06842783 is referenced by 43 patents and cites 16 patents.

A method and system for controlling and guaranteeing a service level agreement (SLA) based on a communications outbound link bandwidth usage to a plurality of customers having electronic business activity hosted by at least one server as a server farm, includes monitoring the outbound communications bandwidth usage by each customer traffic to determine a level of service being provided to each customer with respect to the agreed service level agreement in each service cycle time per unit of time. The flow of incoming requests to each customer business activity application is controlled so as to guarantee a level of service previously agreed to the customer by queuing requests to the customer and by selectively dropping requests to the customer to guarantee the agreed service levels to the customer. The controlling process controls and guarantees each outbound link usage based service level agreement by controlling the flow of incoming requests to the at least one server.

Title
System and method for enforcing communications bandwidth based service level agreements to plurality of customers hosted on a clustered web server
Application Number
9/506603
Publication Number
6842783 (B1)
Application Date
February 18, 2000
Publication Date
January 11, 2005
Inventor
Pascal Pol Marie Thubert
Vence
FR
Kiyoshi Maruyama
Chappaqua
NY, US
Jean A Lorrain
Vence
FR
Eric M Levy Abegnoli
Nice
FR
Colin George Harrison
Brookfield
CT, US
Daniel Manuel Dias
Yorktown
NY, US
Richard Harold Boivie
Monroe
CT, US
Agent
McGinn & Gibb PLLC
Richard M Ludwin Esq
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
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