Lightbits Labs™, the pioneer and leader in NVMe™ over TCP (NVMe/TCP) software-defined storage, today announced it has been assigned a patent (11,03,6626) for “a method and system to determine an optimal over-provisioning ratio.”
The abstract of the patent (11,03,6626) published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: A system and a method of managing over-provisioning (OP) on non-volatile memory (NVM) computer storage media including at least one NVM storage device, by at least one processor, may include: receiving a value of one or more run-time performance parameters pertaining to data access requests to one or more physical block addresses (PBAs) of the storage media; receiving at least one of a target performance parameter value and a system-inherent parameter value; analyzing the received at least one run-time performance parameter value, to determine an optimal OP ratio of at least one NVM storage device in view of the received at least of a target performance parameter value and system-inherent parameter value; and limiting storage of data objects on the at least one NVM storage device according to the determined OP ratio.
The patent (11,03,6626) application was filed on June 24, 2019 (16/449,610).
Inventor: Abel Alkon Gordon
To read the patent abstracts and full detail go to: https://patents.justia.com/assignee/lightbits-labs-ltd
For more information on the Lightbits leadership team, go to: https://www.lightbitslabs.com/company/
About Lightbits Labs
Lightbits Labs’ mission is to lead the cloud-native data center transformation by delivering scalable and efficient software defined storage that is easy to consume. Founded in 2016, Lightbits brings the agility of hyperscale storage to private clouds and edge clouds. The company pioneered NVMe/TCP so the solution is easy to deploy at scale, while delivering performance that is similar to local flash. Lightbits Labs is backed by strategic investors including Cisco Investments, Dell Technologies Capital, Intel Capital, and Micron, as well as top investors and VCs including Avigdor Willenz, Lip-Bu Tan, Marius Nacht, SquarePeg Capital, and Celesta Capital.
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