Permabit Adds Two New Patents to Comprehensive Data Reduction Portfolio

CAMBRIDGE, Mass – November 10, 2015 – Permabit Technology Corporation, the recognized leader in data reduction technology, today announced that it has added two new patents to its intellectual property portfolio – the third and fourth awarded to the company this year – bringing the total number of patents issued since company inception to 37.

The two newly-awarded patents include:

  • S. Patent No. 9,177,175, which describes techniques by which a storage client can securely write data into a data repository without necessarily being able to access or delete items from that repository. One application of the patent could be to build a backup agent capable of backing up a system, but where a security compromise of that system would not introduce risk to the other data in the storage repository.
  • S. Patent No. 9,104,716, which covers data retention in a distributed storage system where data retention is enforced by maintaining multiple non-decrementing reference counts corresponding to different ranges of time in the future, as opposed to, for example, having a fixed expiration point.

“Intellectual property is the lifeblood of our company and a key differentiator in our ability to deliver data reduction solutions that uniquely provide performance, scale, resource efficiency and portability across a wide range of storage platforms and architectures,” said Jered Floyd, CTO of Permabit. “These latest patents are an example of our commitment to advancing the state-of-the-art in storage efficiency. Through continued technological innovation, we enable our partners to deliver the fastest, most scalable, most efficient storage solutions in the world, and to get to market quickly with products that grow their business and advance their competitive edge.”


About Permabit

Permabit pioneers development of data reduction technologies. Our innovative data deduplication, compression and thin provisioning products enable the world’s leading storage OEMs to cut effective cost, accelerate performance, reduce time to market and gain competitive advantage. Just as server virtualization revolutionized the economics of compute, our data reduction technologies are transforming storage economics, today.

Permabit is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts with operations in California, Texas, Florida, Korea and Japan. For more information, visit