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Cirrus Data Solutions

August 27, 2015 09:30 ET

Cirrus Data Awarded 3rd Patent for Speeding Data Center Migrations for Host-Side Intercept and vSANs

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 27, 2015) - Cirrus Data Solutions, a provider of data migration appliances that reduce costs for storage networks (SANs), today announced it has been awarded its 3rd patent to date for its revolutionary Transparent Datapath Intercept technology. TDI eliminates the complexity and interruption to business when deploying storage management applications.

TDI allows data centers to conduct all types of data migration schemes -- from local storage refresh, local to remote, legacy to cloud, and other storage practices -- without the need to halt operations or make configuration changes to any servers, switches or storage.

In essence, TDI allows Cirrus Data appliances, which can perform data migration and caching, to be added on-the-fly in a live production environment in a matter of minutes without having to make wholesale changes to the data center environment.

The new patent in effect for TDI was issued by the US Patent Office (#9,077,752) for host-side interception, defined as "Systems, apparatus, and methods for identifying stored data that may be accessed by a host entity and providing data management services."

This Cirrus Data patent extends the coverage of the TDI invention to host-side intercept, with all the protocols covered in the previous patents. In addition, this patent also covers the configuration where vSAN, or Virtual Fabric capable switches, can be used for increasing the fan-in/fan-out ratio. This increases the efficiency of the Nexus to allow one-to-many intercept, meaning a single nexus can be used to intercept multiple links.

With the host-side intercept, and the one-to-many configuration, a single pair of Cirrus Data appliances with few Nexus can be used to intercept a large environment with many storage links.

Frequently the number of storage paths provided by these links is not present for performance reasons, but rather appear due to simplified redundancy configuration. By consolidating the paths transparently, the system can be intercepted by reducing the over redundant paths without performance degradation and without introducing risk.

Cirrus Data products include Data Migration Server (DMS), a simple in-line solution that addresses large-scale migration projects under tight deadlines. DMS eliminates both the need for downtime and the load placed on virtual machines associated with migrating from their legacy locations and can be throttled so that there is no effect on production.

Cirrus Data is also the developer of Data Caching Server (DCS), a Fibre Channel-based cache solution that can serve as an immediate "plug & cache" option on either a permanent basis or readily installed as a temporary "Cache-as-a-Service" model.

"All of our products take full advantage of TDI, which allows database administrators and service providers the ability to quickly install and remove our appliances in a live production environment with zero installation downtime," says Wayne Lam, CEO of Cirrus Data.

About Cirrus Data Solutions Inc.
Based in Syosset, NY, Cirrus Data was founded August 2011 by a team of data storage experts each with over 20 years of experience and specializing in supplying plug-and-play SAN-based data storage solutions requiring zero changes to existing infrastructure. Its software appliances are sold/licensed through a network of partners including Cognizant, Dell, Fujitsu, IBM and Datalink. For more information visit or email

Cirrus Data Solutions, Data Caching Server and Transparent Data Interception are trademarks of Cirrus Data Solutions, Inc. in the US and other countries. All other company and product names contained herein may be trademarks of their respective holders.

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