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709 - Electrical computers and digital processing systems: multicomputer data transferring

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20110179175MIGRATING A WEB HOSTING SERVICE FROM ONE ARCHITECTURE TO ANOTHER, WHERE AT LEAST ONE IS A COMMON SERVICE ARCHITECTURE - An automated tool for migrating a website hosting service from a first website hosting architecture to a second website hosting architecture, one architecture comprising a server architecture that serves a plurality of services dedicated exclusively to a specific website, and the other web hosting architecture comprising a server architecture that serves a plurality of common services to a plurality of unrelated websites.07-21-2011
20110179170"Local Resource" Type As A Way To Automate Management Of Infrastructure Resources In Oracle Clusterware - A method and computer-readable storage representing resources in a cluster by a plurality of attribute-value pairs that together are part of a “resource profile,” in which each attribute-value pair defines all, or a portion of, a management policy that applies to the resource. Included is a built-in resource type called a “Local Resource” type. Local resources that are attached to the server are instantiated with a combination of the resource profile and values of the Local Resource type.07-21-2011
20120173732SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING RESOURCES AND INTERACTIVITY IN COMPUTER SYSTEMS - Systems and methods for distributing computing resources utilize a base module having certain processing resources. A peripheral module is communicatively connected to the base module and is configured to utilize processing resources of the base module using one or more input/output devices connected to the peripheral module. The peripheral module uses a minimum of power, utilizes only enough computing resources to pass input/output signals between the input/output devices at the peripheral module and the base module, and provides access to an additional session of the operating system of the base module without requiring that a separate instance of the operating system be loaded into memory of the base module. The peripheral module may serve essentially as an intelligent mounting bracket.07-05-2012
20100017515RESOURCE MIGRATION SYSTEM AND RESOURCE MIGRATION METHOD - A resource migration system includes a plurality of servers. A first (second) server includes a first (second) main memory and a first (second) memory data manager. The first memory data manager manages a set of first data segments formed by copying a plurality of segments of first memory data stored in the first main memory. The second memory data manager receives resource data regarding the first data segments from the first server, determines whether each first data segment is able to be replaced by any of second data segments formed by copying a plurality of segments of second memory data stored in the second main memory, receives from the first server some first data segments which have been determined to be unable to be replaced by any second data segment, and reconstructs the set of first data segments with received first data segments and some second data segments.01-21-2010
20090049173METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DYNAMIC CLIENT/SERVER NETWORK MANAGEMENT USING PROXY SERVERS - The invention discloses a programming method and system for dynamic client/server network management using proxy servers, by allowing each active proxy server in an arrayed cluster to maintain an updated list of all other operating proxy servers in the cluster. When a client message requesting access to an application server is received by a clustered proxy server, the message may be forwarded to another proxy server (within the cluster) so that message (re)transmissions can pass through the same proxy server as the original message, allowing a proxy server to make consistent routing decisions (and other decisions) pertaining to that message.02-19-2009
20090138601SWITCHED STREAM SERVER ARCHITECTURE - A method for allocating content requests to a server pool includes directing a stream requesting a novel title to one of a least-busy server in a server pool and a least-miss-traffic server in the server pool; setting the server to which the novel title was directed to the requested title's preferred server; directing a stream requesting a familiar title to the title's preferred server; and directing a stream requesting a crowded title to one of a least-busy server and the least-miss-traffic server.05-28-2009
20090193122METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MIGRATING NETWORK RESOURCES TO IMPROVE NETWORK UTILIZATION - A method and system are disclosed for migrating network resources to improve network utilization, for use in a multi-node network wherein nodes of the network share network resources. The method comprises the steps of identifying a group of nodes that share one of the network resources, and identifying one of the nodes satisfying a specified condition based on at least one defined access latency metric. The shared resource is moved to the identified one of the nodes to reduce overall access latency to access the shared resource by said group of nodes. One embodiment of the invention provides a method and system to synchronize tasks in a distributed computation using network attached devices (NADs). A second embodiment of the invention provides a method and system to reduce lock latency and network traffic by migrating lock managers to coupling facility locations closest to nodes seeking resource access.07-30-2009
20110196968COMPUTER SYSTEM, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SERVER FOR COMPUTER SYSTEM, AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT METHOD FOR COMPUTER SYSTEM - A computer system that achieves effective utilization of physical servers' resources in a virtual client system is provided.08-11-2011
20100082817METHOD OF DISPATCHING APPLICATION MESSAGES - A method for dispatching a plurality of messages incoming into a dispatching server, each incoming message being issued by a source application and targeted to at least a destination application, the source application, the destination application and the dispatching server residing within a server-client network. The method includes the steps of defining a maximum rate of incoming messages per second, choosing an appropriate message rate reduction policy out of a first and of a second message rate reduction policy, starting a process which periodically determines a current rate of incoming messages per second, dispatching the message in case the current rate is smaller than the maximum rate, activating the appropriate message rate reduction policy in case the current rate of incoming messages is higher than the maximum rate, monitoring a result of the process and adapting a totality of parameters for the appropriate message rate reduction in case the current rate of incoming messages has dropped below the maximum rate.04-01-2010
20130031255Hierarchical Delegation and Reservation of Lookup Keys - A method of reserving lookup keys in a computer communication system including a hierarchy of key manager nodes includes receiving a first reservation request at a first key manager node at a first level of the hierarchy of key manager nodes. The first reservation request requests reservation of a lookup key. The methods include determining whether or not the first key manager node has authority to grant the reservation request, and, in response to determining that the first key manager node does not have authority to grant the reservation request, sending a second reservation request requesting reservation of the lookup key to a second key manager node that is at a second level of the hierarchy of key manager nodes.01-31-2013
20130212285CONTROL MECHANISM FOR RELIABILITY AND AVAILABILITY SETTING IN VIRTUAL NETWORKS - A mechanism for improving a reliability of a virtual network and resources used. At a virtual network operator level, a request for providing resources for the virtual network is sent towards an infrastructure provider level. The request includes an indication regarding a required availability and reliability level which is to be achieved by the resources of the virtual network. At an infrastructure provider level the request is processed in order to determine the required availability and reliability level, and it is checked whether the required availability and reliability level is achievable for the resources to be provided for the virtual network. A result (confirmation or denial) of the check is sent back to the virtual network operator level.08-15-2013
20130212284METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAINTAINING INFORMATION ABOUT SUBSCRIPTION SERVERS - The invention relates to transferring subscription data of a user from a first subscription server to a second subscription server, and involving the first subscription server in handling of terminating requests to the user, until the user performs registration procedure, and involving the second subscription server in handling of terminating requests to the user, after the user has performed the registration procedure.08-15-2013
20130212283Resource Sharing in Multi-Principal Browser - Techniques for providing resource sharing in a multi-principal browser are described. Resource sharing includes managing a resource for web entity by determining how to divide the resource to share among two or more web entities based at least in part on a Document Object Model (DOM)-recursive resource allocation policy or an application-specified resource allocation policy. A web entity includes a principal instance contending for the resource. The process identifies resource allocation mechanisms from each resource type based at least in part on the DOM-recursive sharing policy or the application-specified resource allocation policy along with the resource type.08-15-2013
20130212279Resource Allocation Mechanism - A first network device determines capabilities of resources in a section of a network that is accessible using the first network device. The first network device groups the resources into a resource cluster. The first network device advertises the resource cluster in the network, wherein each of a plurality of network devices advertise a resource cluster associated with sections of the network. A second network device receives a request for providing a service. The second network device groups the request into a plurality of request clusters. The second network device selects at least one resource cluster for providing the service based on information associated with the request clusters and the advertised resource clusters. The second network device allocates resources included in the at least one resource cluster for providing the service based on selecting the at least one resource cluster.08-15-2013
20130212277COMPUTING CLUSTER WITH LATENCY CONTROL - A computing cluster operated according to a resource allocation policy based on a predictive model of completion time. The predictive model may be applied in a resource control loop that iteratively updates resources assigned to an executing job. At each iteration, the amount of resources allocated to the job may be updated based on of the predictive model so that the job will be scheduled to complete execution at a target completion time. The target completion time may be derived from a utility function determined for the job. The utility function, in turn, may be derived from a service level agreement with service guarantees and penalties for late completion of a job. Allocating resources in this way may maximize utility for an operator of the computing cluster while minimizing disruption to other jobs that may be concurrently executing.08-15-2013
20130212276COMMAND MANAGEMENT IN A NETWORKED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - Embodiments of the present invention provide an approach for identifying commands for virtual resource instances in a networked computing environment (e.g., a cloud computing environment). Specifically, in a typical embodiment, a set of commands for an instance of a virtual resource may be received in a computer memory medium or the like. The commands may then be analyzed and information pertaining to the commands may be stored in a computer storage device or the like. When a user/requester later wishes to identify a command to be utilized for another instance of the virtual resource, the requester can access the information and make a determination as to what commands are typically utilized for similar and/or previous instances of the virtual resource.08-15-2013
20130212275APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MATCHING OFFERS AND REQUESTS FOR SHARING OF RESOURCES - A resource assignment capability is presented. A resource specification associated with a plurality of elements is received. The resource specification includes, for each of the elements, a resource request including an indication of a quantity of resources requested by the element and a resource offer including an indication of a quantity of resources offered by the element for use by one or more other elements. A resource assignment, including an indication of an association between the resources requests and the resource offers, is determined using a resource assignment process. The resource assignment process may be a greedy assignment process or a maximum flow resource assignment process. The maximum flow resource assignment process includes constructing a maximum flow resource graph based on the one or more resource specifications and applying a maximum flow process to the maximum flow resource graph to determine thereby the resource assignment.08-15-2013
20080209040Proxy caching for directory services - Proxy caching for directory services are presented. Requests for directory resources are intercepted and an inspection of cache is made to determine whether a resource being requested is identified in cache. When an identifier for the resource is identified in cache, a corresponding directory service associated with a cache entry for that resource is used to supply the resource; otherwise the resource is supplied by a directory service selected by policy.08-28-2008
20110202659METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CREATION AND TRANSPORT OF MULTIMEDIA CONTENT FLOWS - System for creation and transport of multimedia content flows. The system includes a method for transporting a content flow to a wireless access network for broadcast to devices coupled to the wireless access network. The method includes transmitting a request message to add the content flow to the wireless access network, wherein the request message includes a scheduled delivery time. The method also includes receiving a response message indicating that the content flow will be added to the wireless access network, waiting until the scheduled delivery time, and delivering the content flow to the wireless access network.08-18-2011
20110202657METHOD FOR SCHEDULING CLOUD-COMPUTING RESOURCE AND SYSTEM APPLYING THE SAME - Provided is a method for scheduling cloud-computing resource, and a system applying the method is herein disclosed. It is featured that the load history record becomes a basis to obtain a computing pattern for each computing node based on a request. The load history is the basis to predict the future computing capability, and accordingly to distribute the computing task. The cloud-computing capability can therefore be advanced. The method firstly receives a computing request. The request includes a number of computing nodes, a start time of computing, and a length of computing time. A computing resource table is established based on the load history for each node, and used to calculate availability and confidence. After that, a resource expectation value is obtained from the availability and confidence. After sorting the expectation values, one or more computing nodes are selected for further task distribution.08-18-2011
20090043892METHOD FOR STORING CREDENTIALS IN A J2EE CONNECTOR ARCHITECTURE - A connector architecture implementation that is J2EE compliant and provides improved connection management capabilities. The connector architecture implementation provides a connector leak detection mechanism that detects connection leaks both automatically and manually. The connector architecture implementation pre-configures and manages the growth and reduction of a connection pool. The connector architecture implementation may be pre-configured by pre-populating the connection pool. Connection pool growth may be managed by generating connections in response to connection requests. A connection pool may also be configured to reduce the number of connections in the pool. The number of connections may be reduced if the connection demand decreases. Password credentials allowing access to services are used to provide additional connection management.02-12-2009
20120246323MECHANISM FOR ADAPTIVELY CHOOSING UTILITY COMPUTING APPLICATIONS BASED ON NETWORK CHARACTERISTICS AND EXTENDING SUPPORT FOR ADDITIONAL LOCAL APPLICATIONS - A system and method for adaptively choosing applications/utilities can be provided to users in a cloud based utility computing environment (VCE) based on their network characteristics. Methods categorize remote utility computing applications (RAPPs) based on their network Quality of Service (QOS) requirements. Methods decide on suitable RAPPs that can be provided to users based on their network parameters, measured in the network path between users and the nearest utility computing server farm. A local hard disk based operating system and application can be provided, which is not a managed environment, but the access to which is controlled by the utility computing environment.09-27-2012
20120246320SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING RESOURCE REVOCATION IN A MULTI-GUEST COMPUTER SYSTEM - At least one guest system, for example, a virtual machine, is connected to a host system, which includes a system resource such as system machine memory. Each guest system includes a guest operating system (OS). A resource requesting mechanism, preferably a driver, is installed within each guest OS and communicates with a resource scheduler included within the host system. If the host system needs any one the guest systems to relinquish some of the system resource it currently is allocated, then the resource scheduler instructs the driver within that guest system's OS to reserve more of the resource, using the guest OS's own, native resource allocation mechanisms. The driver thus frees this resource for use by the host, since the driver does not itself actually need the requested amount of the resource. The driver in each guest OS thus acts as a hollow “balloon” to “inflate” or “deflate,” that is, reserve more or less of the system resource via the corresponding guest OS. The resource scheduler, however, remains transparent to the guest systems.09-27-2012
20120246319SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING DYNAMIC SERVICE NETWORK BASED ON NETSTORE - A dynamic service network creation apparatus includes a resource lookup and registration unit configured to look up and register network resource information of each of a plurality of network resource providers which are managed by a netstore apparatus; and a service network topology configuration unit configured to, in response to a service reservation request being received from each of a plurality of service providers through a service management system, dynamically configure a service network for providing a network-based service from the service provider to a service user that is to use the service of the service provider, wherein the dynamic service network creation apparatus is connected to the service management system that manages the network-based service provided by a plurality of the service providers and the netstore apparatus.09-27-2012
20120246318RESOURCE COMPATABILITY FOR DATA CENTERS - Systems and methods of resource compatibility for data centers are disclosed. In an example, the method may include accessing a condition for utilizing resources. The method may also include comparing the condition to compatibility information for the resources in a data center. The method may also include using the comparison to identify a supported configuration for the resources in the data center satisfying the condition.09-27-2012
20100077081SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING SERVER RESOURCES WHILE PROVIDING INTERACTION WITH DOCUMENTS ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE SERVER - A system and method for optimizing server resources while providing interaction with documents accessible through the server. The system allows a user to open and interact with a document without opening a session. Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a computer-implemented method having steps for determining whether a document is static in response to a request to open the document, and opening the document in a sessionless mode when the document is static. Other aspects of the present disclosure relate to a computer-implemented method having steps for determining whether a trigger has occurred and transitioning to a session mode for the document when a trigger has occurred.03-25-2010
20100077080COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, SERVICE KIOSK, AND SERVICE PROVIDING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A service providing method includes: transmitting service kiosk information from a service kiosk to a communication terminal at a prescribed time interval; and if a communication terminal requests a service newspaper through the transmitted service kiosk information, creating the service newspaper in accordance with terminal information of the communication terminal and transmitting the service newspaper to the communication terminal. Further, the service providing method includes, if the communication terminal requests a service through the service newspaper, dividing and buffering the requested service page by page in accordance with physical feature information from the terminal information and transmitting the requested service to the communication terminal.03-25-2010
20100077079DYNAMICALLY CONFIGURABLE SWITCH FOR DISTRIBUTED TEST LAB - A switch is provided which is dynamically configurable via a network port thereon. One switch is employed to establish point-to-point electrical connections between devices under test (DUTs) and host devices coupled to upstream ports and downstream ports on the switch respectively. Two switches coupled to a network are employed to facilitate a distributed test lab. DUTs are coupled to upstream ports on a first switch which, based on communication with a test controller over the network, establishes a logical connection between the upstream port coupled to a particular DUT and the network. Host devices are coupled to downstream ports on a second switch which, based on communication with the test controller over the network, establishes a logical connection between the downstream port coupled to a particular host device and the network. A logical connection is also established across the network between the particular DUT and host device.03-25-2010
20100115099MULTICAST/UNICAST ADMISSION CONTROL METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM - A multicast/unicast admission control method, a multicast/unicast admission control device, and a multicast/unicast admission control system are provided. In the method, through centralized resource control of a resource and admission control subsystem (RACS), sharing of multicast/unicast resources is realized. The RACS allocates and authorizes resources to an access node (AN), the AN manages the obtained multicast resources under the authorization, and the resource allocation is adjusted through interaction when the multicast resources of the AN or the resources of the RACS are not sufficient.05-06-2010
20130086269COLLABORATIVE MANAGEMENT OF SHARED RESOURCES - Collaborative management of shared resources is implemented by a storage server receiving, from a first resource manager, notification of a violation for a service provided by the storage server or device coupled to the storage server. The storage server further receives, from each of a plurality of resource managers, an estimated cost of taking a corrective action to mitigate the violation and selects a corrective action proposed by one of the plurality of resource managers based upon the estimated cost. The storage server directs the resource manager that proposed the selected corrective action to perform the selected corrective action.04-04-2013
20130086268AUTOMATED HIGH RESILIENCY SYSTEM POOL - A method, apparatus, and program product build a high resiliency system pool in a computing system by analyzing hardware resources configured on a plurality of computing nodes in the computing system. The plurality of computing nodes in the computing system are analyzed to determine whether redundant hardware resources are configured thereon, an identifier associated with the computing node is adjusted in response to the determined redundant hardware resources configured thereon, and the computing nodes are added to a high resiliency virtual system pool for use by the system in assigning tasks to perform, in monitoring system health, in monitoring hardware resource events.04-04-2013
20130086272NETWORK-AWARE COORDINATION OF VIRTUAL MACHINE MIGRATIONS IN ENTERPRISE DATA CENTERS AND CLOUDS - Systems and methods are disclosed to schedule virtual machine (VM) migrations by analyzing VM migration behavior; building a simulation tool to predict time for multiple migrations under different links conditions and VM characteristics; determining a predetermined bandwidth sharing policy for each network link; applying a bin-packing technique to organize bandwidth resources from all network links, and allocating the links to different migration tasks.04-04-2013
20130086271SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING A DYNAMIC RESOURCE BROKER IN A TRANSACTIONAL MIDDLEWARE MACHINE ENVIRONMENT - A system and method can support dynamically scaling up/down transactional resources in a transactional middleware machine environment. Transactional resources, such as groups and machines, can be by added or removed using a dynamic resource broker according to resource usage changes. The transactional middleware machine environment can comprise a deployment center in the transactional middleware machine environment, wherein the deployment center maintains one or more deployment policies for the transactional middleware machine environment and one or more deployment agents. Each of the one or more deployment agents is associated with a transactional middleware machine of a plurality of transactional middleware machines in a transactional domain in the transactional middleware machine environment. The deployment center operates to receive machine usage information from the one or more deployment agents, and dynamically scale up/down resources used in the transactional domain based on the resource usage information collected by the one or more deployment agents.04-04-2013
20130086270MULTI-CLIENT STORAGE SYSTEM AND STORAGE SYSTEM MANAGEMENT METHOD - An aspect of the invention is a multi-client storage system comprising a management computer including a processor and a memory, for allocating resources of a plurality of storage apparatus to a plurality of clients, the management computer comprising: a receiving unit for receiving conditions for a client to which a new resource is to be allocated; a determining unit for determining whether the new resource is securable under the received conditions without changing resources allocated to existing clients and conditions for the volumes for each of the existing clients; and an allocation unit for securing, when it is determined that the new resource is securable under the received conditions, the new resource under the received conditions for the client in the plurality of storage apparatus and allocating the new resource to the client.04-04-2013
20130080643ENSEMBLE HAVING ONE OR MORE COMPUTING SYSTEMS AND A CONTROLLER THEREOF - An integrated hybrid system is provided. The hybrid system includes compute components of different types and architectures that are integrated and managed by a single point of control to provide federation and the presentation of the compute components as a single logical computing platform.03-28-2013
20130080642Data Processing Environment Integration Control - A system and method for controlling an integration of data processing resources. A first endpoint node is selected, wherein the first endpoint node comprises information for using first data processing resources in a data processing environment. A second endpoint node is selected, wherein the second endpoint node comprises information for using second data processing resources in the data processing environment, wherein the second data processing resources comprise data processing resources provided as a service by a provider of data processing resources. An integration node is selected, wherein the integration node comprises information for establishing connectivity between the first data processing resources and the second data processing resources. Integration of the first data processing resources and the second data processing resources is controlled to process a workload using the first endpoint node, the second endpoint node, and the integration node.03-28-2013
20130080640INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS - The INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS (“IT-ID”) transforms user infrastructure requests and user purchase requests inputs via IT-ID components into infrastructure design product and infrastructure allocation outputs. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed, comprising receiving a user infrastructure request and correlating the user infrastructure request with pre-defined templates. The method also includes retrieving a template that best matches the user infrastructure request and generating a structured data file based on the template. The method also parses the structured data file and sends the parsed structured data file to an infrastructure provider.03-28-2013
20130080639QUALITY OF SERVICE IN A STRUCTURED PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK - This present invention is to classify the nodes into different roles for the purpose of routing packet and storing data. This is needed because each node in the Distributed Hash Table (DHT) network may have various capacities in terms of network bandwidth and disk storage. That is to say, this invention is focusing on assigning distinct functional roles (Server/Peer/Client) to nodes in the network based on the prior art (algorithm Kademlia). By using XOR of node ID's numeric values the distance between all the nodes can be known.03-28-2013
20130080638DISTRIBUTED VIRTUAL APPLIANCE - A distributed virtual appliance is disclosed, including: allocating network traffic to a plurality of compute units implementing a network service associated with the distributed virtual appliance; and dynamically adding or removing one or more compute units implementing the network service without disruption to the network traffic.03-28-2013
20130080641METHOD, SYSTEM AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR ALLOCATION AND/OR PRIORITIZATION OF ELECTRONIC RESOURCES - A method, system and program product, the method comprising determining a first rule set comprising a plurality of patterns of run-time data; obtaining a second rule set comprising a respective priority assigned to respective of the application context IDs and/or user IDs and/or business priorities or combinations of two or more thereof; receiving run-time data for a first plurality of the user IDs; determining application context IDs running on desktops; generating allocation data and/or prioritization data for allocation of electronic resources for user IDs, based at least in part on the second rule set; and sending signals, based on the allocation data and/or the prioritization data.03-28-2013
20130086273PREDICTIVE TWO-DIMENSIONAL AUTOSCALING - Embodiments may enable cloud based computing infrastructure to automatically scale in response to changing service demands. Auto-scaling may be enabled by automatically provisioning computing resources as they may be needed by hosted computing services. Historical utilization patterns may be tracked enabling the generation of models that may be employed to predict future computing resource requirements. The automatic scaling system may comprise one or more models that may be trainable using business rules that may be applied to determine to if and how computing resources are scaled. Further, business rules may be arranged to determine provisioning and scaling of computing resources based in part on the historical usage patterns of the computing services.04-04-2013
20130036227SELECTING AN AUXILIARY EVENT-PACKAGE SERVER - A method includes registering with a proxy for an auxiliary event-package, wherein the auxiliary event-package is provided by a plurality of auxiliary event-package servers. The method may further include subscribing to the auxiliary event-package through the proxy. The proxy forwards the subscription to the plurality of auxiliary event-package servers. The method may include receiving notification from each of the auxiliary event-package servers. The notification includes an indicator of capacity of the auxiliary event-package server. The method may include determining an auxiliary event-package server having a highest capacity based on the indicators of capacity of the auxiliary event-package servers. In addition, the method may include selecting the auxiliary event-package server having the highest capacity as a primary handle for the auxiliary event-package.02-07-2013
20130036226OPTIMIZATION OF RESOURCE PROVISIONING IN A NETWORKED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - In general, embodiments of the present invention provide an approach for pre-provisioning computing resource sub-components in order to achieve improved overall provisioning times. In a typical embodiment, when a workload request is received, a set/sequence of tasks needed to complete the workload request is identified. Based on the set of tasks, a set of corresponding computing resources is determined. Rather than provision each computing resource as a whole, embodiments of the present invention break each computing resource into its individual sub-components. Once the sub-components are identified, the time required to provision (i.e., provisioning time) each sub-component is determined (e.g., based on historical data). Based on these provisioning times, an optimal order in which the sub-components should be provisioned is determined, and the sub-components are then provisioned in this order.02-07-2013
20130138814ENHANCED VIRTUALIZED MOBILE GATEWAY IN CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - A device receives load information associated with one or more mobile gateways or server devices provided in cloud networks, and receives functionality information associated with the one or more mobile gateways or server devices provided in the cloud networks. The device also receives, from a user equipment, a request for a resource provided in one or more of the cloud networks, and selects one of the cloud networks to serve the request based on the load information and the functionality information. The device provides, to the user equipment, an indication of the selected cloud network, where the user equipment connects to the selected cloud network and receives the resource.05-30-2013
20130042007Prescription of Electronic Resources Based on Observational Assessments - Various embodiments for prescribing electronic resources based on observational assessments are described. One example system includes a communication unit for sending and receiving data, a recommendation engine, and an assignment engine. The recommendation engine receives observation data related to a target subject, identifies one or more electronic resources that correspond to the observation data, and provides data describing the one or more electronic resources for display to an observer. The recommendation engine is coupled to the communication unit to provide the data representing the one or more electronic resources. The assignment engine receives an assignment request requesting an assignment of at least one electronic resource from the one or more electronic resources to the target subject for completion. The assignment engine also assigns the at least one electronic resource to the target subject. The assignment engine is coupled to the communication unit to receive the assignment request.02-14-2013
20090144423NETWORK TRAFFIC PRIORITIZATION - Prioritizing network traffic among two or more distinct channels of communication within a single application in a node configured to communicate with one or more other nodes over a network is disclosed. For a particular time quantum, a bandwidth quantum may be distributed amongst two or more communication channels according to priorities associated with those channels.06-04-2009
20090024742Distribution of Multimedia Files Using a Roving File Server - Methods and apparatus for distributing multimedia files to wireless-equipped subscriber units are disclosed. In an exemplary method, a multimedia title is associated with a subscriber unit and a multimedia file corresponding to that multimedia title is downloaded to a roving file server using a broadband communications link. After the roving file server detects that it is within range of a wireless transceiver associated with the subscriber unit, the multimedia file is transferred to the subscriber unit using the detected wireless transceiver.01-22-2009
20130042006STORAGE APPARATUS AND STORAGE MANAGEMENT METHOD - In response to a resource allocation request which specifies an allocation destination group, a detection unit refers to a storage unit which stores information indicating resources having been individually allocated to one of multiple groups and information indicating whether each of the resources is in use. Subsequently, the detection unit detects an unused resource having been allocated to a group other than the allocation destination group. A setting unit makes a setting in the storage unit to cancel the allocation of the detected unused resource and reallocate the unused resource to the allocation destination group.02-14-2013
20130042009Network Aware Forward Caching - A network includes a cache server and a network aware server that operates to determine an optimization between a cost of retrieving content from a communication network and a cost of caching content at the cache server. The optimization is determined as a minimum of a sum of a transit cost, a backbone cost, and a caching cost. The transit cost includes a money cost per data unit. The backbone cost includes a money cost per data unit and time unit. The caching cost includes a money cost per server unit. In response to determining the optimization, the network aware server sends a content identifier to the cache server, and the cache server receives the content identifier, determines a source of a content item, and if the source is the same as the content identifier, then cache the content item.02-14-2013
20130042008ELASTIC SCALING OF DATA VOLUME - Embodiments are directed towards a system and method for a cloud-based front end that may abstract and enable access to the underlying cloud-hosted elements and objects that may be part of a multi-tenant application, such as a search application. Search objects may be employed to access indexed objects. An amount of indexed data accessible to a user may be based on an index storage limit selected by the user, such that data that exceeds the index storage limit may continue to be indexed. Also, one or more projects can be elastically scaled for a user to provide resources that may meet the specific needs of each project.02-14-2013
20130042005DYNAMICALLY EXPANDING COMPUTING RESOURCES IN A NETWORKED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - Embodiments of the present invention provide an approach for dynamically expanding cloud capacity (e.g., computing resources), based on infrastructure needs. In a typical embodiment, an available capacity of a set (e.g., at least one) of computing resources in the networked computing environment will be determined. Then, a future capacity needed for processing a set of workloads in the networked computing environment will be forecasted. Such a forecast can be made based on multiple factors/approaches. For example, the forecast can be made based upon at least one of the following: an average consumption of the set of computing resources over a predetermined period of time, a periodic estimation of consumption of the set of computing resources, a scheduled consumption of the set of computing resources, and/or a potential capacity of the set of computing resources. In general, the scheduled consumption can be determined based on at least one resource consumption schedule stored in a computer data structure, while the potential capacity can be determined based upon a set of application events associated with the set of workloads. Regardless of the approach utilized, once the future capacity has been forecasted, it will be determined whether the future capacity exceeds the available capacity. If so, the available capacity of the set of computing resources will be expanded (e.g., hardware and/or software elements will be added to the networked computing infrastructure and/or made available) until the available capacity at least meets the future capacity.02-14-2013
20130042004DYNAMICALLY ACQUIRING COMPUTING RESOURCES IN A NETWORKED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - Embodiments of the present invention provide an approach for dynamically acquiring computing resources in a networked computing environment (e.g., a cloud computing environment) based on infrastructure/computing resource needs. In a typical embodiment, a set of computing resources (needed to process a set of workloads) external to a first portion of a networked computing environment is identified. Once identified, electronic negotiations with at least one provider of the set of computing resources may be held for utilizing the provider's set of computing resources to process the set of workloads. In general, the negotiations are based on at least one resource registration (setting forth terms for utilizing the set of computing resources such as usage rates, usage limitations, etc.) associated with the at least one provider stored in at least one computer data structure. Responsive to successful completion of the negotiations, the set of computing resources will be associated with the first portion. Such association can occur through various methods such as utilizing computing resources in public cloud environments, expanding the first portion to include the set of computing resources, etc.02-14-2013
20130042003SMART CLOUD WORKLOAD BALANCER - A system and associated method for dynamically optimizing workload of a cloud computing system is disclosed. The cloud computing system comprises virtual machines, physical servers, a smart cloud workload balancer (SCWB), and an objects database (ODB) storing various parameters controlling operations and optimization behavior of the cloud computing system. The SCWB configures and runs the cloud computing system based on a VM topology. When the SCWB determines that the cloud computing system does not perform optimally based on a total cost of software cost for licensing all VMs and power cost of all running physical server, the SCWB calculates a new VM topology that minimizes the total cost and relocates VMs pursuant to the new VM topology.02-14-2013
20130138813ROLE INSTANCE REACHABILITY IN DATA CENTER - Individual role instance reachability and load balancing are simultaneously provided for role instances of an application running in a hosting environment. Instance endpoints may be assigned to each role instance. Each instance endpoint may comprise a combination of an IP address, a transport protocol, and a unique port number. Additionally, a load balanced endpoint may be assigned to the group of role instances. The load balanced endpoint may comprise a combination of an IP address, transport protocol, and another unique port number. When application messages are issued to the data center, the messages are routed in accordance with endpoints used by the messages. For an instance endpoint, the message is routed to a role instance corresponding with the instance endpoint without load balancing. For the load balanced endpoint, the message is routed to any one of the role instances using load balancing.05-30-2013
20100042728UNICAST / MULTICAST ARCHITECTURE - A system and method for providing content to users including a multicast sub-system providing content to multiple users and a unicast sub-system providing content to individual users. The multicast sub-system being operative to push to each of a plurality of user communities, content relating to the community and the unicast sub-system being operative to provide on demand to a user, content which has not been previously pushed to the user.02-18-2010
20100042727METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING A PEER OF A PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK TO SEARCH FOR AVAILABLE RESOURCES - A method and apparatus for managing a peer of a peer-to-peer network to search for an available resource includes organizing peers of the peer-to-peer network in a hierarchical structure based upon locality of the peers. A request for the available resource is received at a parent from a peer as a request bit string. An aggregate availability bit string representing an aggregate of resources available at all children associated with the parent is accessed to determine if one or more children of the parent are able to fulfill the resource request. The determination is by performing a logical operation with bits of the request bit string and bits of aggregate availability bit string. When more than one child of the parent is able to provide the requested resource, a child with available resource that is closest to the peer requesting the resource is identified. The available resource of the identified child is used to satisfy the resource request of the peer.02-18-2010
20100042726FLUID BASED RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A scheduling system and method for managing resource allocation by service providers. The system includes a type-constrained appointment book wherein appointment windows are assigned to client types and a scheduler for receiving scheduling requests clients, identifying their characteristic client-type and allocating at least one appointment window assigned to the characteristic client-type to the client. The appointment book is constrained using a fluid model of client flow and may be optimized to suit various requirements.02-18-2010
20100042725CONTENTS PROVIDER PARTICIPATION TYPE CONTENTS DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD, AND CONTENTS DELIVERY NETWORK DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM SERVER THEREOF - A CP participated contents delivery system and method, and a CDN DNS server of the system are provided. When a client detects an embedded object while parsing a page received from a web server, the client inquires of a local DNS server about the IP address of a server storing the object. The local DNS server receives the inquiry of the client and inquires of a CDN DNS server about the IP address of the server storing the object. The CDN DNS server selects a server located in proximity to the client from a host server of a CDN provider, which stores the object, and the web server. The selected server transmits the object to the client. Accordingly, the client can rapidly receive the object and a contents provider can promote qualitative contents providing service improvement.02-18-2010
20100042724CONTENTS DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD, WEB SERVER AND CONTENTS PROVIDER DNS SERVER THEREOF - A contents delivery system and method, a web server and a contents provider DNS server of the contents delivery system are provided. A web server or a DNS server of a contents provider determines whether a client is located in proximity to the web server, dynamically selects a server which will provide a page embedded object and provides the page embedded object from the selected server to the client. Accordingly, users can easily use contents and the contents provider can promote qualitative improvement of service.02-18-2010
20100042723METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING LOAD IN A NETWORK - A method for managing load in a network comprising a first set of hosts, a second set of hosts and a centralized server is provided. A virtual machine runs on each of the first set of hosts. The centralized server receives resource donation information from each of the second set of hosts that are underutilized. Further, a load surge indicating additional tasks to be performed by the first set of hosts and the second set of hosts is identified. Next, the centralized server negotiates with the second set of hosts for modification of the resource donation information. Thereafter, one or more hosts are determined, based on the resource donation information and the load surge. These hosts create a virtual machine, based on the resource donation information, and become a part of the first set of hosts. The centralized server delegates the additional tasks among the first set of hosts.02-18-2010
20100042722METHOD FOR SHARING DATA - A method for sharing data includes creating a socket serviced by a server application executing within a central operating system environment and creating another socket serviced by a client application executing within a virtualized operating system environment. The central operating system environment and virtualized operating system environment run on a single computer and are separated by a secure boundary. The central operating system environment has administrative control over the virtualized operating system environment. The method also includes establishing a communication link across the secure boundary and between the sockets, requesting at least one element of a server array existing in a memory space of the server application and passing the at least one element to the client application via the communication link to mirror the server array into a memory space of the client application.02-18-2010
20100042721Dynamic application placement with allocation restrictions, vertical stacking and even load distribution - A solution to a variant of a class constrained multiple knapsack problem. Previous solutions require that memory demand of every application be identical and do not consider minimizing placement changes. Previous techniques do not consider optimizing placement to improve load balancing as is described subsequently. Thus, the present invention provides systems, methods and apparatus, encapsulated in software, to provide the dynamic placement of application instances on a heterogeneous cluster of server machines. It depends on the existence of a visible and controllable platform, systems management and other business services that signal events and accept commands. It provides dynamically placing applications on servers such as to maximize a total amount of satisfied application demands, minimize a number of placement changes from a current placement, and minimize imbalance of load distribution of said applications on said at least one server.02-18-2010
20100042720METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTELLIGENTLY LEVERAGING CLOUD COMPUTING RESOURCES - In one embodiment the present invention includes a multi-cloud management module having a plurality of cloud adapters. The multi-cloud management module provides a unified administrative interface for provisioning cloud-based resources on any one of several clouds for which a cloud adapter is configured for use with the multi-cloud management module. Each cloud adapter converts non-cloud-specific commands to cloud-specific provisioning commands for the cloud to which the cloud adapter is associated.02-18-2010
20100325281SLA-Compliant Placement of Multi-Tenant Database Applications - A placement manager may be configured to determine a placement of a plurality of tenant databases with a plurality of servers. The placement manager may include an input handler configured to determine constraints of a service level agreement (SLA) governing an association of the plurality of tenant databases with the plurality of servers and computational constraints associated with the plurality of servers, a chromosome comparator configured to compare a plurality of chromosomes, each chromosome including a potential placement of each of the plurality of tenant databases with one of the plurality of servers, and configured to compare each of the plurality of chromosomes based on compliance with the SLA constraints and relative to the computational constraints, to thereby output a selected subset of the plurality of chromosomes. The placement manager also may include a chromosome combiner configured to combine chromosomes of the selected subset to obtain a next generation of chromosomes for output to the chromosome comparator for comparison therewith of the next generation of chromosomes with respect to the SLA constraints and the computational constraints.12-23-2010
20090157881METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GROUPING STORAGE SYSTEM COMPONENTS - Methods and systems are provided for associating a storage system component, e.g. a server, client, machine, sub-client, or other storage system component, with one or more other storage system components into a group. Storage preferences are defined for the group which is automatically associated with each component in the group. The storage preferences define how storage operations are to be performed on the storage system components.06-18-2009
20090157880MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR QUALITY OF SERVICE IN HOME NETWORK - There is provided a QoS (quality of service) management system in a home network. When a QoS service is provided in the home network consisting of hosts and bridges, a user provides a user identifier and authentication information and the QoS management system verifies the user identifier and authentication information when managing a user policy and providing a service, to provide a consistent and stable policy within the home network, to prevent a collision among different policies, and to prevent the home network resources from being used by an illegal user.06-18-2009
20090157879SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING WEB SERVICES WITH LOAD BALANCING - A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture web services provides web services with load balancing of image processing in a document processing environment. A Load Balancing Web Service hosted on a network connected server receives web services processing requests from application programs using a web services interface. The load balancing web service forwards these processing requests to data processing web services running on a plurality of web servers using a priority scheme that attempts to assign requests based upon differences in the processing time needed by these servers to process pending requests, and based on round robin cycling when there are no differences in the processing time needed by these servers to process requests. The load balancing web service receives responses from the data processing web services running on a plurality of web servers and forwards the responses to the application programs.06-18-2009
20100106840CONNECTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A TRANSPORT OFFLOAD ENGINE - A system and method are provided for establishing network connections. Initially, an attempt to establish a connection on a network is identified. A portion of memory is then allocated for storing data associated with the connection.04-29-2010
20100106839ARBITRATING AN APPROPRIATE BACK-END SERVER TO RECEIVE CHANNELS OF A CLIENT SESSSION - The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for arbitrating an appropriate back-end server to receive channels of a client connection. Each front-end server in a server farm specifies a back-end server in the server farm that it deems appropriate for receiving channels of a client connection. Each specified back-end server is represented by an arbitration mechanism. A relevant set of potential back-end servers that can receive channels of a client connection is selected according to function configured to minimize performance impact. A load balancing service compares arbitration mechanisms for different back-end servers in the set of potential back-end servers to determine an appropriate back-end server for receiving channels of the client connection.04-29-2010
20100106838Distributed multiplexing - The present invention is directed to a method of delivering a video stream. The method operates by determining a group of video streams to be provided to a particular destination over a particular communication link. Next, the band width of the link is allocated to the video streams based upon the particular properties of the various video streams to be transmitted. The video streams are processed so that they fit into the band width allocations. Next, the video streams are transmitted in separate channels, synchronized with respect to each other, to reach the subject destination.04-29-2010
20100106837INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING DATA IN INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - According to an aspect of the present invention, an information processing apparatus includes: a plurality of media processing resources configured to process media data; a resource selection table indicating suitability in processing of the media data with one of the media processing resources according to an attribute of the media data and a type of the one of media processing resources; and a media processing controller configured to select one of the media processing resources suitable for processing the media data by referring to the resource selection table so that the selected media processing resource processes the media data.04-29-2010
20100106836NETWORKED CONTROL SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR A NETWORKED CONTROL SYSTEM - The invention relates to a networked control system including comprising a resource limited device (04-29-2010
20100106835METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR APPLICATION PROVISIONING - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having a controller to compile a list of potential target users for a provisioning of an internet protocol multimedia subsystem (IMS) application existing on a source subscriber user device, filter the list of potential target users based on target subscriber subscription information, target subscriber device capability, and target subscriber identity module (SIM) capability to form a target list, and provision devices on the target list with the application after filtering. Other embodiments are disclosed.04-29-2010
20100106834SPONTANEOUS RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - Techniques for spontaneous resource management are provided. Information about resources is indexed and housed in a repository. The information is dynamically updated. Search queries are performed against the indexed information in the repository for purposes of forming dynamic groupings of the resources that are then managed as custom-defined and dynamic groups.04-29-2010
20100106833DYNAMIC EXPIRATION OF DOMAIN NAME SERVICE ENTRIES - Disclosed is a computer implemented method and computer program product for transmitting a resource record to a requesting computer. An authoritative domain name server receives a DNS query from a requesting computer at a name server. The authoritative domain name server looks up the resource record based on the DNS query, wherein the resource record is associated with an epochal time and a time to live. The authoritative domain name server transmits the resource record response based on the epochal time.04-29-2010
20100106832NETWORK ADAPTER, METHOD & COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A network adapter for plugging into a host computer is provided. The network adapter may include an internal memory and connection means for connecting the host computer to a communications network. The network adapter may include resident application software stored in the network adapter's internal memory, whereby the resident application software automatically activates when the network adapter is plugged into the host computer.04-29-2010
20090019160METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR WORKLOAD MANAGEMENT UTILIZING TCP/IP AND OPERATING SYSTEM DATA - A method for monitoring and managing workloads and data exchange in computing environments, includes: obtaining a foreign address from a set of netstat information by a collecting system; utilizing the foreign address to find the corresponding netstat information for a foreign system; wherein the process of obtaining foreign addresses is carried out in a recursive manner until the collecting system records one or more systems being utilized by applications running via transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP) communications, and until the collecting system determines how the systems are interconnected; monitoring connections between the collecting system and the one or more systems to determine if and where a bottleneck has occurred; wherein the bottleneck occurs when the send and receive buffers are full, and the applications may no longer send data to the receive buffers; and rectifying the bottleneck by adjusting the amount of system resources the applications may use.01-15-2009
20120215921INTEGRATION OF HETEROGENEOUS COMPUTING SYSTEMS INTO A HYBRID COMPUTING SYSTEM - An integrated hybrid system is provided. The hybrid system includes compute components of different types and architectures that are integrated and managed by a single point of control to provide federation and the presentation of the compute components as a single logical computing platform.08-23-2012
20090125625Load Balancing Method and Apparatus, and Software Streaming System Using the Same - Disclosed herein is a load balancing method and apparatus which can efficiently distribute load to a plurality of servers providing a software streaming service where a bandwidth-on-demand is different depending on sending times, and a software streaming system using the same. Sessions established between the servers and clients are classified into first sessions which send data for initial execution and second sessions which send data desired by users after the initial execution is completed, and the resulting session information of each of the servers is collected. A total load amount of each of the servers is calculated under the condition that different load weights are applied to the first and second sessions. A server with a minimum one of the total load amounts is selected from among the servers by comparing the total load amounts of the servers with one another, and the selected server is allocated to a new client requesting the software streaming service.05-14-2009
20120166648APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A SERVICE THROUGH SHARING SOLUTION PROVIDING UNIT IN CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - Apparatus and method for providing a service through a sharing solution providing unit in a cloud computing environment. The apparatus may include a first service unit, a second service unit, and a solution managing unit. The first service unit may provide a first service requiring a first solution. The second service unit may provide a second service that is different from the first service and requires the first solution. The solution managing unit may provide the first solution to the first service unit and the second service unit by sharing at least one solution providing unit that generates the first solution.06-28-2012
20120166646METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING MULTI-LEVEL DISTRIBUTED COMPUTATIONS - An approach is provided for providing multi-level distributed computations. A distributed computation manager receives at least one request to migrate at least one computation closure within a computational architecture, the computational architecture comprising a plurality of architectural levels including, at least in part, a device level, an infrastructure level, and a cloud computing level. The distributed computation manager also determines to select at least one of the architectural levels based, at least in part, on a determination of whether the network infrastructure level can support the at least one computation closure. The distributed computation manager further determines to migrate the at least one computation closure to the selected at least one of the architectural levels.06-28-2012
20120166645METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOAD BALANCING IN MULTI-LEVEL DISTRIBUTED COMPUTATIONS - An approach is provided for providing load balancing in multi-level distributed computations. A distributed computation control platform determines closure capability data associated with respective levels of a computational architecture, wherein the respective levels include, at least in part, a device level, an infrastructure level, and a cloud computing level. The distributed computation control platform also determines functional flow information of the respective levels, one or more nodes of the respective levels, or a combination thereof with respect to at least one set of one or more computation closures. The distributed computation control platform further determines to cause, at least in part, processing at least the closure capability data, the functional flow information, or a combination thereof to determine: (a) a distribution of the one or more computation closures among the respective levels, (b) the one or more nodes, or (c) a combination thereof.06-28-2012
20080307093Method and system for managing resource consumption by transport control protocol connections - A method and system for managing resource consumption by TCP connections. After establishing a TCP connection between two devices, such as a client and a server, the TCP connection is placed into a dormant mode when the server has no data to send to the client. Only when there is data to be sent, is the TCP connection awakened and the required resources for communication allocated for the TCP connection. This approach reduces resource usage for a TCP connection, and enables a TCP server to push information to a large number of clients.12-11-2008
20130046895ANCILLARY SERVICES NETWORK APPARATUS - An apparatus for providing Ancillary Services to an ISO controls multiple controllable resources over a network in a cost effective manner. The apparatus comprises a central server computer and multiple controllers communicative with the central server computer over a network. Each controller is located at a resource site and controls one or more resource devices. The central server computer has a memory with a program which executes the following operations: receives a services request signal from the ISO such as a Ancillary Services request, which requests a change in power consumed or supplied by the resources on the network; calculates the lowest cost means of delivering the requested Ancillary Services request; and sends setpoint control signals to the controller at each resource site where a change is needed, requesting a change in the operation of each resource device.02-21-2013
20130046892METHOD AND APPARATUS OF CLUSTER SYSTEM PROVISIONING FOR VIRTUAL MACHING ENVIRONMENT - A method relates to provisioning a cluster system in a virtual machine environment in a storage system. The storage system has a plurality of hosts, a fabric network, a storage array, and a management server. The method includes inputting information on a first cluster system to be defined, the information including selecting a scale unit wherein the first cluster system is to be defined. An inventory database including resource information for the scale unit selected is provided. A virtual I/O (“vIO”) information is provided. The vIO information assigns each of hosts selected for the first cluster system with a vIO device, at least one virtual computer network address, and at least one virtual storage network address. A first cluster definition for the first cluster system in the selected scale unit is created using the vIO information.02-21-2013
20130046891MOVING A PARTITION BETWEEN COMPUTERS - In an embodiment, a request is received that requests to move a first partition from a source computer to a destination computer. In response to the request, charging is halted for a resource used by the first partition at the source computer while the first partition is executing at the source computer. In response to the request, a resource is allocated to a second partition at the destination computer. In response to the request, use of the resource is charged at the destination computer. In response to the request, execution of the second partition is started at the destination computer.02-21-2013
20130046893SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSFER OF AN APPLICATION STATE BETWEEN DEVICES - To enable continuous execution of an application, a system and method for transferring an application state is provided. A gesture corresponding to a transfer act is detected by a gesture detection module in a first device executing the application. The first device communicates with a registration and relay server to determine eligible transfer recipients based on criteria such as location and/or devices that are currently executing the application. A transfer recipient is selected and platform independent application state Data Transfer Objects are generated that describe the state of execution on the first device. The application state DTOs are transferred via the server to the recipient device which enacts the application state DTOs to continue the execution of the application on the recipient device. Because the application state DTOs are platform independent, the application state can be transferred to almost any device that is able to execute the application.02-21-2013
20130046894MODEL-DRIVEN REST CONSUMPTION FRAMEWORK - The present disclosure describes methods, systems, and computer program products for implementing web services. One method includes identifying a REST service for integration with a business application, identifying a set of metadata associated with the REST service, and generating a REST client proxy object associated with the REST service for use in consuming the REST service with the business application, where an instantiation of the REST client proxy object is consumable via the business application. In some instances, the method may include consuming the REST service using an instantiation of the generated REST client proxy object associated with the REST service. Further, the identified set of metadata associated with the REST service may include a service structure document and a metadata document. Generating the REST client proxy object may include generating at least one business configuration object and/or at least one authentication proxy artifact associated with the REST service.02-21-2013
20130046890ACTIVITY-BASED BLOCK MANAGEMENT OF A CLUSTERED FILE SYSTEM USING CLIENT-SIDE BLOCK MAPS - A technique for operating a client node in a clustered file system includes allocating a number of blocks during a first time window and tracking the number of blocks allocated during the first time window. The technique further includes transmitting a block allocation request to a server node of the clustered file system for a number of requested blocks in response to a number of free blocks in a client-side block map reaching a first threshold value. In this case, the number of the requested blocks is based on the number of blocks allocated by the client node during the first time window.02-21-2013
20090119404Method for Improving Subscriber Data Integrity in an IMS Network - An IMS system including a Home Subscriber Server including data for terminals connecting to the IMS. The Home Subscriber Server being arranged to transmit a reset message to components such as application servers and S-CSCF in the IMS when it undergoes a reset. The receipt of a reset message causing the component to mark the terminals that the HSS stores the data for as not confirmed. The component then, either automatically or in response to a message, transmits a message to the Home Subscriber Server to request user profile data for a user terminal connecting to the IMS or accessing services from the IMS.05-07-2009
20090043894ACCESS SYSTEM AND NETWORK ARCHITECTURE WITH ACCESS SYSTEM - The invention relates to an access system for establishing a connection between a plurality of subscribers and a plurality of service providers, wherein the access system comprises a plurality of partitions each having a number of resources, each partition being suitable for allocation to one of said plurality of service providers and each partition comprising at least one subscriber port, at least one uplink and a forwarding means between said at least one subscriber port and said at least one uplink, wherein the access system is arranged to communicate with a managing operator for managing said plurality of partitions.02-12-2009
20090043893Multiple Resource Control-Advisor for Management of Distributed or Web-Based Systems - A system and method are provided for autonomic system management in a computing system containing system resources including network resources and multiple resource demands, or processes. The computing system may be a stream-processing system or other real-time computer management system, such as workload management, or a virtualization engine. The system and method enables achieving a better level of performance than would occur in the computing system using only existing mechanism. It permits, with very low computational overhead, achieving or driving the system closer to a user-defined system performance objective. To do so, a system performance equation is defined to determine a level of performance of the system as a function of the allocation of two or more system resources among a plurality of system resource demands or processes. From this system performance equation, a plurality of resource-specific change equations is derived. Each resource-specific change equation is capable of calculating changes in the level of performance of the system attributable to changes in the allocation of one of the system resources. The resource-specific change equation yielding the greatest change in the level of system performance at a given allocation of all of the system resources and the system resource associated with the identified resource-specific change equation are identified. The allocation of the identified associated system resource to at least one system resource demand to provide the largest increase in the level of performance of the system, and allocations for all system resources are adjusted in accordance with the modified allocation of the identified associated system resource.02-12-2009
20080209041VOLUME ALLOCATION METHOD - A management device selects a storage device having a plenty of unallocated storage regions, selects a target using a port having a small allocation quantity from the storage device targets, and allocates the target, an initiator, and a storage region. When the number of targets and the allocated storage regions prepared by the storage device is within a predetermined number, the storage device manages the storage device as an allocation candidate. When the predetermined number is exceeded, the exceeding one is excluded from the allocation candidate. When the number of storage devices excluded from the allocation candidate has reached a certain number, the management device manages a new storage device and a new storage region as an allocation candidate.08-28-2008
20090327493Data Center Scheduler - An exemplary data stream includes value information for use by consumers of global computing resources in making requests for global computing resources. An exemplary method includes receiving information about data center resources from one or more data centers, based at least in part on the information estimating value information for consumption of computing resources of the one or more data centers and streaming the value information via a network. An exemplary medium or media includes instructions to instruct a computing device to receive, from a data stream, value information for computing resources of one or more data centers, to format the value information for display and to issue requests for consumption of at least some of the computing resources. Other methods, devices and systems are also disclosed.12-31-2009
20090019161HYBRID EPG SERVER WITH SERVICE DISPATCHER TO BUILD A DISPATCHER REDUNDANCY CHAIN IN CLUSTERED IPTV EPG SERVICE - An EPG service architecture incorporates multiple EPG servers connected in a cluster with each EPG server having an EPG service module and a dispatcher. Each dispatcher has the capability for state determination as an active or standby dispatcher. A plurality of STBs interface with the EPG server cluster and issue requests for EPG service which are routed by the active dispatcher. The routing is accomplished by redirection of the request to an EPG service module selected from the multiple EPG servers in the cluster. Each EPG service module includes the capability for service connection to the STB upon receiving the redirection from the active dispatcher. Upon a determination that the current active dispatcher is not operating, the standby dispatchers vote for a replacement which then assumes the active dispatcher role.01-15-2009
20090307355Method for Semantic Resource Selection - A method of selecting active members of resource groups is disclosed. The method includes assigning a first label from a predetermined static label set to a first member of a first resource group. The method includes assigning a second label from the predetermined static label set to a second member of the first resource group. The method further includes assigning the first label to a third member of a second resource group. The method includes assigning the second label to a fourth member of the second resource group. The method also includes selecting an active label from the predetermined static label set in response to a command received at a computing system. Upon selection of the active label from the predetermined static label set, computing resources identified by members associated with the active label are automatically placed online and computing resources identified by members associated with a label other than the active label are automatically placed offline.12-10-2009
20090307354Wireless Communication System and Related Method Capable of Sharing System Resource - A wireless communication system capable of sharing system resource includes a wireless communication device for performing a first wireless communication function, and a plurality of electronic devices each including an interface for coupling the wireless communication device by means of plug and play, an operating unit for performing a function of each electronic device, a wireless communication unit for performing a second wireless communication function, a detection unit coupled to the interface for detecting whether the wireless communication device is coupled to the interface, and a control unit coupled to the detection unit and the operating unit for controlling the operating unit to perform the first communication function via the interface according to a detection result provided by the detection unit.12-10-2009
20090307353Requester-Side Autonomic Governor Method - A requester-side autonomic governor is provided for a requester configured to send service requests to a service provider. For example, the requester and service provider may be disposed in a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) architected system. A feedback loop, preferably a monitor portion of a Monitor, Analyze, Plan, and Execute (MAPE) loop, is configured to monitor responses to service requests. An autonomic governor mechanism limits the type and/or number of concurrent service requests according to a resource pool scheme, and dynamically adjusts a resource threshold of the resource pool scheme based on information provided by the feedback loop. In one embodiment, the resource threshold is reduced if more than a predetermined number of service requests generated time-outs, and is increased if more than a predetermined number of service requests are being held awaiting available pool resources and less than a predetermined number of service requests generated time-outs.12-10-2009
20090307352Requester-Side Autonomic Governor - A requester-side autonomic governor is provided for a requester configured to send service requests to a service provider. For example, the requester and service provider may be disposed in a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) architected system. A feedback loop, preferably a monitor portion of a Monitor, Analyze, Plan, and Execute (MAPE) loop, is configured to monitor responses to service requests. An autonomic governor mechanism limits the type and/or number of concurrent service requests according to a resource pool scheme, and dynamically adjusts a resource threshold of the resource pool scheme based on information provided by the feedback loop. In one embodiment, the resource threshold is reduced if more than a predetermined number of service requests generated time-outs, and is increased if more than a predetermined number of service requests are being held awaiting available pool resources and less than a predetermined number of service requests generated time-outs.12-10-2009
20120191860Peer-to-Peer Communication Pipes - A system and method for establishing communications channels between and among peers in a peer-to-peer networking environment. Pipes may be used as communication channels for sending and receiving messages and other data between services or applications over input and output endpoints. Pipes may be asynchronous, unidirectional, stateless and unreliable. Bidirectional pipes may also be supported. Pipes may have ends that may be moved around and bound to different peers at different times. Point-to-point and propagate pipes may be supported. Pipes may connect peers that have a direct physical link and peers that do not have a direct link. Peers may communicate through pipes without knowing on which peer a pipe endpoint is bound. A message is sent to all peer endpoints currently connected (listening) to the pipe. The set of connected endpoints may be obtained from a pipe service using a pipe binding protocol.07-26-2012
20120191859Ensuring Affinity at All Affinity Domains by Folding at Each Affinity Level Possible for a Partition Spanning Multiple Nodes - The different illustrative embodiments provide a method, apparatus, and computer program product for folding at each affinity level for a partition spanning multiple nodes. In one illustrative embodiment, a method is provided for identifying a number of domains in a number of affinity levels. A lightest loaded domain is identified in the number of domains identified. A number of nodes are identified in the lightest loaded domain identified. A lightest loaded node is identified in the number of nodes. A lightest loaded processing unit on the lightest loaded node is identified and the lightest loaded processing unit is folded.07-26-2012
20120191858Allocating Computer Resources in a Cloud Environment - A method, data processing system, and computer program product for managing resources. A request for resources in the network data processing system is received. The request comprises requested values for a plurality of attributes for the resources in the network data processing system. In response to receiving the request, potential resources in the network data processing system are identified. The request is evaluated using a function configured to generate identified values for the plurality of attributes from the requested values in the request based on proximity scores for the plurality of attributes in the potential resources relative to an ideal allocation of the potential resources and resource weights for the plurality of attributes in the potential resources.07-26-2012
20120191857System and Method for Assignment of Virtual Machines Based on Physical Information - A system balances computational loads, for example in a virtual machine environment, taking into account the physical characteristics of the physical machines that the virtual machines are running on. A framework is provided for developing and implementing policies whereby computational loads are distributed in a beneficial manner. Examples of policies include policies that improve loads based on environmental and security concerns.07-26-2012
20120191856ELASTIC AND SCALABLE PUBLISH/SUBSCRIBE SERVICE - A system and method are disclosed for an elastic and scalable publish/subscribe scheme. Subscription information is received at a dispatcher node. A plurality of matching nodes are selected in an overlay network to store the subscription information on a computer readable storage medium. Upon receiving an event at a dispatching node, at least one of the matching nodes with the stored subscription information is selected to process the event.07-26-2012
20090094366Coordinated Quiesce of a Distributed File System - A process for quiescing a master and a plurality of subordinate computer systems in a cluster. An original or a pending state may be entered that is a quiesce or an online state. The master instructs the subordinates the quiesce or online state be made the pending state. The subordinates prepare to change accordingly, determine whether successful, and vote to commit or abort. Based on whether all voted to commit, the master instructs the subordinates to either commit or abort. If to commit and the pending state is the quiesce state, an operation is performed in the subordinates. If to commit and the pending state is the online state, the subordinates prepare to resume the original state. The subordinates change from the original to the pending state. Otherwise, if to abort, the subordinates prepare to remain in the original state and reset the pending to the original state.04-09-2009
20090094365Thin client discovery - A method of assigning a resource to provide services to a thin client is disclosed. The thin client is discovered by receiving a response to a discovery request wherein the response is directed to a broker. The resource to allocate for the thin client is determined. The thin client to the resource is mapped. A connection to the thin client is requested to be established between the resource and the thin client.04-09-2009
20130073735Semantic- and Preference-Based Planning of Cloud Service Templates - A mechanism is provided for evaluating a service based on a request for the service. At least one attribute, having at least one preference parameter, is assigned to at least one generic configuration, the at least one generic configuration comprising at least one resource. A request is received for the service having an assigned quality-of-service-value, and a respective preference parameter value is assigned to each of the at least one preference parameters based on the quality-of-service-value. Furthermore, a combination of the resources is selected based on the request, the combination of the resources forming a selected configuration. Additionally, the selected, configuration is mapped to one of the at least one of the generic configurations and the at least one preference parameter of the at least one attributes of the mapped at least one of the generic configurations is mapped to the selected, configuration.03-21-2013
20130073734METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES FOR BANDWIDTH CONSERVATION - Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for conserving bandwidth. If a presence of a multimedia device is detected, then a stream of data is delivered to the multimedia device. If the presence of the multimedia device is not detected, then the stream of data is degraded to conserve bandwidth.03-21-2013
20130073733BALANCING A DATA PROCESSING LOAD AMONG A PLURALITY OF COMPUTE NODES IN A PARALLEL COMPUTER - Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for balancing a data processing load among a plurality of compute nodes in a parallel computer that include: partitioning application data for processing on the plurality of compute nodes into data chunks; receiving, by each compute node, at least one of the data chunks for processing; estimating, by each compute node, processing time involved in processing the data chunks received by that compute node for processing; and redistributing, by at least one of the compute nodes to at least one of the other compute nodes, a portion of the data chunks received by that compute node in dependence upon the processing time estimated by that compute node.03-21-2013
20130073732TOOL FOR MANAGING COMPUTER RESOURCES AND INFRASTRUCTURES AND NETWORKS - A tool for aiding utilization of communicating equipment includes a resources manager associated with a data structure where an equipment identifier is connected with dated values of utilizable global functional capability of the resource, and dated values of temporarily allocated functional capability. A scheduling tool evaluates an acceptance condition by comparing dates which pertain to a dated functional capability and to the dated series of functional capability maintained in connection with one or more resource identifiers. A resources allocator receives an identified request for temporary reservation of functional capabilities, including a dated suite of functional data, it responds thereto by calling a resources selector for each functional data item of the request, the scheduling tool for some at least of the identifiers of the subset returned by the resources selector; and by returning a set of resource identifiers as response to the reservation request.03-21-2013
20130073731SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING MIGRATION OF VIRTUAL MACHINES AMONG PHYSICAL MACHINES - A system and method of selectively migrating at least one virtual machine to another physical machine is disclosed. Consumption information of a plurality of virtual machines and capacity information of a plurality of physical machines is retrieved. A first virtual machine to be potentially migrated is identified based on a consumption metric representing consumption of at least one resource dimension by the first virtual machine running on a first physical machine. A second physical machine to potentially accept migration of the first virtual machine is identified based on time window information, wherein an available capacity of the second physical machine is analyzed to determine if the first virtual machine's resource consumption exceeds the capacity of the second physical machine. The first virtual machine is migrated to the second physical machine if the first virtual machine's resource consumption does not exceed the available capacity of the second physical machine.03-21-2013
20130073730VIRTUAL MACHINE PLACEMENT WITHIN A SERVER FARM - Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and computer program products for the placement of a virtual machine within a plurality of cache-coherent NUMA servers. According to an aspect, an example method includes determining a resource requirement of the virtual machine. The example method may also include determining a resource availability of one or more nodes of the plurality of servers. Further, the example method may include selecting placement of the virtual machine within one or more nodes of the plurality of cache-coherent NUMA servers based on the determined resource requirement and the determined resource availability.03-21-2013
20130060946Virtual Machine Pool Cache - A host controller initiates a virtual machine pool, the virtual machine pool including a plurality of stateless virtual machines. The host controller identifies a virtual machine pool cache size value for the virtual machine pool, the virtual machine pool cache size value indicating a number of active, unassigned, stateless virtual machines to maintain in a virtual machine pool cache for the virtual machine pool. The host controller automatically loads the indicated number of active, unassigned, stateless virtual machines into the virtual machine pool cache for the virtual machine pool prior to receiving a request for one of the plurality of stateless virtual machines.03-07-2013
20130060945IDENTIFYING SERVICES AND ASSOCIATED CAPABILITIES IN A NETWORKED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - In general, embodiments of the present invention classify cloud computing environments based on the abstraction layers that the cloud computing environments span and by combining the re-usable capabilities/logical components from these layers. In a typical embodiment, input (e.g., a set of requirements, a set of preferences, a set of costs parameters, and/or a request for feedback) pertaining to a set of services available in the networked computing environment is received from a requester via a network node. Based on the input, a set of capabilities and a corresponding set of logical components of the networked computing environment are identified. Thereafter, a set of providers capable of providing at least one of the set of services is identified and ranked. The set of logical components is then configured to provide the set of services according to the input, and made available to the requester.03-07-2013
20130060948SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOAD BALANCING DRIVES AND SERVERS - A file system that balances the loading of filers and the capacity of drives that are associated with the filers is described. The file system includes a first disk drive that includes a first unused capacity and a second disk drive that includes a second unused capacity, wherein the second unused capacity is smaller than the first unused capacity. The file system further includes a first filer that is configured to fill requests from clients through access to at least the first disk drive. The file system further includes a second filer that is configured to fill requests from clients through access to at least the second disk drive. The second filer is configured to select an infrequently accessed file from the second disk drive and to push the infrequently accessed files to the first disk drive, thereby improving a balance of unused capacity between the first and second disk drives without substantially affecting a loading for each of the first and second filers.03-07-2013
20130060947VIRTUAL MACHINE MIGRATION - A source virtual machine (VM) hosted on a source server is migrated to a destination VM on a destination server without first powering down the source VM. After optional pre-copying of the source VM's memory to the destination VM, the source VM is suspended and its non-memory state is transferred to the destination VM; the destination VM is then resumed from the transferred state. The source VM memory is either paged into the destination VM on demand, or is transferred asynchronously by pre-copying and write-protecting the source VM memory, and then later transferring only the modified pages after the destination VM is resumed. The source and destination servers preferably share common storage, in which the source VM's virtual disk is stored; this avoids the need to transfer the virtual disk contents.03-07-2013
20090271516UNICAST/MULTICAST ARCHITECTURE - A system and method for providing content to users including a multicast sub-system providing content to multiple users and a unicast sub-system providing content to individual users. The multicast sub-system being operative to push to each of a plurality of user communities, content relating to the community and the unicast sub-system being operative to provide on demand to a user, content which has not been previously pushed to the user.10-29-2009
20120226809SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOADING WEB PAGE USING MULTIPLE PATHS IN MULTIPLE INTERFACE CIRCUMSTANCES - A system and method for loading a web page using multiple paths in multiple interface circumstances are disclosed. The web page loading system providing multiple interfaces may include an allocator to set interfaces for loading resources, for each resource, constituting a web page associated with a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) request when the HTTP request is received from a browser. In this instance, the browser may render the web page by respectively loading corresponding resource data through the interfaces set for each resource.09-06-2012
20120226808SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR METERING CLOUD RESOURCE CONSUMPTION USING MULTIPLE HIERARCHICAL SUBSCRIPTION PERIODS - Embodiments relate to systems and methods for metering cloud resource consumption using multiple hierarchical subscription periods. A set of aggregate usage history data can record consumption of processor, software, or other resources subscribed to by a set of users, in one cloud or across multiple clouds. An entitlement engine can analyze the usage history data to identify a subscription margin for the subscribed resources, reflecting collective under-consumption of resources by the set of users on a collective basis, over different and/or dynamically updated subscription periods. In aspects, the entitlement engine or other logic can generate multiple hierarchical time periods or layers over which resource consumption can be tracked. For instance, processor usage can be tracked over blocks of two hours or other intervals, but can also be tracked over 24 hour intervals for which additional subscription costs, terms, or factors may apply. In aspects, the consumption of not just one but multiple resources can be tracked over the hierarchical time periods, with cost adjustments being keyed to joint consumption levels of those resources, and/or over different time periods or layers.09-06-2012
20090031026System and method for cross-authoritative configuration management - A system and method for cross-authoritative, user-based network configuration management is provided. Users log-in to a network using any device coupled to the network, and an identity manager may provide the user with a custom computing environment by verifying the user's identity and identifying content, assignments, and other configuration information associated with the user. For instance, the identity manager may retrieve a unique identifier assigned to the user, query one or more authoritative source domains based on the unique identifier, and deliver a computing environment assigned to the user. By seamlessly integrating multiple authoritative sources, administrators can make assignments to users across multiple authoritative source domains, and queries to the sources will always be up-to-date without having to perform synchronization processes.01-29-2009
20130067093Determining Essential Resources in a Wireless Network - Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for identifying a network resource in a wireless networking environment as essential. A network resource to be tested is identified. The network resource is transitioned to a softbar operation state. In the softbar operation state, use of the network resource is avoided. If access data indicates substantial use of the network resource, the network resource can be identified as essential.03-14-2013
20130067090COORDINATION ENGINE FOR CLOUD SELECTION - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for selecting and managing a public cloud-computing network to host a client's account information are provided. Initially, the client issues a request to a coordination engine, which understands rules language of various public clouds, to update the account information residing on a target cloud. The target cloud was previously selected from the various public clouds as a function of desirable criteria specified by the client in light of properties (e.g., pricing, security, and reliability) dynamically abstracted from the public clouds. When addressing the request, the coordination engine extracts command(s) from the request and automatically translates the command(s) consistent with the rules language of the target cloud. Upon delivery to the target cloud, the translated command(s) affect reading of or writing to the account information. Accordingly, the client is absolved from converting instructions into a format that is expected by the target cloud.03-14-2013
20130067089AUTOMATIC PREEMPTION IN MULTIPLE COMPUTER SYSTEMS - Placing an application on a node in a cluster. A method includes determining that a first application cannot be placed on a first node in the first node's current running state. The method further includes determining that the first application may be able to be placed on the first node by shutting down or moving one or more other applications running on the first node. The method further includes attempting to shut down or move the one or more other applications on the first node to place the first application.03-14-2013
20130067088SYSTEMS, METHODS AND MEDIA FOR DISTRIBUTING PEER-TO-PEER COMMUNICATIONS - Systems and methods for distributing peer-to-peer communications are provided herein. Exemplary methods may include masking identification of two or more client nodes on a communications channel of a peer-to-peer communications network by directing peer-to-peer communications of the two or more client nodes through a proxy node, the proxy node including a disinterested client node relative to the two or more client nodes, the disinterested client node providing network resources to the peer-to-peer communications network.03-14-2013
20110022714CONTROL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM CONTAINING PROGRAM - When allocating a resource to a user equipment significantly affected by interference with an adjacent communication area in an uplink, the throughput of the adjacent communication area using the same resource is improved as well as suppressing degradation of the throughput of the user equipment to which the resource is allocated. A control device (01-27-2011
20110022713Method and System for Leasing of Network Services and Applications Based on a Usage Pattern - Aspects of a method and system for predictive leasing of network services and applications based on a usage pattern may comprise a management entity that coordinates operation of one or more endpoint devices. A user profile associated with the one or more endpoint devices may be received by the management entity, wherein the management entity may utilize the user profile associated with the one or more endpoint devices and a usage pattern associated with the one or more endpoint devices to determine leasing information for the one or more endpoint devices. The management entity may be operable to communicate the determined leasing information to the one or more endpoint devices. The leasing information may comprise leasing services and/or applications to the one or more endpoint devices.01-27-2011
20110022712MULTIPROCESSOR COMPUTER AND NETWORK COMPUTING SYSTEM - It is inevitable in distribution processing on a network to improve resource management or to provide task scheduling with high efficiency. In a multiprocessor computer, a sub-processor (01-27-2011
20120117245GROUP BASED ALLOCATION OF NETWORK BANDWIDTH - The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for group based allocation of terminal server network bandwidth. Output packets are classified into groups based on classification criteria. Output packets for each group are queue into a corresponding queue. During a queue flush cycle each queue containing data is flushed for an essentially equal amount of time. Flushing each queue essentially equally reduces the negative impact that can otherwise result when a subset of sessions (or even a single session) request(s) a disproportional share of terminal server network bandwidth. Responsiveness can be further increased by distributing the essentially equal amount for each queue across the queue flush cycle.05-10-2012
20120117244SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING PROCESSING ELEMENTS ALLOCATION - A unit, computer readable medium and method for providing dynamic processing elements allocation in a network for a task of a user based on a request of the user. The method includes receiving at the unit of the network the request that includes at least a required condition or a preference related to the task, determining a first processing elements allocation in the network for executing the task such that the first processing elements allocation complies with the request, monitoring whether a trigger is received and indicates that at least a characteristic of the request is violated by the first processing elements allocation, and determining, in response to the received trigger, a second processing elements allocation in the network for executing the task such that the second processing elements allocation complies with the request.05-10-2012
20120117243SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING RESOURCE IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Disclosed is a system for managing resources in a communication system including a plurality of systems not having permission a first frequency band, including: a coexistence manager managing the plurality of systems for coexistence and frequency sharing of the plurality of systems in available frequency bands when the available frequency bands by the plurality of systems are searched in the first frequency band; a coexistence enabler transmitting and receiving information of the plurality of systems and information of the coexistence manager; and a coexistence discovery and information server (CDIS) supporting a control of the coexistence manager for the plurality of systems.05-10-2012
20120117242SERVICE LINKAGE SYSTEM AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - An object of the present invention is to enhance the followability of the automatic scaling of a whole system corresponding to an increase of requests in a service linkage system for linking plural services. A cloud that executes intermediate service receives an estimate of the output of service at a previous stage by an output rate estimating unit and an information gathering response from a cloud management server, estimates an output rate, and outputs the estimate to service at a following stage. A scaling control unit receives the estimate of the output of the service at the previous stage and the information gathering response, determines resources allocated to the intermediate service, and outputs a scaling request to the cloud management server and the output rate estimating unit.05-10-2012
20120117239INTERNET-BASED PROXY SERVICE FOR RESPONDING TO SERVER OFFLINE ERRORS - A proxy server receives from a client device a request for a network resource that is hosted at an origin server for a domain. The request is received at the proxy server as a result of a DNS request for the domain resolving to the proxy server. The origin server is one of multiple origin servers that belong to different domains that resolve to the proxy server and are owned by different entities. The proxy server transmits the request to the origin server. Responsive to determining that the origin server is offline, the proxy server determines whether the requested resource is available in cache. If it is in cache, the proxy server retrieves the requested resource from the cache and transmits the requested resource to the client device.05-10-2012
20130067092METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CALENDARING REMINDERS - An electronic calendar includes such features as recurring reminders, dividing unpredictable work loads into equal pieces, template free parsing, a reminders scheduling algorithm to reduce spikes, dynamic delivery and recovery algorithms, methods for splitting the work load between controllers and workers and for monitoring progress, all within the context of a calendar architecture for a large enterprise.03-14-2013
20130067091SYSTEMS, METHODS AND MEDIA FOR DISTRIBUTING PEER-TO-PEER COMMUNICATIONS - Systems and methods for distributing peer-to-peer communications are provided herein. Exemplary methods may include masking identification of two or more client nodes on a communications channel of a peer-to-peer communications network by directing peer-to-peer communications of the two or more client nodes through a proxy node, the proxy node including a disinterested client node relative to the two or more client nodes, the disinterested client node providing network resources to the peer-to-peer communications network.03-14-2013
20090265469METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SOFTWARE FOR IDENTIFYING A SET OF OPTIONS FOR THE PROVISION OF A SERVICE - A method, apparatus and software is disclosed in which options for the provision of a service are each identified by an option identifier for use in determining the applicable options for a given service request.10-22-2009
20120198067MECHANISM FOR FACILITATING INTEGRATION OF CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT SERVICES AND NON-CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT SERVICES VIA AN INTEGRATED SERVICES MECHANISM - In accordance with embodiments, there are provided methods and systems for facilitating integration of customer relationship management (CRM) services and non-CRM services into a single integrated services mechanism. A method of embodiments includes integrating CRM modules to provide access to CRM services with non-CRM modules to provide access to non-CRM services into a single integrated mechanism. The integrated mechanism may be employed at a first computing system. The method may further include processing a user request for one or more services. The one or more services include one or more CRM services or one or more non-CRM services. The method may further include providing access to the one or more services via the integrated mechanism at the first computing system.08-02-2012
20090234952SERVICE PROCESSING METHOD, NETWORK DEVICE AND SERVICE PROCESSING SYSTEM - A service processing method, a network device and a service processing system are disclosed. The method includes: determining whether a frequency of a service request initiated by a user exceeds a set value according to user information carried in the received service request; discarding the service request, if the frequency of the service request exceeds the set value; and transmitting the service request, if the frequency of the service request does not exceed the set value. Determining whether the frequency of the service request initiated by the user exceeds the set value comprises: inquiring whether there exists a control table corresponding to user information and service content carried in the service request; determining whether the frequency of the service request exceeds the set value according to the control table, if there exists the control table; and establishing the control table of the service request according to the user information and the service content, if there does not exist the control table, and transmitting the service request.09-17-2009
20090234951CLUSTER CONTROL APPARATUS, CONTROL SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD, AND CONTROL PROGRAM - A cluster control apparatus, cluster control system, and computer-readable recording medium are provided. The cluster control apparatus includes a switching unit that disconnects a first computer from a first group and disconnects a second computer belonging to a second group from the second group to cause the second computer to belong to the first group, when a first computer is unable to execute a job to be processed and a job executing unit that causes the second computer belonging to the first group to execute the job to be processed after the second computer have belonged to the first group by the switching unit.09-17-2009
20090006626BANDWIDTH REQUESTING SYSTEM, BANDWIDTH REQUESTING DEVICE, CLIENT DEVICE, BANDWIDTH REQUESTING METHOD, CONTENT PLAYBACK METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A bandwidth requesting system includes: a bandwidth requesting device provided to a network to which a plurality of client devices configured to play contents are connected; a router provided externally from the network and connected to the network; and a relay server provided externally from the network and connected to the network via the router; wherein the bandwidth requesting device determines an appropriation request bandwidth based on all bandwidths which the plurality of client devices connected to the network need, and requests the determined appropriation request bandwidth to the relay server via the router; and wherein the relay server determines a bandwidth to appropriate to the network, based on a bandwidth capacity which can be appropriated to the network and the appropriation request bandwidth requested from the bandwidth requesting device, and sends the determined bandwidth to the bandwidth request device, via the router.01-01-2009
20090006625Method and system for allocating receiving resources in a gateway server - The disclosed embodiments relate to a method and apparatus for allocating resources in an efficient manner in a gateway service device. The apparatus includes of a gateway server or head end unit connected to a plurality of end user terminals. The gateway server contains a controller for managing the allocation of receiving resources used for providing services to the end user terminals. The method includes receiving a service request, comparing the request to services already in use and, if a match is found, providing an updated data stream containing new information regarding the service to the end user terminals.01-01-2009
20090006624Entertainment Access Service - This document describes tools capable of managing digital content based on a user's identity. By so doing, the tools free people from the limitations of their storage media and devices. If a user's CD breaks or hard drive fails, the tools permit a user to continuing accessing his content. If a user wants to use a new device or even many new devices, even if those devices play content with a different format than a user's existing devices, the tools may permit him to play his content on those new devices. If a user wants to share content with a friend, the tools may permit it even if the user does not have the content on hand.01-01-2009
20090006623Secure Sharing of Resources Over a Network - A resource sharing system including a resource manager maintaining a list of resources that are accessible to a first computer, and a rights manager maintaining a list of users that may access any of the resources of the first computer, the resource manager and rights manager processing a request to use any of the resources, the request being sent from a second data communications client at a second computer and received at a first data communications client at the first computer, the first data communications client recognizing communications from the second data communications client as associated with a user identity that is known to the client, and the rights manager allowing the transfer of data between the resource and the second data communications client via the first data communications client upon determining that the user is authorized to use the requested resource.01-01-2009
20130166756METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR SUPPRESSING DUPLICATE NETWORK RESOURCES - A duplicate suppression protocol is introduced in order to suppress duplicate entries from appearing in a list of available network resources. With the duplicate suppression protocol of the present invention, a computer that wishes to query for network resources also asks for duplicate suppression information from the responding network resources. The duplicate suppression information for a particular network resource specifies identifiers associated with that network resource for various protocols. Thus, if a particular network resource responds to more than one network resource request from a single requesting entity, that requesting entity will be able to locate duplicate network resource information. Thus, a single unified list of network resources available for various different protocols may be presented with all duplicate network resources removed.06-27-2013
20130166757Web Portal Application Customization Method and System Using Profiles - Web portal application customization methods and systems using profiles allow developers to expose different functionalities and a different look and feel to users belonging to different user profiles. Specifically, the method allows a developer to define default and profile-specific transitions as well as default and profile-specific states. Upon request of a transition by a workflow engine, the system transparently provides the workflow engine with a profile-specific transition if a profile-specific transition associated with the user is available. If a profile-specific transition is not available, the system provides the application with a default transition. Likewise, the system transparently provides the application with a profile-relevant state according to the profile of the user and the availability of a profile-specific state. Accordingly, the method may implement highly customizable functionalities and look and feel effectively and cost-efficiently.06-27-2013
20130166758System and Method for Preparing and Delivering Informational Content - At least one content publishing server having a memory storing a map data structure configured by a content author which defines relationships among plural resources and thereby define an informational item of higher granularity content. Each of the plural resources are associated with a first electronic file linked to said map data structure and configured to store information about the usage of the associated resource. Higher granularity content is associated with a second electronic file linked to said map data structure configured to store information about the usage of the higher granularity content. The server which delivers the informational item to a computer gathers feedback usage information reflecting how the higher granularity content and individual ones of the plural resources are used by users. The server updates the electronic files in accordance with the feedback usage information.06-27-2013
20130166751DISTRIBUTED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT THEREOF - Distributed resource management systems and methods thereof are provided. Distributed resource management system at least includes resource managers (RMs) and resource consumers (RCs). RMs obtain current usage information of the resources of the distributed resource management system and generate first distributed resource graphs according to the current usage information of the resources. RMs obtain identification information of the RMs and generate second distributed resource graphs according to the identification information. RCs obtain a resource expense information regarding resource expense required by a plurality of jobs and generates third distributed resource graphs according to the resource expense information. A compound distributed resource graph (CDRG) is obtained by combining the first, second, and third distributed resource graphs and then the jobs to be performed by a corresponding amount of the resources within the distributed resource management system are determined according to the CDRG.06-27-2013
20130166748CLIENT-DRIVEN LOAD BALANCING OF DYNAMIC IP ADDRESS ALLOCATION - Techniques are described for load balancing between DHCP servers at a DHCP client. Embodiments receive load information from each of two or more DHCP servers. Here, the load information describes a current workload of the respective DHCP server from which the load information is received. One of the two or more DHCP servers is then selected at the DHCP client based on the received load information. Additionally, embodiments accept an IP address offer from the selected DHCP server.06-27-2013
20130166749Optimization Of Resource Utilization In A Collection Of Devices - Technologies are described herein for optimizing resource utilization in a collection of devices having hierarchical network layers. Some example technologies may identify packets exchanged between processes executed on collections of server computers. The hierarchical network layers may couple the collections of server computers. The technologies may determine virtual machine groups based on the identified packets. Each of the virtual machine groups may identify one or more virtual machines configured on the collections of server computers to execute one or more processes. The virtual machine groups may be configured to increase data traffic in a lower layer in the hierarchical network layers and to decrease the data traffic in a higher layer in the hierarchical network layers. The technologies may relocate the virtual machines between the collections of server computers according to the virtual machine groups.06-27-2013
20130166750SCHEDULING METHODS USING SOFT AND HARD SERVICE LEVEL CONSIDERATIONS - A computer implemented method of workload scheduling under two different types of Service Level Agreements (SLAs), namely soft and hard SLA which employ both a deadline- and cost-aware scheduler called iCBS-DH. The scheduler is evaluated against deadline and cost performance of various scheduling policies under a large range of SLA cost function and deadline types.06-27-2013
20120239815DISTRIBUTED DIFFERENTIAL STORE WITH NON-DISTRIBUTED OBJECTS AND COMPRESSION-ENHANCING DATA-OBJECT ROUTING - One embodiment of the present invention provides a distributed, differential electronic-data storage system that includes client computers, component data-storage systems, and a routing component. Client computers direct data objects to component data-storage systems within the distributed, differential electronic-data storage system. Component data-storage systems provide data storage for the distributed, differential electronic-data storage system. The routing component directs data objects, received from the clients computers, through logical bins to component data-storage systems by a compression-enhancing routing method.09-20-2012
20080294780AUTOMATED ADJUSTMENT OF IP ADDRESS LEASE TIME BASED ON USAGE - A method is provided for predicting and/or setting a lease time for packet-switched data communication network resources based on historical usage data of a network system provider subscriber. The packet-switched data communication network resources may include, but are not limited to, IP addresses and bandwidth. As a result, network resources may be allocated more prudently and network traffic may be reduced.11-27-2008
20080294777METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TEMPLATE-BASED PROVISIONING IN A SERVICE DELIVERY ENVIRONMENT - A method for automated provisioning of computing resources in a distributed computing network includes obtaining a data structure representing a resource dependency characterization of an application to be implemented over the distributed computing network, wherein the data structure indicates a set of resources to be deployed, obtaining a template that represents a predefined network topology for supporting deployment of the set of resources, mapping the set of resources represented in the data structure to the template so as to satisfy a set of component requirements to generate a deployment map, and provisioning the set of resources on a plurality of computers based on the deployment map to implement the application over the distributed computing network.11-27-2008
20080294776SUPPORTING MULTIPLE SERVICE DISCOVERY PROTOCOLS ON A DEVICE - Techniques for supporting multiple service discovery protocols (SDPs) on a multi-functional peripheral (MFP) are provided. The MFP includes a plurality of SDP services, a plurality of SDP adapters, and a device service management system (DSMS). Each SDP service interfaces with one SDP adapter of the plurality of SDP adapters. Each SDP adapter interfaces with the DSMS. Each SDP adapter translates messages from its corresponding SDP service into a format the DSMS understands, and vice versa. The DSMS manages service metadata information about multiple services provided by the MFP. In response to a request, from a client, for metadata of one or more services provided by the MFP, a SDP service requests the metadata from its corresponding SDP adapter. The SDP adapter requests the metadata from the DSMS, which responds to the SDP adapter with the metadata. The SDP adapter sends the metadata to the SDP service, which sends the metadata to the client.11-27-2008
20080244071Policy definition using a plurality of configuration items - Policy definition using a plurality of configuration items is described. In one or more implementations, a plurality of policies is defined, each having a different combination of a plurality of configuration items. The policies are then implemented such that each of the clients is provided a respective amount of access to one or more resources based on compliance with applicable policies.10-02-2008
20110035499DISCONTINUOUS ACCESS MANAGEMENT METHOD USING WAITING TICKET FOR RESOURCE ALLOCATION CONTROL, WAITING TICKET MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION CONTROL METHOD - According to the present invention, it is determined whether to allocate a resource to a user having accessed without having a waiting ticket that indicates an access sequence number of the user terminal, and re-access of the user terminal after a waiting time is instructed by providing a waiting ticket and the waiting time to the user terminal if the user terminal cannot be allocated with the resource, and it is determined whether to allocate a resource to the user terminal having accessed with the waiting ticket and the resource is allocated to the user terminal if it is possible. If the resource cannot be allocated to the re-accessed user terminal, a waiting ticket and a waiting time are provided to the user terminal to instruct to access again after the waiting time has passed.02-10-2011
20120198068IMS media codec negotiation method and system - The present disclosure provides an IMS media codec negotiation method, which is used in an IMS network. The method comprises: when forwarding a media resource request, a first signaling media network element carries a media address of a second media gateway and a codec supported by the second media gateway into the media resource request, wherein the second media gateway is controlled by the first signaling media network element and is used for code transition; when receiving a media resource response, the first signaling media network element takes the second media gateway as a node of a media path in the case that the media resource response information related to the second media gateway. An IMS media codec negotiation system is also provided by the present disclosure. The method and system mentioned in the present disclosure can realize media codec negotiation via interaction of the media resource request and response for only one time, therefore, the signaling overhead is reduced, and the user experience is improved.08-02-2012
20100064043Information Processing Method and Information Processing Apparatus03-11-2010
20110185066Audio/Video Streaming in a Topology of Devices - Resources may be managed in a topology for audio/video streaming. The topology includes audio/video sources and sinks and intervening branch devices. Messages between these sources, sinks, and branch devices may be used for resource management.07-28-2011
20120271950COMMUNICATION RESOURCE ASSIGNMENT SYSTEM - A communication resource assignment system may include a communication resource assignment tool that includes a communication resource assignment algorithm that receives previously acquired user information, and outputs resource assignment information calculated by the communication resource assignment algorithm, a resource assignment state managing unit that receives and stores the resource assignment information output from the communication resource assignment tool, and a communication resource distributing unit that accesses the resource assignment state managing unit, reads the resource assignment information, and transmits the read resource assignment information to a management target device that has output a communication resource request among a plurality of management target devices that perform communication with each other via a network.10-25-2012
20100191855P2P SYSTEM AND A RESOURCE QUERY METHOD FOR THE SAME - The present invention discloses a P2P system and a resource query method for this system, wherein the P2P system includes: at least one content management servers, for managing the distribution of content resources in its domain and accepting a resource query request from P2P node in its domain; and at least one resource management servers, for managing the content resources of the P2P nodes in its domain, accepting a resource query request from P2P nodes in its domain and in domains of other resource management servers, and reporting to the at least one content management servers the statistic information of the content resources in its domain.07-29-2010
20110283000Management of Queues in Contact Centres - Contacts are managed within a contact centre by representing each contact as a software object which contains skillset and priority identifiers. Contact objects are queued relative to one another by means of references to and/or from the object(s) immediately ahead of and behind each contact. In this way a conventional queue can be dispensed with. Queries can be made to a plurality of contact centres across a network to identify objects matching certain criteria at the top of each local queue. In this way a set of local queues substitutes for a network queue providing increased resilience in the case of the failure of any individual component of the network or of the network itself.11-17-2011
20110282998Address Allocation in a Network - A method of address allocation in a network comprises determining, from negotiations between nodes, whether a first node shall assume a server role responsible for distribution and management of network addresses to clients. If this determination is made, the first node is provided with a pool of network addresses. The invention provides a method of dynamic re-allocation of address pools between servers of the network, in accordance with, for example, network requirements or traffic load.11-17-2011
20110282996METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DYNAMICALLY ALLOCATING SERVICES FOR SUBSCRIBERS DATA TRAFFIC - Access services are dynamically allocated for processing received data traffic by creating routing information for data traffic associated with a particular subscriber, subscriber equipment and/or network address information. The routing information identifies services that the data traffic can be subjected to and the order in which the services are provided. When an attached request is received, appropriate services for the requesting subscriber are retrieved from a database based on particular identifying information which may include the identification of the subscriber, subscriber equipment, network address or other information. The services are organized in a routing path and the allocated network address and the routing path are transferred to a smart router. Data traffic, associated with the allocated network address is then routed through servers to provide the identified services.11-17-2011
20110282995SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMICALLY DEPLOYING AN APPLICATION TRANSFORMATION TOOL OVER A NETWORK - The present application is directed towards systems and methods for dynamically deploying an application transformation tool over a network for analyzing and transforming an application from a source installation to a target installation. By using a cloud service for application transformation, the system can provide both flexibility in deployment and advantages in parallel and concurrent processing and transformation of objects of the application.11-17-2011
20110282999METHOD OF PROVIDING A GAP INDICATION DURING A STICKY ASSIGNMENT - A method and apparatus are provided to manage the assignment transmission resource of forward and reserve link that is assigned to transmitting entity for a period of time. An indication of a gap is provided whenever the transmitting entity is not transmitting actual data packets (e.g. whole or part of intended data or content), yet the transmitting entity is to maintain the assignment of the allocated resource. For example, an erasure signature packet comprising a first data pattern is transmitted on the assigned resource when there is no actual data to transmit on the assigned resource.11-17-2011
20110282997CUSTOM RESPONSES FOR RESOURCE UNAVAILABLE ERRORS - A proxy server receives from a client device a request for a network resource hosted at an origins server for a domain. The request is received at the proxy server as a result of a DNS request for the domain resolving to the proxy server. The origin server is one of multiple origin servers that belong to different domains and resolve to the proxy server and are owned by different entities. The proxy server requests the network resource from the origin server. The proxy server receives a response from the origin server that indicates that the network resource is unavailable. The proxy server transmits a custom error page to the client device that indicates that the requested resource is unavailable.11-17-2011
20110276695CONTINUOUS UPGRADING OF COMPUTERS IN A LOAD BALANCED ENVIRONMENT - The present invention is directed towards methods and systems for performing maintenance on computers included in a group of load balanced computer. A maintenance agent identifies a computers in the group as requiring maintenance, and a second computer as having up-to-date maintenance and a load level below a limit. The load balancer may assign a request to the second computer responsive to the identification. Responsive to a determination that spare capacity from the plurality of computers available to receive requests is above the threshold and that the first computer is idle, the maintenance agent may remove, for maintenance, the first computer from the plurality of computers available to receive requests. The maintenance agent may identify the first computer as having up-to-date maintenance responsive to the maintenance.11-10-2011
20110276694INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - Methods and systems are disclosed to facilitate holistic management of different types of IT resources within and work associated with an IT infrastructure. In one example, a method includes defining a number of parameters related to IT resources, associating an IT resource with at least one of the parameters, and aggregating a number of IT resources as an IT infrastructure. Each of the IT resources of the IT infrastructure is associated with at least one of the parameters. In another example, a method includes defining a number of parameters related to a number of different types of IT resources, associating two or more of the parameters with one another, and aggregating the parameters in an IT resource definitional structure by which any one of the types of IT resources can be defined by associating the IT resource with at least one of the parameters.11-10-2011
20110302312CLOUD RESOURCE PROXY WITH ATTRIBUTE MIRRORING - In one or more embodiments, one or more methods and/or system described can provide one or more solutions for controlling and managing cloud-based computing resources by providing a bridge between traditional management approaches in an enterprise and cloud-based approaches. These approaches are moving into the enterprise environment and will require re-architecting of systems and software and training of personnel to be successful. By abstracting away the cloud resources and making the cloud resources appear as local resources, the complexity of management and control can be greatly reduced. In one or more embodiments, local enterprise system can interface with a reverse proxy that can provide a single or uniform application programming interface to one or multiple cloud-based computing resources. This approach, using the reverse proxy that can provide a single or uniform application programming interface, can reduce the complexity of management and control of the cloud-based computing resource(s).12-08-2011
20110302311SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR RECIPIENT CONTROLLED COMMUNICATIONS - A communication system is provided in which users associate handling data identifying how messages are to be processed with contact data. Handling data for the identified contacts in the contact data is then dispatched to those contacts. Subsequently when messages are dispatched from the locations identified by the contact data a sender of a message selects handling data to be associated with a message being dispatched. Upon receipt of a message associated with handling data the message is then processed in the manner identified by the handling data.12-08-2011
20110276692SERVER LOAD BALANCING USING GEODATA - The present technology relates to serving geodata based on location of a requesting device. More specifically, the technology efficiently services requests for geodata, e.g., map data, by directing requests to a server that stores a shard of an entire database of geodata. A request for geodata includes an unencrypted header having a location of a device making the request for geodata. The present technology relates the location to a shard storing data relevant to the location.11-10-2011
20110289218METHOD FOR ACTIVELY SHARING AVAILABLE BANDWIDTH TO CONSUMER NODES IN A PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK FOR DELIVERY OF VIDEO STREAMS - A method for actively allocating available bandwidth to consumer nodes by a resource node delivering time-sensitive multimedia content in a peer-to-peer (P2P) network. The method comprises performing a check if the resource node can allocate bandwidth to at least one additional consumer node from the consumer nodes; selecting at least one consumer node from a list of consumer nodes addressable by the resource node; and sending an availability notification to each of the selected at least one consumer node from the list of consumer nodes.11-24-2011
20120016990SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING COMPUTER APPLICATIONS RUNNING AMONG COMPUTING SYSTEMS BASED ON THEIR RESOURCE USAGE VOLATILITY - A system and method for managing computer applications running among computing systems based on determined risk of resource saturation is disclosed. In one embodiment, a volatility of resource usage for each computing system is computed based on computed resource usage gains/losses associated with each computing system. A current resource usage of each computing system is then determined. Further, a risk of resource saturation is determined by comparing the computed volatility of resource usage with the determined current resource usage of each computing system. The computer applications running among the computing systems are then managed using the determined risk of resource saturation associated with each computing system.01-19-2012
20110296028EXCLUSIVE CONTROL METHOD OF RESOURCE AND EXCLUSIVE CONTROLLER OF RESOURCE - Under the circumstances that a lock object which performs a restriction control on an exclusive use of a sharable resource is granting a second information processor a right of prior use of the sharable resource over a first information processor, a time length of exclusive use during which the sharable resource is exclusively used by the second information processor is measured when an attempt to acquire the right of prior use requested by the first information processor for the lock object fails, and least two standby operations are set, the at least two standby operations being carried out by the first information processor until the right of prior use of the sharable resource granted to the second information processor is no longer valid, and the time length of exclusive use is compared to a decision threshold value preset for evaluation of the time length of exclusive use so that one of the standby operations suitable for a comparison result is selected.12-01-2011
20110296027HOST IDENTITY PROTOCOL SERVER ADDRESS CONFIGURATION - A method of facilitating access to a Host Identity Protocol security procedure by a host connected to a moving network, where the moving network comprises a Host Identity Protocol server responsible for allocating local IP addresses to attached hosts. The method comprises registering at a rendezvous server an IP address prefix for use by said Host Identity Protocol server in allocating said local addresses, together with an externally reachable IP address of the Host Identity Protocol server. The registered IP address prefix is used at the rendezvous server to forward received I12-01-2011
20110296022SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CROSS-VENDOR MAPPING SERVICE IN CLOUD NETWORKS - Embodiments relate to systems and methods for a cross-vendor mapping service in cloud networks. A mapping service can be provided external to one or more sets of clouds which can access vendor databases in those clouds, and generate reports on software compatibility for software resources available in those diverse cloud networks. A user in an original cloud may wish to construct an image of a set of appliances or other services or entities in a second, external cloud or clouds. The external target cloud(s) may have different application sets, and/or applications available from different vendors, than those software resources hosted in the original cloud. A mapping service external to the participating clouds can enumerate the applications or other resources available in an external cloud, and generate a mapping or translation of those components to construct desired appliance images in that destination. Subscription terms can also be translated between clouds.12-01-2011
20100011102METHOD FOR PLACING COMPOSITE APPLICATIONS IN A FEDERATED ENVIRONMENT - Techniques for placing at least one composite application in a federated environment are provided. The techniques include analyzing a composite application to be deployed in a federated environment, obtaining one or more application artifacts, analyzing feasibility of placing one or more application components at one or more clusters in the federated environment without knowledge of resource availability at each of the one or more clusters, and generating a mapping of the one or more application components to the one or more clusters such that an application requirement is met, wherein the one or more application artifacts are distributed across a federated environment.01-14-2010
20120023237NEIGHBORING NETWORKS INTERFERENCE MITIGATION FRAMEWORK - A method of generating a transmission schedule for a network device of a home network includes ensuring that strongly interfering nodes of different domains do not transmit simultaneously while enabling other non interfering nodes of the different domains to transmit simultaneously. A domain master for a home network includes a receiver and a scheduler. The receiver receives at least one transmission from at least one node of its domain indicating at least one node of at least one neighboring domain whose transmissions are interfering. The scheduler schedules transmissions of said nodes of its domain in coordination with a domain master of said neighboring domain according to inter-domain node interference.01-26-2012
20120023236DISTRIBUTED IMPLEMENTATION OF DYNAMIC WIRELESS TRAFFIC POLICY - Systems and methods for distributed implementation of dynamic wireless traffic policy are disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a system for optimizing resources in a mobile network having a local proxy on a mobile device to aggregate client-side parameters and a proxy server to aggregate server-side parameters. The local proxy and the proxy server can each communicate the client-side parameters and the server-side parameters, respectively, to the other component, to formulate a policy for traffic control in the mobile network between the mobile device and the server. The policy can be jointly implemented by the local proxy and the proxy server and dynamically adjusted in real-time.01-26-2012
20110296029System and Method for Providing Dynamic Roll-Back - A systems, method and computer-readable media are disclosed for providing a dynamic roll-back reservation mask in a compute environment. The method of managing compute resources within a compute environment includes, based on an agreement between a compute resource provider and a customer, creating a roll-back reservation mask for compute resources which slides ahead of current time by a period of time. Within the roll-back reservation mask, the method specifies a subset of consumers and compute resource requests which can access compute resources associated with the roll-back reservation mask and, based on received data, the method dynamically modifies at least one of (1) the period of time the roll-back reservation mask slides ahead of current time and (2) the compute resources associated with the roll-back reservation mask.12-01-2011
20110296024DATA CENTER RESOURCE USAGE AND COST DETERMINATION - Techniques are provided to derive a virtual machine workload cost for a data center. At a network management appliance that is in communication with network resources and computing resources used by a plurality of virtual machines executed by the computing resources for providing one or more services, usage metrics are collected from network components of the network resources operating with respect to traffic that passes through the network resources as a result of the plurality of virtual machines executed by the computing resources. The virtual machine workload cost is computed from the usage metrics.12-01-2011
20110296023SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERY OF USER-CONTROLLED RESOURCES IN CLOUD ENVIRONMENTS VIA A RESOURCE SPECIFICATION LANGUAGE WRAPPER - Embodiments relate to systems and methods for the delivery of user-controlled resources in cloud environments via a resource specification language wrapper. In embodiments, the user of a client machine may wish to contribute resources from that machine to a cloud-based network via a network connection over a limited or defined period. To expose the user-controlled resources to one or more clouds for use the user may transmit a contribution request encoding the user-controlled resources in a specification language wrapper, such as an XML (extensible markup language) wrapper. The specification language wrapper can embed the set of user-controlled resources, such as processor time, memory, and/or other resources, in an XML or other format to transmit to a marketplace engine which can place the set of user-controlled resources into a resource pool, for selection by marketplace clouds. The specification language wrapper can indicate access controls or restrictions on the contributed resources.12-01-2011
20110296021Enabling Service Virtualization in a Cloud - A service-level specification for information technology services is obtained from a user. The service-level specification is mapped into an information technology specific deployment plan. Information technology specific resources are deployed in accordance with the information technology specific deployment plan to provide the information technology services.12-01-2011
20110296019SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING MULTI-LEVEL SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENTS IN CLOUD-BASED NETWORKS - Embodiments relate to systems and methods for managing multi-level service level agreements (SLAs) in cloud-based networks. A resource managing module can manage resources in the cloud-based networks in response to the detection of one or more triggering events. In embodiments, the triggering events can be changeovers in time periods, or meeting or exceeding thresholds associated with end user operation of the resources in the cloud-based networks. The multi-level SLAs can specify how to adjust the resources in the cloud-based networks in response to the detection of the triggering events. The resource managing module can adjust applicable resources in the cloud-based networks as specified by the multi-level SLAs.12-01-2011
20110296018ONTOLOGY BASED RESOURCE PROVISIONING AND MANAGEMENT FOR SERVICES - Techniques are disclosed for integration, provisioning and management of entities and processes in a computing system such as, by way of example only, business entities and business processes. In particular, techniques are disclosed for ontology based resource provisioning and management for services. For example, such an ontology based approach can be utilized in conjunction with a business support system which may be employed in conjunction with a cloud computing environment.12-01-2011
20130219069SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING VIRTUAL HARD DISKS IN CLOUD ENVIRONMENTS - A system, method, and computer-readable storage medium for managing virtual hard disks in a cloud computing/storage environment are provided. The method includes associating, using a virtual hard disk (VHD) management system of a server device, a plurality of data blocks of a virtual hard disk stored at a cloud vendor to a corresponding plurality of cloud objects. A plurality of cloud object identifiers associated with the plurality of cloud objects in a first cloud allocation table are stored. Changes to one or more data blocks are determined. Corresponding new cloud allocation tables for every data block in the plurality of data blocks that has changed are formed, the new cloud allocation tables having corresponding new cloud object identifiers. The first and the new cloud allocation tables are downloaded and merged to form an updated cloud allocation table. The updated cloud allocation table is uploaded to the cloud vendor.08-22-2013
20090164633METHOD OF MANAGING WORKLOADS - A method of managing software application workloads starts, on a machine, a software application from startup script. The startup script includes startup tasks. The machine includes an operating system. The operating system includes a kernel. The method requests an application group identifier from the kernel. The method associates the startup tasks with the application group identifier until the startup script ends. The method requests application group identifiers from the kernel. If said application group identifier is a workload, the method requests the kernel to aggregate usage data for the application group identifier. If the application group identifier is not a workload, the method determines a set of application group identifiers that comprise a work load, and requests the kernel to aggregate usage data for the set of application group identifiers. The method receives the aggregated usage data from the kernel, and uses the aggregated usage data to manage the workload.06-25-2009
20090177775Interdependent Capacity Levels of Resources in a Distributed Computing System - In general, this disclosure describes techniques of managing resources in a service-oriented distributed computing system. As described in this disclosure, a control node automatically manages the system such that the system has sufficient capacity to satisfy an agreement to provide a given level of a service. In order to automatically manage the system, the control node evaluates the current capacity levels of resources in the system. The current capacity levels are indicative the capacity of resources to perform certain acts. The capacity of the resources to perform these acts may be indicative of whether the system is able to provide the given level of the service. Because resources may be deployed in chains, the capacities of resources to perform the certain acts may be defined to be dependent on the capacities of other resources to perform other acts.07-09-2009
20100268827Method And System For Providing Dynamic Hosted Service Management Across Disparate Accounts/Sites - A hosted service provider for the Internet is operated so as to provide dynamic management of hosted services across disparate customer accounts and/or geographically distinct sites.10-21-2010
20100268825SCHEDULING METHOD AND SCHEDULING INFORMATION SYNCHRONIZING METHOD IN WIRELESS AD HOC NETWORK - A decentralized scheduling method in a wireless ad hoc network is provided which includes grouping nodes in the network cluster by cluster, determining a cluster head of each cluster, and sequentially performing scheduling cluster by cluster. Accordingly, it is possible to provide an efficient cluster-based scheduling method which is quickly adapt to changes and reduces power consumption.10-21-2010
20100011105SERVICE PROVIDING DEVICE, PROGRAM, METHOD, AND SYSTEM - A service providing device, program, method and system. The service providing device receives, from the different service providing device, an additional information piece including at least one of: (i) advertising information to be provided to a user of the different service, and (ii) a terms of use agreement for the different service. This allows the service providing device to output or provide, to the user, advertising information and/or terms of use agreement associated with the different service, simultaneously with providing a separate new service by using the different service.01-14-2010
20110219120Transparent Redirection Of Resource Requests - A plurality of repeater servers form a shared content delivery network (CDN) to serve resources to clients on behalf of a plurality of content providers. First and second resources are associated with a first content provider, the first resource referencing the second resource. The second resource is associated with a domain of the shared CDN. Responsive to a request that causes the first resource to be served to a client from a server in a domain associated with the first content provider, a CDN server is identified in the domain associated with the shared CDN to serve the second resource to the client. The CDN server is selected based, at least in part, on load conditions on at least some of the CDN servers, and on the client's location. Responsive to the CDN server being requested to serve the second resource: if a copy of the second resource is available on the CDN server, the copy is served to the client from the CDN server; otherwise, the second resource is replicated on the CDN server and then served to the client from the CDN server.09-08-2011
20090138598AVOIDING COLLISIONS BETWEEN USERS IF MAP CONTAINING PERSISTENT SCHEDULING INFORMATION IS LOST - Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, a MAP may be used by a base station to allocate network users for one or more users in a wireless network using persistent scheduling. In the event one or more of the users does not successfully receive a MAP transmitted by the base station, the user may stop transmitting and/or receiving in order to minimize and/or avoid collision with transmissions from other users. The affected user may transmit an indication of the error in receiving the MAP to the base station, wherein the base station may retransmit the previously transmitted MAP to the affected user that did not successfully receive the MAP from the origination transmission.05-28-2009
20110191477System and Method for Automatically Optimizing Capacity Between Server Clusters - A resource management system for a virtual machine computing environment includes a software component that optimizes capacity between server clusters or groups by monitoring the capacity of server clusters or groups and automatically adding and removing host systems to and from server clusters or groups. The software component may be implemented at a server cluster management level to monitor and execute host system moves between server clusters and/or at a higher level in the resource management hierarchy. At the higher level, the software component is configured to monitor and execute host system moves between sets of server clusters being managed by different server cluster management agents.08-04-2011
20110191476System and Method for Migration of Digital Assets - A system, method, and computer-readable medium are disclosed for automatically migrating entitled digital assets from a source system to the target system. A first personalization agent is installed on a target system. A first set of digital assets entitlement data is provided along with an associated first set of digital assets data, which is then installed on the target system by the first personalization agent. A second set of digital assets entitlement data associated with a second set of digital assets data installed on a source system is determined by a second personalization agent. The second set of digital assets entitlement data is disassociated from the second set of system identifier data and then associated with the first set of system identifier data. The second set of digital assets is then installed the target system by the first personalization agent.08-04-2011
20110191475SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING DELIVERY OF PUBLIC SERVICES - Systems and methods of managing public services provided by a utility are described. The method includes determining a presence of one or more users at a particular location based on a current status of one or more communication devices. The method further includes predicting consumption of the public service responsive to the determining step.08-04-2011
20100115094Devices, Methods, and Media for Determining and Assigning Optimal Media Characteristics in Communications Sessions - Devices, methods, and media for determining and assigning optimal media characteristics in communications sessions are provided. In some embodiments, these methods comprise: managing one or more sessions between a plurality of communications devices on a communications channel, wherein media characteristics are associated with each session, the media characteristics comprising at least one of: a codec, a bitrate, a resolution, a maximum granularity for video streams, a sampling rate for audio streams, a frame rate, and a packet size, and wherein each session has original media characteristics; detecting at least one of: a change in one of the sessions on the communications channel, an addition of an additional session on the communications channel, a removal of one of the sessions from the communications channel, a change in capabilities of one of the sessions on the communications channel, a change in capabilities of the communications channel, and a change in capabilities of one of the plurality of communications devices; in response to the detection, optimizing the media characteristics to be used by the one or more sessions on the communications channel, wherein the optimizing comprises: creating a plurality of media characteristic combinations from every possible combination of media characteristics associated with the one or more sessions; for each of the plurality of media characteristic combinations, calculating a Quality Drop Coefficient (QDC) for each session that uses the communications channel, wherein the QDC is computed based at least in part on the original media characteristics associated with each session and the suggested media characteristic to apply in response to the detection; and calculating a Quality Drop Value (QDV) for each of the plurality of media characteristic combinations, wherein the media characteristic combination having the lowest QDV is designated as an optimal media characteristic set; and setting the media characteristics associated with each session on the communications channel to the optimal media characteristics set.05-06-2010
20090089431System and method for managing resources in access network - Disclosed are a system and a method for improved collection of resource information of an access network. The method includes obtaining line information about a line that a subscriber terminal in an access network accesses and resource information about at least a part of the line when an internet protocol (IP) is assigned to the subscriber terminal, transmitting the line information and the resource information from the access network, and creating a database containing the line information and the resource information. Thereby system load is reduced and efficiency of resource allocation is enhanced.04-02-2009
20100115095AUTOMATICALLY MANAGING RESOURCES AMONG NODES - A system for managing resources automatically among nodes includes a node controller configured to dynamically manage allocation of node resources to individual workloads, where each of the nodes is contained in one of a plurality of pods. The system also includes a pod controller configured to manage live migration of workloads between nodes within one of the plurality of pods, where the plurality of pods are contained in a pod set. The system further includes a pod set controller configured to manage capacity planning for the pods contained in the pod set. The node controller, the pod controller and the pod set controller are interfaced with each other to enable the controllers to meet common service policies in an automated manner. The node controller, the pod controller and the pod set controller are also interfaced with a common user interface to receive service policy information.05-06-2010
20100036953Systems and Methods for QoS Provisioning and Assurance for Point-to-Point SIP Sessions in DiffServ-enabled MPLS Networks - Systems and methods for efficiently provisioning and assuring Quality of Service (QoS) between user networks communicating over a DiffServ-enabled network, with QoS management transparency to SIP user agents. The system comprises user networks communicating via a core network, each user network having a source and destination SIP user agent respectively, a SIP proxy server between the source SIP user agent and destination SIP user agent, a Bandwidth Manager to provision a pipe between the source user network and the destination user network, wherein the pipe has a specified bandwidth, and a QoS Agent for accepting and/or rejecting a SIP session based on availability of bandwidth in the pipe; wherein the SIP proxy server is configured to forward an incoming SIP request to the QoS Agent. The method comprises provisioning a pipe between the SIP user agents or their respective user networks, and allowing/rejecting incoming SIP sessions based on the available bandwidth in the pipe.02-11-2010
20100011107HTML delivery from edge-of-network servers in a content delivery network (CDN) - A content delivery network is enhanced to provide for delivery of cacheable markup language content files such as HTML. To support HTML delivery, the content provider provides the CDNSP with an association of the content provider's domain name (e.g., www.customer.com) to an origin server domain name (e.g., html.customer.com) at which one or more default HTML files are published and hosted. The CDNSP provides its customer with a CDNSP-specific domain name. The content provider, or an entity on its behalf, then implements DNS entry aliasing (e.g., a CNAME of the host to the CDNSP-specific domain) so that domain name requests for the host cue the CDN DNS request routing mechanism. This mechanism then identifies a best content server to respond to a request directed to the customer's domain. The CDN content server returns a default HTML file if such file is cached; otherwise, the CDN content server directs a request for the file to the origin server to retrieve the file, after which the file is cached on the CDN content server for subsequent use in servicing other requests. The content provider is also provided with log files of CDNSP-delivered HTML.01-14-2010
20100115096RESOURCE SHARING OVER WIRELESS PERSONAL AREA NETWORKS - Apparatuses and methods to establish and share resources over a personal area network are provided. The units sharing similar functions or common applications are connected by a personal area network such as a ZigBee network such that a selected one of the units sharing the functions or applications runs the application or function for each of the connected units. the similar function or common applications may include, for example, location determinations, data transmission, or the like. The selection of the one unit to run the application may be based on battery charge, processor capacity, or the like.05-06-2010
20100268826METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USE IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A Serving Call Session Control Function, (S-CSCF) of an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) determines charging capabilities of an Application Server (AS) of the IMS providing the service for each of a plurality of services being administered to users by the S-CSCF. The S-CSCF cooperates with the AS in the generation of charging information relating to the service. In this way, the S-CSCF is able to cooperate with the AS to avoid an unnecessary duplication of charging information between the S-CSCF and the AS. The S-CSCF is also able to cooperate with the AS to avoid an unnecessary loss of charging information between the S-CSCF and the AS.10-21-2010
20100274901NETWORK ACCELERATOR FOR CONTROLLED LONG DELAY LINKS - A communication system for providing network access over a shared communication link is disclosed. The communication system includes a user access point, a network access point and a communications link. The user access point is coupled to one or more user terminals that access a remote network. The network access point is coupled to the remote network. The communications link couples the user access point and the network access point. The communications link is at last partially controlled by the network access point, which monitors information passed between the remote network and the user access point to create an estimate of future usage of the communications link by the user access point based on the information. The network access point allocates communications link resources for the user access point based on the estimate.10-28-2010
20090150547Method and system for scaling applications on a blade chassis - In general, in one aspect, the invention relates to a method for scaling an application. The method includes executing a first instance of the application on a first computer in a chassis, where the first instance of the application is associated with a first VNIC and a second VNIC executing on the first computer. The method further includes loading a second instance of the application on a second computer in the chassis, where the second instance of the application is associated with a third VNIC and a fourth VNIC executing on the second computer. The method further includes re-programming a network express manager in the chassis to direct a portion of network traffic directed to the first VNIC to the third VNIC and executing the second instance of the application after the re-programming.06-11-2009
20090150548Management of network-based services and servers within a server cluster - Techniques are described to manage network-based services and servers within a server cluster. In an implementation, a plurality of sub-groups is formed of servers included in a server cluster. Network-based services are assigned to each of the sub-groups such that at least two of the sub-groups have matching deployments of the network-based services.06-11-2009
20120110187SWITCHING STATES BETWEEN TWO COMPUTING DEVICES - A method for switching use between a first computing device and a second computing device is provided. The method may be performed by the first computing device. An event is detected while a first application is operated on the first computing device. In response to detecting the event, data corresponding to the first application is automatically transmitted to the second computing device, and a second application is automatically initiated on the second computing device. The second application has a functionality that is equivalent to the functionality of the first application on the first computing device and utilizes the data transmitted from the first device in performing one or more operations.05-03-2012
20120110184PHYSICAL LAYER PHOTONIC PROTOCOL SWITCH - A physical layer photonic protocol switch (PLPPS) that is protocol independent and switches at the optical signal level. Computing subsystem resources are linked to the PLPPS and are grouped into one or more logical system topologies. If needed, additional computing subsystem resources can be allocated to the logical system topology, during runtime. The PLPPS provides the ability to dynamically allocate computing subsystem resources to specific computing enclaves. The PLPPS manages the configuration of and controls access to the computing subsystem resources. Computing resources can then be assigned to specific logical system topologies and additional computing subsystem resources are able to be shared, added or removed, from other logical system topologies, as needs fluctuate. This physical layer switch architecture creates a dynamic computing infrastructure allowing for the sharing of a single computing subsystem resource amongst two or more logical system topologies.05-03-2012
20120110183DISTRIBUTED PROPAGATION OF DATA IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A technique for distributed propagation of data in a wireless communication network includes providing 05-03-2012
20080313333SCALABLE METHOD OF CONTINUOUS MONITORING THE REMOTELY ACCESSIBLE RESOURCES AGAINST NODE FAILURES FOR VERY LARGE CLUSTERS - The notion of controlling, using and monitoring remote resources in a distributed data processing system through the use of proxy resource managers and agents is extended to provide failover capability so that resource coverage is preserved and maintained even in the event of either temporary or longer duration node failure. Mechanisms are provided for consistent determination of resource status. Mechanisms are also provided which facilitate the joining of nodes to a group of nodes while still preserving remote resource operations. Additional mechanisms are also provided for the return of remote resource management to the control of a previously failed, but now recovered node, even if the failure had resulted in a node reset.12-18-2008
20090083424Apparatus, methods, and computer program products providing a dynamic header structure for signaling resource allocations - In one non-limiting, exemplary embodiment, a method includes: receiving a message including a resource allocation map having a first portion and a second portion; utilizing the first portion to determine a specific mapping scheme of a plurality of mapping schemes, wherein the determined specific mapping scheme is used for the second portion; and obtaining, based on the determined specific mapping scheme, resource allocation information based on the second portion. In another non-limiting, exemplary embodiment, a method includes: generating a message including a resource allocation map having a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion is indicative of a specific mapping scheme of a plurality of mapping schemes that are applicable to the second portion; and transmitting the generated message.03-26-2009
20100036956LOAD BALANCING SYSTEM - In a hierarchical load balancing system with each layer including one or more nodes, the load balancing information for all the nodes included in the hierarchical structure is collectively managed by any of the nodes. The load balancing information is defined as the information indicating any one of the number of the processes accepted and the number of the processes executed in the node to which the processing request is distributed, the connection status and the load condition of the node to which the processing request is distributed, and the load balancing manner carried out by the load balancing nodes.02-11-2010
20120036266METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING DATA CONNECTION ON MOBILE NETWORK, MOBILE NETWORK, AND POLICY CONTROL ENTITY - A method for establishing data connections on a mobile network, a mobile network, and a policy control entity are disclosed. The method includes: establishing a data channel between a user equipment (UE) and a gateway (GW), and allocating an Internet Protocol (IP) address to the UE according to an address allocation request or a data channel setup request sent from the UE; and triggering the policy control entity to establish or update a policy control session according to the IP address. By using the mobile network and the policy control entity under the present invention, after the data channel is established between the UE and the GW, the GW may trigger the policy control entity to establish or update a policy control session.02-09-2012
20100121955EARLY DETECTION OF HIGH VOLUME PEER-TO-PEER SWARMS - Early detection of high volume swarms in a peer-to-peer network, including a data feed of peer-to-peer swarm activity, and an analytics engine processing the data feed and identifying the high volume swarms that have parameters that exceed a threshold. The system can include a pre-processing section for conditioning the swarm data for the analytics section. There can also be a verification section that confirms that the peer download file matches the target file. The early detection provides for enhanced anti-piracy efforts, improved allocation of network resources, and better business decision-making.05-13-2010
20100088413License managing apparatus, license managing method, and license managing system - A license managing apparatus includes: a license management section configured to issue a license in response to a request from an external device carrying an application to be activated using the license; a database configured to store ordinary license information indicating the number of ordinary licenses yet to be issued until a predetermined maximum number of ordinary licenses being held are exhausted, and overdraft license information indicating the number of overdraft licenses issued after the ordinary licenses have been exhausted; and a transmission section configured to transmit the license issued for the external device.04-08-2010
20100088412CAPACITY SIZING A SIP APPLICATION SERVER BASED ON MEMORY AND CPU CONSIDERATIONS - A SIP workload can be defined. A number of nodes of a SIP application server needed to handle the SIP workload can be determined based upon memory considerations. A number of nodes of the SIP application server needed to handle the SIP workload can be determined base upon CPU considerations. The SIP application server can be capacity sized based upon a greater of the determined number of nodes based upon memory consideration and the determined number of nodes based upon CPU considerations.04-08-2010
20110173327Virtualization and Consolidation Analysis Engine for Enterprise Data Centers - A method and apparatus for consolidating a plurality of applications into one or more servers. The method and apparatus organizes consolidation constraints representing preferences about placing applications into the one or more servers, and allocates the applications into the one or more servers in a manner that maximally satisfies the consolidation constraints.07-14-2011
20100293280Device and method for processing packets - A packet processing device includes a memory unit that includes a plurality of areas each corresponding to a type of communication that is used for packet transmission, a plurality of processing units that is provided in correspondence with the type of communication and performs a process on the packet, an allocating unit that allocates a processing target packet to the processing unit corresponding to the type of communication that is used for transmission of the processing target packet, an assigning unit that assigns the area corresponding to the type of communication that is used for transmission of the processing target packet to the processing unit to which the processing target packet is allocated, and a storage unit that stores information on the process of the processing target packet and information on the type of communication that is used for transmission of the processing target packet in the assigned area.11-18-2010
20110125906SYSTEM AND METHOD OF SHARING IN A PLURALITY OF NETWORKS - A system for transmission, reception and accumulation of the knowledge packets to plurality of channel nodes in the network operating distributedly in a peer to peer environment via installable one or more role active Human Operating System (HOS) applications in a digital devise of each of channel node, a network controller registering and providing desired HOS applications and multiple developers developing advance communication and knowledge management applications and each of subscribers exploiting the said network resources by leveraging and augmenting taxonomically and ontologically classified knowledge classes expressed via plurality search macros and UKID structures facilitating said expert human agents for knowledge invocation and support services and service providers providing information services in the preidentified taxonomical classes, wherein each of channel nodes communicating with the unknown via domain specific supernodes each facilitating social networking and relationships development leading to human grid which is searchable via Universal Desktop Search by black box search module.05-26-2011
20100082816VIRTUALIZE, CHECKPOINT, AND RESTART POSIX IPC OBJECTS DURING CHECKPOINTING AND RESTARTING OF A SOFTWARE PARTITION - A WPAR is migrated. Responsive to starting a checkpoint process, data and control information is collected and stored for IPC objects in the WPAR. Responsive to receiving a request to restart the WPAR, a type of IPC object is determined. Responsive to a determination that the IPC object is not an IPC shared memory object, a kernel handle that a process wants to be used for a new IPC object is registered. A request to create a new IPC object comprising a name uniquely associated with the IPC object and a WPAR identifier is issued. An entry that matches the name and WPAR identifier is identified and a virtual kernel handle is retrieved. The new IPC object is created. The virtual kernel handle is mapped to a real kernel handle and returned to the process. Data and control information is retrieved and overlaid onto the new IPC object.04-01-2010
20100082813Multiple Parallel User Experiences Provided By a Single Set of Internet Hosting Machines - This disclosure describes techniques of using a hosting device to provide multiple versions of a single web application. As described in detail below, the hosting device stores resources associated with different versions of the web application in different subdirectories. When the hosting device receives a request associated with the web application, the hosting device automatically identifies one of the versions of the web application as an applicable version of the web application. The hosting device rewrites a pathname in the request to include a subdirectory name of the subdirectory that stores the applicable version of the web application. The hosting device then dereferences the resource identified by the rewritten pathname. In this way, the hosting device uses the resources of the applicable version of the web application to process the request.04-01-2010
20090307356IP ADDRESS ALLOCATION IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT - A network access server (NAS) provides a connection to a user in a data communications network, where the NAS is capable of communicating with a home gateway server (HGS) maintaining a pool of IP addresses for allocation to authorized users associated with the NAS. The NAS includes a first memory for storing an identification of a user, an requester for asking the HGS for an IP address on behalf of the user; and a second memory associated with the first memory for storing the IP address of the user received from the HGS. The NAS may further include a detector for periodically detecting connection of the user to the NAS and a keep-alive sender for periodically informing the HGS that the user is still connected to the NAS, a receiver for receiving periodic queries from the HGS about the status of the user connection to the NAS and a responder responsive to said periodic queries for informing the HOS that the use is still connected to the NAS, and/or a receiver for receiving periodic signals from the user and a forwarder responsive to said receiver for forwarding information to the HGS that the user is still connected to the NAS. A home gateway server (HOS) provides mechanisms to assign an IP address to a user via a NAS, and to monitor the status of the IP address after assignment.12-10-2009
20100095005METHOD OF MANAGING A PLURALITY OF AUDIOVISUAL SESSIONS IN AN IP NETWORK, AND AN ASSOCIATED CONTROL SYSTEM - The invention relates to a method of managing a plurality of multimedia sessions involving user terminals connected to an access point of an IP network including at least one collection node when at least one audiovisual first session is in progress during which a first user terminal receives an audiovisual content encoded in the form of a plurality of SVC audiovisual streams via a link between said access point and said at least one collection node. The method of the invention receives a change request relating to a second session that is one of said plurality of sessions, recovers information relating to a context of said plurality of sessions, evaluates a new distribution of resources between said first session in progress and the second session, decides to accept or reject the change request as a function of the result of said evaluation and sends a message containing its decision. In the event of a positive decision, it commands adaptation of the transfer of the audiovisual content effected on said link during the first session by modifying a plurality of audiovisual streams to be transmitted.04-15-2010
20100082815Assignment And Failover Of Resources - Included are embodiments for assignment and failover of resources. More specifically, at least one embodiment of a method includes assigning, to a user of an access device (04-01-2010
20100082814SELF-ARBITRATED RESOURCES FOR INDUSTRIAL CONTROL SYSTEMS - An industrial control system is provided. The system includes two or more industrial control resources that are employed to operate a control process. This includes at least one arbitration component installed with each of the industrial control resources, where the arbitration component is employed to resolve priorities between the industrial control resources.04-01-2010
20100082812RAPID RESOURCE PROVISIONING WITH AUTOMATED THROTTLING - Resources are rapidly provisioned using a repeatable, error free deployment technique. The technique includes an automatic throttle of a build management node to conform to existing network limitations in order to maximize the number of build operations which can be performed concurrently, while queuing up remaining requests to be executed, in response to sufficient network bandwidth becoming available.04-01-2010
20090228591INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER PRODUCT - An information processing apparatus includes a service-start notifying unit and an existence-confirmation notifying unit. The service-start notifying unit generates, when a new UPnP service starts, a service-start-time broadcast packet and sends it to other information processing apparatuses in a UPnP network. The existence-confirmation notifying unit generates a service-time broadcast packet and sends it to the other information processing apparatuses in the UPnP network.09-10-2009
20100100624PARALLEL TRANSACTION EXECUTION WITH A THREAD POOL - A method for using available server threads to process resources and reduce the overall time of performing XA interactions in two-phase commit protocol implemented by the transaction manager. A TM processing XA interactions dispatches interaction commands for multiple resources to a thread manager, which dispatches the commands to idle server threads. In one embodiment, the TM attempts to dispatch all but one of the interaction commands to separate threads. The primary thread then processes the remaining resource command. Any commands relating to dispatch requests that were unable to be dispatched to separate threads due to unavailability are processed by the primary thread. Once the primary server has processed its interaction commands and received a signal indicating the threads receiving dispatch requests have completed their respective processing of dispatched commands, the next group of commands is processed in a similar manner.04-22-2010
20090100178Systems and Methods for Access and Control of Hardware Device Resources Using Device-Independent Access Interfaces - Systems and methods are provided that enable seamless access and control of hardware device resources through a common, device-independent interface without the need for device-specific drivers. For instance, system and methods are designed to expose capabilities/functions of hardware devices as web-based services which can be invoked to provide specific services based on the capabilities of the hardware devices.04-16-2009
20110173330METHOD, SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS FOR RESERVING NETWORK RESOURCES - The present invention discloses a method, a system and an apparatus for reserving network resources. The network resource reservation method includes: directly receiving, from a mobility management control function (MMCF), a request for resource reservation on a target transport path; controlling a transport function to reserve network resources on the target transport path according to the resource reservation request; and returning a result of the network resource reservation to the MMCF. The technical solution of the present invention enables advance resource reservation on a target transport path before a network handover occurs, when a user is moving.07-14-2011
20110173329Methods and Apparatus for Coordinated Energy Management in Virtualized Data Centers - A method and system for coordinating energy management in a virtualized data center including a plurality of physical servers and a plurality of virtual machines (VMs), includes analyzing status information about the virtualized data center; determining server utilization target settings for server consolidation from the analyzed status information; and executing the server consolidation according to the determined server utilization target settings. Server consolidation can be executed by determining an effective size of each of the VMs and placing the VMs on the servers in a selective manner using an independent workload VM placement process, a correlation-aware VM placement process, or a migration-cost and correlation-aware VM placement process.07-14-2011
20110173328ELECTRONIC DEVICE, CLOUD INSTANCE, APPARATUS, METHOD, AND SYSTEM FOR COMBINING CLOUD INSTANCES WITH RESOURCES OF DEVICES - A resource distribution apparatus, method and system for combining cloud resources with resources of a plurality of devices and distributing the combined resources to the respective devices are provided. The resource distribution apparatus may include a resource management unit to register and manage a plurality of devices and a cloud instance created by a cloud resource, and a resource adjustment unit to combine the registered cloud instance with resources of the registered devices and distribute the combined resources to the respective devices.07-14-2011
20110173326System and Method for Accessing Storage Resources - Systems and methods for accessing configurable storage resources are provided. In some embodiments, an access controller for use in an information handling system is provided. The access controller may include a processor, a plurality of configurable storage resources coupled to the processor, and a network interface communicatively coupled to the processor and configured to allow simultaneous in-band and out-of-band access to the plurality of configurable storage resources. The processor may be configured to determine a configuration of the plurality of configurable storage resources, map the configuration to the plurality of configurable storage resources, and execute an application for managing the simultaneous access of the plurality of configurable storage resources.07-14-2011
20090094364VIRTUALIZATION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTEGRATING ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS - A method and apparatus is provided for integrating an application into a network of computing resources. Applications using this integration have a virtualized access to one or more computing resources associated with the network. Virtualization is generally assured through at least one network connection between the virtual layer and the native network. Together, the virtual access is used to generate a virtual application network capable of providing the application access to the network of computing resources. The application is created into an orchestration of operations to manipulate the one or more computing resources according to a business process. As needed, the application and orchestration can be further partitioning into components to be distributed and executed over the virtual application network using the virtualized access.04-09-2009
20090089433Media-on-demand network, and a method of storing a media asset in a streaming node of the network - A method is provided of storing a media asset in a streaming node of a media-on-demand network. The network comprises a library node connected to a plurality of streaming nodes. The method comprises determining a popularity estimate for the asset at each of a plurality of the streaming node. The popularity estimates are aggregated to provide an aggregate popularity estimate for the asset over multiple streaming nodes. A determination is made whether the aggregate popularity estimate exceeds a predetermined threshold. Upon the threshold being exceeded, the asset is stored in one of the streaming nodes for use in addressing a request for the asset.04-02-2009
20090276528Methods to Optimally Allocating the Computer Server Load Based on the Suitability of Environmental Conditions - A method includes generating a space information value for each of a plurality of spaces based on at least one environmental condition measurement for the corresponding space. Each space includes one or more computing devices. The space information value includes information regarding the relative suitability of a corresponding space for accepting computing load. The method also includes determining an allocation of additional computing load based on the space information values.11-05-2009
20090144425NETWORK BANDWIDTH DETECTION, DISTRIBUTION AND TRAFFIC PRIORITIZATION - Network bandwidth detection and distribution and prioritizing network traffic among two or more distinct channels of communication within a single application in a node configured to communicate with one or more other nodes over a network is disclosed. For a particular time quantum, a bandwidth quantum may be distributed amongst two or more communication channels according to priorities associated with those channels.06-04-2009
20090282151SEMI-HIERARCHICAL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADMINISTRATION OF CLUSTERS OF COMPUTER RESOURCES - A method for managing clustered computer resources, and particularly very large scale clusters of computer resources by a semi-hierarchical n level, n+1 tier approach. Controller resources and controlled resources exist at different hardware levels. The top level consists of controller nodes and a first tier is defined for at least part of the top level. At a last level, at which controlled nodes are found, a last tier is defined. Additional levels of controlled and controller resources may exist between the top and last levels. At least one logical intermediate tier is introduced between adjacent levels and comprises at least one proxy or set of proxy processes.11-12-2009
20090287825DISTRIBUTED CLIENT SERVICES BASED ON EXECUTION OF SERVICE ATTRIBUTES AND DATA ATTRIBUTES BY MULTIPLE NODES IN RESOURCE GROUPS - A network provides distributed client services based on participation in respective resource groups by computing nodes, each resource group including a corresponding resource requirement for any computing node that joins the corresponding resource group for execution of the corresponding distributed client service. Each computing node, in response to determining its corresponding available node capacity, is configured for selectively creating and joining at least one new resource group for execution of a corresponding distributed client service having a corresponding resource requirement, and/or selectively joining at least one of the available resource groups, based on the corresponding available node capacity satisfying the corresponding resource requirement. Each distributed client service also includes service attributes that define parameters for execution of the distributed client service, and data attributes that define the attributes required for data to be used in the distributed client service.11-19-2009
20090287821METHOD FOR MANAGING THE ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES TO CHANNEL SWARMS IN A PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK - A method for managing the allocation of resources to channel swarms in a peer-to-peer (P2P) network. The method is based on a distributed algorithm in which resource-nodes occasionally join and leave channel-swarms. Each resource-node independently decides whether or not to stay in the channel-swarm that it has joined to. These decisions are based on values of a transience parameter set by a transience mechanism.11-19-2009
20080270610SYSTEM AND METEHOD FOR HIGHLY SCALABLE REAL-TIME AND TIME-BASED DATA DELIVERY USING SERVER CLUSTERS - The present invention provides loosely-coupled cluster systems comprising a plurality of servers based on storage attached to the plurality of servers. Videos, or other assets, are automatically replicated within the server system to increase the number of concurrent play requests serviceable. The server systems can detect spikes in demand that may exceed the guaranteed number of concurrent play requests serviceable and dynamically transfer the high-in-demand or ‘hot’ asset to servers in the cluster that do not have the video. Alternatively, instead of transferring the entire asset, varying length prefixes of the asset may be transferred depending on the availability of resources. The remainder of the asset is transferred in some embodiments on demand with sufficient buffering or other storage to guarantee playback to the user or subscriber according to the required quality of service (QOS).10-30-2008
20090089430Alternative fuels resource allocation system - A database information system that provides the means, method or process by which entities or individuals assess, interpret, analyze, compile and disseminate information pertaining to alternative energy production, resource development or the like.04-02-2009
20090089428REDUCING OVERHEAD IN COMPONENT INTERACTIONS - Systems, methods and computer program products are provided for reducing overhead in component interactions comprising monitoring interactions between components residing within a domain boundary; storing data indicative of the interactions; analyzing the data to determine whether there is a first component on a first server and a second component on a second server within the domain boundary that are coupled and dislocated that should be co-located; evaluating available server resources; determining whether the first and second components can be co-located based upon the evaluation of available server resources; and conveying a request to co-locate the first and second components if it is determined that the first and second components can be co-located.04-02-2009
20090089432INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - According to one embodiment, a control method of an information processing system including a service receiving apparatus connected to a network and a plurality of service providing apparatuses which provide services to the service receiving apparatus via the network, includes causing each of the plurality of service providing apparatuses to transmit service information stored in a nonvolatile memory disposed at each service providing apparatus to the service receiving apparatus, causing the service receiving apparatus to detect service providing apparatuses which can provide predetermined services on the basis of the service information transmitted from the service providing apparatus, transmitting the start commands for starting the service providing apparatuses to the detected service providing apparatuses, and causing the service providing apparatuses having received the start commands to start.04-02-2009
20090089429AUTONOMICALLY CO-LOCATING FIRST AND SECOND COMPONENTS ON A SELECT SERVER - Systems, methods and computer program products are provided for identifying a first component on a first server and a second component on a second server for co-location, where the first and second servers are within a domain boundary; inspecting available server resources within the domain boundary; determining a select server in the domain boundary for co-location based upon the inspection of available server resources; and autonomically co-locating the first and second components to the select server.04-02-2009
20080209043SERVER MIGRATION PLANNING SYSTEM AND SERVER MIGRATION PLANNING METHOD - A server migration planning system for planning server migration from source servers to destination servers is provided. A processor allocates the respective source servers to any ones of the destination servers, based on the resource usage of the respective source servers and resource capacity of the respective destination servers. The processor selects the source servers one-by-one in descending order of the resource usage, selects any one of the destination servers, and makes a comparison between a comparison-object usage as the resource usage of the selected source server and a remaining amount of the resource capacity of the selected destination server. If the comparison-object usage is more than the remaining amount, the processor selects another destination server and then makes the comparison again. If the comparison-object usage is not more than the remaining amount, the processor allocates the selected source server to the selected destination server.08-28-2008
20080209042Adaptive storage block data distribution - Systems and methods for providing an efficient partitioned resource server. In one embodiment, the partitioned resource server comprises a plurality of individual servers, and the individual servers appear to be equivalent to a client. Each of the individual servers may include a routing table that includes a reference for each resource that is maintained on the partitioned resource server. Requests from a client are processed as a function of the routing table to route the request to the individual server that maintains or has control over the resource of interest.08-28-2008
20100011103SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR PEER-TO-PEER MEDIA STREAMING - A method and system for real-time streaming over a peer-to-peer (grid) network. The system is capable of controlling the peers in the network, guaranteeing the overall channel quality, and guaranteeing a secure media delivery over a packet-based network.01-14-2010
20090282149METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTING LOAD BY REDIRECTING TRAFFIC - Disclosed is a system for servers to redirect client requests to other servers in order to distribute client traffic among the servers. A client is assigned to a server although the client may be unaware of that assignment. When the client accesses a server, a server possibly identified to the client by a name service, the server checks the client's assignment. If the client is not assigned to this server, then in some scenarios this server redirects the client to its assigned server. The client responds by sending its request to the assigned server. In other scenarios, the first server accessed by the client proxies the client's traffic to the assigned server. A database is kept of client-to-server assignments. If the present load distribution is less than ideal (e.g., clients are assigned to an unavailable server), then the assignment database is updated to reflect how the load should be distributed.11-12-2009
20090282148SEGMENTED CRC DESIGN IN HIGH SPEED NETWORKS - Embodiments of the present invention provide techniques for efficient generation of CRC values in a network environment. Specific embodiments of the present invention enable CRC processing circuits that can generate CRC values at high data throughput rates (e.g., 100 Gbps or greater), while being capable of being implemented on currently available FPGAs. Accordingly, embodiments of the present invention may be used in network devices such as routers, switches, hubs, host network interfaces and the like to support high speed data transmission standards such as 100G Ethernet and beyond.11-12-2009
20110270987METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ALLOCATING BANDWIDTH - According to one embodiment of the present invention, there is provided a system for allocating bandwidth in a network to a plurality of traffic classes. Each traffic class has a first bandwidth allocation. The system comprises a network manager which is configured to determine a bandwidth utilization for each traffic class, to determine an amount of unused network bandwidth, to calculate second bandwidth allocations for each traffic class by allocating a share of any determined unused network bandwidth between at least some of the traffic classes, and to update, in accordance with the second bandwidth allocations, a routing table accessible by routers in the network.11-03-2011
20100146121USING STATIC ROUTING TO OPTIMIZE RESOURCE UTILIZATION - Systems and methods of the present invention provide for optimizing resource utilization among a group of hardware resources using static routing by migrating a hosted account and an associated IP address from a first network resource to a second network resource in response to a resource utilization change.06-10-2010
20090271515Method and Apparatus for Load Balancing in Network Based Telephony Application - Techniques are disclosed for load balancing in networks such as those networks handling telephony applications. By way of example, such techniques direct requests associated with calls to servers in a system comprised of a network routing calls between a plurality of callers and at least one receiver wherein a load balancer sends requests associated with calls to a plurality of servers as follows. A request associated with a call, a caller, or a receiver is received, depending on the particular load balancing technique. A server is selected to receive the request. A subsequent request is received. A determination is made whether or not the subsequent request is associated with the call, the caller, or the receiver, depending on the particular load balancing technique. The subsequent request is sent to the server based on determining that the subsequent request is associated with the call, the caller, or the receiver, again depending on the particular load balancing technique.10-29-2009
20090287824MULTI-PROCESS BROWSER ARCHITECTURE - Systems and methods for multi-process browser architecture are described herein. In an embodiment, a system for providing multi-process browser architecture includes at least one rendering process for each browser instance that renders a content area; and at least one browser process that communicates with one or a plurality of rendering engine processes. In another embodiment, a method for providing a multi-process browser architecture includes instantiating a unique rendering process for each content area instance and instantiating a unique browser process. In this way browsers may avoid the effects of faulty processes affecting other browser processes. This may improve user efficiency while enhancing user experience.11-19-2009
20090287823METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SERVER CONSOLIDATION USING A HILL CLIMBING ALGORITHM - A system and method for consolidating a plurality of resources on a plurality of data processing units (DPUs) in a data processing network is provided. The method includes selecting a first DPU having a highest DPU volume among the plurality of DPUs. The method further includes calculating an angle made by a first DPU vector of the first DPU with a horizontal dimension of a multi-dimensional chart using first DPU co-ordinates from the plurality of DPU co-ordinates. Further, the method includes calculating an angle made by a first resource vector of a first resource to be assigned to the first DPU with a horizontal dimension of the multi-dimensional chart. Thereafter, the first resource is assigned to the first DPU, when a deviation of the first resource vector from the first DPU vector is minimum among the plurality of resources.11-19-2009
20090300181METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DYNAMIC GROUPING OF ENTERPRISE ASSETS - Embodiments relate to systems and methods for dynamic grouping of enterprise assets. A management engine can receive a query to interrogate a set of enterprise resources, such as servers deployed on a network. A user can transmit a query to the management engine, including a specification of attributes by which to group targeted machines to include in the query. The query can include at least a simple group query and a pivoted group query. A simple group query can include an identifier as a simple group expression, and the target can include attributes to match with resources. A pivoted group query can include compound terms or attributes to be used to group resources in the query, such as resources having a parent/child relationship or other hierarchical relationship. The processes of construction of queries and aggregation of resources identified by those queries can all be integrated by the management engine.12-03-2009
20120185598DYNAMIC APPLICATION PROVISIONING IN CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS - A method for dynamically provisioning a machine with applications to assist with work is a cloud computing environment is described. In one embodiment, such a method includes identifying a machine available for provisioning with at least one application. The method identifies work associated with a cloud computing environment. Responsive to identifying the work, the method determines how the machine can most optimally assist with the work. The method then dynamically provisions the machine with at least one application selected to enable the machine to most optimally assist with the work. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also disclosed.07-19-2012
20100299436Methods and Systems for Using External Display Devices With a Mobile Computing Device - The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for using external display devices with a mobile computing device. The mobile computing device may be repurposed to display a virtual input device for interacting with a resource with output data being displayed on an external display device.11-25-2010
20100138540Method of managing organization of a computer system, computer system, and program for managing organization - There is provided a method of managing an organization of a computer system including a plurality of servers each capable of executing requested services, the services belonging to a service group defined based on data necessary for executing the services. Service groups are assigned to the plurality of servers. The method including: selecting, when a load imposed on a server exceeds a predetermined upper limit, a server of transfer destination for executing some of the services to be executed on the server having the load exceeding the upper limit; selecting at least one service group out of service groups assigned to the server having the load exceeding the upper limit; assigning the selected service group to the server of transfer destination; and transferring data necessary for executing services belonging to the selected service group from the server having the load exceeding the upper limit to the server of transfer destination.06-03-2010
20120297072MANAGING LOGICAL SOCKETS - A method includes receiving a request from a network source to create a logical socket on a logical port. The method includes accessing a structure that indicates a plurality of logical socket allocation policies to select a first of the plurality of socket allocation policies that corresponds to the logical port. Each of the plurality of logical socket allocation policies governs logical socket allocation for one or more ports, wherein logical allocation policies govern at least one of 1) the number of logical sockets that are allocated to the one or more logical ports, 2) a maximum number of logical sockets shared between a grouping of two or more logical ports, and 3) a maximum number of logical sockets. The method includes determining if the first logical socket allocation policy allows for allocation of the logical socket for the network source to communicate. The method includes allocating a logical socket.11-22-2012
20080294779Connection Management in Peer-to-Peer Content Distribution Clouds - A topology management process is implemented which involves removing or “tearing down” connections between nodes in certain situations in order to try to replace those connections with more optimal ones. Idle connections are torn down unless those are in a “notify” state; a notify state being one in which a request for content has been made to a neighbour but that neighbour has no available content as yet. Idle connections in a notify state are torn down only if they remain idle for a longer time than that required before an idle connection is torn down. To avoid problems caused by clusters of node forming and of loners being unable to join the cloud, network churn algorithms are taught. These involve requiring nodes to drop connections when specified conditions are met. Relative content distribution between connections is monitored and this information used to influence selection of those connections to drop.11-27-2008
20080294778Network connection manager - Described herein is technology for, among other things, facilitating network communications. It involves various techniques for facilitating network communications by creating virtual named channels which allow applications and thereby users to communicate over a wide variety of networks interfaces without requiring specific knowledge or programming corresponding to the underlying network. Thus, the technology may provide a uniform interface to handle network connections on different types of computing devices and over different types of networks.11-27-2008
20100281165METHOD FOR THE LOAD DISTRIBUTION IN A PEER-TO-PEER-OVERLAY NETWORK - A method provides for the even load distribution in a peer-to-peer-overlay network having a plurality of peers, each having an associated keyword region. A data resource to be stored, the keyword thereof being within the keyword region of a peer, is only stored with said peer if the number of data resources stored there has not reached a resource threshold limit.11-04-2010
20120297068Load Balancing Workload Groups - A method for managing requests. The requests are received by a workload manager system to perform operations on data. A set of server applications is identified by the workload manager system to perform the operations in the requests based on a set of common resources used by the set of server applications. The set of server applications is in a workload group and the workload group is comprised of a plurality of application groups.11-22-2012
20100223385SCALABLE ARCHITECTURE - Exemplary embodiments may employ techniques for dynamically dispatching requests to resources operating in a distributed computing environment, such as a computing cloud, according to one or more policies. Embodiments may further dynamically adjust resources in the computing environment using predictive models that use current loads as an input. Embodiments may still further maintain a state for a processing environment independent of the type or configuration of a device used to access the environment on behalf of a user.09-02-2010
20100146124METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SYNCHRONIZATION OF DATA SET REPRESENTATIONS IN A BANDWIDTH-ADAPTIVE MANNER - A bandwidth-adaptive method for synchronizing a consumer node representation of a dynamic data set and the source node representation of the dynamic data includes the step of receiving, from a source node, metadata information identifying a plurality of data packets that represent a state of at least a portion of a changing data set at a point in time. At least one of the identified data packets is received from the source node and at least one of the received data packets is selected responsive to the received meta-data information. The metadata information and the selected at least one data packet are transmitted to a consumer node.06-10-2010
20100138541METHOD FOR RESOURCE ALLOCATION, BASE STATION AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - The present invention provides a method for resource allocation, a base station and a mobile communication terminal. The method includes: setting a persistent radio resource set and a complementary resource set pre-allocated to a terminal; determining a radio resource to be used according to the size of a packet to be transmitted by the terminal or the base station. According to one embodiment of the present invention, when a whole packet cannot be transmitted by using the pre-allocated persistent resource, the complementary resource can be allocated to the terminal so that the packet doesn't need to be divided, time delay is reduced, physical layer control information is decreased and the number of accommodated terminal users is increased. The present invention is applicable to any service in which packets arrive periodically, such as VoIP service and real-time service.06-03-2010
20100138542Method of load balancing edge-enabled applications in a content delivery network (CDN) - A method and system of load balancing application server resources operating in a distributed set of servers is described. In a representative embodiment, the set of servers comprise a region of a content delivery network. Each server in the set typically includes a server manager process, and an application server on which edge-enabled applications or application components are executed. As service requests are directed to servers in the region, the application servers manage the requests in a load-balanced manner, and without any requirement that a particular application server spawned on-demand.06-03-2010
20090006627ACCESSING SHARED RESOURCES WITH IMPROVED REQUEST PEAK MANAGEMENT - A solution is provided for accessing a shared resource in a data processing system (such as a server of a DAM application) by a plurality of exploiter entities (such as clients). A corresponding method starts with the step of monitoring an activity of each enabled entity being granted an access to the shared resource. The access granted to each enabled entity is released in response to the reaching of a first threshold (such as a time-out period) by an inactivity indicator, which is indicative of the non-activity of the enabled entity (such as an idle time). The method continues by detecting a critical condition of the shared resource (such as after reaching a maximum number of concurrent accesses). The access granted to an eligible enabled entity (or more) is released in response to the critical condition; the inactivity indicator of each eligible enabled entity reaches a second threshold preceding the first threshold (such as a grant period lower than the time-out period).01-01-2009
20080244072DISTRIBUTED RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN STREAM PROCESSING SYSTEMS - A system and method for resource allocation includes, in a network having nodes and links, injecting units of flow for at least one commodity at a source corresponding to the at least one commodity. At each node, queue heights, associated with the at least one commodity, are balanced for queues associated with each of one or more outgoing paths associated with that node. An amount of commodity flow is pushed across a link toward a sink, where the amount of commodity flow is constrained by a capacity constraint. Flow that reached the sink is absorbed by draining the queues.10-02-2008
20080320144SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING QUALITY ASSURANCE - A network includes a media server and a service activation device. The media server may receive a request for content from a subscriber device and transmit a message. The message may identify the subscriber device and include information relating to the content. The service activation device may receive the message from the media server, identify, in response to receiving the message, bandwidth and quality of service requirements for the content, determine whether resources needed to provide the identified bandwidth and quality of service requirements exist, reserve the resources when the resources needed to provide the identified bandwidth and quality of service requirements exist, and transmit a second message to the media server in response to reserving the resources. The second message may cause the media server to provide the content to the subscriber device.12-25-2008
20100138539METHOD AND SYSTEM OF CONTROLLING SPAM - A method for a first network to receive a packet from a second network is provided, including a router at the first network receiving the packet from the second network, the packet addressed to a client reachable through the first network; the router inspecting the packet for a nonrepudiable marking provided by the second network; if the nonrepudiable marking is present and matches the packet, adding an indicator pointing to the second network in the packet; adding a second nonrepudiable marking to the packet, and transmitting the packet to a destination; and otherwise, dropping the packet.06-03-2010
20110208864SYSTEM FOR THE TRANSMISSION AND PROCESSING CONTROL OF NETWORK RESOURCE DATA BASED ON COMPARING RESPECTIVE NETWORK TERMINAL AND NETWORK RESOURCE LOCATION INFORMATION - A method and corresponding system for providing access to network resources, the system comprising: a resource registry including resource records associated with each of the network resources, at least one of the resource records identifies a physical location of the associated network resource; and an administration server for responding to a query containing criteria wherein at least one of the criteria is geographical coordinates, the administration server is configured to access the resource registry to obtain a list of one or more nearest network resources to the geographical coordinates based on the respective physical location of the network resources, and to transmit the list of nearest network resources in response to the query.08-25-2011
20110208865SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVISIONING A REMOTE RESOURCE FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The disclosure recites a system and method for updating a resource to an electronic device. The system comprises: a resource providing information for the device; a server to maintain the resource; a communication link providing the device with access to the resource; a data transmission module for extracting and transmitting access information about the resource to the device; and a data processing module for processing the received information at the device. In the device, a GUI provides information on a topic retrieved from local storage on the device and additional information about the resource is incorporated into the GUI for that topic.08-25-2011
20110202658INFORMATION SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD - A system permitting alteration of the information processing position, where an existing information system is used, while minimizing alterations in configuration or the like, is to be provided. Intelligent nodes each having an information processing section and any desired address altering section are arranged on boundaries of a network where packets are likely to pass. This node has a flow table for recognizing as a flow a group of packets transmitted from each user's terminal, a flow status table for determining the connection state and the next destination address or the final destination address of each flow, and a module to observe the loaded state of its own information processing function. It rewrites the destination address of any flow not in a connection-established state in the flow status table to a less loaded one out of its own information processing function section or external information processing apparatus.08-18-2011
20110202656CENTRALIZED APPLICATION RESOURCE MANAGER - An application resource manager is provided to organize, prioritize, and optimize data transmissions from several connected applications. Through inter-process communication, the several connected applications may pass all transmission requests to the centralized manager, which will perform all transmissions according to priority. When the transmission includes a download (e.g., file, email, etc.), the manager will pass the complete file (or a pointer to the same) to the originally requesting application. The original application may perform post-processing and then use the downloaded data, including making the data available to the user. If however, the requesting application is offline, the manager may also perform, e.g., the essential post-processing, via a plug-in given to the manager by the application when the application initially connected to the manager. A full sized user interface and a smaller user interface may be provided for un-intrusive execution.08-18-2011
20130219067ACTIVATING LOCATION-BASED RESOURCES IN A NETWORKED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - Embodiments of the present invention provide an approach for invocation and de-allocation of networked-based resources (e.g., cloud-based resources) based on users' geographic movements. Specifically, in a typical embodiment, a set (one or more) of user preferences are received. Such preferences can include: a set of geographic points of interest, a set of users, associations of a set of resources (e.g., services, applications, etc.) of the set of users with the set of geographic points of interest, and/or contexts associated with the set of geographic points of interest. A listening service may then be implemented for the set of resources to determine a location of the set of users. Based on the location and the associations of the set of resources with the set of geographic points of interest, at least one of the set of resources may then be activated.08-22-2013
20130219066HOST SYSTEM ADMISSION CONTROL - Systems and methods for admission control to a physical host system are provided herein. One aspect provides for receiving at least one resource request at an admission control component of a distributed computing system, the at least one resource request comprised of at least one system type; processing the at least one resource request utilizing at least one physical host accessible to the distributed computing system; specifying a number of resource request slots to be reserved for at least one system type based on at least one future reservation threshold accessible to the admission control component; and blocking resource requests from entering the system through the admission control component based on a number of available resource request slots and the at least one future reservation threshold. Other embodiments and aspects are also described herein.08-22-2013
20090265468Fair Bandwidth redistribution algorithm - A process of managing bandwidth in a computer network having normal users and users that consume a disproportionate amount of bandwidth includes creating bandwidth gates for m users causing disproportionate traffic on the network, each bandwidth gate providing a bandwidth of y, and setting m to a minimum and y to a maximum for the set m.10-22-2009
20090265467Method and System for Load Balancing over a Cluster of Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA) Servers - A method and system for load balancing over a cluster of authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) servers. The method performs a distribution of AAA requests among AAA servers having an active AAA connection with an AAA client. The method includes establishing TCP connections with a plurality of AAA servers, using a TCP connection request received from at least one AAA client; opening AAA connections with a plurality of AAA servers, using an AAA connection request received from at least one AAA client, and distributing AAA requests to AAA servers with an active AAA connection according to a predefined load balancing algorithm. The invention is further capable of multiplexing outbound messages and requests received from a plurality of AAA servers. The AAA protocol supported by the invention includes, but is not limited to, a Diameter protocol, a lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP), and the likes.10-22-2009
20090265466DATA PROVIDING SYSTEM, DATA PROVIDING METHOD, SERVER, NETWORK SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM - [Problems to be Solved] A function is provided of reducing traffic without performing retransmission of data already held in a mobile terminal at the moment of utilizing a Web browser-based service.10-22-2009
20080281967METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCAPSULATING A VIRTUAL FILER ON A FILER - A method for operating a server first assigns a plurality of storage volumes to one or more storage devices. A plurality of sub-volumes is established within a namespace of each of the plurality of storage volumes. An instance of a virtual server is created, the virtual server having a plurality of assigned sub-volumes, the assigned sub-volumes chosen from different storage volumes of the plurality of storage volumes. A file system function is shared between the server and the instance of the virtual server, the file system function using at least one of the plurality of assigned sub-volumes.11-13-2008
20080281968Updating Download Options for Unavailable Media Content - A method provides download options for purchasable recordable media (PRM). The method includes storing a download option associated with a PRM content instance, updating the option, and transmitting the option to a digital home communication terminal. The option includes a time at which the PRM content instance is downloadable from a digital content delivery system. The update and transmit occurs in response to a change in availability of resources for transmitting the PRM content instance to a subscriber. Another method includes providing a download option to a user. The option is associated with a PRM content instance and includes an indication of a time at which the PRM content instance is available for download from the remote server. The option is updated responsive to a change in availability of the option due to a change in download resources that are associated with transmitting the PRM content instance to the subscriber.11-13-2008
20080288642Allocation system and method - A method of recording allocation of resources in response to a request for a data item to be transmitted to a device in the network where the request comprises data indicative of one or more requested items. The device is typically a mobile device and the requested items can be key words making up a search request or can be web site names indicating web sites of interest to the user. In response to the request, data listings having items generating a match with the requested data item are identified and data indicative of a network location corresponding to the or each matched data item are retrieved. In addition data indicative of an amount of data and a resource allocation associated with the set of data accessible via the network location are retrieved and these data, together with a network subscription associated with device and the amount of data, are used to evaluate actual usage of network resources when accessing the set of data. If data are subsequently requested from the network location the evaluated actual usage is offset against the resource allocation so as to identify an amount of usage of network resources to be charged to the network subscription, and a record associated with said data listing is updated so as to log said resource allocation event.11-20-2008
20080313331Managing Computer Resources In A Distributed Computing System - Methods, apparatus, and products for managing computer resources in a distributed computing system are disclosed that include registering, in a configuration management database by a discovery module in response to a modification of a resource in a resource container, the resource in association with a configuration management database identifier, the resource characterized by a resource type and a resource identification, the resource container including a manageability endpoint characterized by a manageability endpoint reference; and managing the resource by a management module in dependence upon a resource management policy and the manageability endpoint reference, the resource management policy including management actions for the resource.12-18-2008
20080313332METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A method for resource management in a communication network may include monitoring whether a Proxy Mobile Internet Protocol (PMIP) tunnel between a network entity and another network entity is still needed. The method may also include detecting an event which indicates that the PMIP tunnel is no longer needed. The method may also include cleaning resources of the network entity that support the PMIP tunnel.12-18-2008
20080228921Connection Acceptance Control - A method of bandwidth allocation for delivery of stored digital content from at least one server device to at least one client device by way of a network. The method includes the steps of: describing a control variable which represents a target flow rate of content from the server device to each client device; determining time-varying constraints on the target flow rate of the content; determining a cost function of the control variables for all clients, wherein the cost function represents an aggregate flow rate and is a sum of all flow rates for all clients; and prescribing bandwidth to all clients based upon a value of the control variables that maximize the cost function comprising performing periodic computations to update the value of the control variable such that the bandwidth can be continuously allocated to each client.09-18-2008
20120297069Managing Unallocated Server Farms In A Desktop Virtualization System - Methods and systems for managing the allocated and unallocated server farms in a desktop virtualization system are provided herein. A server farm management device may store and maintain one or more unallocated server farm thresholds for the desktop virtualization system. The current number of unallocated server farms may be determined in response to a trigger or according to a predetermined schedule. When the number of unallocated server farms falls below a threshold, one or more new unallocated server farms may be created using the available servers in the desktop virtualization system. Thresholds may relate to overall number of unallocated server farms in the desktop virtualization system, as well as to the numbers of unallocated server farms of certain types or having certain characteristics.11-22-2012
20120297066METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR APPARATUS MEANS FOR PROVIDING A SERVICE REQUESTED BY A CLIENT IN A PUBLIC CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE - A method and a system are disclosed for providing a service requested by a client in a public cloud infrastructure including at least one cloud service server and at least one on-premise server being the initial contact point for the service. In at least one embodiment, transparency is provided to the client in that client does not know if the service is running on-premise or in the cloud. It ensures that an instance of the service is always accessible.11-22-2012
20120297073Methods And Apparatus To Allocate Resources Associated With A Distributive Computing Network - Methods and apparatus to allocate resources associated with a distributive computing network are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes receiving resource allocation information associated with a service that is to be hosted by a distributive computing network, determining a first configuration type and a second configuration type specified within the received resource allocation information, determining at least one configuration group associated with the first configuration type and at least one configuration group associated with the second configuration type, determining physical resources included within the distributive computing network to host the service, electronically allocating the physical resources for the at least one configuration group associated with the first configuration type, electronically allocating the physical resources for the at least one configuration group associated with the second configuration type, and hosting the service within the physical resources in accordance with the allocations.11-22-2012
20080263205Virtual server recirculation - In one embodiment, a method can include: (i) classifying a packet in a server load balancer (SLB) for determining if the packet is destined for a virtual Internet protocol (VIP) address hosted on the SLB; (ii) selecting a server from a group of servers representing the VIP address; (iii) changing a destination IP address of the packet from the VIP address to a real IP address of the selected server; and (iv) recirculating the packet for repeating the classifying.10-23-2008
20080235379NETWORK RESOURCE NEGOTIATION - Systems and methods according to these exemplary embodiments provide for methods and systems for negotiating resources in a communication system. One exemplary method includes transmitting, by a service manager, a request for a service, wherein the service request either explicitly provides, or implicitly refers to, a list of a plurality of service options for providing the service. Additionally, a resource manage can receive the transmission request from a service manager and process the request based upon either the explicitly transmitted list of service options or the reference to a list of service options.09-25-2008
20080235378POLICY ALGORITHM FOR SELECTION OF COMPATIBLE SYSTEMS FOR VIRTUAL SERVER MOBILITY - A method and system for selecting compatible systems for virtual server mobility. Responsive to determining a current location of a workload partition instance running on a managed server, mandatory compatibility tests specified in a compatibility policy associated with the workload partition instance are executed to compare properties of the managed server with properties of potential target systems. A list of potential target systems is generated that have passed the mandatory compatibility tests specified in a compatibility policy. Optional compatibility tests specified in a compatibility policy associated with the workload partition instance are executed. The potential target systems that have failed any of the optional compatibility tests are removed from the list to form a filtered list, wherein the filtered list comprises a list of potential target systems compatible to support relocation of process collections within the workload partition instance.09-25-2008
20090313375Fault-tolerance mechanism optimized for peer-to-peer network - Communication element (E12-17-2009
20120297071CLOUD COMPUTING ROAMING SERVICES - The present invention provides approaches for Cloud roaming services. It allows Cloud services to be offered to requestors that are abstracted from the underlying Cloud provider used to fulfill those services. The present invention provides the ability for Cloud providers to be dynamically associated with currently available Cloud services for requestors. The system and method describes two scenarios—a pull and push model—to align requestor required services to currently available services from Cloud providers. The requestor has a profile determining a prioritized list of Cloud providers that may be used, OR the primary Cloud provider may outsource services to a partner cloud. The algorithm shows how the provider decides which requestors have access to which services—based on current utilization and forecast. Also, location, roaming, network bandwidth and requestor processing capabilities may be sent to the provider of Cloud services to determine whether a change is needed.11-22-2012
20120297067Load Balancing System for Workload Groups - An apparatus for managing requests. The requests are received by a workload manager system to perform operations on data. A set of server applications is identified by the workload manager system to perform the operations in the requests based on a set of common resources used by the set of server applications. The set of server applications is in a workload group and the workload group is comprised of a plurality of application groups.11-22-2012
20080209044LOAD BALANCING OF SERVERS IN A CLUSTER - A system, method and program product for operating a cluster of servers. A load balancer, separate from the servers, selects servers to handle respective work requests assigned to the cluster based on a load balancing algorithm, and sends the work requests to the selected servers. The load balancer receives a request from another server not currently a member of the cluster. The request requests that the other server become a member of the cluster to handle work requests. In response to the request, the load balancer joins the other server as a member of the cluster to handle some work requests subsequently assigned to the cluster. The other server specifies to the load balancer a load threshold for the other server. The other server specifies to the load balancer a time-out to be used for the other server. The time-out indicates a time allotted for the other server to send a hello message since sending a previous hello message.08-28-2008
20110270988COMMUNICATION NETWORK AND NODE THEREOF, METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAID NODE AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - A communication network includes a control node and one or more controlled nodes. The control node transmits allocation information, which indicates a non-conflict region of each node in the communication frame, in a non-conflict region allocated to the control node, if an access request has been received from a new node, allocates a non-conflict region of the new node to the communication frame, and updates the allocation information based upon the allocation. The controlled node relays the allocation information in the non-conflict region of the controlled node if the allocation information has been received, and relays the access request in the non-conflict region of the controlled node if the access request has been received. The new node detects the conflict region and non-conflict region of the communication frame based upon the received allocation information, and transmits, in the detected conflict region, the access request to access the communication network.11-03-2011
20080201475Device Management Method Using Nodes Having Additional Attribute and Device Management Client Thereof - A device management (DM) method and a device management (DM) client use a node having an additional attribute. The DM client includes a node having a common attribute indicating attribute information that is common to every node and an additional attribute indicating attribute information of each node. The DM method includes: receiving a node generation command; and generating a node having a common attribute indicating attribute information that is common to every node and an additional attribute indicating attribute information of each node according to the node generation command.08-21-2008
20080201476Persistence Of Inter-Application Communication Patterns And Behavior Under User Control - An end-user or administrator is allowed to couple portlets in a portal through user interface events taking place on the portal display itself. When the portal is displayed, if the user actuates a control corresponding to a property in a portlet, a menu of actions that can be performed with that data by other portlets is provided to the user. In addition to this “conventional” manner, an alternative manner of actuating the component is provided to the user such that if the user actuates the control in this alternative manner, the user is provided the option of making the chosen action “persistent,” so that the next time the control is actuated by the user, or the associated property is otherwise produced, the chosen action is performed automatically, without requiring the user to choose an action.08-21-2008
20080201474COMPUTER SYSTEM - A technique for suppressing the need of active device check by an administrator by providing log data to the administrator for judging whether to replace hardware. A computer system includes: a terminal device in which a user performs direct operation or content check, a plurality of personal computers connected to the terminal device via a network and serving as objects of remote operation by the user, and a storage server device which accumulates information created or referenced by the user, and a start server device having a computer operation managing function which selects a usable personal computer and connects it to the terminal device so as to provide a use environment to the user when the user has made an allocation request to any one of the personal computers via the terminal device.08-21-2008
20080250143GRID ACCOUNTING METHOD AND SYSTEM - A method is provided for accounting the usage of networked resources and/or services available for invocation in a grid computing architecture, said grid computing architecture including a grid middleware for invoking said services and/or resources, said method comprising the act of receiving at least one resource and/or one service available for invocation, retrieving through a database contract information related to said available resource and/or service, said contract comprising at least cost data for invoking said resource and/or service, collecting from the grid middleware a usage message, said usage message including usage information related to at least one service and/or resource that have been actually invoked on said grid middleware, and accounting the usage based on said usage message and the cost data from the contract information.10-09-2008
20100146120CALLER-SPECIFIC VISIBILITY MASKS FOR NETWORKING OBJECTS - A computer configured to provide caller-specific network views, even when multiple callers are active on the computer. The operating system of the computer is configured to selectively perform network operations based on the identity of the caller. Network views are implemented by making subsets of networking objects available to each caller, such as a user or an application. Components that execute networking functions can, based on the identify of the caller, select networking objects to use in performing a requested function or verify that required networking objects are available to the caller. The network views may be stored as visibility masks in a database. APIs may be provided to create, modify, and delete visibility masks in the database. The masks may support arbitrary and potentially overlapping subsets of networking objects for the callers.06-10-2010
20120036268METHOD OF OPERATING INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESS AND SUBNET SYSTEM USING THE SAME - A method of operating an Internet protocol (IP) address allocates, creates, and processes an interface identifier (ID) of an IP address area. In the allocation, the IP address area includes a subnet prefix area and an Interface ID area, and certain bits of the Interface ID area are used as an index area of a subnet gateway. The allocation is implemented in order from the higher layer to the lower layer so that the Interface ID area is sequentially allocated from the higher bits for the index areas of the respective layers. The combination of the certain bits of the allocated Interface ID and the subnet prefix area of the IP address area is used as the subnet ID of the subnet layers. The lowest subnet gateway allocates the Interface ID to terminating equipment to access the IP network based on a format of the IP address.02-09-2012
20100146123RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD OF EACH TERMINAL APPARATUS USING RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SERVER APPARATUS - By a method for sharing and using possessed resources between a plurality of terminal apparatuses in a ubiquitous system environment, the resources possessed by the plurality of terminal apparatuses distributed in the system environment are shared and allocated to a user as necessary and the user can combine and use the allocated resources.06-10-2010
20110270990COMMUNICATION NETWORK METHOD AND APPARATUS HAVING INTELLIGENT PERIPHERAL RESOURCE PLATFORM WITH VARIABLE NUMBER OF PORTS ASSIGNED TO CONCURRENT DIFFERENT SERVICES - A service platform in a communications network connects callers to a service resource platform when implementing services requiring specialised resources. A number of different services use a common service resource platform. The service platform is programmed with respective maximum values for the number of calls originating from each service that may be connected to the service resource platform at one time and allows the call to be connected to the service resource platform at one time and allows the call to be connected to the service resource platform only when the count value for the respective service is less than the maximum count value. The service resource platform may have a single network address and a common range of ports that are freely allocated to calls generated by the different services running on the service platform.11-03-2011
20110125904INDEXING HETEROGENOUS RESOURCES - Resources are typically stored in homogenous data structures by shredding resource data into database tables destroying a native format of the resources. Typical approaches to indexing the resources rely on users indicating properties that should be indexed, using full text searches to create resource index documents, and other such labor and computation intensive processes. Functionality can be implemented to dynamically generate the resource index documents based on resource properties with minimal user input. The resource index documents can be in a_common format to facilitate access to resources stored in heterogeneous native resource formats.05-26-2011
20090063683INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION IN A DYNAMIC MULTI-DEVICE ENVIRONMENT - A system for managing operation of a “whiteboard” supported by one or more devices. A whiteboard may comprise a shared storage area allocated amongst the memories of one or more devices enabled for wireless communication. The whiteboard may be accessed by various programs, or “nodes,” resident on the devices. In at least one scenario, some nodes may provide information to a whiteboard section of one device for use by nodes that may exist on other devices. This information may be accessible via wireless communication The present invention may evaluate the requirements of the various active nodes in view of the status of the plurality of devices in order to both optimize whiteboard operation while conserving device resources.03-05-2009
20090063684WPAR HALTED ATTACK INTROSPECTION STACK EXECUTION DETECTION - Responding to an event at a server that supports workload partitions. An event is detected. The event is an activity that can degrade an ability of the server to function according to an intended purpose. The event is triggered by a communication from a client to the server. Responsive to detecting the event, a connection of the client to the server is temporarily suspended. A first workload partition is created. The connection is re-established between the client and the server. Responsive to re-establishing the connection, all data is routed from the client to the first workload partition. In an illustrative example, the event is allowed to continue on the first workload partition while forensic data is collected on the event.03-05-2009
20110125902Apparatus And A Method For Resource Management - An apparatus and a method are provided with the apparatus being arranged to control access to one or more resources in a computing device by one or more clients in said computing device. The apparatus further arranged to receive a request for access to a said resource from a first client, determine whether or not said resource is being used by a second client, and, if said resource is being used, remove said resource from said second client and provide said resource to said first client. The method and computer program correspond to the apparatus.05-26-2011
20090164635SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN A NETWORKED ENVIRONMENT - Methods and systems for allocating resources, such as computer controlled resources, in a networked system are described. An example system includes a network interface, an item database, a load balancer, a web proxy processor configured to selectively block or route an inbound user browser request, a cache cluster system configured to cache data and states for access by other system components, and program code stored in computer readable memory configured to store a session identifier on a user terminal associated with a user browser, process an item acquisition request from the user browser while the browser is accessing a first website, transmit to the browser an indication that the acquisition request is accepted if the acquisition request meets a predefined criterion, if the acquisition request is accepted then automatically transmit to the browser an offer to transfer the item to another, use the session identifier for identification, and determine if a transfer instruction has been received from the browser.06-25-2009
20090164634Automatic Intranet and Internet Detection for Enhanced Browsing and Information Discovery within Collaborative Applications - A computer-implemented method of managing bookmarks within a collaborative application can include receiving a user input specifying a universal resource locator (URL) to be bookmarked and determining whether a bookmark record including the URL exists. Responsive to determining that a bookmark record including the URL does not exist, an address and a network type for the URL can be determined. A bookmark record including the URL and the network type can be stored.06-25-2009
20120198076Migrating Logical Partitions - Methods for migrating logical partitions. The method may include dynamically discovering a destination system for migration; remotely creating an environment on the destination system for accepting the runtime migration; and migrating a running logical partition from a source system to the destination system. The source system may be managed by a source management system and the destination system may be managed by a destination management system. Dynamically discovering the destination system for migration may comprise establishing a communications channel between the source management system and the destination management system; obtaining a list of candidate systems from the destination management system; and validating resources of at least one candidate system.08-02-2012
20120198070Content Replication Workflow in Content Delivery Networks - A method for populating edge servers within a content delivery network (CDN) having a plurality of points of presence (POPs) is disclosed. A first function is performed that gathers popularity information for a content object. Popularity trends for the popularity information are determined through analysis with historical popularity information. A number of copies of the content object for each of the plurality of POPs is determined. The number is passed as a variable to a second function. The second function is performed that adds or deletes copies of the content object for each of the plurality of POPs as a function of the popularity trend and the number.08-02-2012
20120096170REPLENISHING A USER ACCOUNT WITH MORE ACCESS RESOURCES NEEDED FOR ACCESSING NETWORK SERVICES - A network access server (NAS) determines the status of availability (e.g., how much more quota is unused) of an access resource, and sends a notification embedded in a point-to-point protocol (PPP) packet. The format of the packet is chosen such that definition/use of higher layers (e.g., HTTP) is not required to communicate the status to a client system. As a result, the user may be notified even if software such as web browser is not being executed on the client system.04-19-2012
20090138600Takeover Processes in Security Network Integrated with Premise Security System - An integrated security system is described comprising a gateway located at a first location. The gateway includes a takeover component that establishes a coupling with a first controller of a security system installed at the first location. The security system includes security system components coupled to the first controller. The takeover component automatically extracts security data of the security system from the first controller. The gateway automatically transfers the security data extracted from the controller to a second controller. The second controller is coupled to the security system components and replaces the first controller.05-28-2009
20090187658System for Allocating Resources in a Distributed Computing System - According to one embodiment, a distributed computing system includes a resource control system coupled to a web server. The web server configured in a service oriented architecture and operable to provide a business application by executing a plurality of services on a plurality of computers configured in the distributed computing system. The resource control system is operable to determine a performance parameter of the business application, and provision or un-provision one of the plurality of computers according to the determined performance parameter.07-23-2009
20090164637RELAY SERVER AND RELAY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A relay server that implements a virtual file sharing system includes shared resource and message information that can be managed in an integrated manner, and a user of a client terminal can be appropriately notified of changes of the shared resource, or the like. The relay server includes a shared resource information registration unit, which stores shared resource information when a resource is shared by a plurality of client terminals. The shared resource information includes, for example, resource information, account information of the client terminal that shares the resource, and message information regarding a message exchanged among the client terminals. The relay server includes a control unit, which adds, when the resource becomes sharable or is shared by the client terminal, message information regarding a message notifying of such resource sharability or resource sharing to the shared resource information.06-25-2009
20090164638SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPLINK RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN MOBILE INTERNET - A system for uplink resource allocation in mobile Internet for remote-controlling robots includes a schedule policy table for storing therein priorities assigned to the robots to support required image qualities of images received from the robots and maximum allocatable uplink resource amounts for the robots; and a scheduler for allocating uplink resources to the robots based on the priorities, the maximum allocatable uplink resource amounts and required bandwidths received from the robots. Each of the robots includes a camera for taking the images; an encoder for encoding the images taken by the camera; and a mobile Internet terminal, having a transmission queue for temporarily storing therein the encoded images, for transmitting the encoded image in the transmission queue to a remote control center via the uplink resources allocated based on the required bandwidth, which is calculated based on status of the transmission queue.06-25-2009
20090164636RELAY SERVER AND RELAY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A relay server and a relay communication system can easily synchronize resource information with a resource when terminals share the resource. When an instruction to synchronize shared resource information is given, the relay server transmits the synchronization instruction to each resource sharing terminal based on the shared resource information. Having received the synchronization instruction, when the shared resource information includes the resource that is owned by the terminal, the resource sharing terminal compares the resource information and the resource. If the resource information and the resource do not match, the resource sharing terminal updates the resource information to the latest information, and transmits, to the relay server, an instruction to update the shared resource information including the resource information. Thus, the resource information of an entire network can be synchronized by one synchronization instruction.06-25-2009
20090144426METHOD AND DEVICE FOR USER MANAGEMENT IN PRESENCE SYSTEM AND PRESENCE SYSTEM - To reduce traffic between multiple servers in a presence system and improve the performance of the presence system, a method and device is provided for user-management in a presence system, and a presence system. The presence system comprises multiple presence servers communicating through a network, and said device for user-management comprises a combining means for combining multiple user sets among which there are the greatest correlations into a user set to be allocated; and an allocating means for allocating said user set to be allocated to one presence server which can contain said user set to be allocated. Through allocating multiple user sets among which there are the greatest correlations to a same presence server, communications among users in the user set are performed within a same presence server, reducing occupations for network resources and improving performance of the presence system.06-04-2009
20090144422GLOBAL LOAD BASED FILE ALLOCATION AMONG A PLURALITY OF GEOGRAPHICALLY DISTRIBUTED STORAGE NODES - A method for balancing loads on a plurality of geographically distributed storage nodes coupled to a communications network, includes: receiving a request from a user device to download a data file; identifying all storage nodes from a plurality of geographically distributed storage nodes containing the requested data file; selecting a first storage node containing the requested file to serve the request; and determining if the first storage node is too busy, wherein if the first storage node is determined not to be too busy, directing the request to the first storage node, otherwise searching for a second storage node containing the requested data file that is not too busy and, if the second storage node is found, directing the request to the second storage node.06-04-2009
20090138599Selecting Communication Channels in a Computing Device - A computing device combines presence, profile, and preferences information of the originators and recipients of communications in such a way as to enable a communication session or sessions between the session originator and one or more recipients to be automatically set up over one or more channels of communication. The channel or channels that are selected are those that best fit the constraints expressed in the presence, profile, and preferences of the originators and recipients of communications.05-28-2009
20090287822GROUP BASED ALLOCATION OF NETWORK BANDWIDTH - The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for group based allocation of terminal server network bandwidth. Output packets are classified into groups based on classification criteria. Output packets for each group are queue into a corresponding queue. During a queue flush cycle each queue containing data is flushed for an essentially equal amount of time. Flushing each queue essentially equally reduces the negative impact that can otherwise result when a subset of sessions (or even a single session) request(s) a disproportional share of terminal server network bandwidth. Responsiveness can be further increased by distributing the essentially equal amount for each queue across the queue flush cycle.11-19-2009
20090049174System and method for managing access to resources and functionality of client computers in a client/server environment - Methods, systems, and apparatus for managing at least one client computer in a client-server computing system. The start-up boot process of the client computer is interrupted before the standard operating system user initialization program is executed. One or more resources to be permitted for use on the client computer, such as a communicative connection with the server, are enabled. An alternative user interface program which may be either a remote desktop access program or a task-oriented computer program is executed. Upon termination of the alternative user interface program, the alternative user interface program is automatically reexecuted to prevent self-help access to resources by the user. The alternative user interface program serves as the sole user interface to the client computer, and limits access by the user to resources to only one or more permitted resources.02-19-2009
20100005173Method, system and computer program product for server selection, application placement and consolidation - A plurality of application profiles are obtained, for a plurality of applications. Each of the profiles specifies a list of resources, and requirements for each of the resources, associated with a corresponding one of the applications. Specification of a plurality of constraints associated with the applications is facilitated, as is obtaining a plurality of cost models associated with at least two different kinds of servers on which the applications are to run. A recommended server configuration is generated for running the applications, by formulating and solving a bin packing problem. Each of the at least two different kinds of servers is treated as a bin of a different size, based on its capacity, and has an acquisition cost associated therewith. The size is substantially equal to a corresponding one of the resource requirement as given by a corresponding one of the application profiles. Each of the applications is treated as an item, with an associated size, to be packed into the bins. The bin packing problem develops the recommended server configuration based on reducing a total acquisition cost while satisfying the constraints and the sizes of the applications.01-07-2010
20090177777Machine-Processable Semantic Description For Resource Management - A method and associated apparatus is provided for generating a machine-processable semantic description of a first manageable resource of an application domain. In accordance with an embodiment of the invention, the first manageable resource is characterized by a set of aspects. Accordingly, an ontology is provided for the application domain that provides a terminology and rules for describing the set of aspects of the first manageable resources of the application domain in a semantic way. The semantic description of the first manageable resource is then generated compliant to the terminology and the rules of the ontology to describe semantically the set of aspects.07-09-2009
20090019159TRANSPARENTLY EXTERNALIZING PLUG-IN COMPUTATION TO CLUSTER - External processing of a request directed to an external software program from an invocation source to a cluster of computing devices. A wrapper tool is provided for processing the request from the invocation source. The request includes operations to be performed by the external software program on the host computer. The wrapper tool intercepted the request and extracts information included in the intercepted request. The extracted information is transmitted to a cluster scheduler. The cluster scheduler identifies a set of computing devices in the cluster of computing devices for processing the request. The identified set of computing devices processes the intercepted request as a function of the intercepted request, the information and the invocation source. A result is provided in response to the processed request from the identified set of computing devices to the invocation source.01-15-2009
20090327495COMPUTING WITH LOCAL AND REMOTE RESOURCES USING AUTOMATED OPTIMIZATION - A method for automatically selecting resources to be used by a given computing process. The method includes determining resources that will be required for execution of the process and then ascertaining availability at and capabilities of local and remote resources at a desired processing time. An appropriate combination of resources is then selected from local and remote resources that will satisfy one or more predetermined criteria. A second method represents a method for allocating local and/or remote computing resources. Local computing resources include local processing power and local storage. Remote computing resources include remote processing power and remote storage. The method includes receiving an indication of a function to be performed at a future time; then determining a local resource limitation of performing the function at the future time; and then automatically allocating one or more of the remote computing resources for performance of the function.12-31-2009
20090327494COMMON RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN A SERVER CLUSTER - A system for assigned resource management, including multiple computer servers, each identifiable by an identifier, and a resource table stored on a computer-readable data storage medium and accessible to any of the servers, where any of the servers is configured to establish itself as manager for a resource, if no record in the resource table indicates that a manager exists for the resource, by including its identifier in a record in the resource table for the resource in a manner that indicates that the server is manager for the resource, where any of the servers is configured to include its identifier in a list of servers in the record for the resource that wish to participate in the performance by the manager of at least one action regarding the resource, and where the manager is configured to perform the action regarding the resource.12-31-2009
20090327492TEMPLATE-BASED APPROACH FOR WORKLOAD GENERATION - A system and method for workload generation include a processor for identifying a workload model by determining each of a hierarchy for workload generation, time scales for workload generation, and states and transitions at each of the time scales, and defining a parameter by determining each of fields for user specific attributes, application specific attributes, network specific attributes, content specific attributes, and a probability distribution function for each of the attributes; a user level template unit corresponding to a relatively slow time scale in signal communication with the processor; an application level template corresponding to a relatively faster time scale in signal communication with the processor; a stream level template corresponding to a relatively fastest time scale in signal communication with the processor; and a communications adapter in signal communication with the processor for defining a workload generating unit responsive to the template units.12-31-2009
20090187659WIRELESS CONTENT DISTRIBUTION AND ADVERTISING - A method, system and software enable location- and profile-based display material to be aggregated and distributed to a mobile wireless device, on which a wireless connection manager application is installed, while roaming on any wireless IP network. This involves the steps of: identifying the connected user; locating the currently connected network geographically; using user preferences and location to select at least one provider and to filter display material from each provider; using hotspot capacity limitation information to filter out any display material not matching delivery bandwidth requirements; aggregating the display materials to be updated on the mobile wireless device; and retrieving display material directly from the selected providers to ensure up-to-date display material.07-23-2009
20090187661Interference suppression methods for 802.11 - An 802.11 source station transmits a signal with the duration field other than that required for the transmission to prevent transmission by other stations during known sequences. Thus, the source station uses the duration field to spoof the actual time the medium will be occupied, to stations within range of the signal. A station within range of the transmitted signal will check the duration field of the transmitted signal, and update the station's network allocation vector. Thus, the station will not transmit because the station's network allocation vector indicates that the medium is in use, even though the station maybe unable to hear the carrier. Accordingly, spoofed stations may, for example, 1) delay transmission until a more critical transmission has completed, 2) allow unknown or foreign protocol to have preferential use of the medium, 3) prevent interference from hidden stations, and 4) allow sharing of the medium by overlapping basic service sets.07-23-2009
20090187660Load balancer having band control function and setting method thereof - A load balancer includes a configuration information receiving unit that receives configuration information having address information of all the servers to which a request is directed and the type of service provided by each server, a load balance setting unit that configures so that a request transmitted from a client is transmitted to one of the servers corresponding to a service type specified in a message in accordance with the configuration information, and a band setting unit that calculates the number of the servers for each service type in accordance with the configuration information and assigns a band of a line to each service in accordance with the calculated number.07-23-2009
20130219068PREDICTING DATACENTER PERFORMANCE TO IMPROVE PROVISIONING - Methods of predicting datacenter performance to improve provisioning are described. In an embodiment, a resource manager element receives a request from a tenant which describes an application that the tenant wants executed by a multi-resource, multi-tenant datacenter. The request that has been received is mapped to a set of different candidate resource combinations within the datacenter, where each candidate resource combination can be used to execute the application in a manner which satisfies a high level constraint specified within the request. This mapping may, for example, be performed using a combination of benchmarking and an analytical model. In some examples, each resource combination may comprise a number of virtual machines and a bandwidth between those machines. Data relating to at least a subset (and in some examples, two or more) of the candidate resource combinations is then presented to the tenant.08-22-2013
20090144427Method and System for Optimally Allocating a Network Service - A network service allocation device is disclosed. The device comprises a probe, a module, and an engine. The device collects performance data relating to the physical characteristics of a distributed data processing system. The module utilizes the performance data to identify two or more node clusters on the distributed data processing system. The engine correlates the node clusters and one or more performance rules as related to the network service to provide a map of node cluster(s) for supporting the network service, or a list of one or more servers within a node cluster for supporting the network service.06-04-2009
20100293277MULTI-SOURCE BROADBAND AGGREGATION ROUTER - A router has one or more wired connections to a remote computer network and one or more wireless connections to the remote computer network for managing a plurality of data routes between computers of a local area network and the remote computer network. In optimizing multi-broadband sources for the local computer network, the router determines an aggregate bandwidth of the data routes and segregates the aggregate bandwidth into two or more independent bandwidth routes for selective allocation of one of the bandwidth routes to each data exchange between the local computer network and the remote computer network. The bandwidth routes may be distinguished based on the differing types of connections of the router and the remote computer network, the differing types of connections of the router and the plurality of the computers, the varying latency of the data routes, the directional flows of data along the data routes, the security level of the data exchange between the computers and the remote data network, and the security level of the connections between the router and the remote data network.11-18-2010
20110225300RESOURCE ALLOCATION APPARATUS, RESOURCE ALLOCATION PROGRAM AND RECORDING MEDIA, AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD - A resource allocation apparatus 09-15-2011
20110225301METHOD OF ALLOCATION OF RESOURCE, COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, BASE STATION, AND PROGRAM - A base station (09-15-2011
20110225299MANAGING PERFORMANCE INTERFERENCE EFFECTS ON CLOUD COMPUTING SERVERS - A method described herein includes an act of receiving indications of threshold levels of quality of service to maintain for each of a plurality of virtual machines sharing computing resources on a server, wherein quality of service is affected by interference caused by the plurality of virtual machines sharing the computing resources on the server. The method also includes an act of dynamically allocating computing resources amongst the plurality of virtual machines to maintain levels of quality of service for each of the plurality of virtual machines at or above the threshold levels of quality of service.09-15-2011
20110145414PROFILE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS - Systems and methods for profile management on a network are disclosed. A profile management system for first and second servers on the network may include a profile manager configured to manage a first profile that uniquely identifies the first server on the network; and an administrator configured to issue a command to the profile manager instructing the profile manager to migrate the first profile such that the first profile is no longer associated with the first server, and such that the first profile uniquely identifies the second server on the network, wherein at least one of the first and second servers is a conjoined server.06-16-2011
20090083423System and Computer Program Product for Zoning of Devices in a Storage Area Network - A system and computer program product for performing zoning of devices, such as Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) devices, for example, in a storage area network (SAN) in which all host systems of the SAN are automatically mapped to all of the storage systems are provided. Mechanisms for automatically mapping backend storage enclosures to appropriate storage system controllers on the SAN are provided. The zoning is automatically performed based on whether ports/phys are coupled to host systems, storage systems, and whether there are storage system controllers associated with the storage systems. Based on the automatic zoning, mapping of the storage devices of the storage systems to the host systems may be automatically performed via zone permission tables. By automating the zoning, users that do not necessarily have a detailed knowledge of the storage device communication protocol or SANs may configure the SAN even if it utilizes a complex and large architecture.03-26-2009
20090049177Provisioning Grid Services to Maintain Service Level Agreements - A method, apparatus, and computer instructions for provisioning grid resources for a set of grid services. The service performance for the set of grid services is monitored. The set of grid services has a set of service level agreements. In response to monitoring service performance, a determination is made as to whether current allocations of grid resources is sufficient to maintain performance levels for the set of grid services to meet the set of service level objectives. In response to the current allocations being insufficient to maintain the performance levels, the current allocations of the grid resources are dynamically reallocated or provisioned for the set of grid services to maintain service levels for the set of grid services.02-19-2009
20090049176SCALABLE VIRTUAL PARTITIONING OF RESOURCES - Resources are partitioned via a virtual partitioning system to distribute the resources over a plurality of resource servers. A virtual partition table can be kept at each of a set of resource managers handling requests for resources in tandem. When a resource is requested, a virtual partition value is calculated algorithmically, and the value is mapped to a resource component via the virtual partition table. The resource component encapsulates information indicating on which of the resource servers the resource resides and can provide a component for performing operations on the resource even though the requester does not have information about where the resource resides. The resources can be repartitioned by modifying the virtual partition table, thus allowing the addition of additional resource servers to the system while the resources remain available. Additional resource types can be added without reengineering the system.02-19-2009
20090055535DEPLOYING RESOURCES IN TARGET SERVER ENVIRONMENTS - Provided are a method, system, and article of manufacture for deploying resources in target server environments. A service description indicates at least one resource and for each resource values for properties for the resource. At least one artifact construct is created for at least one resource indicating the values for the properties for the resource. A determination is made of at least one of a plurality of target server artifact creators. The at least one artifact construct is communicated to the determined at least one target server artifact creator. The at least one target server artifact creator implements resources for a corresponding target server environment. The at least one determined target server artifact creator creates an implementation of the resource for the at least one artifact construct having the values indicated in the artifact construct for execution in the corresponding target server environment.02-26-2009
20090055534TIERED NETWORK STRUCTURE FOR LARGE CE DEVICE POPULATIONS - Consumer electronic (CE) devices can each store a concierge network address of a centralized information server (CIS). In response to receiving a model number from a CE device, the CIS can return a list of resources available to the CE device, including network addresses for an update list server providing the CE device with a list of current software available for download to the CE device, a news link server providing the CE device with a list of news feeds, and a video/music list server providing a list of video and/or music available to the CE device.02-26-2009
20120079117SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR SCANNING AND INDEXING DATA FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES - A system, method and computer program product are provided for scanning and indexing data for different purposes. Included is a universal engine operable to scan and index data stored in at least one device, for a plurality of different purposes. Further provided is at least one application for controlling the universal engine to perform the scanning and indexing for at least one of the different purposes.03-29-2012
20120079116APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ALLOCATING DEVICES TO A COMMUNICATION ROUTE - There is provided an apparatus and method for allocating devices to a communication route. Network topology information and device information including a device-cost assigned to each of candidate-devices allowed to be allocated to a plurality of segments on the communication route are provided. An integer/linear programming problem is generated to obtain a feasible device-allocation, and an objective function for calculating an objective function value is defined. A sequence of feasible device-allocations are generated by sequentially generating a next feasible device-allocation from a current feasible device-allocation while improving an objective function value until the objective function value is not improved any more, and the last one of the sequence of feasible device-allocations is determined to be an optimum device-allocation. The next feasible device-allocation is generated from the current feasible device-allocation by replacing a basic candidate-device with an alternative candidate-device selected based on reduced-costs calculated for nonbasic candidate-devices.03-29-2012
20120079115REQUEST ROUTING IN A NETWORKED ENVIRONMENT - A system, methods, and interfaces for managing request routing functionality associated with resource requests for one or more resources associated with a content provider. The request routing functionality can correspond to the processing of domain name service (“DNS”) requests for resources by computing devices and the resolution of the DNS requests by the identification of a network address of a computing device that will provide the requested resources. Unlike traditional CDN service provider implementation, the processing of resource requests by the service provider is separate from the delivery of the content by the content provider (or on behalf of the content provider).03-29-2012
20080263208Method and system for identifying available resources in a peer-to-peer network - A method for a peer of a peer-to-peer network to search for an available resource is provided. The method initiates with representing a request for the available resource as a request bit string. The method includes transmitting the request to a parent of the peer. Then, an aggregate availability bit string associated with the parent is accessed. The aggregate availability bit string represents an aggregate resource availability for all children of the parent. Next, a logical operation is performed with the bits of the aggregate availability bit string and the bits of the request bit string. Then, it is determined whether any of the children of the parent are able to provide the available resource based upon a result of the logical operation. A peer-to-peer grid and a system for publishing and identifying an available resource in a peer-to-peer distributed network are also provided.10-23-2008
20080263207METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING DYNAMIC GROUP MANAGEMENT FOR DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE APPLICATIONS - A method, computer readable media, and apparatus of hierarchical-based communication session and data distribution management that indexes client's communication preferences and network attribute information. Indexing is used to generate dynamic group membership lists that map into communication groups. Indexing is replicated at control nodes in the network overlay to allow distributed management of group membership. Send/receive operations are decoupled through data distribution and the indexing structure. Senders and receivers register their group communication interests to a parent node in the hierarchy. The session control structure aggregates client interest and dynamically updates replicas at control nodes which are selected according to the changes in registered client interest. The indexing structure has self-managing properties for automatic clustering based on client session and data interests, and dynamic partitioning of the session/data interest attribute space. Group membership is managed by querying the indexed session/data distribution management structure and mapping output to communication groups.10-23-2008
20080263206METHOD FOR REDUCING VARIABILITY AND OSCILLATIONS IN LOAD BALANCING RECOMMENDATIONS USING HISTORICAL VALUES AND WORKLOAD METRICS - The present invention provides a method of preventing harmful variability and oscillation in weight based, dynamic load balancing environments. More specifically, the present invention relates to methods to effectively determine the magnitude of weight changes in dynamic load balancing environments based on the workload magnitude and server farm capacity. This method depends on the development of new multi-system characteristics such as a relative workload metric to characterize the workload of the system relative to the collective capacity of all of the systems to handle the workload.10-23-2008
20110231555BROKERING STATE INFORMATION AND IDENTITY AMONG USER AGENTS, ORIGIN SERVERS, AND PROXIES - Methods, signals, devices, and systems are provided for using proxy servers to transparently forward messages between clients and origin servers if, and only if, doing so does not violate network policies. In some systems, a transparent proxy uses a combination of standard-format HTTP commands, embedding auxiliary information in URLs and other tools and techniques to redirect an initial client request to one or more policy modules, such as a login server or an identity broker or an access control server. The policy module authenticates the request, and uses HTTP redirection to have the client transmit authorization data to the proxy. The proxy extracts the authorization data, directs the client to use a corresponding cookie, and subsequently provides the implicitly requested proxy services to the client in response to the client's subsequently providing the authorization data in a cookie. This is accomplished without requiring installation of any invention-specific software or hardware on either the client or the origin server, and also works with proxy servers that are known to the client. Unless the client request violates network policy, a person using the client will generally perceive no reduction of services, and will instead benefit from the proxy's caching and/or other performance enhancements.09-22-2011
20110231553AUTHORIZING IUT REPLICATION AND DISTINGUISHING REQUESTS FOR REPLICATION FROM TRANSFERS - A method of replicating a media session in a Service Centralized and Continuity Application Server (SCC AS), the method comprising receiving a collaborative replication session invite request from a second wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), performing authorization of the collaborative replication session invite request, allocating a media resource for a replicated media flow, transmitting a response for the replicated media flow in a media resource function (MRF) to second WTRU, updating an access leg on a first WTRU for the replicated media flow with the MRF, and updating a remote leg for the replicated media flow in the MRF.09-22-2011
20110231550METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HIERARCHICAL MANAGEMENT OF SYSTEM RESOURCES - A capability is provided for managing resources of a system. The system resources are managed using a hierarchical organization of the system resources. The resources of the system are managed using at least one hierarchical resource pool, where a hierarchical resource pool includes a master resource pool and a plurality of virtual resource pools. The master resource pool includes a logical representation of the resources managed by the hierarchical resource pool. The virtual resource pools include logical representations of respective subsets of the resources managed by the hierarchical resource pool. A method for managing resources of a management system includes receiving, from a borrower, a resource request for one of a plurality of resources of the management system where the resources are managed using a hierarchal resource pool, identifying a virtual resource pool associated with the resource request, and determining whether to serve the resource request from the identified virtual resource pool.09-22-2011
20090100180Incremental Run-Time Session Balancing In A Multi-Node System - An approach migrates database sessions from a database server on which performance and resource availability requirements are not being met to another database server. Because workload is removed from the database server not meeting these requirements, improved performance there is promoted. Furthermore, the approach switches the users in a way that attempts to keep performance and resource availability levels at the database server receiving the database sessions within goals for performance and resource availability.04-16-2009
20090100179METHOD OF CONTROLLING RESOURCES USING OUT-OF-BAND SIGNALING - Provided is a method of controlling resources using out-of-band signaling. A central admission entity checks subscription information of a user requesting resources and policies of a network for call setting, determines whether the resources are to be assigned, and distributes an IP-level flow descriptor to an edge node of the network in order to assign the resources. The edge node receiving the IP-level flow descriptor performs mapping of the IP-level flow descriptor to flow state aware (FSA) parameters, and generates a start node. Thus, a process of in-band signaling can be simplified by omitting respond and reconfirm operations.04-16-2009
20090210534Method of Providing Services in a Network, Network Element and Computer Program Product - The invention focuses on providing services (08-20-2009
20090210531Utilizing removable virtual volumes for sharing data on a storage area network - The present disclosure provides data sharing through virtual removable volumes. A virtual volume of a SAN (storage area network) is presented to clients as a virtual removable volume. A controlling application controls access of clients connected to the SAN to the virtual removable volume. The controlling application allows only one client at a time to access the virtual removable volume. The controlling application allows a first client to mount the virtual removable volume as a removable volume. The controlling application then causes the first client to unmount the virtual removable volume and allows a second client to mount the virtual removable volume as a removable volume. In this way, the first client and second client are able to share data via the virtual removable volume without causing corruption of data and without requiring a shared file system or physical transfer of removable media.08-20-2009
20100161803Java Enterprise Resource Management System and Method - A Java enterprise resource management (JERM) system and method are provided that allow both timing metrics and call metrics to be monitored and gathered in real-time, and which can cause appropriate actions to be taken in real-time. The JERM system provides a level of granularity with respect to the monitoring of methods triggered during a transaction that is equivalent to or better than that which is currently provided in the aforementioned known call-analysis resource management systems. In addition, the JERM system also provides information associated with the timing of hops that occur between servers, and between and within applications, during a transaction. Because all of this information is obtained in real-time, the JERM system is able to respond in real-time to cause resources to be scaled in or scaled out in a way that provides improved efficiency and productivity, and that enables the enterprise to quickly recover from resource failures.06-24-2010
20090222561Method, Apparatus and Computer Program Product Implementing Session-Specific URLs and Resources - Methods, apparatus and computer program products implement session-specific URIs for allocating network resources by receiving a request from a user for at least one network resource; assigning a session-specific URI to the at least one network resource for use in identifying the at least one network resource and controlling access to the at least one network resource; updating a network directory service with the session-specific URI; and communicating the session-specific URI to the user. The user communicates the session-specific URI to other participants in the session during which the at least one network resource will be used. After a pre-determined time, the session ends and the at least one network resource is de-allocated by, for example, changing the URI of the at least one network resource. Frequent changes of URIs hinder efforts by unauthorized individuals to gain access to network resources.09-03-2009
20090204711METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING REMOTE ACCESS TO APPLICATIONS - A method of remotely providing an application includes receiving, at an access server, a request for an application from a client. One or more application servers which are capable of providing the requested application are identified base at least in part on a resource of the identified one or more application servers. The client is provided with the identified one or more application servers which are capable of providing the application.08-13-2009
20090106423Providing Services Via A Communication System - A method provides services via a communication system. The method comprises comparing an identifier relating to a removable storage means to information on at least one set, wherein each set is related to at least one identifier. The method further comprises fetching at least one feature determined for said at least one set, when the comparing shows that said identifier belongs to said at least one set. Furthermore, the method comprises providing a communication device equipped with the removable storage means with a service in association with said at least one feature. A computer program, removable storage means, communication device and a network element are configured to execute the method.04-23-2009
20090248874METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTING REQUESTS AMONG A PLURALITY OF RESOURCES - The invention relates to a method and apparatus for distributing a request to one of a plurality of resources. A request is mapped to a location in mathematical mapping space. Each of the plurality of resources is mapped to a respective location or locations in the mathematical mapping space. The request is allocated to one of the resources based on a mathematical relationship between the request location and the resource location in the mathematical mapping space. An apparatus for distributing a request to one of a plurality of resources includes the plurality of resources and an input receiving a resource request. A mapper in communication with the input maps the request to a request location in a mathematical mapping space and maps each of the plurality of resources to at least one resource locations in the mathematical mapping space. A distributor distributes the request to one of the plurality of resources in response to a mathematical relationship between the locations of the request and resources in the mathematical mapping space. The invention also relates to a method and apparatus for requesting data from one of a plurality of servers. An virtual network of nodes is generated in response to a data request. A first node on the virtual network of nodes is chosen randomly, and a path generated from the first node to the root on the virtual network. At least one node on the path is mapped to a respective one of the plurality of servers and data is requested from a server. The node may be mapped to the server using the method and apparatus for distributing a request to one of a plurality of resources of the present invention.10-01-2009
20090210535RESOURCE ASSIGNMENT IN A DISTRIBUTED ENVIRONMENT - Determining processing requirements for processing communications in a communication network includes determining non real-time processing requirements for processing the communications based on communication handling statistics obtained from at least one network element, in the communication network, that distributes the communications. Near real-time processing requirements for processing the communications are determined based on at least one of the communication handling statistics and the non real-time processing requirements. At least one of the non real-time processing requirements and the near real-time processing requirements is forwarded to a processing element that processes at least one of the non real-time processing requirements and the near real-time processing requirements.08-20-2009
20090210533 DEVICE AND A METHOD FOR SHARING RESOURCES IN A NETWORK OF PEERS - A device and a method for sharing resources in a network of peers are disclosed. A user may compile a wish list (08-20-2009
20090210532METHOD FOR SELECTIVE SERVICE UPDATES FOR COMMUNICATION NETWORKS - A method for performing selective updating procedure of service advertisements. In this method, a Master personal gateway (08-20-2009
20090210530TERMINATION CRITERIA IN SERVICE DISCOVERY REQUEST - The expression of search termination criteria in service discovery requests. When a client is to make a service discovery request, the client includes the service criteria that the service can use to verify whether they provide a matching service. However, the client also includes search termination criteria that specifies the criteria that the client will use to terminate the request. When deciding whether or not to send a response to the service discovery request, the service may elect not to send a response to the service discovery request if its logic determines that there is reduced chance that the response would be received by the client prior to the client terminating the request.08-20-2009
20090222560METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATED DEPLOYMENT PLANNING FOR VIRTUAL APPLIANCES - A method and system for integrated server-storage deployment planning for virtual appliances is provided. One implementation involves determining a performance cost in deploying the virtual appliance to different pairings of candidate host and storage subsystems. A host and storage subsystem pair is preferentially selected among the candidate pairings, a pairing of a host and storage subsystem with certain performance cost to satisfy performance requirements of the virtual appliance. Deployment planning may further involve deploying a virtual appliance on one or more appropriate spatially proximate hosts and storage subsystems that exhibit certain preferable connectivity and path capacity to satisfy the performance requirements of the virtual appliance.09-03-2009
20090222562LOAD SKEWING FOR POWER-AWARE SERVER PROVISIONING - The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method facilitates energy-aware connection distribution among a plurality of servers in a cluster. A set of busy servers in the cluster can be provided that each handle a high number of connections. In addition, a set of tail servers in the cluster can be managed that each maintain a low number of connections. A load skewing component gives priority to at least a subset of the set of busy servers when dispatching new connection requests from a plurality of users. In addition, the load skewing component controls the number of tail servers to maintain a sufficient number for energy-aware operation.09-03-2009
20120198071Distributed Landing Pad and Brick Topology for Content Storage in Content Delivery Networks - A method for ingest of content for a content delivery network (CDN) having a plurality of geographically distinct points of presence (POPs) A first landing-pad application program interface (API) is hosted and accessible from a first POP. A second landing-pad API is hosted and accessible from a second POP. First and second content objects are received at the first and second land-pad APIs, respectively. A first tag is analyzed to find it applicable to the first content object. A second tag is analyzed to be applicable to the second content object. First and second storage media are selected based upon the respective analyses of the tags. The content object objects are stored with the respective storage media. The first and second content objects are stored in a consistent file structure.08-02-2012
20090254660SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COORDINATED MANAGEMENT OF POWER USAGE AND RUNTIME PERFORMANCE IN PERFORMANCE-MANAGED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS - Systems and methods are provided for dynamically controlling application placement and server resource allocation in a distributed system wherein a performance manager and power manager collaborate during run-time execution of data processing tasks to coordinate management and control of workload placement and server usage and dynamically determine a tradeoff between performance level and power usage that meets power and performance objectives10-08-2009
20090240812DOMAIN NAME ACQUISITION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - A preferred embodiment of the present invention can accept an indication of a domain name or set of domain names from interested entity. The desired domain names are names that an interested entity desires to register through a domain name registration system or systems, such as that operated by a registry-accredited registrar. The system can closely monitor the domain name registry or registrar databases used to provide domain name resolution or registration over a distributed network, such as the Internet, and determine the expiration or availability of the name or names supplied by the interested entity. When a desired domain name appears to be available, the system can register or re-register the domain name through a domain registration service. If there is more than one interested entity for a domain name, the system can also facilitate an auction for the domain name.09-24-2009
20090240808Bandwidth and Latency Controller - Systems and methods described relate to controlling bandwidth and latency in a remote computing environment. A controller establishes a remote session between a client and a remote server. Data transfer between the client and the remote server is routed through the controller. The controller regulates bandwidth consumption and latency in the remote session by simulating a session bandwidth that can be less than the available bandwidth and by injecting delays into data packets transferred in the remote session. Such systems and methods can be used to prioritize remote client sessions and test deployment of applications in a remote computing environment.09-24-2009
20090248871SERVER AND CONNECTING DESTINATION SERVER SWITCH CONTROL METHOD - A connecting destination server switch control method for switching a server and the connecting destination of the server is provided, the method realizing a larger-scaled network system by distributing a load to each cache server, thus reducing the total load and dynamically modifying a logical network according to the load of each cache server even when there is a plurality of content servers that are content distributors. In a situation where cache servers whose management sources differ are connected in many steps, the total load caused by content acquisition can be reduced by modifying the content acquisition source server of a cache server for each piece of content.10-01-2009
20090248875Socket Management Device and Socket Management Method - In order to properly allocates a limited number of sockets to applications (10-01-2009
20090248872REALTIME MEDIA DISTRIBUTION IN A P2P NETWORK - Nodes in a realtime p2p media distribution can act in the role of ‘Amplifiers’ to increase the total available bandwidth in the network and thus to improve the quality of the realtime media consumed by the viewers. Examples of such media consumptions are TV channels over the Internet, video on demand films and files, and media files downloaded to be consumed at a later time. Amplifiers are added to the p2p swarm by a mechanism that discovers the need for supplemental bandwidth in the swarm and orders nodes to join the swarm in the role of amplifiers. The amplifiers' main goal is to maximize the amount of bandwidth they supply (upload) to the swarm while minimizing the amount of bandwidth they consume (download).10-01-2009
20090240807CONTENT PUSH SERVICE - A method, system and computer program product for pushing contents to client devices is disclosed. The method, system, and computer program product handles group pushes, manages different content priorities, prevents one content push from starving others, and handles different transport mechanisms for different clients.09-24-2009
20120036267STREAM RESERVATION PROTOCOL FOR BRIDGED NETWORKS - In one embodiment, a Talker device issues a Talker declaration for a stream. The Talker declaration has a declaration type that advertises the Talker device is offering the stream, and includes a stream ID that uniquely identifies the stream, an indication of resource requirements of the stream, and an indication of a priority of data frames belonging to the stream. The Talker device receives a Listener Declaration from a Listener device of one or more Listener devices. The Listener declaration includes the same stream ID as the Talker declaration and has a declaration type that indicates at least one Listener device is ready to receive the stream and that sufficient resources to meet the resource requirements of the stream have been allocated at one or more intervening bridges that received both the Talker declaration and the Listener declaration. In response the received Listener declaration, transmission of the stream is begun.02-09-2012
20120036265LATE RESOURCE LOCALIZATION BINDING FOR WEB SERVICES - Various embodiments provide a client-side approach to enable late-binding, at the client, of resources associated with linguistic strings that are retrieved from a data source that is secondary to a primary server. The client-side, late-binding approach can be performed in a manner that is generally imperceptible to users and which preserves user interface formatting and client functionality.02-09-2012
20120036264Efficient Storage and Retrieval of Resources for Rendering Structured Documents - In one embodiment, a method includes accessing a resource list associated with a structured document loaded by a client application executing within a client device; identifying a first set of resources referenced in the resource list that are stored within a storage space of the client device; retrieving the first set of resources from the storage space; loading the first set of resources into a model representation of the structured document generated by a client document-rendering application for rendering by the client document-rendering application; identifying a second set of resources referenced in the resource list that are not stored within the storage space of the client device; formulating and transmitting one or more requests for the second set of resources; receiving the second set of resources in response to the requests; and loading the second set of resources into the model representation for rendering by the client document-rendering application.02-09-2012
20090254661HANDLING LONG-TAIL CONTENT IN A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK (CDN) - A content delivery network has at least a first tier of servers. A content delivery method includes, at a first server in the first tier of servers, obtaining a request from a client for a resource. If the resource is available at the first server or at a peer of the first server, then the resource is served to the client from the first server. Otherwise, it is determined whether the resource is popular, and if the resource is determined to be popular, then the first server obtains the resource and the first server serves the resource to the client. If the resource is determined not to be popular, the client is directed to a second server, not in the first tier of servers, and the second server serves the resource to the client. The second server may be in a second tier of servers or it may be an origin server.10-08-2009
20090248876DELIVERY SYSTEM - A delivery system includes a plurality of storage units each of which has a plurality of storage spaces for storing therein recording media according to the unit of customer's order, one or more feeding units for feeding the recording media stored in the storage unit to the outside, an identification (ID) information obtaining section for obtaining ID information; and a main delivering controlling unit for controlling the storage unit such that the main delivering controlling unit determines the position of a recording medium stored in the storage unit in relational association with the ID information and subsequently feeds this recording medium, when the ID information obtaining section has obtained the ID information. The main delivering controlling unit includes a storing space managing unit which obtains information on the number of a plurality of storage units connected thereto and generates management information capable of managing the storage spaces of the plurality of storage units in a collective manner.10-01-2009
20100161802Methods and Apparatuses for Providing Differentiated User Service Options on Communications Networks - Systems and methods for providing differentiated user service options on communications networks are disclosed. Devices can be configured to generate service change requests, and to transmit the service change requests to a network node. The service change request can be routed to a node that determines if the service change request should be granted. The device and network can begin operation in accordance with the service change request almost instantly since no negotiation is required between the device and the network. Methods and computer-readable media embodying methods for providing differentiated user service options, are also disclosed.06-24-2010
20090282150SERVICE FLOW PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A service flow processing apparatus receives a message from a service on a network in accordance with a first process specified in a first service flow description document, and in the case where the received message is to be processed by another service flow processing apparatus, extracts the description of a second process to be executed using the received message from the first service flow description document. The service flow processing apparatus sends a second service flow description document, containing the description of the second process, and the received message to the other service flow processing apparatus.11-12-2009
20100169487DYNAMIC DATA PROCESSING APPLICATIONS WITH MULTIPLE RECORD TYPES AND WORK MANAGEMENT - Methods and apparatuses for defining and executing dynamic applications are disclosed herein. In various embodiments, an electronic library of work management entities is provided. In various embodiments, components are also provided to enable definition of a plurality of record types, definition of a plurality of relationships between selected ones of the work management entities and the record types, including one or more parent-child, reference and reciprocal relationships between selected ones of the record types, to form a dynamic application. In various embodiments, the components are also configured to enable definition of one or more capabilities for a record type, data phasing and workflow manage for the various record types. Other embodiments may also be described and claimed.07-01-2010
20090276527Light Weight Process Abstraction For Distributed Systems - Methods and apparatus provide for a Process Descriptor to obtain an identity of an entity controlling resources of a plurality of computer systems linked via a network which access a common set of network file systems. Via a process abstraction, the Process Descriptor allows a user to describe a run-time configuration for a process to be run with the entity. The entity instantiates an instance for the process of the first application according to the first run-time configuration. For each process described by the process abstraction, the process' run-time configuration includes one or more unique network address associated with the process and network file systems, from the common set of network file systems, accessible by the process. By associating a unique network address with the process, communication with that process' instance is available wherever the instance is executing within the entity.11-05-2009
20100153555OPPORTUNISTIC SERVICE MANAGEMENT FOR ELASTIC APPLICATIONS - Methods and systems for facilitating management of elastic applications in a wireless environment are provided. The methods and systems include determining a degree of elasticity for wireless applications having varying degrees of elasticity. Traffic entities generated by wireless application are then scheduled for transmission to an end user device as a function of the particular degree of elasticity corresponding to the wireless application.06-17-2010
20100153556Provider-Controlled Local Network Storage and Method of Use - The present invention comprises a device and method for provider initiated transfer of data from a local network of a user, at a rate and time designated by the provider in order for a provider to balance local network traffic loads or due to another need of a service provider and allow a user to more quickly copy data to be placed at a location on a wide area network. Further, the provider may be notified when data is stored at the designated location or based on provider-initiated request for changed data. The provider may evaluate data traffic on its network to determine when and at what speed a transfer of data should be initiated from the designated location to the provider's network for storage at a second location on, for example, the wide area network.06-17-2010
20100153553DYNAMIC RESOURCE SHARING AMONG MULTIPLE WIRELESS DEVICES - A system and method that enables two or more hosts so that they can share a resource, such as a display. Client allocates a portion of the resource to each of the eligible hosts. This allocated size is negotiable among host(s) and the client. Client may request the hosts to scale down/up resource utilization based on the allocated portion of the resource being shared. This helps keep the client implementation simple. In this case, client maintains the allocation vector for each host. This allocation vector is used to keep track of the resource sharing. While this is a preferred approach, it is possible that “intelligent” client may actually modify resource utilization for a given host based on the negotiated allocation.06-17-2010
20100153554METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING NETWORK VIRTUALIZATION - A method and apparatus for providing network virtualization on a packet network are disclosed. For example, the method receives a request from a user, wherein the request comprises at least one of: a feature of a network component or a network component for a virtual network. The method determines if the request can be instantiated over one or more real network resources, and then instantiates the request via the one or more real network resources, if it is determined that the request can be instantiated.06-17-2010
20080307095PERSISTENT GROUP MEMBERSHIP IN A DISTRIBUTING COMPUTING SYSTEM - A distributed system has a multiplicity of nodes. A group of the nodes subscribe to a group services process. The group is subject to dissolving. A list of persistent subscribers to the group is maintained. Subscriptions to members and states of the group that are persistent subscribers do not terminate in response to the group being dissolved. The persistent subscribers automatically receive a notice in response to the group being reestablished and do not need to re-subscribe to the group.12-11-2008
20080307094Association of peer-to-peer contribution credits with multiple devices - A first device is coupled to a peer-to-peer data processing network. Resources of the peer-to-peer data processing network are allocated based on credits, and the credits are earned based on contribution of resources to the peer-to-peer data processing network. An association is created between the first device and the second device, and data describing the association is accessible via the peer-to-peer data processing network. First credits are accumulated via the first device based on first resources contributed to the peer-to-peer data processing network by the first device. The second device is coupled to the peer-to-peer data processing network. The second device then accesses the resources of the peer-to-peer processing data network utilizing the first credits based on the association between the first device and the second device.12-11-2008
20100161804SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DEVICE FILE USING DEVICE IDENTIFIER - A system and method for providing a device profile using a device identifier are disclosed. The system for providing a device profile using a device identifier includes: a mobile terminal that provides a device identifier having information regarding a hierarchical structure of a server and a model name; a plurality of servers that analyze the device identifier to recognize the lowermost server when the device identifier is queried, acquire a device profile corresponding to the device identifier through the lowermost server, and provide the acquired device profile; and an application server that connects to one of the plurality of servers, queries the device identifier, and is provided with a device profile corresponding to the device identifier. Device description of various mobile terminals can be more effectively managed and used in a mobile environment.06-24-2010
20100161801MULTIMEDIA PROCESSING RESOURCE WITH DISTRIBUTED SETTINGS - Presentation settings for a multimedia processing resource (MPR) are distributed to other MPRs. Example presentation settings include brightness, contrast, and tint. Security credentials may be required before a receiving MPR accepts presentation settings from a delivering MPR. MPR presentation settings may be delivered over a wired or wireless local area network, for example.06-24-2010
20100161800Reserving Network Resources During Scheduling of Meeting Event - In one embodiment, a method comprises receiving a request for scheduling a meeting event between client endpoint devices in an Internet Protocol (IP) based network, the meeting event having a starting time and duration, the meeting event requiring identifiable network resources from the network; determining whether the network will have available network capacity to supply the identifiable network resources during the meeting event; and selectively reserving the identifiable network resources for the meeting event, from the available network capacity, based on determining the network will have the available network capacity during the meeting event.06-24-2010
20100161799System and Method for Obtaining Content from a Content Delivery Network - A method receives from a first server a first domain name system (DNS) request including a first internet protocol (IP) address of the first server, and a second IP address received by the first server from a first system. The method also maps a correlation between the first IP address and the second IP address, and receives from the first server a second DNS request. In response to receiving the second DNS request, the method responds to the first server with a third IP address of a second server, wherein the third IP address is chosen based upon the second IP address.06-24-2010
20100262695System and Method for Allocating Resources in a Distributed Computing System - According to a particular embodiment of the present invention, a system and method for allocating resources in a distributed computing system are provided. In one embodiment, a distributed computing system includes a computing grid including a plurality of grid nodes, a web server configured in a service-oriented architecture and operable to provide one or more business applications to a plurality of clients by executing one or more services on the plurality of grid nodes, and a resource control system communicatively coupled to the web server. The resource control system is operable to receive one or more performance parameters of the business applications executed on the plurality of grid nodes, provision one or more of the grid nodes in response to the performance parameters falling below a predetermined minimum level, and un-provision one or more of the grid nodes in response to the performance parameters exceeding a predetermined maximum level. The plurality of clients comprises a plurality of client subsets, each client subset requiring a respective quality of service, and each of the grid nodes in the computing grid is assigned a particular client subset for which to execute services.10-14-2010
20100169492GENERATING DOMAIN NAMES RELEVANT TO SOCIAL WEBSITE TRENDING TOPICS - Methods of the present inventions allow for generating domain names relevant to trending topics on a social website. An exemplary method may comprise the steps of generating a domain name that relates to a trending topic on a social website, determining whether the domain name is available for registration, and providing the domain name for registration (if available).07-01-2010
20120198072Method and Apparatus for Redirection of Server External Hyper-Link References - A message is provided to a tracking server system in response to a client system referencing a predetermined resource locator that corresponds to a resource external to the tracking server system. The tracking server system indirectly provides for the client system to have an informational element selectable by the client system, where the informational element is graphically identified on the client system with informational content obtainable from a content server system through use of a content resource locator. The informational element includes a tracking resource locator, referencing the tracking server system, and data identifying the informational element. The selection of the informational element causes the client system to use the tracking resource locator to provide the data to the tracking server system and to use the content resource locator to obtain the informational content from the content server system.08-02-2012
20080215736Method and Apparatus for Allocating a Server in an Ims Network - A method, apparatus, and application server for dynamically allocating an application server within an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). A Serving Call/Session Control Function (S-CSCF) receives a user request and queries a central database to determine whether the user is allocated to an application server. If so, the S-CSCF forwards the request to the allocated application server. If the user is not already allocated to a server, the S-CSCF allocates the user to an application server and forwards the request to the newly allocated application server. The S-CSCF or the newly allocated application server sends a request to the central database to record the allocation.09-04-2008
20080215735Resource invalidation in a content delivery network - A repeater server in a content delivery network (CDN) maintains a list of resources that are no longer valid. When the server gets a request for a resource, it checks whether that resource is on the list, and, if so, it replicates the resource from a content provider's content source such as an origin server. Otherwise the repeater server tries to serve a copy of the requested resource or to obtain a copy from another location in the CDN.09-04-2008
20100185768RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND MODIFICATION USING STATISTICAL ANALYSIS - In one aspect, a computer-implemented method includes generating a workload using at least one schema defined by combinations of ranges of each of at least two attributes. The computer-implemented method also includes receiving a request to provide content. The computer-implemented method further includes provisioning the content based upon the workload.07-22-2010
20100185767Content Tracking - Disclosed is a method and a tracking system for tracking content in a mobile communication network. The method comprises maintaining predefined identifying information pertaining to content to be tracked, the identifying information being independent of user information associated with the content, intercepting a message originated from a user, comparing content of the message with said predefined identifying information, and responsive to obtaining at least partial match in said comparing, concluding that said message comprises content to be tracked.07-22-2010
20100185765CONTENT INFORMATION PROVIDING AND REPRODUCING METHOD AND APPARATUS - Provided are a content information providing method and apparatus. Application information about application data is obtained from broadcasting data. An application resource is generated based on the application information. The application resource is added to a content item. Link information between the application resource and an audio/video (AV) resource is added to attribute information of the content item. The content information including the attribute information is provided to a content reproducing apparatus.07-22-2010
20100262694System and Method for Application Isolation - A system, method, and computer readable medium for maintaining mappings between resources inside an isolated environment and outside the isolated environment for one or more applications. The system may include a plurality of lists of resources requested by the one or more applications during installation and while executing, and a corresponding lists of resources inside the isolated environment. The system may also include a list of resource exceptions, wherein the mappings between resources as requested by the applications and their corresponding values in the isolated environment are maintained subject to the list of exceptions.10-14-2010
20120271948METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LOAD BALANCING BETWEEN A VIDEO SERVER AND CLIENT - A method and system for balancing the load and resource requirements in a digital video distribution system between a video server and its video clients by allowing the server and the clients to exchange resource capabilities with each other. Upon receipt of a request for a video stream from among available video content, the server determines whether it or the requesting client should scale the video stream based on which entity, client or server, is better equipped to scale the requested video stream to comply with the requesting client's resources and resolution capacity.10-25-2012
20100191854PROCESS DEMAND PREDICTION FOR DISTRIBUTED POWER AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - Methods and systems for allocating resources in a virtual desktop resource environment are provided. A method includes making a prediction on the future demand for processes running on a distributed environment with several hosts. The prediction is based on the process demand history and includes the removal of historic process demand glitches. Further, the prediction is used to perform a cost and benefit analysis for moving a candidate process from one host to another, and the candidate process is moved to a different host when the cost and benefit analysis recommends such move. In another embodiment, the predictions on future process demand are used for distributed power management by putting hosts in stand-by mode when the overall demand decreases or by adding hosts to the distributed environment when the load increases.07-29-2010
20100169490LOAD-BALANCING AND TECHNOLOGY SHARING USING LEMPEL-ZIV COMPLEXITY TO SELECT OPTIMAL CLIENT-SETS - Optimal assignment of clients to client-sets, resources to resource-sets, and client-sets to resource-sets in a server farm allows for periodic re-balancing of the load as client usership and concurrent-user activity fluctuate. Unique combinations of clients are generated as candidate client-sets, and historical load measurements for clients in each candidate client-set are summed. Summed loads for the candidate client-sets are compared against available resources of resource-sets. An objective function is employed to identify optimal assignment of clients to client-sets, resources to resource-sets, and client-sets to resource-sets.07-01-2010
20100228861ENVIRONMENTAL AND COMPUTING COST REDUCTION WITH IMPROVED RELIABILITY IN WORKLOAD ASSIGNMENT TO DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING NODES - A system and method of allocating a job submission for a computational task to a set of distributed server farms each having at least one processing entity comprising; receiving a workload request from at least one processing entity for submission to at least one of the set of distributed server farms; using at least one or more conditions associated with the computational task for accepting or rejecting at least one of the server farms to which the job submission is to be allocated; determining a server farm that can optimize the one or more conditions; and dispatching the job submission to the server farm which optimizes the at least one of the one or more conditions associated with the computational task and used for selecting the at least one of the server farms.09-09-2010
20120198074LOAD BALANCING METHOD - This invention provides a load balancing method employing a load balancing device for performing a load balancing for servers, which includes the steps of: calculating a maximum amount of load balancing of the first round and performing load balancing of the first round; and determining whether an actual amount of each server of the first round reaches the maximum amount of load balancing of the first round. The maximum amount of the load balancing at each round is less than or equal to the maximum amount of the load balancing at a previous round, and a sum of the maximum amount of the load balancing at the each round is less than or equal to the full capacity of each server. Thereby, the load balancing can be performed according to the maximum amount of the load balancing at each round to reach a load balancing among the servers.08-02-2012
20120198069CONTENT PROCESSING BETWEEN LOCATIONS WORKFLOW IN CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORKS - A method for processing content objects within a content delivery network (CDN) having a plurality of points of presence (POPs) in different defined geographies is disclosed. A content object is gathered from one of the plurality of POPs in a first defined geography. It is determined that a processing function is to be performed on the content object. Geographical restrictions on the processing function are analyzed. A second defined geography for performing the processing function is determined. The content object is sent to a resource that performs the processing function in the second defined geography. The processing function is performed with the resource at the second defined geography to produce a processed content object. From a plurality of content stores in the plurality of POPs, a content store is found to hold the processed content object. The processed content object is stored on the content store.08-02-2012
20110238842CONSISTENT CLUSTER OPERATIONAL DATA IN A SERVER CLUSTER USING A QUORUM OF REPLICAS - A method and system for increasing server cluster availability by requiring at a minimum only one node and a quorum replica set of replica members to form and operate a cluster. Replica members maintain cluster operational data. A cluster operates when one node possesses a majority of replica members, which ensures that any new or surviving cluster includes consistent cluster operational data via at least one replica member from the immediately prior cluster. Arbitration provides exclusive ownership by one node of the replica members, including at cluster formation, and when the owning node fails. Arbitration uses a fast mutual exclusion algorithm and a reservation mechanism to challenge for and defend the exclusive reservation of each member. A quorum replica set algorithm brings members online and offline with data consistency, including updating unreconciled replica members, and ensures consistent read and update operations.09-29-2011
20100153558GLOBAL SERVER LOAD BALANCING - A global server load-balancing (GSLB) switch serves as a proxy to an authoritative DNS and communicates with numerous site switches that are coupled to host servers serving specific applications. The GSLB switch receives from site switches operational information regarding host servers within the site switches neighborhood. When a client program requests a resolution of a host name, the GSLB switch, acting as a proxy of an authoritative DNS, returns one or more ordered IP addresses for the host name. The IP addresses are ordered using metrics that include the information collected from the site switches or based on other metric information. Examples of metrics include weighted site, weighted IP, and active bindings metrics. The GSLB switch places the address that is deemed “best” at the top of the list.06-17-2010
20090077237METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING A BIDIRECTIONAL POINT-TO-POINT CONNECTION - A communication device (S) for an MPLS network comprises a signaling module capable of establishing a point-to-multipoint MPLS connection tree with a plurality of leaf nodes (A, B) by transmitting a connection request message and by receiving a reservation method in response, said connection request message comprising addresses of said leaf nodes and characteristics of downstream traffic in order to characterize the quality of service desired for a downstream data flow to transmit to said leaf nodes, said reservation message comprising a label for establishing a downstream MPLS connection. To bidirectionally establish the MPLS connection tree (03-19-2009
20090077236Apparatus and method for managing services received in a local area network - This invention concerns a method for managing access to reception services of resources of a distribution gateway within a local area network. The gateway comprises means for receiving digital services and the capacity to distribute over the local area network to clients the received services. It consists in using levels of priority among the users and modes for booking of the services to manage access conflicts.03-19-2009
20090077235MECHANISM FOR PROFILING AND ESTIMATING THE RUNTIME NEEDED TO EXECUTE A JOB - A mechanism is provided for estimating the amount of time needed to execute a job. The mechanism receives a request to execute a new job. The mechanism processes the request to determine the job profile signature for the new job, which is based on a set of job characteristics of the new job. The mechanism also selects a candidate machine from a plurality of machines in a computing grid which contains an available time slot, and determines a machine profile signature for the candidate machine based on a set of machine characteristics of the candidate machine. The mechanism accesses and obtains from a database execution estimation information based on actual execution information associated with previously executed jobs having identical job profile signatures as the new jobs and which have been executed on machines having identical machine profile signatures as the candidate machine. Based on this execution estimation information, the mechanism derives an estimate of the amount of time need to execute the new job. By estimating the execution time in this manner, the mechanism enhances scheduling efficiencies for jobs submitted to the computing grid.03-19-2009
20090077238METHOD, NODE APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR RESERVING NETWORK RESOURCES - The present invention provides a method, a system, and node apparatus for reserving network resources. The method includes: obtaining a logic transport network identifier of a logic transport network carried in a resource reserve request; and reserving link resources for the logic transport network corresponding to the logic transport network identifier. The node apparatus mainly includes a first module and a second module. Embodiments of the present invention can classify and manage the resources of the physical transport network fast and flexibly, which significantly improves the resource allocation speed of the physical transport network.03-19-2009
20100223384DATA DELIVERY SYSTEM AND DATA DELIVERY METHOD - A data delivery system and method include storing software resources in a central equipment, receiving and storing software resources sent from the central equipment, and communicating with the central equipment, terminal devices and with the intermediate server. The central equipment includes a registration-accepting unit for accepting registration of software resources, a resource information storage unit for storing resource information having a version number corresponding to the software resources accepted by the registration-accepting unit, a resource transfer unit for sending the software resources accepted and the resource information stored in the resource information storage unit to the intermediate server, a server list-creating unit for creating a server list of the intermediate servers to be sent to the terminal devices, and a sending unit for sending the server list created by the server list-creating unit.09-02-2010
20100217868MICROPROCESSOR WITH SOFTWARE CONTROL OVER ALLOCATION OF SHARED RESOURCES AMONG MULTIPLE VIRTUAL SERVERS - A system, method and computer program product for controlling the allocation of shared resources. The system includes a next request priority module connected to a shared resource and to a plurality of requesters identified by requester identifiers. The next request priority module includes a pending request mechanism that prioritizes pending requests for the shared resource, a logging mechanism logging requester identifiers associated with previous grants to the shared resource, and next request priority logic. The next request priority logic accesses the next pending request to determine if it should be granted priority to the shared resource. The determining is responsive to logged requester identifiers and to the next requester identifier. Priority is granted to the shared resource to the next pending request in response to determining that the next pending request should be granted priority to the shared resource. The next requester identifier is logged in response to the granting.08-26-2010
20100223386METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RESOURCE-ALLOCATION MANAGEMENT - A resource-allocation management method includes generating budget-allocation-plan information indicating how a budget used by each client for auction is allocated to each interval on the basis of demand-estimation information indicating an estimation value of the amount of resources each client needs for each interval and of budget-estimation information indicating an estimation value of a budget each client uses in an auction, and determining the upper limit of a budget each client uses in the auction on the basis of the budget-allocation-plan information.09-02-2010
20100241749System and Method for Editing a Conversation in a Hosted Conversation System - A server system hosts a plurality of conversations. For a respective conversation the server system receives units of content from respective participants in the conversation. The server system receives a sequence of edits to a respective content unit of the conversation from at least one participant other than an initial author of the content unit to produce a revised content unit. The server system stores a respective timestamp for each distinct edit in the sequence of edits to the content unit, including distinct timestamps for at least first and second edits to the content unit. The server system updates the conversation with the revised content unit and automatically provides the updated conversation to the one or more server systems hosting conversations for the participants in the conversation.09-23-2010
20100250744SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DEPLOYING VIRTUAL MACHINES IN A COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - A system and method for planning placement of virtual machines VMs in a computing environment comprising a set of hosting machines HM. The method includes constructing a bipartite directed graph-based model that represents both a current and a target placement states, both including virtual machine nodes v in VM and nodes h in HM. Using a technique of graph pruning, the method iteratively generates a plan for achieving a desired target placement starting from the current placement without temporarily violating any policy or resource constraint. The application of the pruning algorithm to VM deployment automation necessarily defines a new model. The methodology employed safely manages concurrent changes in a datacenter, so that the environment can adjust faster to changing constraints. Furthermore, the present invention allows detection of migration cycles, caused by deadlocked combinations of capacity and policy constraints, and resolving them.09-30-2010
20100250749NETWORK SYSTEM AND PERIPHERAL - A network system is made up of a plurality of PCs, a printer a server, and the like. The printer selects one PC from among the plurality of PCs as a firmware provider. Accordingly, if there are two or more PCs that can communicate with the printer, only one PC communicates with the server at the same time. Thus, to retrieve firmware from the server, a plurality of PCs can be prevented from communicating with the server at the same time, so that concentration of access to the server can be suppressed. Therefore, an increase in the network traffic can be suppressed.09-30-2010
20100217866Load Balancing in a Multiple Server System Hosting an Array of Services - A method and system for load balancing in a multiple server system supporting multiple services are provided to determine the best server or servers supporting a service with the best response time. An induced aggregate load is determined for each of the multiple services in accordance with corresponding load metrics. A maximum induced aggregate load on a corresponding server that generates a substantially similar QoS for each of the plurality of services is determined. A load balancing server distributes the multiple services across the multiple servers in response to the determined induced aggregate and maximum induced aggregate loads, such that the QoS for each of the multiple services is substantially uniform across the servers.08-26-2010
20100235511INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM PRODUCT - The problem is solved by including a read unit reading operation information corresponding to an application according to an execution request and relating to an operation of the application; and a construction unit constructing an execution environment in which the application operates, based on the operation information read by the read unit.09-16-2010
20100235513TECHNIQUES FOR AUTOMATICALLY PROVISIONING A DATABASE OVER A WIDE AREA NETWORK - Techniques for provisioning databases for users on a wide area network such as the Internet include a first party managing one or more database systems. Second parties subscribe to database services supported by the database systems managed by the first party. The first party provides, over a network, to database applications controlled by the second parties, access to the database services to which the second parties are subscribed. The database systems may use database appliances hosting both database process(es), and non-database process(es) tailored to the needs of the database process(es). A user is therefore able to obtain database resources from an Internet Database Service Provider (IDSP) without the user incurring the full costs of database administrator(s), dedicated database equipment facilit(ies), or even dedicated database device(s), depending on usage. Meanwhile, the IDSP incurs minimum staffing loads because of various self-service tools Costing model and automatic billing features are also described.09-16-2010
20090043895METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCES IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND SYSTEM THEREOF - A method is provided for allocating resources by a Base Station (BS) in a wireless communication system. The method includes persistently allocating one or more resource slots among a plurality of resource slots, the persistently allocated one or more resource slots being allocated to corresponding one or more Mobile Stations (MSs), de-allocating at least one persistently allocated resource slot of the one or more persistently allocated resource slots, determining whether a hole is created due to the de-allocation among the one or more persistently allocated resource slots not de-allocated, and shifting a location of at least one of the one or more non-de-allocated persistently allocated resource slots when it is determined that the hole is created due to the de-allocation.02-12-2009
20090292811Arrangement for Managing Data Center Operations to Increase Cooling Efficiency - A method includes a step of obtaining efficiency characteristic information for each of a plurality of air conditioning units in a location containing a plurality of server computers. The method also includes employing one or more processing units to allocate one or more processing tasks to one of the plurality of server computers based on the efficiency characteristic information.11-26-2009
20100217870MEDIA RESOURCE MANAGEMENT METHOD AND DEVICE, EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEM THEREOF - A media resource management method, a media resource management device, a media resource management equipment, and a media resource management system are provided. The media resource management method includes the following steps. First, algorithm complexities of media resources are obtained according to a type of a service, in which the algorithm complexities are algorithm complexities of media resources required by the service. Next, an algorithm complexity of the service is determined according to the algorithm complexities of the media resources required by the service. Then, a capability of processing the service is determined according to the algorithm complexity of the service, and then the media resources are allocated. In the technical solution, through obtaining algorithm complexities of media resources according to a type of a service, determining an algorithm complexity of the service according to the algorithm complexities of media resources required by the service, and determining a capability of processing the service according to the algorithm complexity of the service, and then allocating the media resources, the utilization efficiency of media resources is improved.08-26-2010
20100241751RESOURCE LENDING CONTROL APPARATUS AND RESOURCE LENDING METHOD - A resource lending control apparatus stores an assignment time and a deletion time in association with each other for each customer. The assignment time indicates a time for assigning an application used by each customer to provide a service to a server. The deletion time indicates a time for deleting the application from the server. The resource lending control apparatus calculates a lendable period of a remaining fixed resource of a lending customer by subtracting the deletion time and the assignment time of the lending customer from a remaining fixed period. The resource lending control apparatus calculates a total borrowing period, i.e., a period during which a borrowing customer is to use a borrowed resource, by adding the deletion time and the assignment time of the borrowing customer to a borrowing request period. Then, the resource lending control apparatus determines whether the calculated total borrowing period is covered by the calculated lendable period to determine to lend the remaining fixed resource.09-23-2010
20100241750METHOD, NETWORK ENTITY AND NETWORK SYSTEM FOR FORWARDING RESOURCES - A method for forwarding resources is provided, which includes the following steps. Content-based routing is performed between a resource request entity and a resource providing entity according to a resource identifier. Information indicating content-based forwarding is generated on an intermediate route entity during routing. A resource-content-based forward path is created between the resource request entity and the resource providing entity. The resource requested by the resource request entity is sent to the resource request entity by the forward path created based on the information indicating content-based forwarding. A network entity and a network system are also provided. Thus, the content-based routing is performed based on the resource identifier, and the content-based forward path is created, so that the path forwarding based on the content is realized.09-23-2010
20100235512SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SCHEDULING APPLICATIONS - A system allocates resources in a network. The system receives an allocation request for a first flow and a second flow from an application and identifies the application based on the allocation request. The system schedules resources for the first flow based on the identification of the application and the second flow.09-16-2010
20100235509Method, Equipment and System for Resource Acquisition - A resource acquisition method uses a customer terminal to load a resource list defined in a uniform resource description file, where the resource list contains resource identifications and corresponding path information of the resources required by the customer terminal. The customer terminal obtains the path information of the required resource from the resource list according to the resource identification of the resource, and sends a request message to acquire the resource according to the path information. The customer terminal is thus able to accurately and rapidly obtain the required resources over a network, greatly improving the success rate and work efficiency of resource acquisition. This disclosure also discloses a network system for data communication and communication equipment that utilize the resource acquisition method.09-16-2010
20100235510DISCOVERY OF A GENERIC DEVICE IN A NON-LINEAR DISCOVERY FRAMEWORK - In one embodiment, a method includes discovering a resource using a first discovery module, the first discovery module being for identifying resources having identifying information known to the first discovery module. The method also includes discovering the resource using a second discovery module, the second discovery module being for identifying resources having identifying information not known to the first discovery module. An object associated with the resource is created by the first discovery module if the resource has identifying information known to the first discovery module. In addition, an object associated with the resource is created by the second discovery module if the resource has identifying information not known to the first discovery module.09-16-2010
20120173729WIRELESS NETWORK CLOUD COMPUTING RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - A method, performed by a server device, may include receiving a request to activate an application session, the request being received from a user equipment on behalf of a particular application installed on the user equipment. The method may further include determining one or more application requirements associated with the particular application; determining conditions associated with one or more application servers; selecting a particular one of the one or more application servers based on the determined one or more application requirements and based on the determined conditions; and setting up the application session between the user equipment and between the selected particular one of the one or more application servers.07-05-2012
20100217864METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR COMMUNICATING WITH THIRD PARTY RESOURCES IN A CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - A cloud computing environment can be configured to allow third party, user-controlled resources to be included in the pool of resources available in the cloud, regardless of the type of system supporting the user-controlled resources. A cloud management system can identify a particular type of management system supporting the user-controlled resources and the commands necessary to communicate with the particular type of management system. Once the particular type of management system is identified, the cloud management system can communicate with the particular type of management system, utilizing the determined commands and protocols, to coordinate access to the user-controlled resources. The cloud management system can identify, allocate, and manage a set of resources from the user-controlled resources utilizing the commands and protocols.08-26-2010
20100211683Method for uniform network access - According to some embodiments, a registry is displayed. The registry may, for example, indicate resources available from a plurality of remote network access devices via a communications network. Moreover, a personal network address may be associated with each available resource, the personal network address including an destination address portion and an application program identifier portion. A direct communications link may then be established between a first network access device hosting an available resource and a second network address device using the personal network address associated with the resource.08-19-2010
20100211682METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO SHARED RESOURCES IN A DATABASE - Providing access to a shared resource in a computing environment involves maintaining a timestamp for each shared resource, the timestamp representing the time the resource was last accessed. Then, detecting if the resource is reserved before obtaining access to the resource, by reading the resource timestamp, and if the timestamp represents a future time relative to the current time, indicating that the resource is reserved and delaying access to the resource. If the resource is unreserved, then accessing the resource by reading the resource timestamp to detect any changes in the timestamp since the last reading; if unchanged, then accessing the resource. If the resource is unreserved, then obtaining exclusive access to the resource by reserving the resource by incrementing its timestamp by a reservation period; accessing the resource; and resetting the resource timestamp to the current time.08-19-2010
20100211680APPARATUS AND METHOD TO ALLOCATE LIMITED RESOURCES - A computerized method and apparatus to allocate a shared resource are described. The method may comprise accessing sensor data corresponding to an availability of the shared resource, and identifying when the availability of the shared resource reaches a threshold level below which the activities compete for the shared resource. Thereafter, when the activities compete for the shared resource, the method may allocate at least a portion of the shared resource to the activity associated with an active policy having a higher priority.08-19-2010
20080288640AUTOMATED TAGGING OF SYNDICATION DATA FEEDS - One aspect is a method of providing information relevant to a query. Syndication data feeds are processed, the syndication data feeds regarding the contents of publisher web pages. The processing of the syndication data feeds includes, for each syndication data feed, causing determination from that syndication data feed of at least one tag to associate with that syndication data feed and causing the at least one tag to be stored in association with an indication of syndication data feed information corresponding to that syndication data feed. The query is received, and the query is processed in view of the stored tags. Based thereon, an indication is provided of syndication data feed information corresponding to at least one syndication data feed.11-20-2008
20100115098Dynamic and automatic colocation and combining of service providers and service clients in a grid of resources - A method for providing a servicing operation in a computing environment includes providing a plurality of resources including at least a client resource requiring a periodic servicing operation, a service provider resource capable of providing that servicing operation. At least one of the client resource and the service provider resource are defined by virtual machines. The client resource and the service provider resource are transparently co-located by transferring the resource defined by a virtual machine, and the service provider resource performs the servicing operation. Methods, computer systems, and computer programs available as a download or on a computer-readable medium for installation according to the invention are provided.05-06-2010
20100205302PROVIDING CUSTOMER-SELECTED SOLUTIONS FOR MULTIPLE DATACENTER WEBSITE HOSTING - Methods of the present inventions allow for providing customer-selected solutions for multiple datacenter website hosting. An exemplary method may comprise the steps of registering, via at least one customer interaction server, a domain name to a registrant, offering, via the at least one customer interaction server, to host at least one customer website resolving from the domain name in a first datacenter, a second datacenter, or the first datacenter and the second datacenter, provisioning, via the at least one customer interaction server, (if the registrant selects hosting the at least one customer website in the first datacenter and the second datacenter) at least one hosting server in the first datacenter and at least one hosting server in the second datacenter to host the at least one customer website; and hosting the at least one customer website on the at least one hosting server in the first datacenter and at the least one hosting server in the second datacenter.08-12-2010
20100250750CONSISTENT CLUSTER OPERATIONAL DATA IN A SERVER CLUSTER USING A QUORUM OF REPLICAS - A method and system for increasing server cluster availability by requiring at a minimum only one node and a quorum replica set of replica members to form and operate a cluster. Replica members maintain cluster operational data. A cluster operates when one node possesses a majority of replica members, which ensures that any new or surviving cluster includes consistent cluster operational data via at least one replica member from the immediately prior cluster. Arbitration provides exclusive ownership by one node of the replica members, including at cluster formation, and when the owning node fails. Arbitration uses a fast mutual exclusion algorithm and a reservation mechanism to challenge for and defend the exclusive reservation of each member. A quorum replica set algorithm brings members online and offline with data consistency, including updating unreconciled replica members, and ensures consistent read and update operations.09-30-2010
20100205304VIRTUAL MACHINE ADDRESS MANAGEMENT - Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to receive reports at a server node, the reports indicating a change in virtual machine status for virtual machines hosted on a virtual machine host node; and to allocate/de-allocate addresses to the virtual machines based on the change in virtual machine status and one or more policies. Some embodiments may operate to detect, at a virtual machine host node, a change in virtual machine status for virtual machines hosted on the host node; and to transmit reports to a server node from the host node, the reports indicating the change in virtual machine status, to enable the server node to allocate/de-allocate addresses to the virtual machines based on the change in virtual machine status and one or more policies. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.08-12-2010
20100250748Monitoring and Automatic Scaling of Data Volumes - Aspects of a data environment, such as various capacities of data stores and instances, can be managed using a separate control environment. A monitoring component of the control environment can periodically communicate with the data environment to obtain performance information. The information is analyzed, using algorithms such as trending and extrapolation algorithms, to determine any recommended scaling of resources in the data environment. The scaling can be performed automatically, or as authorized by a customer. A workflow can be instantiated that includes tasks necessary to perform the scaling. The scaling of storage capacity can be performed without affecting the availability of the data store.09-30-2010
20100250747ADAPTIVE MULTIPLE PATHWAY SESSION SETUP TO SUPPORT QoS SERVICES - A user device is operable to request setup of one or more serving routes to be utilized for delivering content to the user device. The user device is operable to receive the delivered content via the one or more serving routes and/or one or more auxiliary routes based on the request. The serving routes and the auxiliary routes are determined based on a provisioning profile for the user device. The provisioning profile comprises preferred service types, desired QoS for one or more services, client account information, and/or client billing and credit verification information. A connection or communication session is established dynamically based on demand, from the user device and/or a supporting network, for each of the determined one or more auxiliary routes. The user device is operable to receive the delivered content via the determined auxiliary routes in the established connection sessions.09-30-2010
20100198974Modified Range Requests Enabling Bandwidth Requests and State of Health Reporting - A modified ranging request in a broadband communications system. The modified ranging request includes a header, a management message header attached to the header, a management message payload attached to the management message header, and a CRC attached to the management message payload. The management message header enables bandwidth requests to be made by subscriber equipment without contention. The management message header also includes state of health information on the status of a downstream transmission for enabling a central location to determine how to assign subscribers to queues in an adaptive modulation scheme.08-05-2010
20120246321SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FAIR-SHARING IN BANDWIDTH SHARING AD-HOC NETWORKS - Systems and methods for fair-sharing in bandwidth sharing ad-hoc networks. A method includes maintaining a borrower account and lender account of a borrower and a lender of an ad hoc network. The method also includes adjusting at least one of the borrower account and the lender account based upon data transfer by the lender for the borrower.09-27-2012
20120246316Automatic Registration of Enterprise Resources in a Dynamic Module System Services Registry - A computer-implemented method, system, and medium are disclosed for implementing a hybrid application server. The server comprises an application server container, a dynamic module system, and a resources-exporter module deployed on the dynamic module system. The resources-exporter module is configured to detect that a system-level resource of the application server container has been deployed. In response to detecting that the container resource has been deployed, the resources-exporter is configured to register a proxy object for the system-level resource as a service in the dynamic module system.09-27-2012
20120144043MANAGEMENT METHOD AND MANAGEMENT DEVICE FOR NETWORK ADDRESS TRANSLATION - A management method for network address translation includes: obtaining a network resource section of a client and using state information of the network resource section; adjusting the network resource section according to the using state information of the network resource section, where the adjusted network resource section can provide a network resource for all connections of the client; establishing a network address translation entry for each connection of the client according to the adjusted network resource section; and establishing a corresponding log record for the network resource section.06-07-2012
20120144042MECHANISM FOR MIGRATION OF CLIENT-SIDE VIRTUAL MACHINE SYSTEM RESOURCES - A mechanism for migration of client-side virtual machine system resources is described. A method of embodiments includes receiving notification that a virtual machine (VM) is being live migrated from a first server to a second server, connecting client resources associated with the VM to the second server during the live migration of the VM, and maintaining, during the live migration, an active VM connection of the client resources to the first server and an inactive VM connection of the client resources to the second server, the client resources pertaining to a client application and associated with the VM to enable the VM to access the client resources. The method further includes, upon completion of the live migration, disconnecting the active VM connection with the first server and activating the inactive VM connection between the one or more client resources and the second server.06-07-2012
20120144041RESOURCE MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING CLOUD-BASED COMMUNICATION BETWEEN UBIQUITOUS OBJECTS - A resource management apparatus and method for supporting cloud-based communication between ubiquitous objects are provided. According to the resource management apparatus and method, it is possible to effectively manage resources such that a ubiquitous object can perform cloud-based communication. Therefore, it is possible to provide any desired amount of cloud resources to a ubiquitous object that is equipped with limited resources and thus to allow the ubiquitous object to smoothly communicate with a correspondent object.06-07-2012
20120144039COMPUTING SCHEDULING USING RESOURCE LEND AND BORROW - The scheduling of a processing job to be performed by at least a portion of a cluster of processing resources distributed across multiple machines. The processing job is associated with a certain entity having a certain amount of guaranteed processing resources on the cluster. If there are enough processing resources to perform the job, then the job may be initiated. On the other hand, if there are not enough processing resources to perform the job, and there are yet some remaining processing resources that are guaranteed to the certain entity, then one or more other jobs that are associated with other entities are at least partially preempted until there are enough processing resources to perform the processing job.06-07-2012
20100023623ALLOCATION OF NETWORK RESOURCES - Methods and systems for allocating a network resource such as bandwidth between a plurality of network applications, comprising steps of obtaining, for each of said plurality of network applications, parameters defining a quality function indicative of quality of service obtainable as a function of the amount of said network resource available to that network application; and dividing a total available amount of said network resource into respective individual allocations to allocate to each respective network application such as to maximise a combined quality measure derived from a weighted sum of said quality functions.01-28-2010
20100198971DYNAMICALLY PROVISIONING CLUSTERS OF MIDDLEWARE APPLIANCES - A method, computer program product, and system are disclosed for dynamically provisioning clusters of middleware appliances. In one embodiment, the method includes referencing a resource measurement from a plurality of middleware appliances. The middleware appliances process one or more service domains and the resource measurement includes processing resources consumed by each middleware appliance for each of the one or more service domains. The method may also include determining an implementation plan based on a performance goal and one or more resource calculations. The implementation plan specifies service domain instances to activate and service domain instances to deactivate on the plurality of middleware appliances. The method may also include dynamically enabling and disabling the service domain instances on the plurality of middleware appliances based on the implementation plan.08-05-2010
20100198970ENHANCING AVAILABILITY OF REMOTE APPLICATIONS - Systems, products, and methods are disclosed for performing a method of allocating services (functionalities of software applications) across several computing devices that make up various domains of a data center so that the functional aspects will continue to be available to remote users even when, from time to time, different sets of computing devices are unavailable.08-05-2010
20110113140Mechanism for Transparent Load Balancing of Media Servers via Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) and JGroups Technology - A mechanism for transparent load balancing of media servers via Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) and JGroups technology is disclosed. A method of embodiments of the invention includes receiving a request from a caller to connect with a media server controlled by a media gateway controller (MGC), sending a command to establish a connection between the caller and the media server to a media gateway control protocol (MGCP) stack of the MGC, wherein the command includes a unique identifying name of a cluster that is communicably coupled to the MGC and hosts one or more media servers including the media server, and leveraging JGroups to identify the one or more media servers in the cluster and select one of the identified media servers in the cluster to connect to the caller based on a load-balancing policy implemented by the MGC.05-12-2011
20110066731Dynamic Application Server Allocation in an IMS Network - A method of dynamically allocating a user to one of a pool of Application Servers within an IP Multimedia Subsystem network. The pool of Application Servers is configured to provision an IP Multimedia Subsystem service. The method comprises determining a level of historical use of said service by said user. The user is then allocated to an Application Server based upon said use and the current load distribution across the Application Servers.03-17-2011
20090248877CONTENT PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD - The content processing apparatus and method perform an operation instruction for contents by using at least one operation unit, allocate corresponding pattern identification information to an operation pattern of the at least one operation unit, store the operation pattern and the pattern identification information allocated to the operation pattern related to each other, acquire, when the operation instruction is performed, the pattern identification information based on the operation pattern of the operation instruction and the stored operation pattern and execute processing of the contents based on the operation instruction.10-01-2009
20110131329APPLICATION PROCESSING ALLOCATION IN A COMPUTING SYSTEM - A method for allocating processing of an application performed by a computing system made up of a plurality of interconnected physical computing devices includes executing an application on a first application server associated with the computing system, the application having a number of modular software components; while executing the application, measuring processing resources consumed by one of the modular software components; and in response to one of the modular software components consuming an amount of processing resources defined by a criterion, deploying the one of the modular software components to a second application server associated with the computing system.06-02-2011
20090319663Apparatus and methods for providing service discovery over alternate transports - Methods and apparatus for providing primary transport service discovery information over one or more alternate transports that are not normally associated with the primary transport services. In one embodiment, the primary transport comprises a first wireless interface (e.g., Bluetooth), and the alternate transport comprises a second wireless interface (e.g., WiFi or WiMAX). Service profile information relating to the primary transport is broadcast to other users over the alternate transport in a more efficient and streamlined manner than that available on the primary transport. The other users store this service profile information so that it can be subsequently accessed for service profile discovery of the transmitting device by those other devices, thereby obviating subsequent transfer of the data over any transport (primary or alternate).12-24-2009
20090319664RESOURCE RESERVATION APPARATUS AND METHOD - A resource reservation apparatus reserving a resource on a second and third route connecting a start with end node of the first route over a network having a resource on a first route, includes a resource controller for defining a fourth route including a link obtained by excluding a common link between the first and second route and between the first and third route from a link included in the first, second or third route, a message generator for generating a message used for reserving a resource of the link included in the fourth route and transmitting the message to a node on the fourth route, and a message processor for transmitting a message used for generating the second and third route from the resource on the first route and on the fourth route reserved by the message generator to a node included in the second or third route.12-24-2009
20090319662Process Migration Based on Exception Handling in a Multi-Node Environment - A process on a highly distributed parallel computing system is disclosed. When a first compute node in a first pool is ready to hand-off a task to second pool for further processing, the first compute node may first determine whether a node is available in the second pool. If no node is available from the second pool, then the first compute node may begin performing a primary task assigned to the second pool of nodes, up to the point where a service available exclusively to the nodes of the second pool is required. In the interim, however, one of the nodes of the second pool may become available. Alternatively, an application program running on a compute node may be configured with an exception handling routine that catches exceptions and migrates the application to a compute node where a necessary service is available, as such exceptions occur.12-24-2009
20090113054Threshold-Based Normalized Rate Earliest Delivery First (NREDF) for Delayed Down-Loading Services - A content delivery system comprises at least one content server that servers a number of client requests. The content server uses a Threshold-Based Normalized Rate Earliest Delivery First (TB-NREDF) scheduler. The TB-NREDF scheduler imposes a threshold value, or limit, on the number of rescheduling requests.04-30-2009
20090113055Method and apparatus for fulfilling information requests in a networked environment - Method and apparatus for fulfilling information requests (such as information retrieval or consolidation and name address translation) that adapts to a highly scalable server and/or network architecture. Used for determining the location of a server and/or services based on an account number, a phone number, a service identifier or any other identifier or a combination of such identifiers. The services could be voice mail, email, speech to text, conference calling, video and/or some other type of customer based feature service such as sending commands to customer specified devices located on their LAN/WAN or some other accessible LAN/WAN. Use of a directory name server (DNS) or any other address translation service (e.g., a DB service) is not required. The name translation is done autonomously within a process by a modulus operation of identifiers and network components associated with the information request.04-30-2009
20090113053AUTOMATED REAL-TIME DATA STREAM SWITCHING IN A SHARED VIRTUAL AREA COMMUNICATION ENVIRONMENT - In one aspect, one or more real-time data stream connections that deliver a set of real-time data streams to a given network node are determined based at least in part on bandwidth capabilities of the given network node. In another aspect, for each of one or more recipient network nodes, a respective link over which to transmit a respective transmission set of one or more real-time data streams is determined. For each of the links, the respective link bandwidth is apportioned between one or more channels that are respectively allocated to the one or more real-time data streams in the respective transmission set.04-30-2009
20090113056COMPUTER RESOURCE DISTRIBUTION METHOD BASED ON PREDICITON - A resource distribution method capable of lending surplus resources among a plurality of services and reducing the maintenance cost of the surplus resources is provided. Computer resources in the standby system have a dead standby state in which at least an application is not installed. A plurality of services or a plurality of users share the computer resources in the standby system. As a result, improvement of the utilization factor of idle computer resources and server integration are implemented, and the cost required to maintain the computer resources is reduced. Furthermore, load prediction is conducted as regards individual services by using past operation history. Idle computer resources secured from services having surplus and maintained are thrown in according to a result of the prediction.04-30-2009
20120198077RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD AND DEVICE IN COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A resource allocation method and device in a communication network. The method includes: determining the carrier aggregation (CA) mode of the communication network; and selecting a resource allocating mode for the communication network according to the CA mode of the communication network. The method can select different resource scheduling modes according to different CA scenarios, thereby providing system frequency diversity gain and multi-user diversity gain.08-02-2012
20120198075CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK WITH DEEP CACHING INFRASTRUCTURE - Embodiments herein include methods and systems for use in delivering resources to a client device over a local network. An exemplary system comprises a plurality of caching devices operable to cache resources on behalf of a plurality of content providers, and a local caching device communicatively situated between an access network and the client device, wherein the access network is communicably situated between the plurality of caching devices and the local caching device. The local caching device is operable to retrieve a requested resource from at least one of the plurality of caching devices, deliver the requested resource to the client device over the local network, and store the requested resource for future requests by other client devices.08-02-2012
20100223383SYSTEM FOR TRIGGER-BASED "GATED" DYNAMIC VIRTUAL AND PHYSICAL SYSTEM PROVISIONING - Computing resources are dynamically provisioned to virtual and physical systems. In one embodiment, a control system manages the provisioning of computing resources for multiple client systems. A request for resource provisioning can be sent to the control system as a trigger. The control system converts the information in the trigger into a demand curve that specifies the rates at which resources are to be provided to a client system. The control system then causes the resources to be provisioned to the client system based on the demand curve and a dynamic provisioning profile. The dynamic provisioning profile can be created by a system administrator based on the amount and characteristics of the resources available for provisioning the client system. The dynamic provisioning profile can also specify one or more gate points that indicate the thresholds at which dynamic provisioning can be stopped.09-02-2010
20120198073DYNAMICALLY ORGANIZING CLOUD COMPUTING RESOURCES TO FACILITATE DISCOVERY - Pieces of hardware on which pieces of software are executed are configured to organize computing resources from different computing resource providers so as to facilitate their discovery. A catalog, which stores instances of cloud computing resources and their providers, and a knowledge base, which stores types of computing resources including rules which reveal their discovery, are formed by the software. A curating method is performed to enable semantic search including searching for cloud computing resources that in combination cooperate to satisfy a workload or a task in addition to having a simple computational function. Semantic indexing is performed to facilitate the semantic search.08-02-2012
20120144037PROVISIONING OF SERVICES AND EQUIPMENT - The delay in provisioning telecommunication services and equipment via a network is reduced significantly by performing substantially all of the provisioning processes sequentially on a single server. That is, through the counterintuitive approach of using sequential processing on a single server rather than parallel processing on a plurality of servers, the time required to provision telecommunication services and equipment is reduced. Preferably, telecommunication services and equipment are provisioned through a network by classifying the orders to be provisioned as two types. When the order is of a first type, the provisioning processes are performed on a set of servers (shared), and when the order is of a second type, substantially all of the provisioning processes are performed on a single server.06-07-2012
20120144040NEGOTIATION TOOL AND METHOD FOR CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE DATA SHARING - A system and method are provided for data sharing. A sharing negotiation tool permits at least one consumer application to negotiate a service level agreement on a dataset which is being shared by a tenant application on a cloud. A capacity planner is configured to determine an appropriate allocation of cloud resources to ensure that the service level agreement of the at least one consumer application is satisfied.06-07-2012
20120144038SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCES BASED ON EVENTS IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT - An example method is provided and includes receiving information associated with a network event; predicting network activity associated with the network event; determining a level of network resources that can accommodate the network activity associated with the network event; evaluating currently deployed network resources; and allocating new network resources based on the network activity that was predicted. In more particular embodiments, the new network resources can include a cache configured to receive replicated content from a server. Additionally, the new network resources can include a virtual machine configured to interact with a server to distribute a load associated with the network event. The new network resources can be allocated before the network activity occurs. In other examples, the information associated with the network event is received based on a registration activity executed by a server configured to designate particular events for which it is interested.06-07-2012
20110238840METHOD, SYSTEM, AND DEVICE FOR SERVICE NEGOTIATION - The present invention discloses a service negotiation method, system and device. The service negotiation method includes: obtaining a service negotiation request that contains multiple services; obtaining a requirement processing result of the multiple services according to the service negotiation request; and selecting a target service according to the requirement processing result, generating a service negotiation result corresponding to the service negotiation request, and returning the service negotiation result. The present invention enables the service network to support service negotiation under multiple service requirements and meets the needs of service interactions and the requirements of the negotiation requester. With the present invention, the success rate of service negotiation is increased and the user satisfaction is enhanced.09-29-2011
20090106424PROCESSING REQUESTS IN VIRTUAL COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for processing read and write requests received from a cloned instance of a server application, the cloned instance of the server application having a corresponding instance that is hosted in a production portion of a computing environment.04-23-2009
20100306383CONTROLLING THE PROVISION OF RESOURCES FOR STREAMING OF VIDEO SWARMS IN A PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK - A method for controlling the provision of resource nodes for streaming multimedia content of a channel viewed by consumer nodes in a peer-to-peer network. The method comprises initializing the channel with at least an initial number of resource nodes allocated to provide a desired level of quality of service (QoS) to the consumer nodes, the resource nodes and the consumer nodes are part of the peer-to-peer network; checking periodically a number of consumer nodes currently connected to the channel and an experienced level of QoS of the channel; predicting, based on the number of the consumer nodes currently connected, an increase trend or a decrease trend in the number of consumer nodes, and the experienced level of QoS level, a number of predicted consumer nodes of the channel and a predicted number of resource nodes required to provide the desired level of QoS; and changing the number of resource nodes allocated to the channel to provide the desired level of QoS and to meet the predicted number of consumer nodes.12-02-2010
20100306379METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING A UNIVERSAL MARKETPLACE FOR RESOURCES FOR DELIVERY TO A CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - A marketplace system can provide an interface to cloud management systems that allows the cloud management systems to specify desired computing resources and a value for providing those resources. The marketplace engine can provide the interface to third-party controlled systems to specify computing resources being offer to cloud computing systems. The marketplace engine can match the desired resources to the offers to provide computing resources and notify the cloud management systems and third-party controlled systems of the match. Additionally, the cloud management systems can utilize the marketplace to aid in valuing computing resources to be added to the cloud.12-02-2010
20100312894RESOURCE ALLOCATION - A mobile telecommunications system is described in which a base station allocates each mobile telephone a plurality of physical resource blocks by signalling data identifying a virtual resource block. The virtual resource block is mapped onto the plurality of physical resource blocks using stored mapping data. The mapping data is such that the mapped physical resource blocks are spaced over the operating bandwidth and all belong to the same resource block group subset.12-09-2010
20090070470Priority Based LDAP Service Publication Mechanism - A method and system are provided for directing a client to a preferred service instance. At creation of a service instance, the service binding attribute of the created instance is extended to include assigned domains and associated priorities. There are then two phases to directing a client to the preferred service instance. The first phase is compilation of a list of domains and priorities for the service in response to a query. Upon completion of the first phase, a second phase is executed to determine a preferred service for the client by comparing fully qualified domain name entries and assigned priority entries.03-12-2009
20090037584METHODS OF CREATING A VOTING STOP POINT ON A DISTRIBUTED NETWORK - A highly efficient and effective method for deciding, in the context of a distributed computer network, how many computers will participate in an initial vote if multiple computers are started in the same general time frame.02-05-2009
20090070469METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR PROVIDING SERVICES IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK USING INTEROPERABILITY SPECIFICATION/SESSION INITIATION PROTOCOL (IOS/SIP) ADAPTER - The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer readable media for providing services in a telecommunications network using an IOS/SIP adapter. According to one aspect of the subject matter described herein, a method for providing supplementary services to IMS devices and non-IMS devices using common IMS network components is provided. The method includes providing an interoperability specification/session initiation protocol (IOS/SIP) adapter configured to communicate with a base station subsystem and an IMS network. The method further includes, at the IOS/SIP adapter, receiving, from the base station subsystem a request for providing a supplementary service to a non-IMS device in communication with the base station subsystem. In response to the request, the method includes sending a message to an IMS node in the IMS network that provides the supplementary service to the non-IMS device and to IMS devices.03-12-2009
20090037585Apparatus, method and system for aggregrating computing resources - A system for executing applications designed to run on a single SMP computer on an easily scalable network of computers, while providing each application with computing resources, including processing power, memory and others that exceed the resources available on any single computer. A server agent program, a grid switch apparatus and a grid controller apparatus are included. Methods for creating processes and resources, and for accessing resources transparently across multiple servers are also provided.02-05-2009
20100306380SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RETIRING TARGET MACHINES BY A PROVISIONING SERVER - A provisioning server can provide and interact with an eraser agent on target machines. The eraser agent can execute on one or more target machines to erase all the contents of storage on the target machines. In particular, the eraser agent can utilize secure algorithms to alter and obscure the information stored the storage devices of the target machines. The provisioning server can instruct the target machines to alter their power state (e.g. power cycle), if necessary, to provide and to initiate the eraser agent.12-02-2010
20100306377METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR FLEXIBLE CLOUD MANAGEMENT - A cloud management system can maintain a set of “virtual groups,” and assign different “virtual groups” to particular computing resources. The “virtual groups” can be based on the particular usage (type of virtual machine, application of the virtual machine, function of the virtual machine, and the like) of the members in the groups and/or can be based on the specifications of the computing resources (type and amount of computing resources). When instantiating virtual machines in a cloud, the cloud management system can utilize the “virtual groups” to identify and allocate the computing resources.12-02-2010
20100306382SERVER CONSOLIDATION USING VIRTUAL MACHINE RESOURCE TRADEOFFS - Server consolidation using virtual machine resource tradeoffs, is provided. One implementation involves assigning a virtual machine to a target physical server based on a plurality of virtualization parameters for maximizing utility of a plurality of virtual machines and physical servers. The assigning performs resource allocation for the virtual machine based on capabilities of the target physical server and a plurality of virtual machine resource requirements. Virtualization parameters include a reservation parameter (min) representing a minimum resources required for a VM, a limit parameter (max) representing a maximum resources allowable for the VM, and a weight parameter (shares) representing a share of spare resources for the VM.12-02-2010
20100306378AUTOMATIC PORT CONFLICT RESOLUTION DURING APPLICATION DEPLOYMENT - Systems, methods and articles of manufacture are disclosed for identifying and resolving port conflicts during application deployment. The port conflicts may be identified based on application documentation and active port information. The port conflicts may be resolved by identifying an available port and providing information about the available port to a conflicting application. The port conflicts may also be resolved by identifying an available IP address and providing a port on the available IP address to a conflicting application. Further, if conflicting applications allow port sharing, the port conflicts may be resolved by providing port sharing information to the conflicting applications.12-02-2010
20100312893MANAGEMENT COMPUTER, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT METHOD, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT COMPUTER PROGRAM, RECORDING MEDIUM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - A resource management method executed by an information processing system having a plurality of physical servers 12-09-2010
20130138812SYSTEM, METHOD AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR COST-AWARE SELECTION OF TEMPLATES FOR PROVISIONING SHARED RESOURCES - A template generator organizing templates in a cost-aware clustering, a method of allocating resources using cost-aware clustering and computer program products therefor. A resource provisioning unit generates, selects and maintains a selected number of resource templates. Each template specifies an allocable resource capacity configuration. Each requesting client device has resources allocated determined by one of the selected resource templates. A resource provisioning unit includes a configuration store with costs of allocable resources and associated attributes, a server request store with previously received requests, and an input parameter store with template list options. A template generator determines an optimum list of templates to satisfy previously received requests. A template store stores generated template lists.05-30-2013
20130138815MEMORY BANDWIDTH REALLOCATION FOR ISOCHRONOUS TRAFFIC - The MMU services data requests associated with isochronous (ISO) data (referred to herein as “ISO requests”) with a high priority to meet a fixed latency requirement. Such data includes display data for transmission to the display device or other display devices. Conversely data requests associated with non-isochronous (NISO) data are serviced with a relatively lower priority. Such data requests include requests received from the CPU, video requests and copy requests. The MMU utilizes a buffering mechanism to buffer ISO and NISO requests. The size of the buffer that stores ISO requests controls the amount of memory bandwidth that is allocated to the ISO requests and the amount of memory bandwidth available for NISO requests.05-30-2013
20130138816METHODS AND APPARATUS TO ADJUST RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN A DISTRIBUTIVE COMPUTING NETWORK - Methods and apparatus are disclosed to adjust resource allocation in a distributive computing network. An example method includes receiving data representing performance of a first resource allocation provided by the distributive computing network. The example method includes receiving a resource request specifying a second resource allocation to be provided by the distributive computing network. The example method includes simulating the distributive computing network using the data to determine an operating configuration for adjusting the first resource allocation to satisfy the resource request with a third resource allocation, different than the second resource allocation. The example method includes adjusting the first resource allocation based on the operating configuration.05-30-2013
20110010456RECORDING MEDIUM STORING LOAD-DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM, LOAD-DISTRIBUTION APPARATUS, AND LOAD-DISTRIBUTION METHOD - A load-distribution by a computer is provided where a plurality of data centers provide a customer system with a computational resource. A computational resource request is received from a customer system. Electric power information for each data center, which can specify an amount of power consumption required for providing a computational resource from each data center, is acquired in response to the computational resource request. A data center from the plurality of data centers is selected based on the amount of power consumption. The selected data center is requested to provide the computational resource to the customer system.01-13-2011
20100325283METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTING RESOURCE NODES IN A PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK FOR DELIVERING TIME-SENSITIVE CONTENT - A method for dynamically adjusting resource nodes supplying time-sensitive content to a consumer node in a peer-to-peer (P2P) network. The method comprises allocating an initial number of resource nodes to provide the time-sensitive content to the consumer node, each of the allocated resource nodes provides a portion of the time-sensitive content to the consumer node; checking if there is a need to receive at least an additional portion of the time-sensitive content from at least one reliable node of the P2P network, and if so, receiving the at least additional portion of the time-sensitive content from the at least one reliable node; and requesting an additional number of resource nodes to provide the at least portion of the time-sensitive content when an access to the at least one reliable node occurs more frequently than a first predetermined threshold value, thereby the number of resource nodes allocated to the consumer node is dynamically adjusted.12-23-2010
20100325276METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING APPLICATIONS WITH SHARED SCALABLE CACHING - An approach is provided for initiating sending a request message indicating a parameter for an application to an index of parameter values stored in a database for a plurality of related applications. A value for the parameter is received in response to sending the request. Performing a function of the application based on the value received for the parameter is initiated. The value for the parameter is used by a different mobile application of the plurality of related applications.12-23-2010
20130013788MANAGING CDN REGISTRATION BY A STORAGE PROVIDER - A system, method, and computer readable medium for managing registration, by a network storage provider, of one or more resources with a CDN service provider are provided. A network storage provider storing one or more resources on behalf of a content provider obtains registration information for registering the one or more resources with a CDN service provider. The registration information may include a request to publish one or more resources to a CDN service provider, an identification of the one or more resources, CDN selection criteria provided by the content provider or otherwise selected, and the like. The network storage provider transmits a CDN generation request corresponding to the registration information to the CDN service provider. Then, the network storage provider manages and processes data pursuant to registration of the one or more resources with the CDN service provider.01-10-2013
20130145031AGILE HOSTPOOL ALLOCATOR - A stream application may use small chunks of executable code configured to process data tuples flowing into a processing element. A scheduler allocates the processing elements to individual compute nodes or hosts for execution. However, the stream application may assign various constraints that stipulate which hosts are suitable for a particular processing element. To assign hosts to processing elements such that the constraints are satisfied, the scheduler may use hostpools associated with the processing elements. Once a host is identified that satisfies the constraints, it may be pinned at a particular index within the hostpool.06-06-2013
20130145032CANDIDATE SET SOLVER WITH USER ADVICE - A stream application uses small chunks of executable code configured to process data tuples flowing into a processing element. A scheduler allocates the processing elements to individual compute nodes or hosts for execution. However, the stream application may assign various constraints that stipulate which hosts are suitable for a particular processing element. If a host meets the constraints, it may be categorized as an unconditional candidate host. In addition, the scheduler may also track conditional candidate hosts that would be suitable for the processing element if a certain user action is performed—e.g., modifying a constraint, removing a constraint, modifying a stream element, and the like. The list of conditional candidate hosts may then be displayed to the user who can choose to perform the one or more actions to change the conditional candidate host to an unconditional candidate host for the processing element.06-06-2013
20130145034AGILE HOSTPOOL ALLOCATOR - A stream application may use small chunks of executable code configured to process data tuples flowing into a processing element. A scheduler allocates the processing elements to individual compute nodes or hosts for execution. However, the stream application may assign various constraints that stipulate which hosts are suitable for a particular processing element. To assign hosts to processing elements such that the constraints are satisfied, the scheduler may use hostpools associated with the processing elements. Once a host is identified that satisfies the constraints, it may be pinned at a particular index within the hostpool.06-06-2013
20100325277SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HANDLING LIMIT PARAMETERS FOR A MULTI-CORE SYSTEM - The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for handling limit parameters for multi-core systems. A pool manager divides the limited number of uses of a resource into an exclusive quota pool and a shared quota pool. Each packet processing engine operating on a core is allocated an exclusive number of uses of the resource from the exclusive quota pool. If a packet processing engine wishes to use the resource beyond its exclusive number, the packet processing engine must borrow from the shared quota pool.12-23-2010
20100332659System and Method for Implementing a Dead Man Dependency Technique for Cluster Resources - Method and system for implementing a dead man dependency technique in a cluster comprising a plurality of interconnected nodes, one of the nodes comprising a cluster resource manager (CRM), and one of the nodes comprising a policy engine (PE), the PE maintaining at least one dependency associated with a first resource executing on one of the nodes. In an embodiment, the method comprises, responsive to a status change of an attribute associated with the first resource, the PE receiving from the CRM an indication of the status change and information regarding a configuration of the cluster; responsive to receipt of the status change indication and the configuration information, identifying by the PE a manner of terminating and migrating the first resource to another one of the nodes; and providing by the PE to the CRM an instruction sequence for causing the identified manner of terminating and migrating the first resource.12-30-2010
20100332657SELECTING A HOST FROM A HOST CLUSTER FOR LIVE MIGRATION OF A VIRTUAL MACHINE - A host controller migrates live virtual machines from one host to another host to balance the load in the host cluster. In one embodiment, the host controller identifies an overloaded host from the host cluster. The host controller selects a virtual machine from the existing virtual machines that run on the overloaded host based on a percentage value associated with the virtual machine. The percentage value represents CPU usage incurred by the virtual machine on the host. In one embodiment, the selected virtual machine is one that incurs the least amount of load on the host. The host controller then selects a target host from the host cluster as a destination for migrating the selected virtual machine.12-30-2010
20100332661Computer System and Its Operation Information Management Method - Even if software resources for a physical server are changed, log information about the physical server can be accurately matched against the software resources.12-30-2010
20100332658SELECTING A HOST FROM A HOST CLUSTER TO RUN A VIRTUAL MACHINE - A host controller selects a host from a host cluster to run a virtual machine. In one embodiment, a host controller receives a request to run a virtual machine. The virtual machine may be a newly added virtual machine, or an existing virtual machine that needs to migrate from a currently active host to another host. The host controller selects a host from the host cluster based on current central processing unit (CPU) consumption and expected load to be incurred by the virtual machine. The expected load may be estimated from the number of cores to be used by the virtual machine. The host controller then assigns the virtual machine to run on the host.12-30-2010
20100332660ADAPTIVE RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR PARALLEL EXECUTION OF A RANGE QUERY - A method of allocating servers for range requests includes receiving a range request for items in a database that is distributed across storage devices that are accessible through corresponding servers in a network that includes the storage devices and the servers; and initializing a server-allocation value for the range request, where the server-allocation value specifies a number of servers to allocate for executing the range request. The method further includes executing the range request by allocating the servers and using the allocated servers to provide values from the range request to a client that accesses the network; and updating the server-allocation value while executing the range request to improve a consumption rate for the client by comparing changes in the consumption rate with changes in the number of allocated servers.12-30-2010
20100217865METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING A MARKET FOR USER-CONTROLLED RESOURCES TO BE PROVIDED TO A CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - A cloud management system can be configured to offer a marketplace for user-controlled resources provided by third party users by performing a valuation for user controlled resources offered to the cloud. The cloud management system can be configured to determine the usage of cloud resources, demands on the clouds resources, and revenue generated by the cloud resources and determine a value for user-controlled resources based on the usage, demands, and revenue. Once the value is determined, the cloud management system can be configured to provide an indication of the value to a set of the third party users. If offered and accepted, the cloud management system can be granted access to the user-controlled resources and allocate the user-controlled resources to the cloud.08-26-2010
20130159530REPRESENTATION/INVOCATION OF ACTIONS/FUNCTIONS IN A HYPERMEDIA-DRIVEN ENVIRONMENT - The subject disclosure relates to techniques for performing an operation on a resource, based on a state of the resource, by invoking a hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) request on a universal resource locator (URL) indicating the operation. An interface component can receive a request including an HTTP method and a URL including a first portion indicating a resource and a second portion indicating an operation. Further, an invocation component, in response to the operation being associated with the resource, can invoke the operation on the resource utilizing the HTTP method based on a state of the resource. Other embodiments relate to conditionally returning the operation within a return payload, for example, alone or within a feed, based on an applicability of the operation according to a state of an associated resource.06-20-2013
20130159528FAILOVER BASED APPLICATION RESOURCE ACQUISITION - Providing access to resources to an application. A method includes receiving a request from an application for one or more resources. The method further includes determining that the one or more resources are not available at a primary or local storage. The method further includes identifying one or more alternative locations where the one or more resources are available. Transparently to the application, the one or more resources are provided from one or more of the one or more alternative locations06-20-2013
20090144424NETWORK BANDWIDTH DETECTION AND DISTRIBUTION - In a node configured to communicate with one or more other nodes over a network, available bandwidth for network traffic may be distributed among two or more distinct channels of communication within a single application running on the node. An available bandwidth may be detected for communication between the first node and a second node. A distribution may be determined for the available bandwidth among the two or more communication channels. A sending rate may be adjusted for data sent from the first node to the second node over one or more of the two or more communication channels in response to a detected change in the available bandwidth.06-04-2009
20100185766LOAD DISTRIBUTION APPARATUS, LOAD DISTRIBUTION METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A load distribution apparatus includes: a control unit that refers to a load information storage unit that stores load values of a plurality of information processing apparatuses, selects an information processing apparatus with the load value smaller than a predetermined threshold from the plurality of information processing apparatuses, and determines the information processing apparatus with the load value smaller than a predetermined threshold as an allocation destination of processing requests until the load value of the information processing apparatus reaches the predetermined threshold; and a transmitting unit that transmits the processing requests to the allocation destination determined by the control unit.07-22-2010
20110113141Controlling a Session in a Service Provisioning System - A method and a system for controlling a session in a service provisioning network is described, wherein the network comprises a serving network node associated with at least one terminal and wherein said terminal is configured to execute one or more services. The method comprises the steps of: providing a network border control node associated with a policy function; said network border control node receiving at least one signaling message originating from a service executed on said terminal; in response to said reception of said signaling message, said policy function selecting an policy, preferably an integrity policy, associated with said signaling message; and controlling the integrity of said signaling message by executing said selected policy.05-12-2011
20110029672SELECTION OF A SUITABLE NODE TO HOST A VIRTUAL MACHINE IN AN ENVIRONMENT CONTAINING A LARGE NUMBER OF NODES - An aspect of the present invention facilitates selecting suitable nodes to host virtual machines (VMs) in an environment containing a large number of nodes (such as a grid). In one embodiment, information indicating corresponding resources available in each machine node (a node capable of hosting VMs) in the grid is maintained distributed over a set of management nodes contained in the grid. On receiving an indication that a VM requiring a set of resources is sought to be hosted, a machine node having available the set of resources is identified based on the distributed information. The VM is then provisioned/hosted on the identified machine node. The maintenance of the resource availability information distributed across multiple management nodes enables the solution to be scaled for use in environments having a large number of nodes.02-03-2011
20110010457Convergent Mediation System With Dedicated Online Steams - An object is to create a convergent mediation system (01-13-2011
20110010455DYNAMIC COMPUTATION ALLOCATION - Techniques for dynamic computation allocation are disclosed.01-13-2011
20110029675RESOURCE ALLOCATION PROTOCOL FOR A VIRTUALIZED INFRASTRUCTURE WITH RELIABILITY GUARANTEES - A method and apparatus is disclosed herein for a resource allocation protocol. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a resource allocation engine to allocate physical resources to primary and redundant virtual infrastructures, wherein, when the resource allocation engine allocates virtual infrastructures, physical resources of redundant virtual infrastructures are shared across multiple primary virtual infrastructures.02-03-2011
20110029674Apparatus Method and System for Registration Effecting Information Access - An apparatus, method and system to register and provide a persistent identifier of information that may be located in multiple locations, formats, and accessible in variable fashions based on the context of use. The present disclosure further provides the ability to automatically make information available and associated with its identifier. The disclosure also details the ability to create identifier. The disclosure also details the ability to create identifiers from content authoring tools within and for documents and/or other information. The invention teaches how to associate a single identifier while making information available, and accessible under varying conditions, from varying locations, in varying formats, based on various contexts of access. The present disclosure further teaches an enhanced digital object identifier, an enhanced Handle system, and enhanced directory registry that facilitate the access, association, and instantiation of information over a communications network.02-03-2011
20110029673EXTENSIBLE FRAMEWORK TO SUPPORT DIFFERENT DEPLOYMENT ARCHITECTURES - A method for managing services and resources across a plurality of deployment architectures is described. The method begins by defining a profile corresponding to a deployment architecture. Each profile is defined according to a meta-model. The meta model comprises a service object representing a service that is accessible over a network, resource objects representing resources consumed by the service, inter-relationships between the service and resources, inter-relationships between the resources. For each profile, a topology is generated based on the profile. The topology includes the resources used to perform a task.02-03-2011
20120246324LOAD CHARACTERISTIC ESTIMATION SYSTEM, LOAD CHARACTERISTIC ESTIMATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A load characteristic estimation system includes: a program input unit into which a program that runs on a prescribed computer system is inputted; a program feature information acquisition unit that obtains features from the inputted program; and a load characteristic estimation unit that estimates a load characteristic of the inputted program by reading load characteristic information of another program having a feature similar to the inputted program, from a load characteristic recording unit that records a load characteristic produced in the prescribed computer system when the other program was run on the computer system in the past.09-27-2012
20120246322MOBILE DEVICE WORKLOAD MANAGEMENT FOR CLOUD COMPUTING USING SIP AND PRESENCE TO CONTROL WORKLOAD AND METHOD THEREOF - A method is implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code tangibly embodied on a computer readable storage medium having programming instructions. The programming instructions are operable to manage workload for cloud computing by transferring workload to at least one mobile device using Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).09-27-2012
20120246317Cloud-Based Resource Identification and Allocation - Systems, methods, and computer readable media for identifying resources to implement a service in a cloud computing environment are disclosed. In general, the disclosed methodologies analyze a cloud's ability to support a desired service while maintaining separation between the cloud's logical layers. For example, given a list of resources needed to implement a target service, a hierarchical plan may be generated. The plan may then be used by each layer to track and record the availability of various possible layer-specific resource selections. Since each layer may be permitted access only to that portion of the plan that is associated with, or applicable to, the specific layer, the logical separation between different layers may be enforced. As a consequence, each layer may implement its resource selection mechanisms in any desired manner.09-27-2012
20110119382TECHNIQUES FOR DEPLOYING VIRTUAL MACHINES USING A DHCP SERVER TO ASSIGN RESERVED IP ADDRESSES - An improved technique involves providing a set of reserved address assignments to a DHCP server, each reserved address assignment including a unique MAC address and a reserved IP address which are associated with each other via that reserved address assignment. The technique further involves providing a base virtual machine image and a set of unique MAC addresses, and generating multiple virtual machines from the base virtual machine image and the set of unique MAC addresses. Each virtual machine (i) provides a particular unique MAC address of the set of unique MAC addresses to the DHCP server and obtains a particular reserved IP address from the DHCP server via an exchange of DHCP messages between that virtual machine and the DHCP server, and (ii) operates as a networked standalone computer using the particular unique MAC address and the particular reserved IP address.05-19-2011
20110035497SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING GLOBAL SERVER LOAD BALANCING - A server is provided containing a storage device, and memory, and a processor. The processor is configured by the memory to perform the steps of: receiving a request for data from a client device; selecting a customer content server that is geographically closest to the client device, wherein geographical closeness is measured by closeness within a network path; and providing the client device with information to access the customer content server that is geographically closest.02-10-2011
20110035498Method and System for Managing Network Power Policy and Configuration of Data Center Bridging - Certain aspects of a method and system for managing network power policy and configuration of data center bridging may include a network domain that comprises a single logical point of management (LPM) that coordinates operation of one or more devices, such as network interface controllers (NICs), switches, and/or servers in the network domain: The single LPM may be operable to manage one or both of a network power policy and/or a data center bridging (DCB) configuration policy for the network domain.02-10-2011
20110040877LOAD BALANCING FOR PACKET SWITCHED ALARM MONITORING - Alarm panels are assigned to monitoring servers at a monitoring station by an allocation server. Each panel obtains the data network address of its assigned monitoring server by contacting the allocation server, upon installation/configuration. The provided data network address is stored at the panel for later use. This allows the allocation server to fairly and flexibly distribute monitoring responsibility for the many panels across multiple monitoring servers.02-17-2011
20110040876CAPACITY PLANNING FOR DATA CENTER SERVICES - Techniques and systems for providing capacity planning for data center services are disclosed herein. In some aspects, a multi-tier service is analyzed to determine a query response time (QRT) that can be used for resource planning or other service management reasons. The QRT may include a front end (FE) response time of FE servers and a back end (BE) response time of BE servers, where the BE servers are partitioned servers, and where the response times are based on various request rates from users. In various aspects, the QRT may include a network transmission time of data transmitted between an end user and each tier. In further aspects, the FE response time may be modeled using a single server queuing model while the BE response time may be modeled using a simulation or regression analysis.02-17-2011
20110040878METHOD FOR MANAGING THE ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES TO CHANNEL SWARMS IN A PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK - A resource-node of a peer-to-peer (P2P) network adapted to manage the allocation of resources to channel swarms. Resource allocation is based on a distributed algorithm in which resource-nodes of the P2P network occasionally join and leave channel-swarms. Each resource-node independently decides whether or not to stay in the channel-swarm that it has joined to. These decisions are based on values of a transience parameter set by a transience mechanism of the resource-node.02-17-2011
20100153557METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BUILDING PERSONAL NETWORK AND NETWORK FEDERATION - Disclosed is a method of building a personal network in a proxy server. The method includes building the personal network by registering information about a plurality of communication terminals in the proxy server through communication with the communication terminals, searching for a resource requested by a user terminal registered in the personal network, and sharing the found resource with the user terminal. The method allows a user to use own resource possessed by the user if access to the personal network of the user is possible.06-17-2010
20110119384INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - The information processing apparatus includes: a specification information reception unit that receives specification information for specifying a predetermined one of a plurality of resources; a determination unit that determines a device managing the resource specified by the specification information from among a plurality of devices based on the specification information received by the specification information reception unit; a specification information notification unit that sends the specification information to the device that has been determined, by the determination unit, to manage the resource specified by the specification information; an association unit that associates plural pieces of resource information with one another based on the sent resource information; and a resource information processing unit that executes predetermined processing for the resource information based on the association among the plural pieces of resource information associated by the association unit.05-19-2011
20110246653EFFICIENT PROVISIONING OF RESOURCES IN PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION (EDA) TASKS - Provisioning resources in public cloud infrastructure to perform at least part of electronic design automation (EDA) tasks on the public cloud infrastructure. Performance metrics of servers in the public cloud infrastructure and performance history of a user's past EDA tasks are maintained to estimate operation parameters such as runtime of a new EDA task. Based on the estimation, a user can provision appropriate types and amounts of resources in the public cloud infrastructure in a cost-efficient manner. Also, a plurality of EDA tasks are assigned to computing resources in a manner that minimizes the overall cost for performing the EDA tasks.10-06-2011
20100146122Balanced Consistent Hashing for Distributed Resource Management - A method, system, computer-readable storage medium and apparatus for balanced and consistent placement of resource management responsibilities within a multi-computer environment, such as a cluster, that are both scalable and make efficient use of cluster resources are provided. Embodiments reduce the time that a cluster is unavailable due to redistribution of resource management responsibilities by reducing the amount of redistribution of those responsibilities among the surviving cluster members. Embodiments further provide redistribution of resource management responsibilities based upon relative capabilities of the remaining cluster nodes.06-10-2010
20100146119GENERATING DOMAIN NAMES RELEVANT TO CURRENT EVENTS - Methods of the present inventions allow for generating domain names relevant to current events. An exemplary method may comprise the steps of receiving a request for an available domain name that relates to current events (wherein the request may not include a keyword, search term, or suggested domain name), generating the domain name, determining whether the domain name is available for registration, and providing the domain name for registration (if available).06-10-2010
20100023621LOAD-DERIVED PROBABILITY-BASED DOMAIN NAME SERVICE IN A NETWORK STORAGE CLUSTER - DNS name resolution is integrated into each node in a network storage cluster, to allow load balancing of network addresses, using a weighted random distribution to resolve DNS requests. A node in the cluster gathers statistics on utilization of resources, such as CPU utilization and throughput, on nodes in the cluster and distributes those statistics to all other nodes. Each node uses the same algorithm to generate weights for the various IP addresses of the cluster, based on the statistics distributed to it. The weights are used to generate a weighted list of available network addresses. In response to a DNS request, a DNS in a given node randomly indexes into the weighted address list to resolve requests to a network address. The weights are chosen so that the DNS is likely to pick an IP address which has a low load, to balance port and node usage over time.01-28-2010
20110087784DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT OF SHARED RISK GROUP IDENTIFIERS FOR MULTI-LAYER TRANSPORT NETWORKS WITH MULTI-TIER RESOURCES - A system includes a plurality of resources. A network analysis device is configured to identify a shared risk between at least two of the resources. A method includes arranging a plurality of resources in a resource group, identifying, by at least one network analysis device, a shared risk between at least two of the plurality of resources, and assigning a shared risk identifier to each resource having the shared.04-14-2011
20110087786METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EFFICIENT RESOURCE ALLOCATION OF QUALITY OF SERVICE PROFILES IN MOBILE NETWORKS - Current subscriber-aware networks provision individual subscriber parameters in a centrally located repository and return the parameters to entities for quality of service (QoS) enforcement on a per-subscriber basis. In other words, there is a one-to-one mapping of each QoS profile for each subscriber. Attaching QoS profiles to each subscriber can result in very high resource requirements, such as a larger memory footprint or multiple policing profiles, resulting in a non-scalable network resource. To resolve resource explosion problem without sacrificing functional requirements, an example embodiment of the present invention allows few service classes with QoS parameters to exist and derives various subscriber plans out of them. The example embodiment is useful to generate subscriber plans dynamically as subscribers join network and thereby helps to reduce QoS resource requirements dramatically, without sacrificing any functional capability.04-14-2011
20090070468COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - In a case where a first relay device 03-12-2009
20110213886Intelligent and Elastic Resource Pools for Heterogeneous Datacenter Environments - Disclosed are methods and systems for intelligent resource pool management of heterogeneous datacenter resources. In one embodiment, intelligent resource pool management is utilized to assist in application provisioning performed based upon a blueprint and deployment model defining requirements of the provisioned application. In other embodiments, intelligent resource pool managers are configured to work in concert with other intelligent resource pool managers and/or a centralized provisioning engine. Resource pools may also be configured in a hierarchical manner whereby higher level resource pools may automatically draw resources from lower level resource pools as directed by one or more intelligent resource pool managers.09-01-2011
20110213885Automating Application Provisioning for Heterogeneous Datacenter Environments - Disclosed are methods and systems to automate the provisioning and deployment of application instances within a heterogeneous data center. In one embodiment, the application provisioning is performed based upon a blueprint and deployment model defining requirements of the provisioned application. In another embodiment, the totality of available resources for provisioning is divided into different segments. When resources are requested and assigned to an incoming provisioning request, the resource pool may be refreshed or augmented as defined by thresholds or forecasting of user needs. The resource pool may be refreshed by recapturing allocated resources that are no longer in use or by configuring resources taken from the reserve. Further, when reserve resources are not available or are below a minimum reserve threshold, capacity planning actions may be initiated or advised.09-01-2011
20110213884METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MATCHING RESOURCE REQUESTS WITH CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS - A matching system can provide matching services to users of cloud computing environments. The matching system can receive user requests for sets of services. Once received, the matching system can collect information about available cloud appliances. The matching system can match the cloud appliances with the user requested services and provide the user with information related to available cloud appliances that meet the user's request.09-01-2011
20110213883SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OBJECT MIGRATION USING WAVES - A system and method for information technology (IT) migration includes determining a relationship among objects to be migrated such that the relationship includes a set of objects having at least one of a common feature or dependency between the objects in the set. The objects are grouped into a plurality of migration waves such that cross-wave relationships are minimized among the plurality of migration waves. The objects are migrated wave by wave.09-01-2011
20100223387Method and Arrangement for Suppressing Duplicate Network Resources - A duplicate suppression protocol is introduced in order to suppress duplicate entries from appearing in a list of available network resources. With the duplicate suppression protocol of the present invention, a computer that wishes to query for network resources also asks for duplicate suppression information from the responding network resources. The duplicate suppression information for a particular network resource specifies identifiers associated with that network resource for various protocols. Thus, if a particular network resource responds to more than one network resource request from a single requesting entity, that requesting entity will be able to locate duplicate network resource information. Thus, a single unified list of network resources available for various different protocols may be presented with all duplicate network resources removed.09-02-2010
20100217869TOPOLOGY AWARE CACHE COOPERATION - A content distribution network (CDN) comprising a hierarchy of content storage nodes (CSNs) or caches having storage space that is allocated between local space for storing locally popular content objects and federated space for storing a portion of the less popular content objects. Local space and federated space based upon changes in content object popularity and/or other utility factors. Optionally, parent/child (upstream/downstream) communication paths are used to migrate content between CSNs or caches of the same or different hierarchical levels to avoid utilizing higher price top hierarchical level communications channels.08-26-2010
20100217867SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING AND USING SERVICE DEPENDENCY GRAPHS TO AUTOMATE THE DEVELOPMENT AND DEPLOYMENT OF SERVICE ORIENTED APPLICATIONS - An embodiment of the invention provides a method for identifying and combining services. More specifically, the method identifies services in a domain and domain concepts within the domain, wherein the domain concepts are input and output of the services. A network of services is created, which includes metadata of the services and relationship data of the services. The relationship data of the services includes relationships of the services to one another and relationships of the services to the domain concepts. A domain ontology is also created, which includes the domain concepts and relationship data of the domain concepts. The relationship data of the domain concepts includes relationships of the domain concepts to one another and relationships of the domain concepts to the services.08-26-2010
20110145415INFORMATION PROCESSOR AND RESOURCE SCHEDULING METHOD - The information processor is provided with a receiving unit that receives a request including a period in which the resource is used, a usage status and a cession requirement, a work process storage that stores a pre-cession usage status, a post-cession usage status and a calculating condition, a work time arithmetic expression storage that stores an arithmetic expression of work time, a concession plan preparing unit that determines whether or not it is written to a cession requirement, calculates work time based upon the calculating condition and a specified post-cession usage status and an arithmetic expression, and calculates the capacity of the available resource with which the concession destination user is conceded based upon the calculated work time, the usage period included in the request and the usage period included in the request, and a concession managing unit that makes the resource of the capacity calculated.06-16-2011
20110145413RESOURCE EXCHANGE MANAGEMENT WITHIN A CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - The present invention provides a solution for resource sharing (e.g., inter-Cloud) within a Cloud-computing environment. One objective of the present invention is to better utilize idle public or private Cloud infrastructures and improve the availability of Cloud services by allowing different Cloud service providers to virtually combine their services and infrastructures. In the event that there is not enough capacity for a single Cloud service provider to manage its workload, the workload may be shifted to additional infrastructures within the Cloud. The result of the workload shift may reduce the unavailability of Cloud services to the Cloud end-user by allowing another Cloud service provider to temporarily handle the workload. Based on the resource sharing activities, compensation (e.g., credits/tokens) can be exchanged between the participating Cloud providers to reflect their participation in the resource exchange.06-16-2011
20110145411MANAGING HARDWARE RESOURCES FOR SOFT PARTITIONING - Methods and apparatus for allocating computer hardware resources of a hard partition of a computer server system to one or more soft partitions. In response to a partitioning request, a nucleus firmware instance of a hard partition may be configured to launch a separate firmware instance corresponding to each requested soft partition, and to allocate partitionable hardware resources of the hard partition to the soft partitions by allocating the hardware resources to each separate firmware instance.06-16-2011
20110145410APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING COMPUTING RESOURCES - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a controller to receive a request from a client server for computing resources associated with a processor, determine an estimated completion time associated with previous requests associated with the processor, calculate a priority value for the request based on the estimated completion time, establish a processing schedule for the request and other requests associated with the processor based on the priority value, and provide the request to the processor according to the processing schedule. Other embodiments are disclosed.06-16-2011
20100023622METHOD FOR ASSIGNING RESOURCE OF UNITED SYSTEM - A method of assigning a resource of a united system in which a plurality of single systems are complexly operated includes: determining a cost function using standard network state information commonly used within the united system; and assigning a resource based on the cost function. Therefore, a state of each system and user requirements can be fully reflected and a resource can be efficiently managed within a united system in which several systems are complexly operated.01-28-2010
20100198973ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, VIRTUAL MACHINE PROVIDING APPARTATUS, AND METHOD OF USING VIRTUAL MACHINE SERVICE - An electronic apparatus in which a virtual machine (VM) runs like a physical device, a VM providing apparatus, and a method of transmitting and receiving a VM service using the electronic apparatus and the VM providing apparatus are provided. The electronic apparatus creates, when a VM is executed, a first domain zone having one or more VMs embedded in the electronic apparatus and a second domain zone having one or more VMs downloaded from a VM providing apparatus, and the control unit controls the first and second domain zones.08-05-2010
20110087785SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISTRIBUTING WORK AMONG A PLURALITY OF WORKERS - Systems and methods for distributing work among a plurality of workers in a distributed environment using a granularity determinator module to determine a desired granularity of a data to be worked-on whereby each one of a plurality of document subcomponents individually maintains a level of security based on a security policy. The data is separated out into a plurality of subcomponents which are transmitted to respective workers. A consolidator module can be used to consolidate subcomponents worked on by the respective workers into one worked-on document or file for validation purposes. The system and methods provide an efficient and cost effective way to distribute confidential work to workers without compromising the confidentiality of the information contained in the document or file being worked on.04-14-2011
20110087783ALLOCATING RESOURCES OF A NODE IN A SERVER FARM - Allocating resources of a node in a cluster of nodes without requiring a central server. Resource metrics of the node are monitored at a service manager of the node. Resource usage of the node is disseminated to a plurality of neighboring nodes at the service manager of the node. Resource usage of the neighboring nodes is gathered at the service manager of the node. A request from an external client is received such that the request can be redirected to an appropriate node based on user directed constraints, the resource metrics of the node and the resource usage of the neighboring nodes.04-14-2011
20090083425GRID ORGANIZATION - A method includes, in a grid computing environment, maintaining systems having grid managers having hierarchical relations, the relations of each grid manager stored in each of the systems. Each of these hierarchical relations are classified as superior or inferior.03-26-2009
20100131651METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ADAPTIVE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR FUTURE INTERNET - When a virtual network environment is established using resources on a network in order for a user to perform an arbitrary test service in the future Internet that is emerging as a replacement of the current Internet, resources having characteristics desired by the user are selected from among a number of resources on the network, and a resource capable of exhibiting an optimum performance is effectively selected from the selected resources.05-27-2010
20100131650Methods and Apparatus to Support Network Policy Managers - Methods and apparatus to support network policy managers are disclosed herein. An example method for use in a communication system includes receiving an adjustment request from a user premises to temporarily adjust a policy defining a bundled service associated with the user premises, the bundled service including a first service assigned a first percentage of a network resource and a second service assigned a second percentage of the network resource; automatically adjusting the policy such that the first service is assigned a third percentage of the network resource, wherein the third percentage is greater than the first percentage; receiving a notification of a termination of an application associated with the first service; and readjusting the policy such that the first service is assigned the first percentage in response to the notification.05-27-2010
20100131649SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EMBEDDING A CLOUD-BASED RESOURCE REQUEST IN A SPECIFICATION LANGUAGE WRAPPER - Embodiments relate to systems and methods for embedding a cloud-based resource request in a specification language wrapper. In embodiments, a set of applications and/or a set of appliances can be registered to be instantiated in a cloud-based network. Each application or appliance can have an associated set of specified resources with which the user wishes to instantiate those objects. For example, a user may specify a maximum latency for input/output of the application or appliance, a geographic location of the supporting cloud resources, a processor throughput, or other resource specification to instantiate the desired object. According to embodiments, the set of requested resources can be embedded in a specification language wrapper, such as an XML object. The specification language wrapper can be transmitted to a marketplace to seek the response of available clouds which can support the application or appliance according to the specifications contained in the specification language wrapper.05-27-2010
20100131648METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING POWER MANAGEMENT SERVICES IN A SOFTWARE PROVISIONING ENVIRONMENT - A software provisioning server can be configured to communicate with a power management system of the target machines to alter the power state of the target machines during actions requiring a change in the power states such as power cycling the target machines during a software installation. The software provisioning server can communicate with the power management system of the target machines and instruct the power management systems to alter the power state of the target machines during the actions.05-27-2010
20090248873Name-Address Management in Communication Networks - A network infrastructure and method for name-address management in an internetwork having a hierarchical address structure with a number of address areas on different levels of the address structure. For a given resource, a distributed name-to-address resolution chain is built up through the hierarchical address structure utilizing a set of interlinked resolution key codes for bridging between address areas. During routing of a message, name-to-address resolution is performed by successively backtracking the chain through the hierarchical address structure utilizing the interlinked resolution key codes to bridge between address areas on different levels.10-01-2009
20090259753Specializing Support For A Federation Relationship - The invention provides federated functionality within a data processing system by means of a set of specialized runtimes, which are instances of an application for providing federation services to requesters. Each of the plurality of specialized runtimes provides requested federation services for selected ones of the requestors according to configuration data of respective federation relationships of the requestors with the identity provider. The configuration data is dynamically retrieved during initialization of the runtimes which allows the respective_runtime to be specialized for a given federation relationship. Requests are routed to the appropriate specialized runtime using the first requestor identity and the given federation relationship. The data, which describes each federation relationship between the identity provider and each of the plurality of requestors, is configured prior to initialization of the runtimes.10-15-2009
20090307357SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HARVESTING EXPIRED SESSIONS - A system harvests sessions in a network device. The system receives a first data unit associated with a session and installs the session in a first queue until expiration of a first time period. The system installs the session in a second queue until the occurrence of at least one of an expiration of a second time period and a receipt of a data unit associated with the session. The system harvests the session upon expiration of the second time period.12-10-2009
20090313374Dynamic Management of Resource Utilization - In accordance with an illustrative embodiment of the present invention, a computer implemented method for dynamic management of resource utilization is provided. The computer implemented method monitors data flows of a reverse proxy web server, and determines whether a resource utilization of the reverse proxy web server exceeds a first threshold. The computer implemented method further, responsive to a determination that the resource utilization does not exceed a first threshold, determines whether the resource utilization exceeds a second threshold, responsive to a determination that the resource utilization does exceed a second threshold, filters pre-fetch directives inversely by frequency.12-17-2009
20110252138EXTENSIBLE DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE INSTRUMENTATION OF PAGES - Gathering performance information with respect to delivering web resources as perceived by a user at the web client. A method includes receiving a request for a web page. As a result of receiving the request, a first set of executable instructions are sent. The first set of executable instructions are configured to indicate a plurality of resources required to be at least one of downloaded to or rendered at the client for the web page to be considered loaded at the client. The first set of executable instructions are also configured to determine when each individual resource in the required resources have been be at least one of downloaded to or rendered at the client. The first set of executable instructions are also configured to determine a length of time associated with at least one of downloading to or rendering at the client the resources in the plurality of resources.10-13-2011
20100064044Information Processing System and Control Method for Information Processing System - According to one embodiment, an information processing system includes a managed information processing apparatus connected with a network, and a plurality of first information processing apparatuses including a first monitor module which controls each software resource to simultaneously run on one hardware resource, the software resources including a first software resource including a first program has a function of administrating security information required to control an operation of the managed information processing apparatus, wherein one first information processing apparatus selected from the plurality of first information processing apparatuses executes the first program, and the security information of the one selected first information processing apparatus is synchronized with that of a newly selected first information processing apparatus when changing the first information processing apparatus which executes the first program from the selected first information processing apparatus to the newly selected first information processing apparatus,03-11-2010
20100036955Creating Rules For Routing Resource Access Requests - Techniques for determining which resource access requests are handled locally at a remote computer, and which resource access requests are routed or “redirected” through a virtual private network. One or more routing or “redirection” rules are downloaded from a redirection rule server to a remote computer. When the node of the virtual private network running on the remote computer receives a resource access request, it compares the identified resource with the rules. Based upon how the identified resource matches one or more rules, the node will determine whether the resource access request is redirected through the virtual private network or handled locally (e.g., retrieved locally from another network). A single set of redirection rules can be distributed to and employed by a variety of different virtual private network communication techniques.02-11-2010
20100036954Global load balancing on a content delivery network - The invention relates to systems and methods of global load balancing in a content delivery network having a plurality of edge servers which may be distributed across multiple geographic locations. According to one aspect of the invention, a global load balancing system includes a first load balancing server for receiving a packet requesting content to be delivered to a client, selecting one of the plurality of edge servers to deliver the requested content to the client, and forwarding the packet across a network connection to a second load balancing server, which forwards the packet to the selected edge server. The selected edge server, in response to receiving the packet, sends across a network connection the requested content with an address for direct delivery to the client, thereby allowing the requested content to be delivered to the client while bypassing a return path through the first load balancing server.02-11-2010
20100036952LOAD BALANCING USING REPLICATION DELAY - A method, system, and computer usable program product for load balancing using replication delay are provided in the illustrative embodiments. In response to a request to update, a system updates data associated with a write server, forming updated data of a data partition. The system receives a read request for the data partition. The system calculates a time difference between an arrival time of the request to update and an arrival time of the read request. The system receives a set of average replication delays for a set of replica servers serving the data partition. The system directs the read request to a replica server in the set of replica servers whose average replication delay is less than or equal to the time difference.02-11-2010
20100057917METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING COMPOSITE SERVICE AND REPLACING SERVICE AND INVOKING SERVICE - The present invention relates to a method for handling and replacing a service. The method for handling a composite service may include obtaining a concrete service corresponding to a service invocation segment description in a composite service logic, wherein the service invocation segment is an abstract service invocation segment or a service template invocation segment; triggering a service replacement, requesting to replace the service invocation segment with a concrete service invocation segment of the obtained concrete service; or, triggering a service invocation, requesting to generate a service invocation based on the concrete service. Accordingly, a concrete service can be dynamically selected when the composite service logic is being executed.03-04-2010
20100057913SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STORAGE ALLOCATION IN PROVISIONING OF VIRTUAL MACHINES - Embodiments relate to systems and methods for storage allocation in the provisioning of virtual machines. A provisioning (or “cobbler”) server can interact with a local virtual machine installation client to initiate software provisioning to a set of virtual machines. The provisioning process can entail, for example, the selection and delivery of an operating system to the target set of virtual machines, as well as the installation of applications or other software. In conjunction with the provisioning process, the virtual machine installation client can identify and access a set of storage resources, such as hard disk or other storage, to be associated with the set of virtual machines, which themselves contain no local storage. That client can determine an allocation of the set of storage resources to each virtual machine in the set of virtual machines, for instance on a pro-rata basis or based on processing consumption or other factors.03-04-2010
20100057912Method for Implementing Network Resource Access Functions into Software Applications - An Open Network Adapter (ONA) provides an interface that provides network resource access functions to application writers and network users while hiding the implementation details from those writers and users. The ONA accepts high-level network resource access function requests and coordinates the lower-level actions necessary to accomplish the high-level requests. These network resource access requests may, for example, be provided via a user interface which may be implemented by a personal computer, telephone, or other device capable of providing a display and receiving user input.03-04-2010
20090216884SERVICE CREATION METHOD, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT AND COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING THAT METHOD - The invention discloses a method (08-27-2009
20110153826FAULT TOLERANT AND SCALABLE LOAD DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES - A resource is located on a server using a distributed resource algorithm that is executing on each server within a cluster of servers. A request for a resource is received at a server in the cluster. The server executes the distributed resource algorithm to determine the server that owns the requested resource. The distributed resource algorithm automatically adapts itself to servers being added or removed within the cluster and is directed at evenly distributing resources across the available servers within the cluster.06-23-2011
20110179179Mobile Conferencing Method and System - A server-based architecture for mobile conferencing is presented. Session-based mobile conferencing is established by transmitting necessary server network address information through page-mode based messaging services to establish connections among the various mobile devices with the server.07-21-2011
20100057911Enhanced User Control Over Processing Parameters - A distributed application infrastructure to run business logic routines on data stored on different computer systems has a security module that limits where data can be transferred to within a single application that spans multiple computer systems. The data can be designated as private, which means that the data is never transferred from its home computer system, or as public, which means that the data could be transferred to any other computer system running the distributed application, or as protected, which means that the data could only be transferred to pre-designated computer systems running the distributed application.03-04-2010
20100057915Method and system for distributing applications - In a data processing network there exist at least two applications which are different from one another in terms of the volumes of data that are to be processed. In at least one embodiment, each application has a multilayer structure and individual layers of the applications are distributed over different hardware resources, specifically at least one local data processing unit and at least one remote data processing unit, in such a way that the number of layers installed on the local data processing unit as a proportion of the total number of layers making up the respective application is less in the case of that application which is provided for processing the greater volume of data than in the case of the application which is provided for processing the smaller volume of data.03-04-2010
20100057914METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR SCHEDULING CONTENTS - A method, apparatus and system for scheduling contents are disclosed herein. The method includes: receiving a content request message from a content requesting device; determining a light-loaded content providing device according to the content request message, where the light-loaded content providing device is communicated with a light-loaded content storing device, and the content storing device stores contents corresponding to the content request message; and sending the contents corresponding to the content request message to the content requesting device through the light-loaded content providing device. The embodiments of the present invention take comprehensive account of the load of the storage apparatus, and select a proper server for the user to ensure the server to provide services for the user normally.03-04-2010
20110153825SERVER RESOURCE ALLOCATION - A method, programmed medium and system are disclosed which provide for end-to-end QoS for a set of processes that comprise a workload over nfs. A set of processes that comprise a workload such as the processes of a WPAR, or an entire LPAR are given a class designation and assigned priority/limits. The data are then passed to the server which allocates resources based on the sum total of all the current classes and their priorities and/or limits. This requires re-engineering the nfs client code to be workload-aware and the nfs server code to accommodate the resource allocation and prioritization needs of the nfs clients.06-23-2011
20110082937METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE COMMON MANAGEMENT OF COMMUNICATION RESOURCES IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK HAVING DISTINCT COMMUNICATION RESOURCES POOLS - A method of providing, in a telecommunications network including at least a first and a second set of communication resources, a service to users in a condition of being provided said service both by the first set of communication resources and by the second set of communication resources. The method includes the steps of: upon receipt, through the first set of communication resources, of a service request related to the service from a user, attempting to redirect the service request to the second set of communication resources; and if the attempt succeeds, provisioning the service to the user by the second set of communication resources. The attempt to redirect the service request includes identifying a communication resource among the second set of communication resources, by either considering or not communication resources of the second set as candidates for the service request redirection based on a history criterion that takes into account an observation of the outcome of past redirection attempts.04-07-2011
20100250745Virtual Typing Executables - A method, computer program product, apparatus, and data processing system for modifying a computer program. According to one embodiment, a new value to replace a value associated with a virtual type in a computer program is received. The new value is received during execution of the computer program by a processor unit. The replacement of the value by the new value modifies the computer program while the computer program is executed by the processor.09-30-2010
20100250746INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SOURCE MIGRATION - A method of managing IT sources among a first computer system and at least one computer service system comprises obtaining a resource utilization trend of the first computer system based on a history of utilization of an IT resource in the first computer system; obtaining a data sending throughput rate from the first computer system to each of the at least one computer service system; and, based on the resource utilization trend and the data sending throughput rate, selecting a target computer service system to migrate a workload from the first computer system, determining a start time to start a precede data copy associated with the workload to be migrated, prior to switching over processing of the workload at a switching time, and starting the precede data copy from the first computer system to the target computer service system at the start time.09-30-2010
20100250751SLICE SERVER METHOD AND APPARATUS OF DISPERSED DIGITAL STORAGE VAULTS - A slicer server includes a network port, memory, and a central processing module. The central processing unit functions to obtain, via the network port, an information record regarding a virtual dispersed data storage container. The central processing unit further functions to determine whether its list of virtual dispersed data storage containers includes the virtual dispersed data storage container. The central processing unit further functions to, when the list does not include the virtual dispersed data storage container, update the list to include the virtual dispersed data storage container and allocate a portion of the memory to the virtual dispersed data storage container.09-30-2010
20110153831SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MIXED MODE OF IPV6 AND IPV4 DNS OF GLOBAL SERVER LOAD BALANCING - Systems and methods for providing one or more GSLB vServers to support both IPv4 and IPv6. The IPv6 support can be provided by permitting both A and AAAA domain name resolution. In other embodiments, the IPv6 support can be provided by modifying data structures to support IPv6 addresses.06-23-2011
20110153828LOAD BALANCING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REGULATING LOAD USING THE SAME - An apparatus for load balancing multiple servers on a network includes: a delay calculation unit for calculating a server-side delay for each server by using network transmission delay, network waiting delay, and operation processing delay of each of the servers; and a load regulating unit for regulating loads to be assigned to each server based on the server-side delay for each server calculated by the delay calculation unit. The apparatus of further includes a status detection unit for monitoring a change in the server-side delay of each server to determine the status of each server.06-23-2011
20110153824Data Processing Workload Administration In A Cloud Computing Environment - Data processing workload administration in a cloud computing environment including distributing data processing jobs among a plurality of clouds, each cloud comprising a network-based, distributed data processing system that provides one or more cloud computing services; deploying, by a job placement engine in each cloud according to the workload execution policy onto servers in each cloud, the data processing jobs distributed to each cloud; determining, by each job placement engine during execution of each data processing job, whether workload execution policy for each deployed job continues to be met by computing resources within the cloud where each job is deployed; and advising, by each job placement engine, the workload policy manager when workload execution policy for a particular job cannot continue to be met by computing resources within the cloud where the particular job is deployed.06-23-2011
20110082935WIRELESS RESOURCE SHARING FRAMEWORK - A system for making resources in an apparatus available to an entity outside of the apparatus. In at least one example operational scenario, an apparatus may wirelessly interact with other apparatuses via various communication protocols. These apparatuses may be part of an architecture that allows resources to be shared within the architecture. An “entity” may further exist in the architecture that controls how resources are borrowed from, or how resources are provided to, the individual participating apparatuses. Access to apparatus resources may be provided through reallocation of reconfigurable components to a control element within the apparatus, the control element corresponding to the entity existing outside of the apparatus.04-07-2011
20120137004Method and System for Operating a Commissioned E-Commerce Service Prover - A method for operating a commissioned e-commerce service provider provides services to businesses on a computerized network such as the Internet in exchange for a small commission on the commercial transactions generated using those services. Unlike most ISPs that provide services to individuals and businesses, the commissioned e-commerce service provider preferably provides Internet services for businesses operating web sites or other application that generate e-commerce transactions for the business. Instead of paying a monthly fee for the Internet services required to host a web site or operate and e-commerce site, the business contracts with the commissioned e-commerce service provider to provide these services based on receiving a percentage commission of the commercial transactions generated using these services. Preferably, the commission percentage is tiered in accordance with the amount of traffic at the site to provide a nominal level of service at a lower commission rate, yet allow for an exceptional volume of traffic to be accommodated by the site at a higher commission rate without having the site fail or the service become overwhelmed.05-31-2012
20120137005Semantic- and Preference-Based Planning of Cloud Service Templates - A mechanism is provided for evaluating a service based on a request for the service. At least one attribute, having at least one preference parameter, is assigned to at least one generic configuration, the at least one generic configuration comprising at least one resource. A request is received for the service having an assigned quality-of-service-value, and a respective preference parameter value is assigned to each of the at least one preference parameters based on the quality-of-service-value. Furthermore, a combination of the resources is selected based on the request, the combination of the resources forming a selected configuration. Additionally, the selected configuration is mapped to one of the at least one of the generic configurations and the at least one preference parameter of the at least one attributes of the mapped at least one of the generic configurations is mapped to the selected configuration.05-31-2012
20120137003SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MIGRATING SUBSCRIBED SERVICES FROM A SET OF CLOUDS TO A SECOND SET OF CLOUDS - A decision system for providing ranked candidate cloud computing environments to customers for migration of subscribed services. The decision system can receive user usage history data and compare parameters of subscribed services on a host cloud to candidate clouds. Based on the comparison, a rank of candidate clouds for migration of the subscribed services can be determined and supplied to the customer.05-31-2012
20110072139SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN A NETWORKED ENVIRONMENT - Methods and systems for allocating resources, such as computer controlled resources, in a networked system are described. In an example embodiment, a plurality of requests to select one or more resources are received from distributed computer systems over a network at a receiving computer system. The receiving computer system allocates resource selection time windows to at least a portion of the requests based on one or more allocation criteria, and transmits information regarding the allocated resource selection time windows to corresponding requesting computer systems. A load balancer balances request loads among a plurality of servers. A web proxy processor is configured to selectively block or route an inbound user browser request. A cache cluster system is configured to cache data and states for access by other system components,03-24-2011
20120303821Programmatic Management of Software Resources in a Content Framework Environment - Methods, systems, and computer program products are disclosed for dynamically integrating software resources (such as web services and other back-end software resources) using the services of a content framework (such as a portal platform). A portlet model is leveraged to allow programmatic portlets to serve as proxies for web services, thereby extending portlets beyond their traditional visual role. A deployment interface and a system interface are described for these portlet proxies. The deployment interface is used for composing new web services, and a composition tool is described. The system interface allows for run-time management of the web services by the portal platform. The service provider for a particular function may be bound to the portlet proxy at development time or at run-time.11-29-2012
20120303820Resource Controlled User Interface Resource Management - A communication link may be managed between the user interface and a system, where the user interface allows a user to select the system. The user interface is determined to be capable of being used with the system. It is communicated that the user interface may be used with the system. The user requests that the user interface be allocated for use with the system. The user interface is allocated for use with the system.11-29-2012
20120303819MANAGING CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK SERVICE PROVIDERS - A system, method, and computer readable medium for managing CDN service providers are provided. A network storage provider storing one or more resources on behalf of a content provider obtains client computing device requests for content. The network storage provider processes the client computing device requests and determines whether a subsequent request for the resource should be directed to a CDN service provider as a function of the updated or processed by the network storage provider storage component.11-29-2012
20120303817METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING AN ON-DEMAND SCHEDULER IN A MOBILE DEVICE - Disclosed is an improved approach for implementing an on-demand scheduler in a mobile device and the structures to support realtime on-demand schedulers. A lightweight word-based structure is disclosed for storing scheduling-related data on the mobile device. Using this lightweight word-based structure enables on-demand and real-time scheduling. This type of lightweight structure also permits scheduling activities to be performed in a disconnected mode, which can then be later synchronized with the server to confirm the booking In addition to appointment scheduling, this technique can also be implemented for scheduling of any type of resource.11-29-2012
20120303815Event Management In A Distributed Processing System - Methods, systems, and computer program products for event management in a distributed processing system are provided. Embodiments include receiving, by the incident analyzer, one or more events from one or more resources, each event identifying a location of the resource producing the event; identifying, by the incident analyzer, an action in dependence upon the one or more events and the location of the one or more resources producing the one or more events; identifying, by the incident analyzer, a location scope for the action in dependence upon the one or more events; and executing, by the incident analyzer, the identified action.11-29-2012
20120303814SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CLOUD DATA DEPLOYMENT BASED ON PREFERENTIAL AND/OR EXISTING SUBSCRIPTION RELATIONSHIPS - Embodiments relate to systems and methods for transporting data to a cloud network. In aspects, an administrator of a data payload may wish to transport the data payload from a data distribution service to a candidate cloud provider to leverage cost, security, redundancy, consolidation, or other advantages. The data distribution service can identify candidate cloud providers that are able to host the data payload. Further, the data distribution service can examine any relationships between the administrator and the candidate cloud providers, and, based on the relationships, can present the administrator with respective offers from the candidate cloud providers to host the data payload. The administrator can review the offers, make a selection, and the data payload can be transported to the selected candidate cloud provider for hosting.11-29-2012
20120303813ENABLING AND MANAGING USER-SPECIFIED ALIASES - Techniques are described for suggesting aliases for a resource within a computing environment based on user-provided aliases for the resource. Embodiments determine a plurality of user-provided aliases for the resource and generate a suggested alias for the resource based on the plurality of user-provided aliases. The suggested resource may be provided to a user of the computing environment. The suggested alias is then associated with the resource, such that the user may refer to the resource using the suggested alias for the resource.11-29-2012
20130159529MASTER DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR MONITORING CLOUD COMPUTING - An application provides cloud computing master data management. The application determines a rank associated with received server information from a server. The source rank is adjusted according to evaluation of server information against naming convention standards. The source rank is used in determining a category matching the server information. An assigned category includes instructions to configure assets of a server. The application assembles configuration information from the assigned category and provides the configuration information to the server.06-20-2013
20110060834SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN A NETWORKED ENVIRONMENT - Methods and systems for allocating resources, such as computer controlled resources, in a networked system are described. An example system includes a network interface, an item database, a load balancer, a web proxy processor configured to selectively block or route an inbound user browser request, a cache cluster system configured to cache data and states for access by other system components, and program code stored in computer readable memory configured to store a session identifier on a user terminal associated with a user browser, process an item acquisition request from the user browser while the browser is accessing a first website, transmit to the browser an indication that the acquisition request is accepted if the acquisition request meets a predefined criterion, if the acquisition request is accepted then automatically transmit to the browser an offer to transfer the item to another, use the session identifier for identification, and determine if a transfer instruction has been received from the browser.03-10-2011
20110072140CONTENT MANAGEMENT - A system and method for management and processing of resource requests is provided. A content delivery network service provider determines a class associated with a set of client computing devices and monitors resources requests for the determined class. The content delivery network service provider then identifies at least one cache component for providing additional content, such as advertisement content or other additional content provided in anticipation of future resource requests, to client computing devices as a function of the determined class. In other embodiments, instead of cache components, the content delivery network service provider identifies a second set of client computing devices as a function of the determined class for providing the additional content information.03-24-2011
20110072138VIRTUAL MACHINE DEMAND ESTIMATION - A method for use in a system in which computational entities are distributed across physical computing resources to place the entities on the resources includes estimating actual resource demand for each entity on each resource based on application resource usage data collected from a data source external from the entity, computing a best allocation of the resources to the entities from the estimated actual resource demand for each entity and distributing the resources to the entities in accordance with the computed best allocation.03-24-2011
20110252143MANAGING RESOURCE CONSOLIDATION CONFIGURATIONS - Systems and methods for monitoring the performance associated with fulfilling resource requests and determining optimizations for improving such performance are provided. A processing device obtains and processes performance metric information associated with processing a request corresponding to two or more embedded resources. The processing device uses the processed performance metric information to determine a consolidation configuration to be associated with the two or more embedded resources. In some embodiments, in making such a determination, the processing device assesses performance metric information collected and associated with subsequent requests corresponding to the content associated with the two or more embedded resources and using each of a variety of alternative consolidation configurations. The processing device may also consider a number of factors, including performance selection criteria obtained from an original content provider. Aspects of systems and methods for generating recommendations to use a particular consolidation configuration to process a subsequent request corresponding to the content associated with the two or more embedded resources are also provided.10-13-2011
20120203911XML-BASED WEB FEED FOR WEB ACCESS OF REMOTE RESOURCES - Techniques for XML (Extensible Markup Language) web feeds for web access of remote resources are described. In one embodiment, a method includes obtaining information regarding one or more available resources from one or more resource hosts, rendering the information regarding one or more available resources into an Extensible Markup Language (XML) document, and providing the XML document to a user device.08-09-2012
20120203910METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BUFFERING AND OBTAINING RESOURCES, RESOURCE BUFFERING SYSTEM - A method and an apparatus for buffering and obtaining resources as well as a resource buffering system are disclosed. The method includes: obtaining an access popularity value of a resource from a database at intervals of a first preset time, and obtaining load values of cache servers from the database if determining that the access popularity value reaches a preset first threshold; and determining a duplication cache server for duplicating the resource according to the access popularity value and the load values, and notifying the duplication cache server to duplicate the resource from a cache server that stores the resource and buffer the resource. The method overcome the problems in the prior, namely, the same resource is buffered in only one cache server and the relatively idle cache servers are unable to share loads with busy cache servers. The method improves extensibility and working efficiency of the buffering system.08-09-2012
20120203908HYBRID CLOUD INTEGRATOR PLUG-IN COMPONENTS - Integrating data processing resources across a hybrid cloud includes providing a plug-in software component configured to be installed in a software framework. When the plug-in software component is activated, it may generate an interface for a consumer of data processing resources. Using this interface, the consumer of data processing resources may request the use of data processing resources provided as a service on the hybrid cloud. In response, the plug-in software component may acquire the requested data processing resources via interfaces provided by the various data processing resources. A number of different data processing resources may have different interface requirements. However, the first interface generated by the plug-in software component may provide a single vendor neutral interface for accessing data processing resources on the hybrid cloud by the consumer of data processing resources.08-09-2012
20100325278METHODS FOR AUTOMATICALLY LAUNCHING A VIRTUAL MACHINE ASSOCIATED WITH A CLIENT DURING STARTUP - Techniques for automatically launching a virtual machine associated with a client during startup are described herein. According to one embodiment, a virtual machine (VM) associated with a client is identified by a controller, in response to a message received by the controller from a client over a network indicating that the client is starting up. The VM may be one of a predetermined VM, a member of a group of VMs that are associated with the client, and a VM selected from a pool of VMs. The controller causes the associated VM to be launched automatically over the network as a part of a startup process of the client without user intervention. Other methods and apparatuses are also described.12-23-2010
20130166752METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING AND MANAGING INTERDEPENDENT COMPONENTS - A method for distributing components of a distributed computing system, according to an embodiment of the present invention, includes determining an appropriate number of available server instances, classifying a plurality of components loaded on the distributed computing system into clusters of which the number is equal to the number of the available server instances with reference to interdependent relations among the components, calculating an amount of computing resources required for each of the component clusters classified, rearranging the component clusters to adjust each of the amount of computing resources required for the component clusters to a value within an appropriate range, and deploying the component clusters, of which the computing resource request amounts are adjusted, to the available server instances.06-27-2013
20130166753FLEXIBLE AND SCALABLE ENHANCED TRANSMISSION SELECTION METHOD FOR NETWORK FABRICS - IEEE 802.1Q and Enhanced Transmission Selection provide only eight different traffic classes that may be used to control bandwidth in a particular physical connection (or link). Instead of relying only on these eight traffic classes to manage bandwidth, the embodiments discussed herein disclose using an Enhanced Transmission Selection scheduler that permits a network device to set the bandwidth for an individual virtual LAN. Allocating bandwidth in a port based on a virtual LAN ID permits a network device to allocate bandwidth to, e.g., millions of unique virtual LANs. Thus, this technique may increase the granular control of the network fabric and its performance.06-27-2013
20130166754CLIENT-DRIVEN LOAD BALANCING OF DYNAMIC IP ADDRESS ALLOCATION - Techniques are described for load balancing between DHCP servers at a DHCP client. Embodiments receive load information from each of two or more DHCP servers. Here, the load information describes a current workload of the respective DHCP server from which the load information is received. One of the two or more DHCP servers is then selected at the DHCP client based on the received load information. Additionally, embodiments accept an IP address offer from the selected DHCP server.06-27-2013
20130166755METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR ADDRESSING RESOURCES - A method and an apparatus for addressing resources, the apparatus having a first interface to communicate with end-points operationally connected to the apparatus using a binary web service, the end-points including one or more resources; a second interface for receiving requests regarding the resources and for responding to the requests; a component for storing information on sleeping end-points which are non-continuously available and storing a request queue for each sleeping end-point; a component for receiving through the second interface a request regarding a sleeping end-point, adding the request to the request queue of the end-point; communicating with a sleeping end-point regarding the requests after receiving through the first interface a queue request from the end-point; and sending through the first interface responses for the resolved requests.06-27-2013
20110016215RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN VIRTUAL ROUTERS - A router system implements a plurality of virtual routers. Various combinations of resources may be shared by the router system when implementing the virtual routers. In one embodiment, the particular combination of resources to share when implementing the virtual router is user programmable.01-20-2011
20110016214SYSTEM AND METHOD OF BROKERING CLOUD COMPUTING RESOURCES - System, method, and tangible computer-readable storage media are disclosed for providing a brokering service for compute resources. The method includes, at a brokering service, polling a group of separately administered compute environments to identify resource capabilities and information, each compute resource environment including the group of managed nodes for processing workload, receiving a request for compute resources at the brokering service system, the request for compute resources being associated with a service level agreement (SLA) and based on the resource capabilities across the group of compute resource environments, selecting compute resources in one or more of the group of compute resource environments. The brokering service system receives workload associated with the request and communicates the workload to the selected resources for processing. The brokering services system can aggregate resources for multiple cloud service providers and act as an advocate for or a guarantor of the SLA associated with the workload.01-20-2011
20110258319COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for optimising a communications network (10-20-2011
20100325280Load Balance Connections Per Server In Multi-Core/Multi-Blade System - A network device includes a plurality of blades, each having a plurality of CPU cores that process requests received by the network device. Each blade further includes an accumulator circuit. Each accumulator circuit periodically aggregates the local counter values of the CPU cores of the corresponding blade. One accumulator circuit is designated as a master, and the other accumulator circuit(s) are designated as slave(s). The slave accumulator circuits transmit their aggregated local counter values to the master accumulator circuit. The master accumulator circuit aggregates the sets of aggregated local counter values to create a set of global counter values. The master accumulator circuit transmits the global counter values to a management processor (for display), to the CPU cores located on its corresponding blade, and to each of the slave accumulator circuits. Each slave accumulator circuit then transmits the global counter values to the CPU cores located on its corresponding blade.12-23-2010
20100325282MIGRATING A VIRTUAL MACHINE THAT OWNS A RESOURCE SUCH AS A HARDWARE DEVICE - A computing device has first and second virtual machines (VMs) and a resource assigned to the first VM. Each access request for the resource is forwarded thereto until the first VM is to be saved or migrated. Thereafter, each access request is forwarded to a holding queue. When the resource has acted upon all access requests forwarded thereto, the resource is reassigned to the second VM, and each access request at the holding queue is forwarded to the second VM and then the resource. Thus, all access requests for the resource are acted upon by the resource even after the resource is removed from the first VM and assigned to the second VM, and the save or migrate of the first VM can thereafter be completed.12-23-2010
20120066394SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING LAZY DESERIALIZATION OF SESSION INFORMATION IN A SERVER CLUSTER - A system and method can support in-memory session replication in a server cluster using a lazy deserialization approach. The server cluster can include a primary application server and a secondary application server. The primary application server operates to receive a request associated with a session from a client and maintains session information associated with the session. Based on the session information, the primary application server can responds to the client. The secondary application server operates to receive and maintain serialized session information from the primary application server. The secondary application server operates to update the serialized session information based on one or more session updates received from the primary application server. When the primary application server fails, the secondary application server can generate deserialized session information based on the updated serialized session information and responds to the client.03-15-2012
20120066391SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING RESOURCES OF A PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICE - A method and system for managing resources of a portable computing device is disclosed. The method includes receiving node structure data for forming a node, in which the node structure data includes a unique name assigned to each resource of the node. A node has at least one resource and it may have multiple resources. Each resource may be a hardware or software element. The system includes a framework manger which handles the communications between existing nodes within a node architecture. The framework manager also logs activity of each resource by using its unique name. The framework manager may send this logged activity to an output device, such as a printer or a display screen. The method and system may help reduce or eliminate a need for customized APIs when a new hardware or software element (or both) are added to a portable computing device.03-15-2012
20110252141METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR HANDLING RESOURCE DATA - A method and arrangement in a notification server (10-13-2011
20110252139METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PUNCTURING DATA REGIONS FOR SIGNALS TO MINIMIZE DATA LOSS - Methods and apparatuses are provided that facilitate puncturing codeblocks in resource blocks for muting or transmitting signals of a disparate technology such that the puncturing similarly impacts the codeblocks. Codeblocks can be mapped in order across frequency in a given data symbol before moving to a next data symbol. In this regard, utilizing data resource elements substantially evenly spaced across frequency and across data symbols in a data resource block for transmitting signals of the disparate technology can substantially equalize impact of the puncturing to related codeblocks. In addition, resources can be allocated to legacy devices, devices with bandwidth, data rate, or quality of service requirements, devices of a certain rank or geometry, etc., based at least in part on the puncturing. Moreover, a modulation and coding scheme can be selected for generating codeblocks based at least in part on the puncturing and its effect on performance.10-13-2011
20120203909Method and System for Forwarding Data Between Netwowrk Devices - A method and system for forwarding data between network devices is provided. A routing device receives, identifies and forwards data to a network device coupled to a private network. The routing device may make a determination of how to forward the data, for example by determining which of several delivery mechanisms to use. The network device may be also associated with a public network via a public network device identifier (PNDI). The PNDI may include a public IP address of the routing device, a public first port number such as a destination port number, and optionally a public second port number such as a source port number, the combination of public IP address and public port number(s) being unique to the network device.08-09-2012
20110153829TRAFFIC ENGINEERING DATABASE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GUARANTEEING ACCURACY OF TRAFFIC ENGINEERING DATABASE - Provided is a traffic engineering database (TED) management method and system guaranteeing an accuracy of a TED. The TED management method includes reserving resource information in the TED based on a path transmitted from a path control function of a control plane or from a path control function of a management plane, and updating the TED based on a result of a path control process, the result indicating ‘success’ or ‘failure’ and being transmitted from the path control function of the control plane or from the path control function of the management plane.06-23-2011
20100115097SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DECENTRALIZED JOB SCHEDULING AND DISTRIBUTED EXECUTION IN A NETWORK OF MULTIFUNCTION DEVICES - A system and method for scheduling and executing jobs in a decentralized multifunction device (MFD) network is provided. The method includes receiving at an origin node of the network of MFDs a job, where the job includes data and a request to perform an operation on the data. MFDs of the network are selected to execute the requested operation on at least a portion of the job data. Portions of the job data are apportioned to the selected MFDs for processing thereof by executing the requested operation. The selecting and the apportioning are performed using historical information related to previous performance and reliability of the MFDs of the network.05-06-2010
20110252142UPDATING ROUTING INFORMATION BASED ON CLIENT LOCATION - A system, method, and computer-readable medium for updating request routing information associated with client location information are provided. A content delivery network service provider receives a DNS query from a client computing device. The DNS query corresponds to a resource identifier for requested content from the client computing device. The content delivery network service provider obtains a query IP address corresponding to the client computing device. Based on routing information associated with the query IP address, the content delivery network service provider routes the DNS query. The process further includes monitoring performance data associated with the transmission of the requested resource and updating routing information associated with the query IP address based on the performance data for use in processing subsequent requests form the client computing device.10-13-2011
20110252140METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING A LINK BETWEEN THE APPLICATIONS OF AN AUTHENTICATION CARD OF A SUBSCRIBER AND AN IMS NETWORK - The invention relates to a method for establishing a secured link between an authentication card of a subscriber and a telecommunication network, the card being connected to a mobile terminal, wherein the method includes the steps of establishing a secure link between the terminal and an IMS network; and sharing the resources of the secure link between the terminal and the card.10-13-2011
20100005175DISTRIBUTED ON-DEMAND COMPUTING SYSTEM - A method and mechanism for a distributed on-demand computing system. The system automatically provisions distributed computing servers with customer application programs. The parameters of each customer application program are taken into account when a server is selected for hosting the program. The system monitors the status and performance of each distributed computing server. The system provisions additional servers when traffic levels exceed a predetermined level for a customer's application program and, as traffic demand decreases to a predetermined level, servers can be un-provisioned and returned back to a server pool for later provisioning. The system tries to fill up one server at a time with customer application programs before dispatching new requests to another server. The customer is charged a fee based on the usage of the distributed computing servers.01-07-2010
20100005174SERVICE ASSEMBLY AND DELIVERY - A system for assembling and delivering a communications service or product is described which is flexible to accommodate the rapid introduction of new product/service offerings on a frequent basis. The method involves receiving data relating to a number of communication service components and creating and storing a data structure for each communication service component. Data component is also received relating to a communication service, the data identifying at least one of the communication service components and a data structure for the communications service is created and stored. In response to receiving an input requesting provisioning of the communications service, an end-to-end process flow for delivering the communications service is automatically created based on the data structure for the communications service and the data structure for the identified communication service components.01-07-2010
20110258325Method and System for a Network Management Framework with Redundant Failover Methodology - A method, system, apparatus, and computer program product is presented for management of a distributed data processing system. Resources within the distributed data processing system are dynamically discovered, and the discovered resources are adaptively monitored using the network management framework. When the network management framework detects that certain components within the network management framework may have failed, new instances of these components are started. If duplicate components are later determined to be active concurrently, then a duplicate component is shutdown, thereby ensuring that at least one instance of these components is active at any given time. After certain failover events, a resource rediscovery process may occur, and a topology database containing previously stored information about discovered resources is resynchronized with resource information about rediscovered resources.10-20-2011
20110258322ADAPTIVE DATA RATE STREAMING IN A PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK DELIVERING VIDEO CONTENT - A method for increasing bit-rate consumed by a consumer node in a real-time peer-to-peer (P2P) network delivering real-time multimedia content. The method comprises determining desirability to switch to a higher bit-rate consumption respective of a current bit-rate consumption; sending requests to resource nodes of the P2P network for supply of additional bandwidth to support a difference between the higher bit-rate consumption and the current bit-rate consumption; connecting to at least one resource node of the P2P network that can supply the additional bandwidth, thereby increasing bit-rate consumption; determining whether there are connection problems due to the increase in bit-rate consumption; and consuming from the at least one resource node the current bit-rate in addition to the additional bandwidth when no connection problems occur and it is established that the consumer node is capable of handling the higher bit-rate consumption of the real-time multimedia content.10-20-2011
20110258317APPLICATION SLA BASED DYNAMIC, ELASTIC, AND ADAPTIVE PROVISIONING OF NETWORK CAPACITY - A network resource management (NRM) system is described for allocating portions of available network capacity to applications, where the available network capacity is treated as a pool of virtual network resources. The NRM system operates by receiving a service level agreement (SLA) that specifies network resources that are requested by an application. The NRM system also receives network topology information regarding features of a physical communication network, which define, in turn, the available network capacity. Based on these inputs, the NRM system allocates a portion of the available network capacity to the application, to produce an SLA assignment. The NRM system then monitors events that may affect the SLA assignment. If such an event is detected, the NRM system can modify the SLA assignment, e.g., by changing or releasing the network resources assigned to the application, etc.10-20-2011
20120203912Autonomic computing system with model transfer - Methods and systems are provided for autonomic control and optimization of computing systems. A plurality of component models for one or more components in an autonomic computing system are maintained in a system level database. These component models are obtained from a source external to the management server including the components associated with the models. Component models are added or removed from the database or updated as need. A system level management server in communication with the database utilizes the component models maintained in the system level database and generic component models as needed to compute an optimum state of the autonomic computing system. The autonomic computing system is managed in accordance with the computed optimum state.08-09-2012
20110153827SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MIXED MODE HANDLING OF IPV6 AND IPV4 TRAFFIC BY A VIRTUAL SERVER - The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for mixed-mode load balancing by a virtual server in a network supporting a plurality of internet protocols. In various embodiments, a mixed-mode virtual server receives service requests based on two or more internet layer protocols. The mixed-mode virtual server is configured to detect an IP address type of the client issuing the service request, and identify the internet protocol of the service request based on the detected IP address type. The mixed-mode virtual server can then forward the request to a server supporting the identified internet protocol. In this manner, the mixed-mode virtual server can bind load balance servers supporting a plurality of internet protocols.06-23-2011
20090240811RESOURCE MANAGEMENT METHOD, SYSTEM AND NETWORK EQUIPMENT - A resource management (RM) method, an RM system, and a network equipment are described. The network equipment is directly or indirectly connected to a UE via at least one user link. The network equipment includes a receiving unit and an RM unit. The receiving unit receives a resource request triggered by the UE or a network side equipment when a user requests a first service by the UE. The RM unit includes: a resource admission control module, adapted to provide the UE with a resource admission control function containing the first service according to the resource request; a determination module, adapted to determine whether sufficient available user link resources are reserved for the first service; and a resource coordination module, adapted to coordinate occupied user link resources to meet requirements of the first service if the determination module determines that the available user link resources are insufficient.09-24-2009
20090240810Method of Digital Resource Management and Related Digital Resource Management System - A method of digital resource management includes establishing an OSGi framework between a user end and a service end, providing an application service via the OSGi framework for the user end by the service end according to a request of the user end, and exchanging information corresponding to the application service via the OSGi framework for managing the application service.09-24-2009
20090240809THIN-PROVISIONING ADVISER FOR STORAGE DEVICES - A method, apparatus, and computer program product for thin-provisioning of storage in a storage system by an adviser is provided. A workload profile of the storage is created from performance data. The workload profile includes a measurement of changed data per a predetermined time and resource utilization data over a period of time. A capacity estimate is derived from the measurement of changed data per a predetermined time. A placement estimate is derived from the resource utilization data obtained over a period of time. A target capacity is recommended to a user based on the capacity estimate. A placement location is recommended to a user based on the placement estimate. A predicted resource utilization is provided to the user based on the capacity estimate or the placement estimate.09-24-2009
20100287280System and method for cloud computing based on multiple providers - A system and method for generating cloud computing based on a plurality of providers. The system preferably manages resources from a plurality of providers and allocates these resources to a plurality of consumers.11-11-2010
20110131328NETWORK BUFFER ALLOCATIONS BASED ON CONSUMPTION PATTERNS - A buffer manager allocates and logs network buffers for a non-uniform memory access (NUMA) machine is described. In one embodiment, the buffer manager receives information about an allocated network buffer. The buffer manager determines the allocation point of the buffer and logs information about the allocation point and a consumption profile information. This logged information is analyzed to determine a per-process buffer consumption profile. The NUMA machine is configured using the buffer consumption profile.06-02-2011
20090177776SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN A NETWORKED ENVIRONMENT - Methods and systems for allocating resources, such as computer controlled resources, in a networked system are described. In an example embodiment, a plurality of requests to select one or more resources are received from distributed computer systems over a network at a receiving computer system. The receiving computer system allocates resource selection time windows to at least a portion of the requests based on one or more allocation criteria, and transmits information regarding the allocated resource selection time windows to corresponding requesting computer systems. A load balancer balances request loads among a plurality of servers. A web proxy processor is configured to selectively block or route an inbound user browser request. A cache cluster system is configured to cache data and states for access by other system components,07-09-2009
20080320143METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ROLE-BASED ACCESS CONTROL - Methods and devices are provided for role-based access control of network devices. The network devices may constitute the fabric of a storage area network (“SAN”) that has been logically partitioned into virtual storage area networks (“VSANs”) that are allocated to various administrators. Roles assigned according to preferred aspects of the invention do not need to be hierarchical, but are customized according to administrators' needs.12-25-2008
20080320142METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OFFLOADING NETWORK PROCESSES IN A COMPUTER STORAGE SYSTEM - A system and method for offloading network processes from main processors of a storage system and performing them on parallel processing modules. Embodiments of the present invention improve performance of a clustered storage system by performing certain network processes in an accelerator module of a storage system node. The accelerator module receives multi-protocol protocol data units (PDUs) from a network interface, performs protocol operations on the PDUs to form file system requests and passes the file system requests to a local D-module. If a file system request is directed to a non-local D-module in the cluster, the accelerator module repackages the request for transmission to the appropriate D-module and passes it back to the network without using local D-module processing resources or passing data over the system bus.12-25-2008
20080320141AFFILIATE BANDWIDTH MANAGEMENT - Methods, systems, and machine readable media are disclosed for managing bandwidth usage of a content provider. According to one embodiment, a system for managing bandwidth usage of a content provider can comprise a content provider system adapted to maintain and provide content and a first affiliate system comprising an affiliate network, an affiliate server communicatively coupled with the affiliate network, and a client. The client can be adapted to selectively request the content from either the content provider system or the affiliate server of the first affiliate system based on bandwidth costs for the content provider system.12-25-2008
20080320140CREDIT-BASED PEER-TO-PEER STORAGE - Distributed computing devices comprising a system for sharing computing resources can provide shared computing resources to users having sufficient resource credits. A user can earn resource credits by reliably offering a computing resource for sharing for a predetermined amount of time. The conversion rate between the amount of credits awarded, and the computing resources provided by a user can be varied to maintain balance within the system, and to foster beneficial user behavior. Once earned, the credits can be used to fund the user's account, joint accounts which include the user and others, or others' accounts that do not provide any access to the user. Computing resources can be exchanged on a peer-to-peer basis, though a centralized mechanism can link relevant peers together. To verify integrity, and protect against maliciousness, offered resources can be periodically tested.12-25-2008
20080320138Network System, Management Computer, Cluster Management Method, and Computer Program - There is provided a network system capable of effectively executing a process of submitted jobs, the size, the type, and the number of which are expected to change every moment. A management computer manages connection enabled/disabled information indicating whether a computer under its control can be connected to another computer and easiness information indicating the easiness of the connection with the another computer. The management computer searches for a computer whose latest connection enabled/disabled information managed by a local and another management computer indicates the connection enabled state and according to the easiness information on the computer specified, forms a cluster including the specified computer. The management computer updates the connection enabled/disabled information on the computer clustered, to the connection disabled state and upon completion of execution of the job, returns the connection enabled/disabled information on all the computers belonging to the cluster to the state before formation of the cluster.12-25-2008
20110258318NETWORK DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY ALLOCATING CONNECTION RESOURCES - A network device receives a new connection request from one of a plurality of clients, and determines whether all connection resources are unavailable. If all the connection resources are unavailable, the network device further determines whether a difference between connection resources occupied by the one client and a connection resource hog client is less than a determined threshold. The connection resource hog client is another one of the plurality of clients which occupies most connection resources. If the difference is less than the determined threshold, the network device releases a first connection resource with a predefined priority that is found in the connection resources occupied by the one client, and allocates the released connection resource to the one client according to the new connection request.10-20-2011
20110258321TASK SWITCHING BETWEEN TWO COMPUTING DEVICES - A method is provided to enable the person to switch use of computing devices when working with records and/or documents. A method such as described may be implemented for an individual operating two (or more) computing devices that share and synchronize sets of records. One or more operations may be performed to update and maintain correspondence between the two sets of records. A switchover event may be detected, where the event corresponds to the individual using a second computing device while already using a first computing device. Once the switchover event is detected, state of use information may be received on the second computing device. This information indicates the state of use of one or more records on the first computing device. This information may be used to affect the state of use of corresponding records on the second computing device. In particular, the corresponding records on the second computing device may be placed in a state of use, or in a selected state for subsequent use.10-20-2011
20110258323SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CO-ALLOCATING A RESERVATION SPANNING DIFFERENT COMPUTE RESOURCES TYPES - A system and method of co-allocating resources within a compute environment are disclosed. The method embodiment of the invention comprises receiving a request for a reservation for a first type of resource, analyzing constraints and guarantees associated with the first type of resource, identifying a first group of resources that meet the request for the first type of resource and storing in a first list, receiving a request for a reservation for a second type of resource, analyzing constraints and guarantees associated with the second type of resource, identifying a second group of resources that meet the request for the second type of resource and storing in a second list, calculating a co-allocation parameter between the first group of resources and the second group of resources and reserving resources according to the calculated co-allocation parameter of the first group of resources and the second group of resources. The request may also request exclusivity of the reservation.10-20-2011
20110179173CONDITIONAL DEPENDENCY IN A COMPUTING CLUSTER - A method and apparatus is provided for automatically performing an operation for one or more resources of a computing cluster when a conditional dependency is satisfied. The conditional dependency may be based on the operating state, load, performance metric, or performance statistic of one or more other resources. A resource profile for a resource stores a conditional dependency that, when satisfied, causes a centralized policy engine to send a command to the resource or an agent for the resource. The policy engine receives notifications of operating state changes from agents that manage resources in the cluster. The policy engine determines that one or more conditional dependencies is satisfied when one or more resources change state to satisfy conditions specified by the conditional dependencies. The policy engine responds to detecting that a conditional dependency is satisfied by sending a command that causes the dependent resource to change its operating state.07-21-2011
20080228920SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RESOURCE AGGREGATION AND DISTRIBUTION - The present invention relates to systems and methods for the aggregation and distribution of resources. The method according to one embodiment receiving a request from a client by a content delivery network (“CDN”) for a resource that comprises a plurality of resources and concatenating the plurality resources at the content delivery network to generate a concatenated resource. The concatenated resource is propagated to the client through the content delivery network.09-18-2008
20080228919Unified User Interface for Network Management Systems - A network management system. In particular implementations, a method includes establishing a persistent session with one or more network management servers, where each persistent session is identified relative to a session identifier; authenticating one or more clients requesting access; receiving, from a client, a request to access a selected network management server of the one or more network management servers; generating a ticket for the client; and transmitting a redirection message to the client, where the redirection message identifies the selected network management server and includes the ticket and the session identifier corresponding to the selected network management server.09-18-2008
20090024743MEDIA SESSION DATA TRANSMISSION CONTROL METHOD, CONTROL RELATION NEGOTIATION METHOD AND CONTROL DEVICE AND SYSTEM - A media session data transmission control method, a control relation negotiation method and a control device and a system thereof. The data transmission control method includes: the server obtains the media transmission right request of the sender (S01-22-2009
20100318661METHOD OF RESERVATION WITH GUARANTEE OF LATENCY AND OF BIT RATE IN A TIME SLOT DYNAMIC ALLOCATION NETWORK - A resource reservation method with guaranteed service in terms of minimum bit rate and maximum access time at radio network nodes using time slots each associated with an individual bit rate for sending and transmitting data. A node includes a protocol layer that sends a reservation request to a MAC layer. The source node introduces into the format of the Path and Resv messages of the RSVP protocol fields corresponding to the maximum duration of the time slot observed on the current path in the Adspec reservation request of the Path message, the number of radio nodes crossed in the object of the Path message, and the maximum waiting time for the time slot in the Rspec object of the Resv message corresponding to the response to the reservation request. The MAC layer reserves the number of time slots needed to satisfy the service guarantee recorded in the reservation request.12-16-2010
20110047275METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SHARING AND ACCESSING RESOURCES - A method and system for sharing and accessing resources useable to retrieve information is provided. Data of resources used by human providers to retrieve information in response to a query from requesters are maintained in a database for use in relation to subsequent queries. The method and system identifies categories and/or keywords of queries for which the resources were used to retrieve information and indicates the resources to providers and/or requesters as a search resource(s).02-24-2011
20110047274System and Method to Manage a Policy Related to a Network-Based Service - A method of managing a policy related to a network-based service can include receiving a policy request at a policy creation system from a service creation and development (SCD) system, the request identifying a network-based service. The method can also include developing a policy template related to the network-based service based on requirements of a service level agreement associated with the network-based service. The method can also include sending the policy template to the SCD system after verifying that the policy template meets the requirements of the service level agreement.02-24-2011
20100325279AUTOMATIC VIRTUAL MACHINE MIGRATION IN MIXED SBC/CBC ENVIRONMENT - Techniques for automatic virtual machine migration in a mixed SBC/CBC environment are described herein. According to one embodiment, a connection is established between a client and a virtual machine (VM) hosted by a remote node in response to a request for accessing the VM. A control server determines whether the client has sufficient processing resources to host the VM. The control server causes the VM to be migrated from the remote node to the client if the client has sufficient processing resources to host the VM. Other methods and apparatuses are also described.12-23-2010
20110047273SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS AMONG RESOURCES - A method for managing relationships among resources includes providing a first resource having a first resource identifier, providing a second resource having a second resource identifier, and upon user initiation creating a managed relationship between the first resource identifier and the second resource identifier.02-24-2011
20110047272Dissemination of Network Management Tasks in a Distributed Communication Network - A system, method, and network node (02-24-2011
20110047271METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCES - A method and system is disclosed for allocating resources in a communication network including several nodes capable of transmitting and receiving data and a central node capable of allocating resources. At least one node transmits one or more requests (R02-24-2011
20080256241System and Method for Automatically Managing It-Resources in a Heterogeneous Environment - The present invention provides a system and method for automatically managing IT-resources in a heterogeneous environment on each level of resource abstraction and resource hierarchy by using the concept of the resource-reference object. The resource-reference object represents the link to a referenced resource on a lower level in the hierarchy and may include a priority value assigned by the respective level of hierarchy as well as all information to build a remote request to that referenced resource which may be a single resource or a resource group. Concurrently each resource-reference object itself is accessible from the higher level of hierarchy as an own resource by additional providing a name and a desired state which can differ from desired state of the referenced resource as well as making it externally visible. Resource-reference objects can be grouped to resource groups on the higher level of hierarchy, wherein those resource groups are addressable as own resource-reference object from the next higher level of hierarchy.10-16-2008
20080256242NOVEL MEDIA FILE ACCESS AND STORAGE SOLUTION FOR MULTI-WORKSTATION/MULTI-PLATFORM NON-LINEAR VIDEO EDITING SYSTEMS - A novel system, method and computer program product for storing and enabling access to certain digital media files of pre-determined formats stored in a centralized media storage device. The system stores digital audio and video media files in a centralized fashion and enables access to one or more independent users via individual workstations. The method includes creating a directory structure on the storage means for hierarchically organizing the digital media and other data files; generating in the directory structure a User Directory that corresponds to each independent user that is capable of accessing said media files, and through which an independent user can store actual digital media files; enabling capturing and rendering of media files of a predetermined format into said directory structure, the media files adapted to be stored in one or more single sub-directory levels below an isolated root level of the directory structure; and, automatically creating for each subdirectory of the isolated route level directory structure, a corresponding link to the actual sub-directory location for one or more individual independent users, and placing the links inside each corresponding User Directory. In this manner, via said links, a user is permitted indirect access to all actual digital media files that are stored in the directory on said storage means, while preventing direct access to the actual digital media files.10-16-2008
20080256239METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZING A NETWORK BY INDEPENDENTLY SCALING CONTROL SEGMENTS AND DATA FLOW - A server array controller that includes a Data Flow Segment (DFS) and at least one Control Segment (CS). The DFS includes the hardware-optimized portion of the controller, while the CS includes the software-optimized portions. The DFS performs most of the repetitive chores including statistics gathering and per-packet policy enforcement (e.g. packet switching). The DFS also performs tasks such as that of a router, a switch, or a routing switch. The CS determines the translation to be performed on each flow of packets, and thus performs high-level control functions and per-flow policy enforcement. Network address translation (NAT) is performed by the combined operation of the CS and DFS. The CS and DFS may be incorporated into one or more separate blocks. The CS and DFS are independently scalable. Additionally, the functionality of either the DFS or the CS may be separately implemented in software and/or hardware.10-16-2008
20080256240Data processing method, data processing apparatus, and recording medium - The present invention has enabled computing resources existing in domestic network systems to be utilized with a maximum efficiency. Actual condition of the connection of client apparatuses to a domestic network and overall computing resources of the domestic network are integrally controlled by a personal computer functioning itself as a private server. When a PDA outputs a request to a personal computer for downloading image data on a server, the image data is downloaded and stored in a hard disk area owned by the personal computer and offered to the PDA. A connected condition of the client apparatuses to the domestic network is constantly monitored. Even when any of the client apparatuses is provisionally disconnected from the network, proper service is continuously rendered by applying the computing resources offered to the client apparatus.10-16-2008
20110055400SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF HANDLING INTERNET SPIDERS - Aspects relate to identifying Internet spiders with an approach involving a plurality of instances of one or more URLs, which reference resources available from a first domain. Instances of the URLs are distributed at other Internet domains. Spiders crawling those domains will activate those URL instances, resulting in requests for the resources referenced by the URLs. A generator of a number of requests for the same resource, from a potential multitude of URL instances, can cause the generator to be categorized as a spider. Similarly, a generator of a number of requests for resources identified by different URLs also can be categorized as spider behavior. In some cases, the first domain may not have a browseable site infrastructure with, such that a spider would not readily crawl it by following internal links. The URLs can refer to custom queries created by various users, who can provide the URLs on their pages, such as on social networking sites.03-03-2011
20110055399PROVISIONER WITHIN CLOUD CONSOLE--DEFINING IMAGES OF AN ENTERPRISE TO BE OPERABLE ON DIFFERENT CLOUD COMPUTING PROVIDERS - A method, computer-readable medium, and system for provisioning computing resources across multiple cloud providers and/or data centers are disclosed. A graphical user interface is used to select a plurality of computing resources and at least one cloud provider and/or at least one data center for providing the plurality of computing resources. Scripts associated with the at least one cloud provider and/or at least one data center are accessed, where each script is capable of automatically setting up a computing resource on an associated cloud provider or associated data center. The scripts are then used to automatically allocate and/or configure the computing resources on the at least one cloud provider and/or at least one data center. As such, computing resources can be automatically provisioned using a generic graphical user interface and without a user having skills or credentials specific to each cloud provider and/or data center.03-03-2011
20110055398METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR FLEXIBLE CLOUD MANAGEMENT INCLUDING EXTERNAL CLOUDS - A cloud management system can maintain a set of “virtual groups,” and assign different “virtual groups” to particular computing resources of both local and external clouds. The “virtual groups” can be based on the particular usage (type of virtual machine, application of the virtual machine, function of the virtual machine, and the like) of the members in the groups and/or can be based on the specifications of the computing resources (type and amount of computing resources). When instantiating virtual machines in local or external clouds, the cloud management system can utilize the “virtual groups” to identify and allocate the computing resources.03-03-2011
20110055397SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ABSTRACTING STORAGE VIEWS IN A NETWORK OF COMPUTING SYSTEMS - A storage tool can determine and provide an abstract view of storage systems in a network of computing system. The storage tool can utilize the abstract view in order to identify the storage systems based on the performance and capabilities of the storage systems without regard to the configuration of the storage system, storage devices in the storage system, or the details of the storage devices.03-03-2011
20110055396METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ABSTRACTING CLOUD MANAGEMENT TO ALLOW COMMUNICATION BETWEEN INDEPENDENTLY CONTROLLED CLOUDS - To manage and communicate with virtual machines in an external cloud regardless of the cloud management scheme of clouds, the cloud management system can utilize an abstraction library. The abstraction library can be configured to abstract out the differences between different cloud management schemes utilized by the cloud management systems and an independent cloud management system of the external cloud.03-03-2011
20110055395RESOURCE SHARING IN MULTI-PRINCIPAL BROWSER - Techniques for providing resource sharing in a multi-principal browser are described. Resource sharing includes managing a resource for web entity by determining how to divide the resource to share among two or more web entities based at least in part on a Document Object Model (DOM)-recursive resource allocation policy or an application-specified resource allocation policy. A web entity includes a principal instance contending for the resource. The process identifies resource allocation mechanisms from each resource type based at least in part on the DOM-recursive sharing policy or the application-specified resource allocation policy along with the resource type.03-03-2011
20110055394NETWORK ASSISTED MOBILE CENTRIC PEER SELECTION METHOD - A method, a mobile system, and a mobile network operator are disclosed. A transceiver 03-03-2011
20080244073METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR STORAGE-AWARE FLOW RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - A method and structure for managing resources in a storage system that is based on server resource usage is disclosed. The method allocates a command window to each of the servers accessing the resources, achieves an equilibrium state that balances the size of each server's command window and the amount of free resources, and maintains the equilibrium state by continually adjusting the size of each command window. The command window defines a limit on the number of outstanding storage requests that each server may maintain. The invention initially allocates a minimum sized command window.10-02-2008
20110258324Management of Shared Access Network - Information from multiple sources can be communicated to a policy server. Based on that information, the policy server can determine allocation of bandwidth, transmission priority and/or other network resources based on preferences and/or service selections provided by a subscriber and communicate information about those determinations to other network elements for policy implementation. The information provided to a policy server for determining network resource allocation can include information about one or more applications executing at a customer equipment device, information about access network bandwidth usage, information about services for which one or more devices is authorized, and/or information about network conditions.10-20-2011
20110264806COMPUTER NETWORKS WITH UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION - A computer network is described in which the data-link layer address, e.g. MAC address, of the network cards of client nodes are used to uniquely identify the nodes in the provision of network to application layer services. A link layer aware router may determine the MAC address of a client node from a data packet transmitted by the client node, and determines the services to provide to the user, e.g. a proxy redirect of the packet, based on a database of client node MAC addresses to user attributes. By determining MAC addresses, the router can also identify unregistered MAC addresses, and can forward a HTTP request by an unregistered user to a remote configuration web page for registering the user or to a security warning web page. The router may also support Network Address Translation and Domain Name System services using the MAC addresses, with a fully qualified domain name, hostname or the like being assigned to the MAC addresses.10-27-2011
20110264805POLICY-DRIVEN CAPACITY MANAGEMENT IN RESOURCE PROVISIONING ENVIRONMENTS - Systems and methods for policy-driven capacity management in a resource provisioning environment, the method comprising storing, in an operational database one or more virtual resource sets (VRSs) and elasticity ranges for components to be deployed in a resource provisioning environment, and probabilistic guarantees on the elasticity ranges defined in a service manifest provided by a service subscriber; collecting historical data about capacity usage in the resource provisioning environment and failure statistics from the operational database, in addition to prior service commitments due to previously contracted service level agreements (SLAs) stored in a SLA repository; calculating equivalent capacity for the resource provisioning environment based on a defined residual benefit goal, and other business goals instrumented by way of a policy engine; and placing requested virtual resources on physical resources, in response to determining that sufficient physical capacity is available to host the calculated equivalent capacity.10-27-2011
20100293279COMPUTER SYSTEM AND MANAGEMENT METHOD - Proposed are a computer system and a management method capable of localizing influence from a failure of a physical node and preventing influence from the physical node failure from spreading. This computer system includes one or more servers that respectively provide a different single namespace to a client, a plurality of physical nodes that are capable of executing a plurality of virtual nodes that respectively belong to one of the single namespaces and provide a file sharing service to the client, and a management apparatus for managing the virtual nodes, and executes control of calculating a degree of contribution to a user for each of the virtual nodes, and selecting the virtual node to be migrated and the physical node of a migration destination so as to average, among the physical nodes, a total value of the degree of contribution of each of the virtual nodes running on the physical nodes based on the degree of contribution to the user for each of the virtual nodes, and migrating the virtual node selected as the migration target to the physical node selected as the migration destination.11-18-2010
20110119383AGGRESSIVE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - The present application relates to a method, system and a computer readable medium. The method comprises processing an application which uses at least one resource, wherein at least one proxy is generated depending on the application, wherein at least two substantially similar resources are claimed by the proxy, and wherein the actually used resource for processing the application is determined depending on at least one predefined criterion.05-19-2011
20110119381METHODS AND APPARATUS TO ALLOCATE RESOURCES ASSOCIATED WITH A DISTRIBUTIVE COMPUTING NETWORK - Methods and apparatus to allocate resources associated with a distributive computing network are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes receiving resource allocation information associated with a service that is to be hosted by a distributive computing network, determining a first configuration type and a second configuration type specified within the received resource allocation information, determining at least one configuration group associated with the first configuration type and at least one configuration group associated with the second configuration type, determining physical resources included within the distributive computing network to host the service, electronically allocating the physical resources for the at least one configuration group associated with the first configuration type, electronically allocating the physical resources for the at least one configuration group associated with the second configuration type, and hosting the service within the physical resources in accordance with the allocations.05-19-2011
20110119385APPARATUS FOR RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN A FREQUENCY OVERLAY SYSTEM AND A METHOD THEREOF - A resource allocation method and apparatus for a frequency overlay system that is capable of reducing the overhead of the resource allocation information transmitted by the base station is provided. A frequency overlay system of the present invention includes a base station which transmits resource allocation information including an address type selected among multiple address types designating addresses for transmission resource in different patterns and an address value indicating a resource region allocated according to the selected address type and at least one mobile station which receives the resource allocation information and receives data through the resource region identified with reference to the resource type and address value indicated by the resource allocation information; and a resource allocation method of the present invention includes transmitting, at a base station, resource allocation information including an address type selected among multiple address types designating addresses for transmission resource in different patterns and an address value indicating a resource region allocated according to the selected address type, and receiving, at a mobile station, data through the resource region identified with reference to the resource type and address value indicated by the resource allocation information.05-19-2011
20110138056SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING RESERVATION MASKS WITHIN A COMPUTE ENVIRONMENT - A system, method and computer-readable media for providing a reservation mask for compute resources such as a cluster or a grid. The method aspect comprises identifying a need type and a group of available resources, creating a reservation mask over the identified group of resources and if a request from a consumer matches the need type, then constraining the creation of a reservation for the consumer to only use resources within the reservation mask.06-09-2011
20110179178System and Method for Managing Multiple Domain Names for a Website in a Website Indexing System - When a website has a number of equivalent domain names including a preferred domain name, the locator for a document in the website can be rewritten using the preferred domain name before indexing the document, according to certain embodiments. According to certain embodiments, a user interface is provided to allow a user to specify the preferred domain name for a website for which the user is a verified owner.07-21-2011
20110179177Resource Deployment Management - A system and method for deploying resources to users. A system includes a computer that executes a resource deployment manager. The resource deployment manager provides an interface for selecting a remote user to whom a central resource is to be assigned, and for selecting a template upon which to base the assignment of the resource to the selected user. Further, the resource deployment manager assigns the central resources to the selected user based on the selected template.07-21-2011
20110179176MIGRATING A WEB HOSTING SERVICE BETWEEN A ONE BOX PER CLIENT ARCHITECTURE AND A MULTIPLE BOX PER CLIENT ARCHITECTURE - An automated tool for migrating a website hosting service from a first website hosting architecture to a second website hosting architecture, the first architecture comprising a server architecture that serves the services necessary for a specific website from a single machine and the second web hosting architecture comprising a server architecture that serves a plurality of common services from a plurality of machines to a plurality of unaffiliated websites.07-21-2011
20110125907Methods, Systems, and Products for Providing Communications Services - Methods, systems, and products receive a request for communications service at a service provider. A subcontracted processing service is determined to fulfill the request for communications service. Packets of data are subcontracted to a different service provider to receive the subcontracted processing service. A result of the subcontracted processing service is received from the different service provider.05-26-2011
20110125905Allocation of Resources to Shared Spectrum Operators - A system operator may connect to an infrastructure resource and request a slice of spectrum resources with desired properties and a desired capacity. A slice manager of the infrastructure resource checks whether the request can be fulfilled from the available free capacity and optionally considers additional policies. If the outcome is positive, the slice manager offers a slice with a specific capacity, which may or may not be identical to the system operator' s requested capacity. The offer may contain other information such as cost and billing details. In case the offer is acceptable to the system operator, he sends an accept message to the slice, manager. Optionally, there may be additional negotiation steps.05-26-2011
20110125903Method and System for Matching Interest and Availability of Services in Distributed Federated Service Domains - Systems, methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture are disclosed for tracking, propagation and matching of messages pertaining to the interest in and availability of services across autonomous service domains In one embodiment of the invention, a system of distributed, federated service domains in a service-oriented environment is provided wherein each service domain comprises: a plurality of locally provided services; a plurality of service requesters; and a service registry comprising descriptions of: one or more locally provided services; and one or more requested services, each of the requested services being one of: a fulfilled reference to a foreign service; and an unfulfilled reference to a foreign service.05-26-2011
20110125901DYNAMIC PROPERTY VOLATILITY ASSIGNMENT AND ASSESSMENT FOR DISTRIBUTED MANAGEABLE RESOURCES - A method, system, and computer program product for dynamic property volatility assessment for distributed manageable resources are provided. The method includes determining whether a property value of a remote resource has an associated volatility measurement. In response to determining that the property value of the remote resource has the associated volatility measurement, a network transaction is invoked to retrieve the property value at an interval that is less than or equal to the associated volatility measurement. In response to determining that the property value of the remote resource does not include the associated volatility measurement, a frequency-based assessment is performed comparing a frequency of change and a frequency of access for the property value. Caching the property value is performed in response to comparing the frequency-based assessment to a threshold value.05-26-2011
20110179174APPARATUS IDENTIFICATION IN COEXISTENCE NETWORKING - A system for managing wireless interaction between apparatuses that may be, for example, masters in various coexistent wireless networks. An apparatus may transmit a request to a server via an Internet connection. This request may inquire as to whether other apparatuses are located proximate to the apparatus in an operational environment. The server may return information to the apparatus via the Internet informing the apparatus of other proximately-located apparatuses. The apparatus may utilize this information to communicate with the proximate apparatuses in order to coordinate collaborative operations.07-21-2011
20100306381MECHANISM FOR MIGRATION OF CLIENT-SIDE VIRTUAL MACHINE SYSTEM RESOURCES - In one embodiment, a mechanism for migration of client-side virtual machine system resources is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving notification that a virtual machine (VM) is to be live migrated from a first server to a second server, connecting one or more client resources associated with the VM to the second server during the live migration of the VM while maintaining a simultaneous active VM connection of the one or more client resources to the first server, and disconnecting the active VM connection of the one or more client resources to the first server when the live migration of the VM is complete.12-02-2010
20120311160REAL-TIME LICENSE METERING OF A PROVISIONED APPLICATION IN A CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONEMENT - Provided are techniques for the costing of a license based on real-time usage of software on a hardware resource instead of upfront PVU based purchase of licenses. Service provider need not pay for the license charge till the end of life of that application and need not pay for an entire set of N licenses, considering that the service provider expects that the maximum number of application instances could be N.12-06-2012
20120311159DIRECT ADDRESSABILITY AND DIRECT SERVER RETURN - Cloud computing platforms having computer-readable media that perform methods for direct addressability and direct server return are provided. The cloud computing platform includes a load balancer and several servers. The servers are configured with public addresses, private addresses, and an address of the load balancer. The loopback interface of the servers is configured with the address of the load balancer. This allows a server to bypass the load balancer when replying to communication messages. Additionally, the public and private addresses of the servers enable direct addressability in the cloud computing platform. Accordingly, an application executing in the cloud computing platform may connect two or more clients on the same server.12-06-2012
20120311158APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING LOAD, AND A NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM THEREOF - According to one embodiment, a load distribution apparatus includes a receiving unit, an acquisition unit, an estimation unit, and a selection unit. The receiving unit is configured to receive a program of an energy saving service from a service provider. The acquisition unit is configured to acquire an external information related to the energy saving service. The estimation unit is configured to estimate a resource consumption of respective computer resources of a plurality of servers to execute the program based on the external information. The selection unit is configured to select at least one server to be provided with the program from the plurality of servers based on the resource consumption.12-06-2012
20120311157INTEGRATED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICE MANAGEMENT FOR CLOUD RESOURCES - Systems and methods described herein use software adapters to provide integrated information technology service management (ITSM) for cloud resources. Software adapters in the cloud resources convert data format types of an input parameter received at a first software application in a backend computing device. An ITSM function of a second software application provides management for the cloud resources. The input parameter in a first data format type is converted by the software adapter to a second data format type, the second data format type supported by a second software application. The ITSM function of the second software application is executed using the input parameter in the second data format type, thereby providing an output of the ITSM function, the output including information and executable instructions for management of the cloud resources.12-06-2012
20120311156Autoconfiguration of a Cloud Instance Based on Contextual Parameters - An embodiment of the invention provides a method and system for autoconfiguring a cloud instance based on contextual parameters. More specifically, an interface receives a request for a resource from a user; and, an analysis module connected to the interface examines parameters of the resource. The parameters of the resource include an encryption parameter and a language parameter. The analysis module also examines properties of the request, including a location of the user, at least one rule at the location of the user, and a dominant language at the location of the user. A processor connected to the analysis module determines whether the encryption parameter of the resource violates the rule at the location of the user. An instance generator connected to the processor creates a customized instance of the resource when the encryption parameter of the resource violates the rule at the location of the user.12-06-2012
20120311155METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ASSIGNING AND RELEASING LICENSES - Methods and systems for allocating licenses to devices are provided. More particularly, the devices included in a system may each require a license having a release value that is equal to or greater than the release value of the device in order to be fully operational. Upon the unregistration of a device, the highest cost or value license that can be made available while maintaining proper registration of the remaining registered devices is freed. More particularly, the difference between the number of devices registered and the licenses used is calculated for each release value. A variance for each release value, beginning with the least cost or lowest release value license and working towards the highest cost or value license is then calculated. The highest cost license that can be released is equal to the license value for which the calculated variance is equal to zero.12-06-2012
20120311154SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRIGGERING WORKLOAD MOVEMENT BASED ON POLICY STACK HAVING MULTIPLE SELECTABLE INPUTS - Embodiments relate to systems and methods for triggering workload movement based on a policy stack having multiple selectable inputs. A set of aggregate usage history data can record consumption of processor, software, or other resources subscribed to by one or more users in a or clouds. An entitlement engine can analyze the usage history data to identify a subscription margin and other trends or data reflecting short-term consumption trends. An associated policy management tool can receive, build, and update a migration policy stack containing a set of configurable policies that can be applied to the conditions of the workload to determine whether, when, and where to migrate the workload or portions thereof to a new cloud host or hosts. In aspects, the policy stack can include user-selectable policy parameters, such as resource consumption thresholds and/or subscription time periods, which can dynamically vary and/or which can be expressed as functions of other policies or resource-consumption variables. In aspects, the policy stack can have different depths and different individual policies at different times and/or under different operating conditions.12-06-2012
20120311153SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING RESOURCE CONSUMPTION EVENTS OVER SLIDING INTERVALS IN CLOUD-BASED NETWORK - Embodiments relate to systems and methods for detecting resource consumption events over sliding intervals in cloud-based network. A set of aggregate usage history data can record consumption of processor, software, or other resources subscribed to by a set of users, in one cloud or across multiple clouds. An entitlement engine can analyze the usage history data to identify a subscription margin for the subscribed resources, reflecting collective under-consumption of resources by the set of users on a collective basis, over different and/or dynamically updated subscription periods. In aspects, an associated scheduling engine can.12-06-2012
20110087787DATA TRANSFER PROTOCOL FOR DATA REPLICATION BETWEEN MULTIPLE PAIRS OF STORAGE CONTROLLERS ON A SAN FABRIC - A method for communicating between devices in a network includes creating an I/O tunnel between a first device and a second device through the network. The I/O tunnel is associated with I/O resources in both the first device and the second device, and wherein at least one of the I/O resources comprises a buffer resource. A data transfer operation may be sent between the first device and the second device by consuming at least some of the I/O resources associated with the I/O tunnel. A plurality of commands or a plurality of responses can be aggregated into a single buffer resource. Upon completion of the data transfer operation, the I/O resources that are consumed are automatically renewed.04-14-2011
20080301299Automatically targeting and filtering shared network resources - Embodiments are provided to automatically target shared resources in a computer network which are pertinent to a query for information from a client and/or a server through the use of a shared resources portal. In one embodiment, a query is received in the shared resources portal from a requestor. The portal may then identify a target resource server to which to route the query by filtering the information provided by a number of shared resource servers in the network against information regarding an organizational role performed by the requester. The identified target resource server may be one which provides information pertinent to the organizational role performed by the requester. The query is then processed in the identified target resource server.12-04-2008
20100180034In-Network Online Storage With Increased Session Bandwidth - A system includes a private communications network to provide content to a user using a first, base amount of bandwidth, a policy server, coupled to the network, for managing services provided to a user of the communications network and a data center, coupled to the network, for providing online storage to the user by the communications network, wherein the first, base bandwidth of the communication network is increased to a second, increased bandwidth for a data upload made by the user. The use of a private network addresses the security and efficiency issues of transmitting data over a public network and increased bandwidth enables data transmission between a user and a data center to be completed in a timely manner.07-15-2010
20100180035SESSION CONTROL SYSTEM, SESSION CONTROL METHOD AND SESSION CONTROL PROGRAM - Provided is session control which enables profits of a web site to be optimized when accesses avalanche to the web site.07-15-2010
20100180033Hybrid Server Overload Control Scheme for Maximizing Server Throughput - Described are methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for controlling server resources. An occupancy value of a buffer and a first utilization value of a first processor are measured. The buffer is configured to store one or more requests for service from at least a first client. The first processor is configured to receive and process the one or more requests from the buffer. A buffer size value is determined based on a processor throughput calculation, and a first service request limit for the first client is determined based on the occupancy value, the first utilization value, and the buffer size value.07-15-2010
20100180036COMMUNICATION CONTROL SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - A communication control system constituted by a communication terminal, a management apparatus that manages the communication terminal, and a wireless communication network in which the communication terminal and the management apparatus are communicable with each other.07-15-2010
20110258320ELASTIC MANAGEMENT OF COMPUTE RESOURCES BETWEEN A WEB SERVER AND AN ON-DEMAND COMPUTE ENVIRONMENT - Disclosed are systems, methods and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for managing resources between a web server and an on-demand compute environment. A system configured to practice the method receives, at the on-demand compute environment, an indication that web traffic directed to a web server should at least be partially served via the on-demand compute environment, provisions compute resources within the on-demand compute environment to respond to web traffic for the web server based on the indication to yield a provisioned on-demand compute environment. The system serves web traffic at the provisioned on-demand compute environment based on an established routing of the web traffic from the web server to the provisioned on-demand compute environment such that the use of the provisioned on-demand compute environment for the web traffic is transparent. After serving the web traffic via the provisioned resources, the system can release the provisioned compute resources for other uses.10-20-2011
20120066397CRITICAL RESOURCE NOTIFICATION SYSTEM AND INTERFACE DEVICE - A system and device that communicates critical resource information is described. The resource notification system comprises a resource distributor, a resource notification server, and a networked interface device. The resource distributor generates a demand response action that is associated with a particular resource. The resource distributor is also communicatively coupled to a wide area network. The resource notification server, which is also communicatively coupled to the wide area network, receives and processes the demand response action and generates a demand response event signal that is communicated to a customer list. The networked interface device comprises at least one indicator. The networked interface device receives the demand response event signal that triggers at least one indicator corresponding to the demand response action generated by the resource distributor, wherein the indicator provides a real-time indication that corresponds to the usage of the particular resource.03-15-2012
20120066393SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REAL TIME DELIVERY OF CONTEXT BASED CONTENT FROM THE CLOUD TO MOBILE DEVICES - A system and method for real time delivery of context based content from the cloud (internet) to mobile devices. The information in the cloud is available in the form of software-as-a-service is accessible from laptops and personal computers. The system obtains information from multiple sources in the “cloud,” correlates the information, determines a subset of information based on context, and pushes the information to at least one mobile device. An engine extracts a context based subset of information and correlates the context based subset of information based on the same context or a different context. A data push engine makes the information available in real time to a user by pushing the information to the at least one mobile device like a smartphone, tablet, and/or navigation system.03-15-2012
20110153832Method for Provisioning Subscribers, Products, and Services in a Broadband Network - A method for provisioning subscribers, products, and services in a broadband network includes establishing a directory system for storing information about a plurality of subscribers. The directory system includes a subscriber namespace and a device namespace. A subscriber is added by instantiating a subscriber object for the subscriber in the subscriber namespace. Each available service has its own state in the directory system to provide a multi-state provisioning system that permits granular management services.06-23-2011
20110099277NETWORK ARCHITECTURE FOR RESOURCE REQUESTS - A method may include receiving a primary resource in a user device, wherein the resource includes a plurality of addresses and each of the plurality of addresses identifying one of a plurality of additional resources. The method may further include aggregating the plurality of addresses and sending the aggregated addresses to a network device. The method may further include receiving the additional resources in the user device.04-28-2011
20110099278NETWORK TRAFFIC PRIORITIZATION - Prioritizing network traffic among two or more distinct channels of communication within a single application in a node configured to communicate with one or more other nodes over a network is disclosed. For a particular time quantum, a bandwidth quantum may be distributed amongst two or more communication channels according to priorities associated with those channels.04-28-2011
20110099276SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENABLING SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS AS A SERVICE IN A NON-INTRUSIVE MANNER - A system and method for enabling software applications as a service in a non-intrusive manner in isolated user groups (IUGs) is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a user request from one of the plurality of IUGs to access application functionality of one of plurality of software applications, identifying the one of the plurality of IUGs, locating one of the plurality of service modules by a service gateway based on a request sent by one of the plurality of service adapters, providing an appropriate access to the one of the plurality of IUGs, obtaining configuration data associated with the one of the plurality of IUGs, forwarding the configuration data and the user request to the one of the plurality of software applications, and generating an appropriate response associated with the application functionality and returning the generated appropriate response to the one of the plurality of IUGs.04-28-2011
20110138051RESERVING SERVICES WITHIN A CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - The present invention provides a solution for reserving Cloud services within a Cloud computing environment. Under the present invention, a customer/user can select a service for use sometime in the future. By scheduling in the future, the user can guarantee the service will be available for a specific price and set of service levels. One factor is that advanced reservation affects the cost of the service and the bounds by which the service levels of the service may change. The further in advance the job is scheduled, the tighter the bounds of the service level may be for a specific price. Advanced reservation may also guarantee execution on a preferred provider rather than being moved to a partner Cloud.06-09-2011
20110138050OPTIMIZING CLOUD SERVICE DELIVERY WITHIN A CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - This invention provides a system or method to provide dynamically packaged Cloud services to customers via a Cloud services registry. The Cloud services registry is dynamic and operates by polling different Cloud service providers and Cloud service databases to ensure that the Cloud services registry is up to date with the latest available Cloud services. The Cloud services registry is available for queries from Cloud customers and abstracts multiple Cloud service providers. By abstracting the Cloud services, the dynamic Cloud services registry creates a modular package of different services from different Cloud service providers based on the query and requested priority for services. The dynamic Cloud registry is dynamically updated based on the level of services that the provider has available. The dynamic registry determines what service best matches the requirements from a Cloud service request (CSR) and returns a personalized set of matching services.06-09-2011
20110145416Method and system for resource admission control - A method and system for resource admission control are disclosed. During a resource request process in the scenario of customer roaming, a visited location PD-FE sends a modified QoS policy or acceptable QoS policy information to a home location PD-FE when it cannot accept a resource request sent by the home location PD-FE, and the home location PD-FE makes a resource policy decision again and requests resources again according to the modified QoS policy, or when the home location PD-FE receives the next service request, it makes a resource policy decision according to the QoS policy information acceptable to the visited location PD-FE and sends a resource request to the visited location PD-FE. Both resource requests in the two cases are made based on the resource condition of the visited location PD-FE, therefore the visited location PD-FE generally can accept the requests after receiving them, thereby improving the success possibility of resource requests.06-16-2011
20110145412MANAGING HARDWARE RESOURCES FOR SOFT PARTITIONING - Methods and apparatus for subdividing a hard partition of a computer server system into one or more soft partitions using partition management programming installed within firmware of the server system. The partition management firmware may be disposed at least partially on a central service processor and may be programmed to present generic interfaces, so that operating systems do not require modification to interface with the partition management programming.06-16-2011
20110138054Optimized Cooperation Between Resource List Servers and Presence Servers - A method, system and computer program product for optimized cooperation between resource list servers and presence servers. The method including receiving a subscription request from a watcher, where the subscription request identifies a resource list and is a request to receive presence information regarding each of a plurality of presentities listed on the resource list, and generating a subscription request to a presence server for presence information regarding any presentity listed on the resource list only if no other currently-active subscription request is known by the resource list server to exist for presence information regarding the presentity.06-09-2011
20110138057LOW LEVEL STORAGE PROTOCOLS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Communication protocols, systems, and methods that facilitate communication between disaggregated elements, and also to devices adapted to function as such disaggregated elements, particularly across peer-to-peer (masterless) and include one or more unique features such as packet atomicity, blind ACKs, NAT bridging, locking, multicast spanning and mirroring, and authentication.06-09-2011
20110138055 RESOURCE ALLOCATION SYSTEM - The present application provides a scalable system for managing requests for compute resources using a cloud computing architecture. The system estimates the total processing time of each computation in advance and monitors the progress of each computation to provide a more accurate estimate of remaining processing time. In this way, a determination may be made as each new computation request is received as to whether an additional resource is required or whether an existing resource would be suitable.06-09-2011
20110138053Systems, Methods and Computer Readable Media for Reporting Availability Status of Resources Associated with a Network - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for reporting an availability status of resources associated with a server in a network in a network are described. According to one aspect, a computer-implemented method of reporting an availability status of resources associated with a server in a network includes determining the availability status of resources associated with the server. The availability status of resources is then inserted into a resource availability status header of a message. The message including the availability status of resources associated with the server is then sent.06-09-2011
20110138046Arrangement And Method Relating To Load Distribution - The present invention relates to an arrangement adapted to be provided in a server node (06-09-2011
20110138048CLOUD COMPUTING ROAMING SERVICES - The present invention provides a system and method to provide Cloud roaming services. It allows Cloud services to be offered to requesters that are abstracted from the underlying Cloud provider used to fulfill those services. The present invention provides the ability for Cloud providers to be dynamically associated with currently available Cloud services for requesters. The system and method describes two scenarios—a pull and push model—to align requester required services to currently available services from Cloud providers. The requester has a profile determining a prioritized list of Cloud providers that may be used, or the primary Cloud provider may delegate services to a partner cloud. The algorithm of the invention shows how the provider decides which requesters have access to which services—based on current utilization and forecasting. Also, from a requester perspective, location, roaming, network bandwidth and requester processing capabilities (not all-inclusive) may be sent to the provider of Cloud services to determine whether a change is needed.06-09-2011
20110138047PROVISIONING SERVICES USING A CLOUD SERVICES CATALOG - The present invention provides a system and method for provisioning Cloud services by establishing a Cloud services catalog using a Cloud service bus within a Cloud computing environment. In one embodiment, there is a Cloud services catalog manager configured to connect a plurality of Clouds in a Cloud computing environment; maintain a catalog of integrated Cloud services from the plurality of connected Clouds; and display an index of the integrated services on a user interface. Using this system and method will allow for multiple disparate services, offered by different partners, across unrelated, physically distinct Clouds to be presented as an index of integrated services.06-09-2011
20090300184Method and Apparatus for Template-Based Provisioning in a Service Delivery Environment - A method for automated provisioning of computing resources in a distributed computing network includes obtaining a data structure representing a resource dependency characterization of an application to be implemented over the distributed computing network, wherein the data structure indicates a set of resources to be deployed, obtaining a template that represents a predefined network topology for supporting deployment of the set of resources, mapping the set of resources represented in the data structure to the template so as to satisfy a set of component requirements to generate a deployment map, and provisioning the set of resources on a plurality of computers based on the deployment map to implement the application over the distributed computing network.12-03-2009
20090300183Distributed Joint Admission Control and Dynamic Resource Allocation in Stream Processing Networks - Methods and apparatus operating in a stream processing network perform load shedding and dynamic resource allocation so as to meet a pre-determined utility criterion. Load shedding is envisioned as an admission control problem encompassing source nodes admitting workflows into the stream processing network. A primal-dual approach is used to decompose the admission control and resource allocation problems. The admission control operates as a push-and-pull process with sources pushing workflows into the stream processing network and sinks pulling processed workflows from the network. A virtual queue is maintained at each node to account for both queue backlogs and credits from sinks. Nodes of the stream processing network maintain shadow prices for each of the workflows and share congestion information with neighbor nodes. At each node, resources are devoted to the workflow with the maximum product of downstream pressure and processing rate, where the downstream pressure is defined as the backlog difference between neighbor nodes. The primal-dual controller iteratively adjusts the admission rates and resource allocation using local congestion feedback. The iterative controlling procedure further uses an interior-point method to improve the speed of convergence towards optimal admission and allocation decisions.12-03-2009
20090300182COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM STORING EVENT CONTROL PROGRAM, EVENT CONTROL METHOD, AND EVENT CONTROLLER - An event controller is caused to function as a receiving unit, a request unit, and a transfer unit. The receiving unit receives an event notification request containing designation information designating a client. The request unit requests notification of one of a plurality of servers as an assignment destination server, based on the designation information, the one providing a service to the client identified by the designation information. The transfer unit transfers the event notification request to the assignment destination server notified in response to the request by the request unit.12-03-2009
20090292812ALLOCATING MANAGEMENT METHOD OF COMPUTER - A blade management server is provided for managing the allocation of blade PCs to remote operating terminals, respectively. The blade management server responds to a request for alternative from the remote operating terminal to search for any one of the blade PCs that is not allocated yet, and notify the remote operating terminal of the address of the found blade PC. The remote operating terminal, when receiving the address, changes the blade PC to be connected to itself from the current “statically allocated” blade PC to the blade PC of the address notified of from the blade management server (the “alternatively allocated” blade PC).11-26-2009
20090292810MESSAGE BINDING PROCESSING TECHNIQUE - An apparatus has a unit that receives plural messages, which belong to plural transactions and respectively have a pertinent transaction identifier, in an indefinite order; plural processors each having a queue storing the messages belonging to a transaction in charge, and outputting, after the messages belonging to one of the transactions in charge have become complete, the complete messages in the queue to a message processing unit; an allocation unit that outputs the received message to one of the plural processors, wherein one of the processors is identified based on the transaction identifier of the received message and an allocation rule predetermined for the transaction identifier; and a change unit that changes the allocation rule when activating or stopping the processor. When the change unit changes the allocation rule, each of the processors outputs at least messages for which re-allocation is necessary to the allocation unit.11-26-2009
20090292809METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING RESOURCE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION - A method of transmitting a resource and a method of providing information are provided. In a resource in a Digital Rights Management (DRM) interoperable system, the method includes: transmitting the resource in a transport session by using at least two handlers; and receiving from the handlers an event message including identification information of the transport session and information which indicates a transfer status of the resource. In addition, the information which indicates the transfer status of the resource may include: a resource index capable of identifying the resource; and information on a transfer status of a resource corresponding to the resource index. Accordingly, information related to transmission of resources can be easily provided in an event form.11-26-2009
20110179172DISPERSION DEPENDENCY IN ORACLE CLUSTERWARE - A method and apparatus for resource dispersion in a clusterware system is provided. The resource profiles for resources within a cluster of nodes are stored. Each resource profile includes attributes for a resource. One or more of the attributes in one of the resource profiles includes a dispersion dependency attribute that specifies that the resource is preferably not co-located with another resource. Resources are placed within the cluster based, at least in part, on the dispersion preference.07-21-2011
20110179171Unidirectional Resource And Type Dependencies In Oracle Clusterware - A clusterware manager configures a resource according to resource attributes values specified by a resource profile. The resource profile conforms to a resource profile syntax that the clusterware manager is configured to interpret pursuant to clusterware manager software. The resource profile syntax prescribes a start dependency syntax defining a dependency between a first resource and a second resource in which the second resource must be in an online state before the first resource is started. The resource profile syntax further prescribes a stop dependency syntax defining a dependency between a first resource and a second resource in which the first resource is brought in an off-line state when the second resource leaves an online state.07-21-2011
20110179169Special Values In Oracle Clusterware Resource Profiles - A method and computer-readable storage representing resources in a cluster by a plurality of attribute-value pairs that together are part of a “resource profile,” in which each attribute-value pair defines all, or a portion of, a management policy that applies to the resource. A clusterware manager configures a resource according to the resource profile, and follows a resource profile syntax that specifies a runtime value for the resource in which an actual value is substituted at runtime.07-21-2011
20100057916METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GATHERING INFORMATION RESIDENT ON GLOBAL COMPUTER NETWORKS - A method and system for confidentially accessing and reporting information present on global computer networks. The present invention deterministically analyzes a set of network resources over a configurable monitoring period, thereby guaranteeing that recently published information is retrieved. The present invention includes a scalable software system that can be readily executed on a stand-alone computing system or distributed across a network of computing devices. At the end of each monitoring period, the present invention balances the traversal and searching of network resources across the computing devices in the distributed system according to the previous number of pages retrieved for each network resources, thereby more accurately balancing the system.03-04-2010
20100017517NETWORK OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS - The present invention provides a network operations management method and apparatus which realizes efficient power-saving by enabling virtual servers to move between physical servers beyond network segments. A reallocation design unit 01-21-2010
20100017516DEMAND-DRIVEN OPTIMIZATION AND BALANCING OF TRANSCODING RESOURCES - The present invention provides a system and method for optimizing delivery of a content item from a content distribution network to a display device, where the content distribution network includes transcoding resources to convert the content item from a first format to a second format. A computing device receives a request to deliver the content item to the display device. The system selects, from the transcoding resources, an optimized transcoding resource based on an evaluation of metadata that describes the content item, a preferred technique for transcoding the content item, a state of the content distribution network, a predicted behavior for the user, and metadata that describes the display device. The system reserves the selected transcoding resource, and delivers the content item to the display device on a media stream that utilizes the selected transcoding resource.01-21-2010
20100017514Method for determining service demands in a network load balanced scenario - An approach to determine the service demand of various resources of any individual server (present in a cluster of servers), given the overall transaction throughput and utilization values of these resources, in case of a network load balanced scenario is disclosed. The method proposes a quantitative approach to calculate the transaction throughput of each network load balanced server from the overall transaction throughput, obtained from any commercial performance testing tool. The individual transaction throughputs are calculated using monitored values of network related performance counters of each server and the load balancer obtained from performance testing. Service demands of the resource can be computed using the Utilization law of Queuing Theory once the throughput of that server and utilization of that resource is obtained.01-21-2010
20080320139SOCIAL MOBILIZED CONTENT SHARING - A mobile device, system, and method are directed towards identifying and employing social agents within a social network for distribution of multimedia content virally over mobile devices. The social agent may identify one or more multimedia content items for distribution. The social agent may also identify recipients of the viral distributions, or the recipients may be automatically identified based on the social network. The recipients may receive a message that enables them to access a playlist of the social agent's multimedia content. The playlist may be associated with a card display that displays information about the social agent on one side. The recipient may then ‘flip’ the card to display the playlist. Playing of a selection in the playlist may then enable the social agent to receive a reward. The recipient may also distribute the social agent's playlist to another recipient, thus virally distributing multimedia content within the social network.12-25-2008
20120042076METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING APPLICATION RESOURCES VIA POLICY RULES - An approach is provided for managing resources. One or more policy rules for managing one or more resources of an application executing at a device are determined. The one or more policy rules are determined to be applied for selecting the one or more resources from among a set of resources.02-16-2012
20090049175STREAM RESERVATION PROTOCOL FOR BRIDGED NETWORKS - In one embodiment, a talker device may issue talker registrations to bridges of a network domain for a stream, the talker registration having at least a bandwidth requirement and a state of the talker registration as either offering or failed. Also, a listener device may issue listener registrations for a stream, the listener registration having at least a state of the listener registration as one of asking, asking-failed, ready, or ready-failed. In response to receiving a talker registration and listener registration for the same stream, a bridge of the network domain may then attempt to allocate resources for the stream if the bridge is on a path of the stream between the talker device and the listener device. The bridge may then notify, via respective states of the talker and listener registrations, the talker device and the listener device of whether resources have been allocated for the stream.02-19-2009
20110153833RATE PROVISIONER FOR WEB SERVICES - Embodiments of methods, apparatuses, devices and systems associated with web services are disclosed.06-23-2011
20110153830METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DEFINING ADDITIONAL RESOURCES IN A USER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OF A MANUFACTURING EXECUTION SYSTEM - A method and a system for defining additional resources in a user management system in a MES system includes providing a custom resource database at the server side with entries editable at engineering time or at run time. At engineering or at run time, a client application requests, via a local user management service, the definition of a custom resource from a centralized user management service, which in turns adds an entry related to the requested custom resource in the custom resource database. At run time, at a given event, the centralized user management service, beside transmitting other data to the local user management service, also transmits from the custom resource database additional data on the custom resources associated with the user and user groups as well as additional data on a second set of script files associated to the custom resources. In turn, the local user management service creates also with the additional data the related entries into the access database and executes the second set of scripts.06-23-2011
20110307613APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF DIGITALIZED INFORMATION AND DYNAMIC RESOURCES OF BUILDING - Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for integrated management of digitalized information and dynamic resources of a building, in order to integrate and manage digital information associated with a building and information on resources dynamically managed, such as various sensors and devices, networks, services, and the like in the building built up in a building designing or construction stage, resource objects are generated for each of the digitalized building information and dynamic resource information collected from one or more dynamic resources associated with the building, and a list thereof is maintained and managed, and an integrated map of a resource relationship object representing a relationship between the resource objects is generated, maintained, and managed on the basis of the list.12-15-2011
20110307611System and Method for Punctured Pilot Transmission in a Wireless Network - In accordance with an embodiment, a method of operating a base station configured to communicate with at least one user device includes transmitting a first group of resource elements that include a time and a frequency. At least one of the first group's resource elements includes a reference element. It is determined if the at least one user device will decode a further resource element using the reference element of the at least one of the resource elements of the first group of resource elements. Based on the determining, if the user device will decode the further resource element, a second group of resource elements is transmitted, where at least one of the resource elements of the second group of resource elements corresponding with the at least one of the resource elements of the first group does not include a reference element.12-15-2011
20120042075ADAPTIVE SERVICES COMMAND AND CONTROL INFRASTRUCTURE - A software component that adapts resource utilization to match the needs of operational events in a mobile ad hoc network (MANET) environment such as the military tactical edge is presented. The resources can include network resources and grid computing resources.02-16-2012
20110138049MAPPING COMPUTER DESKTOP OBJECTS TO CLOUD SERVICES WITHIN A CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - The present invention describes an approach for general management of a client desktop with respect to accessing Cloud services. Included are means for dynamically determining, viewing, organizing, and linking desktop objects to associated server side Cloud resources and services. Specifically, the present invention provides a mechanism whereby Cloud services can be automatically represented on a plurality of client systems (for example, laptops, desktops, PDAs, etc) complete with the ability for the underlying provider of those services to be dynamically mapped based on a user's profile. The user will see standard available services regardless of the provider.06-09-2011
20110138052Load Balancing Using Redirect Responses - Described is a technology by which load balancing is accomplished by HTTP redirect responses. A web application (rather than a server) receives an HTTP request, such as identifying a database that is available on one or more servers. From among those servers having the database, the web application selects a server based upon server load information collected from each of the servers. Load balancing is accomplished by selecting a server based upon the load information and which servers have the most recent data, and returning an HTTP redirect response that identifies the selected server. Also described is using redirection to refresh a database on a server without affecting any other databases on that server, by removing that server from those available while the database is refreshing, whereby requests for that database will not be redirected to that server while being refreshed.06-09-2011
20120042078EXPOSING RESOURCE CAPABILITIES TO WEB APPLICATIONS - The subject matter of this document can be implemented in, among other things, a method that includes executing a web application within a web browser of a computing device. The method also includes executing a resource server with an interface for receiving HTTP messages from the web application and an interface for communicating with a system resource of the computing device. The method further includes receiving, at the web application, an input to affect an operation of the system resource. The method also includes transmitting, from the web application to the resource server, an HTTP message to affect the operation of the system resource. The method further includes processing the HTTP message into a resource control message that includes information about the operation. The method also includes transmitting the resource control message from the resource server to the system resource to affect the operation by the system resource.02-16-2012
20120042079TECHNIQUES FOR PROVIDING SERVICES AND ESTABLISHING PROCESSING ENVIRONMENTS - Techniques are provided for the delivery of client services and for the establishment of client processing environments. A client receives services within a processing environment which is defined by a processing container. The processing container includes one or more processing groups, and each processing group has a particular context that supports one or more applications or services which are processing within that context. The processing groups communicate with one another via connector interfaces included within the processing container. Services and processing containers can be dynamically added or removed from the processing container.02-16-2012
20120042077HANDLING FAILURE OF REQUEST MESSAGE DURING SET UP OF LABEL SWITCHED PATH - Setting up a label switched path (LSP) for traffic between nodes of a network, involves sending a request message requesting reservation of resources for the requested LSP, from an ingress node (02-16-2012
20090172167System and Method for a CDN Balancing and Sharing Platform - A method for managing content distribution resources for a customer, including: providing a CDN (content distribution network) center for managing content distribution; providing a plurality of CDNs; providing content of the customer to be distributed; and selecting at least one of said plurality of CDNs for distributing the content by said CDN center.07-02-2009
20090172168PROGRAM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMICALLY ALLOCATING SERVERS TO TARGET SYSTEM - Server management data describes observed operating condition of a pool of spare servers. Based on a demand forecast of a specific target system, a dynamic allocation period is determined as a period during which the target system needs additional server resources to handle an expected demand. Based on the dynamic allocation period and server management data, a set of allocation candidates are nominated from the spare server pool, by eliminating therefrom spare servers which are likely to fail during the dynamic allocation period. An appropriate allocation candidate is then selected for allocation to the target system, such that the selected candidate will satisfy a specified requirement during its allocation period.07-02-2009
20090172166RELAY SERVER AND RELAY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A relay server can collectively copy a plurality of shared resources separately held by client terminals to a terminal that belongs to the relay server by performing a simple operation. The relay server includes a shared resource information registration unit. The shared resource information registration unit stores shared resource information when a resource is shared among a plurality of client terminals. The shared resource information includes resource information, hierarchical structure information regarding a hierarchical structure of the resources, and account information of a resource sharing terminal that is a client terminal that shares the resource. When the shared resource information is specified by the resource sharing terminal such that the resource included in the prescribed shared resource information may be output to an output destination in accordance with the hierarchical structure information, the relay server transfers the resource that is included in the specified shared resource information and that can be handled by another resource sharing terminal to the resource sharing terminal.07-02-2009
20090172165Information Processing Apparatus and Information Processing System - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a monitor module configured to control and simultaneously operate a plurality of software resources executed on the operating system on one hardware resource, one of the software resources is a server software resource operated as a server, a one of the software resources is a client software resource utilizing service of the server software resource, the hardware resource has a user disk space in which data used by the client software resource is stored, and the server software resource has an access right control module which attempts to communicate with a management server connected via a network when the client software resource is started, acquires an key from the management server, authenticates the acquired key, and provides a right of access to the user disk space for the client software resource when it is determined that the key is valid.07-02-2009
20090172164Data distribution system - A data distribution system can select paths easily with flexibility when paths are generated. In the data distribution system, a management device includes a node bandwidth information acquisition unit to acquire and hold information on data transmission-enabled bandwidth of each of the plurality of nodes on the network; a content rate acquisition unit to acquire and hold a bandwidth for content to be distributed; a bandwidth splitting information acquisition unit to acquire and hold bandwidth splitting information, which is a splitting ratio to split the content to be distributed into a plurality of bandwidths; and a connection destination decision unit to determine a connection destination of the content to be distributed, which is split based on the bandwidth split information being held in the bandwidth splitting information acquisition unit.07-02-2009
20090172163SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF ON-DEMAND WAKING OF COMPUTERS - The invention is directed to systems and methods of on-demand waking of computers from a reduced power state, whether they are on standby, hibernating, or off. The invention may use multiple redundant proxies capable of receiving commands and waking computers within a broadcast domain to wake computers that may not be able to directly broadcast to one another as part of a Wake on WAN (WOW) system. Accordingly, the invention may monitor proxies and computers and determine whether a computer is part of a broadcast domain. The WOW system may select new proxies as needed or desired according to a method of selecting preferred proxies.07-02-2009
20090172162Method of throttling unwanted network traffic on a server - The invention provides a method and device for limiting unwanted network traffic, including unwanted emails. The method proceeds by assigning at least one network address to a category of network addresses based on a level of trust of the network address. Connection resources are allocated to the category. When a connection is received from a network address to which the category has been assigned, a portion of the allocated resources in the category are provided to the network address.07-02-2009
20120151066TECHNIQUES FOR DISTRIBUTED TESTING - Techniques for distributed testing are provided. Resources are identified for performing tests over a network. The tests and policies are sent to the resources and a proxy. The proxy delivers data for the tests to the resources and enforces the policies during the tests. The proxy also gathers statistics and results from the resources, which are executing the tests, and the proxy reports the statistics and results to one or more third-party services for subsequent manipulation and analysis.06-14-2012
20120151065RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR VIDEO PLAYBACK - An apparatus, a method, and a computer program implementing resource allocation for video playback are disclosed. First, information of a video sequence is obtained (06-14-2012
20120151064SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING OF NETWORK SERVICE - Disclosed are a network service architecture and a service supporting method to embody a dynamic program that allows a service provider to provide various services. The present invention suggests a network service architecture that is configured by a service producer, a service provider, a network device, and a network service store and provides a processes of making a program required for the service using an open API and an interface, notifying the service to the network service store, and dynamically installing the program in the network device based on the network service architecture. According to exemplary embodiments of the present invention, it is possible to diversely make and install a dynamic program, which are demanded by the service provider, in the network devices.06-14-2012
20120151061MANAGEMENT OF SERVICE APPLICATION MIGRATION IN A NETWORKED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - Embodiments of the present invention provide an approach for managing distributed application relationships and dependencies, and migration of applications and/or of components within the same or a disparate networked (e.g. cloud) service provider which comprise applications, upstream and downstream data, and upstream and downstream network data connections of networked services. An application dependency management program module (“ADM”), and cloud service migration management program module (“CSMM”) are provided. The ADM, manually or by deductive logic, discovers and manages relationships and dependencies of computer software applications underlying cloud services, state information of the respective computer software applications, as well as upstream and downstream network data connections. The CSMM comprises ensuring that applications are not migrated or modified in a manner that could affect overall service, ensuring that a migration is performed correctly, maintaining a list of service level requirements for monitoring whether those requirements are being met, and performing application migration.06-14-2012
20100100625SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSLATING APPLICATION PROGRAM NETWORK SERVICE REQUESTS INTO ACTIONS AND PERFORMING THOSE ACTIONS THROUGH THE MANAGEMENT AND/OR CONTROL PLANE RESPONSIVE TO PREVIOUSLY DEFINED POLICIES AND PREVIOUS REQUESTS BY THE SAME OR ANOTHER APPLICATION PROGRAM - Application program network service requests are translated into specific actions that are then performed through the management plane and/or control plane. The translations and resulting actions are responsive to previously defined policies for the communication network, and may further reflect processing of previous service requests by the same or another application program. The amount of resources available for use by a given application program may be predefined based on a globally defined network policy. Each service request obtained from an application program may be translated into multiple actions performed using various specific protocols and/or interfaces provided by either the management plane, the control plane, or both the management and control planes. Reports of network activity, status and/or faults for a requesting application program may be tailored to the requesting program's view of the network, and passed directly and exclusively to the requesting program.04-22-2010
20110093597Method and System for Supporting Off-Line Mode of Operation and Synchronization - Systems and methods for synchronizing multiple copies of data in a network environment that includes servers and clients so that incremental changes made to one copy of the data can be identified, transferred, and incorporated into all other copies of the data. The synchronization can be accomplished regardless of whether modifications to the data have been made by a client while the client is in an on-line or off-line mode of operation. The clients cache data locally as data are modified and downloaded. The caching enables the clients to access the data and allows the synchronization to be performed without transmitting a particular version more than once between a client and a server. Such elimination of redundant data transmission results in an efficient use of time and network bandwidth.04-21-2011
20110093596ALLOCATION OF CENTRAL APPLICATION RESOURCES BASED ON SOCIAL AGREEMENTS - Described is a method for allocating a central application resource. Upon a determination that a user has depleted an allocation of the resource, a request for an additional allocation of the resource is generated. The user is a member of a group of users that is a subset of all users of the central application resource. After determining that the request is valid according to a policy defining rules for allocation relevant to the user, the additional allocation is provided to the user. An allocation of the resource is reduced for one or more other users in the group so that a total allocation of the resource for the group remains unchanged.04-21-2011
20120047268COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RESOURCE ALLOCATION - Systems and methods are described for processing queue data and for providing queue messaging over a network. An illustrative queuing system includes a first queue configured to hold resource requests from a plurality of users, and program code stored in computer readable memory configured to determine or estimate whether a resource requested by a first resource request submitted by a first requester will be available when the first resource request will be serviced, and to transmit a message over a network to the first requester indicating that the requested resource will not be available when the queued request is serviced if it is estimated or determined that the requested resource will not be available when the first request is serviced.02-23-2012
20110320605Provisioning Multiple Network Resources - A resource provisioning service allows users to provision multiple, different network resources in an atomic manner and with a single call to a resource provisioning service. In some instances, the multiple, different network resources comprise individual types of resources that form a portion of one or more cloud-computing platforms. For instance, one or more entities may host and operate a cloud-computing platform that includes different types of network resources, such a storage service, a load balancing service, a compute service, a security service, or any other similar or different type of network-accessible service.12-29-2011
20120047267System and method for locating desired traits in resources using a network - A system and method updates a consumer's preference information not only as a result of explicit preference information received from the consumer, but also resulting from actions of the user.02-23-2012
20120047266MULTI-TIERED MEDIA SERVICES USING CLOUD COMPUTING FOR GLOBALLY INTERCONNECTING BUSINESS AND CUSTOMERS - A multi-tiered communication system for provisioning a cloud computing system to host a media server. The system includes a data center including one or more Interactive Voice Recognition (IVR) functions that are configured for use with a caller who initiates contact with the data center. The system also includes a media server implemented in a cloud computing system. The media server is configured to route an incoming call from one subscriber to another, or in the case of a caller to the data center, to route one or more IVR messages to the caller and to connect the caller with an agent for real-time communication.02-23-2012
20120047265PERFORMANCE ISOLATION FOR STORAGE CLOUDS - Embodiments of the present invention provide performance isolation for storage clouds. Under one embodiment, workloads across a storage cloud architecture are grouped into clusters based on administrator or system input. A performance isolation domain is then created for each of the clusters, with each of the performance isolation domains comprising a set of data stores associated with a set of storage subsystems and a set of data paths that connect the set of data stores to a set of clients. Thereafter, performance isolation is provided among a set of layers of the performance isolation domains. Such performance isolation is provided by (among other things): pooling data stores from separate performance isolation domains into separate pools; assigning the pools to device adapters, RAID controller, and the set of storage subsystems; preventing workloads on the device adapters from exceeding capacities of the device adapters; mapping the set of data stores to a set of Input/Output (I/O) servers based on an I/O capacity and I/O load of the set of I/O servers; and/or pairing ports of the set of I/O servers with ports of the set of storage subsystems, the pairing being based upon availability, connectivity, I/O load, and I/O capacity.02-23-2012
20120047264SYSTEM AND METHOD TO DYNAMICALLY ALLOCATE ELECTRONIC MAILBOXES - Systems and methods for balancing electronic mailboxes among databases communicatively coupled to an information handling system are disclosed. A method may include comparing an actual utilization values for a first database to a threshold utilization value for the first database and, depending upon the results, identifying the first database as over-utilized. The method may also include comparing an actual utilization values for a second database to a threshold utilization value for the second database and, depending upon the results, identifying the second database as under-utilized. The method may further include comparing a threshold usage value of a first electronic mailbox stored in the first database to an upper threshold usage value for the first electronic mailbox and, depending upon the results, identifying the first electronic mailbox as heavily-utilized. The method may also include moving the heavily-utilized electronic mailbox to the second database.02-23-2012
20120005349COMMUNICATION IN MULTIPROCESSOR USING PROXY SOCKETS - Systems and methods for implementing communication in a multiprocessor are disclosed. In one exemplary implementation a first processor receives a request to provide a communication resource for an application executing on the first processor to communicate with a remote application. In response to the communication request, the first processor opens a communication resource on a second processor, and manages communication operations between the application executing on the first processor and the remote application using the communication resource on the second processor.01-05-2012
20120005350COMMUNICATION IN MULTIPROCESSOR USING PROXY SOCKETS - Systems and methods for implementing communication in a multiprocessor are disclosed. In one exemplary implementation a first processor receives a request to provide a communication resource for an application executing on the first processor to communicate with a remote application. In response to the communication request, the first processor opens a communication resource on a second processor, and implements communication operations between the application executing on the first processor and the remote application using the communication resource on the second processor.01-05-2012
20120005345OPTIMIZED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR MAP/REDUCE COMPUTING - Embodiments of the present invention include a method for resource optimization of map/reduce computing in a computing cluster. The method can include receiving a computational problem for processing in a map/reduce module, subdividing the computational problem into a set of sub-problems and mapping a selection of the sub-problems in the set to respective nodes in a computing cluster, for example a cloud computing cluster, computing for a subset of the nodes in the computing cluster a required resource capacity of the subset of the nodes to process a mapped one of the sub-problems and an existing capacity of the subset of the nodes, and augmenting the existing capacity to an augmented capacity when the required resource capacity exceeds the existing capacity, and when a cost of augmenting the existing capacity to the augmented capacity does not exceed a penalty for breaching a service level agreement (SLA) for the subset of the nodes.01-05-2012
20120005348Managing Shared Resources In A Multi-Computer System With Failover Support - Managing shared resources in a multi-computer system with failover support, including: reading priority detection signals from a computer inserted into the multiple-computer system, the priority detection signals representing a priority of the inserted computer; reading planar detection signals from the computer, the planar detection signals representing an insertion state of all computers currently inserted into the multiple-computer system; determining if the computer has the highest priority among all the computers inserted into the multiple-computer system in accordance with the priority detection signals and the planar detection signals; and, in response to determining that the computer has the highest priority, monitoring shared resources and outputting a specific output signal associated with the highest priority computer, the specific output signal providing an identification of the highest priority computer to other computers currently inserted into the multiple-computer system and representing control, by the highest priority computer, of the shared resources.01-05-2012
20120005347METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRIORITIZING AND SCHEDULING SERVICES IN AN IP MULTIMEDIA NETWORK - An IP multimedia gateway (IMG) determines device capabilities and proposed service priority profiles of communicatively coupled client devices. The determined device capabilities and proposed service priority profiles are transmitted to service managers for service scheduling. Device capabilities of the communicatively coupled client devices are configured or prioritized based on available actual service priority profiles from the service managers. The configured device capabilities are transmitted to the service managers for subsequent service scheduling. Services provided by the service managers are announced based on the available actual service priority profiles. The IMG communicates content for the announced services between the communicatively coupled client devices and the service managers. The IMG may allow the user of a client device to access desired content via other client devices. Content and/or downloaded content for carrier grade services are provided to one or more non-carrier grade client devices when needed.01-05-2012
20120005346HYPERVISOR SELECTION FOR HOSTING A VIRTUAL MACHINE IMAGE - Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for selecting a hypervisor for hosting a virtual machine (VM) image. In an embodiment of the invention, a method of selecting a hypervisor for hosting a VM image can include selecting an application for inclusion in a VM image, determining characteristics of the application and creating a VM image with the selected application. The method also can include identifying a hypervisor hosting a different VM image with an application having in common at least a portion of the determined characteristics. Finally, the method can include deploying the created VM image to the identified hypervisor. Of note, the deployment of the created VM image can be to an identified hypervisor in a node of a cloud computing cluster.01-05-2012
20120005344Data Center Inventory Management Using Smart Racks - A system for managing physical and virtual inventory in a data center is disclosed. The system includes a resource management system for managing computing resources of the data center, an inventory management system for tracking physical locations of the plurality of hosts and the plurality of virtual machines in the data center and a smart rack for housing a plurality of hosts. The computing resources include a plurality of hosts and a plurality of virtual machines running on one or more of the plurality of virtual machines. The smart rack has sensors for detecting movement of each of the plurality of hosts in the data center. The smart rack also has a control unit to control the sensors and collecting data from sensors. The control unit is coupled to the inventory management system and configured to transmit the collected data to the inventory management system through a network. The plurality of hosts, the resource management system and the control unit are coupled together through the network.01-05-2012
20120011255STORAGE MANAGEMENT METHOD AND SERVER - When the application I/O performance problem is solved, the I/O amount from the application is increased. In the conventional technique, no consideration has been taken on the affect of the increase of the application I/O performance to other applications. A resource whose I/O load is reduced by setting modification of a storage subsystem is specified and the application using this resource is specified as an application whose I/O processing amount may be increased. Furthermore, the resource used by the specified application and another application using this resource are specified as a resource and an application whose I/O processing performance may be lowered by the setting modification.01-12-2012
20120011254NETWORK-AWARE VIRTUAL MACHINE MIGRATION IN DATACENTERS - A method, information processing system, and computer program product manage virtual machine migration. A virtual machine is selected from a set of virtual machines. Each physical machine in a plurality of physical machines is analyzed with respect to a first set of migration constraints associated with the virtual machine that has been selected. A set of physical machines in the plurality of physical machines that satisfy the first set of migration constraints is identified. A migration impact factor is determined for each physical machine in the set of physical machines that has been identified based on a second set of migration constraints associated with the virtual machine that has been selected. A physical machine is selected from the set of physical machines with at least a lowest migration impact factor on which to migrate the virtual machine that has been selected in response to determining the migration impact factor.01-12-2012
20110167159SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LAUNCHING A RESOURCE IN A NETWORK - The disclosure provides a system and method for a client connected to a server in a computer network to access a resource, such as an application, database (either local, server, or web-based), service and/or a file, stored in the network. The system comprises: the client in the network; the server in the network; an instance of the resource stored in at least one of the server and the client; a file associated with the application stored in at least one of the server and the client; and an access module operating to provide the client with access to the server. In the system at the client, a first icon associated with a said resource is provided and if the instance of the resource is stored at the server, the application is automatically accessed when the icon at the client is activated.07-07-2011
20110167158MULTI-SYSTEM DEADLOCK REDUCTION - Method, system, and computer program embodiments for reducing deadlock in multi-system computing environments are provided. A set of default, current wait times is initialized for resource requests of each of a plurality of resources. A plurality of resource holders and resource waiters is monitored within an address space. If one resource holder of the plurality of resource holders of one of the plurality of resources is determined to be one resource waiter on another of the plurality of resources, a current wait time for the one resource holder is incremented and a deadlock indicator for both the one resource holder and the one resource waiter is activated. Following expiration of a predefined interval, the plurality of resource holders and resource waiters are parsed through to determine an original resource holder, indicating a system deadlock. The resource holder associated with the system deadlock having a lowest current wait time is restarted.07-07-2011
20120117247BINDING RESOURCES IN A SHARED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - An arbitrator associated with a shared-computing environment registers a first resource based on the resource's identifier. The arbitrator receives the same identifier (for the first resource) from a second resource which is already bound to a user session. Both the first resource and the second resource have independent connections to the shared-computing environment. The arbitrator, having received the identifier for the first resource from the second resource, then binds the first resource to the user session.05-10-2012
20120117246Method And System For The Efficient And Automated Management of Virtual Networks - The invention relates to a method for the automated management of the performance of at least one virtual network (05-10-2012
20120117241SERVER CLUSTERING IN A COMPUTING-ON-DEMAND SYSTEM - A device may provision two or more servers, each of the servers including a first network interface. In addition, the device may enable a second network interface in each of the provisioned servers, create a shared volume, assign the shared volume to each of the provisioned servers, and enable a clustering application on each of the provisioned servers to form a cluster comprising the provisioned servers, the cluster having a heartbeat via the second network interfaces.05-10-2012
20120117240SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ALLOCATING NETWORK BANDWIDTH - A mobility aware content delivery network is designed to provide content quickly and efficiently to mobile users traveling within the network. In order to enhance content delivery, such a network may collect data regarding user mobility patterns and content preferences, as well as correlation data regarding the relationship between mobility events and demand for specific contents. This collected data may be used to create a utilization map that describes that users' expected mobility patterns and expected content usage information. The utilization map may be used to identify appropriate locations in which to place contents within the network in order to enhance network performance.05-10-2012
20120016991SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING NETWORK RESOURCE REQUESTS - Systems and methods for managing network resource requests are described herein. Servers may be configured to operate in communication with a network. A server, in accordance with embodiments described in the present disclosure, includes a resource request handling program that is stored in a memory device. The resource request handling program is configured to extract an abbreviated resource request into at least an abbreviated site name and a page symbol. The server also includes a database that is configured to store a first relationship between the abbreviated site name and a web site. The database may also store a second relationship between the page symbol and a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) address of a web page associated with the web site.01-19-2012
20120016995INTERACTION METHOD AND DEVICE BETWEEN RESOURCE AND ADMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS - The present invention relates to an interaction method and device between resource and admission control systems, which is applied in a case that a mobile user equipment accesses a network at a fixed network side and deploys a service of the fixed network, the method includes: the resource and admission control system of the fixed network performing, after receiving a resource request sent from an application function of the fixed network, an authorization check on the resource request, and interacting with the resource and admission control system of a mobile network to make the resource and admission control system of the mobile network perform another authorization check on the resource request; if both the authorization checks are passed, the resource and admission control system of the fixed network formulating final policy rules, and returning a resource response to the application function of the fixed network. The device comprises the resource and admission control system of the fixed network and the resource and admission control system of the mobile network. The method and device of the present invention can solve the resource and admission control problems when a mobile user equipment accesses the network at the fixed network side and deploys a service in the fixed network.01-19-2012
20120016993OPTIMISED BANDWIDTH UTILISATION IN NETWORKS - A multimedia delivery network, comprising network resource allocation means for allocating bandwidth to a network session between a UE (user equipment) device on the network and a delivery server, wherein the allocation means is adapted to reserve a nominal bandwidth for the network session when the session is opened, which permits delivery of data from the delivery server to the UE at a nominal service rate, and wherein the delivery server is adapted to increase the bandwidth of the session, to a higher bandwidth once the session has been opened, so as to permit delivery of data from the delivery server to the UE at a burst delivery rate higher than the nominal rate.01-19-2012
20120023234Method and Apparatus for Establishing a Connection - In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a user equipment stores data to be transmitted, determines that the data is to be transmitted, and transmits a new connection establishment message toward a network node or access point, wherein the new connection establishment message comprises an indication relating to releasing resources allocated to the new connection. The indication may relate to one-off connection type or specify a quantity relating to the new connection, for example.01-26-2012
20120023233METHOD FOR EXECUTING MIGRATION BETWEEN VIRTUAL SERVERS AND SERVER SYSTEM USED FOR THE SAME - For each of multiple migration policies, a server system 01-26-2012
20120059937BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION MANAGEMENT - Bandwidth allocation management includes determining current available bandwidth of a network within which a computer system is operating. The bandwidth allocation management also includes using the current available bandwidth and applied feature delivery settings to determine an adjustment in feature delivery to the computer system. At least a portion of the feature delivery settings is specified by an end user of the computer system.03-08-2012
20130185431Uniform Definition, Provision, and Access of Software Services on the Cloud - A method for accessing cloud computing services provided by service providers includes uniformly defining, provisioning, and accessing cloud computing services of multiple genres such as single-tenant, multi-tenant and third party cloud services. The method defines cloud services across genres in a standard manner, acquires cloud services across genres, and provides a unified access and view of all cloud services subscribed by a user. The cloud services are acquired across genres by identifying a provisioning mechanism based on the cloud service genre requested by the user, automatically activating necessary task flow for the identified mechanism, and enabling the user to access the requested service by providing access with a unified Identity and Access Management System.07-18-2013
20120233331Wake-on-LAN and Instantiate-on-LAN in a Cloud Computing System - Several different embodiments of a flexible virtual machine management system are described. The virtual machine management system is used to instantiate, wake, move, sleep, and destroy individual operating environments in a cloud or cluster. In various embodiments, the virtual machine management system uses single messages to perform complex operations, allowing for flexible and scalable use of virtual resources in a cluster while still reducing energy consumption to the minimum possible level. In one preferred embodiment, Wake-on-LAN packets are used as the messages.09-13-2012
20120059938DIMENSION-ORDERED APPLICATION PLACEMENT IN A MULTIPROCESSOR COMPUTER - A multiprocessor computer system comprises a plurality of nodes, wherein the nodes are ordered using dimension-ordered numbering. An application placement module is operable to place an application in nodes with preference given to nodes ordered near one another.03-08-2012
20120059936MASTERLESS SLOT ALLOCATION - A masterless time slot allocation technique that collaboratively synchronizes, at a time slot level, devices communicating in an ad hoc network. Responsive to determining a current time slot allocated to a first device is occurring, the first device transmits a map to the other devices. The map includes an allocation of time slots to the devices, including indicators for whether each time slot is free, busy or overbooked, devices that own the time slots, and how recently information associated with each time slot was updated. After receiving the map, a second device determines a conflict in which the same time slot is allocated to the second device and to another device. The conflict is resolved by allocating another time slot to the second device and the result of resolving the conflict is each slot is allocated to no more than one device.03-08-2012
20120059935METHODS AND APPARATUS TO SELECT AND TO RESELECT A RESOURCE FOR PEER DISCOVERY IN PEER-TO-PEER NETWORKS - A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product are provided in which signals are received on each of a plurality of resources and an energy of each of the signals of a set of the plurality of resources is determined. In addition, a resource is determined based on a probability for each of the resources in a subset of the set. The probability for selecting a resource with a lower determined energy is less than one and greater than the probability for selecting a resource with a higher determined energy. Furthermore, a signal is transmitted on the selected resource.03-08-2012
20120210005METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING DATA IN A NETWORK DOMAIN - A method and a device for processing data in a network domain. The resources of several layers of at least two network elements of the network domain are determined. The thus determined resources are utilized for path processing in the network domain. Furthermore, a communication system is provided with the device.08-16-2012
20120210004AUTOMATIC NETWORK DOMAIN DIAGNOSTIC REPAIR AND MAPPING - An automatic network domain diagnostic, repair, and mapping tool facilitates access by a user to shared resources on a network. A user provides an address, such as a domain name system (DNS) address, of the shared resource and user identification information, such as a username and password. The provided address is checked and repaired if necessary to identify the network server having the shared resource. The identified server is checked, such as by pinging the server, to ensure that it is actually responding. The supplied user identification is checked, such as by querying a domain controller, to confirm whether the user identification corresponds to an existing account. When the checks are complete, and everything is found to be in order, the shared resource is mapped automatically for the user.08-16-2012
20120124216ADDRESS GENERATION AND CLUSTER EXTENSION IN DISTRUBTED SYSTEMS USING TREE METHOD - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for managing a cluster of servers organized into nodes. A method of one aspect includes establishing a cluster; establishing a set of ultimate identifiers for nodes resulting from splitting in the cluster; and storing every new data object on a node that has a node identifier that identifies a subset of the set of ultimate identifiers, and providing for the object a universal identifier that combines (i) an object identifier that is unique on the node and (ii) a server identifier that is one of the ultimate identifiers in the subset. A method of another aspect includes generating for a new data object a universal identifier that has a node identifier part that uniquely identifies a node, a reserve part generated at least in part as a pseudo-random value, and an object identifier part that uniquely identifies the object in the node.05-17-2012
20120124215APPARATUS AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA FOR PROCESSING HTTP REQUESTS - Various embodiments of the invention are directed to closely integrating functionality between an internet server and a WebDAV tool. Areas of specific focus in this document include delegation of duties between the internet server and the WebDAV tool, efficient management of a resource's content-type, support for segregation of a namespace into separate virtual roots, and determinations of whether to invoke certain processing extensions to handle requests for a given HTTP verb.05-17-2012
20120124214Method and Apparatus for Distributing Requests Among a Plurality of Resources - The invention relates to an apparatus for responding to data requests made by a client. The apparatus includes an input receiving a first data request that includes a sequence of nodes corresponding to a sequence of servers. The apparatus also includes decision logic determining whether the data specified in the data request is available on a selected server, and if the data is not available determining a next node from the sequence of nodes. The apparatus also includes a mapper mapping a server to the next node, and an output requesting the data by transmitting a second data request to the server mapped to the next node.05-17-2012
20120124213Evaluation Of Current Capacity Levels Of Resources In A Distributed Computing System - In general, this disclosure describes techniques of managing resources in a service-oriented distributed computing system. As described in this disclosure, a control node automatically manages the system such that the system has sufficient capacity to satisfy an agreement to provide a given level of a service. In order to automatically manage the system, the control node evaluates the current capacity levels of resources in the system. The current capacity levels are indicative the capacity of resources to perform certain acts. The capacity of the resources to perform these acts may be indicative of whether the system is able to provide the given level of the service. Because capacities provided by the resources change as the resources start, the control node uses a predicted pending capacity function to evaluate whether resources that are currently starting will be sufficient to satisfy the level of the service when completely started.05-17-2012
20120124212APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING MULTI-LAYER DATA - A multi-layer data processing apparatus and method are provided. The multi-layer data processing apparatus includes a lower hierarchy processing unit configured to generate at least one lower hierarchy flow from input data using lower hierarchy information, and to allocate the generated lower hierarchy flows to a plurality of lower hierarchy processors to perform lower hierarchy processing in respect of the lower hierarchy flows in parallel; and a higher hierarchy processing unit configured to generate at least one higher hierarchy flow from data transmitted from the lower hierarchy processing unit using higher hierarchy information, and to allocate the generated higher hierarchy flows to a plurality of higher hierarchy processors to perform higher hierarchy processing in parallel in respect of the higher hierarchy flows.05-17-2012
20120124211SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLOUD ENTERPRISE SERVICES - Novel methods and systems are provided for integrating multi-vendor cloud computing operations and architectures by using service-oriented orchestration to create a vendor and platform agnostic cloud computing framework. This approach aggregates core cloud computing functions including service provisioning, automating work flows, and data and usage monitoring across integrated services, thereby improving a data center's ability to execute operations quickly, under standardized protocols and with consistent quality of service.05-17-2012
20120072596Directory Leasing - Described are embodiments for allowing clients that access a distributed file system to locally cache directory metadata. The client may request a read lease which allows the client to cache the directory metadata locally and service requests received from the same application which originally requested the directory metadata using the cache. In addition, the client may also request a handle lease which allows a client to delay the closing of a directory handle and allow the handle to be reused to service subsequent directory metadata requests from the same or a different application. A client may also request a write lease which allows an application on the client to modify the directory metadata, such as by creating or deleting new files in the directory, or changing their attributes, and cache those changes.03-22-2012
20120110189SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC SECURITY PROVISIONING OF COMPUTING RESOURCES - The present invention facilitates the dynamic provisioning of computing and data assets in a commodity computing environment. The invention provides a system and method for dynamically provisioning and de-provisioning computing resources based on multi-dimensional decision criteria. By employing specialized computing components configured to assess an asset and requestor of an asset, a provisioning engine is able to transform the input from the computing components into a specific configuration of computing resource provisioning and security controls. According to the rules and policies applying to a security domain, the provisioning engine may dynamically allocate computing resources in a manner that is both safe and efficient for the asset.05-03-2012
20120110186Disaster Recovery and Automatic Relocation of Cloud Services - Techniques are provided to move the services performed on one device to another device in a cloud computing system for a variety of reasons including failure, maintenance or upgrade of the device. A notification is received that services performed by an impacted device in a domain of a plurality of hierarchical domains need to be moved. A determination is made as to whether there are replacement resources available in the domain to perform the services, and if so, the replacement resources are automatically rendered to perform the services. The process continues to higher level domains that have a view into the capabilities of subordinate domains in order to determine where to move the services within the cloud computing system.05-03-2012
20120072600MANAGING CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK SERVICE PROVIDERS - A system, method, and computer readable medium for managing CDN service providers are provided. A network storage provider storing one or more resources on behalf of a content provider obtains client computing device requests for content. The network storage provider processes the client computing device requests and determines whether a subsequent request for the resource should be directed to a CDN service provider as a function of the updated or processed by the network storage provider storage component.03-22-2012
20120072598USE OF GENERIC UNIVERSAL RESOURCE INDICATORS - Various arrangements for creating and using generic universal resource indicators are presented. To create a generic universal resource indicator, one or more parameters of a universal resource indicator may be identified. An interface that permits a parameter of the one or more parameters to be selected and mapped to a variable may be presented. A selection of the parameter for mapping may be received. An indication of the variable to map to the parameter of the selection may also be received. The generic universal resource indicator having a generic parameter corresponding to the parameter of the selection may be created.03-22-2012
20120072597USING TEMPLATES TO CONFIGURE CLOUD RESOURCES - The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for using templates to configure cloud resources. Embodiments of the invention include encapsulating cloud configuration information in an importable/exportable node template. Node templates can also be used to bind groups of nodes to different cloud subscriptions and cloud service accounts. Accordingly, managing the configuration of cloud based resources can be facilitated through an interface at a (e.g., high performance) computing component. Templates can also specify a schedule for starting/stopping instance running within a resource cloud.03-22-2012
20120072595SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPDATING PRINTER LOCATION INFORMATION FIELD - A system and method are provided for updating location information associated with a printer resource stored in a printer resource registry in a network resource access system. Updating the location information for the printer resource may involve obtaining a unique identifier for the printer resource, determining the location of the printer using GPS or other location based services, authenticating access to the printer resource registry, and submitting the location information to the printer resource registry. Systems for updating location information in the resource registry may operate on the printer resource by itself or in conjunction with a mobile device. System may operate autonomously or provide a user interface for a system administrator to update location information.03-22-2012
20120110181NETWORK ADDRESS RETRIEVAL FOR LIVE MIGRATION OF A GUEST IN A VIRTUAL MACHINE SYSTEM - A method and system for managing network addresses of a guest during live migration in a virtual machine system. A computer system hosts a guest that is to migrate from a source hypervisor in the computer system to a target hypervisor during operation of the computer system. In response to the indication, the source hypervisor retrieves an address list of the guest from a network device, where the address list identifies one or more network addresses of the guest in one or more networks. The source hypervisor then forwards the address list to the target hypervisor, which notifies the one or more networks of the migration of the guest.05-03-2012
20120110190Mechanisms For Obtaining Access to Shared Resources Using a Single Timestamp Technique - Providing access to a shared resource in a computing environment involves maintaining a timestamp for each shared resource, the timestamp representing the time the resource was last accessed. Then, detecting if the resource is reserved before obtaining access to the resource, by reading the resource timestamp, and if the timestamp represents a future time relative to the current time, indicating that the resource is reserved and delaying access to the resource. If the resource is unreserved, then accessing the resource by reading the resource timestamp to detect any changes in the timestamp since the last reading; if unchanged, then accessing the resource. If the resource is unreserved, then obtaining exclusive access to the resource by reserving the resource by incrementing its timestamp by a reservation period; accessing the resource; and resetting the resource timestamp to the current time.05-03-2012
20120110188Networking in a Virtual Computing Infrastructure - A cloud computing environment having a plurality of computing nodes is described. Upon receiving authorization, a plurality of virtual machines may be communicated to provide at least one virtual network to service to the plurality of virtual machines. Each of the plurality of virtual machines communicates with a virtual network layer at a virtual interface via at least one virtual Ethernet (vEthernet). An IP gateway to a network is provided to the plurality of virtual machines. Communications between the IP gateway and the network are facilitated. Communications between a network control layer and at least one network are routed.05-03-2012
20120110185Distributed Hierarchical Rendering and Provisioning of Cloud Services - Techniques are provided herein for distributed and hierarchical rendering and provisioning of cloud services. At a device in a cloud computing system comprising a plurality of hierarchical levels, a cloud service request is received for rendering and provisioning of a virtual data center. A determination is made as to which aspects of the cloud service request are to be satisfied by devices in a first hierarchical level and which aspects of the cloud service request are to be satisfied by devices in a second hierarchical level and in subsequent hierarchical levels. Rendering and provisioning commands are provided to one or more devices in the first hierarchical level that are selected to satisfy aspects of the cloud service request in the first hierarchical level. A subset cloud service request for aspects of the cloud service request that are to be satisfied by devices in the second hierarchical level is sent to a device in the second hierarchical level.05-03-2012
20120110182DYNAMIC PROCESSING UNIT RELOCATION IN A MULTI-NODAL ENVIRONMENT BASED ON INCOMING PHYSICAL DATA - A relocation mechanism in a multi-nodal computer environment dynamically routes processing units in a distributed computer system based on incoming physical data into the processing unit. The relocation mechanism makes an initial location decision to place a processing unit onto a node in the distributed computer system. The relocation mechanism monitors physical data flowing into a processing unit or node and dynamically relocates the processing unit to another type of node within the ‘cloud’ of nodes based on the type of physical data or pattern of data flowing into the processing unit. The relocation mechanism may use one or more rules with criteria for different data types observed in the data flow to optimize when to relocate the processing units.05-03-2012
20120158971CONTENTS DELIVERY SYSTEM, A CONTENTS DELIVERY METHOD, AND A PROGRAM FOR CONTENTS DELIVERY - [Issues] Without using a load balancer or a media director, and without inquiring a load status from a user terminal to a delivery server, to strive for balancing and smoothing of a load of a delivery server, and to prevent degradation of viewing quality.06-21-2012
20120158970COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE BROKER FOR ORCHESTRATION OF SERVICES IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A service broker is described that performs orchestration of services to enable compilations of multiple applications for a single call or session. In particular, the service broker is extended with charging orchestration which allows the service broker to receive a single charging event and to orchestrate between activation of multiple charging services in response to the charging event.06-21-2012
20120158969Selective Proxying In Domain Name Systems - Systems and methods for processing requests for domain name information in accordance with subscriber information are provided. A request for domain name information can be correlated with subscriber preferences to resolve the domain name information. Domain names may be flagged for blocking or proxying by one or more subscriber preferences. In response to a flagged domain name, a client device can be redirected to a web server that can function as proxy on behalf of the user for accessing the flagged domain. In one example, user preferences and/or network preferences can be used to determine whether a particular user can bypass a blocking preference and access the flagged domain using the proxy.06-21-2012
20120158968METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING RESOURCES WITHIN A PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICE - A method and system for managing requests to resources among processors of a portable computing device (“PCD”) includes each master processor identifying a plurality of resources of the PCD in a storage device, such as a message RAM. This message RAM is part of the PCD. A master processor may identify desired states for the plurality of resources in the message RAM. Then, the master processor may generate an alert that the plurality of resources and desired states for resources have been set in the message RAM. After receiving the alert, a controller may determine if one or more previous requests have been processed to completion. If so, then the controller may review the contents of the message RAM to identify the plurality of resources and to identify the desired states of the resources. If appropriate, the controller may pass the desired states to the plurality of resources.06-21-2012
20120158967VIRTUAL CORE ABSTRACTION FOR CLOUD COMPUTING - A system and method provide for mapping a virtual core of a computing system to an external computing resource and intercepting an instruction directed from an application resident on the computing system to the virtual core. The intercepted instruction may be sent to the external computing resource for processing.06-21-2012
20120158966SHARED RESOURCE DISCOVERY, CONFIGURATION, AND CONSUMPTION FOR NETWORKED SOLUTIONS - A networked solution offering a software-based service via a networked architecture having a system landscape can discover a shared resource within the system landscape, for example by accessing a landscape directory comprising information about a plurality of shared resources available in the system landscape. The information about the discovered shared resource can include a second networked solution within the system landscape that has previously configured the discovered shared resource. Configuration settings can be retrieved for the discovered shared resource from the second networked solution. Using the retrieved configuration settings, a shared resource-specific communication channel can be determined for the networked solution to access the discovered shared resource in a peer-to-peer manner. A resource type-specific application programming interface can be provided to the software-based service to enable consumption of the discovered shared resource by the software-based service. Related methods, systems, and articles of manufacture are described.06-21-2012
20110066730SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING CONTENT TO USERS ON A NTEWORK - Targeted content may be provided to a designated set of one or more interconnected resources. Programmatic operations are executed using resources that are private to the one or more interconnected devices. The operations, when executed, cause or result in (i) monitoring activities of one or more users of the designated set; (ii) developing profile information of the one or more users, where the profile information is based at least partially on information determined from monitoring activities of the one or more users; (iii) generating, from the profile information, a set of coded data that represent selection criteria; and (iv) communicating the set of coded data to a programmatic source external to the system, where the represented selection criteria enables programmatic selection of content resources from a content library for the system.03-17-2011
20110066729METHOD AND SYSTEM TO PROVIDE BLADE SERVER LOAD BALANCING USING SPARE LINK BANDWIDTH - A method for processing network information in a multi-server platform is disclosed and includes receiving by a blade server manager, capacity utilization information embedded in spare link bandwidth from a plurality of blade servers operably coupled to the blade server manager. Digital information received on a digital communication link may be forwarded to one of the plurality of blade servers. The blade servers may be selected based on the received capacity utilization information. The capacity utilization information may include blade server work load capacity, blade server power saving capacity, blade server CPU percent utilization, and/or data representing blade server interrupt utilization. The blade server manager may be operably coupled to an Ethernet network and/or an external network.03-17-2011
20110066728Data Center Scheduler - An exemplary data stream includes value information for use by consumers of global computing resources in making requests for global computing resources. An exemplary method includes receiving information about data center resources from one or more data centers, based at least in part on the information estimating value information for consumption of computing resources of the one or more data centers and streaming the value information via a network. An exemplary medium or media includes instructions to instruct a computing device to receive, from a data stream, value information for computing resources of one or more data centers, to format the value information for display and to issue requests for consumption of at least some of the computing resources. Other methods, devices and systems are also disclosed.03-17-2011
20110082936METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMISSION OF CAPTURED NETWORK TRAFFIC THROUGH A STACKED TOPOLOGY OF NETWORK CAPTURED TRAFFIC DISTRIBUTION DEVICES - Methods, systems, and apparatus for generating a stacked topology of network captured traffic distribution devices and/or adding a network captured traffic distribution device to an existing stacked topology are described. A portion of configuration information associated with a first network captured traffic distribution device included in the stacked topology may be exchanged a second network captured traffic distribution device. In one embodiment, it may be determined whether there is a change in the stacked topology and/or a notification that there is a change in the stacked topology may be received by the first and/or second network captured traffic distribution device. The configuration information of the first and/or second network captured traffic distribution device, respectively, may then be updated responsively to the detected change or notification.04-07-2011
20110106953WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION PROGRAM - In a reception apparatus that receives random access signals transmitted from a transmission apparatus by being allocated to preset resources, the reception apparatus includes a resource allocation configuration candidate storage section that stores in advance a plurality of different resource allocation configurations which are obtained by combining the resources and have different sizes of the combined resources, a resource allocation configuration decision section that decides a resource allocation configuration from resource allocation configurations stored in the resource allocation configuration candidate storage section based on a value indicating a receiving frequency of the random access signal, and a resource allocation configuration report section that reports information of the resource allocation configuration decided by the resource allocation configuration decision section.05-05-2011
20110106952METHODS, APPARATUSES AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR PROVIDING COORDINATION OF DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION - An apparatus for providing coordination of device to device communication may include a processor. The processor is configured to communicate a request for a resource allocation to a network communication node (05-05-2011
20110106951Dividing cloud computing service into individual jobs such that legal auditing requirements are satisfied and presenting plan for distributed execution of individual jobs - A computer network connects to a first computer, a second computer, other multiple computers, and a job category database A service to be executed by any of the other multiple computers is divided into multiple jobs; the job category is associated with each of the divided jobs; a region code and an instruction to execute the service are received from the first computer; and for each of the multiple jobs, the job category database is searched with the received region code and the associated job category as keys to acquire the operation identifier list corresponding to the job; the operation identifier list is transmitted to at least one of the other multiple computers; and a combination of the job, the identifier of that other computer and the identifier list are transmitted to the first computer.05-05-2011
20110106950DISTRIBUTED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - A distributed resource management mechanism allocates transmission resources by distributing the resources among a plurality of service nodes each responsible for a portion of the resources according to a hash function. A data center receives resource allocation requests from applications, such as video services applications, including a computed hash value based on the desired resource and indicative of the service node for providing the requested resource. A remote resource management client identifies the resource and computes the hash based on a request from the application, and transmits the request to a resource management server on the service node having the resource indicated by the hash, thus avoiding centralized queuing or caching of the resource requests and instead delegating to the service nodes. Service nodes may redundantly share responsibility for the resources through a root node or a cluster arrangement, providing failover if a service node becomes inoperational.05-05-2011
20110106949Balancing Server Load According To Availability Of Physical Resources - According to one embodiment, availability information describing virtual machines running on physical machines is accessed. The availability information associates each virtual machine with a physical resource used by the virtual machine. Use by the virtual machines is determined from the availability information. Availability of the physical resources is determined according to the use. Server load is balanced according to the availability of the physical resources. According to another embodiment, the following is performed until a load is accommodated: selecting a server having a load that is less than an expansion threshold; loading the server until the expansion threshold is reached; selecting a next server having a load that is less than a next expansion threshold; and loading the next server until the next expansion threshold is reached. Load of a low load server is determined to be below a contraction threshold, and the low load server is drained.05-05-2011
20100095004Balancing a distributed system by replacing overloaded servers - Load-balancing a distributed system by replacing overloaded servers, including the steps of retrieving, by an assembling device using a fragment pull protocol, erasure-coded fragments associated with segments, from a set of fractional-storage servers. Occasionally, while retrieving the fragments, identifying at least one server from the set that is loaded to a degree requiring replacement, and replacing, using the fragment pull protocol, the identified server with a substitute server that is not loaded to the degree requiring replacement. Wherein the substitute server and the remaining servers of the set are capable of delivering enough erasure-coded fragments in the course of reconstructing the segments.04-15-2010
20100095003Policy Control Architecture Comprising an Independent Identity Provider - A policy control architecture for handling policies in communication networks. An independent Identity Provider (IDP) generates IDP user terminal entries for policy control information. Policy controllers are logically divided into separate policy control units. Of these, a User Policy Controller (UPC) generates UPC user terminal entries for service subscriptions, and a Business Policy Controller (BPC) applies related policies on the services.04-15-2010
20100095002METHOD OF RESOURCE RESERVATION IN A LOCAL AREA NETWORK COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF SUBNETS, CORRESPONDING COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, STORAGE MEANS AND DEVICE - Disclosed is a method of resource reservation in the context of the transmission of a data content on a transmission path between a source device and a sink device belonging to a communications network. Said network comprises plurality of subnets interconnected by at least one interconnection device possessing at least two communications interfaces connected to said subnets.04-15-2010
20100095001GATEWAY SERVICE METHOD APPLIED IN OPEN SERVICES GATEWAY INITIATIVE AND DEVICE AND GATEWAY SYSTEM USING THE SAME - A gateway service method applied in a gateway device of OSGi is provided. The method includes obtaining at least an identification information of at least a client device; communicating with at least a service supplier according to the identification information; obtaining at least an OSGi bundle corresponding to the client device and supplied by the service supplier; and processing the OSGi bundle to supply service to the client device.04-15-2010
20100095000Enabling Throttling of Resources on a Virtualization Enabled Information Handling System - A system for enabling throttling of resources, including central processing units (CPUs) and peripherals, on a virtualization-enabled information handling system such as a CE type information handling system is set forth. With the system for enabling throttling of resources, each virtual appliance within an information handling system is configured with its resource needs.04-15-2010
20090132711METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ASSIGNING OR CREATING A RESOURCE - An example of a method for assigning a resource (for example, storage) includes receiving a request for a resource, wherein the request includes a list of paths. This example also includes retrieving a HardwareAccount, Controller, and an AccessAuthorization object for a first path in the list of paths. This example further includes making an attach device request to a CIMOM for a first available resource, using the Controller and the AccessAuthorization object. This example also includes determining if the first available resource was successfully attached, and if so, recording the assignment as successful, and if not, rolling back all assignments for the first available resource that were previously recorded as successful. Another aspect of the invention is a method for creating at least one LUN.05-21-2009
20090132710SELF-SERVICE APPLICATION FOR A SERVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF - A service management system and method. In one embodiment, the service management system includes: (1) a service description repository configured to contain service descriptions that define services in terms of a set of end points that assume roles in the services and (2) a self-service application configured to collect ones of the end points mapped into roles pertaining to one of the services from a corresponding one of the service descriptions, collect key/value pairs on the ones of the end points pertaining to an issue with respect to the one of the services, evaluate the key/value pairs using optimal values and, if a predefined condition regarding the issue is met, attempt to employ the key/value pairs to address the issue.05-21-2009
20090132709APPLICATION AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY PRESENTING DATA REGARDING AN END POINT OR A SERVICE AND SERVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM INCORPORATING THE SAME - An application and method for dynamically presenting data regarding end points and services relative to a subscriber. In one embodiment, the application is operable with a service management system and is configured to employ the service management system to determine relationships between a subscriber and services and end points associated therewith and generate a user interface that provides a view, based on the relationships, of at least one of: (1) one of the services in terms of end points that play roles in the one of the services and (2) one of the end points in terms of services in which the one of the end points plays a role.05-21-2009
20090132708ADAPTATION OF SERVICE ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE - An architecture and method are provided for provisioning, configuring and deploying adaptive service oriented architectures through mounting provider systems on extended service containers and manipulating the instantiations of these containers so that the active instantiations can be optimized for the prevailing state within the service oriented architectures.05-21-2009
20090132707SERVICE PROVIDING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A service providing apparatus includes a receiving unit to receive a service request transmitted from other apparatus, a first determination unit to determine whether the other apparatus is an apparatus to be provided with a service by the service providing apparatus, a service providing unit to provide the service to the other apparatus when the first determination unit determines that the other apparatus is the apparatus to be provided with the service, a second determination unit to determine whether other service providing apparatus that is to provide a service to the other apparatus can provide the service when the first determination unit determines that the other apparatus is not the apparatus to be provided with the service, wherein the service providing unit provides the service to the other apparatus when the second determination unit determines that the other service providing apparatus cannot provide the service.05-21-2009
20120317294METHOD FOR UNIFORM NETWORK ACCESS - According to some embodiments, a registry is displayed. The registry may, for example, indicate resources available from a plurality of remote network access devices via a communications network. Moreover, a personal network address may be associated with each available resource, the personal network address including a destination address portion and an application program identifier portion. A direct communications link may then be established between a first network access device hosting an available resource and a second network address device using the personal network address associated with the resource.12-13-2012
20120317292Managing Computer Resources in a Distributed Computing System - Methods, apparatus, and products for managing computer resources in a distributed computing system are disclosed that include registering, in a configuration management database by a discovery module in response to a modification of a resource in a resource container, the resource in association with a configuration management database identifier, the resource characterized by a resource type and a resource identification, the resource container including a manageability endpoint characterized by a manageability endpoint reference; and managing the resource by a management module in dependence upon a resource management policy and the manageability endpoint reference, the resource management policy including management actions for the resource.12-13-2012
20120166644METHOD AND MANAGER PHYSICAL MACHINE FOR VIRTUAL MACHINE CONSOLIDATION - A method and a manager physical machine (PM) for virtual machine (VM) consolidation are provided. The method is performed by the manager PM. A network connects the manager PM and a plurality of server PMs. A plurality of VMs is running on the server PMs. The method includes the following steps. The manager PM classifies the server PMs into redundant PMs and surviving PMs. The manager PM determines migration paths of the VMs running on the redundant PMs to the surviving PMs. The manager PM determines a parallel migration sequence of the VMs running on the redundant PMs based on the migration paths. The manager PM migrates the VMs running on the redundant PMs to the surviving PMs in parallel according to the parallel migration sequence.06-28-2012
20120166647APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING VIRTUAL NETWORK USING NETWORK VIRTUALIZATION TECHNIQUE AND METHOD THEREOF - Provided are an apparatus for configuring a virtual network using a network virtualization technique, and a method thereof according to the present invention. The apparatus for configuring a virtual network and method according to present invention may construct a virtual network capable of guaranteeing a desired network characteristic during a predetermined period using a resource provided from at least one platform according to a mutual interaction policy of a platform.06-28-2012
20120317289Transparent heterogenous link pairing - A method, system and computer program product for managing at least two physical links. A TCP/IP stack configures a first interface with attributes. The TCP/IP stack activates the first interface. The TCP/IP stack detects a channel path identifier (CHPID). The TCP/IP stack creates a second interface. The TCP/IP stack associates the second interface with the first interface. The first interface and the second interface are logically linked to exchange traffic corresponding to a single internet protocol address. The TCP/IP stack configures the second interface with at least one attribute. The TCP/IP stack activates the second interface. The two physical links may rely on two different physical link types.12-13-2012
20120221733DATA CENTER BATCH JOB QUALITY OF SERVICE CONTROL - A data center management system can include a data center customer profile corresponding to a data center customer, where the data center customer profile includes a service level agreement (SLA) and a data center resource usage model. A batch job quality of service (QoS) control module can determine an immediate QoS specification for a batch job of the data center customer, and a data center resource optimization module can determine a data center resource allocation for the data center customer based on the data center customer profile and the immediate QoS specification.08-30-2012
20120221731COMPUTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SCHEDULING SERVICE APPLICATIONS - A method for scheduling service applications is applied in a computing device. The method creates a software interface and sets a scheduled time and operation parameters of a service application. The software interface is called and bound to the service application. The service application is added to a scheduling queue. At the scheduled time, the service application is selected from the scheduling queue and executed according to the operation parameters of the service application.08-30-2012
20120221730RESOURCE CONTROL SYSTEM AND RESOURCE CONTROL METHOD - A resource control system includes a control unit configured to control to make hardware resources which are allocated to a virtual server increase if an extent of deterioration of response characteristics to requests for processing to the virtual server becomes greater than a certain first extent, and configured to control to change the certain first extent to a smaller second extent of deterioration in accordance with an increase in frequency of access to the virtual server.08-30-2012
20120221729COMPUTER SYSTEM AND MANAGEMENT METHOD FOR THE COMPUTER SYSTEM AND PROGRAM - Even when a configuration in which instances of plural kinds of storage management software having equivalent functions are arranged to cooperatively manage a large-scale storage system is adopted, to prevent occurrence of a management inoperability and configuration information inconsistency and enable the same management operation and information reference as those performed when all management target objects are managed by a single instance. In the present invention, a representative management computer serving as a representative among management computers is determined. The representative management computer collects, from storage apparatuses and host computers, information concerning the management target objects and configuration summary information including a relation type among the objects and determines, on the basis of the configuration summary information, management target objects which each of the management computers should take charge of.08-30-2012
20120221728Administering Medical Digital Images With Intelligent Analytic Execution Of Workflows - Administering medical digital images including receiving a medical image business object representing a transaction carrying out a type of service request made by a health care provider; selecting, in dependence upon workflow selection rules and the attributes of the medical image business object, one or more clinical workflows to process the medical image according to the transaction; and processing the medical image of the request with the clinical workflows, thereby creating a resultant business object and resultant medical image including selecting, by the workflow dispatcher in dependence upon metadata for computational units in the distributed medical digital image computing environment, particular computational units in the distributed medical digital image computing environment to perform particular services of the one or more clinical workflows, deploying the particular services to the particular computational units, and executing the services on the computational units upon which they are deployed.08-30-2012
20120221727MANAGE A SHARED COMPUTING RESOURCE BASED ON RESOURCE USE REPORTS - Embodiments disclosed herein relate to managing a shared computing resource based on resource use reports. In one embodiment, a manager electronic device manages a shared computing resource based on resource use reports from agent electronic devices. The manager electronic device may send resource use instructions to the agent electronic devices, and the agent electronic devices may use the resource based on the instructions.08-30-2012
20120131192REQUEST ROUTING PROCESSING - Generally described, the present disclosure is directed to managing request routing functionality corresponding to resource requests for one or more resources associated with a content provider. The processing of the DNS requests by the service provider can include the selective filtering of DNS queries associated with a DNS query-based attack. A service provider can assign DNS servers corresponding to a distributed set of network addresses, or portions of network addresses, such that DNS queries exceeding a threshold, such as in DNS query-based attacks, can be filtered in a manner that can mitigate performance impact on for the content provider or service provider.05-24-2012
20120215920OPTIMIZED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR MAP/REDUCE COMPUTING - The present invention includes a method for resource optimization of map/reduce computing in a computing cluster. The method can include receiving a computational problem for processing in a map/reduce module, subdividing the computational problem into a set of sub-problems and mapping a selection of the sub-problems in the set to respective nodes in a computing cluster, for example a cloud computing cluster, computing for a subset of the nodes in the computing cluster a required resource capacity of the subset of the nodes to process a mapped one of the sub-problems and an existing capacity of the subset of the nodes, and augmenting the existing capacity to an augmented capacity when the required resource capacity exceeds the existing capacity, and when a cost of augmenting the existing capacity to the augmented capacity does not exceed a penalty for breaching a service level agreement (SLA) for the subset of the nodes.08-23-2012
20120131201Virtual Hot Inserting Functions in a Shared I/O Environment - A blade server system and method for virtually hot plugging and virtually hot removing functions in a shared I/O environment. A management node physically hot inserts and hot removes an I/O node in the server system without a compute node being aware of the hot insert and hot removal. The management node and the compute node create and remove virtual links between the compute node and the virtual functions.05-24-2012
20120131200SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPDATING INFORMATION USING LIMITED BANDWIDTH - A system and method detects an amount of data attributed to a device including reports sent to the device, and reduces the amount of data being used to provide reports to the device if the amount of data attributed to the device exceeds an amount assigned to the device. Data uploaded from the device is also minimized.05-24-2012
20120131199Systems and Methods for Layered Resource Management - Systems and methods for encapsulating computing resources in one or more layers are provided. In some embodiments, a set of computing resources are encapsulated in a layer. The layer is mobile from a first storage to a second storage. A request for a specific computing resource is received by an application of a computing device. A determination is made whether the layer includes the requested computing resource. The request is processed if the layer includes the requested computing resource. The processed request is provided to the operating system of the computing device.05-24-2012
20120131198System And Method For Processing Computational Elements Allocation05-24-2012
20120131197METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY RESOLVING CONFLICTING DEVICES ON A NETWORK - A method and apparatus are disclosed for automatically detecting and resolving conflicts between devices on a security network by comparing the IP addresses of all devices on the network. When one or more conflicts are detected, the user is presented with the option of reassigning the conflicting device to a DHCP address, or to a new static IP address. The new static IP address can be configured to lie within a user defined range. In one embodiment, a default changes the address to any free address on the network. The disclosed method and apparatus automates the conflict resolution process without requiring that network devices (e.g., cameras, camera encoders) be individually and sequentially connected to the security network in order to resolve conflicts. The disclosed approach results in reduced human interaction and is much faster than the traditional approach of adding devices one at a time to the network. Other embodiments are also disclosed.05-24-2012
20120131196COMPUTER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND MANAGEMENT METHOD - The present invention manages response performance of a virtual volume. A performance monitoring server 05-24-2012
20120131195SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AGGREGATING MARGINAL SUBSCRIPTION OFFSETS IN SET OF MULTIPLE HOST CLOUDS - Embodiments relate to systems and methods for aggregating marginal subscription offsets in a set of multiple host clouds. A set of aggregate usage history data can record consumption of processor, memory, operating system, or other resources subscribed to by a user across multiple host clouds. An entitlement engine can analyze the aggregate usage history data to identify a short-term subscription margin for one or more subscribed resources, such as processor throughput, operating system instances, or other resources reflecting the under or over-consumption of a cloud resource against subscription limits on an hourly or other basis across multiple clouds. The entitlement engine can track the short-term subscription margin for one or multiple resources each hour of a day, and/or over other intervals, and determine the positive or negative subscription offset cost for each interval. The offsets can be combined to generate a net or aggregate subscription offset cost, or to provide other subscription adjustments.05-24-2012
20120131193SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING SERVICE DEPENDENCIES IN A CLOUD DEPLOYMENT - Embodiments relate to systems and methods for identifying service dependencies in a cloud deployment. In particular, a deployment module can receive usage data from a host cloud comprising data related to end user operation of a set of services in the host cloud as well as service dependencies among the set of services. In embodiments, the deployment module can determine candidate target clouds in which to deploy the set of services. Further, in embodiments, the deployment module can determine whether the candidate target clouds have a capacity to support the set of services, as well as whether services within the candidate target clouds are compatible based on the service dependencies.05-24-2012
20120131191MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE, SERVER, AND METHOD OF FACILITATING RESOURCE RESERVATIONS - To facilitate resource reservation, a server can preemptively determine resource availability. Indeed, upon receiving an availability request for a desired attendee for a calendar event, the request specifying a date and time, the server can transmit a search request to a server maintaining an organization resource cache, which stores availability information for resources. Upon receiving, from the server, a search result, and based on the search result, the server can store, in a memory, an indication of a specific resource that is available at the date and time.05-24-2012
20120131194SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING SUBSCRIBED RESOURCE LIMITS IN CLOUD NETWORK USING VARIABLE OR INSTANTANEOUS CONSUMPTION TRACKING PERIODS - Embodiments relate to systems and methods for managing subscribed resource limits in a cloud network using variable or instantaneous consumption tracking periods. A set of aggregate usage history data can record consumption of processor, memory, software, or other resources subscribed to by a user across multiple host clouds. An entitlement engine can analyze the usage history data to identify a subscription margin for the subscribed resources, reflecting under or over-consumption of cloud resources against subscription limits across multiple clouds. The entitlement engine can by default track the short-term subscription margin for one or multiple resources each hour of a day, and/or over other intervals. The entitlement engine can also generate a set of variable consumption periods over which to track the user's resource consumption, based on trends or conditions demonstrated in that consumption pattern. In aspects, consumption can be metered on smaller intervals when the consumption rate is rapidly changing.05-24-2012
20120166651Systems and Methods for Seamless Host Migration - Systems and methods of the present invention for maintaining network data distribution are provided. Network data may be distributed in such as manner as to allow a network session to weather interrupted communications between host and clients without significant loss of data. Embodiments of the present invention provide for one or more clients to serve as backup host(s) for the network session. When the other clients transmit data to the host, they may also transmit the data to one or more backup hosts if there are any indications of interrupted communication.06-28-2012
20120166650Method of load balancing edge-enabled applications in a content delivery network (CDN) - A method and system of load balancing application server resources operating in a distributed set of servers is described. In a representative embodiment, the set of servers comprise a region of a content delivery network. Each server in the set typically includes a server manager process, and an application server on which edge-enabled applications or application components are executed. As service requests are directed to servers in the region, the application servers manage the requests in a load-balanced manner, and without any requirement that a particular application server spawned on-demand.06-28-2012
20120317293PEER SELECTION METHOD, NETWORK DEVICE, AND SYSTEM - Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a peer selection method, network device, and system. The method includes: receiving a network resource download request sent by a requesting peer, and sending a peer identifier of the requesting peer and a peer identifier of a candidate peer to a server, so that the server queries a storage path cost of the candidate peer according to a preset network map and returns a query result, where the candidate peer owns a network resource requested by the requesting peer; and receiving the query result returned by the server, and notifying the requesting peer of the query result. According to embodiments of the present disclosure, costs between a peer and network storages of other peers can be queried, and a network storage of the lowest cost can be further selected for downloading the network resource.12-13-2012
20120317291CONTENT AND APPLICATION DELIVERY NETWORK AGGREGATION - An aggregation or combination of Content or Application Delivery Networks is disclosed to improve quality of service, including the delivery of content and media on a city, state, country and international basis. The aggregation is formed by combining multiple CDNs or ADNs so that a larger server and network footprint is created. The benefits of each CDN or ADN are aggregated to produce a better CDN/ADN service to the customer and end users.12-13-2012
20120317290COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEM INTEGRATED WITH NETWORK MANAGEMENT - Asset control system that includes a network management system and a command and control system being structured and arranged to control assignments to assets and being integrated with the network management system to manage resource assignments to the assets controlled by the command and control system within a network.12-13-2012
20090187662Load balancing of server clusters - A load balancing scheme is described for a server cluster. An application identifier is received by the cluster from a client desiring to connect to the application. Each one of the servers in the cluster independently hashes the application identifier into a unique number. This unique number is used to determine a preferred one of the servers for the connection. The servers then each calculate a priority code using the unique number, a load level for each server, and/or a node identifier assigned to the servers in the cluster. If the preferred cluster server is available, it transmits its priority code to the client before the other servers transmit their priority codes. Otherwise, each of the available cluster servers transmits their priority codes to the client. The client selects the cluster server with the most favorable priority for making the connection.07-23-2009
20120215918MULTI-TENANT SERVICES GATEWAY - A system and method for providing services to multiple tenants. A system provides a gateway that acts as an intermediary between the tenants and multiple subsystems that provide resources. A management gateway handles requests to manage resources. A runtime gateway handles requests to perform operations related to the resources. A set of protocol handlers isolates the subsystems from protocols used by the tenants. A pipeline of components provides processing, such as authorization, of requests from tenants. Identification of resources is performed using a mechanism that enables multiple namespaces, which may be designated by tenants.08-23-2012
20120166649MANAGEMENT COMPUTER, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT METHOD, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT COMPUTER PROGRAM, RECORDING MEDIUM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - A resource management method executed by an information processing system having a plurality of physical servers 06-28-2012
20100082818SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC MANAGEMENT AND DISTRIBUTION OF DATA IN A DATA NETWORK - A dynamic data management and distribution system to interact with network computing devices of a user is provided. The user has memory allocated in the system. The system includes an ingest module for automatically uploading content from every network computing device and storing the content in the memory allocated to the user. Further, the system includes a sourcing module to retrieve information from user subscribed external information management services and storing the information in the allocated memory. The system includes a share module to share data with one or more users from a contact list of the user. Data includes part or whole of the information and content. The system also includes a self adaptive module, for proactively transferring data to one or more users from the contact list of the user based on the past behavior of the user.04-01-2010
20120215922Server Resource Allocation - A method, programmed medium and system are disclosed which provide for end-to-end QoS for a set of processes that comprise a workload over nfs. A set of processes that comprise a workload such as the processes of a WPAR, or an entire LPAR are given a class designation and assigned priority/limits. The data are then passed to the server which allocates resources based on the sum total of all the current classes and their priorities and/or limits. This requires re-engineering the nfs client code to be workload-aware and the nfs server code to accommodate the resource allocation and prioritization needs of the nfs clients.08-23-2012
20120215924COMPUTER RESOURCE DISTRIBUTION METHOD BASED ON PREDICTION - A resource distribution method capable of lending surplus resources among a plurality of services and reducing the maintenance cost of the surplus resources is provided. Computer resources in the standby system have a dead standby state in which at least an application is not installed. A plurality of services or a plurality of users share the computer resources in the standby system. As a result, improvement of the utilization factor of idle computer resources and server integration are implemented, and the cost required to maintain the computer resources is reduced. Furthermore, load prediction is conducted as regards individual services by using past operation history. Idle computer resources secured from services having surplus and maintained are thrown in according to a result of the prediction.08-23-2012
20120215923METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR POLICY BASED LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT OF VIRTUAL SOFTWARE APPLIANCES - A system and method for managing dynamically allocated resources assigned to a service includes providing a service to be used by a plurality of sites in a federation. Usage information associated with the service is communicated to each of the plurality of sites. A disposition of the service is determined based on local policies and the usage information received from other sites by a service owner. The disposition of the service is updated across a plurality of sites in accordance with messages sent by the service owner to reduce resource usage.08-23-2012
20120215919MULTIDIMENSIONAL MODELING OF SOFTWARE OFFERINGS - The disclosed embodiments provide a system that facilitates the deployment and execution of a software offering. During operation, the system obtains a service definition of the software offering and a resource definition of resources available for use by the software offering. Next, the system creates a multidimensional model of the software offering by mapping a first set of elements from the service definition to a second set of elements from the resource definition. Finally, the system uses the multidimensional model to manage the deployment and execution of the software offering without requiring manual configuration of the resources by a user.08-23-2012
20100205306GRID COMPUTING SYSTEM, MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR MANAGING A PLURALITY OF NODES - A grid computing system includes a plurality of nodes for processing a plurality of jobs, and a management apparatus for managing the plurality of the nodes. Each of the nodes is switchable between a standby and an active status, respectively. And the management apparatus including, a job request unit for allotting a plurality of requests of jobs to any of the nodes in an active state, a prediction unit for predicting the number of the nodes in the active state optimal for predicted amount of jobs requested from the exterior at a future time when a predetermined time period lapses from the present time, and a controller for controlling switching of the nodes between the standby and active so as to control the predicted number of the nodes to start switching before the future time.08-12-2010
20100205303VIRTUAL MACHINE SOFTWARE LICENSE MANAGEMENT - Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to receive reports at a server node, the reports indicating a change in virtual machine status for virtual machines hosted on a virtual machine host node; and to allocate/de-allocate software licenses to the virtual machines based on the change in virtual machine status. In some embodiments, operations may include detecting, at a virtual machine host node, a change in virtual machine status for virtual machines hosted on the host node; and transmitting reports to a server node from the host node. The reports can be used to indicate the change in virtual machine status, enabling the server node to allocate/de-allocate software licenses to the virtual machines based on the change in virtual machine status. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.08-12-2010
20100205305METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SERVICE LOCALIZATION - A method comprises building a list of services available from stations associated with a network, wherein the list of services includes an indicator of a location of the station associated with each service.08-12-2010
20120137007TRANSFERRING OWNERSHIP PRIVILEGES - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for transferring ownership privileges. In one aspect, a method includes identifying an ownership privilege in a system that permits users to acquire a write lock on one or more resources in a plurality of resources. The ownership privilege for a first plurality of users located in a first geographic region is revoked based at least partly on a determination that a current time of day in a different, second geographic region satisfies a criteria. The ownership privilege is granted to a different second plurality of users located in the second geographic location responsive to the determination.05-31-2012
20120137006COMPUTING SYSTEM AND COMPUTING SYSTEM MANAGEMENT METHOD - A computing system includes: a plurality of computing machines and a load balancer configured to allocate computing processing to the plurality of computing machines. In the computing system, the plurality of computing machines executes the computing processing, each of the plurality of computing machines includes an execution instruction unit that instructs to execute one of garbage collection (GC) and restart of the computing machine. The computing machine, in an active state in which the computing processing is allowed to be executed, switches a state of another standby computing machine to an active state when the active computing machine is instructed to execute one of the GC and the restart of the computing machine, and starts one of the GC and the restart of the computing machine after the switching is completed.05-31-2012
20120137001SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MIGRATING SUBSCRIBED SERVICES IN A CLOUD DEPLOYMENT - A decision system for providing ranked candidate cloud computing environments to customers for migration of subscribed services. The decision system can receive user usage history data and compare parameters of subscribed services on a host cloud to candidate clouds. Based on the comparison, a rank of candidate clouds for migration of the subscribed services can be determined and supplied to the customer.05-31-2012
20120137002SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BROKERING OPTIMIZED RESOURCE SUPPLY COSTS IN HOST CLOUD-BASED NETWORK USING PREDICTIVE WORKLOADS - Embodiments relate to systems and methods for brokering optimized resource supply costs in a host cloud-based network using predictive workloads. In aspects, a set of usage histories can store patterns for users in a host cloud-based network recording the consumption of processor, memory, storage, operating system, application, or other resources subscribed to by the user. The operator of the cloud management system hosting the workloads of one or more users can track the aggregate user histories reflecting those workloads, and analyze them in terms of different time periods over which demands for resources may intensity or relax. The cloud management system can examine those workload patterns, and generate a set of predictively re-assigned workloads to be supported by different sets of resource servers during offpeak and/or other periods. The workload realignment to different resource servers can permit the operator of the cloud management system and/or other cloud provider to realize cost savings or other benefits by procuring resources on a predictive basis.05-31-2012
20110185067Network-Network Interface - In one embodiment, a method includes receiving at a first portal of a first node data for communication from a first network to a second network that belong to a particular one of a first set of service classes of the first network; determining at the first portal a particular one of a second set of service classes of the second network for the data; and directing the data from the first portal to a second portal of a second node residing at least in part in the second network.07-28-2011
20110185063METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ABSTRACTING NON-FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS BASED DEPLOYMENT OF VIRTUAL MACHINES - A system and method for allocating resources in a cloud environment includes providing an abstraction layer between a cloud environment and one or more data centers by generating a virtual hypervisor as an application programming interface. Responsive to a workload request by the one or more data centers, resources are partitioned and virtual machines are instantiated in the one or more data centers using the virtual hypervisor such that non-functional requirements of the workload are addressed at the abstraction level using the virtual hypervisor.07-28-2011
20110185065STATELESS FORWARDING OF LOAD BALANCED PACKETS - A load balancer dynamically load balances packets for network connections between clients and servers. When receiving a packet from a client that requests a new connection, the load balancer checks the current load of all the servers and selects the server most suitable to handle the new connection. The load balancer then forwards that packet to the selected server. If the server accepts the request for the new connection, then the server responds with an acknowledgement packet. The acknowledgement packet also includes the server's blade identification that the client uses for all subsequent packets on the accepted connection. When the load balancer receives a packet containing the blade identification, the load balancer forwards the packet to the server corresponding to the blade identification. Backup load balancers can therefore continue packet forwarding services in a smooth and efficient manner.07-28-2011
20110185064SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FAIR AND ECONOMICAL RESOURCE PARTITIONING USING VIRTUAL HYPERVISOR - A system and method for allocating resources in a cloud environment includes determining permitted usage of virtual machines and partitioning resources between network servers in accordance with a virtual hyperviser generated in accordance with an abstraction layer configured as an interface between a solution manager and an interface to a cloud network. Resource usage limits are determined for each virtual machine associated with the virtual hyperviser, and the servers are analyzed through the virtual hypervisers to determine if the virtual machines need to be migrated. If reallocation is needed, virtual machine migration requests are issued to migrate virtual machines into a new configuration at the virtual hypervisor abstraction level. The servers are reanalyzed to determine if migration of the new configuration is needed. Shares are computed to enforce balance requirements, and virtual machine shares and limits are adjusted for resources according to the computed shares.07-28-2011
20110185062Qualitative Assignment of Resources to a Logical Partition In a Multipartitioned Computer System - A qualitative resource assignment wizard receives qualitative information for a logical partition (LPAR) and calculates computer resource assignments for the LPAR based on the qualitative information and a set of conversion functions. For example, the qualitative resource assignment wizard may calculate a processing unit assignment, a memory assignment, and an I/O slot assignment for the LPAR. The qualitative information may be input by a user, for example, utilizing a graphical user interface (GUI). In one embodiment, the conversion functions are calculated during a training phase, in which a user periodically provides qualitative information while resource usage data is gathered. The wizard may reside in a hardware management console (HMC) or other administrative console and/or may be a component of a hypervisor or other partition management code. Software code associated with the wizard may be provided by a network server application to a client system for enabling a user to remotely input the qualitative information.07-28-2011
20100174815METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NETWORK LICENSE ENFORCEMENT - A method for license enforcement is provided. The method includes receiving a license request from an application instance; determining whether the license request is permitted by generating a first response permitting or denying the license request; delivering the license request to a server based upon the first response; receiving a server response from the server permitting or denying the license request; and determining whether the license request is permitted by generating a second response permitting or denying the license request based on the server response. An apparatus for performing the method is also disclosed herein.07-08-2010
20100174814Connectivity, adjacencies and adaptation functions - Example embodiments are directed to a method of publishing an element template from a first service provider to an administrative owner to determine an optimal end-to-end connectivity path from a source to a destination across at least one resource domain for data transport. The method includes determining, at the first service provider, adjacencies between a first resource domain of the first service provider and a second resource domain of a second service provider. The first service provider publishes to an administrative owner, an element template that identifies connectivity attributes, including adjacencies and adaptation capabilities of the first resource domain. The AO may develop a plurality of possible paths from a source end-point to a destination end-point to transmit data based on the element template from the first service provider and element templates from other service providers. The AO selects an optimal path from the plurality of possible paths.07-08-2010
20120173734Dynamic Application Placement Under Service and Memory Constraints - An optimization problem models the dynamic placement of applications on servers under two types of simultaneous resource requirements, those that are dependent on the loads placed on the applications and those that are independent. The demand (load) for applications changes over time and the goal is to satisfy all the demand while changing the solution (assignment of applications to servers) as little as possible.07-05-2012
20120173733Flexible Delegation of Management Function For Self-Managing Resources - Included are method, article of manufacture, and device that serve to identify the status of a network resource along with whether the network resource is a self-managing resource. When autonomic management capabilities are identified, an autonomic management rule for management of the network resource may be generated and sent, over a network, for receipt and use by the identified self-managing resource.07-05-2012
20120173731SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STARTING CLOUD COMPUTING SERVICE ACCORDING TO USER LOCATION - A system and a method for starting a cloud computing service according to a user location are disclosed, the system comprises an authentication server, a central management server, a central database management server, a central storage server, a local management server, a local computing server, and a local storage server to determine a user access location, and to distribute cloud computing resources, thereby providing a simple, convenient and efficient cloud computing service.07-05-2012
20120173730HYPERVISOR CONTROLLED USER DEVICE THAT ENABLES AVAILABLE USER DEVICE RESOURCES TO BE USED FOR CLOUD COMPUTING - A user device starts a host operating system provided on the user device, when the user device is powered on, and launches a hypervisor with the host operating system. The user device also launches a first guest operating system, provided on the user device, with the hypervisor of the user device, and controls, via the hypervisor, resource usage by the first guest operating system. The user device further provides an interface to display the first guest operating system to a user of the user device, and provides, via the hypervisor, available resource information, associated with the user device, to a management server.07-05-2012
20120173728POLICY AND IDENTITY BASED WORKLOAD PROVISIONING - Techniques for policy and identity-based workload provisioning are presented. Identities for requestors or workloads and identities for workloads are tied to specific policies. The specific policies are evaluated based on a stage of readiness for resources within a resource pool and based on resource identities for the resources within the resource pool. Resources are then dynamically provisioned based on the identity-based policy evaluation to handle workloads from the resource pool.07-05-2012
20120215925Managing IPMI Sessions - Technologies are described herein for managing Intelligent Platform Management Interface (“IPMI”) sessions between an application module and a target IPMI device. A session abstraction layer module receives an IPMI request from the application module over a first communication link. The session abstraction layer module establishes an IPMI session with the target IPMI device over a second communication link and forwards the IPMI request to the target IPMI device via the established IPMI session. The session abstraction layer module then receives a response to the IPMI request from the target IPMI device via the established IPMI session, and forwards the response to the application module over the first communication link.08-23-2012
20100299440METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENDING DATA FROM MULTIPLE SOURCES OVER A COMMUNICATIONS BUS - In a memory system, multiple memory modules communicate over a bus. Each memory module may include a hub and at least one memory storage unit. The hub receives local data from the memory storage units, and downstream data from one or more other memory modules. The hub assembles data to be sent over the bus within a data block structure, which is divided into multiple lanes. An indication is made of where, within the data block structure, a breakpoint will occur in the data being placed on the bus by a first source (e.g., the local or downstream data). Based on the indication, data from a second source (e.g., the downstream or local data) is placed in the remainder of the data block, thus reducing gaps on the bus. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.11-25-2010
20100299438ONLINE RESOURCE SERVER FOR ALLOWING DEVICE CONTROL AND ACCESS TO DIGITAL CONTENT TRHOUGH PLUGGABLE USER INTERFACES - An online Resource Server for allowing device control and access to digital content through pluggable user interfaces (PUI). In accordance with an embodiment, the system disclosed herein makes networked consumer electronics significantly easier to use for the consumer. In accordance with an embodiment, a Resource Server is provided to match an individual with a PUI that they can use as their personal interface. Also disclosed herein are algorithms and methods for providing resource query, resource retrieval, and resource matching; and an interface that can be used by a user to configure the system and resources therein.11-25-2010
20100299437Web Service System and Method - A system for providing a web service on a network of addressable nodes, said web service comprising a plurality of discrete, individually-addressable microservices, said system comprising: (a) at least one load balancer configured for routing a request from a node for a microservice to one of a plurality of virtual addresses, each virtual address corresponding to a unique microservice, and (b) one or more physical nodes associated with each virtual address, each physical node comprising one or more microservices, each microservice comprising a microservice-specific module for executing a particular function, said microservice-specific module linked to an interface for communicating over said network, each microservice being one of a plurality of individually-addressable microservices constituting a web service.11-25-2010
20100049852RESOURCE MANAGEMENT OF SOCIAL NETWORK APPLICATIONS - Applications in social networks support interaction between members through various types of channels such as notifications, newsfeed, and so forth. For each channel, applications are ranked based on their user affinity measures. User affinity is based on measuring positive and negative interactions by users as both senders and recipients of messages generated by applications. Metrics are computed for the different types of messages and interactions provided by applications. For each channel, an application receives user affinity score based on specific weighted combination of the metrics. Applications use channel resources to send messages to increase their user base. Given the large number of applications that are available, the extent to which applications are allowed to use channels is controlled, limiting their resource consumption. User affinity scores of applications calculated for a channel are used to decide the allocation of channel resources for an application.02-25-2010
20100049851Allocating Resources in a Distributed Computing Environment - A solution in a distributed computing environment is deployed and includes selecting a solution template corresponding to the solution, the solution template defining requirements for a plurality of computing elements; selecting resources within a computing infrastructure which match the requirements; and deploying the solution by configuring the resources according to the solution template.02-25-2010
20120284408WORKLOAD-AWARE PLACEMENT IN PRIVATE HETEROGENEOUS CLOUDS - Systems determine workload resource usage patterns of a computerized workload, using a computerized device. Such systems use the computerized device to place the computerized workload with a computer server cluster within a private cloud computing environment. Also, systems herein place the computerized workload on a selected computer server within the computer server cluster that has a resource usage pattern complementary to the workload resource usage profile, also using the computerized device. The complementary resource usage pattern peaks at different times from the workload resource usage patterns.11-08-2012
20090106425Distributed push-to-storage system with redundancy - Methods and systems for distributed push-to-storage with redundancy. One method includes the steps of setting at least two storage groups according to a required storage redundancy; registering a plurality of peer-to-peer devices; associating the peer-to-peer devices with at least one of the storage groups; receiving a first content having a large size to be stored in the at least two storage groups; fragmenting the first content into a plurality of first content fragments having a small size; and distributing the first content fragments approximately homogenously between the peer-to-peer devices associated with each storage group according to a first distribution function associated with each storage group.04-23-2009
20120179825PROCESS MANAGEMENT USING REPRESENTATION STATE TRANSFER ARCHITECTURE - Process management techniques using a representation state transfer architecture that manages a given process in a data-centric manner are disclosed. By way of one example, a method of managing a given process in a data-centric manner in a client/server environment, comprising at least one client and at least one server, comprises the following steps. The server obtains from the client at least one request associated with the given process. In response to the request obtained from the client, the server generates an entity, wherein the generated entity is represented in terms of a data model and a lifecycle model associated therewith, wherein the lifecycle model comprises states and state transitions with each transition caused by one or more activities in the given process, and wherein the given process is represented as a collection of communicating entities. The server sends a response to the at least one request to the client, wherein the response is based at least in part on the generated entity.07-12-2012
20120179826Address Distribution Method, Device and System Thereof - An address distribution method is disclosed by the present invention, in which two Broadband Remote Access Servers (BRAS) which are mutually backup devices respectively occupy part of the address resources in a shared address pool, and the method includes: when detecting a user online, a BRAS selecting an address from the corresponding part of address resources in the shared address pool and distributing the address to the user; and the BRAS sending a notification message to the backup device, and informing the backup device of the address occupied by the user. A BRAS and an address distribution system is further disclosed by the present invention, and the problem of address collision generated when a pair of BRASs which are mutually backup devices distribute the addresses to their respective user in the dual-server hot backup scenario is solved by the method, device and system of the present invention.07-12-2012
20120179822TECHNIQUES FOR PROVISIONING CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT RESOURCES BASED ON SOCIAL MEDIA ANALYSIS - A technique for provisioning computing environment resources based on social media analysis includes monitoring, using a data processing system, references (e.g., hyperlinks) provided by a first website to detect an anticipated flash crowd for a web-accessible resource (e.g., second website). The technique also includes generating, using the data processing system, a notice to allocate resources associated with the web-accessible resource to service the anticipated flash crowd.07-12-2012
20120179824SYSTEM AND METHOD OF BROKERING CLOUD COMPUTING RESOURCES - System, method, and tangible computer-readable storage media are disclosed for providing a brokering service for compute resources. The method includes, at a brokering service, polling a group of separately administered compute environments to identify resource capabilities and information, each compute resource environment including the group of managed nodes for processing workload, receiving a request for compute resources at the brokering service system, the request for compute resources being associated with a service level agreement (SLA) and based on the resource capabilities across the group of compute resource environments, selecting compute resources in one or more of the group of compute resource environments. The brokering service system receives workload associated with the request and communicates the workload to the selected resources for processing. The brokering services system can aggregate resources for multiple cloud service providers and act as an advocate for or a guarantor of the SLA associated with the workload.07-12-2012
20120179823COMPUTER SYSTEM, MANAGEMENT METHOD OF COMPUTER RESOURCE AND PROGRAM - Servers and a management server for managing a computer resource for a providing application constructed from storage connected to the servers receive an identifier of the application and a requested resource amount to assign to the application, refer to a application profile to identify the application and a system image corresponding to the identifier, and on the basis of the identifier, refer to a application usage history database and a application data table to acquire the number of times that the application has been used and the existence or non-existence of saved application data. If the usage is a reuse and there is saved application data, storage in which the application data has been saved is acquired from the application data table, and a combination of a server and storage which satisfies the requested resource amount and can access the application data is determined by referring to a resource table.07-12-2012
20100274899TRANSMISSION OF ADVANCED-MAP INFORMATION ELEMENTS IN MOBILE NETWORKS - An apparatus that transmits Advanced-MAP (A-MAP) information in a mobile communication network determines whether or not to split an information element to two or more parts that will be transmitted in two or more logical resource units. Each part of information element in a logical resource unit includes an indicator to indicate that a second part exists in another subsequent logical resource unit. In one embodiment, the mobile communication network is used in conjunction with orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) techniques.10-28-2010
20100274900MANAGEMENT OF A COMMUNICATION IN A HETEROGENEOUS NETWORK - A communication of a first terminal is managed in a communication network comprising subnetworks. The first terminal can communicate with at least one second terminal and at least one subnetwork of the network is accessible via this second terminal. At the level of the first terminal, information relating to resources of the subnetwork which is accessible via the second terminal is received from the second terminal. On the basis of this information, a subnetwork is selected for the communication of the first terminal from among a set of subnetworks of the network comprising at least this subnetwork accessible via the second terminal.10-28-2010
20100274898SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EFFECTING COMMUNICATIONS AMONG DEVICES IN DIFFERENT DOMAINS EMPLOYING DIFFERENT OPERATING PROTOCOLS - A system for effecting communications among a plurality of devices situated in a plurality of domains employing differing operating protocols; the system including: (a) at least one topology agent situated in a source domain of the domains and configured for effecting operation of the system among the domains; (b) at least one negotiator agent situated between the source domain and a respective other domain and configured for selective coupling with a respective topology agent; the at least one negotiator agent implementing quality of service parameters provided by the respective topology agent to convey communications from the source domain to the other domain; and (c) a plurality of proxy agents; at least one proxy agent being situated in each respective other domain and configured for implementing quality of service policies received from the respective negotiator agent to effect the communications within the respective other domain.10-28-2010
20100017513MULTIPLE OVERLAPPING BLOCK TRANSFERS - This document describes, among other things, a computerized system comprising a plurality of processing nodes, a physical channel configured to transfer data between a memory local to a processing node and a network target remote from the processing node, and a block transfer engine configured to allocate a plurality of virtual channels to the physical channel and to transfer a plurality of address-overlapping blocks of data simultaneously using the virtual channels.01-21-2010
20120233332Resource Property Aggregation in a Multi-Provider System - The present invention provides for resource property aggregation. A set of new instances is received from one or more providers. For each new instance in the set of new instances, a determination is made as to whether the new instance represents a same resource as at least one other instance. Responsive to determining that the new instance represents the same resource as another instance, a set of properties associated with the new instance and with the at least one other instance are identified. Each property from the new instance is compared to an associated property in the at least one other instance using a set of precedence rules. At least one property value is identified from either the new instance or the at least one other instance. An aggregate instance is then generated that represents the resource using the identified property values.09-13-2012
20120233330DISCOVERING AND IDENTIFYING MANAGEABLE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES - A computer-executable method for allocating resource discovery and identification processes among a plurality of management tools and resources in a distributed and heterogeneous IT management system includes providing at least one authoritative manageable resource having minimal or no responsibility for reporting its identity, minimal or no responsibility for advertising any lifecycle-related creation event for the resource, and minimal or no responsibility for advertising any lifecycle-related destruction event for the resource; using a service oriented architecture (SOA) to define one or more services needed to manage the resource within the management system; and using a component model to define one or more interfaces and one or more interactions to be implemented by the manageable resource within the management system.09-13-2012
20120233328ACCURATELY PREDICTING CAPACITY REQUIREMENTS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES IN PHYSICAL, VIRTUAL AND HYBRID CLOUD ENVIRONMENTS - A method, system and computer program product for accurately predicting capacity requirements for Information Technology (IT) resources in physical, virtual, cloud and hybrid cloud environments. The business demand is translated into IT application demand, which is translated into IT architecture layer demand. Resource groups are created for each IT application, IT architecture layer and resource type combination. The utilization for each IT resource group within the IT architecture layers is computed using the created resource groups, IT application demand and IT architecture layer demand. Under or over-utilized IT resource groups may be identified using the computed utilization for each IT resource group. Upon identifying such IT resources, an optimal resource profile (e.g., number of servers) for each resource group is computed. In this manner, the utilization of IT resources can be more accurately predicted thereby allowing the IT resources to be used more effectively without over-utilizing or underutilizing these resources.09-13-2012
20100011106NETWORK MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, NETWORK MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - A network management apparatus that executes a registered task at a specified time on a device connected thereto via a network includes a determination unit configured to determine whether a registered task related to a new task exists, and a registration unit configured to, if the determination unit determines that the registered task related to the new task exists, specify a time when the new task can be executed, to accept a registration of the new task to be executed at the time, and not to accept the registration of the new task to be executed at other than the time.01-14-2010
20100011104MANAGEMENT LAYER METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMIC ASSIGNMENT OF USERS TO COMPUTER RESOURCES - A method and apparatus for management and control of remote computer resources. The method and apparatus creates and maintains a hierarchical data model for determining the characteristics and state of a particular remote computer resource to ensure the most appropriate control system is used to manage that particular remote computer resource. The data model used sorts and categorizes remote computing resources into groups and assigns resources from within these groups to users according to the user's needs and rights and the characteristics of the computing resources within each group. The state of the remote computing resource is tracked and automatically changes the state in accordance with changes in external variables or internal logic rules.01-14-2010
20120254445CONTROL METHOD FOR VIRTUAL MACHINE AND MANAGEMENT COMPUTER - A method of controlling a virtual computer system, the method comprising: obtaining, by a management computer, a load value for each of the plurality of groups, and comparing the load value against a preset threshold; identifying, a group whose load value exceeds the preset threshold as a first group; selecting, a second group from the plurality of groups minus the first group; identifying, as a migration target computer, a given physical computer out of physical computers that run virtual computers allocated to the second group; migrating, virtual computers that are provided by the migration target computer to other physical computers within the second group; changing, settings of the network switch in a manner that enables the migration target computer to operate in the first group; adding, the migration target computer to the first group; and controlling, the migration target computer to run virtual computers of the first group.10-04-2012
20120254444DYNAMIC CAPACITY MANAGEMENT OF MULTIPLE PARALLEL-CONNECTED COMPUTING RESOURCES - A dynamic capacity management policy for multi-paralleled computing resources (e.g., application servers, virtual application servers, etc.) that includes one or more of a state-change component, a load-balancing component, and a robustness-control component. The state-change component delays the release (e.g., powering down of a physical server, removal from a virtual-server lease, etc.) of each computing resource for a set amount of time. The load-balancing component can work in conjunction with the state-change component to reduce the number of idle computing resources by distributing incoming requests in a manner that keeps the already-processing computing resources as full of requests as possible. The robustness-control component scales capacity as a function of the current number of requests within the system of computing resources to account for variations other than request rate, such as request size, reduced processor frequency, network slowdowns, etc., that affect processing capacity.10-04-2012
20120254443INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD OF SCALING, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An information processing system 10-04-2012
20120254442Service Control System Implementing Resource Allocation With Multitasking Communication Terminals - A service control device is connected to a plurality of communication terminals with a multitasking ability of executing a plurality of application programs. Each communication terminal detects a usage status including a task status, a foreground ratio, and an operation frequency for each application program, thus producing service usage information reflecting a service usage history and a degree of user's concentration. The service control device determines a priority on communication terminals based on service usage information, thus generating service control information. The service control information is provided to control resource allocation per each communication terminal. A band allocation control procedure is implemented based on service control information so that each communication terminal may arbitrarily download a plurality of content data in a serial manner or in a parallel manner. Thus, it is possible to maintain a high level of user satisfaction in communication services.10-04-2012
20120254441AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF REUSABLE NETWORK CONFIGURATION OBJECTS - A method automatically captures network resources of each individual system of a networked system. The method defines a reusable object name for each class of network resources captured from the individual systems. Each class of network resources has at least one common feature. The method automatically maps each network resource having a particular class of each individual system to the reusable object name defined for that particular class. Embodiments enable individual system-specific resources, such as IP addresses, to be mapped to reusable objects. In some embodiments, reusable objects names may be combined to form higher-level configuration objects, such as network configuration rules.10-04-2012
20120254439ALLOCATING METHOD, ALLOCATING APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PRODUCT - An allocating method is executed by a computer. The allocating method includes transmitting to any one given apparatus among multiple apparatuses capable of executing an identical process and respectively having a different processing performance, a command for the process; duplicating the command and transmitting resulting duplicated commands to an apparatus group that is not executing the process and among the apparatuses; measuring for the given apparatus and each apparatus of the apparatus group, a utilization rate acquired when the command is executed; identifying based on the utilization rate for the given apparatus, an apparatus to be switched among the apparatus group; and switching a transmission destination of the command, from the given apparatus to the apparatus to be switched.10-04-2012
20120254438AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF REUSABLE NETWORK CONFIGURATION OBJECTS - A system automatically captures network resources of each individual system of a networked system. The method defines a reusable object name for each class of network resources captured from the individual systems. Each class of network resources has at least one common feature. The system automatically maps each network resource having a particular class of each individual system to the reusable object name defined for that particular class. Embodiments enable individual system-specific resources, such as IP addresses, to be mapped to reusable objects. In some embodiments, reusable objects names may be combined to form higher-level configuration objects, such as network configuration rules.10-04-2012
20120254437Information Handling System Application Decentralized Workload Management - A cloud application management infrastructure models biological swarm behaviors to assign application resources to physical processing resources in a decentralized manner. A balanced and highly automated management of cloud infrastructure has a predictable and reliable response to changing resource loads by using a limited local rule set to define how application instances interact with available resources. Digital pheromone signals at physical resources are applied locally by a swarm module to determine if the physical resources provide an acceptable environment for an application and, if not, the application swarms to other environments until a suitable environment is found.10-04-2012
20120254436INTEGRATION OF AN APPLICATION SERVER AND DATA GRID - Described herein are systems and methods for providing a software application executing on an application server direct access to at least one of a distributed data or distributed service provided by a data grid. The system includes an application server having software applications executing thereon, and a data grid including a plurality of nodes, wherein each of the plurality of nodes is adapted to provide at least one of a distributed data or distributed service. A resource configuration specified by one of a resource annotation added in the software applications or a resource reference defined in a deployment descriptor of said software applications is provided. Upon deployment of the software applications, the resource configuration is used by the system to provide the software applications direct access the distributed data and the distributed services provided by the data grid.10-04-2012
20120254434PLACEMENT GOAL-BASED DATABASE INSTANCE CONSOLIDATION - Models and tools for facilitating database instance consolidation are described. One approach obtains standardized database instance performance data, receives instance isolation criteria which are applied to divide instances into sets, determines resource usage for each set, and assigns instance sets to target machines based on resource usage and capacity. Each instance set is associated with a virtual machine in some cases. A security isolation criterion indicates that specified instances shall not co-reside on a target machine; an organizational criterion indicates that specified instances shall be located together in a single data center; a compatibility criterion indicates that instances shall not reside in the same virtual machine, the same physical server, or the same server pool. Users iteratively reach an acceptable consolidation of instances at one or more data centers, such as an enhanced assignment of instances that is more efficient than a linear additive solution.10-04-2012
20120254432LOCATION BASED ACCESS CONTROL FOR CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK RESOURCES - Mechanisms are provided to allow efficient delivery of content through a content delivery network (CDN) without taxing an origin server while maintaining fine grained location based access control. Requests to a CDN are augmented with quantized and non-quantized versions of location information. A CDN can use quantized location information in a URI to identify and return content if content corresponding to the URI is available in cache. If the content is not available in cache, the CDN can contact an origin server to obtain a result for the request using non-quantized location information. The origin server examines the non-quantized location information to determine whether to respond to the client request with content. The origin server examines the area corresponding to the quantized location information to determine whether the content should be cached at the CDN.10-04-2012
20120254431Framework for Diversified Provisioning of Services into Business Networks - Implementations of the present disclosure include methods for provisioning services in a business network. In some implementations, methods include receiving data corresponding to a first service, receiving data corresponding to a second service, processing the data corresponding to the first service and the data corresponding to the second service using a computer-executable tool selected from a plurality of computer-executable tools to enable provisioning of a service using the business network, and the processing being performed in a situational modeling layer of a service provisioning framework, generating a kernel model corresponding to the service, the generating being performed in a kernel modeling layer of the service provisioning framework, and storing the kernel model in computer-readable memory.10-04-2012
20120084445AUTOMATIC REPLICATION AND MIGRATION OF LIVE VIRTUAL MACHINES - Systems and methods are disclosed herein to automatically replicate and migrate live virtual machine image (VM) files from a primary VM computing device to secondary VM computing devices. The operating parameters (e.g., cost of operation, power consumption, etc.) of a number of secondary VM computing devices are analyzed. Replicas of the primary VM image is stored in the secondary VM devices with operating parameters that meet limiting parameters defined in an SLA. The primary VM image is indexed by its constituent data blocks in an active index, which is compared against a stale index of data blocks. A comparison of the indices will indicate when new data is added to the VM image. The new data is used to update the replicas. Migration is performed by copying the primary VM image or awakening a hibernated secondary VM image replica, and hibernating the current primary VM image.04-05-2012
20120084444REAL-TIME LICENSE METERING OF A PROVISIONED APPLICATION IN A CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONEMENT - Provided is a method for the costing of a license based on real-time usage of software on a hardware resource instead of upfront PVU based purchase of licenses. Service provider need not pay for the license charge till the end of life of that application and need not pay for an entire set of N licenses, considering that the service provider expects that the maximum number of application instances could be N.04-05-2012
20120084443VIRTUAL PROVISIONING WITH IMPLEMENTATION RESOURCE BOUNDARY AWARENESS - Virtual resources may be provisioned in a manner that is aware of, and respects, underlying implementation resource boundaries. A customer of the virtual resource provider may specify that particular virtual resources are to be implemented with implementation resources that are dedicated to the customer. Dedicating an implementation resource to a particular customer of a virtual resource provider may establish one or more information barriers between the particular customer and other customers of the virtual resource provider. Implementation resources may require transition procedures, including custom transition procedures, to enter and exit dedicated implementation resource pools. Costs corresponding to active and inactive implementation resources in a dedicated pools associated with a particular customer may be accounted for, and presented to, the customer in a variety of ways including explicit, adjusted per customer and adjusted per type of virtual resource and/or implementation resource.04-05-2012
20120221732RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN COMPUTERS - A method and tangible medium embodying code for allocating resource units of an allocatable resource among a plurality of clients in a computer is described. In the method, resource units are initially distributed among the clients by assigning to each of the clients a nominal share of the allocatable resource. For each client, a current allocation of resource units is determined. A metric is evaluated for each client, the metric being a function both of the nominal share and a usage-based factor, the usage-based factor being a function of a measure of resource units that the client is actively using and a measure of resource units that the client is not actively using. A resource unit can be reclaimed from a client when the metric for that client meets a predetermined criterion.08-30-2012
20120226811GRID-ENABLED, SERVICE-ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE FOR ENABLING HIGH-SPEED COMPUTING APPLICATIONS - According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a method and technique for data processing in a distributed computing system having a service-oriented architecture is disclosed. The method includes: receiving, by a workload input interface, workloads associated with an application from one or more clients for execution on the distributed computing system; identifying, by a resource management interface, available service hosts or service instances for computing the workloads received from the one or more clients; responsive to receiving an allocation request for the one or more hosts or service instances by the workload input interface, providing, by the resource management interface, address information of one or more workload output interfaces; and sending, by the one or more workload output interfaces, workloads received from the workload input interface to the one or more service instances.09-06-2012
20120226810TECHNIQUES FOR VIRTUALIZATION OF APPLICATION DELIVERY CONTROLLERS - A virtualized application delivery controller (ADC) device operable in a communication network comprises a hardware infrastructure including at least a memory, a plurality of core processors, and a network interface; a plurality of instances of virtual ADCs (vADCs), the plurality of vADCs are executed over the hardware infrastructure, each of the plurality of vADCs utilizes a portion of hardware resources of the hardware infrastructure, the portion of hardware resources are determined by at least one ADC capacity unit allocated for each of the plurality of the vADCs; a management module for at least creating the plurality of instances of the vADCs; and a traffic distributor for distributing incoming traffic to one of the plurality of vADCs and scheduling execution of the plurality of vADCs on the plurality of core processors, wherein each of the plurality of vADCs is independently executed on at least one of the plurality of core processors.09-06-2012
20090019163Network management system & method - A network management method includes receiving network requirements of a network application/service of an entity. Thereafter, network resource capability is determined over a plurality of network providers to meet the received network requirements. Finally, network resources of at least one of the plurality of network providers are dynamically assigned to the network application/service, upon determining network capability over the plurality of network providers, to meet the received network requirements.01-15-2009
20090019162Dynamic Partitioning of Network Resources - Methods and apparatuses allowing for dynamic partitioning of a network resource among a plurality of users. In one embodiment, the invention involves recognizing new users of a network resource; creating user partitions on demand for new users, wherein the user partition is operable to allocate a portion of a network resource; and, reclaiming inactive user partitions for subsequent new users.01-15-2009
20090019158Engine Near Cache for Reducing Latency in a Telecommunications Environment - The SIP server can be comprised of an engine tier and a state tier distributed on a cluster network environment. The engine tier can send, receive and process various messages. The state tier can maintain in-memory state data associated with various SIP sessions. A near cache can be residing on the engine tier in order to maintain a local copy of a portion of the state data contained in the state tier. Various engines in the engine tier can determine whether the near cache contains a current version of the state needed to process a message before retrieving the state data from the state tier. Accessing the state from the near cache can save on various latency costs such as serialization, transport and deserialization of state to and from the state tier. Furthermore, the near cache and JVM can be tuned to further improve performance of the SIP server.01-15-2009
20120259983DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING MANAGEMENT SERVER, DISTRIBUTED SYSTEM, DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING MANAGEMENT METHOD - Systems that include devices that store data and devices that can process data could not determine which devices are to transfer data. The disclosed management device comprises a load computation unit and a processing allocation unit. The load computation unit acquires processing devices (j) and, for each of complete data sets i, data device list i for data devices storing the complete data set. Based on the communications load between each acquired processing device and data device, the load computation unit computes c′ij, which includes the communications load involved in data processing device j receiving one data unit of complete data set i from the data devices in data device list i. the processing allocation unit determines an amount fij of complete data set i for data processing device j to receive so as minimize a sum includes fij·c′ij.10-11-2012
20120259982DYNAMIC RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD, SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM - A dynamic resource allocation method and system. The method includes the steps of preparing a plurality of instances in different preparation states; receiving a request on a dynamic scheduling condition from the client computer; and launching some of the plurality of instances in the different preparation states in such a combination that the dynamic scheduling condition is satisfied. The method includes computer apparatus for accomplishing the above method. A tangible storage medium includes program steps which, when executed by computer apparatus, causes the computer apparatus to perform the above method.10-11-2012
20120233329OUTSIDE LIVE MIGRATION - Global remappable addresses can be announced from multiple points across the Internet or other public networks. A global address can be mapped to one or more internal addresses for a provider, such that when traffic is received to a given network location the provider can determine whether the traffic is to be processed in the current network location or a different network location, as may be determined using a static process or a dynamic process based on any of a number of factors. If the traffic is destined for a different network location, the traffic can be remapped and forwarded to that network location over a public or private network. Once the traffic is in the determined destination network location, the traffic can be remapped and delivered to the ultimate destination. The remappings and destination network locations can be adjusted at any time, based on any of a number of factors, without significant risk of dropping traffic.09-13-2012
20130173806LOAD-BALANCING CLUSTER - A load-balancing cluster includes a switch having ports; and servers connected to at least some of the ports. The servers are each addressable by the same virtual Internet Protocol (VIP) address. A first server of the plurality of servers establishing a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connection with a client computer, and, in response to a resource request received by the first server from the client computer for a particular resource, if the first server does not have a copy of the particular resource it queries one or more peers regarding the particular resource. Based at least in part on responses from the peers, the first server either: obtains the particular resource from a peer; or migrates the TCP connection to a peer; or serves the particular resource to the client request through a second server.07-04-2013
20080301298Identifying a computing device - A computer architecture for enterprise device applications that provides a real-time, bi-directional communication layer for device communication. An identity-based communications layer provides for secure, end-to-end telemetry and control communications by enabling mutual authentication and encryption between the devices and the enterprise. A unique identity is assigned to each device, user and application to provide security services. The unique identity is independent of a network-address. Security information and a network address may be associated with the unique identity.12-04-2008
20110004688METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING A HOST ENUMERATION PROCESS - A method and apparatus for host enumeration process. One embodiment of the method provides a bit to indicate to the host whether enumeration process should start or continue. The bit may be set when the shared resource process has been successfully completed, or the bit may be set if too much time has elapsed since the shared resource process has started, or the bit may be set if too much time has elapsed before the shared resource process is started, or the bit may be set if the shared resource process has not been performed successfully, or the bit may be set if the port is open and it is unnecessary to perform the shared resource process.01-06-2011
20110004687INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, SETTING PROGRAM TRANSMISSION METHOD AND SERVER SETTING PROGRAM - A VA arrangement server 01-06-2011
20110004686SUPPORTING APPLICATION EFFECTIVENESS IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT - A system for performing a mission/control application by means of an integrated application in a network-centric environment using one or more capabilities attributed to the application, with each capability being assigned one or more priorities for the application. The system may have at least one node configured to identify a change in the one or more capabilities, and to negotiate in the network-centric environment to resolve the change. The node may further be configured to negotiate until the application is provided with one or more resources resolving the change in accordance with one or more applicable priorities.01-06-2011
20110131327AUTOMATIC NETWORK DOMAIN DIAGNOSTIC REPAIR AND MAPPING - An automatic network domain diagnostic, repair, and mapping tool facilitates access by a user to shared resources on a network. A user provides an address, such as a domain name system (DNS) address, of the shared resource and user identification information, such as a username and password. The provided address is checked and repaired if necessary to identify the network server having the shared resource. The identified server is checked, such as by pinging the server, to ensure that it is actually responding. The supplied user identification is checked, such as by querying a domain controller, to confirm whether the user identification corresponds to an existing account. When the checks are complete, and everything is found to be in order, the shared resource is mapped automatically for the user.06-02-2011
20120265885METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR PROACTIVELY OFFERING A NETWORK TURBO BOOST SERVICE TO END USERS - Methods for proactively offering a network turbo boost service to consumers including receiving a set of one or more turbo boost triggering criteria associated with a user. A network is monitored for a task that meets at least one of the turbo boost triggering criteria. If the monitoring results in locating a task that meets at least one of the turbo boost triggering criteria, then the network turbo boost service is invoked for the task.10-18-2012
20120265884EXECUTION ALLOCATION COST ASSESSMENT FOR COMPUTING SYSTEMS AND ENVIRONMENTS INCLUDING ELASTIC COMPUTING SYSTEMS AND ENVIRONMENTS - Techniques for assessing the cost of allocation of execution and affecting the allocation of execution are disclosed. The cost of allocation of execution between a first computing device (e.g., mobile device) and one or more computing resource providers (e.g., Clouds) can be determined during runtime of the code. A computing system can operate independently of the first computing device and a computing resource provider and provide execution allocation cost assessment. Execution allocation cost can be assessed based on execution allocation data pertaining to the first computing device and computing resource providers. Power consumption of a mobile device can be used as a factor in determining how to allocate individual components of an application program between a mobile phone and a Cloud. In an Elastic computing environment, external computing resources can be used to extend the computing capabilities beyond that which can be provided by internal computing resources.10-18-2012
20120265883MULTIPLE OVERLAPPING BLOCK TRANSFERS - A computerized system comprising multiple processing nodes, a physical channel configured to transfer data between a memory local to a processing node and a network target remote from the processing node, and a block transfer engine configured to allocate multiple virtual channels to the physical channel and to transfer multiple address-overlapping blocks of data simultaneously using the virtual channels.10-18-2012
20120265882RESOURCE MANAGEMENT METHOD AND COMPUTER SYSTEM - A resource management method executed in a computer system including a plurality of computers which provide a plurality of hosts for executing a virtualization program; and a management computer which is coupled to each of the plurality of computers via a network and manages the plurality of computers, wherein: the hosts include physical hosts and logical hosts; the management computer has a resource management unit for managing physical resources of clusters composed of a plurality of the hosts; the clusters include at least one complex clusters composed of at least one of the physical hosts and at least one of the logical hosts; and the resource management method including; a first step of specifying a target logical host configuring the complex cluster, and a second step of changing the allocated amount of the physical resources to the target logical host.10-18-2012
20120265881PROVISIONING DATA CENTER RESOURCES - Example methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to provision data center resources are disclosed. An example method includes provisioning a first portion of data center resources to operate during time intervals based on a base workload for the respective time intervals, the base workload being based on data patterns of a data center and configuring a second portion of the data center resources to operate when an actual workload exceeds a threshold corresponding to the base workload.10-18-2012
20120239811MODULAR TRANSPARENT PROXY CACHE - A device receives, from a client device, a request for a resource that is available from an origin device, and determines whether the resource is cached in a cache server or not cached in the cache server. The device forwards the request to the cache server regardless of whether or not the resource is cached in the cache server, and receives, when the resource is not cached in the cache server, a redirect command from the cache server based on the request. The device forwards the received redirect command to the client device, where the redirect command instructs the client device to obtain the resource from the origin device. The device receives, from the cache server and based on the request, the resource when the resource is cached in the cache server, and forwards the received resource to the client device.09-20-2012
20120239814CLUSTERED COMPUTER ENVIRONMENT PARTITION RESOLUTION - According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a method and technique for clustered computer environment partition resolution is disclosed. For a clustered environment having a plurality of nodes, the method includes: creating a key by a first node of the plurality of clustered nodes, the plurality of clustered nodes each configured to have access to a storage provider resource; communicating the key to remaining nodes of the plurality of clustered nodes; responsive to detecting a potential partition event, generating by at least one of the plurality of clustered nodes a lock code using the key for reserving the storage provider resource; and responsive to determining an unlocked status of the storage provider resource, resolving the partition event by writing the lock code to the storage provider resource.09-20-2012
20120239813METHODS FOR GENERATING ELECTRONIC APPLIANCE IDENTIFIER AND MANAGING INFORMATION BY USING ELECTRONIC APPLIANCE IDENTIFIER - A method of generating an integrated identifier includes generating a product identifier of an electronic appliance from information indicating a product type of the electronic appliance, generating an individual identifier of the electronic appliance from information regarding an entity to which the electronic appliance belongs, and generating an integrated identifier of the electronic appliance by combining the product identifier and the individual identifier.09-20-2012
20120239812BATCHING RESOURCE REQUESTS IN A PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICE - In a portable computing device having a node-based resource architecture, resource requests are batched or otherwise transactionized to help minimize inter-processing entity messaging or other messaging or provide other benefits. In a resource graph defining the architecture, each node or resource of the graph represents an encapsulation of functionality of one or more resources controlled by a processor or other processing entity, each edge represents a client request, and adjacent nodes of the graph represent resource dependencies. A single transaction of resource requests may be provided against two or more of the resources.09-20-2012
20120239810SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR CLUSTERED COMPUTER ENVIRONMENT PARTITION RESOLUTION - According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a system and technique for clustered computer environment partition resolution is disclosed. The system includes: a first node couplable to a second node in a clustered network environment; and a storage provider resource accessible by the first and second nodes. The first node comprises logic executable to: create a key; communicate the key to the second node; responsive to detecting a potential partition event, generate a lock code using the key for reserving the storage provider resource; and responsive to determining an unlocked status of the storage provider resource, resolve the partition event by writing the lock code to the storage provider resource.09-20-2012
20080288641Method and system for providing relevant information to a user of a device in a local network - A method and system for providing information to a user of a device on a local network is provided. This involves obtaining information about current user activity on the local network, obtaining contextual information about current user activity on the local network and obtaining additional information interrelated to the contextual information and the user activity information. Then correlations are identified between the additional information, the contextual information and the user activity information. The correlations are used in forming a query to search for information related to the current user activity, to provide to the user.11-20-2008
20120324113REGISTERING FOR INTERNET-BASED PROXY SERVICES - A domain name is received from a customer. DNS is queried for multiple possible subdomains of the domain. For each subdomain that resolves, information about that subdomain's corresponding resource record is stored in a zone file that also includes a resource record for the domain name. The zone file is presented to the customer. A designation from the customer of which of the resource records are to point to an IP address of a proxy server is received. The resource records are modified according to the input of the customer and the zone file is propagated including the modified resource records.12-20-2012
20120324111TASK ALLOCATION IN A COMPUTER NETWORK - Server computers send requests over a network for an allocation of server tasks and processing tasks, the processing task requests having an associated expiration time. The plurality of server computers process received server tasks provided to the server computers in response to the requests, and process processing tasks within the expiration time in response to the requests for processing tasks. The server computers perform the allocated processing tasks only if there are no pending server tasks.12-20-2012
20120271954Method of Throttling Unwanted Network Traffic on a Server - The invention provides a method and device for limiting unwanted network traffic, including unwanted emails. The method proceeds by assigning at least one network address to a category of network addresses based on a level of trust of the network address. Connection resources are allocated to the category. When a connection is received from a network address to which the category has been assigned, a portion of the allocated resources in the category are provided to the network address.10-25-2012
20120271953SCALABLE ARCHITECTURE - Exemplary embodiments may employ techniques for dynamically dispatching requests to resources operating in a distributed computing environment, such as a computing cloud, according to one or more policies. Embodiments may further dynamically adjust resources in the computing environment using predictive models that use current loads as an input. Embodiments may still further maintain a state for a processing environment independent of the type or configuration of a device used to access the environment on behalf of a user.10-25-2012
20120271952MICROPROCESSOR WITH SOFTWARE CONTROL OVER ALLOCATION OF SHARED RESOURCES AMONG MULTIPLE VIRTUAL SERVERS - A method for controlling the allocation of shared resources that includes receiving, from a requestor executing on a processor, a request to access a shared resource. The receiving is at a next request priority module connected to the processor and the shared resource. It is determined if any of a specified number of most recent priority grants to the shared resource were to the requestor. The request is granted if none of the specified number of most recent priority grants to the shared resource were to the requestor. If any of the specified number of most recent priority grants to the shared resource were to the requestor, then it is determined if one or more other requests for the shared resource are pending. It is determined if one of the other requests should be granted priority to the shared resource if other requests for the shared resource are pending.10-25-2012
20120271951CONTROL METHOD FOR PROVIDING STORAGE SPACE OF APPLICATION AND TERMINAL AND SERVER THEREFOR - Methods and apparatus are provided that provides an external storage space of an application executed in the terminal. Registration information of a user is received through the application via an application registration request of the user. A registration request message is transmitted to a server preset for the application. The registration request message requests allocation of a storage space for the user in the server according to the registration information. The storage space corresponds to the application. A registration completion message is received from the server. The user is informed of completion of an application registration through the application, when the registration completion message is received from the server.10-25-2012
20120271949REAL-TIME DATA ANALYSIS FOR RESOURCE PROVISIONING AMONG SYSTEMS IN A NETWORKED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - Embodiments of the present invention provide an approach for intelligent service resource provisioning among distinct systems in a networked computing environment (e.g., a cloud computing environment). Specifically, the embodiments of the present invention provide an intelligent provisioning engine (hereinafter engine) that accesses a service intelligence repository that comprises configuration information pertaining to a set of service resources available on a set of systems. The engine may also receive/identify a set of rules pertaining to any constraints on the set of service resources as well as a set of policies pertaining to provisioning the set of service resources. Still yet, the engine can collect real-time data pertaining to operational characteristics of the set of service resources. Based on the information/data collected, the engine may determine a plan for provisioning the set of service resources and integrate the plan with ancillary systems/engines (e.g., scaling, provisioning, monitoring, etc.) for implementation of the plan.10-25-2012
20120324116Enabling Service Virtualization in a Cloud - A service-level specification for information technology services is obtained from a user. The service-level specification is mapped into an information technology specific deployment plan. Information technology specific resources are deployed in accordance with the information technology specific deployment plan to provide the information technology services.12-20-2012
20120324115METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTED INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STREAMING DATA VIA MULTIPLE ACCESS POINTS - Methods and systems for distributed infrastructure for streaming data via multiple access points. Aspects of one method may include apportioning multimedia information among a plurality of transmitting devices based on feedback channel information received from a destination receiving device by, for example, a transmission controller device. The transmitting devices may transmit the multimedia information to the destination receiving device. A transmitting device that may not be apportioned multimedia information may transmit a probing signal. The destination receiving device may generate feedback channel information for a transmitting device, for example, based on the multimedia information or the probing signal received from the respective transmitting device. The apportioning of the multimedia information may be dynamically adjusted based on updated feedback channel information received from the destination receiving device.12-20-2012
20120324114WORKLOAD-AWARE PLACEMENT IN PRIVATE HETEROGENEOUS CLOUDS - Methods determine workload resource usage patterns of a computerized workload, using a computerized device. Such methods use the computerized device to place the computerized workload with a computer server cluster within a private cloud computing environment. Also, methods herein place the computerized workload on a selected computer server within the computer server cluster that has a resource usage pattern complementary to the workload resource usage profile, also using the computerized device. The complementary resource usage pattern peaks at different times from the workload resource usage patterns.12-20-2012
20120324112VIRTUAL MACHINE LOAD BALANCING - A method for load balancing virtual machines includes accessing specification and utilization information for selected networked hardware platforms published on a network, the networked hardware platforms configured to run virtual machines and scoring the selected networked hardware platforms based on parameters from the utilization information to indicate resource availability for each of the selected networked hardware platforms. The method also includes removing a networked hardware platform from the selected networked hardware platforms based on a collocation policy to produce candidate platforms to receive a first virtual machine, wherein the collocation policy prohibits placement of the first virtual machine on the networked hardware platform based on at least one of consumer rules, provider rules, and industry rules.12-20-2012
20120324110ROUTING PROXY FOR RESOURCE REQUESTS AND RESOURCES - A device receives, from a client device, a request for a resource, where the request provides an identifier of the client device. The device selects a target device for the resource, connects with the selected target device, and provides a proxy of the request to the selected target device, where the proxy of the request hides the identifier of the client device. The device receives the resource from the selected target device, where the resource provides an identifier of the target device. The device provides a proxy of the resource to the client device, where the proxy of the resource hides the identifier of the target device.12-20-2012
20120324109TERMINATING CONNECTIONS AND SELECTING TARGET SOURCE DEVICES FOR RESOURCE REQUESTS - A device receives, from a client device, a request for a resource, and accesses a table that includes one or more items of information. The device compares information provided in the request to the one or more items of information provided in the table, and terminates a connection for the request at the device when the information provided in the request matches at least one of the one or more items of information provided in the table. The device forwards the request to a network when the connection is not terminated at the device, and selects a target device for the resource when the connection is terminated at the device.12-20-2012
20120324108NETWORK INTEGRATED DYNAMIC RESOURCE ROUTING - A device receives, from a client device, a request for a resource, and determines, based on information provided in the request, whether to terminate a connection for the request at the device. The device forwards the request to a network when the connection is not terminated at the device, and selects a target device for the resource when the connection is terminated at the device. The device also provides the request to the selected target device, receives the resource from the selected target device, and provides the resource to the client device.12-20-2012
20110231552TECHNIQUES FOR INTELLIGENT SERVICE DEPLOYMENT - Techniques for intelligent service deployment are provided. Cloud and service data are evaluated to develop a service deployment plan for deploying a service to a target cloud processing environment. When dictated by the plan or by events that trigger deployment, the service is deployed to the target cloud processing environment in accordance with the service deployment plan.09-22-2011
20110231551NETWORK RESOURCE MANAGEMENT WITH PREDICTION - A computing device including an indicator predicting use of a network resource. The indicator may provide an indication that a threshold associated with a budget for the network resource has or will be reached. When a user requests a network operation that will consume the network resource, an amount of the network resource to be consumed by the operation is predicted, if possible. If the prior use of the network resource and the amount to be used to complete the network operation exceeds a threshold the user may be warned and given an opportunity to cancel the operation or adjust the way in which the operation will be performed. If the amount of network resource a network operation will consume is unknown, a rate of use of the network resource is determined and a time until the budget is reached is estimated. An administrative tool is provided for managing network resources and setting budgets for resource consumption by users, devices, or applications.09-22-2011
20110238841RENDEZVOUSING RESOURCE REQUESTS WITH CORRESPONDING RESOURCES - The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for rendezvousing resource requests with corresponding resources. Doubly linked sorted lists are traversed using modulo arithmetic in both directions. Sorted lists can be partitioned based on a multiple proximity metrics. Node routing tables provide a logarithmic index to nodes within the ID space of the federation infrastructure to facilitate more efficient routing. Messages can be routed to nodes within a ring and proximally routed to nodes in other partitioned rings.09-29-2011
20110238839NETWORK INTRUSION DETECTION APPARATUS - A method and system for distributing flows between a multiple processors. The flows can be received from an external source such as a network, by a front-end processor that recognizes the flow and the associated request, and identifies at least one internal applications processor to process the request/flow. The front-end processor utilizes a flow scheduling vector related to the identified applications processor(s), and the flow scheduling vector can be based on intrinsic data from the applications processor(s) that can include CPU utilization, memory utilization, packet loss, and queue length or buffer occupation. In some embodiments, applications processors can be understood to belong to a group, wherein applications processors within a group can be configured identically. A flow schedule vector can be computed for the different applications processor groups.09-29-2011
20110238838WEIGHTED REQUEST RATE LIMITING FOR RESOURCES - Methods and systems to automatically respond to consider the weight of a request when responding to requests associated with resources are described. In one embodiment, an interface module may be configured to receive a request associated with consumer identifier and a resource. A calculator module may be configured to determine a weight of the request and a usage module configured to calculate, using a processor, a usage level associated with the consumer identifier, the usage level based on a usage history associated with the consumer identifier. An enforcer module may also be configured to respond to the request based on the usage level and the weight of the request. In one embodiment, the usage module may also be configured to update the usage level associated with the consumer identifier based on the weight of the request.09-29-2011
20110238837Method and System for Providing Services - Methods and systems for providing services and/or computing resources are provided. A method may include receiving an application from an application provider. The method may further include receiving data from a data provider. The method may also include receiving a first request from the data provider to execute the application and apply the data as input to the application. Additionally, the method may include executing the application in response to receiving the first request. The method may also include storing output data resulting from execution of the application. The method may further include receiving a second request from the data provider to transmit the output data to the data provider. The method may additionally include communicating the output data to the data provider in response to the second request.09-29-2011
20120278489EXTRACTING WEB SERVICES FROM RESOURCES USING A WEB SERVICES RESOURCES PROGRAMMING MODEL - A programming model allows application programmers to extract Web services from various types of resources. The programming model defines relationships between various resource types and methods for each resource type to extract a Web service or another linked resource. The programming model also provides caching capability to store previously extract resources for future requests.11-01-2012
20130185436Optimizing Allocation Of On-Demand Resources Using Performance Zones - In one embodiment, the present invention can be used to efficiently allocate on-demand resources to a customer of a data center such as a multi-tenant data center having resources dedicated to given customers, as well as on-demand resources that can be flexibly provisioned to customers using a performance zone concept realized via logical switches to present a single logical network to the customer.07-18-2013
20130185432METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SHARING ROUTER RESOURCES VIA A MOBILE VIRTUAL ROUTER - An approach is provided for creating a single mobile virtual router (MVR) to share pooled resources. A mobile virtual router is formed to utilize resources of multiple routers of a network, wherein the routers include one or more physical routers, one or more virtual routers, one or more other mobile virtual routers, or a combination thereof. The resources of the single mobile virtual router are dynamically partitioned in response to an operational criterion of the network.07-18-2013
20130185433PERFORMANCE INTERFERENCE MODEL FOR MANAGING CONSOLIDATED WORKLOADS IN QOS-AWARE CLOUDS - The workload profiler and performance interference (WPPI) system uses a test suite of recognized workloads, a resource estimation profiler and influence matrix to characterize un-profiled workloads, and affiliation rules to identify optimal and sub-optimal workload assignments to achieve consumer Quality of Service (QoS) guarantees and/or provider revenue goals. The WPPI system uses a performance interference model to forecast the performance impact to workloads of various consolidation schemes usable to achieve cloud provider and/or cloud consumer goals, and uses the test suite of recognized workloads, the resource estimation profiler and influence matrix, affiliation rules, and performance interference model to perform off-line modeling to determine the initial assignment selections and consolidation strategy to use to deploy the workloads. The WPPI system uses an online consolidation algorithm, the offline models, and online monitoring to determine virtual machine to physical host assignments responsive to real-time conditions to meet cloud provider and/or cloud consumer goals.07-18-2013
20120278487SYSTEM AND METHOD OF HANDLING REQUESTS IN A MULTI-HOMED REVERSE PROXY - Cloud service providers provide resources on a plurality of hosts some of which furthermore reside in different domains. An enhanced Reverse Proxy server is described which is configured to access hosts of multiple domains, handling client requests transparently. A request from a client to any of the supported service provider target hosts is addressed to a path in the domain of the reverse proxy server, and is formatted to include the target host domain coded as a short form name which is inserted in the path component of the request. Arguments in JavaScript calls of the response from the target host to the client are modified to ensure that future JavaScript operations generate similarly formatted requests. The enhanced Reverse Proxy translates Universal Resource Locators (URLs) of traffic between hosts of the service provider and the client in both directions accordingly.11-01-2012
20120278488METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMANCE AND POLICY ANALYSIS IN DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING SYSTEMS - One embodiment of the present method and apparatus for performance and policy analysis in distributed computing systems includes representing a distributed computing system as a state transition model. A queuing network is then superimposed upon the state transition model, and the effects of one or more policies on the distributed computing system performance are identified in accordance with a solution to the queuing network.11-01-2012
20120089738TRANSACTIONAL APPLICATION PROCESSING IN A DISTRIBUTED ENVIRONMENT - Transactional application processing in a distributed environment using an application-aware network infrastructure element is described. In an embodiment, an apparatus comprises a plurality of network interfaces, forwarding logic, and transaction manager logic. The plurality of network interfaces is operable to communicatively connect to one or more packet-switched networks. The forwarding logic is coupled to the plurality of network interfaces and, when executed, is operable to receive packet flows therefrom and to forward the packet flows thereto. The transaction manager logic is encoded in one or more tangible media for execution and when executed is operable to: receive first information that specifies one or more remote resources associated with an extended transaction, where the extended transaction comprises a plurality of child transactions; and reserve the one or more remote resources by sending out one or more reservation requests over a network management protocol.04-12-2012
20120089737SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVISIONING A REMOTE RESOURCE FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The disclosure recites a device, system and method for provisioning resources from a server in a network to a mobile electronic device. The method comprises at the mobile electronic device: generating and sending a network registration request to the server to allow the server to determine whether the mobile electronic device is in a device registry linking resources managed by the server; waiting for a data transmission from the server, the data transmission containing text and a link to the resource that can receive the data transmission at the mobile electronic device; incorporating text and a link from the data transmission into a graphical user interface (GUI) generated on a display of the mobile electronic device to provide an interface to activate the link from the mobile electronic device; and generating an indicator on the GUI that the resource is new, if the resource is new to the mobile electronic device.04-12-2012
20120089736APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING COMPUTING CAPACITY FOR MULTIPLE COMPUTERS SHARING RESOURCES WITH EACH OTHER - A method and an apparatus for controlling a computing capacity are provided. The method includes: receiving a computing resource deposit request signal from a first computer; determining appropriateness of the computing resource deposit request signal; allocating computing resources deposited by the first computer to a second computer when the computing resource deposit request signal is appropriate; and storing information on the computing resources deposited by the first computer and the computing resources allocated to the second computer in accounts for the first and second computers.04-12-2012
20120089735Two-Level Management of Locks on Shared Resources - In a shared data system comprising one or more primary nodes and a plurality of secondary nodes, global lock manager on a primary node manages locks for shared resources by exchanging an abstract lock state with local lock managers on the secondary nodes. The abstract lock state includes a particular representation of all of the applications on the nodes that are requesting or are granted locks. The exchange of these particular lock states instead of individual requests improves performance by increasing concurrency and reducing off-machine communication. A global deadlock detector on a node detects and resolves global deadlocks, in conjunction with local deadlock detectors on the secondary nodes.04-12-2012
20120089734ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES BETWEEN WEB SERVICES IN A COMPOSITE SERVICE - Technologies are described herein for allocating resources of a publisher web service to a subscriber web service according to the subscriber web service's SLA type. A request for information is received from a subscriber web service. The request for information may include a SLA type between a publisher web service and the subscriber web service and an identifier of the subscriber web service. The composite service may include the publisher web service and the subscriber web service. A resource allocation associated with the SLA type is retrieved. A set of resources are allocated multiple resources of the publisher web service to the subscriber web service according to the resource allocation and the identifier. The set of resources may be configured to satisfy the request for information04-12-2012
20110276693RESOLVING INFORMATION IN A MULTITENANT DATABASE ENVIRONMENT - Disclosed herein are techniques for provisioning computing services. In some implementations, a plurality of computing resources available within a computing environment are identified. The plurality of computing resources may be capable of being used to provide computing services via the computing environment. Each of the computing resources may comprise a respective unit of computing functionality available within the computing environment. A plurality of dependency relationships among the computing resources may be identified. Based on the identified dependency relationships, a first one or more of the computing resources may be selected for inclusion in a license definition. A license conforming to the license definition may provide an entity with access to the computing functionality associated with the first one or more computing resources.11-10-2011
20110276691Methods and Systems of Forming the Uniform Resource Identifier of An Arbitrary Segment of A Resource - This disclosure relates to methods and systems of forming the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) of an arbitrary segment of a resource without the FRAGMENT component, and generally comprising the steps of devising a logical framework for the resource and formulating an addressing scheme and reverse-addressing scheme for any arbitrary segment of the resource. Embodiments of the general methods and systems may include attaching information regarding the subject matter of the segment of the resource to the corresponding URI, and forming a composite URI for multiple component segments of one or more resources without the need to physically combine the component segments.11-10-2011
20110276690DISTRIBUTED RESOURCE CONTENTION DETECTION - Some embodiments of a system and a method to detect contention for resource in a cluster file system have been presented. For instance, a processing device executable on a node in a cluster file system may put lock requests for a resource from the node into a local lock request queue, where multiple nodes in the cluster file system share the resource. Then the lock requests for the resource from this node and lock requests for the resource from other nodes may be tracked to measure congestion on the resource.11-10-2011
20120096169STORAGE AND SERVICE PROVISIONING FOR VIRTUALIZED AND GEOGRAPHICALLY DISPERSED DATA CENTERS - Geographically dispersed data centers each include servers and storage systems and are in communication with each other. An application is installed on a guest operating system on a virtual machine set up on a server at a first data center. The application accesses a logical unit on a storage system at the first data center. When migration of the application is initiated, the process determines whether any of the data centers has server resources and storage resources required to receive migration of the application. A destination data center is selected from candidate data centers meeting requirements for migration of the application. The application and guest operating system are migrated from the first data center to a second virtual machine set up on a second server at the destination data center. If a replica of the LU is not already present at the destination data center, the LU is also replicated.04-19-2012
20120096168Control Circuit and Method for Allocating Orthogonal Sequences - A method for allocating orthogonal sequences to user equipment devices, UEs, of a group sharing a channel of a telecommunication system is disclosed. The method comprises determining which UE of the group having largest transmission resource assigned for a physical up-link shared channel, PUSCH; determining a first orthogonal sequence of the UE of the group having largest transmission resource assigned; determining a second sequence that equals a quadrature phase offset of the first orthogonal sequence; reserving said second sequence when allocating sequences to remaining UEs of the group by avoiding the second sequence as long as there are other orthogonal sequences available. A control circuitry for a network node is also disclosed.04-19-2012
20120096167RESOURCE ALLOCATION USING SHARED RESOURCE POOLS - The present disclosure describes methods and systems for managing resources, for example in connection with call admission control or other communications or transactions in a system. In particular, a plurality of resource pools are established. At least a first or priority resource is associated with a minimum resource amount, while at least a second or normal resource pool is associated with a maximum resource amount. From the system resource pools, allocations are made to each of a plurality of system servers. If a server receives a request for priority resources that cannot be satisfied from the allocation of priority resources made to that server, that server may borrow from an allocation of normal resources. Resources can also be shared between servers. Accordingly, if required resources are not available from an allocation made to a server receiving the request for resources, that server can request resources from another server. In responding to a request to share resources, a server can attempt to fill the request as if the request had originally been made to that server.04-19-2012
20120096166DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM SECURITY EXTENSIONS (DNSSEC) FOR GLOBAL SERVER LOAD BALANCING - Techniques are provided to enable a network device, such as a switch, to perform global server load balancing (GSLB) while operating as a proxy to a domain name system security extensions (DNSSEC)-capable authoritative DNS server. The network device preserves an original signature generated by the DNSSEC-capable authoritative DNS server for a resource record set contained in a DNSSEC reply.04-19-2012
20120096165REALLOCATING RESOURCE CAPACITY AMONG RESOURCE POOLS IN A CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - In general, the embodiments of the present invention provide an approach for rebalancing/reallocating cloud resource capacities between resource pools that provide variable customer assurances and delivery penalties when assurances are not met. The variables that are considered hereunder include, overall ‘reservations’, total current capacity, remaining capacity against unused reservations and penalties that apply for failing to satisfy ‘reservation’ commitments. The approach uses a rate of capacity consumption to calculate the risk of consuming the available capacity in each resource pool (e.g., resource pools allocated to satisfy different levels of service with different SLA failure penalties). Based on the relative available capacity in each pool (as determined by the pool rate of consumption), resources are reallocated to maximize revenue (e.g., reduce financial penalty) across a resource pool set.04-19-2012
20120096164Cross Product/Service Management - Cross product/service management of subscriber products/services is provided. When multiple product/services orders or instructions are received for a shared service or resource (e.g., a unified voicemail box/system) from two or more order or instruction entry systems (e.g., wireline and wireless telephone systems), the multiple orders or instructions are passed to a shared product/services provisioning manager for management of the orders or instructions with respect to the shared service or resource. If the orders require a change to the shared service or resource, the orders or instructions are mediated for concurrent or otherwise conflicting requests to the shared service or resource. Mediated requests are formatted for receipt and use by the shared service or resource and are then passed to a network element responsible for the shared service or resource for implementation.04-19-2012
20120096163Method and System for Managing and Reconciling Information Technology Assets in a Configuration Database - A method and system for managing and reconciling naming conflicts in a configuration database. Attributes are collected about a detected resource in a network. Valid names for the detected resource are created based on the collected attributes and a set of naming rules. A valid name is created for each naming rule, and the naming rules have a priority order. A master-alias table is search to locate a match between existing names of known resources recorded in the master-alias table and any of the valid names. A partial match of resource attributes is determined to exist when all of the valid names in the set of valid names do not match an existing name in a matching entry. The detected resource is determined to be a new resource or an existing resource based on a priority of the naming rules used to create the valid names.04-19-2012
20120331148INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT OPERATIONAL WORKFLOWS - Provided are techniques for the orchestration of workflows such as, but not limited to, computer system server, storage, virtualization and cloud infrastructure management operations and tasks. The disclosed orchestration techniques support non-scripted native representations of the workflows and the addition of new object types or operation sets or services. The disclosed orchestration techniques support atomicity and transactional semantics of workflows and include the ability to configure parameters for execution of workflow, which influences, for example, error, temporal and automation semantics.12-27-2012
20120331151Infrastructure Management Operational Workflows - Provided are techniques for the orchestration of workflows such as, but not limited to, computer system server, storage, virtualization and cloud infrastructure management operations and tasks. The disclosed orchestration techniques support non-scripted native representations of the workflows and the addition of new object types or operation sets or services. The disclosed orchestration techniques support atomicity and transactional semantics of workflows and include the ability to configure parameters for execution of workflow, which influences, for example, error, temporal and automation semantics.12-27-2012
20120331152DYNAMIC RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD, SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM - A dynamic resource allocation method and system. The method includes the steps of preparing a plurality of instances in different preparation states; receiving a request on a dynamic scheduling condition from the client computer; and launching some of the plurality of instances in the different preparation states in such a combination that the dynamic scheduling condition is satisfied. The method includes computer apparatus for accomplishing the above method. A tangible storage medium includes program steps which, when executed by computer apparatus, causes the computer apparatus to perform the above method.12-27-2012
20120331150SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT OPERATIONALWORKFLOW TEMPLATES - Provided are techniques for the specification of templates for the orchestration of workflows such as, but not limited to, computer system server, storage, network, virtualization and cloud infrastructure management operations and tasks. The disclosed techniques support non-scripted native representations of the workflows, the addition of new object types or operation sets or services, atomicity, transactional semantics of workflows and the ability to configure parameters for execution of workflow.12-27-2012
20120331149SYSTEM MANAGEMENT OPERATIONAL WORKFLOW TEMPLATES - Provided are techniques for the specification of templates for the orchestration of workflows such as, but not limited to, computer system server, storage, network, virtualization and cloud infrastructure management operations and tasks. The disclosed techniques support non-scripted native representations of the workflows, the addition of new object types or operation sets or services, atomicity, transactional semantics of workflows and the ability to configure parameters for execution of workflow.12-27-2012
20120331146DECENTRALIZED STRUCTURED PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK AND LOAD BALANCING METHODS THEREOF - An approach is provided for reassigning and sharing loads to peers with a same identity, which is based on a threshold. The peers are configured to store indexes of a key and to share the same loading (i.e., indexes) of the key to the peers with same secondary identities in different zones. The secondary identity is derived and has a modulo relationship with a first identity of the peer. The threshold indicates maximum number of indexes stored in each peer. Therefore, the loading are distributed evenly to peers in different zones, which achieves load balance to a decentralized structured peer-to-peer network.12-27-2012
20120331147HIERARCHICAL DEFRAGMENTATION OF RESOURCES IN DATA CENTERS - Techniques are provided herein for defragmenting resources within a cloud computing system. The cloud computing system includes a plurality of servers deployed in a plurality of respective racks, wherein the respective racks are deployed in a pod of a data center. An element of the cloud computing system determines for each server in a given rack of servers a number of free resource slots available thereon and a number of resource slots in an idle state, and then further determines whether the number of free resource slots on a first server in the plurality of servers is greater than a predetermined threshold. When the number of free resource slots in the first server is greater than the predetermined threshold, a second server in the plurality of servers is identified with sufficient resource slots thereon to accommodate the number of resource slots in the idle state on the first server, and the resource slots in the idle state on the first server are caused to be migrated to the second server.12-27-2012
20120331145METHOD FOR PROVIDING AND ACCESSING RESOURCE REMOTELY - A remote resource provision method of a remote resource provision apparatus is disclosed. The remote resource provision apparatus receives software environment information from the remote resource access apparatus, generates sub-software executed by the remote resource access apparatus from main software according to the software environment information, and transmits the generated sub-software to the remote resource access apparatus, receives a first result generated using the sub-software from the remote resource access apparatus, generates a second result from the received first result using the main software, and transmits the generated second result to the remote resource access apparatus. Accordingly, several remote resource access apparatuses can share resources of the remote resource provision apparatus.12-27-2012
20120331144Native Cloud Computing via Network Segmentation - Disclosed herein are systems, methods and storage medium associated with native cloud computing. In embodiments, a system may include a number of clusters of computing nodes, and a data communication network configured to couple the clusters of computing nodes. The system may further include a control node configured to segment or cause segmentation of the data communication network to isolate a cluster of the computing nodes from other clusters of the computing nodes, t for allocation for native execution of a computation task. The system may further include a control network coupled to the data communication network and the control node. Other embodiments may be disclosed and claimed.12-27-2012
20120331143Method For Operating a Local Area Data Network - A method for operating a local area data network with a plurality of network nodes is disclosed, wherein the network nodes send requests to the data network using request values and each of the network nodes has an associated explicit identifier from a key space. A plurality of network nodes respectively has an associated one or more table entries in a value table distributed over the network nodes. In this case each table entry includes a request value having data associated with the key space and with the request value, the network node being responsible for a request value whose identifier is less than or equal to the request value. For the plurality of network nodes, the frequency with which requests for the request values associated with a respective network node are sent to the respective network node is respectively monitored. If it occurs that the frequency of the requests for one or more request values to a respective network node exceeds a predetermined threshold value then at least the table entry or entries for this or these request values are assigned to at least one other network node which is situated in a request path for the request.12-27-2012
20110320608METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING BUNDLES OF SESSIONS IN A NETWORK ELEMENT - A session bundle allocation capability is disclosed. The session bundle allocation capability enables dynamic allocation of bundles of sessions being handled by a network element to modules of the network element (e.g., modules such as processing modules configured to perform one or more of traffic processing, traffic switching, and like functions). A bundle of sessions may be allocated by associating a plurality of sessions to form thereby a bundle of sessions, and assigning the bundle of sessions to a processing module group including one or more processing modules configured for processing traffic for the sessions of the bundle of sessions. A bundle of sessions may have a bundle identifier associated therewith, and a bundle of sessions may be migrated from a first processing module group to a second processing module group by changing a mapping of the bundle identifier from being associated with the first processing module group to being associated with the second processing module group.12-29-2011
20110320607SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ALIGNING MEDIA CONTENT DELIVERY SESSIONS WITH HISTORICAL NETWORK USAGE - A networked computing system for coordinating the distribution of burdensome media content using historical usage patterns. The networked computing system includes multiple network resources (e.g., wireless and wireline network access points) that provide communications service, user equipment, and data communications network facilitating data communications. Within the networked computing system, a current reference to a communications location of a user equipment can be evaluated to determine if a schedule for a media content transfer session should be modified based on a comparison of the current reference with historical references to one or more prior communications locations of the same user equipment. When it is determined that the schedule for the media content transfer session should be modified, a preferred network resource or a preferred device state, facilitating a less burdensome media content delivery, is determined for subsequent communications.12-29-2011
20110320606Allocating Computer Resources in a Cloud Environment - A method, data processing system, and computer program product for managing resources. A request for resources in the network data processing system is received. The request comprises requested values for a plurality of attributes for the resources in the network data processing system. In response to receiving the request, potential resources in the network data processing system are identified. The request is evaluated using a function configured to generate identified values for the plurality of attributes from the requested values in the request based on proximity scores for the plurality of attributes in the potential resources relative to an ideal allocation of the potential resources and resource weights for the plurality of attributes in the potential resources.12-29-2011
20110320604ALLOCATING UNIQUE IDENTIFIERS - A method, a system and a computer program product for allocating identifiers are disclosed. A plurality of subgroups of identifiers including at least a first subgroup of identifiers and a second subgroup of identifiers within an identifier range is identified. A first set of identifiers is selected in the first subgroup. The first set of identifiers in the first subgroup is compared with a second set of identifiers in the second subgroup and a first set of common identifiers is identified using metadata of the second set of identifiers. A third set of identifiers is generated by eliminating the first set of common identifiers from the first set of identifiers. The third set of identifiers is compared with a fourth set of identifiers in a repository of stored identifiers, to identify a second set of common identifiers. A fifth set of identifiers is generated by eliminating the second set of common identifiers from the third set of identifiers.12-29-2011
20110320603APPLICATION INTEGRATION OF NETWORK DATA BASED ON RESOURCE IDENTIFIERS - A resource identifier parser can derive information from resource identifiers that are provided to non-browser application programs or the operating system, such as through the desktop area of a windows-based user interface. The resource identifier parser can understand the formatting of resource identifiers of specific domains and can derive therefrom information such as coordinates of a map page, the title of classified listings, and other like information. If the resource identifier cannot be parsed, the identified data page can be referenced to identify services offered by the page, such as data feed services, which can then be presented to the non-browser application program or the operating system to which the resource identifier was provided. As yet another alternative, the domain can provide a customized resource identifier parser to parse its resource identifiers. Such a customized parser can be either downloadable and locally executable or it can be a network service.12-29-2011
20110320602DISCOVERY OF LOGICAL IMAGES AT STORAGE AREA NETWORK ENDPOINTS - A method for detecting virtual images in a network, the network including a host system and a plurality of physical devices in operable communication with one another, includes forming a query packet at the host system; providing the query packet to at least one of the plurality of physical devices; forming at the at least of the plurality of physical devices a first vector in response to the query packet, the first vector including a bit for each possible virtual image that may be formed in the at least one of the plurality of devices and indicating which of the virtual images are configured and addressable; and providing the first vector to the host system.12-29-2011
20120102203SERVICE PROVIDER REGISTRATION BY A CONTENT BROKER - A system, method, and computer readable medium for managing registration, by a content broker, of one or more resources with one or more service providers are provided. A content broker obtains registration information for registering the one or more resources with a service provider. The registration information may include a request to publish one or more resources to a service provider, an identification of the one or more resources, service provider selection criteria provided by the content provider or otherwise selected, and the like. The content broker transmits a service provider generation request corresponding to the registration information to the service provider. Then, the content broker manages and processes data pursuant to registration of the one or more resources with the service provider.04-26-2012
20120102202SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING NETWORK RESOURCES AND POLICIES IN A MULTICAST ENVIRONMENT - An approach is provided for managing network resources and policies. A network resource manager receives an allocation request, over a radio network, for one or more network resources for joining one of a plurality of multicast groups, the one multicast group being associated with a quality of service (QoS) level. The network resource manager then determines whether the network can accommodate the allocation request and modifies the network to accommodate the allocation request based on the determination by modifying a local multicast service provider (LMSP) mapping list that associates, respectively, one or more LMSPs with the multicast groups.04-26-2012
20120102201STORAGE APPARATUS AND MANAGEMENT METHOD THEREOF - As a result of operating interference between managing users using the storage apparatus, management tasks on the storage apparatus are delayed and there is the risk of host tasks being delayed or stopped.04-26-2012
20120102200APPLICATION SPECIFIC RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - Present embodiments relate to resource management. More particularly, these embodiments relate to a system and method for adaptively monitoring a plurality of applications making use of a finite number of resources. The embodiments permit application developers to specify preferred operation guidelines without detailed knowledge of the requirements of the system designer or user.04-26-2012
20120102199PLACING OBJECTS ON HOSTS USING HARD AND SOFT CONSTRAINTS - Objects are placed on hosts using hard constraints and soft constraints. The objects to be placed on the host may be many different types of objects. For example, the objects to place may include tenants in a database, virtual machines on a physical machine, databases on a virtual machine, tenants in directory forests, tenants in farms, and the like. When determining a host for an object, a pool of hosts is filtered through a series of hard constraints. The remaining pool of hosts is further filtered through soft constraints to help in selection of a host. A host is then chosen from the remaining hosts.04-26-2012
20120102198MACHINE MANAGER SERVICE FABRIC - A machine manager controls the deployment and management of machines for an online service. The machine manager is configured to manually/automatically deploy farms, upgrade farms, add machines, remove machines, start machines, stop machines, and the like. The machine manager keeps track of the locations of the machines, the roles of the machines within the networks, as well as other characteristics relating to the machines (e.g. health of the machines). Instead of upgrading software on the machines in a farm that are currently handling requests, one or more machines are configured in a new farm with the selected disk images and then the requests are moved from the old farm to the new farm.04-26-2012
20120290725Dynamic Cost Model Based Resource Scheduling In Distributed Compute Farms - Systems, methods and apparatuses (i.e., utilities) for use in performing dynamic cost model (DCM)-based scheduling of resources of a distributed computing system (e.g., server farms, computing clouds, and the like). In one arrangement, cost for consumption of a resource or type of resource of the system may be dynamically determined as a function of both a demand for and an availability of the resource. In this regard, changing demand for and/or availability of the resource over time can also adjust a cost for consumption of the resource. For instance, assigning a lower consumption cost to utilizing of a resource in low demand can benefit system operators by realizing increased use on little-used resources as well as users by allowing the users to take advantage of lower usage costs.11-15-2012
20120290726DYNAMICALLY RESIZING A NETWORKED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT TO PROCESS A WORKLOAD - Embodiments of the present invention provide an approach for a networked computing environment (e.g., a cloud computing environment) to be dynamic in nature in that it may automatically be resized based on current/predicted workload and current/predicted resource availability. For example, when a workload is received, a data structure (e.g., a mapping) will be created on a computer storage device and populated with data related to a set of current resources of the networked computing environment that are allocated to the workload. It will then be determined whether a mismatch (e.g., a shortfall) exists between the set of current resources and resources required for processing the workload. If so, a set of peripheral resources will be identified to rectify the mismatch. The networked computing environment will then be resized to accommodate the set of peripheral resources, and the workload will be processed using the resized networked computing environment.11-15-2012
20100198972Methods and Systems for Automated Management of Virtual Resources In A Cloud Computing Environment - A system for automated management of virtual resources in a cloud computing environment includes a host computing device communication component and a storage system communication component. The storage system communication component is executed by a storage delivery management service, communicates with a storage system adapter in a storage area network to identify a storage system in a storage area network, and directs the automated provisioning of a virtual storage resource on the identified storage system, the storage system providing resources for provisioning the virtual drive. The host computing device communication component receives a request for access by a host computing device to the virtual storage resource, and responds, to the host computing device, with an identification of a network port of the identified storage system and an identification of the provisioned virtual storage resource.08-05-2010
20100169486Access to resources in a virtual environment - Access to a resource in a virtual environment is controllably granted by: 07-01-2010
20100169491On demand provisioning of applications - A system and method for on demand provisioning of applications to clients, the system providing on demand access to applications by clients and their users over a computer communication system such as the Internet, thereby eliminating the need for clients to independently purchase, install, integrate and maintain the applications on their own systems. The system and method designed to create and install a separate, stand alone, dedicated copy or instance of the applications for each new client and to provide the clients with on demand access to provisioning and management functions allowing the clients to purchase, manage and maintain the applications on demand.07-01-2010
20100169489RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TOOL - A device, computer program product, and method for managing resources for performing operations in a computer system are presented. The device may include a resource reservation unit to reserve resources for performing an operation specified by a user. A query unit may query the user whether to reserve additional resources in the event the operation cannot be completed within a reserved time in the reserved resources. A resumption instruction unit may cause the resource reservation unit to reserve the additional resources and cause a continuation of the operation in the additional resources upon receiving a resumption instruction in response to the query.07-01-2010
20100169488SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONSOLIDATED CENTRAL USER ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONING - In one embodiment the present invention includes a computer-implemented method of reducing a quantity of business application programming interface (BAPI) calls in a hardware client-server environment. The method includes configuring a centralized provisioning system on a hardware server with access definitions for systems. The method further includes receiving, by the centralized provisioning system, a provisioning request for a user of a client to access the systems. The method further includes determining a collected BAPI call according to the access definitions. The method further includes providing access to the user according to the collected BAPI call.07-01-2010
20130013789CONTENT MANAGEMENT - A system and method for management and processing of resource requests is provided. A content delivery network service provider determines a class associated with a set of client computing devices and monitors resources requests for the determined class. The content delivery network service provider then identifies at least one cache component for providing content to client computing devices as a function of the determined class. In other embodiments, instead of cache components, the content delivery network service provider identifies a second set of client computing devices as a function of the determined class for providing the content information.01-10-2013
20130013790CONTENT MANAGEMENT - A system and method for management and processing of resource requests is provided. A content delivery network service provider determines a class associated with a set of client computing devices and monitors resources requests for the determined class. The content delivery network service provider then identifies at least one cache component for providing content to client computing devices as a function of the determined class. In other embodiments, instead of cache components, the content delivery network service provider identifies a second set of client computing devices as a function of the determined class for providing the content information.01-10-2013
20130013784AUTOMATED DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT IN NETWORK ENVIRONMENT - A method and system and computer program product implementing same can be used to automatically manage a digital asset, from development to deployment, to control change within a network environment in a comprehensive and efficient manner. Digital assets can be tracked for progress and inaccuracies, mistakes, and incompatibilities can be addressed prior to deployment. Stages can be used to formalize and automate the flow of digital assets along the process. Further, metadata regarding the digital asset can be captured at any time to provide an audit trail for the digital asset from development all the way through deployment. The metadata can include not only the change records for the digital asset but may also include other information, such as results from staging and where the digital asset has been deployed. Any stage may have access to any or all metadata captured for the digital asset.01-10-2013
20130013783SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROVISIONING OF RESOURCES AND SERVICE ENVIRONMENTS - A system for provisioning service environments (SEs) and resources includes a component for creating and handling state change events and a parts catalog including descriptions of SEs, variable federated resources, aggregated, and basic resources. The system further includes a planner component for generating plans for construction and destruction of SEs and plans for creation, addition, removal and destruction of every aggregated resource to or from the SEs. The planner component has an interface to the parts catalog and an interface to a global dynamic free pool manager. The global dynamic free pool manager is configured for dynamically constructing and destructing dynamic free pool managers with their assigned dynamic free pools including dynamically changing their capacities.01-10-2013
20130013782METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LEASING OF NETWORK SERVICES AND APPLICATIONS BASED ON A USAGE PATTERN - Aspects of a method and system for predictive leasing of network services and applications based on a usage pattern may comprise a management entity that coordinates operation of one or more endpoint devices. A user profile associated with the one or more endpoint devices may be received by the management entity, wherein the management entity may utilize the user profile associated with the one or more endpoint devices and a usage pattern associated with the one or more endpoint devices to determine leasing information for the one or more endpoint devices. The management entity may be operable to communicate the determined leasing information to the one or more endpoint devices. The leasing information may comprise leasing services and/or applications to the one or more endpoint devices.01-10-2013
20130013787REPLICATING SELECTED SECRETS TO LOCAL DOMAIN CONTROLLERS - A domain controller hierarchy includes one or more hub domain controllers in communication with one or more local domain controllers, such as local domain controllers at a branch office. The hub domain controller(s) is writable, while the local domain controller(s) is typically read-only. Non-secure and secure information is partitioned to specific local domain controllers at the one or more hub domain controllers. The non-secure and secure information is then passed from the hub domain controller only to the local domain controller associated with the given partition at the hub domain controller on request. For example, a user requests a logon at a client computer system at a local branch office, and the logon is passed from the local domain controller to the hub domain controller. If authenticated, the user logon account is passed to the local domain controller, where it can be cached to authenticate subsequent requests.01-10-2013
20130013786Adaptive Routing of Content Requests Using Multiple Anycast Addresses - A system includes a plurality of cache servers and a domain name server. Each of the cache servers is configured to respond to a content request. The plurality of cache servers is divided into a plurality of subsets and configured to respond to an anycast address for each subset to which the cache server belongs. The domain name server is configured to receive a request from a requestor for a cache server address, identify an anycast address for a largest available subset, and provide the anycast address of the largest available subset to the requestor.01-10-2013
20130013781Managing an Execution of a Composite Service - The present invention relates to a method for managing an execution of a composite service, the composite service comprising constituent services. The method comprises providing (01-10-2013
20130013785METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ONLINE SAMPLE INTERVAL DETERMINATION - In one embodiment, functional system elements are added to an autonomic manager to enable automatic online sample interval selection. In another embodiment, a method for determining the sample interval by continually characterizing the system workload behavior includes monitoring the system data and analyzing the degree to which the workload is stationary. This makes the online optimization method less sensitive to system noise and capable of being adapted to handle different workloads. The effectiveness of the autonomic optimizer is thereby improved, making it easier to manage a wide range of systems.01-10-2013
20100161805SURPLUS RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, METHOD AND SERVER - In a system having physical machine resources and network component resources, a resource management technique is provided that is effective for deploying virtual machines utilizing these resources. A surplus policy regarding surplus resources is prepared as a parameter adjustable by the system administrator. A placement plan generating program at a VM placement plan generating server generates placement plans for virtual machines in response to alteration of the surplus policy. Then, a placement plan verification program at the VM placement plan generating server validates whether each of the created placement plans complies with the altered surplus policy. This validation is performed by simulating the amounts of utilization of both physical machine resources and network component resources. The VM placement plan generating server presents the placement plans that passed this validation, as those causing no problem in performance, to the system administrator through the use of an administrator terminal.06-24-2010
20120151063SYSTEMS AND TECHNIQUES FOR UTILIZING RESOURCE AWARE QUEUES AND/OR SERVICE SHARING IN A MULTI-SERVER ENVIRONMENT - Systems and techniques for utilizing resource aware queues and/or service sharing in a multi-server environment. Requests directed to an application server are received into one or more queues in front of the application server. An acknowledgement of the requests is provided in response to the requests being received by the one or more queues. Metadata associated with the requests is utilized to manage the one or more queues. The requests from the one or more queues are processed based on the metadata.06-14-2012
20120151062METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MAKING EFFECTIVE USE OF SYSTEM RESOURCES - Methods and systems for making effective use of system resources. A plurality of requests for access to a resource are received. Each request has an associated group of features. The group of features for each request is analyzed to collect observations about the plurality of requests. A function to predict an outcome of a subsequent request is generated based on the observations. Resources are allocated to service the subsequent request based on the function.06-14-2012
20130019015Application Resource Manager over a CloudAANM Devarakonda; Murthy V.AACI PeekskillAAST NYAACO USAAGP Devarakonda; Murthy V. Peekskill NY USAANM Joukov; Nikolai A.AACI ThornwoodAAST NYAACO USAAGP Joukov; Nikolai A. Thornwood NY USAANM Pfitzmann; BirgitAACI ValhallaAAST NYAACO USAAGP Pfitzmann; Birgit Valhalla NY USAANM Potter; ShayaAACI New YorkAAST NYAACO USAAGP Potter; Shaya New York NY US - An application resource manager obtains a projection of upcoming demand for an application that runs on a cloud. The cloud includes at least one of an infrastructure as a service cloud and a platform as a service cloud. The application resource manager determines, based on the projection, that resources of the cloud that are devoted to the application need to be one of extended and shrunken. One of extending and shrinking the resources of the cloud that are devoted to the application is carried out in response to the determining.01-17-2013
20130019016PRE-PROVISIONING VIRTUAL MACHINES IN A NETWORKED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTAANM Anderson; Jason L.AACI San JoseAAST CAAACO USAAGP Anderson; Jason L. San Jose CA USAANM Boss; Gregory J.AACI SaginawAAST MIAACO USAAGP Boss; Gregory J. Saginaw MI USAANM Coveyduc; Jeffrey L.AACI San JoseAAST CAAACO USAAGP Coveyduc; Jeffrey L. San Jose CA USAANM Roach; Christopher W.AACI San JoseAAST CAAACO USAAGP Roach; Christopher W. San Jose CA US - In general, embodiments of the present invention provide an approach for pre-provisioning cloud computing resources such as virtual machines (VMs) in order to achieve faster and more consistent provisioning times. Embodiments of the present invention describe an approach to generate a pre-provisioned pool of virtual machines that are utilized when one or more consumers start to initiate a large volume of requests (e.g., instantiate/populate multiple e-commerce ‘shopping carts’). In a typical embodiment, a selection of an operating system to be associated with a VM is received in a computer data structure. A provisioning of the VM will then be initiated based on the selection of the operating system. Thereafter, at least one selection of at least one software program to be associated with the VM will be received in the computer data structure. The provisioning of the VM can then be completed based on the at least one selection of the at least one software program in response to a provisioning request received in the computer data structure.01-17-2013
20130019019Cloud servicing system configured for servicing smart phone or touch pad circuit applications and consumer programmable articles - A cloud servicing system is provided to support a consumer for interactively programming a programmable product such as programmable toys or home security system. A consumer friendly path driven programming method is introduced to supplement the servicing cloud and support the new world of intelligent home and consumer programmable applications. The system may comprise a consumer programmed smart phone/touch pad as well as proprietary smart phone circuit.01-17-2013
20130019018OPTIMIZED SERVICE INTEGRATION - An optimized service mediation framework may use customized tokens for reducing cost and latencies per transaction. In particular, a token service and an integration service may function together to generate customized tokens for use by network components within a transaction pathway. Each network component may access information with the token for a predetermined time period and/or for a predetermined number of service calls for service processing tasks related to mapping, security, governing, bridging, transforming, orchestrating, generating events, managing workloads, routing, validating, managing cache, encrypting, queuing and staging, commodity services, transaction management, and quality of service (QoS)/resiliency, among other things.01-17-2013
20130019017CLIENT BUNDLE RESOURCE CREATIONAANM Bandera; Daniel Q.AACI AUSTINAAST TXAACO USAAGP Bandera; Daniel Q. AUSTIN TX USAANM CHARTERS; GRAHAM C.AACI HAMPSHIIREAACO GBAAGP CHARTERS; GRAHAM C. HAMPSHIIRE GBAANM HUGHES; JEREMY P.J.AACI HAMPSHIREAACO GBAAGP HUGHES; JEREMY P.J. HAMPSHIRE GBAANM WARD; TIMOTHY J.AACI SOUTHAMPTONAACO GBAAGP WARD; TIMOTHY J. SOUTHAMPTON GB - A first request for a bundle resource can be sent to a first location. A first response can be received that identifies a second location. The first response can be analyzed to identify the second location. A second request and a third request can be created for a metadata resource and for an artifact resource. The second request can be sent to the second location. The third request can be sent to a third location. A second response and a third response can be received. The second response can comprise the metadata resource. The third response can comprise the artifact resource. The second response can be evaluated to determine the metadata resource. The third response can be evaluated to determine the artifact resource. The bundle resource can be created.01-17-2013
20110161497Method, System and Program Product for Outsourcing Resources in a Grid Computing Environment - A technique for efficiently processing resource allocation requests in an on-demand environment. When a user logs into a resource allocation request manager, various resource requirements entered are immediately sent to a remote resource manager to allow for dynamic, real-time feedback to the user who is entering the resource requirements as to any issues or concerns regarding the requested resource(s) or plug-in element(s), such as lack of availability. The user can thus reconfigure or otherwise modify the various resource requests based on this feedback to optimize the overall resource allocation request. This also allows an organization providing services such as computer hosting services to re-allocate resources in advance if a new resource request would exceed a service level agreement outlined in advance with a customer, thereby improving resource planning in a data center environment. In addition, the dynamic feedback on the new resource request that exceeds a service level agreement can be used to develop a new service level agreement or temporary service offer that addresses the unique resource condition.06-30-2011
20110161496IMPLEMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT OF INTERNET ACCESSIBLE SERVICES USING DYNAMICALLY PROVISIONED RESOURCES - Systems and methods for providing a decentralized computing resource marketplace captures various attributes of a consumer's needs for remote computing services, such as cost, location, performance, network connectivity, reliability, hardware composition and service levels and identifies, provisions and manages remote resources offered by third parties on behalf of the consumers. Lease agreements may be brokered and enforced among consumers of remote computing services (e.g., storage) and the providers of such resources.06-30-2011
20110161495ACCELERATING OPENCL APPLICATIONS BY UTILIZING A VIRTUAL OPENCL DEVICE AS INTERFACE TO COMPUTE CLOUDS - Methods and apparatus for accelerating OpenCL (Open Computing Language) applications by utilizing a virtual OpenCL device as interface to compute clouds are described. In one embodiment, one or more computing operations may be offloaded from a local processor to a virtual device that represents available resources of a cloud. Other embodiments are also described.06-30-2011
20130024573SCALABLE AND EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF VIRTUAL APPLIANCE IN A CLOUD - Data representative of a set of requests for cloud computing services is obtained. The services are to be provided by a cloud having a plurality of base images. The requests specify requested subsets of the base images. Data representative of provisioning and de-provisioning costs associated with the plurality of base images is obtained. Then, k composite virtual appliances are pre-provisioned. The composite virtual appliances include virtual appliance subsets of the base images, based on cost minimization, in accordance with the data representative of the set of requests and the data representative of the provisioning and de-provisioning costs.01-24-2013
20130173804System and Method for Providing Effective Resource Reusability Management in a Virtualized Environment - A virtual system management server includes an infrastructure manager, a workload manager, and a system director. The infrastructure manager manages a computing resource of a virtualized environment and determines a utilization of the computing resource. The workload manager allocates the computing resource to a workload and launches the workload on the virtualized environment. The system director receives the utilization from the infrastructure manager, determines that the utilization is less than a utilization threshold, and directs the workload manager to reclaim a portion of the computing resource from the workload in response to determining that the utilization is less than the utilization threshold.07-04-2013
20080256243Method and system for identifying available resources in a peer-to-peer network - A method for a peer of a peer-to-peer network to search for an available resource is provided. The method initiates with representing a request for the available resource as a request bit string. The method includes transmitting the request to a parent of the peer. Then, an aggregate availability bit string associated with the parent is accessed. The aggregate availability bit string represents an aggregate resource availability for all children of the parent. Next, a logical operation is performed with the bits of the aggregate availability bit string and the bits of the request bit string. Then, it is determined whether any of the children of the parent are able to provide the available resource based upon a result of the logical operation. A peer-to-peer grid and a system for publishing and identifying an available resource in a peer-to-peer distributed network are also provided.10-16-2008
20080256238Method and system for utilizing a resource conductor to optimize resource management in a distributed computing environment - Disclosed herein are embodiments of a method and system for optimizing resource management in a distributed computing environment through the use of a resource conductor. An application managed by an application manager requires resources managed by a resource manager. A resource conductor in communication with both the application manager and the resource manager receives from the application manager a processing specification for the application and workload associated with the application. The processing specification provides the resource conductor with information needed to determine the type and quantity of resources appropriate for processing the workload associated with the application. The resource conductor adjusts the quantity of resources allocated to the application by communicating with the resource manager.10-16-2008
20080256237Method for Implementing Resources Reservation in a Proxy-Requested Mode in Next Generation Network - A method for implementing resources reservation in a proxy-requested mode in an NGN, includes: an AF entity sending a resources request message carrying resources requirement parameters information on behalf of a user to a resources mediation PDF; the resources mediation PDF making an admission decision according to network operation policy rules, subscriber configuration files, and availability of transport resources; if the corresponding resources request is admitted, the resources mediation PDF sending an admission installation command to a BGF, setting and keeping corresponding admission decision parameters information in the BGF; the BGF forwarding subscriber traffic entering networks according to the admission decision parameters information to ensure QoS class requested by the user. According to the present invention, terminals with various QoS negotiation capabilities are supported, and QoS requirement parameters of the media flows are negotiated or are determined by the AF entity according to the media flows and service operation policies.10-16-2008
20130173808APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MIXED CONTENT BASED ON CLOUD COMPUTING - There are provided a concept of mixing and synchronizing a plurality of pieces of content and of providing mixed content to an N-screen terminal, a method for overcoming limitations of a mobile terminal using a thin-client technique based on cloud computing and an apparatus for providing mixed content based on cloud computing. The apparatus for providing mixed content based on cloud computing includes a content server configured to, in response to a content request, execute a piece of content and provide content execution results, a content access middleware configured to allocate one or more virtual terminals to the content server, receive the content execution results from the content server and synchronize the content execution results, and a virtual convergence gateway server configured to receive the synchronized content execution results, generate mixed content and provide the mixed content to the user terminal using a split-screen method and a multi-screen method.07-04-2013
20110246652SHARED COMMUNITY STORAGE NETWORK - A hardware and/or software facility for durably and securely storing data within a shared community storage network. A user may have a storage device that they intend to share with others in the network. All or a portion of the storage device is registered with the community storage network as a storage node. Once registered with the network, third party data may be stored on the storage node and remotely accessed by third parties. In addition, data stored on the storage device by the user may be stored in the shared community storage network by encrypting the data, adding redundancy, and distributing it to other storage nodes within the storage network. Data that is stored in the storage network is accessible to the user even if their storage device is inaccessible or fails.10-06-2011
20080222292Method for Allowing Multiple Authorized Applicants to Share the Same Port - In a method comprising an embodiment of the invention, an original application initially binds to a port, and selects or designates a confidential key, which usefully may be a conventional cookie. The invention also sets a socket option, referred to by way of example, as SO_SECURE_REUSEPORT. The confidential key, together with the port number, is then registered with the operating system of a host associated with the port. In order for another application to subsequently bind to the port, such application must provide the operating system with a key that is identical to the confidential key. In one useful embodiment of the invention, a first application binds a socket to a particular port associated with the host. A specified key is registered with the operating system, and a second application is allowed to bind to the particular port only if the second application can furnish the operating system with a key that matches the specified key.09-11-2008
20080222291Content delivery network service provider (CDNSP)-managed content delivery network (CDN) for network service provider (NSP) - A CDN service provider shares its CDN infrastructure with a network to enable a network service provider (NSP) to offer a private-labeled network content delivery network (NCDN or “private CDN”) to participating content providers. The CDNSP preferably provides the hardware, software and services required to build, deploy, operate and manage the CDN for the NCDN customer. Thus, the NCDN customer has access to and can make available to participating content providers one or more of the content delivery services (e.g., HTTP delivery, streaming media delivery, application delivery, and the like) available from the global CDN without having to provide the large capital investment, R&D expense and labor necessary to successfully deploy and operate the network itself. Rather, the global CDN service provider simply operates the private CDN for the network as a managed service.09-11-2008
20080222290Access control list generation and validation tool - This invention provides a tool for generating ACLs in an environment where a set of network elements or servers (e.g. web servers, IPTV servers, application servers . . . ) need to be secure. The tool also performs ACL validation to ensure that the filtering rules are correct before they are deployed in a network. The system enables a central view of the security configuration concerning the filtering rules in the network. Furthermore, it allows end-to-end configuration of the ACL rules, from the definition of the flows between the servers to the deployment of the rules on the network elements.09-11-2008
20130179574ASSIGNMENT OF RESOURCES IN VIRTUAL MACHINE POOLS - Systems and methods are provided for assigning and associating resources in a cloud computing environment. Virtual machines in the cloud computing environment can be assigned or associated with pools corresponding to users as dedicated, standby, or preemptible machines. The various states provide users with the ability to reserve a desired level of resources while also allowing the operator of the cloud computing environment to increase resource utilization.07-11-2013
20130173802METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING ALLOCATION OF CLIENTS TO SERVERS - This invention relates to assignment of mobile clients (such as mobile telephones or software agents) to mainly stationary servers (such as mobile network base stations or computer servers) with the objective of reducing or minimizing the number of active servers. Once the number of users of a server drops below a specified level, the server may be deactivated resulting in power and efficiency savings. Preferably the method of the invention operates dynamically and during run time. In certain embodiments, the method can accept trade-offs in the quality of service or the number of active servers. In an embodiment of the invention, servers are arranged to “compete” with adjacent servers for their clients. This competition may be in a self-amplifying manner such that with the effect that more “popular” servers are more likely to succeed thus resulting in servers which are below a utilization threshold and can therefore be switched off.07-04-2013
20130173809FAULT TOLERANCE AND MAINTAINING SERVICE RESPONSE UNDER UNANTICIPATED LOAD CONDITIONS - A system and method is disclosed for allocating servers across a large number of applications and for providing a predictable and consistent service response under conditions where the use of the service and associated loads is driven by unknown factors. The invention provides fault tolerance within an application through multiple resources per application and fault tolerance across applications by limiting the overlap in resources between applications. The computational load on the service may include both individual processing time due to the complexity of a single request and the number of requests. Complexity may be unpredictable because the service is self-provisioned and may allow service users to create an arbitrary sequence of compound processing steps. The number of requests may vary due to a variety of events, including daily, seasonal, or holidays, or factors driven more directly by the user of the service, such as sales, advertising, or promotions. The invention throttles server loads to provide managed degradation of application processing. The system has application in personalization, behavioral targeting, Internet retailing, personalized search, email segmentation and ad targeting, to name but a few applications.07-04-2013
20120254440METHOD FOR ALLOCATING VIRTUAL LOCAL AREA NETWORK RESOURCES BY MAPPING VSAN IDS TO MAC ADDRESSES AND RELATED FCOE DEVICE AND FCOE SYSTEM - A method for allocating VLAN resources, an FCoE device and an FCoE system. A first device maps a virtual storage area network identity (VSAN ID) corresponding to a fibre channel (FC) message into a media access control (MAC) address according to a preset relation. The first device obtains a VLAN ID corresponding to the VSAN ID according to the preset relation and encapsulates the MAC address and the VLAN ID into an Ethernet message corresponding to the FC message. The preset relation is used for mapping multiple VSAN IDs, which correspond to the same VLAN ID, into different MAC addresses.10-04-2012
20120254435PLACEMENT GOAL-BASED DATABASE INSTANCE DYNAMIC CONSOLIDATION - Models and tools for facilitating database instance consolidation are described. One approach obtains standardized database instance performance data, receives instance isolation criteria which are applied to divide instances into sets, determines resource usage for each set, and assigns instance sets to target machines based on resource usage and capacity. Each instance set is associated with a virtual machine in some cases. A security isolation criterion indicates that specified instances shall not co-reside on a target machine; an organizational criterion indicates that specified instances shall be located together in a single data center; a compatibility criterion indicates that instances shall not reside in the same virtual machine, the same physical server, or the same server pool. Users iteratively reach an acceptable consolidation of instances at one or more data centers, such as an enhanced assignment of instances that is more efficient than a linear additive solution.10-04-2012
20120254433Pre-Bursting to External Clouds - In a cloud computing environment customers of the cloud believe they have instantaneous access to unlimited resources however to satisfy this with finite resources there are times when resources could have to be acquired from an external cloud with potentially different security capabilities and performance capabilities. A method and system are therefore disclosed to reduce cost incurred while scaling to an external cloud to meet short term demand and to take into account security and performance requirements of customers. The proposed method and system provide automation and prediction capabilities to help with the decision of growing cloud resources or temporarily becoming a hybrid cloud. By “pre-bursting” the cloud in anticipation of a cloud burst the growth in resources can be predicted and performed (with security and load balancing in mind) prior to actual cloud consumer requests.10-04-2012
20080215738SHARING A SHARED RESOURCE ACROSS LOGICAL PARTITIONS OR SYSTEMS - An apparatus and method for sharing a resource (such as a modem or virtual private network) allow virtualizing the shared resource in a simple and efficient manner that allows both accepting and initiating virtual or physical connections through the shared resource across logical partitions or systems. An L2TP tunnel is established between the server that owns the shared resource and the client that desires to use the shared resource. Messages are defined that allow the client to initiate an outgoing connection through the shared resource, and that allow the client to accept an incoming connection received from the shared resource. Once the connection is made, the client and ultimate destination communicate through the shared resource via point-to-point communications.09-04-2008
20080215737Method for Controlling Communication in a Decentralized Network - The invention describes a method for controlling communication in a decentralized network (P2P), in which reciprocal decentralized communication is provided for a multiplicity of network elements (C09-04-2008
20080215734Gracefully Changing a Node in a Distributed Computing Network - In one embodiment, a method includes determining to change a number of objects controlled by a particular node in a network. Each object is a resource provided by the network and has a unique object position in a coordinate space of N dimensions. Each node has a unique node position in the coordinate space of N dimensions. Each node controls operation of objects in a control set of zero or more objects which are closest to the node using an agreed definition of scalar distance between two positions. A different N+1 dimension from the N dimensions is added. The N+1 dimension has a zero value for the plurality of objects. A particular value is determined for the N+1 dimension for the particular node such that a change in a number of objects in a particular control set of the particular node is not greater than a threshold change.09-04-2008
20110270989EFFICIENT CACHING FOR DYNAMIC WEBSERVICE QUERIES USING CACHABLE FRAGMENTS - A method and apparatus for intelligent caching is provided. A thin layer of business logic on a web server receives URL requests sent to the web server from clients and resolves the URLs into URLs corresponding to component parts of the requested document according to the rules of a rule set. Thus only the component resources of a composite document are cached in the web server's caching layer. The rule set defines a format for the requests sent to the web server, the manner in which properly formatted requests should be resolved, and the manner in which the component resources should be assembled into the composite document.11-03-2011
20110270986Optimizing Collective Operations - Optimizing collective operations including receiving an instruction to perform a collective operation type; selecting an optimized collective operation for the collective operation type; performing the selected optimized collective operation; determining whether a resource needed by the one or more nodes to perform the collective operation is not available; if a resource needed by the one or more nodes to perform the collective operation is not available: notifying the other nodes that the resource is not available; selecting a next optimized collective operation; and performing the next optimized collective operation.11-03-2011
20130173807ENERGY SERVICE DELIVERY PLATFORM - A resource management client apparatus (client, 07-04-2013
20130173805EXTENDED ADDRESS VOLUME (EAV) ALLOCATION VERIFICATION - In one embodiment, a system includes a first storage including track-managed storage and cylinder-managed storage, logic adapted for receiving a request to allocate a target data set on the first storage, logic adapted for determining a size of a source data set on a second storage, wherein data from the source data set will be copied to the target data set, logic adapted for comparing the determined size of the source data set to a break point value to determine if the target data set is to be stored to the track-managed storage or the cylinder-managed storage of the first storage, logic adapted for receiving the data from the source data set, and logic adapted for storing the data from the source data set to the target data set in either track-managed storage or cylinder-managed storage of the first storage based on the comparison.07-04-2013
20130173803DYNAMIC THROTTLING OF ACCESS TO COMPUTING RESOURCES IN MULTI-TENANT SYSTEMS - Systems, methods, and media for method for managing requests for computing resources are provided herein. Methods may include dynamically throttling requests for computing resources generated by one or more tenants within a multi-tenant system, such as a cloud. In some embodiments, the present technology may dynamically throttle I/O operations for a physical storage media that is accessible by the tenants of the cloud. The present technology may dynamically throttle I/O operations to ensure fair access to the physical storage media for each tenant within the cloud.07-04-2013
20130091283SYSTEM FOR AND METHOD OF MANAGING NETWORK RESOURCES - A system for and method of determining how to process a request for allocation network resource (whether to accept, deny or forward) is presented. The method may include receiving a request for allocating network resources from a user device. The method may also include determining, via at least one computer processor, whether to accept or deny the resource allocation request based at least in part on a classification of at least one of network elements and communication links, wherein the at least one network elements and communication links is identified based on the resource allocation request. The method may further include providing the determination of whether to accept or deny the resource allocation request to the user device. The system may utilize a dynamic set of policy, customized according to the current network status, to optimize the performance of processing the resource allocation request.04-11-2013
20130091285DISCOVERY-BASED IDENTIFICATION AND MIGRATION OF EASILY CLOUDIFIABLE APPLICATIONS - Infrastructures of a plurality of existing applications of an entity are analyzed to identify at least one of the infrastructures of the plurality of existing applications which includes existing substructures enabling replication of individual parts via an existing replication mechanism. The at least one of the infrastructures is selected for migration to a cloud. The cloud includes at least one of an infrastructure as a service cloud and a platform as a service cloud. The existing substructures of the at least one of the infrastructures are migrated to the cloud, without application-level change. A business agility component is assembled and is configured to control extending and shrinking resources of the cloud that are devoted to the at least one of the infrastructures. The resources of the cloud that are devoted to the at least one of the infrastructures are extended and shrunk, using the business agility component.04-11-2013
20130091284SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING CLOUD COMPUTING RESOURCES - Systems and methods for managing cloud computing resources are provided. A plurality of available cloud computing servers may be identified by a cloud computing resource manager (“CCRM”). The CCRM may include one or more computers. The initiation of one or more processes on one or more servers included in the plurality of cloud computing servers may be directed by the CCRM. Operational data associated with the operation of the one or more processes and network data associated with network timing delays between the one or more servers and one or more client devices in communication with the one or more servers may be obtained by the CCRM. Based at least in part upon the operational data and the network data, the distribution of resources among the plurality of cloud computing servers may be managed by the CCRM.04-11-2013
20130091282ON-DEMAND INTEGRATED CAPACITY AND RELIABILITY SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT LICENSING - A system and method for providing on-demand Integrated capacity and reliability Service Level Agreement (SLA) Software License (ISL). The disclosed approach allows customized purchase of capacity together with the desired reliability SLA at fine granularity of both quantities. The ISL licensing approach can be applied in the distributed Processing Entities (PEs) systems and also in the Virtual Machines (VMs) based cloud computing model. The on-demand ISL licensing approach makes use of an ISL dimensioning methodology (implemented using an ISL Manager) and an ISL Controller (ISLC) that keeps track of the capacity usage at the system level together with the periodic monitoring of health status of PEs or VMs. The ISLC dynamically controls the capacity usage as well as the reliability SLA based on the aggregated workload utilization conditions from all the PEs or VMs, hence allowing the delivery of the user-purchased level of guaranteed reliability SLA in an economical manner.04-11-2013
20130091286SLIPSTREAM BANDWIDTH MANAGEMENT ALGORITHM - In accordance with disclosed embodiments, there are provided methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing a slipstream bandwidth management algorithm including, for example, means for executing an application a computing device, in which the application is to communicate with a remote computing device over a public Internet; means for approximating outgoing bandwidth for communications from the computing device to the remote computing device; means for approximating incoming bandwidth for communications received at the computing device from the remote computing device; means for allocating multiple simultaneous Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connections in support of the application based at least in part on the approximated outgoing bandwidth and based further on the approximated incoming bandwidth; and means for iteratively adjusting bandwidth communicated for the application between the computing device and the remote computing device based at least in part on latency between the computing device and the remote computing device. Other related embodiments are disclosed.04-11-2013
20130179577SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR SELECTING A CONTENT DELIVERY METHOD BASED ON DEMAND FOR PARTICULAR CONTENT BY CUSTOMERS - Processes of selecting a content delivery method may include selecting between first and second content delivery methods for a particular media content in response to demand for the particular media content by a plurality of customers. Related systems and devices are also described.07-11-2013
20130097323DYNAMIC PROCESSING UNIT RELOCATION IN A MULTI-NODAL ENVIRONMENT BASED ON INCOMING PHYSICAL DATA - A relocation mechanism in a multi-nodal computer environment dynamically routes processing units in a distributed computer system based on incoming physical data into the processing unit. The relocation mechanism makes an initial location decision to place a processing unit onto a node in the distributed computer system. The relocation mechanism monitors physical data flowing into a processing unit or node and dynamically relocates the processing unit to another type of node within the ‘cloud’ of nodes based on the type of physical data or pattern of data flowing into the processing unit. The relocation mechanism may use one or more rules with criteria for different data types observed in the data flow to optimize when to relocate the processing units.04-18-2013
20130097322SCALABLE DISTRIBUTED MULTICLUSTER DEVICE MANAGEMENT SERVER ARCHITECTURE AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF - A server architecture for, and method of, managing devices. In one embodiment, the server architecture includes: (1) a plurality of manager clusters and (2) a dispatcher cluster coupled to the plurality of manager clusters and configured to: (2a) receive an initial contact from a device, (2b) assign the device to one manager cluster of the plurality of manager clusters, the one manager cluster becoming a home cluster for the device, (2c) cause data regarding the device to be transferred to the home cluster and (2d) cause the device thereafter to communicate directly with, and be managed by, the home cluster.04-18-2013
20130097321METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR WORK LOAD BALANCING - Method, system, and programs for balancing work load in a distributed system. A plurality of multi-dimensional load metrics are received from a plurality of resource units in the distributed system. Based on the received plurality of multi-dimensional load metrics and a global statistical load model, a load deviance for each resource unit is computed. The plurality of resource units in the distributed system are then ranked based on the load deviance of each resource unit. At least one load balancing action is further determined based on the ranked resource units and at least one load balancing policy.04-18-2013
20130097318SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING ACCESS FOR TRUSTED AND UNTRUSTED APPLICATIONS - A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes identifying a network location of an endpoint, which is attempting to initiate an application; identifying whether the endpoint is operating in an enterprise environment; determining whether the application is trusted based on metadata associated with the application; and provisioning a tunnel for data traffic associated with the application. In more detailed implementations, the tunnel can be provisioned if the application is trusted and the endpoint is outside of an enterprise environment. In addition, the tunnel can be provisioned if the application is untrusted and the endpoint is within an enterprise environment.04-18-2013
20130097320Business Network Access Protocol for the Business Network - The present disclosure describes methods, systems, and computer program products for providing access to business network data. One method includes identifying a logical graph from business network linked graph data to be transformed into a resource graph, the logical graph including at least two nodes and at least one edge connecting a pair of nodes and defining a connection between the nodes. Each node is converted into a resource. A resource graph associated with the logical graph can be generated, where generation comprises, for each identified node, associating at least one attribute associated with the identified node as a resource attribute of the corresponding resource, adding at least one node connected to the identified node via an edge in the logical graph as a resource attribute of the corresponding resource, and dissolving at least one connection between the identified node and at least one other entity in the logical graph.04-18-2013
20130097319SOFTWARE APPLICATION PLACEMENT USING COMPUTING RESOURCE CONTAINERS - Embodiments associate software applications with computing resource containers based on placement rules. A placement rule indicates that a first software application is to be co-located with a second software application during execution of the first and second software applications, or that the first software application is to be separated from the second software application during execution of the first and second software applications. A target computing resource container is selected based on the placement rule and a computing resource container that is associated with the first software application. The second software application is associated with the target computing resource container, and the placement rule may be provided to the target computing resource container.04-18-2013
20130103839Method For Providing Data From A Resource Weak Device To A Computer Client - A method and a system for providing data from a resource weak device to a computer client connected to the resource weak device, allowing the computer client to receive and send information from and to the resource weak device, and a data stream between the resource weak device and the computer client is mapped from a low level data format to a high level data format by a mapping function in the computer client, the mapping function comprises static data relating to the resource weak device and the high level data format link to the static data, the second high level data format is used for displaying the data from the resource weak device at the computer client.04-25-2013
20130103838SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING GUEST OPERATING SYSTEM - A method for transferring one or more guest operating system (OS) using a remote server. The remote server periodically obtains a central processing unit (CPU) utilization ratio of each guest OS installed in each cloud server of the data center. The remote server counts the number of times of obtaining the CPU utilization ratio, and calculates a predicted average of the CPU utilization ratio for each cloud server if the counted number of the times is equal to a predetermined number. The remote server transfers one or more guest OS from the cloud server to other cloud servers before a predetermined time, in response to a determination that the predicted average of the CPU utilization ratio of the cloud server is greater than a predetermined average.04-25-2013
20130103837FEDERATED, POLICY-DRIVEN SERVICE MESHES FOR DISTRIBUTED SOFTWARE SYSTEMS - Platforms, systems, software, and methods for deploying and maintaining distributed computing, networking and storage comprising a configuration of dedicated service meshes. The invention further comprising a module for dynamically managing physical nodes; a module for dynamically managing nodes on physical nodes; a module for dynamically managing services/workers on nodes; a module for governing communication within the system and with the system; a plurality of communication endpoints; a plurality of services, wherein each service is associated with one or more endpoints, wherein services communicate by message exchange via their endpoints; a module for grouping nodes into clusters; a module for grouping endpoints into meshes such that all member services of a mesh can be addressed as a whole or as pertinent subsets thereof; and a module for dynamically effecting topology changes.04-25-2013
20130103836Centralized Configuration with Dynamic Distributed Address Management - The present disclosure discloses a network device and/or method for centralized configuration with dynamic distributed address management. The disclosed network device receives, at a first network node, a range of sub network addresses and a specified size for a sub network. The disclosed network device then divides the range of sub network addresses into a plurality of sub-ranges of sub network addresses based on the specified size. Further, the network device allocates the plurality of sub-ranges of sub network addresses to a plurality of sub networks, and transmits an allocated sub-range of sub network addresses to a corresponding sub network at a second network node through an established secure communication channel. Moreover, the network device can retrieve a profile template that includes the range of sub network addresses and the specified size of the sub network; and create a profile based on the profile template.04-25-2013
20130124735METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVISIONING NETWORK ADDRESS TRANSLATOR TRAVERSAL METHODS - An operating method of a device for provisioning a Network Address Translator (NAT) traversal technique includes connecting to a network, determining whether a plurality of NAT traversal techniques is operable using a server over the connected network, and storing information of an operable NAT traversal technique among the plurality of the NAT traversal techniques. Thus, the connection setup time between the devices can be shortened.05-16-2013
20130124734SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ALLOCATION OF ORGANIZATIONAL RESOURCES - System and methods for storing electronic data is provided, where the system comprises a storage manager component and a management module associated with the storage manager component. The management module is configured to receive information related to storage activities associated with one or more storage operation components within the storage operation system under the direction of the storage manager component. The management module is adapted to predict storage operation resource allocations based on the received information related to the storage activities.05-16-2013
20130132585NETWORK ACCELERATOR FOR CONTROLLED LONG DELAY LINKS - A communication system for providing network access over a shared communication link is disclosed. The communication system includes a user access point, a network access point and a communications link. The user access point is coupled to one or more user terminals that access a remote network. The network access point is coupled to the remote network. The communications link couples the user access point and the network access point. The communications link is at least partially controlled by the network access point, which monitors information passed between the remote network and the user access point to create an estimate of future usage of the communications link by the user access point based on the information. The network access point allocates communications link resources for the user access point based on the estimate.05-23-2013
20130132587COMPUTER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHARING COMPUTER MEMORY - A computer system has a plurality of computer servers, each including at least one central processing unit (CPU). A memory appliance is spaced remotely from the plurality of computer servers. The memory appliance includes a memory controller and random access memory (RAM). At least one photonic interconnection is between the plurality of computer servers and the memory appliance. An allocated portion of the RAM is addressable by a predetermined CPU selected during a configuration event from the plurality of computer servers.05-23-2013
20130132586Selective Connection Between Corresponding Communication Components Involved in a Teleconference - A client device selectively establishes connections between selected client communication components and corresponding server communication components. The client device receives data from the corresponding server communication components via the connections between the selected client communication components and the server communication components. The data received via different ones of the connections is associated with a different content stream of a teleconference. During the teleconference, a given connection is suspended. When the given connection is suspended, the client computing device continues to receive data via connections other than the given connection.05-23-2013
20130132584CLOUD-BASED HUB FOR FACILITATING DISTRIBUTION AND CONSUMPTION OF APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACES - Systems and methods for facilitating distribution of application programming interfaces (APIs) in a social hub are described herein. The social API hub enables users (i.e., API consumers) to access (e.g., search, test, and/or otherwise utilize or consume) APIs that other users (i.e., API developers) submitted to the hub in a standardized manner. Additionally, users can wrap submitted APIs in a standard description format and add various add-ons on top of an existing API infrastructure in order to provide additional functionality.05-23-2013
20130132583SYSTEM FOR SCHEDULING ROUTING RULES IN A CONTACT CENTER BASED ON FORCASTED AND ACTUAL INTERACTION LOAD AND STAFFING REQUIREMENTS - A system for scheduling resources and rules for routing includes a server connected to a network, a scheduling application executable from the server, and at least one programmable software agent for scheduling routing rules. The scheduling application receives statistics about forecast arrival rates for incoming interactions and current resource availability data and schedules resources and routing rules according to the forecast requirements the software agent propagating the portion of scheduling relative to the routing rules.05-23-2013
20130132582APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING QOS IN MIDDLEWARE FOR DATA DISTRIBUTION SERVICE - Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for supporting Quality of Service (QoS) in middleware for Data Distribution Service (DDS). The apparatus includes a QoS policy analysis module, a QoS policy management module, and a QoS policy process module. The QoS policy analysis module extracts a set of QoS policies set up by Data Centric Publish Subscribe (DCPS) and associated with publication/subscription, and analyzes the QoS policies. The QoS policy management module determines the consistency of QoS policies of the DDS, and negotiates QoS policies for DDS communication. The QoS policy process module handles the QoS policies of the DDS.05-23-2013
20130132581VIDEO SERVICE MANAGER - A method may include receiving a first order associated with processing a media file and estimating resources associated with fulfilling the first order. The method may also include generating a first logical circuit representing network elements to fulfill the first order and connections between the network elements. The method may further include allocating resources based on the first logical circuit and executing the order using the allocated resources.05-23-2013
20130132580USER INTERFACE TO MANAGE SIMULTANEOUS DOWNLOADS OVER DISTINCT COMMUNICATION CHANNELS - A method of managing simultaneous downloads over distinct communication channels. The method can include via a processor, presenting to a user a control panel that indicates each of a plurality of presently established communication channels and is configured to receive at least one user input to control communication of information over the respective communication channels. A first of the communication channels can be established between a processing system and a first server. A second of the communication channels can be established between the processing system and the first server or a second server.05-23-2013
20130179579METHOD OF PROVIDING DATA TO REPRESENT THE VALUE OF AVAILABILITY OF A PLURALITY OF RESOURCES - A method of supplying data to represent the availability value of a plurality of resources, the method comprising the steps consisting in receiving a request for presentation of an availability value for a plurality of resources, in determining at least two resources having representative values that can be received, receiving two representative values each corresponding to a respective one of said two resources, of supplying data to represent said calculated availability value, of receiving two criticality coefficients corresponding to said two resources, and of calculating said availability value from said two representative values and said two criticality coefficients. The invention is useful in particular in the field of telecommunications between users, and more particularly that of providing means to a system for extending the concept of the availability of a user of a mobile or fixed network.07-11-2013
20130179578APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING COMPUTING RESOURCES - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a controller to receive a request from a client server for computing resources associated with a processor, determine an estimated completion time associated with previous requests associated with the processor, calculate a priority value for the request based on the estimated completion time, establish a processing schedule for the request and other requests associated with the processor based on the priority value, and provide the request to the processor according to the processing schedule. Other embodiments are disclosed.07-11-2013
20130179576METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING AN ARCHITECTURE FOR DELIVERING MIXED REALITY CONTENT - An approach is described for providing an architecture for delivering mixed reality content. A mixed reality platform determines one or more requests for one or more digital objects. The one or more digital objects aggregate location-based data, one or more computations, or a combination for supporting at least one mixed reality application. The mixed reality platform also determines one or more densities of the one or more requests with respect to one or more geographical boundaries defined by one or more clusters of the one or more digital objects. The mixed reality platform then processes and/or facilitates a processing of the one or more densities to cause, at least in part, a provisioning of one or more computational resources, one or more storage resources, one or more connectivity resources, or a combination thereof across one or more architectural layers of at least one cloud computing infrastructure for delivering the one or more digital objects, the at least one mixed reality application, or a combination thereof.07-11-2013
20130179575SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING DISTRIBUTION OF LIMITED RESOURCES - A method is provided for distributing limited resources. The method comprising the following steps. A plurality of limited resources about to expire on a given day is determined. The plurality of limited resources is made available simultaneously. Resource requests from a plurality of clients for a registration period are allowed starting at a predetermined time. The resource requests are processed after the registration period by correlating the limited resources with the received resource requests.07-11-2013
20130145033AUTOMATIC CLOUD TEMPLATE APPROVAL - Systems, methods, and computer-readable and executable instructions are provided for automatic cloud template approval. Automatic cloud template approval can include mapping a request to a chargeback package of a user, the request being for cloud service including a plurality of cloud service components. The automatic cloud template approval can include determining if the request is within the chargeback package of the user based on each of the plurality of cloud service components and, in response to the request being within the chargeback package of the user, automatically approving a cloud template to allocate the cloud service requested by the user. After approval resources will be allocated based on the availability, else resource analysis will be done and allocation will be done appropriately.06-06-2013
20100281167System and method for analyzing and coordinating Service-Level-Agreements (SLA) for Application-Service-Providers (ASP) - The present invention describes a system for automatically monitoring and managing Service Level Agreements on behalf of Service providers (such as Application Service providers). The system is based on a specialized SLA language that can translate complex or simple Service Level Agreements into measurable and controllable criterion. The system enables Application Service providers to set up customized Service Level Agreements with customers, and monitor, modify and control all aspects of these agreements, including billing, sales, Customer Relation Management, customer support and Quality of Service. The technology on which the present invention is based is a formula driven language that translates Service Level Agreement details into commands. As such these details can be tracked and processed to produce detailed reports and summaries.11-04-2010
20100281166Software Platform and System for Grid Computing - A software platform for providing grid computing on a network of computing nodes, comprising a configurable service container executable at the nodes, including message dispatching, communication, network membership and persistence modules, and adapted to host pluggable service modules. When executed at the nodes at least one instance of the container includes a membership service module for maintaining network connectivity between the nodes, at least one instance of the container includes a scheduler service module configured to receive one or more tasks from a client and schedule the tasks on at least one of the nodes, and at least one instance of the container includes an executor service module for receiving one or more tasks from the scheduler service module, executing the tasks so received and returning at least one result to the scheduler service module.11-04-2010
20080201473Partner web site to assist in offering applications to a web hosting community - An example embodiment for using a Partner Web Site within a Web Hosting Community starts with a Hosting Provider creating the Partner Web Site, a Community Web Site, and operating one or more Hosting Servers. A Partner, from the Partner Web Site, may make an application available for purchase and use to a plurality of Hosting Customers. At least one of the Hosting Customers, from the Community Web Site, may purchase and utilize the application with their Hosted Web Site.08-21-2008
20110225298COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM PROVIDING SERVER LOAD BALANCING BASED UPON LOAD AND SEPARATION METRICS AND RELATED METHODS - A communications system may include a plurality of client devices configured to generate client processing jobs, each having a respective unique client ID associated therewith. A plurality of geographically spaced apart servers may be configured to process the client processing jobs, each having a respective unique server ID associated therewith. A load balancer may be configured to receive the client processing jobs from the plurality of client devices, and for each client processing job, generate a respective load balancing score for each server based upon the client ID of the client device requesting the client processing job, the server ID of each server, a processing load metric for each server, and a separation metric corresponding to a separation between the requesting client device and each server. The load balancer may also be configured to assign each client processing job to a respective server based upon the load balancing scores.09-15-2011
20100287283Optimized Multi-Component Co-Allocation Scheduling With Advanced Reservations for Data Transfers and Distributed Jobs - Disclosed are systems, methods, computer readable media, and compute environments for establishing a schedule for processing a job in a distributed compute environment. The method embodiment comprises converting a topology of a compute environment to a plurality of endpoint-to-endpoint paths, based on the plurality of endpoint-to-endpoint paths, mapping each replica resource of a plurality of resources to one or more endpoints where each respective resource is available, iteratively identifying schedule costs associated with a relationship between endpoints and resources, and committing a selected schedule cost from the identified schedule costs for processing a job in the compute environment.11-11-2010
20100287282SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A REFERRAL NETWORK IN A SOCIAL NETWORKING ENVIRONMENT - A user-content generated network is provided for presenting business listings, as well as commentary and reviews of businesses, by participants of the network. In an embodiment, businesses can participate in the network and receive referrals from members of the network. The network can track and monitor referrals that individual businesses receive as a mechanism for promoting the business to other users in the network's user base.11-11-2010
20100287281TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK RESOURCE MANAGEMENT BASED ON SOCIAL NETWORK CHARACTERISTICS - An apparatus and method of telecommunication network resource management based on social network characteristics includes a first step 11-11-2010
20100287279Ensuring Affinity at All Affinity Domains by Folding at Each Affinity Level Possible for a Partition Spanning Multiple Nodes - The different illustrative embodiments provide a method, apparatus, and computer program product for folding at each affinity level for a partition spanning multiple nodes. In one illustrative embodiment, a method is provided for identifying a number of domains in a number of affinity levels. A lightest loaded domain is identified in the number of domains identified. A number of nodes are identified in the lightest loaded domain identified. A lightest loaded node is identified in the number of nodes. A lightest loaded processing unit on the lightest loaded node is identified and the lightest loaded processing unit is folded.11-11-2010
20110231554AUTOMATED DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT IN NETWORK ENVIRONMENT - A method and system can be used to automatically manage a digital asset, from development to deployment, to control change within a network environment in a comprehensive and efficient manner. Digital assets can be tracked for progress and inaccuracies, mistakes, and incompatibilities can be addressed prior to deployment. Stages can be used to formalize and automate the flow of digital assets along the process. Further, metadata regarding the digital asset can be captured at any time to provide an audit trail for the digital asset from development all the way through deployment. The metadata can include not only the change records for the digital asset but may also include other information, such as results from staging and where the digital asset has been deployed. Any stage may have access to any or all metadata captured for the digital asset.09-22-2011
20130185435EFFICIENTLY RELATING ADJACENT MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS MANAGING A SHARED INFRASTRUCTURE - A linkage controller analyzes, for a first management application managing at least one common resource with a second management application adjacent to the first management application within a computing environment comprising multiple resources and relationships, a resource and relationship model known by the first management application of a selection of resources and relationships managed by the first management application from among the plurality of resources and relationships in the computing environment. The linkage controller identifies, for the first management application, only a minimal set of resources and relationships within the resource and relationship model providing at least one optimal linkage point between the first management application and the second management application as to the at least one common resource. The linkage controller outputs the minimal set of resources and relationships to the second management application for relating to the first management application.07-18-2013
20110258326METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING RESOURCE SHARING - A method, a device, and a system for implementing resource sharing through a user management device are provided. The method includes: saving shared resource information shared by a shared resource provision user with a shared resource access user in the user management device; and when the shared resource access user accesses shared resource, generating, by the user management device, identification information for accessing the shared resource according to the shared resource information and an application key, and sending the identification information to the shared resource access user, where if the shared resource access user accesses the shared resource on a resource management device according to the identification information for accessing the shared resource, the resource management device is capable of verifying the identification information for accessing the shared resource by using the application key10-20-2011
20130151712Managing Organizational Computing Resources in Accordance with Computing Environment Entitlement Contracts - Mechanisms for reserving computing resources of a data processing system are provided. These mechanisms generate one or more computing environment entitlement contract (CEEC) data structures, each CEEC data structure defining terms of a business level agreement between a contracting party and a provider of the data processing system. These mechanisms associate a set of computing resources with a CEEC data structure. The mechanisms then manage the set of one or more computing resources in accordance with the associated CEEC. Such management includes, in response to a contracting party failing to utilize the computing resources in the selected computing resource cohort for a specified purpose at approximately a specified level and pattern of intensity during approximately a specified period of time, all of which are identified in the CEEC data structure, then the CEEC data structure is invalidated or nullified.06-13-2013
20130151711ON-DEMAND COMPUTE ENVIRONMENT - An on-demand compute environment comprises a plurality of nodes within an on-demand compute environment available for provisioning and a slave management module operating on a dedicated node within the on-demand compute environment, wherein upon instructions from a master management module at a local compute environment, the slave management module modifies at least one node of the plurality of nodes.06-13-2013
20130151710SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS OF ORCHESTRATION AND APPLICATION OF BUSINESS RULES FOR REAL-TIME CONTROL OF SUBSCRIBERS IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR'S NETWORK - The various embodiments include methods, computing devices and communication systems for controlling services in a communications network. A communications server may be configured to receive bounding information from a first server, decision making information from a second server, and a request to generate a decision from any of a number of different systems or components. The communications server may define bounds for generating the decision based on the received bounding information, and generate the decision based on the received decision making information and defined bounds. The communication server may send the generated decision to a third server implementing a functional system, such as a server in policy management system, policy enforcement system, charging system, or mobile application server system.06-13-2013
20130151709SYSTEM OF REDUNDANTLY CLUSTERED MACHINES TO PROVIDE FAILOVER MECHANISMS FOR MOBILE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND NETWORK RESOURCE CONSERVATION - Systems of redundantly clustered machines to provide failover mechanisms for mobile traffic management and network resource conservation are disclosed. One embodiment includes a system of redundantly clustered machines to provide failover mechanisms for mobile traffic management and network resource conservation including, a first set of redundantly clustered machines coupled to a second set of redundantly clustered machines via a common repository node where each of the first and second set of redundantly clustered machines function independently to provide mobile traffic management or network resource conservation services. The first and second set of redundantly clustered machines can be physically located in different data centers or in the same data center.06-13-2013
20130151708METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR WEB SERVICE MANAGEMENT - A method and an apparatus for realizing web service. An apparatus having a binary web service interface to communicate with nodes operationally connected to the apparatus using a binary web service, the nodes having one or more resources, the binary web service interface being configured to receive information from a node whenever a resource of a node changes or whenever a pre-configured event regarding a resource occurs. The apparatus also has an interface for communicating with web applications making use of the resources and ap component for receiving subscriptions regarding the information received from the nodes and providing the subscribed information.06-13-2013
20130151707SCALABLE SCHEDULING FOR DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING - A multi-tier scheduling approach includes a first tier comprising virtual cluster allocators that receive scheduling requests from processes and aggregate those requests and provide them to a second tier, namely a single resource distributor for the entire set of computing devices. The resource distributor, based on the requests from virtual cluster allocators, and also from information received from the computing devices themselves, generates a flow graph to identify an optimal scheduling of the assignment of resources to specific ones of the virtual clusters. Each virtual cluster allocator then, based on the assignment of resources assigned to it by the resource distributor, solves its own flow graph to identify an optimal scheduling of processes on the resources assigned. The scheduling of processes is performed iteratively by initially assigning resources to those processes having a high priority, and then, in subsequent iterations, assigning opportunistic resources to those processes having a lower priority.06-13-2013
20130151706RESOURCE LAUNCH FROM APPLICATION WITHIN APPLICATION CONTAINER - A remote resource application that is associated with an application container in a manner that the application container restricts the remote resource application from directly accessing at least a file system of the computing system. The remote resource application provides a visualization for each of multiple remote resources. The user may launch the remote resource by selecting the corresponding visualization. Some of the remote resources are accessed by launching from the remote resource application itself in the context of the application container. Others of the remote resources are launched outside of the application container. The remote desktop application may operate securely within the application container, and still serve as an integrated location from which a user can access remote resources, regardless of whether the remote resource is launched from internal or external to the application container.06-13-2013
20130151705SYSTEM FOR PROVISIONING DIVERSE TYPES OF RESOURCES THROUGH A UNIFIED INTERFACE - By using a unified generic resource provisioning system, all of an organization's resources may be provisioned through a single user interface system, a single cohesive data model, and a single consistent model of access. The system described herein provisions an organization's resources to both new and existing employees in response to different employee events. For example, in response to a single event that indicates that an employee has been hired by the company, he is automatically given access to a phone, a badge, a virtual machine, and SSL certificates that he can use during his employment with the company. Much later, when the same employee terminates his employment with the company, that employee's access to all of these resources is revoked in response to another single event, such as an event originating from a human resources department, indicating that employee's last date of hire with the company.06-13-2013
20100299439DOMAIN NAME RESOLUTION RESOURCE ALLOCATION - A content delivery network (CDN) for delivering content over the Internet is disclosed in one embodiment. The CDN is configured to deliver content for others and includes a domain resolution service (DNS) server, caching servers and an Internet interface. The DNS server receives a first domain resolution request and produces a first DNS solution, and receives a second domain resolution request and produces a second DNS solution. The first and second domain resolution requests correspond to a same domain. The caching servers correspond to a plurality of addresses. The interface receives domain resolution requests, which include the first and second domain resolution requests, and transmits DNS solutions, which include the first and second DNS solutions. The first DNS solution comprises a first plurality of addresses corresponding to at least a first subset of the plurality of caching servers, and the second DNS solution comprises a second plurality of addresses corresponding to at least a second subset of the plurality of caching servers. The first DNS solution is different from the second DNS solution in that the second subset includes an address for a caching server not in the first subset. The second subset is chosen to generally match a processing power of the first subset.11-25-2010
20100293278Synchronizing Tasks between Servers - Systems and methods for synchronizing task data between a mailbox server of an email system and a project server of a project management system include a project that is published on the project management system, task data for the project is sent from the project server to the mailbox server. The task data includes the attributes of the project tasks and resources assigned to the project tasks. When the mailbox server receives the task data, the mailbox server creates a task on the mailbox server for each task for which the task doesn't already exist on the mailbox server. The mailbox server inserts each created task into the mailbox of the assignee for the task. The assignee can view the task attributes and update task status using a client that accesses the mailbox server.11-18-2010
20130138817METHOD FOR GROUP CHANGE ISSUES IN MTC - A gateway (GW) is optimized for security management, when a group member of MTC device changes group. The gateway performs access control to determine if MTC device can move to the target group. When the change is successfully completed, the gateway allocates group key of the target group to MTC devices.05-30-2013
20100318662Automated Real-Time Data Stream Switching in a Shared Virtual Area Communication Environment - In one aspect, one or more real-time data stream connections that deliver a set of real-time data streams to a given network node are determined based at least in part on bandwidth capabilities of the given network node. In another aspect, for each of one or more recipient network nodes, a respective link over which to transmit a respective transmission set of one or more real-time data streams is determined. For each of the links, the respective link bandwidth is apportioned to between one or more channels that are respectively allocated to the one or more real-time data streams in the respective transmission set.12-16-2010
20100318660RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR A WIRELESS DEVICE - Techniques for managing resources on a wireless device are described. In an aspect, congestion of resources on the wireless device may be detected. If any resources are deemed to be congested, then congestion of the congested resources may be relieved by controlling utilization of the congested resources by at least one client. In one design, flow control may be performed for at least one data flow to relieve congestion of the congested resources. A pattern indicative of when to send messages enabling data transmission and when to send messages disabling data transmission may be selected. Messages may then be sent in accordance with the pattern to control transmission of data for the at least one data flow. Another pattern with a higher ON fraction or a lower ON fraction may be selected based on usage of the congested resources.12-16-2010
20100318659METHOD FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCE AND RECEIVING DATA - The present invention relates to a resource allocation and data receiving method. A resource allocation message for allocating a resource for an uplink dedicated channel is transmitted to a relay station, a receipt check message on the resource allocation message is received from the relay station, and successful resource allocation is checked.12-16-2010
20100318658DATACENTER EXECUTION TEMPLATES - Deployment and execution of a service in a multiple datacenter environment may be facilitated using datacenter execution templates. Developers, business managers, and other interested parties may select and/or modify a declarative execution template embodying multiple factors. The execution template may then be used to generate an execution plan, which is then executed by datacenters which run the service. The execution template may be optimized after deployment of the service, allowing for ongoing adjustment in response to changing business, regulatory, and operational factors.12-16-2010
20100318657Educational Adaptive Provider Architecture - The educational adaptive provider architecture described herein provides a way for an educational services framework to be built on varying underlying existing technologies without any changes in the object model and services. The provider framework supports the ability to have multiple types of providers for various services, such as, for example, for authorization, authentication, communication, grouping, scoring, social-networking, storage and user functions. The educational adaptive provider architecture provides easy integration of existing institutional and educational service deployments.12-16-2010
20120284411DYNAMIC HTTP LOAD BALANCING - The invention is a method and apparatus for facilitating facilitates load balancing in a server farm. In accordance with various aspects of the invention, all of the information about each server necessary for a load balancing program to define and execute a load balancing algorithm is stored at a predetermined URL for each server. The load balancer can query the predefined URL, which returns the necessary information. The load balancer then dynamically configures the load balancing algorithm in accordance with the returned information.11-08-2012
20120284410CLOUD WORKLOAD MANAGEMENT WITH AUTOMATED WORKLOAD BIDDING - A computer-implemented method for workload management in a computer system is provided. According to the method, a first compute node broadcasts a workload bid request to a plurality of compute nodes, wherein the workload bid request includes workload parameters characterizing the workload. The plurality of compute nodes each receive the workload bid request from the first compute node, and each of the plurality of compute nodes uses the workload parameters included in the workload bid request to calculate a cost of running the workload. One or more individual compute nodes within the plurality of compute nodes each send a workload bid to the first compute node, wherein each workload bid includes the cost of running the workload on the individual compute node sending the workload bid. The first compute node receives each workload bid and selects a target compute node to run the workload.11-08-2012
20120284409PATH CONSTRUCTING DEVICE AND PATH CONSTRUCTING METHOD - The invention generally relates to a path constructing device and a path constructing method that can be applied to an AV conference system having different network and resource environments, and a plurality of nodes, and that dynamically allocate resources by giving priority levels and optimizing. It is possible for this new technique to dynamically allocate resources by giving priority levels and optimizing based on AV mixing (MCU) abilities, encoding and decoding abilities, participant screen layout options, and conference events to construct AV paths. This technique is suitable for a real-time AV conference system that can optimize given AV processes and network resources by reflecting the dynamic needs of users.11-08-2012
20130159531BANDWIDTH MANAGEMENT IN A HOME NETWORK - A node in home network serves as a coordinator to coordinate the use of bandwidth by clients that voluntarily cooperate with one another to share bandwidth on different network connections. Specifically, the coordinator maintains information for these network connections that logically represents the different connections as independent pools of usable bandwidth. This bandwidth information also indicates the amount of bandwidth available for use from each pool. The coordinator receives advertisements from clients advertising tentative use of a specified amount of bandwidth drawn from each of one or more pools. Responsive to these advertisements, the coordinator notifies clients regarding whether or not, according to the bandwidth information, the one or more pools from which their respective advertised uses would draw from each have the specified amount of bandwidth available. Finally, the coordinator independently updates each pool to indicate that any bandwidth notified as being available from that pool is now unavailable.06-20-2013
20130159532METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING RESOURCES AMONG DIFFERENT CLIENTS FOR AN EXCLUSIVE USE - A method and a system share resources of a server among different clients. The system has a server which contains a maximum number m of resources among which a predetermined number w of the resources are initializable for being kept ready for use by the clients and forming a pool. A communication system communicates with the clients. A managing device manages the resources. The managing device contains at least a processor and a memory. The managing device is able to change the status of the resource of the pool in dependence on an assignment of the resource to the client or a release of the resource at a time T06-20-2013
20130159533SYSTEM FOR MANAGING RESOURCES ACCESSIBLE TO A MOBILE DEVICE SERVER - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium operating in a mobile device server having computer instructions to execute a web server application in the mobile device server. The web server application can be operable to detect a resource control manager while roaming in a communication zone of the resource control manager, and to transmit a pairing key to the resource control manager. The web server application can also be operable to receive from the resource control manager authorization to pair with one or more resources selected by the resource control manager according to the pairing key, and to establish communications with the one or more resources selected by the resource control manager. Other embodiments are disclosed.06-20-2013
20130159534PERSONAL COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR MOBILE TERMINAL USER AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF - A personal computer system for a mobile terminal user and an operation method thereof are provided. The personal computer system includes multiple main boards on which at least one software is run, multiple storage devices that are each configured to store at least one software to be used by a mobile terminal user allocated to the storage device, and a relay board system configured to select one main board in standby mode from among the multiple main boards and connect the selected main board to one storage device that is allocated to a mobile terminal user among the multiple storage devices in response to an access request from the mobile terminal user to run software, and to disconnect the selected main board from the allocated storage device in response to a request for termination of use of the selected main board from the mobile terminal user.06-20-2013
20130185434Cloud-based Content Management System - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for providing content management services in a Cloud computing environment. A content management application and associated content is distributed across a set of servers in a Cloud computing environment. Requests for Cloud content management services are received from requesters that are using the Cloud computing environment. The received requests are analyzed to determine an amount of resources needed for responding to the requests. Based on the results of the analysis and a predetermined set of rules, the content management application is dynamically replicated to additional servers within the Cloud computing environment. Any instance of the content management application is capable of replying to any received request so as to maintain a high throughput of the Cloud content management services.07-18-2013
20130185439CLOUD-BASED CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - Methods for providing content management services in a Cloud computing environment. A content management application and associated content is distributed across a set of servers in a Cloud computing environment. Requests for Cloud content management services are received from requesters that are using the Cloud computing environment. The received requests are analyzed to determine an amount of resources needed for responding to the requests. Based on the results of the analysis and a predetermined set of rules, the content management application is dynamically replicated to additional servers within the Cloud computing environment. Any instance of the content management application is capable of replying to any received request so as to maintain a high throughput of the Cloud content management services.07-18-2013
20130185437NOC-ORIENTED CONTROL OF A DEMAND COORDINATION NETWORK - An apparatus, including a plurality of devices, a network operations center (NOC), and a plurality of control nodes. Each of the plurality of devices consumes a portion of the resource when turned on, and performs a corresponding function within an acceptable operational margin by cycling on and off. The NOC is disposed external to the facility, and generates a plurality of run time schedules that coordinates run times for the each of the plurality of devices to control the peak demand of the resource. Each of the plurality of control nodes is coupled to a corresponding one of the plurality of devices. The plurality of control nodes transmits sensor data and device status to the NOC via the demand coordination network for generation of the plurality of run time schedules, and executes selected ones of the run time schedules to cycle the plurality of devices on and off.07-18-2013
20130185438Policy-Aware Based Method for Deployment of Enterprise Virtual Tenant Networks - A method for policy-aware mapping of an enterprise virtual tenant network includes receiving inputs from a hosting network and tenants, translating resource demand and policies of the tenants into a network topology and bandwidth demand on each link in the network; pre-arranging a physical resource of a physical topology for clustering servers on the network to form an allocation unit before a VTN allocation; allocating resources of the hosting network to satisfy demand of the tenants in response to a VTN demand request; and conducting a policy aware VTN mapping for enumerating all feasibly resource mappings, bounded by a predetermined counter for outputting optimal mapping with policy-compliant routing paths in the hosting network.07-18-2013
20110296026MICROKERNEL GATEWAY SERVER - A gateway server includes a first subsystem including a media level, a communication level and a control level; a microkernel; an IPC controller configured to manage communication between the server resources allocated to the first subsystem a second subsystem including a second media level, a second communication level and a second control level such that the microkernel and the IPC controller also manage communication between the server resources allocated to the second subsystem; and a memory with shared reading and writing, established under the control of the microkernel and the IPC controller, between the control level of the first subsystem and the control level of the second subsystem.12-01-2011
20110296025SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING MIGRATION AND ADOPTION OF AN ALTERNATIVE COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE - The present disclosure is directed to, among other things, a method that selecting, by a processor, user accounts on a first computing infrastructure to migrate to a second computing infrastructure; provisioning, by the processor, a parallel user account on the second computing infrastructure for each of the user accounts on the first computing infrastructure; and migrating, by the processor, information from the user accounts on the first computing infrastructure to the parallel user accounts.12-01-2011
20110296020EXTENSIBLE SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR SERVICE OFFERINGS - Techniques are disclosed for integration, provisioning and management of entities and processes in a computing system such as, by way of example only, business entities and business processes. In particular, techniques are disclosed for implementing an extensible support system for multiple service offerings. For example, such a support system can be a business support system which may be employed in conjunction with a cloud computing environment.12-01-2011
20110307612METHOD TO REQUEST RESOURCES IN TV WHITE SPACES TYPE ENVIRONMENT - Method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments are disclosed for independent wireless resource sharing on a fair basis to enable selecting the most suitable coexistence between wireless networks. Example embodiments of the invention include a hierarchical resource request process that enables reallocation of radio resources in a coexistence band. When new resources are requested by a network, a search is made for free resources in the coexistence band. If this does not succeed, a check is made for any allocated but unused resources in the coexistence band that have been advertised by neighboring networks. If there are insufficient advertised resources, then the allocation of resources in neighboring networks is analyzed and compared with the requesting network's need for network resources. There are two graduated stages to the analysis. In an example light analysis stage, an analysis of the allocation of resources is limited to neighboring networks within the same network allocation group as the requesting network's. In a more extensive analysis stage, all of the neighboring networks are analyzed. In this manner, a more complete resource reallocation may be achieved.12-15-2011
20110314161SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENFORCING POLICY IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A system for enforcing policy in a communication network includes a policy server which is operable to receive a request to invoke an application, receive a policy profile for a network user, and decide a proper allocation of network users based on the policy profile, the application, and available network resources. The policy server is further operable to communicate with a non-SIP application. The system also includes a network resource manager operably associated with the policy server and operable to monitor available network in the resources in the communication network. In addition, the network resource manager is functional to allocate network resource amongst a plurality of network users. The system also contains an application control point which is operably associated with the policy server and operable to communicate with a SIP application. The system is operable to use policy peering between the home and visited network to enable user-specific policies to be enforced while roaming.12-22-2011
20110314160DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING BASED ON MULTIPLE NODES WITH DETERMINED CAPACITY SELECTIVELY JOINING RESOURCE GROUPS HAVING RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS - A network provides distributed computing services based on participation in respective resource groups by computing nodes, each resource group including a corresponding resource requirement for any computing node that joins the corresponding resource group for execution of the corresponding distributed computing service. Each computing node, in response to determining its corresponding available node capacity, is configured for selectively creating and joining at least one new resource group for execution of a corresponding distributed computing service having a corresponding resource requirement, and/or selectively joining at least one of the available resource groups, based on the corresponding available node capacity satisfying the corresponding resource requirement. Each computing node also is configured for selectively leaving any one of the joined resource groups based on determined conditions. Hence, each computing node may choose to participate in as many resource groups as needed for respective computing services, based on the corresponding available node capacity.12-22-2011
20110314159SYSTEM AND METHOD OF LOCAL RESOURCE DELIVERY - A system and method are provided for resource registration and delivery. A local resource is registered on a nonlocal server with an entry which identifies the local resource and contains information for use in locally accessing the local resource. When a local client of a local network local to the local resource requests access to the local resource, the nonlocal server determines that the local client and the local resource are local to each other and provides a response for enabling direct local access by the local client to the local resource.12-22-2011
20110314158SYSTEM, METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR APPLICATION ALLOCATION - An application allocation system is provided, by which a supposed execution environment can be obtained when an application is actually executed even in a case where the computer resources of the allocation destination dynamically varies. The allocation originating server obtains an execution condition of each component as application information, determines a component group having possibility to be allocated as an allocation candidate component group, generates a resource subscription request indicating an execution condition of the allocation candidate component group and transmits it to each allocation candidate server, and determines the allocation destination server of each component from the allocation candidate component group. Each allocation candidate server determines the executability of each allocation candidate component and transmits an application attendance request which indicates an executable allocation candidate component as an attendance object component to the allocation originating server.12-22-2011
20110314157INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, PROCESSING REQUESTING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - An information processing system includes a receiving unit that receives a request for assigning computer resources for processing data and identification information that identifies data processing to be performed on the data, an assigning unit that assigns at least part of computer resources included in one of one or plural computers in response to the request, a specifying unit that specifies storage location information showing a storage location of the data in the assigned computer resources on the basis of the computer resources, a transfer unit that transfers the data to be processed to the storage location, and a deploying unit that deploys one or plural programs constituting the data processing to the assigned computer resources so that the one or plural programs are executed using the assigned computer resources.12-22-2011
20110314156MEMORABLE RESOURCE NAMES - Among other things, one or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for generating a human memorable resource name. Both a first part of the resource name and a second part of the resource name are generated, where both parts respectively comprise a memorable alphanumeric string (e.g., easily remembered). The first and second parts of the resource name are combined with an intervening separator symbol to generate the first resource name, comprising the first part, the symbol, and the second part. The first resource name is compared against a desired threshold to determine if it can be used as the name for the resource. If the first resource name does not meet the threshold a second resource name is generated for the resource.12-22-2011
20110314155VIRTUAL MACHINE MOBILITY IN DATA CENTERS - A data center management device determines that a virtual machine should be moved from a first physical system to a second physical system. The data center management device instructs a first service appliance at the first physical system to perform state synchronization with a second service appliance at the second physical system in order to continue providing the services offered prior to the move. The data center management device instructs the virtual machine to be instantiated at the second physical system.12-22-2011
20130191542MANAGING CLOUD RESOURCE LIFECYCLES IN A MULTI-CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - A device receives information associated with a resource provided by a cloud computing environment to the device, where the resource is eligible to be reaped. The device determines whether a representation of the resource is referenced in a data structure associated with the device, and initiates a delay timer when a representation of the resource is not referenced in the data structure. When the delay timer has expired, the device stops the resource and one or more resources dependent on the resource and provided by the cloud computing environment, and deletes, from the data structure, representations of the one or more resources dependent on the resource.07-25-2013
20130191544METHOD AND SYSTEM TO ALIGN NETWORK DATA ACCESS - Information is provided to a mobile device while reducing the number of traffic channels established over a predetermined time period. A pull client on a mobile device receives requests for information from applications on the mobile device. The pull client creates a timing list which includes the timing requirements for each application. Applications that have overlapping timing requirements are grouped together into the same timing group. Once the time for creating a traffic channel for one of the groups arrives, a traffic channel is created between the mobile device and a carrier gateway. Information for each respective application within the same timing group is obtained through the network using the same traffic channel. When the requested information is provided to all applications within the same timing group, the traffic channel is released after a predetermined time. The method is repeated for a next timing group entry.07-25-2013
20130191543PERFORMING MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS ON CLOUD COMPUTING NODE WITHOUT REQUIRING TO STOP ALL VIRTUAL MACHINES IN THE NODE - A method, system and computer program product for performing maintenance operations on a cloud computing node. An administrative server receives an indication that a maintenance operation is to be performed on a cloud computing node. The administrative server identifies which virtual machine(s) on the cloud computing node will be affected by the maintenance operation. The administrative server relocates the virtual machine(s) to be affected by the maintenance operation to other suitable cloud computing node(s) prior to the maintenance operation being performed. The administrative server then performs the maintenance operation on the cloud computing node. The virtual machine(s) may be relocated back to the cloud computing node after the maintenance operation is completed in response to a need to rebalance resources in such a manner. In this manner, maintenance operations may be performed on a cloud computing node without requiring to stop all the virtual machines in the node.07-25-2013
20130191541BACKGROUND TASK RESOURCE CONTROL - Among other things, one or more techniques and/or systems are provided for controlling resource access for background tasks. For example, a background task created by an application may utilize a resource (e.g., CPU cycles, bandwidth usage, etc.) by consuming resource allotment units from an application resource pool. Once the application resource pool is exhausted, the background task is generally restricted from utilizing the resource. However, the background task may also utilize global resource allotment units from a global resource pool shared by a plurality of applications to access the resource. Once the global resource pool is exhausted, unless the background task is a guaranteed background task which can consume resources regardless of resource allotment states of resource pools, the background task may be restricted from utilizing the resource until global resource allotment units within the global resource pool and/or resource allotment units within the application resource pool are replenished.07-25-2013
20120016994DISTRIBUTED SYSTEM - In a distributed cluster environment in which multiple pieces of business processing are performed in one system, an individual load distribution method can be selected according to the prioritization in each business processing and the processing capability of a distributed node for executing the processing, the automatic adjustment of the threshold value of the load determined by a user is tried in load distribution, and even when the performances of bases of nodes which constitute the distributed cluster environment are not particularly uniform, it is possible to make the best use of resources in the distributed cluster environment by parallel execution.01-19-2012
20120016992ARCHITECTURE FOR IMPROVED CLOUD COMPUTING - The present invention is directed to an architecture for promoting improved cloud computing. The architecture includes a plurality of diskless server nodes. The architecture further includes a plurality of Serial Attached Small Computer System Interface (SAS) switches, the plurality of SAS switches being connected to the plurality of diskless server nodes. The architecture further includes a storage system, the storage system configured for being communicatively coupled to the plurality of servers via the plurality of SAS switches. Further, the storage system is configured for implementing Controlled Replication Under Scalable Hashing (CRUSH) redundancy. Still further, the architecture is configured for dynamically mapping data stores of the storage system to the diskless server nodes.01-19-2012
20120023235METHODS AND APPARATUS TO POLL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS - Example methods and apparatus to poll in wireless communications are disclosed. A disclosed example method involves receiving a poll from a network during a first radio block period and identifying a resource for use in sending requested information to the network in response to the poll. The resource occurs during a subsequent radio block period, and the identifying of the resource is based on receipt of an uplink allocation indicator. The example method also involves transmitting a response to the poll.01-26-2012
20120030359SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING NETWORK RESOURCE IDENTIFIER SHORTENING SERVICE TO COMPUTING DEVICES - A system and method for providing shortened network resource identifier service to computing devices uses a link translating technique to replace at least some of the links in network resources requested by the computing devices using shortened network resource identifiers so that network activities of the computing devices can be monitored or controlled.02-02-2012
20120030358GROUP-BASED MACHINE TO MACHINE COMMUNICATION - Methods and apparatus are provided for performing group-based machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. Machine-type communication (MTC) wireless transmit/receive units (WTRUs) may operate in M2M groups. MTC WTRUs belonging to the same M2M group may receive a broadcast message with a time window on a channel dedicated for receiving data directed to an M2M group. The MTC WTRUs may wake up during the time window and may receive data directed to an M2M group on a dedicated channel. The broadcast message may be broadcasted via a broadcast server upon a request from an MTC server. The time window is allocated upon a request from an MTC server on behalf of the M2M group.02-02-2012
20120030357METHOD AND APPARATUS TO FACILITATE VOICE ACTIVITY DETECTION AND COEXISTENCE MANAGER DECISIONS - A system and method to facilitate voice activity detection and coexistence manager decisions is provided and include identifying a connection utilizing a first resource and a content stream corresponding to the connection, where the first resource conflicts with a second resource. The content of the content stream is classified into multiple levels based on a value of the content and then a priority is assigned to the first and second resources based on the level of the content of the first resource.02-02-2012
20120030356MAXIMIZING EFFICIENCY IN A CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - Power consumption efficiency of servers and data centers that comprise the servers can be taken into consideration when identifying servers from which to allocate resources for servicing a request. A subset of a plurality of servers from which resources can be allocated to service the request can be identified based on availability of resources at each of the plurality of servers. Facilities elements (including power distribution elements and cooling elements) associated with the each server of the subset of the plurality of servers are identified. An energy cost for each server of the subset of the plurality of servers is calculated based on power characteristics of the facilities elements. Resources of a first of the subset of the plurality of servers are allocated for servicing the request is identified based on determining that the first of the subset of the plurality of servers is associated with a lowest energy cost.02-02-2012
20120030355DYNAMICALLY ALLOCATING INDEX SERVER RESOURCES TO PARTNER ENTITIES - A provisioning system is described for dynamically and automatically allocating index server resources to different respective uses. For example, the provisioning system can allocate index server resources among different search-related production uses, different analysis-related uses, different testing-related uses, and so on. In one case, the provisioning system includes an allocation manager module that receives information that has a bearing on the allocation of index server resources. Based on this information, the allocation manager module determines an allocation of index server resources and sends instructions to an indexing system to carry out the allocation. In one case, the indexing system respond to the instructions by allocating rows of index server resources to different partner entities which have requested index server resources. Each row can also implement custom index information and/or custom processing functionality for use by particular partner entities.02-02-2012
20130198388DISTRIBUTED INFORMATION - A system for distributing information includes a plurality of geographically distributed service nodes. Workload can be transferred between the nodes to improve various aspects of information management.08-01-2013
20130198390COMPUTER PRODUCT, TERMINAL, SERVER, DATA SHARING METHOD, AND DATA DISTRIBUTION METHOD - A computer-readable recording medium stores a data sharing program that causes a processor of a first terminal to execute a process that includes detecting a communication bandwidth used between the first terminal and a second terminal that are communicably connected in an ad-hoc network; comparing the detected communication bandwidth and a bandwidth related to a storage apparatus of the first terminal; determining an operation scheme related to data sharing of data in the storage apparatus of the first terminal and data in a storage apparatus of the second terminal, based on a comparison result obtained at the comparing; notifying the second terminal of the determined operation scheme; and executing a mounting process that enables access of the storage apparatus of the first terminal by the second terminal, based on the determined operation scheme.08-01-2013
20130198386FEDERATING COMPUTING RESOURCES ACROSS THE WEB - Hardware and software are configured to select and provision computing resources from heterogeneous on-demand computing environments through the framework of a layered, federated on-demand computing ecology of computing resource providers, users, and federation servers. These pieces of hardware and software include a mechanism for defining and managing the life cycle of different resource types; a mechanism for extending document-centric protocols to support computing resources as first order objects; a mechanism for routing messages to computing resources; federation topologies; and a mechanism for federation servers to access and use computing resources from providers controlled by other federation servers.08-01-2013
20130198387SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING METRICS OF MACHINES PROVIDING SERVICES TO REQUESTING CLIENTS - A method for determining metrics of a content delivery and global traffic management network provides service metric probes that determine the service availability and metric measurements of types of services provided by a content delivery machine. Latency probes are also provided for determining the latency of various servers within a network. Service metric probes consult a configuration file containing each DNS name in its area and the set of services. Each server in the network has a metric test associated with each service supported by the server which the service metric probes periodically performs metric tests on and records the metric test results which are periodically sent to all of the DNS servers in the network. DNS servers use the test result updates to determine the best server to return for a given DNS name. The latency probe calculates the latency from its location to a client's location using the round trip time for sending a packet to the client to obtain the latency value for that client. The latency probe updates the DNS servers with the clients' latency data. The DNS server uses the latency test data updates to determine the closest server to a client.08-01-2013
20130198385System and Method to Generate Secure Name Records - A method to generate name records by a service gateway includes: receiving a name service request including a name from a host; creating a name service request using the name; sending the name service request to a name service server; receiving a response from the name service server, the response including a service server name record with one or more service server name entries corresponding to the name; generating and storing service gateway name records using the name and the name entries; and sending a selected service gateway name record to the host as a response to the name service request. When a subsequent name service request including the name is received, the service gateway compares the name against the stored service gateway name records, and in response to finding a match, sending the given service gateway name record as a response to the subsequent name service request.08-01-2013
20130198384TRANSPORTABLE PRIVATE CLOUD COMPUTING PLATFORM AND ASSOCIATED METHOD OF USE - The present invention is a transportable private cloud computing platform, having a rack, several servers, a system management server, an interface device, a network switch, a power supply circuit, and a transit case. The present invention also includes a method for initializing the transportable private cloud computing platform, and a method for migrating software applications to the transportable private cloud computing platform.08-01-2013
20130198389DYNAMIC RESOURCE ADJUSTMENT FOR A DISTRIBUTED PROCESS ON A MULTI-NODE COMPUTER SYSTEM - A method dynamically adjusts the resources available to a processing unit of a distributed computer process executing on a multi-node computer system. The resources for the processing unit are adjusted based on the data other processing units handle or the execution path of code in an upstream or downstream processing unit in the distributed process or application.08-01-2013
20120297070APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR OPTIMIZING SCHEDULED OPERATIONS IN HYBRID NETWORK ENVIRONMENTS - Methods and apparatus for intelligent scheduling of client device tasks based on one or more network scheduling constraints. During normal network operation, a client device performs an array of scheduled maintenance tasks to optimize network performance (e.g., signal strength measurements, etc.) However, during hybrid network operation, regularly scheduled maintenance tasks for a first network can interrupt higher priority tasks on other networks. Consequently, the present invention in one embodiment provides a method for a client device to properly prioritize and re-schedule maintenance tasks. For example, CDMA 1X cell selection (or cell re-selection) procedures have flexible time constraints, and can be postponed (or expedited) to minimize impact on LTE network traffic.11-22-2012
20120042080SYNCHRONIZED PROCESSING OF DATA BY NETWORKED COMPUTING RESOURCES02-16-2012
20120066396APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING PERIODIC MULTICAST TRANSMISSION IN MACHINE TO MACHINE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus for effectively transmitting periodically generated group data of a serving group in a Machine to Machine (M2M) communication system are provided. A method includes determining whether a persistent resource for group data of an M2M communication service group is allocated, if the persistent resource is not allocated, configuring the persistent resource for the group data and transmitting allocation information for the persistent resource to at least one Subscriber Station (SS) registered to the service group, and multicasting the group data to the at least one SS by using the persistent resource.03-15-2012
20120066395DYNAMIC APPLICATION PROVISIONING IN CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS - A method for dynamically provisioning a machine with applications to assist with work is a cloud computing environment is described. In one embodiment, such a method includes identifying a machine available for provisioning with at least one application. The method identifies work associated with a cloud computing environment. Responsive to identifying the work, the method determines how the machine can most optimally assist with the work. The method then dynamically provisions the machine with at least one application selected to enable the machine to most optimally assist with the work. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also disclosed.03-15-2012
20120066392SYSTEM FOR MANAGING RESOURCES ACCESSIBLE TO A MOBILE DEVICE SERVER - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium operating in a mobile device server having computer instructions to execute a web server application in the mobile device server. The web server application can be operable to detect a resource control manager while roaming in a communication zone of the resource control manager, and to transmit a pairing key to the resource control manager. The web server application can also be operable to receive from the resource control manager authorization to pair with one or more resources selected by the resource control manager according to the pairing key, and to establish communications with the one or more resources selected by the resource control manager. Other embodiments are disclosed.03-15-2012
20120066390SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING RESOURCES AND MARKERS OF A PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICE - A method and system for managing resources of a portable computing device is disclosed. The method includes receiving node structure data for forming a node, in which the node structure data includes a unique name assigned to each resource of the node. A node has at least one resource and it may have multiple resources. Each resource may be a hardware or software element. The method also includes receiving marker data and creating a marker. A marker includes a legacy element such as a hardware or software element. The system includes a framework manger which handles the communications between existing nodes and markers within a node architecture. The framework manager also logs activity of each resource and marker by using its unique name. The framework manager may send this logged activity to an output device, such as a printer or a display screen.03-15-2012
20120066389MIGRATION OF LOGICAL PARTITIONS BETWEEN TWO DEVICES - A method includes receiving a command to migrate a workload partition from a source machine to a target machine. The source machine and the target machine are communicatively coupled to a first subnetwork and a second subnetwork, respectively. The workload partition has a source network address defined by network addressing of the first subnetwork. The method also includes determining a socket connection providing network communication between the workload partition and a host. The method includes notifying the host that the workload partition is migrating from the source machine to the target machine, wherein in response to the notifying the host is on alert to receive, through a network tunnel communication, an identification of a target network address that is assigned to the workload partition after the workload partition is migrated to the target machine. The workload partition is migrated from the source machine to the target machine.03-15-2012
20120066388MANAGEMENT OF B2B COMMUNITIES - A method for managing a B2B electronic commerce community, wherein a plurality of B2B partners interact with a hub entity via a plurality of B2B applications, includes receiving interaction information describing interactions of a B2B partner with at least one of the B2B applications. The interaction information may describe a material flow, correspondence, transactions, notices, relationships, and so forth, between the B2B partner and the hub. Based at least in part on the received interaction information, the method develops a community manager that supports a common set of community management modules in communication with each of the B2B applications and maintains a single, hub-wide view of each of the B2B partners. The modules may include, as examples, modules for new partner on-boarding, community maintenance, improvement, and networking including social network tooling.03-15-2012
20130205028Elastic, Massively Parallel Processing Data Warehouse - In one embodiment, an elastic, massively parallel processing (MPP) data warehouse leveraging a cloud computing system is disclosed. Queries received via one or more API endpoints are decomposed into parallelizable subqueries and executed across a heterogenous set of demand-instantiable computing units. Available computing units vary in capacity, storage, memory, bandwidth, and hardware; the specific mix of computing units instantiated is determined dynamically according to the specifics of the query. Better performance is obtained by modifying the mix of instantiated computing units according to a machine learning algorithm.08-08-2013
20130205029SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING AND REMEDYING TRAFFIC IMBALANCES AND INEQUITIES BETWEEN NETWORKS - Implementations described and claimed herein provide a system and methods for balancing network loads across distinct provider networks. In one implementation, a virtual network representative of at least a first provider network is established having at least one interconnection point where network traffic is exchanged between the first provider network and a second provider network and having at least one provider edge port and at least one potential interconnection point. A measurement of a bandwidth between the at least one provider edge port and the at least one interconnection point is obtained. A measurement of a distance between the at least one provider edge port and a geographically closest of the at least one potential interconnection point or the at least one interconnection point is obtained. A network load indication for the first provider network as a function of the bandwidth measurement and the distance measurement is obtained.08-08-2013
20130205030MANAGING RESOURCES IN RESOURCE CACHE COMPONENTS - A system, method, and computer readable medium for managing resources maintained in resource cache components are provided. A network storage provider storing one or more resources on behalf of a content provider obtains client computing device requests for content. The network storage provider provides resources that are received and maintained on resource cache components. The network storage provider either processes requests or provides notifications to the resource cache components to facilitate the management of resources that need to be updated or are otherwise treated as invalid.08-08-2013
20130205027Automatic Cloud Provisioning Based on Related Internet News and Social Network Trends - An embodiment of the invention provides a system and method for managing computing resources in a cloud computing environment, wherein the system includes a data analysis module connected to a processor. The data analysis module predicts the demand for the computing resources, wherein the demand is predicted based on internet user activity. The internet user activity includes: the number of web pages that include at least one select term a predetermined amount of times, the number of times the web pages that include the at least one select term a predetermined amount of times are viewed, and the number of times the select term is entered into an internet search engine. The processor increases resource capacity in the cloud computing environment when the predicted demand is above a first threshold. The processor decreases resource capacity in the cloud computing environment when the predicted demand is below a second threshold.08-08-2013
20120072599THIN CLIENT SYSTEM, MANAGEMENT SERVER, CLIENT ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT METHOD AND PROGRAM - The thin client system is capable of automatically providing an appropriate client environment according to the performance of each terminal. The thin client system includes at least one terminal, a client environment server where a client environment used by the terminal operates, and a management server which allocates the predetermined client environment based on a utilization request of the client environment from the terminal, wherein the management server comprises a client environment management unit which receives from the terminal, terminal identification information for identifying the terminal, and terminal part information for identifying a terminal part which is a component of the terminal, and uses a client environment component that is set in advance so as to correspond to the terminal part information to generate the client environment in the client environment server.03-22-2012
20120303818EDGE-BASED RESOURCE SPIN-UP FOR CLOUD COMPUTING - Aspects of the present invention include distributing new resources closer to end-users which are making increased demands by spinning-up additional virtualized instances (as part of a cloud provisioning) within servers that are physically near to the network equipment (i.e., web servers, switches, routers, load balancers) that are receiving the requests.11-29-2012
20120303816FAIR DISCOUNT FOR NETWORK RESOURCE ALLOCATION - A method, system and computer program product for allocating network resources. In one embodiment, a service provider allocates an amount of the network resources to a group of clients, and the service provider receives a request from a client for a quantity of the network resources. The service provider negotiates with the group of clients and offers the group of clients an incentive to reduce the amount of the network resources allocated to this group of clients. The service provider reallocates some of the resources from the group of clients, based on this negotiating, to accommodate the request. In this embodiment, each of the group of clients provides a business value representing a value that would be lost due to reductions in the resources allocated to the each client, and the resources are reallocated based on this business values provided by the group of clients.11-29-2012
20130212280AGGREGATE TRANSPORT CONTROL - Example embodiments of methods and apparatus for data communication are disclosed. An example method includes establishing, at a data network communication device, respective data communication channels with a plurality of client network devices. The example method also includes allocating default size data transmission windows to the plurality of client network devices, monitoring use of the default size data transmission windows by the client network devices based on received data queued in a shared data buffer, allocating fixed size data transmission windows to client network devices of the plurality that are communicating data at a rate greater than a threshold data rate, the fixed size windows being larger than the default size windows. The example method also includes receiving data from the client network devices in accordance with at least one of the default size data transmission windows and the fixed size data transmission windows.08-15-2013
20130212282Virtual Computing Services Deployment Network - A business method associates provisioning costs with a usage history indicative of user computing demand, and coalesces the cost data to identify an appropriate provisioning level balancing the provisioning cost and the usage demand cost. Conventional computing environments suffer from the shortcoming of being prone to overprovisioning or underprovisioning a user. Such misprovisioning is inefficient because it denotes underutilized computing resources or ineffective and/or disgruntled users. Costs increase either due to the excessive hardware bestowed on the overprovisioned user, or in support costs addressing the underprovisioned user. Configurations herein substantially overcome such shortcomings by defining a policy indicative of overprovisioning and underprovisioning indicators (misprovisioning flags), and defining rules to specify a triggering event indicating the need to reassess the provisioning of a user.08-15-2013
20130212278CONTROLLING DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES IN A NETWORK - Disclosed are various embodiments for controlling distribution of data on a network. In one embodiment, a distribution service receives a request from a user on a client device to access the distribution service. In response, the distribution service determines whether the user and the client device are authorized to access the distribution service. The distribution service identifies which of the resources are accessible to the user and the client device pairing based on a plurality of resource grouping identifiers. The distribution service then determines whether the client device complies wit