Nutanix had 16 patents in cloud during Q1 2024. Nutanix Inc’s patents filed in Q1 2024 focus on optimizing the deployment and management of virtual computing systems. The patents cover aspects such as configuring virtualization system images for heterogeneous environments, associating protection schedules with databases, provisioning databases based on user requests, and optimizing placement scenarios for high availability in multi-node computing clusters. The system also includes a dashboard interface for easy control and management of source databases within the virtual computing system. GlobalData’s report on Nutanix gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Nutanix grant share with cloud as a theme is 62% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Configuring virtualization system images for a computing cluster (Patent ID: US20240069952A1)

The patent filed by Nutanix Inc. describes a method and system for deploying virtualization system images to nodes in heterogeneous environments to form a computer cluster with a shared storage pool. The virtualization system images are configured based on information about the heterogeneous computing environments, reconciling constraints in advance. A common subnet is established across the environments, serving as a communication path for the storage pool. The virtualization system images correspond to address portions of an address space used to access data in the storage pool.

The patent further details a non-transitory computer-readable medium and a method for identifying candidate nodes distributed across different cloud environments, configuring them to form a cluster interconnected by a common subnet. The nodes self-assemble using the common subnet, enabling them to process workloads once ready. The configurations include node-specific virtualization system images tailored to enable communication and self-assembly within the cluster. The patent also covers a computing system executing instructions to perform the identified acts, emphasizing the use of virtualization system images and logical subnets to facilitate cluster formation across heterogeneous cloud environments.

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