LAWRENCE, Kan. — Nov. 20, 2018 — Cobalt Iron Inc., a leading provider of enterprise data protection SaaS, today announced it has been issued a patent (U.S. Patent No. 10133642) for its techniques for presenting views of a backup environment for an organization on a suborganizational basis. In short, the new Cobalt Iron patent discloses unique ways to manage and track IT resource usage in complex, multitenant environments.
“Because IT management systems are not able to represent the organizational dynamics of modern enterprises adequately, customers and service providers have had to force-fit organizational representations into their tools. Moreover, while current management solutions are static and typically hierarchical in nature, modern enterprises are constantly changing and complex in their structure,” said Rob Marett, chief technology officer at Cobalt Iron. “The techniques represented by our new patent address these issues making it easier for service providers, systems administrators, backup administrators, and other IT professionals to represent and manage their IT infrastructure and enterprise organizations more accurately and more easily.”
This new patent extends Cobalt Iron’s advanced multitenancy capabilities for managing the dynamics and complexities of modern enterprises. It discloses critical elements including:
- Advanced multitenancy features including a plurality of organizational levels across a complex ecosystem of customers, partners, service providers, distributers, and vendors;
- A dynamically modifiable matrix of organizations.
- The means to track those organizations for viewing, chargeback, reporting, resource utilization by organization, etc.
- Techniques for provisioning of backup or other IT services based on IT resource utilization, resource consumption by a user, enterprise security settings, roles, and other factors.
The patent was issued on Nov. 20. The techniques described in the patent support the Cobalt Iron Adaptive Data Protection and ADP Commander user interface.
More information about Cobalt Iron and its products and technologies is available at www.cobaltiron.com.
About Cobalt Iron
Cobalt Iron is the global leader in SaaS-based enterprise data protection. The company was founded in 2013 to fundamentally change the way the world thinks about data protection. Through analytics and automation, Cobalt Iron enables enterprises to transform and optimize legacy backup solutions into a simple cloud-based architecture. By leveraging the cloud, Cobalt Iron reduces overall capex by more than 50 percent while eliminating backup failures and inefficiencies. Processing more than 7 million jobs a month for customers in 44 countries, Cobalt Iron delivers modern enterprise data protection for enterprise customers.
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