08244559 is referenced by 32 patents and cites 11 patents.

Embodiments for interacting with cloud computing providers are disclosed. In accordance with at least one embodiment, a resource broker receives a request for a computing task that is to be performed from a customer. The resource broker selects one of the cloud computing providers to perform at least a part of the computing task. In turn, the resource broker may obtain a gain from performance of the at least one part of the computing task by the cloud computing provider.

Title
Cloud computing resource broker
Application Number
12/492813
Publication Number
8244559 (B2)
Application Date
June 26, 2009
Publication Date
August 14, 2012
Inventor
Angel S Calvo
Seattle
WA, US
Rene A Vega
Kirkland
WA, US
Harold L Cochrane
Redmond
WA, US
Eric J Horvitz
Kirkland
WA, US
Agent
Lee & Hayes PLLC
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06Q 40/00
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