Servers and storage in a Storage Area Network (SAN) are dynamically allocated to a system user, such as a customer or an application, by identifying at least one master storage image that is in the storage and that will be associated with a system user when a server is allocated to the system user is identified. A plurality of replicas of each identified master storage image is generated prior to at least one server being allocated to the system user. A selected replica of the plurality of replicas of the master storage image is allocated to each server allocated to the system user. Each time a server is de-allocated, the corresponding replica is de-allocated and assigned to a pool of de-allocated replicas. The pool of de-allocated replicas is configured to automatically scrub all replicas, such as by reformatting, when the number of de-allocated replicas equals a predetermined number.
Please note there is up to 60 days of latency in this Status indicator for certain status conditions. You can obtain up-to-date Status indicator readings by ordering PAIR for the file.
An application with the status "Published" (which means it is pending) may be recently abandoned, but not yet updated to reflect its abandoned status. However, an application filed less than one year ago is unlikely to be abandoned.
A patent with the status "Granted" may be recently expired, but not yet updated to reflect its expired status. However, it is highly unlikely a patent less than 3.5 years old would be expired.
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