Patents by Inventor Albert Greenberg

Albert Greenberg has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20170302579
    Abstract: A system that includes multiple hosts, each running a plurality of virtual machines. The system may be, for example, a cloud computing environment in which there are services and a service coordination system that communicates with the hosts and with the services. The services include a middleware management service that is configured to maintain per-tenant middleware policy for each of multiple tenants. The middleware management service causes the middleware policy to be applied to network traffic by directing network traffic to a middleware enforcement mechanism. This middleware policy is per-tenant in that it depends on an identity of a tenant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Deepak Bansal, Parveen Patel, Albert Greenberg
  • Patent number: 9705796
    Abstract: A system that includes multiple hosts, each running a plurality of virtual machines. The system may be, for example, a cloud computing environment in which there are services and a service coordination system that communicates with the hosts and with the services. The services include a middleware management service that is configured to maintain per-tenant middleware policy for each of multiple tenants. The middleware management service causes the middleware policy to be applied to network traffic by directing network traffic to a middleware enforcement mechanism. This middleware policy is per-tenant in that it depends on an identity of a tenant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Deepak Bansal, Parveen Patel, Albert Greenberg
  • Patent number: 9621573
    Abstract: Described is a method of assigning a network address to a trap, the network address being a dark address of a virtual private network. The network traffic destined for the network address is monitored and a classification of the network traffic is determined. After the classification, a predetermined response is executed based on the classification of the traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, LP.
    Inventors: Edward Amoroso, Albert Greenberg, Balachander Krishnamurthy
  • Publication number: 20170006053
    Abstract: Various embodiments described herein are directed to optimizing cloud computing infrastructures functionality based on an abuse prevention and remediation platform. A tenant profile may have a tenant confidence score for a tenant, the tenant confidence score being an indicator of the reputation of the tenant usage of cloud computing resources. Based on the confidence score of the tenant, one or more policies for the tenant may be identified limiting access to cloud computing resources. If the virtual internet protocol address (VIP) of the tenant is determined to be tainted, the VIP may be quarantined in a tainted VIP pool, the quarantining excluding the VIP from being selected for use until the VIP is clean. A cleanup routine may be executed, the cleanup routine communicating remedial actions for the tainted VIP. Upon completion of the cleanup routine, the VIP may be restored to a clean VIP pool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: ALBERT GREENBERG, DEEPAK BANSAL
  • Patent number: 9497039
    Abstract: This patent application relates to an agile network architecture that can be employed in data centers, among others. One implementation provides a virtual layer-2 network connecting machines of a layer-3 infrastructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Albert Greenberg, Parantap Lahiri, David A. Maltz, Parveen K. Patel, Sudipta Sengupta, Navendu Jain, Changhoon Kim
  • Patent number: 9456019
    Abstract: Embodiments of automated cloud service performance prediction are disclosed. The automated cloud service performance prediction includes extracting one or more dependency relationships for each web object in the webpage. The prediction further includes determining an original performance metric value and original timing information associated with a page loading of a webpage. The prediction also includes simulating a page loading of the webpage based on the adjusted timing information and the dependency relationships to estimate a new performance metric value associated with the simulated page loading of the webpage. The prediction additionally includes comparing the original performance metric value to the new performance metric value to determine whether the adjusted timing information increased or decreased the new performance metric value relative to the original performance metric value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ming Zhang, Yi-Min Wang, Albert Greenberg, Zhichun Li
  • Patent number: 9450873
    Abstract: Traffic in a cloud is controlled by the nodes participating in the cloud. Tenants of the cloud each have a ratio. On any given node, a current transmission rate of the node is allocated among the tenants of the node, or more specifically, their execution units (e.g., virtual machines) on the node. Thus each tenant receives a predefined portion of the transmission capacity of the node. The transmission capacity can vary as conditions on the network change. For example, if congestion occurs, the transmission capacity may be decreased. Nonetheless, each tenant receives, according to its ratio, a same relative portion of the overall transmission capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Albert Greenberg, Alan Shieh, Srikanth Kandula, Changhoon Kim
  • Publication number: 20160241586
    Abstract: Described is a method of assigning a network address to a trap, the network address being a dark address of a virtual private network. The network traffic destined for the network address is monitored and a classification of the network traffic is determined. After the classification, a predetermined response is executed based on the classification of the traffic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Edward Amoroso, Albert Greenberg, Balachander Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 9356959
    Abstract: Described is a method of assigning a network address to a trap, the network address being a dark address of a virtual private network. The network traffic destined for the network address is monitored and a classification of the network traffic is determined. After the classification, a predetermined response is executed based on the classification of the traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Edward Amoroso, Albert Greenberg, Balachander Krishnamurthy
  • Publication number: 20160149813
    Abstract: A system that includes multiple hosts, each running a plurality of virtual machines. The system may be, for example, a cloud computing environment in which there are services and a service coordination system that communicates with the hosts and with the services. The services include a middleware management service that is configured to maintain per-tenant middleware policy for each of multiple tenants. The middleware management service causes the middleware policy to be applied to network traffic by directing network traffic to a middleware enforcement mechanism. This middleware policy is per-tenant in that it depends on an identity of a tenant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Deepak Bansal, Parveen Patel, Albert Greenberg
  • Publication number: 20160149786
    Abstract: Described is a server monitoring technology that is scalable to large numbers of servers, e.g., in a datacenter. Agents on servers run queries to monitor data sources for that server, such as performance counters and other events. The agents monitor their resource usage and those of monitored events to stay within an administrator-specified resource budget (policy), e.g., by modifying the running queries and/or monitoring parameters. A controller receives results of the monitoring, analyzes the results, and takes action as needed with respect to server operation and monitoring. The controller may dynamically update an agent's queries, monitoring parameters and/or monitored data post-processing operations. The controller may issue alerts and reports, including alerts indicative of inter-server problems between two or more servers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: David A. Maltz, Jonathan David Goldstein, Albert Greenberg, Charles Loboz, Parveen K. Patel
  • Patent number: 9307048
    Abstract: The described implementations relate to distributed computing. One implementation provides a system that can include an outlier detection component that is configured to identify an outlier task from a plurality of tasks based on runtimes of the plurality of tasks. The system can also include a cause evaluation component that is configured to evaluate a cause of the outlier task. For example, the cause of the outlier task can be an amount of data processed by the outlier task, contention for resources used to execute the outlier task, or a communication link with congested bandwidth that is used by the outlier task to input or output data. The system can also include one or more processing devices configured to execute one or more of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Srikanth Kandula, Ganesh Ananthanarayanan, Albert Greenberg, Yi Lu, Bikas Saha, Edward Harris
  • Patent number: 9274842
    Abstract: Described is a server monitoring technology that is scalable to large numbers of servers, e.g., in a datacenter. Agents on servers run queries to monitor data sources for that server, such as performance counters and other events. The agents monitor their resource usage and those of monitored events to stay within an administrator-specified resource budget (policy), e.g., by modifying the running queries and/or monitoring parameters. A controller receives results of the monitoring, analyzes the results, and takes action as needed with respect to server operation and monitoring. The controller may dynamically update an agent's queries, monitoring parameters and/or monitored data post-processing operations. The controller may issue alerts and reports, including alerts indicative of inter-server problems between two or more servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David A. Maltz, Jonathan David Goldstein, Albert Greenberg, Charles Loboz, Parveen K. Patel
  • Patent number: 9264360
    Abstract: A system that includes multiple hosts, each running a plurality of virtual machines. The system may be, for example, a cloud computing environment in which there are services and a service coordination system that communicates with the hosts and with the services. The services include a middleware management service that is configured to maintain per-tenant middleware policy for each of multiple tenants. The middleware management service causes the middleware policy to be applied to network traffic by directing network traffic to a middleware enforcement mechanism. This middleware policy is per-tenant in that it depends on an identity of a tenant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Deepak Bansal, Parveen Patel, Albert Greenberg
  • Publication number: 20150047047
    Abstract: Described is a method of assigning a network address to a trap, the network address being a dark address of a virtual private network. The network traffic destined for the network address is monitored and a classification of the network traffic is determined. After the classification, a predetermined response is executed based on the classification of the traffic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Edward Amoroso, Albert Greenberg, Balachander Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 8929204
    Abstract: A system and techniques are disclosed that increase the redundancy (i.e., physical diversity and bandwidth) available to an IP network, thereby increasing the failure processing capability of IP networks. The techniques include pooling the resources of multiple networks together for mutual backup purposes to improve network reliability and employing methods to efficiently utilize both the intradomain and the interdomain redundancies provided by networks at low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jia Wang, Alexandre Gerber, Albert Greenberg, Hai Paul Liu, Hao Wang, Y. Richard Yang
  • Patent number: 8902743
    Abstract: A method of enabling an electronic privately addressable source to be publicly addressable starts at a receiver where an electronic message is received. It is communicated from a sender with a private address outside a subnet of the receiver through a translator. The translator retrieves a lease to at least one of a public address or a port from a lease manager, translates the private address and the private port into a public address and a public port and communicates identifying data such as the public address and the public port to the receiver. If a response is communicated to the private sender, the response may be communicated to the private sender through the network. The public address and the public port on the message may be translated to the private address and the port of the private sender and the private address and the private port may be used to properly route the response to the private sender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Albert Greenberg, David A. Maltz, Parveen K. Patel, Lihua Yuan
  • Patent number: 8898785
    Abstract: Described is a method of assigning a network address to a trap, the network address being a dark address of a virtual private network. The network traffic destined for the network address is monitored and a classification of the network traffic is determined. After the classification, a predetermined response is executed based on the classification of the traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Edward Amoroso, Albert Greenberg, Balachander Krishnamurthy
  • Publication number: 20140304387
    Abstract: A system that includes multiple hosts, each running a plurality of virtual machines. The system may be, for example, a cloud computing environment in which there are services and a service coordination system that communicates with the hosts and with the services. The services include a middleware management service that is configured to maintain per-tenant middleware policy for each of multiple tenants. The middleware management service causes the middleware policy to be applied to network traffic by directing network traffic to a middleware enforcement mechanism. This middleware policy is per-tenant in that it depends on an identity of a tenant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Deepak Bansal, Parveen Patel, Albert Greenberg
  • Patent number: 8775599
    Abstract: A system that includes multiple hosts, each running a plurality of virtual machines. The system may be, for example, a cloud computing environment in which there are services and a service coordination system that communicates with the hosts and with the services. The services include a middleware management service that is configured to maintain per-tenant middleware policy for each of multiple tenants. The middleware management service causes the middleware policy to be applied to network traffic by directing network traffic to a middleware enforcement mechanism. This middleware policy is per-tenant in that it depends on an identity of a tenant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Deepak Bansal, Parveen Patel, Albert Greenberg