced today that vArmour, Inc., the data center security company, is rapidly adding to its existing patent portfolio. With four patents already issued by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office and 14 additional patent applications recently filed, vArmour’s expanding portfolio will cover the micro-segmention of virtualized and physical workloads enabled by vArmour’s distributed security technology to protect enterprise’s most critical assets – their data.

“We are very excited to represent vArmour during this next phase of growth,” Carr & Ferrell attorney John Ferrell said. “They have structured a substantial patent portfolio built around a framework of inter-related, individual patents that will provide crucial protection for vArmour’s revolutionary new approach to data center security.”

Embotics Awarded Major Patents for Cloud Management, Security and Migration

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Embotics Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise-class Cloud Management Software, today announced that in the past year it has been awarded five new patents (US 8,661,548, US 8,732,705, US 8,661,439, US 8,549,313, 8,555,238) from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and one new patent (CA 2,659,141) from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO).

Embotics has been granted 16 patents in total across the US, Canada, UK, France, and Germany, in addition to seven additional pending patent applications. The company has been steadily building its patent portfolio for over ten years to protect its products and innovations.

IBM Invents 'Air Traffic Controllers' to Make Clouds More Efficient

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IBM aims to make cloud environments more efficient and scalable with a new job scheduling system that the company refers to as "air traffic controllers."
IBM researchers have come up with a method of deploying what the company refers to as digital "air traffic controllers'' to help make the cloud computing environment more efficient and more scalable.  The new invention helps manage how resources are used and work is done within a cloud by distributing control throughout the interconnected systems, reducing bottlenecks and increasing efficiency.

The IBM Research-built cloud computing invention, U.S. Patent #8645745: Distributed Job Scheduling in a Multi-Nodal Environment, was originally designed to help manage resources in high-performance computing systems used for government and academic research. These systems consist of hundreds or thousands of computing resources that are connected to perform complex tasks where demands for system resources can rise and fall dynamically—similar to the model for cloud computing, IBM said...