08271655 is referenced by 15 patents and cites 25 patents.

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.

Title
Cloud computing roaming services
Application Number
12/630230
Publication Number
8271655 (B2)
Application Date
December 3, 2009
Publication Date
September 18, 2012
Inventor
James W Seaman
Falls Church
VA, US
Michael D Kendzierski
New York
NY, US
Vincenzo V Diluoffo
Sandy Hook
CT, US
Christopher J Dawson
Arlington
VA, US
Agent
Keohane & D Alessandro PLLC
Ronald A D Alessandro
William E Schiesser
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 15/173
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