07792989 is referenced by 173 patents and cites 50 patents.

A selection resource executed within the network is configured for selecting from among a plurality of servers, distributed throughout the network at respective network-based server locations and each configured for providing a specified service, a selected server for providing the specified service for a client device at a network-based client location. The selection resource selects the selected server based on the corresponding server location relative to the client location, and causes a request having been generated by the client device to be sent to the selected server. Hence, the selection resource optimizes client-server interactions in a distributed computing network, based on the client location and the server location.

Title
Arrangement for selecting a server to provide distributed services from among multiple servers based on a location of a client device
Application Number
11/110863
Publication Number
7792989 (B2)
Application Date
April 21, 2005
Publication Date
September 7, 2010
Inventor
Douglas Jay Walker
Raleigh
NC, US
Bryan C Turner
Apex
NC, US
John Toebes
Cary
NC, US
Agent
Leon R Turkevich
Assignee
Cisco Technology
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/173
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