By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 11 -- Alcatel Lucent, Paris, has been assigned a patent (8,532,108) developed by Li Erran Li, Edison, N.J., and Thomas Woo, Short Hills, N.J., for a "layer 2 seamless site extension of enterprises in cloud computing."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Various embodiments relate to a Cloud Data Center, a system comprising the Cloud Data Center, and a related method. The Cloud Data Center may include a logical customer edge router to send packets between addresses in a private enterprise network and addresses in a logical network within a cloud network using Layer 2 protocol and MAC addressing. The logical network may have resources, known as virtual machines, allocated to the private enterprise network and may share a common IP address space with the private enterprise network. A directory at the Cloud Data Center may correlate the enterprise IP addresses of virtual machines with a MAC address, cloud IP address, and a location IP address within the logical network. The Cloud Data Center may double encapsulate packets with MAC, cloudIP, and locIP headers, when sending a packet to a destination in the logical network."
The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2009 (12/571,274). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8532108.PN.&OS=PN/8532108&RS=PN/8532108
Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.