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Surendra M Kumar, Nagaraj A Bagepalli, Dileep K Devireddy, Abhijit Patra: Shortening of service paths in service chains in a communications network. Cisco Technology, Patent Capital Group, March 29, 2016: US09300585 (10 worldwide citation)

A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes receiving at a network element a flow offload decision for a first service node that includes a portion of a service chain for processing a flow; recording the flow offload decision against the first service node at the network element; and ...


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Hendrikus G P Bosch, Ian McDowell Campbell, Humberto J La Roche, James N Guichard, Surendra M Kumar, Paul Quinn, Alessandro Duminuco, Jeffrey Napper, Ravi Shekhar: System and method for transporting information to services in a network environment. Cisco Technology, Patent Capital Group, June 28, 2016: US09379931 (8 worldwide citation)

An example method is provided in one example embodiment and may include receiving a packet for a subscriber at a gateway, wherein the gateway includes a local policy anchor for interfacing with one or more policy servers and one or more classifiers for interfacing with one or more service chains, ea ...


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Surendra M Kumar, Nagaraj Bagepalli, Abhijit Patra, Paul Quinn, Ethan M Spiegel: Workload based service chain insertion in a network environment. Cisco Technology, Patent Capital Group, September 8, 2015: US09130872 (8 worldwide citation)

An example method for workload based service chain insertion in a network environment is provided and includes partitioning a service-path into fragments at a service controller, where the service-path comprises an ordered sequence of services to be provided to a packet associated with a workload in ...


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Hendrikus G P Bosch, Ian McDowell Campbell, Humberto J La Roche, James N Guichard, Surendra M Kumar, Paul Quinn, Alessandro Duminuco, Jeffrey Napper, Ravi Shekhar: System and method for transporting information to services in a network environment. Cisco Technology, Patent Capital Group, October 25, 2016: US09479443 (5 worldwide citation)

An example method is provided in one example embodiment and may include receiving a packet for a subscriber at a gateway, wherein the gateway includes a local policy anchor for interfacing with one or more policy servers and one or more classifiers for interfacing with one or more service chains, ea ...


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Surendra M Kumar, Dileep K Devireddy, Nagaraj A Bagepalli, Abhijit Patra: Distributed service chaining in a network environment. Cisco Technology, Patent Capital Group, August 2, 2016: US09407540 (5 worldwide citation)

An example method for distributed service chaining in a network environment is provided and includes receiving a packet belonging to a service chain in a distributed virtual switch (DVS) network environment, wherein the packet includes a network service header (NSH) indicating a service path identif ...


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Humberto J La Roche Jr, Hendrikus G P Bosch, James N Guichard, Paul Quinn, Surendra M Kumar, Kevin D Shatzkamer: Conveying subscriber information to service chain services using tunnel protocol header encapsulation for mobile network applications in a network environment. Cisco Technology, Patent Capital Group, July 19, 2016: US09398486 (4 worldwide citation)

A method provided in one embodiment includes receiving, at a first network element, a first data packet of a data flow, wherein the data flow is associated with a subscriber. The method further includes receiving subscriber information associated with the subscriber, and encapsulating the subscriber ...


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Surendra M Kumar, Nagaraj A Bagepalli, Abhijit Patra, Paul Quinn, James N Guichard, Hendrikus G P Bosch: Service node originated service chains in a network environment. Cisco Technology, Patent Capital Group, March 28, 2017: US09608896 (3 worldwide citation)

An example method for service node originated service chains in a network environment is provided and includes receiving a packet at a service node in a network environment that includes a plurality of service nodes and a central classifier, analyzing the packet for a service chain modification or a ...


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Surendra M Kumar, Nagaraj A Bagepalli, Dileep K Devireddy, Abhijit Patra: Shortening of service paths in service chains in a communications network. Cisco Technology, Patent Capital Group, January 31, 2017: US09559970 (3 worldwide citation)

A method is provided in one embodiment and includes receiving at a network element a flow offload decision for a first service node that includes a portion of a service chain for processing a flow; recording the flow offload decision against the first service node at the network element; and propaga ...


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Surendra M Kumar, Nagaraj A Bagepalli, Abhijit Patra: High-efficiency service chaining with agentless service nodes. Cisco Technology, Polsinelli PC, October 17, 2017: US09794379 (3 worldwide citation)

An example method for distributed service chaining is provided and includes receiving a packet belonging to a service chain in a distributed virtual switch (DVS) network environment, the packet includes a network service header (NSH) indicating a service path identifier identifying the service chain ...


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Surendra M Kumar, Paul Quinn, James N Guichard, Michael R Smith: Network address translation offload to network infrastructure for service chains in a network environment. Cisco Technology, Patent Capital Group, June 7, 2016: US09363183 (1 worldwide citation)

An example method for network address translation (NAT) offload to network infrastructure for service chains in a network environment is provided and includes receiving a packet at a network infrastructure in a network comprising a plurality of service nodes interconnected through the network infras ...