US Patent No: 7,831,795

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Systems and methods for classifying and transferring information in a storage network

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Systems and methods for data classification to facilitate and improve data management within an enterprise are described. The disclosed systems and methods evaluate and define data management operations based on data characteristics rather than data location, among other things. Also provided are methods for generating a data structure of metadata that describes system data and storage operations. This data structure may be consulted to determine changes in system data rather than scanning the data files themselves.

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COMMVAULT SYSTEMS, INC.OCEANPORT, NJ435

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brockway, Brian Shrewsbury, US 68 3357
Muller, Marcus S Tinton Falls, US 86 3933
Ngo, David Shrewsbury, US 110 5664
Prahlad, Anand East Brunswick, US 246 14264
Schwartz, Jeremy A Red Bank, US 44 2512

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9,058,117 Block-level single instancing 0 2013
8,838,923 Continuous data protection over intermittent connections, such as continuous data backup for laptops or wireless devices 0 2013
8,832,406 Systems and methods for classifying and transferring information in a storage network 0 2013
9,236,079 System and method for storing redundant information 0 2014
9,098,542 Systems and methods for using metadata to enhance data identification operations 0 2014
9,158,787 Systems and methods for byte-level or quasi byte-level single instancing 0 2014
9,262,275 Archiving data objects using secondary copies 0 2015
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