Patents by Inventor Alexander V. Konstantinou

Alexander V. Konstantinou 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).

  • Patent number: 9508039
    Abstract: Deployment pattern matching is implemented by accessing a target computing environment model that captures environment modeling parameters relating to resources and resource-resource relationships of a corresponding computing environment and expressing the target computing environment model as a model graph defined by target resource elements and resource-to-resource relationship links. Deployment pattern matching is further implemented by accessing a realization pattern that captures deployment parameters relating to resources and resource-resource relationships of a deployment of interest and expressing the realization pattern as a pattern graph defined by conceptual resource elements and constraints arranged by resource-to-resource relationship links and constraint links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: William C. Arnold, Tamar Eilam, Michael H. Kalantar, Alexander V. Konstantinou, Alexander A. Totok
  • Patent number: 9280335
    Abstract: A composable software bundle is created by retrieving a semantic representation of a set of software modules. A functional representation of a set of operations is retrieved. Each operation in the set of operations is to be performed on the set of software modules during at least one virtual image life-cycle phase in a set of virtual image life-cycle phases. A set of artifacts including a set of executable instructions associated with the set of operations is identified. The semantic representation, the functional representation, and the set of artifacts, are stored in a composable software bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Asaf Adi, William C. Arnold, Daniel C. Berg, Tamar Eilam, Dinakaran Joseph, Michael H. Kalantar, Alexander Kofman, Alexander V. Konstantinou, Tova Roth, Edward C. Snible, Harm Sluiman, Ruth E. Willenborg, Matt R. Hogstrom, Jose I. Ortiz
  • Patent number: 9047160
    Abstract: A virtual image is created by receiving a selection of at least one composable software bundle. The at least one composable software bundle includes a first set of metadata and a first set of artifacts comprising a first set of executable instructions associated with a first set of operations. A virtual image asset is selected and received. The virtual image asset includes one or more virtual image disks, a second set of metadata, and a second set of artifacts including a second set of executable instructions associated with a second set of operations. A new virtual image asset is created based on the at least one composable software bundle and the virtual image asset. The new virtual image asset includes a third set of metadata that is based on the first set of metadata and the second set of metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Asaf Adi, William C. Arnold, Daniel C. Berg, Tamar Eilam, Dinakaran Joseph, Michael H. Kalantar, Alexander Kofman, Alexander V. Konstantinou, Tova Roth, Edward C. Snible, Harm Sluiman, Ruth E. Willenborg, Matt R. Hogstrom, Jose I. Ortiz
  • Patent number: 9015593
    Abstract: A system for managing advisories for complex model nodes that can include a complex model, a graphical modeling application, and an advisory manager. The complex model can be configured to graphically represent a user-defined system as multiple nodes and relationships. The graphical modeling application can be configured to execute operations upon the complex model. The graphical modeling application can store data defining the graphical characteristics of the complex model as a notation model and data defining the semantic characteristics of the complex model as a semantic model. The notation model and the semantic model can be stored as separate data entities. The advisory manager can be configured to aggregate notifications and potential resolutions for the nodes of the complex model. The notifications and potential resolutions can be visually presented within the graphical modeling application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel C. Berg, Brad L. Blancett, Michael D. Elder, Chad M. Holliday, Alexander V. Konstantinou, Narinder Makin, Timothy A. Pouyer, John E. Swanke
  • Patent number: 8849987
    Abstract: This invention provides an extensible means of defining the mechanism to find one or more type(s) or instance(s) of existing resources (files, databases, repositories, etc.) and automating their linkages to the artifacts to be created, based on the customizable matching rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Christopher Berg, Brad Lee Blancett, Michael Damein Elder, Chad Holliday, Michael Husayn Kalantar, Alexander V. Konstantinou, Narinder Makin, Timothy Allen Pouyer, John E. Swanke
  • Patent number: 8799203
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for encapsulation and re-use of a model. A modeling platform creates a governance contract governing the exportation and modification of elements of the model by other models. In response to a request to import at least one element of the model into a second model, the modeling platform exports the requested at least one element by reference only if the element has a governance setting that allows for exportation. In response to a request to modify at least one imported element of the model in the second model, the modeling platform determines the governance setting for the element. Then, the modeling platform modifies the element by composing the modification in the second model only if the element has a governance setting that allows modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Christopher Berg, Brad Lee Blancett, Michael Damein Elder, Chad Holliday, Alexander V. Konstantinou, Narinder Makin, Timothy Allen Pouyer, John E. Swanke
  • Patent number: 8769493
    Abstract: Lifecycles of virtual image assets are managed as follows. A set of assets including a set virtual image assets and a set of software bundle assets are analyzed. At least a portion of relationship data between one or more of the virtual image assets and one or more of the software bundle assets is determined. The at least a portion of relationship data is stored in a memory. At least one of one or more virtual image assets and one or more software bundle assets are determined to be associated with a set of changes. At least one virtual image asset that is related to the one or more virtual image assets and/or one or more software bundle assets associated with the set of changes is identified. The at least one virtual image asset that has been identified is updated based on the set of changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William C. Arnold, Murray J. Beaton, Daniel C. Berg, Tamar Eilam, Michael H. Kalantar, Alexander V. Konstantinou, Gili Mendel, Tova Roth, Harm Sluiman, Edward C. Snible
  • Patent number: 8762937
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for model driven deployment of component based applications. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for model driven deployment of component based applications can include selecting units representative of corresponding programmatic objects to be deployed into a target environment and specifying a deployment topology for the target environment. The method also can include matching portions of the units to different automation signatures and filtering the different automation signatures to a set of automation signatures based upon the deployment topology. The set of automation signatures can be ordered according to known dependencies of a corresponding deployment model and the ordered set of automation signatures can be bundled into an automation workflow and published to an automation engine for execution to deploy the programmatic objects into the target environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel C. Berg, Brad L. Blancett, Michael D. Elder, Chad M. Holliday, Alexander V. Konstantinou, Timothy A. Pouyer, Edward C. Snible, Hendra Suwanda, John E. Swanke
  • Patent number: 8762945
    Abstract: Lifecycles of virtual image assets are managed as follows. A set of assets including a set virtual image assets and a set of software bundle assets are analyzed. At least a portion of relationship data between one or more of the virtual image assets and one or more of the software bundle assets is determined. The at least a portion of relationship data is stored in a memory. At least one of one or more virtual image assets and one or more software bundle assets are determined to be associated with a set of changes. At least one virtual image asset that is related to the one or more virtual image assets and/or one or more software bundle assets associated with the set of changes is identified. The at least one virtual image asset that has been identified is updated based on the set of changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William C. Arnold, Murray J. Beaton, Daniel C. Berg, Tamar Eilam, Michael H. Kalantar, Alexander V. Konstantinou, Gili Mendel, Tova Roth, Harm Sluiman, Edward C. Snible
  • Patent number: 8677317
    Abstract: A deployment modeling platform enables a user to model application characteristics of target software and to associate application modeling parameters to the modeled application characteristics. A user may also model environment characteristics of a target deployment environment and to associate environment modeling parameters to the modeled deployment environment characteristics. Still further, a user may create a deployment model that associates and maps selected parameters of the modeled application characteristics of the target software to associated parameters of the modeled environment characteristics of the deployment environment, and to verify that each parameter that relates to a requirement is mapped to and is fulfilled by an associated parameter that relates to a corresponding capability to determine whether validation problems exist in order to deploy the target software in the associated deployment environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William C. Arnold, Daniel C. Berg, Brad L. Blancett, Tamar Eilam, Michael D. Elder, Chad Holliday, Michael H. Kalantar, Alexander V. Konstantinou, Timothy A. Pouyer, Narinder Makin, Harm Sluiman, Edward C. Snible, John E. Swanke, Alexander A. Totok, Andrew N. Trossman
  • Patent number: 8612976
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclose a method and system for creating a virtual part used for composing a virtual solution. In one embodiment, a user's selection of at least one virtual image is received. A set of configurability points is associated with the virtual image. A set of parameters of a virtual part is set as configurable during virtual solution composition. A set of virtual ports is generated. Each virtual port within the set of virtual ports indicates at least one of a set of virtual parts required by a virtual part including the set of virtual ports and a set of virtual parts that is compatible with the virtual part. A set of configuration operations is received. A virtual part including at least the virtual image, the set of configurability points, the set of virtual ports, and the configuration operations is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William C. Arnold, Tamar Eilam, Michael H. Kalantar, Alexander V. Konstantinou, John A. Pershing, Edward C. Snible, Alexander A. Totok
  • Patent number: 8595693
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for model driven deployment of component based applications. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for model driven deployment of component based applications can include selecting units representative of corresponding programmatic objects to be deployed into a target environment and specifying a deployment topology for the target environment. The method also can include matching portions of the units to different automation signatures and filtering the different automation signatures to a set of automation signatures based upon the deployment topology. The set of automation signatures can be ordered according to known dependencies of a corresponding deployment model and the ordered set of automation signatures can be bundled into an automation workflow and published to an automation engine for execution to deploy the programmatic objects into the target environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel C. Berg, Brad L. Blancett, Michael D. Elder, Chad M. Holliday, Alexander V. Konstantinou, Timothy A. Pouyer, Edward C. Snible, Hendra Suwanda, John E. Swanke
  • Patent number: 8417658
    Abstract: Deployment pattern matching is implemented by accessing a target computing environment model that captures environment modeling parameters relating to resources and resource-resource relationships of a corresponding computing environment and expressing the target computing environment model as a model graph defined by target resource elements and resource-to-resource relationship links. Deployment pattern matching is further implemented by accessing a realization pattern that captures deployment parameters relating to resources and resource-resource relationships of a deployment of interest and expressing the realization pattern as a pattern graph defined by conceptual resource elements and constraints arranged by resource-to-resource relationship links and constraint links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William C. Arnold, Tamar Eilam, Michael H. Kalantar, Alexander V. Konstantinou, Alexander A. Totok
  • Publication number: 20130007745
    Abstract: Lifecycles of virtual image assets are managed as follows. A set of assets including a set virtual image assets and a set of software bundle assets are analyzed. At least a portion of relationship data between one or more of the virtual image assets and one or more of the software bundle assets is determined. The at least a portion of relationship data is stored in a memory. At least one of one or more virtual image assets and one or more software bundle assets are determined to be associated with a set of changes. At least one virtual image asset that is related to the one or more virtual image assets and/or one or more software bundle assets associated with the set of changes is identified. The at least one virtual image asset that has been identified is updated based on the set of changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William C. ARNOLD, Murray J. BEATON, Daniel C. BERG, Tamar EILAM, Michael H. KALANTAR, Alexander V. KONSTANTINOU, Gili MENDEL, Tova ROTH, Harm SLUIMAN, Edward C. SNIBLE
  • Publication number: 20120304174
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclose a method and system for creating a virtual part used for composing a virtual solution. In one embodiment, a user's selection of at least one virtual image is received. A set of configurability points is associated with the virtual image. A set of parameters of a virtual part is set as configurable during virtual solution composition. A set of virtual ports is generated. Each virtual port within the set of virtual ports indicates at least one of a set of virtual parts required by a virtual part including the set of virtual ports and a set of virtual parts that is compatible with the virtual part. A set of configuration operations is received. A virtual part including at least the virtual image, the set of configurability points, the set of virtual ports, and the configuration operations is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William C. ARNOLD, Tamar EILAM, Michael H. KALANTAR, Alexander V. KONSTANTINOU, John A. PERSHING, Edward C. SNIBLE, Alexander A. TOTOK
  • Patent number: 8291378
    Abstract: A deployment modeling platform enables a user to model application characteristics of target software and to associate application modeling parameters to the modeled application characteristics. A user may also model environment characteristics of a target deployment environment and to associate environment modeling parameters to the modeled deployment environment characteristics. Still further, a user may create a deployment model that associates and maps selected parameters of the modeled application characteristics of the target software to associated parameters of the modeled environment characteristics of the deployment environment, and to verify that each parameter that relates to a requirement is mapped to and is fulfilled by an associated parameter that relates to a corresponding capability to determine whether validation problems exist in order to deploy the target software in the associated deployment environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William C. Arnold, Daniel C. Berg, Brad L. Blancett, Tamar Eilam, Michael D. Elder, Chad Holliday, Michael H. Kalantar, Alexander V. Konstantinou, Timothy A. Pouyer, Narinder Makin, Harm Sluiman, Edward C. Snible, John E. Swanke, Alexander A. Totok, Andrew N. Trossman
  • Publication number: 20120260245
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for model driven deployment of component based applications. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for model driven deployment of component based applications can include selecting units representative of corresponding programmatic objects to be deployed into a target environment and specifying a deployment topology for the target environment. The method also can include matching portions of the units to different automation signatures and filtering the different automation signatures to a set of automation signatures based upon the deployment topology. The set of automation signatures can be ordered according to known dependencies of a corresponding deployment model and the ordered set of automation signatures can be bundled into an automation workflow and published to an automation engine for execution to deploy the programmatic objects into the target environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel C. Berg, Brad L. Blancett, Michael D. Elder, Chad M. Holliday, Alexander V. Konstantinou, Timothy A. Pouyer, Edward C. Snible, Hendra Suwanda, John E. Swanke
  • Patent number: 8281307
    Abstract: A method and information processing system are provided for creating a virtual part and for composing and deploying a virtual solution with one or more virtual parts. The virtual part includes: a virtual image including a set of compatible software components; a set of configurability points, each configurability point defining at least one parameter of the virtual part that is configurable; a set of virtual ports, wherein each virtual port indicates at least one of a set of virtual parts required by the virtual part and a set of virtual parts that are compatible with the virtual part; and a set of configuration scripts adapted to reconfigure the virtual image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William C. Arnold, Tamar Eilam, Michael H. Kalantar, Alexander V. Konstantinou, John A. Pershing, Edward C. Snible, Alexander A. Totok
  • Publication number: 20120192146
    Abstract: A deployment modeling platform enables a user to model application characteristics of target software and to associate application modeling parameters to the modeled application characteristics. A user may also model environment characteristics of a target deployment environment and to associate environment modeling parameters to the modeled deployment environment characteristics. Still further, a user may create a deployment model that associates and maps selected parameters of the modeled application characteristics of the target software to associated parameters of the modeled environment characteristics of the deployment environment, and to verify that each parameter that relates to a requirement is mapped to and is fulfilled by an associated parameter that relates to a corresponding capability to determine whether validation problems exist in order to deploy the target software in the associated deployment environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William C. Arnold, Daniel C. Berg, Brad L. Blancett, Tamar Eilam, Michael D. Elder, Chad Holliday, Michael H. Kalantar, Alexander V. Konstantinou, Timothy A. Pouyer, Narinder Makin, Harm Sluiman, Edward C. Snible, John E. Swanke, Alexander A. Totok, Andrew N. Trossman
  • Publication number: 20120084752
    Abstract: Lifecycles of virtual image assets are managed as follows. A set of assets including a set virtual image assets and a set of software bundle assets are analyzed. At least a portion of relationship data between one or more of the virtual image assets and one or more of the software bundle assets is determined. The at least a portion of relationship data is stored in a memory. At least one of one or more virtual image assets and one or more software bundle assets are determined to be associated with a set of changes. At least one virtual image asset that is related to the one or more virtual image assets and/or one or more software bundle assets associated with the set of changes is identified. The at least one virtual image asset that has been identified is updated based on the set of changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: WILLIAM C. ARNOLD, MURRAY J. BEATON, DANIEL C. BERG, TAMAR EILAM, MICHAEL H. KALANTAR, ALEXANDER V. KONSTANTINOU, GILI MENDEL, TOVA ROTH, HARM SLUIMAN, EDWARD C. SNIBLE