Over the past 16 consecutive years,
The nature of ideas patented by IBMers span the gamut of industries and applications, such as the rapidly evolving cloud computing market. During the past few years,
A few sample patents that support the company’s cloud computing portfolio include:
Provisioning web services – U.S. Patent # 7,506,021
A benefit of cloud computing is the ability to offer “self-service processing”, where end-users submit requests that are satisfied by the Cloud. Such requests are implemented as business processes, which are used to perform a wide range of tasks ranging from fulfilling customer orders for books or stocks to upgrading computer systems. This invention simplifies the execution of business processes by automating provisioning—preparing computing hardware and software to operate on a network—of the web services needed to accomplish the task.
Michael G. Polan
Stephen P. Roberts
John W. Stephenson
As the amount of information transmitted over networks by businesses, individuals and other entities continues to grow, the ability to guarantee privacy of information has become an ongoing challenge, especially in large-scale, shared-resource environments such as Clouds. This invention allows businesses to exchange information securely, while respecting policies that protect the privacy of both parties.
Sastry S. Duri
Paul A. Moskowitz
Edith G. Schonberg
Charles P. Tresser
Marco O. Gruteser
Method and system for third party resource provisioning management – U.S. Patent # 6,871232
Networks are commonly used to provide users access to network resources such as software, electronic data, or files in storage systems or databases. As the number of users on a given network increases, and as resources become increasingly distributed, it becomes especially important to ensure that users are able to access only resources to which they have proper authorization. In the Cloud, this challenge is paramount and this invention improves the management of resources, especially resources that are geographically dispersed.
Frank Yeh, Jr.
Jeffrey C. Curie,
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