Patents by Inventor Chetan Shankar

Chetan Shankar 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: 20170244760
    Abstract: A JIT service in a cloud computing environment manages just-in-time access to resources in the cloud computing environment for DevOps personnel who do not have persistent access to restricted data or the ability to modify the cloud computing environment to gain access to restricted data. When JIT access to a resource is requested by a DevOps device, the JIT service retrieves a JIT policy for the resource that includes screening criteria limiting automatic granting of JIT access to DevOps personnel who meeting the screening criteria. Screening information for the DevOps personnel is evaluated against one or more screening requirements set forth by the screening criteria. If the screening criteria and any other criteria of the JIT policy are satisfied, the JIT service provisions JIT access to the resource for the DevOps device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: RAMNATH PRASAD, PRADEEP AYYAPPAN NAIR, VEENA RAMACHANDRAN, SANDEEP KALARICKAL, THOMAS KNUDSON, PAVAN GOPAL BANDLA, CHETAN SHANKAR, RANAJOY SANYAL, QINGSU WU, CHI ZHOU, DOUG KIRSCHNER, RYAN MEYER, THOMAS KEANE
  • Publication number: 20170244723
    Abstract: A JIT service in a cloud computing environment manages just-in-time access to resources in the cloud computing environment for DevOps personnel who do not have persistent access to restricted data or the ability to modify the cloud computing environment to gain access to restricted data. When JIT access to a resource is requested by a DevOps device, the JIT service retrieves a JIT policy for the resource that includes geolocation criteria limiting the geolocation from which JIT access can be automatically granted. The geolocation of the DevOps device is evaluated against the geolocation criteria. If the geolocation criteria and any other criteria of the JIT policy are satisfied, the JIT service provisions JIT access to the resource for the DevOps device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: RAMNATH PRASAD, PRADEEP AYYAPPAN NAIR, VEENA RAMACHANDRAN, SANDEEP KALARICKAL, THOMAS KNUDSON, PAVAN GOPAL BANDLA, CHETAN SHANKAR, RANAJOY SANYAL, QINGSU WU, CHI ZHOU, THOMAS KEANE
  • Publication number: 20170134392
    Abstract: Techniques allow DevOps personnel to perform incident management for cloud computing environments in a manner that maintains control over restricted data and the data plane. The DevOps personnel do not have access to restricted data or the ability to modify the cloud computing environment to gain access to restricted data. The incident management techniques include executing automatic operations to resolve an incident and allowing DevOps personnel to execute remote operations without providing the DevOps personnel access. A further incident management technique provides DevOps personnel with just-in-time (JIT) access that is limited to a certain level or type of access and limited in time. Still another technique for incident management is using an escort model, in which an escort session between operating personnel and DevOps personnel is established and connected to the cloud computing environment to allow the DevOps personnel access to the production environment while escorted by the operating personnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Somak Chattopadhyay, Thomas Knudson, Chetan Shankar, Maisem Ali, Lilei Cui, Sandeep Kalarickal, Pradeep Ayyapan Nair, Tom Keane, Siddhartha Pasumarthy, Shont Miller, Lu Jin, Qin Zhou, Maria Black, Elaine Lu, Damien Gallot, Christopher Geisbush, David Sauntry, Peter Miller
  • Patent number: 8621553
    Abstract: Applications, such as cloud services, may be deployed within a network environment (e.g., a cloud computing environment). Unfortunately, when the applications are instantiated within the network environment, they have the ability to compromise the security of other applications and/or the infrastructure of the network environment. Accordingly, as provided herein, a security scheme may be applied to a network environment within which an application is to be instantiated. The security scheme may comprise one or more security layers (e.g., virtual machine level security, application level security, operating system level security, etc.) derived from an application service model describing the application and/or resources allocated to the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Saad Syed, Chetan Shankar, Jose M. Bernabeu-Auban, Sushant P. Rewaskar, Muhammad Umer Azad
  • Patent number: 7912804
    Abstract: A method for providing change management in a distributed system is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Vanish Talwar, Chetan Shankar, Dejan Milojicic, Subramoniam N. Iyer, Yuan Chen
  • Publication number: 20100251328
    Abstract: Applications, such as cloud services, may be deployed within a network environment (e.g., a cloud computing environment). Unfortunately, when the applications are instantiated within the network environment, they have the ability to compromise the security of other applications and/or the infrastructure of the network environment. Accordingly, as provided herein, a security scheme may be applied to a network environment within which an application is to be instantiated. The security scheme may comprise one or more security layers (e.g., virtual machine level security, application level security, operating system level security, etc.) derived from an application service model describing the application and/or resources allocated to the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Saad Syed, Chetan Shankar, Jose M. Bernabeu-Auban, Sushant P. Rewaskar, Muhammad Umer Azad