Pure Storage has been granted a patent for a method that tracks resource utilization by calculating normalized I/O operations per second (IOPS) values for storage devices. The method includes generating reports and alerts for users based on predefined thresholds. GlobalData’s report on Pure Storage gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Tracking resource utilization based on normalized iops values

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Pure Storage Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11972134B2) outlines a method for managing input/output (I/O) operations on storage devices. The method involves selecting groups of I/O operations for storage devices, calculating a normalized I/O operations per second (IOPS) value based on the size of each I/O operation and a size scalar, determining if the normalized IOPS value exceeds a predefined threshold, generating a cost for the user if the threshold is surpassed, and sending an alert to the user regarding the cost incurred. The patent emphasizes the importance of monitoring and managing IOPS values to optimize storage device performance and cost-effectiveness.

Furthermore, the patent details additional features such as calculating effective storage usage and bandwidth for each storage device, providing users with comprehensive reports on storage device performance, and setting normalized IOPS thresholds for individual storage devices. The method is designed to offer users insights into their storage device usage, costs, and performance metrics, enabling them to make informed decisions about resource allocation and optimization. By integrating these functionalities, the patented method aims to enhance the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of storage operations for users, particularly in multi-tenant storage systems where resource allocation and monitoring are crucial.

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