Nutanix had 13 patents in digitalization during Q1 2024. Nutanix Inc filed patents for systems and methods related to virtualized file servers supporting disaster recovery, metadata fixing procedures, and hypervisor-agnostic disaster recovery. The patents also cover apparatus for creating buckets in object stores, a system for capturing snapshots and transactional logs for database protection, and a database system with a dashboard for provisioning source databases and managing data copies. 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 digitalization as a theme is 61% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Disaster recovery for distributed file servers, including metadata fixers (Patent ID: US20240103985A1)

The patent filed by Nutanix Inc. describes systems and methods for virtualized file servers that support disaster recovery by updating metadata in a recovery setting and enabling hypervisor-agnostic disaster recovery. The technology involves protecting individual shares of virtualized file servers by adding volume groups to a protection domain and replicating shares to update remote sites for disaster recovery. The patent also covers replicating shares between virtualized file servers at different sites, activating a second server for recovery in response to disaster recovery of the first server, and utilizing different hypervisors across sites.

The patent further details operations such as taking snapshots of elements in a protection domain during VFS-level actions, expanding or reducing the VFS, storing shares in storage pools that aggregate storage devices, and configuring systems with multiple virtualized file servers across live and remote sites. The technology allows for seamless disaster recovery processes, even when utilizing different hypervisors, and ensures data protection and availability through replication and activation of secondary servers. Additionally, the patent outlines the use of storage pools to efficiently manage and store shares across host machines within virtualized file servers.

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