Patents by Inventor Derek Solomon Pai

Derek Solomon Pai 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: 10785320
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for an instance monitoring service. Instances are associated with alarm conditions indicating a deviation in the operational health of the instance. Upon an alarm condition being satisfied, a remedy operation may be applied to restore the operational health of the instance. A notification system may let customers know of satisfied alarms, and confirm or cancel remedy operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Solomon Pai, Richard Nel-Boland, Brian Dennehy, Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec
  • Patent number: 10713072
    Abstract: Systems and methods permit customers of a service provider network to specify various constraints on a desired fleet of virtual machine instances without having to specify the hardware types of instances to be included in the fleet. Instead, the customer can specify per-instance hardware constraints (number of CPUs, amount of memory, etc.) and job constraints (e.g., deadline, budget, application type, etc.). A provisioning service accesses an internal database containing instance cost data, instance availability data, and mappings between application type and fleet configurations to propose a fleet of instances that complies with the customer-specified per-instance hardware and job constraints, thereby freeing the customer from having to be conversant in the particular instances offered by the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Marc Burgin, Anupama Sharma, Dmitry Pushkarev, Derek Solomon Pai
  • Patent number: 10511658
    Abstract: A computing resource associated with a user is scheduled to undergo a transition. Prior to the scheduled transition, the computing resource is placed in a pending state. The user is notified that the computing resource is scheduled to undergo the transition. In response to an input received from the user, the computing resource is allowed to undergo the transition when the input indicates that the transition can proceed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmed Usman Khalid, Eric Samuel Stone, Nikita Pinski, Alexander Kulikov, Derek Solomon Pai
  • Patent number: 10459765
    Abstract: A virtual computer system service receives a request from a customer to instantiate a virtual machine instance onto a computing device. The virtual computer system service obtains a set of preferences from the request that can be used for selecting the computing device from a variety of data zones. The virtual computer system service identifies one or more data zones where virtual machine instances of the customer are operating. Based on the set of preferences and the one or more data zones where the virtual machine instances are operating, the virtual computer system service selects a data zone where the virtual machine instance can be instantiated. The virtual computer system service uses a computing device in the selected data zone to instantiate the virtual machine instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Derek Solomon Pai
  • Patent number: 10411960
    Abstract: A computing resource service provider may provide computing instances organized in to logical groups, such as auto-scaling groups. Computing instances assigned to an auto-scaling group may be detached from auto-scaling group. Detached instances may no longer be managed by the auto-scaling group and may not contribute to the capacity of the auto-scaling group for auto-scaling purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Jones, Mihir Rajendrabhai Patel, Eric Samuel Stone, Derek Solomon Pai
  • Patent number: 10362099
    Abstract: An instance service of a computing resource service provider may provide computing system instances to customers of the computing resource service provider. The computing system instances may be used by the customer to execute various customer workloads. Furthermore, the computing system instances may include an instance type indicating an amount of computing resources allocated to computing system instance of the instance type. The instance service may obtain requirement and/or constraints associated with the workload and determine a configuration of instance types to include in a set of instances configured to execute the customer workload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Derek Solomon Pai
  • Patent number: 10355934
    Abstract: Technology for scaling computing instances is provided. In one example, a method may include identifying vertical scaling rules defining a criterion for vertically scaling a computing instance from a first instance type to a second instance type. The method may further include monitoring usage of the computing instance and vertically scaling the computing instance from the first instance type to the second instance type based on the usage as compared to the vertical scaling rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikita Pinski, Derek Solomon Pai, Ahmed Usman Khalid, Eric Samuel Stone, Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec
  • Patent number: 10325231
    Abstract: Systems and methods permit customers to purchase resource instances on a spot purchasing mode basis, which permits a customer to specify a maximum price that the customer is willing to pay for one or more resource instances (e.g., virtual machine instances running on physical servers). Further, the resource instances purchased under the spot purchasing mode can be guaranteed to run for at least a specified period of time, even if the current variable spot cost value is exceeds the original bid price. Such instances run for defined blocks of time which may be selectable by the customer, thereby providing the customer some level of assurance that the instances will not terminate prematurely due to spot cost value fluctuations. Instances are assigned into a spot block instance pool from other types of pool based on the estimated excess capacity of such other types of pools. The estimate of excess capacity is based on statistical analysis of the usage of the instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Marc Burgin, Stephen Alden Elliott, Derek Solomon Pai, Asem Rustum, Lawrence Wheeless, Joby Sky Lafky, Matthew Scott Garman
  • Patent number: 10248461
    Abstract: Approaches are described for enabling a user to specify one or more termination policies that can be used to select which instances in a group of virtual machines (or other compute resources) allocated to the user should be terminated first when scaling down the group of virtual machine instances. The termination policies can be utilized by an automatic scaling service when managing the resources in a multitenant shared resource computing environment, such as a cloud computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Solomon Pai, Eric Samuel Stone, Mihir Rajendrabhai Patel, Thomas Hans Deml
  • Patent number: 10230664
    Abstract: This document describes techniques for allocating instances in a service provider network. In an example embodiment, a resource manager provides a number of allocation strategies for determining which instances to assign to a client. The resource manager applies a client selected one of the allocation strategies to assign instances to the client. One of the allocation strategies includes determining for each of a plurality of pools of resource instances, an estimate of time that a unit cost of each of the number of resource instances in the pool will be no more than a maximum unit cost specified by the client. The instances are assigned to the client while the unit cost of the instances is less than a client specified amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dmitry Pushkarev, Joshua Marc Burgin, Aniruddha Shrlram Daptardar, Derek Solomon Pai, Joby Sky Lafky, Anupama Sharma, Christoph Saalfeld
  • Publication number: 20180367622
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for an instance monitoring service. Instances are associated with alarm conditions indicating a deviation in the operational health of the instance. Upon an alarm condition being satisfied, a remedy operation may be applied to restore the operational health of the instance. A notification system may let customers know of satisfied alarms, and confirm or cancel remedy operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Derek Solomon Pai, Richard Nel-Boland, Brian Dennehy, Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec
  • Patent number: 10148592
    Abstract: Techniques are described for scaling a group of computing resources. A computing resource service receives a scaling policy for use in scaling the group of computing resources. The scaling policy specifies a target level for a resource utilization metric and magnitude-based changes to the group. The computing resource service receives information about a magnitude of a measurement for the resource utilization metric. The computing resource service determines, based at least in part on the scaling policy, one or more changes for the group and initiates the one or more changes in the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Solomon Pai, Alison Qing-Ning Truong, Eric Samuel Stone, Ahmed Usman Khalid, Kai Fan Tang
  • Publication number: 20180295026
    Abstract: A computing resource service provider may provide computing instances organized into logical groups, such as auto-scaling groups. Computing instances assigned to an auto-scaling group may be place into standby. Standby instances may still be managed by the auto-scaling group but may not contribute to the capacity of the auto-scaling group for auto-scaling purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Shawn Jones, Eric Samuel Stone, Derek Solomon Pai
  • Patent number: 10063644
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for an instance monitoring service. Instances are associated with alarm conditions indicating a deviation in the operational health of the instance. Upon an alarm condition being satisfied, a remedy operation may be applied to restore the operational health of the instance. A notification system may let customers know of satisfied alarms, and confirm or cancel remedy operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Solomon Pai, Richard Nel-Boland, Brian Dennehy, Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec
  • Patent number: 10021008
    Abstract: Techniques are described for scaling a group of computing resources. A computing resource service receives a scaling policy for use in scaling the group of computing resources. The scaling policy specifies a target level for a resource utilization metric and magnitude-based changes to the group. The computing resource service receives information about a magnitude of a measurement for the resource utilization metric. The computing resource service determines, based at least in part on the scaling policy, one or more changes for the group and initiates the one or more changes in the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Solomon Pai, Alison Qing-Ning Truong, Eric Samuel Stone, Ahmed Usman Khalid, Kai Fan Tang, Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec
  • Patent number: 9998331
    Abstract: A computing resource service provider may provide computing instances organized into logical groups, such as auto-scaling groups. Computing instances assigned to an auto-scaling group may be place into standby. Standby instances may still be managed by the auto-scaling group but may not contribute to the capacity of the auto-scaling group for auto-scaling purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Jones, Eric Samuel Stone, Derek Solomon Pai
  • Publication number: 20180060129
    Abstract: Approaches are described for enabling a user to specify one or more termination policies that can be used to select which instances in a group of virtual machines (or other compute resources) allocated to the user should be terminated first when scaling down the group of virtual machine instances. The termination policies can be utilized by an automatic scaling service when managing the resources in a multitenant shared resource computing environment, such as a cloud computing environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Derek Solomon Pai, Eric Samuel Stone, Mihir Rajendrabhai Patel, Thomas Hans Deml
  • Publication number: 20170371708
    Abstract: A virtual computer system service receives a request from a customer to instantiate a virtual machine instance onto a computing device. The virtual computer system service obtains a set of preferences from the request that can be used for selecting the computing device from a variety of data zones. The virtual computer system service identifies one or more data zones where virtual machine instances of the customer are operating. Based on the set of preferences and the one or more data zones where the virtual machine instances are operating, the virtual computer system service selects a data zone where the virtual machine instance can be instantiated. The virtual computer system service uses a computing device in the selected data zone to instantiate the virtual machine instance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventor: Derek Solomon Pai
  • Patent number: 9817864
    Abstract: Monitoring data can be sent, received, stored, and accessed with zero setup. Customers can send monitoring data to be stored without the customers having to perform any setup ahead-of-time, such as arbitrary lists of key-value pairs. Customers can perform zero setup pivot queries using stored monitoring data. For example, users can perform pivot queries using any available stored information, such as available metric types and dimensions, without any setup needed ahead-of-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John David Dunagan, Derek Solomon Pai, Caitlyn Rose Shim, John W. Heitmann, Michael R. Foster
  • Patent number: 9804890
    Abstract: Approaches are described for enabling a user to specify one or more termination policies that can be used to select which instances in a group of virtual machines (or other compute resources) allocated to the user should be terminated first when scaling down the group of virtual machine instances. The termination policies can be utilized by an automatic scaling service when managing the resources in a multitenant shared resource computing environment, such as a cloud computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Solomon Pai, Eric Samuel Stone, Mihir Rajendrabhai Patel, Thomas Hans Deml