Patents by Inventor Antony Joel Messerli

Antony Joel Messerli 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: 10516623
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a cloud computing system provides user extensibility by providing a plugin interface for major systems. Plugin interfaces for a compute service, object service, network service, authentication and authorization service, message service, and image service are disclosed. One or more of the plugin interfaces can be used to alter the allocation of virtual to physical resources across multiple services. Compound services and smart allocation facilities are possible with user-directed modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Leafe, Alexander Walsh, Paul Voccio, Antony Joel Messerli, Charles B. Thier, John A. Dickinson, Gregory Lee Holt, Christopher James Behrens, Trey Eugene Morris, Matthew Charles Dietz, Jason LuVern Kolker, Ziad Sawalha, Yogeshwar Srikrishnan, William Randolph Mathews, IV, Vishvananda Ishaya
  • Patent number: 10157077
    Abstract: A virtual machine management system is used to instantiate, wake, move, sleep, and destroy individual operating environments in a cloud or cluster. In various embodiments, there is a method and system for transferring an operating environment from a first host to a second host. The first host contains an active environment, with a disk and memory. The disk is snapshotted while the operating environment on the first host is still live, and the snapshot is transferred to the second host. After the initial snapshot is transferred, a differential update using rsync or a similar mechanism can be used to transfer just the changes from the snapshot from the first to the second host. In a further embodiment, the contents of the memory are also transferred. This memory can be transferred as a snapshot after pausing the active environment, or by synchronizing the memory spaces between the two hosts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Voccio, Antony Joel Messerli
  • Patent number: 10078529
    Abstract: Several different embodiments of a flexible virtual machine management system are described. The virtual machine management system is used to instantiate, wake, move, sleep, and destroy individual operating environments in a cloud or cluster. In various embodiments, the virtual machine management system uses single messages to perform complex operations, allowing for flexible and scalable use of virtual resources in a cluster while still reducing energy consumption to the minimum possible level. In one preferred embodiment, Wake-on-LAN packets are used as the messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Voccio, Antony Joel Messerli, Jason L. Mick, Alexander Walsh
  • Publication number: 20170302589
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a cloud computing system provides user extensibility by providing a plugin interface for major systems. Plugin interfaces for a compute service, object service, network service, authentication and authorization service, message service, and image service are disclosed. One or more of the plugin interfaces can be used to alter the allocation of virtual to physical resources across multiple services. Compound services and smart allocation facilities are possible with user-directed modification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Edward Leafe, Alexander Walsh, Paul Voccio, Antony Joel Messerli, Charles B. Thier, John A. Dickinson, Gregory Lee Holt, Christopher James Behrens, Trey Eugene Morris, Mathew Dietz, Jason LuVern Kolker, Ziad Sawalha, Yogeshwar Srikrishan, William Randolph Mathews, Vishvananda Ishaya
  • Publication number: 20170223117
    Abstract: A cloud computing system includes a physical resource pool that includes a number of information processing devices. Each information processing device includes a processor, a computer-readable medium, and a network interface. The system further includes a first cloud controller to manage a first cloud infrastructure, the first cloud infrastructure operating a first set of virtualized resources, the first set of virtualized resources having access to the physical resource pool through the first cloud controller. The system further includes a second cloud controller to manage a second cloud infrastructure, the second cloud infrastructure utilizing the first set of virtual resources to operate a second set of virtual resources, the second set of virtual resources being provided access to the physical resource pool through the second cloud controller and the first cloud controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Antony Joel Messerli, Paul Voccio, John Carlisle Hincher
  • Publication number: 20170199755
    Abstract: A virtual machine management system is used to instantiate, wake, move, sleep, and destroy individual operating environments in a cloud or cluster. In various embodiments, there is a method and system for transferring an operating environment from a first host to a second host. The first host contains an active environment, with a disk and memory. The disk is snapshotted while the operating environment on the first host is still live, and the snapshot is transferred to the second host. After the initial snapshot is transferred, a differential update using rsync or a similar mechanism can be used to transfer just the changes from the snapshot from the first to the second host. In a further embodiment, the contents of the memory are also transferred. This memory can be transferred as a snapshot after pausing the active environment, or by synchronizing the memory spaces between the two hosts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Paul Voccio, Antony Joel Messerli
  • Publication number: 20170139736
    Abstract: A cloud computing system including a computing device configured to run virtual machine instances is disclosed. The computing device includes a hypervisor program for managing the virtual machine instances. A customer virtual machine instance is run by the hypervisor program on the computing device, and a grid virtual machine instance is run by the hypervisor program on the computing device. The grid virtual machine instance is configured to run only when a resource of the computing device is not being utilized by the customer virtual machine instance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventor: Antony Joel Messerli
  • Patent number: 9584439
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a cloud computing system provides user extensibility by providing a plugin interface for major systems. Plugin interfaces for a compute service, object service, network service, authentication and authorization service, message service, and image service are disclosed. One or more of the plugin interfaces can be used to alter the allocation of virtual to physical resources across multiple services. Compound services and smart allocation facilities are possible with user-directed modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Leafe, Alexander Walsh, Paul Voccio, Antony Joel Messerli, Charles B. Thier, John A. Dickinson, Gregory Lee Holt, Christopher James Behrens, Trey Eugene Morris, Matthew Charles Dietz, Jason LuVern Kolker, Ziad Sawalha, Yogeshwar Srikrishan, William Randolph Mathews, Vishvananda Ishaya
  • Patent number: 9563480
    Abstract: A cloud computing system includes a physical resource pool that includes a number of information processing devices. Each information processing device includes a processor, a computer-readable medium, and a network interface. The system further includes a first cloud controller to manage a first cloud infrastructure, the first cloud infrastructure operating a first set of virtualized resources, the first set of virtualized resources having access to the physical resource pool through the first cloud controller. The system further includes a second cloud controller to manage a second cloud infrastructure, the second cloud infrastructure utilizing the first set of virtual resources to operate a second set of virtual resources, the second set of virtual resources being provided access to the physical resource pool through the second cloud controller and the first cloud controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Antony Joel Messerli, Paul Voccio, John Carlisle Hincher
  • Patent number: 9552215
    Abstract: A virtual machine management system is used to instantiate, wake, move, sleep, and destroy individual operating environments in a cloud or cluster. In various embodiments, there is a method and system for transferring an operating environment from a first host to a second host. The first host contains an active environment, with a disk and memory. The disk is snapshotted while the operating environment on the first host is still live, and the snapshot is transferred to the second host. After the initial snapshot is transferred, a differential update using rsync or a similar mechanism can be used to transfer just the changes from the snapshot from the first to the second host. In a further embodiment, the contents of the memory are also transferred. This memory can be transferred as a snapshot after pausing the active environment, or by synchronizing the memory spaces between the two hosts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Voccio, Antony Joel Messerli
  • Patent number: 9471384
    Abstract: A cloud computing system including a computing device configured to run virtual machine instances is disclosed. The computing device includes a hypervisor program for managing the virtual machine instances. A customer virtual machine instance is run by the hypervisor program on the computing device, and a grid virtual machine instance is run by the hypervisor program on the computing device. The grid virtual machine instance is configured to run only when a resource of the computing device is not being utilized by the customer virtual machine instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventor: Antony Joel Messerli
  • Publication number: 20160246639
    Abstract: Several different embodiments of a flexible virtual machine management system are described. The virtual machine management system is used to instantiate, wake, move, sleep, and destroy individual operating environments in a cloud or cluster. In various embodiments, the virtual machine management system uses single messages to perform complex operations, allowing for flexible and scalable use of virtual resources in a cluster while still reducing energy consumption to the minimum possible level. In one preferred embodiment, Wake-on-LAN packets are used as the messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Paul Voccio, Antony Joel Messerli, Jason L. Mick, Alexander Walsh
  • Publication number: 20160072727
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a cloud computing system provides user extensibility by providing a plugin interface for major systems. Plugin interfaces for a compute service, object service, network service, authentication and authorization service, message service, and image service are disclosed. One or more of the plugin interfaces can be used to alter the allocation of virtual to physical resources across multiple services. Compound services and smart allocation facilities are possible with user-directed modification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Edward Leafe, Alexander Walsh, Paul Voccio, Antony Joel Messerli, Charles B. Thier, John A. Dickinson, Gregory Lee Holt, Christopher James Behrens, Trey Eugene Morris, Matthew Charles Dietz, Jason LuVern Kolker, Ziad Sawalha, Yogeshwar Srikrishan, William Randolph Mathews, Vishvananda Ishaya
  • Patent number: 9268586
    Abstract: Several different embodiments of a flexible virtual machine management system are described. The virtual machine management system is used to instantiate, wake, move, sleep, and destroy individual operating environments in a cloud or cluster. In various embodiments, the virtual machine management system uses single messages to perform complex operations, allowing for flexible and scalable use of virtual resources in a cluster while still reducing energy consumption to the minimum possible level. In one preferred embodiment, Wake-on-LAN packets are used as the messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Voccio, Antony Joel Messerli, Jason L. Mick, Alexander Walsh
  • Patent number: 9141410
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a cloud computing system provides user extensibility by providing a plugin interface for major systems. Plugin interfaces for a compute service, object service, network service, authentication and authorization service, message service, and image service are disclosed. One or more of the plugin interfaces can be used to alter the allocation of virtual to physical resources across multiple services. Compound services and smart allocation facilities are possible with user-directed modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Leafe, Alexander Walsh, Paul Voccio, Antony Joel Messerli, Charles B. Thier, John A. Dickinson, Gregory Lee Holt, Christopher James Behrens, Trey Eugene Morris, Matthew Charles Dietz, Jason LuVern Kolker, Ziad Sawalha, Yogeshwar Srikrishnan, William Randolph Mathews, IV, Vishvananda Ishaya
  • Publication number: 20140059226
    Abstract: A cloud computing system includes a physical resource pool that includes a number of information processing devices. Each information processing device includes a processor, a computer-readable medium, and a network interface. The system further includes a first cloud controller to manage a first cloud infrastructure, the first cloud infrastructure operating a first set of virtualized resources, the first set of virtualized resources having access to the physical resource pool through the first cloud controller. The system further includes a second cloud controller to manage a second cloud infrastructure, the second cloud infrastructure utilizing the first set of virtual resources to operate a second set of virtual resources, the second set of virtual resources being provided access to the physical resource pool through the second cloud controller and the first cloud controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Antony Joel Messerli, Paul Voccio, John Carlisle Hincher
  • Publication number: 20130247034
    Abstract: A cloud computing system including a computing device configured to run virtual machine instances is disclosed. The computing device includes a hypervisor program for managing the virtual machine instances. A customer virtual machine instance is run by the hypervisor program on the computing device, and a grid virtual machine instance is run by the hypervisor program on the computing device. The grid virtual machine instance is configured to run only when a resource of the computing device is not being utilized by the customer virtual machine instance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventor: Antony Joel Messerli
  • Publication number: 20120233668
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a cloud computing system provides user extensibility by providing a plugin interface for major systems. Plugin interfaces for a compute service, object service, network service, authentication and authorization service, message service, and image service are disclosed. One or more of the plugin interfaces can be used to alter the allocation of virtual to physical resources across multiple services. Compound services and smart allocation facilities are possible with user-directed modification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Leafe, Alexander Walsh, Paul Voccio, Antony Joel Messerli, Charles B. Thier, John A. Dickinson, Gregory Lee Holt, Christopher James Behrens, Trey Eugene Morris, Matthew Charles Dietz, Jason LuVern K├Âlker, Ziad Sawalha, Yogeshwar Srikrishnan, William Randolph Matthews, IV, Vishavanada Ishaya
  • Publication number: 20120233282
    Abstract: A virtual machine management system is used to instantiate, wake, move, sleep, and destroy individual operating environments in a cloud or cluster. In various embodiments, there is a method and system for transferring an operating environment from a first host to a second host. The first host contains an active environment, with a disk and memory. The disk is snapshotted while the operating environment on the first host is still live, and the snapshot is transferred to the second host. After the initial snapshot is transferred, a differential update using rsync or a similar mechanism can be used to transfer just the changes from the snapshot from the first to the second host. In a further embodiment, the contents of the memory are also transferred. This memory can be transferred as a snapshot after pausing the active environment, or by synchronizing the memory spaces between the two hosts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Voccio, Antony Joel Messerli
  • Publication number: 20120233331
    Abstract: Several different embodiments of a flexible virtual machine management system are described. The virtual machine management system is used to instantiate, wake, move, sleep, and destroy individual operating environments in a cloud or cluster. In various embodiments, the virtual machine management system uses single messages to perform complex operations, allowing for flexible and scalable use of virtual resources in a cluster while still reducing energy consumption to the minimum possible level. In one preferred embodiment, Wake-on-LAN packets are used as the messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Voccio, Antony Joel Messerli, Alexander Walsh, Jason L. Mick