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Patent
Skyera Inc. | Date: 2014-08-14

Techniques are described for accessing data from a storage device. In one example, the storage device may include a storage medium comprising non-volatile memory, a network connection, and one or more processing entities. The one or more processors may be configured to receive a request from the network connection at the non-volatile memory storage device for accessing data associated with a file system object, the request comprising a virtual address offset, a file object identifier and a size of the data access, perform, at a flash translation layer of a storage device software stack executing on the one or more processing entities of the storage device, a translation from the virtual address offset to a physical address for the data stored on the non-volatile memory, using the virtual address offset and the file object identifier, and access the data from the physical address from the storage medium.


Patent
Skyera Inc. | Date: 2013-11-21

In various embodiments, a high-density solid-state storage unit includes a base section and a cassette section having plurality of flash cards. The cassette section can be removably attached to the base section to provide security of data stored on the plurality of flash cards. The cassette section provides for physical security of the flash cards in part through packaging of the enclosure and energy transfer to the base station. The cassette section further provides for security of the data stored on the flash cards in part through a trusted platform module (TPM) embodied as a removable module connected to a universal serial bus (USB) style connector.


Patent
Skyera Inc. | Date: 2014-07-08

A rack mountable 10U storage unit includes a plurality of memory modules arranged in multiple rows. The storage unit also has control circuitry. Each of the memory modules have multiple heating zones and a heat spreader coupled to it. The memory modules may have heat spreaders having differing thermal dissipation capacity coupled to them. The storage unit can accommodate up to 120 memory modules due to a unique method of placing the individual memory modules.


Patent
Western Digital Technologies and Skyera Inc. | Date: 2015-12-21

A method of performing an atomic write command in a data storage device comprising a volatile memory and a plurality of non-volatile memory devices configured to store a plurality of physical pages. The method may comprise storing data in a plurality of logical pages (L-Pages), each associated with a logical address. A logical-to-physical address translation map may be maintained in the volatile memory, and may be configured to enable determination of a physical location, within one or more of the physical pages, of the data referenced by each logical address. The data specified by a received atomic write command may be stored one or more L-Pages. Updates to the entry or entries in the translation map associated with the L-Page(s) storing the data specified by the atomic write command may be deferred until all L-Pages storing data specified by the atomic write command have been written in a power-safe manner.


Various systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable media for accessing a storage device are described. In certain example embodiments, an active/active fault-tolerant storage device comprising two or more controllers may be implemented. In one aspect, each controller may have two or more processing entities for distributing the processing of the I/O requests. In one embodiment, the configuration of the components, modules and the controller board may be arranged in a manner to enhance heat dissipation, reduce power consumption, spread the power and work load, and reduce latency. In one embodiment, each controller may be coupled to the non-volatile memory (NVM) blades comprising the non-volatile memory (NVM) storage medium. In one example implementation, a standardized protocol, such as the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express protocol may be used for communicating amongst the various components of the controller and also the NVM storage medium.

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