Patents by Inventor Govindarajan Rangarajan

Govindarajan Rangarajan 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: 20180373774
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems to provide coordinated identification of data items across a plurality of distributed data storage repositories (datastores). In one disclosed embodiment, a single configuration management database (CMDB) controls identification rights for all CIs as they are first identified in a master/slave relationship with all other CMDBs in the distributed environment. In a second embodiment, a plurality of CMDBs divide identification rights based upon coordination identification rules where certain CMDBs are assigned authoritative identification rights for CIs matching the rules of a particular CMDB in the distributed environment. In a third embodiment, one or more of the plurality of CMDBs may also have advisory identification rights for CIs which do not already have an identifiable unique identity and can coordinate with an authoritative CMDB to establish an identity for CIs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Govindarajan Rangarajan, Ajoy Kumar, Narayan Kumar, Douglas Mueller, Matthew D. Connors, Darius Wallace
  • Patent number: 10127296
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems to provide coordinated identification of data items across a plurality of distributed data storage repositories (datastores). In one disclosed embodiment, a single configuration management database (CMDB) controls identification rights for all CIs as they are first identified in a master/slave relationship with all other CMDBs in the distributed environment. In a second embodiment, a plurality of CMDBs divide identification rights based upon coordination identification rules where certain CMDBs are assigned authoritative identification rights for CIs matching the rules of a particular CMDB in the distributed environment. In a third embodiment, one or more of the plurality of CMDBs may also have advisory identification rights for CIs which do not already have an identifiable unique identity and can coordinate with an authoritative CMDB to establish an identity for CIs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: BMC Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Govindarajan Rangarajan, Ajoy Kumar, Narayan Kumar, Douglas Mueller, Matthew Conners, Darius Wallace
  • Patent number: 10033756
    Abstract: A trust management system may be configured to compute a trust level for a compute resource based on a trust manifest corresponding to compute resource. Based on the construction of a trust manifest for each class of compute resources, a trust level may be computed for a wide range of compute resources, including bare-metal hosts, hypervisor hosts, virtual machines and containers. A trust manifest may specify one or more inputs for calculating the trust level, as well as how the inputs are to be processed to arrive at the trust level. The one or more inputs may include integrity measurements determined in accordance with one or more integrity measurement methods and security assessments determined in accordance with one or more security assessment methods. The inputs for the trust level calculation may be evaluated by one or more rule statements specified in the trust manifest, the evaluation of which returns the trust level for the compute resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: HyTrust, Inc.
    Inventors: Govindarajan Rangarajan, Hemma Prafullchandra, Sean Patrick Murphy, Laxmana Kumar Bhavandla
  • Publication number: 20180004794
    Abstract: Techniques are described to allow the deprecation of classes in an object-oriented data model, such as a CDM for a CMDB. When a class is deprecated and replaced by another existing or new class, data associated with instances of the deprecated class may be migrated to the replacement class. A mapping between the deprecated class and its replacement class may be provided to allow existing applications to continue to access data using the deprecated class without change until the deprecated class is finally deleted or the application is updated to use the replacement class. New applications written to use the object-oriented data model after the deprecation may use the replacement class to access data instances created using the original data model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Govindarajan Rangarajan, Narayan Kumar
  • Patent number: 9781165
    Abstract: An agile governance system provides recommendations for infrastructure change requests concerning a cloud-based computer environment in accordance with security policies regarding data to be used in connection with applications impacted by the requests. The nature and character of the data is determined using an interactive dialog with a requesting entity. Possible responses provided by the requesting entity are mapped to security policy requirements, which, in turn, are used to determine infrastructure stack requirements. Where pre-approved solutions that satisfy the security needs for the requested infrastructure change exist, they are recommended; otherwise, the requesting entity is presented with the recommendation for the requested infrastructure change along with a list of required approvals and approvers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: HyTrust, Inc.
    Inventors: Hemma Prafullchandra, Govindarajan Rangarajan
  • Patent number: 9760589
    Abstract: Techniques are described to allow the deprecation of classes in an object-oriented data model, such as a CDM for a CMDB. When a class is deprecated and replaced by another existing or new class, data associated with instances of the deprecated class and its replacement class may be provided to allow existing applications to continue to access data using the deprecated class without change until the deprecated class is finally deleted or the application is updated to use the replacement class. New applications written to use the object-oriented model after the deprecation may use the replacement class to access data instances created using the original data model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: BMC Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Govindarajan Rangarajan, Narayan Kumar
  • Patent number: 9734349
    Abstract: A harmonized governance system for a heterogeneous agile environment affords abstraction and normalization of resources, operations, and roles, and respective attributes and contexts of such resources, operations, and roles, of respective individual agile environments that make up the heterogeneous agile environment. Such abstraction frees administrators from having to understand and be conversant in agile environment-specific syntaxes required for management of the different agile environments, and allows for normalized reporting and auditing across them. Data sources of the harmonized governance system store information mappings that facilitate this abstraction and normalization of the agile environment-specific syntaxes and as new attributes and contexts of resources, operations, and roles of the agile environment-specific syntax are discovered they are mapped to new counterparts in a heterogeneous agile environment syntax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: HYTRUST, INC.
    Inventors: Hemma Prafullchandra, Govindarajan Rangarajan
  • Patent number: 9736188
    Abstract: An agile governance system provides recommendations for infrastructure change requests concerning a cloud-based computer environment in accordance with security policies regarding data to be used in connection with applications impacted by the requests. The nature and character of the data is determined using an interactive dialog with a requesting entity. Possible responses provided by the requesting entity are mapped to security policy requirements, which, in turn, are used to determine infrastructure stack requirements. Where pre-approved solutions that satisfy the security needs for the requested infrastructure change exist, they are recommended; otherwise, the requesting entity is presented with the recommendation for the requested infrastructure change along with a list of required approvals and approvers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: HYTRUST, INC.
    Inventors: Hemma Prafullchandra, Govindarajan Rangarajan
  • Publication number: 20170228552
    Abstract: A harmonized governance system for a heterogeneous agile environment affords abstraction and normalization of resources, operations, and roles, and respective attributes and contexts of such resources, operations, and roles, of respective individual agile environments that make up the heterogeneous agile environment. Such abstraction frees administrators from having to understand and be conversant in agile environment-specific syntaxes required for management of the different agile environments, and allows for normalized reporting and auditing across them. Data sources of the harmonized governance system store information mappings that facilitate this abstraction and normalization of the agile environment-specific syntaxes and as new attributes and contexts of resources, operations, and roles of the agile environment-specific syntax are discovered they are mapped to new counterparts in a heterogeneous agile environment syntax.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Hemma Prafullchandra, Govindarajan Rangarajan
  • Publication number: 20170230419
    Abstract: A harmonized governance system for a heterogeneous agile environment affords abstraction and normalization of resources, operations, and roles, and respective attributes and contexts of such resources, operations, and roles, of respective individual agile environments that make up the heterogeneous agile environment. Such abstraction frees administrators from having to understand and be conversant in agile environment-specific syntaxes required for management of the different agile environments, and allows for normalized reporting and auditing across them. Data sources of the harmonized governance system store information mappings that facilitate this abstraction and normalization of the agile environment-specific syntaxes and as new attributes and contexts of resources, operations, and roles of the agile environment-specific syntax are discovered they are mapped to new counterparts in a heterogeneous agile environment syntax.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Hemma Prafullchandra, Govindarajan Rangarajan
  • Patent number: 9578066
    Abstract: An agile governance system provides recommendations for infrastructure change requests concerning a cloud-based computer environment in accordance with security policies regarding data to be used in connection with applications impacted by the requests. The nature and character of the data is determined using an interactive dialog with a requesting entity. Possible responses provided by the requesting entity are mapped to security policy requirements, which, in turn, are used to determine infrastructure stack requirements. Where pre-approved solutions that satisfy the security needs for the requested infrastructure change exist, they are recommended; otherwise, the requesting entity is presented with the recommendation for the requested infrastructure change along with a list of required approvals and approvers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: HYTRUST, INC.
    Inventors: Hemma Prafullchandra, Govindarajan Rangarajan
  • Patent number: 9450940
    Abstract: A service request for a managed computer system is received and once a primary authorization for same has been given, a secondary authorization management system (SAMS) determines whether or not the service request requires secondary authorization. This determination is made according to a context of the managed computer system and an authorization profile for the received service request. If needed, the SAMS resolves the secondary authorization request and returns the resolution decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: HyTrust, Inc.
    Inventors: Boris Belov, Hemma Prafullchandra, Govindarajan Rangarajan
  • Publication number: 20160044013
    Abstract: A service request for a managed computer system is received and once a primary authorization for same has been given, a secondary authorization management system (SAMS) determines whether or not the service request requires secondary authorization. This determination is made according to a context of the managed computer system and an authorization profile for the received service request. If needed, the SAMS resolves the secondary authorization request and returns the resolution decision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Boris Belov, Hemma Prafullchandra, Govindarajan Rangarajan
  • Publication number: 20150186445
    Abstract: Techniques are described to allow the deprecation of classes in an object-oriented data model, such as a CDM for a CMDB. When a class is deprecated and replaced by another existing or new class, data associated with instances of the deprecated class and its replacement class may be provided to allow existing applications to continue to access data using the deprecated class without change until the deprecated class is finally deleted or the application is updated to use the replacement class. New applications written to use the object-oriented model after the deprecation may use the replacement class to access data instances created using the original data model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Govindarajan RANGARAJAN, Narayan KUMAR
  • Patent number: 8983982
    Abstract: Techniques are described to allow the deprecation of classes in an object-oriented data model, such as a CDM for a CMDB. When a class is deprecated and replaced by another existing or new class, data associated with instances of the deprecated class may be migrated to the replacement class. A mapping between the deprecated class and its replacement class may be provided to allow existing applications to continue to access data using the deprecated class without change until the deprecated class is finally deleted or the application is updated to use the replacement class. New applications written to use the object-oriented data model after the deprecation may use the replacement class to access data instances created using the original data model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: BMC Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Govindarajan Rangarajan, Narayan Kumar
  • Patent number: 8966578
    Abstract: A service request for a managed computer system is received and once a primary authorization for same has been given, a secondary authorization management system (SAMS) determines whether or not the service request requires secondary authorization. This determination is made according to a context of the managed computer system and an authorization profile for the received service request. If needed, the SAMS resolves the secondary authorization request and returns the resolution decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Hytrust, Inc.
    Inventors: Boris Belov, Hemma Prafullchandra, Govindarajan Rangarajan
  • Publication number: 20140025647
    Abstract: Data is often populated into Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs) from different sources. Because the data can come from a variety of sources, it may have inconsistencies—and may even be incomplete. A Normalization Engine (NE) may be able to automatically clean up the incoming data based on certain rules and knowledge. In one embodiment, the NE takes each Configuration Item (CI) or group of CIs that are to be normalized and applies a rule or a set of rules to see if the data may be cleaned up, and, if so, updates the CI or group of CIs accordingly. In particular, one embodiment may allow for the CI's data to be normalized by doing a look up against a Product Catalog and/or an Alias Catalog. In another embodiment, the NE architecture could be fully extensible, allowing for the creation of custom, rules-based plug-ins by users and/or third parties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: BMC Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Govindarajan RANGARAJAN, Darius WALLACE, Narayan KUMAR, Douglas MUELLER
  • Patent number: 8554750
    Abstract: Data is often populated into Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs) from different sources. Because the data can come from a variety of sources, it may have inconsistencies—and may even be incomplete. A Normalization Engine (NE) may be able to automatically clean up the incoming data based on certain rules and knowledge. In one embodiment, the NE takes each Configuration Item (CI) or group of CIs that are to be normalized and applies a rule or a set of rules to see if the data may be cleaned up, and, if so, updates the CI or group of CIs accordingly. In particular, one embodiment may allow for the CI's data to be normalized by doing a look up against a Product Catalog and/or an Alias Catalog. In another embodiment, the NE architecture could be fully extensible, allowing for the creation of custom, rules-based plug-ins by users and/or third parties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: BMC Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Govindarajan Rangarajan, Darius Wallace, Narayan Kumar, Douglas Mueller
  • Publication number: 20120259812
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems to provide coordinated identification of data items across a plurality of distributed data storage repositories (datastores). In one disclosed embodiment, a single configuration management database (CMDB) controls identification rights for all CIs as they are first identified in a master/slave relationship with all other CMDBs in the distributed environment. In a second embodiment, a plurality of CMDBs divide identification rights based upon coordination identification rules where certain CMDBs are assigned authoritative identification rights for CIs matching the rules of a particular CMDB in the distributed environment. In a third embodiment, one or more of the plurality of CMDBs may also have advisory identification rights for CIs which do not already have an identifiable unique identity and can coordinate with an authoritative CMDB to establish an identity for CIs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: BMC SOFTWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Govindarajan Rangarajan, Ajoy Kumar, Narayan Kumar, Douglas Mueller, Matthew Conners, Darius Wallace
  • Patent number: 8082222
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to the field of Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs). One embodiment of a user interface embodying the present invention is an extension of the process for creating CMDB classes and is therefore readily available for use by someone with knowledge of CMDB administration. The CMDB administrator is thus relieved from having to understand in detail the technologies and interfaces used by the Management Data Repository (MDR) sources. The result of setting up a relation from a CMDB data structure to an MDR data structure by a CMDB administrator may be represented by one or more new CMDB class(es) for the MDR data. The related MDR may then be accessed by an existing CMDB application using already existing CMDB interfaces. The instances of the new relationships and classes thus appear as if they were native instances stored in the CMDB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: BMC Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Govindarajan Rangarajan, Jiani Chen