07321926 is referenced by 128 patents and cites 63 patents.

A system and method of allocating a resource to a service request. Servers are virtually assigned through a hierarchy including groups of servers and super groups of the groups of servers. Each service request type is associated with a service index that determines both a super group and a load balancing policy for that service request type. A load balancing policy may be applied to select a group of servers among several server groups associated with the super group. Another load balancing policy is applied to the selected group of servers to select a server to handle the service request. The hierarchical data structure allows servers to be configured into overlappable, arbitrary subsets that can address service requests matching configured content rules. Load balancing policies can be selected by service request type.

Title
Method of and system for allocating resources to resource requests
Application Number
10/74462
Publication Number
7321926 (B1)
Application Date
February 11, 2002
Publication Date
January 22, 2008
Inventor
Wei Wang
San Jose
CA, US
Mark Aaron Wallace
San Jose
CA, US
Rick K Lowe
Menlo Park
CA, US
Liang Liu
San Jose
CA, US
Miguel Gomez
Fremont
CA, US
Erik de la Iglesia
Mountain View
CA, US
Hui Zhang
Cupertino
CA, US
Agent
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
Assignee
Extreme Networks
CA, US
IPC
H04Q 7/20
G06F 9/46
G06F 15/177
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