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"Providing Automated Quality-Of-Service ('Qos') for Virtual Machine Migration across a Shared Data Center Network" in Patent Application Approval...

May 15, 2014



"Providing Automated Quality-Of-Service ('Qos') for Virtual Machine Migration across a Shared Data Center Network" in Patent Application Approval Process

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Politics & Government Week -- A patent application by the inventors KALYANARAMAN, SHIVKUMAR (BANGALORE, IN); MANN, VIJAY (GURGAON, IN), filed on October 22, 2012, was made available online on May 1, 2014, according to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews correspondents.

This patent application is assigned to International Business Machines Corporation.

The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The field of the invention is data processing, or, more specifically, methods, apparatus, and products for providing automated quality-of-service ('QoS') for virtual machine migration across a shared data center network.

"Modern data centers can include many virtual machines that execute on physical machines. Migrating a particular virtual machine from one physical machine to another physical machine, however, are considered expensive operations because of the additional network traffic that is generated, which can impact the network performance of other applications in the data center. Furthermore, such operations are also expensive because of the downtime that applications running on the virtual machine may experience."

In addition to the background information obtained for this patent application, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent application: "Methods, apparatus, and products for providing automated quality-of-service ('QoS') for virtual machine migration across a shared data center network, including: identifying, by a virtual machine migration module, a virtual machine to migrate from a source host to a destination host; determining, by the virtual machine migration module, a migration cost for migrating the virtual machine from the source host to the destination host; identifying based on the migration cost, by the virtual machine migration module, a least congested network path between the source host and the destination host and a bandwidth to be used for migration such that migration completes within a user specified time limit; and initiating, by the virtual machine migration module, transmission of the virtual machine from the source host to the destination host over the least congested network path, including reserving bandwidth across the shared data center network for transferring the virtual machine from the source host to the destination host in dependence upon the migration cost.

"The foregoing and other objects, features and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following more particular descriptions of example embodiments of the invention as illustrated in the accompanying drawings wherein like reference numbers generally represent like parts of example embodiments of the invention.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

"FIG. 1 sets forth a block diagram of automated computing machinery comprising an example computer useful in providing automated QoS for virtual machine migration across a shared data center network according to embodiments of the present invention.

"FIG. 2 sets forth a flow chart illustrating an example method for providing automated QoS for virtual machine migration across a shared data center network according to embodiments of the present invention.

"FIG. 3 sets forth a flow chart illustrating an example method for providing automated QoS for virtual machine migration across a shared data center network according to embodiments of the present invention.

"FIG. 4 sets forth a flow chart illustrating an example method for providing automated QoS for virtual machine migration across a shared data center network according to embodiments of the present invention."

URL and more information on this patent application, see: KALYANARAMAN, SHIVKUMAR; MANN, VIJAY. Providing Automated Quality-Of-Service ('Qos') for Virtual Machine Migration across a Shared Data Center Network. Filed October 22, 2012 and posted May 1, 2014. Patent URL: http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=582&p=12&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20140424.PD.&OS=PD/20140424&RS=PD/20140424

Keywords for this news article include: International Business Machines Corporation.

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