Patents by Inventor Jeffrey A. Frey

Jeffrey A. Frey 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: 10216544
    Abstract: A method and system for outcome-based adjustment of a software-defined environment (SDE) that includes establishing a link between a business outcome and a first resource configuration from software defined environment, establishing a monitoring mechanism for continuously measuring a current state of the SDE, using a behavior model of the SDE to anticipate, or forecast, a triggering event, and responsive to the forecast of a triggering event, using the behavior model to determine a second resource configuration to achieve the business outcome. The link includes at least one of a utility of services for the business outcome, a cost of a set of resources consumed by the first resource configuration, and a risk of the set of resources becoming unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brad L. Brech, Scott W. Crowder, Hubertus Franke, Jeffrey A. Frey, Nagui Halim, Matt R. Hogstrom, Chung-Sheng Li, David B. Lindquist, Stefan Pappe, Pratap C. Pattnaik, Balachandar Rajaraman, Radha P. Ratnaparkhi, Rodney A. Smith, Michael D. Williams
  • Patent number: 10218689
    Abstract: Technical solutions are described for extending shrouding capability of a virtual server hosting system. An example method includes receiving a request to deploy a shrouded virtual server using a predetermined set of hardware components, and using a shrouded mode. The method also includes adding a guest server to the hosting system, the guest server including the predetermined set of hardware components. The method also includes deploying a preconfigured hypervisor on the guest server, where the preconfigured hypervisor is deployed in an immutable mode that disables changes to security settings of the preconfigured hypervisor. The method also includes deploying, by the preconfigured hypervisor, a preconfigured boot image as an instance of the virtual server on the preconfigured hypervisor. The method also includes sending an identifier of the virtual server for receipt by the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reinhard T. Buendgen, Jeffrey A. Frey, Jeb R. Linton, James A. O'Connor, William J. Rooney, George C. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10212147
    Abstract: Technical solutions are described for extending shrouding capability of a virtual server hosting system. An example method includes receiving a request to deploy a shrouded virtual server using a predetermined set of hardware components, and using a shrouded mode. The method also includes adding a guest server to the hosting system, the guest server including the predetermined set of hardware components. The method also includes deploying a preconfigured hypervisor on the guest server, where the preconfigured hypervisor is deployed in an immutable mode that disables changes to security settings of the preconfigured hypervisor. The method also includes deploying, by the preconfigured hypervisor, a preconfigured boot image as an instance of the virtual server on the preconfigured hypervisor. The method also includes sending an identifier of the virtual server for receipt by the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reinhard T. Buendgen, Jeffrey A. Frey, Jeb R. Linton, James A. O'Connor, William J. Rooney, George C. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20180083948
    Abstract: Technical solutions are described for extending shrouding capability of a virtual server hosting system. An example method includes receiving a request to deploy a shrouded virtual server using a predetermined set of hardware components, and using a shrouded mode. The method also includes adding a guest server to the hosting system, the guest server including the predetermined set of hardware components. The method also includes deploying a preconfigured hypervisor on the guest server, where the preconfigured hypervisor is deployed in an immutable mode that disables changes to security settings of the preconfigured hypervisor. The method also includes deploying, by the preconfigured hypervisor, a preconfigured boot image as an instance of the virtual server on the preconfigured hypervisor. The method also includes sending an identifier of the virtual server for receipt by the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Reinhard T. Buendgen, Jeffrey A. Frey, Jeb R. Linton, James A. O'Connor, William J. Rooney, George C. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9894051
    Abstract: Technical solutions are described for extending shrouding capability of a virtual server hosting system. An example method includes receiving a request to deploy a shrouded virtual server using a predetermined set of hardware components, and using a shrouded mode. The method also includes adding a guest server to the hosting system, the guest server including the predetermined set of hardware components. The method also includes deploying a preconfigured hypervisor on the guest server, where the preconfigured hypervisor is deployed in an immutable mode that disables changes to security settings of the preconfigured hypervisor. The method also includes deploying, by the preconfigured hypervisor, a preconfigured boot image as an instance of the virtual server on the preconfigured hypervisor. The method also includes sending an identifier of the virtual server for receipt by the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reinhard T. Buendgen, Jeffrey A. Frey, Jeb R. Linton, James A. O'Connor, William J. Rooney, George C. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9851933
    Abstract: There is a method and system for capability-based resource allocation in a software-defined environment that performs the following steps (not necessarily in the following order): (i) determining a set of capability characteristics for a plurality of workload resources within a software-defined environment; (ii) determining a set of workload components for a specified workload; and (iii) identifying a set of workload resources from the plurality of workload resources to allocate to the specified workload based, at least in part, on the set of capability characteristics corresponding to each workload within the set of workload resources. A workload component of the set of workload components has a unique set of workload characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brad L. Brech, Scott W. Crowder, Hubertus Franke, Jeffrey A. Frey, Nagui Halim, Matt R. Hogstrom, Yu-Cheng Hsu, Dilip D. Kandlur, Chung-Sheng Li, David B. Lindquist, Stefan Pappe, Pratap C. Pattnaik, Balachandar Rajaraman, Radha P. Ratnaparkhi, Renato J. Recio, Rodney A. Smith, Michael D. Williams
  • Publication number: 20170250891
    Abstract: A method and system for outcome-based adjustment of a software-defined environment (SDE) that includes establishing a link between a business outcome and a first resource configuration from software defined environment, establishing a monitoring mechanism for continuously measuring a current state of the SDE, using a behavior model of the SDE to anticipate, or forecast, a triggering event, and responsive to the forecast of a triggering event, using the behavior model to determine a second resource configuration to achieve the business outcome. The link includes at least one of a utility of services for the business outcome, a cost of a set of resources consumed by the first resource configuration, and a risk of the set of resources becoming unavailable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Brad L. Brech, Scott W. Crowder, Hubertus Franke, Jeffrey A. Frey, Nagui Halim, Matt R. Hogstrom, Chung-Sheng Li, David B. Lindquist, Stefan Pappe, Pratap C. Pattnaik, Balachandar Rajaraman, Radha P. Ratnaparkhi, Rodney A. Smith, Michael D. Williams
  • Publication number: 20170249193
    Abstract: Outcome-based adjustment of a software-defined environment (SDE) includes determining a business operation and a corresponding set of tasks to be performed in a software defined environment (SDE), establishing a first resource configuration to perform the corresponding set of tasks to achieve a business outcome target, determining a first resource cost for performing the corresponding set of tasks, assigning a priority level to tasks within the corresponding set of tasks, determining a set of performance indicators corresponding to a task having a first priority level, monitoring the SDE to identify a triggering event, responsive to identifying the triggering event, establishing a second resource configuration based, at least in part, on a performance level of a performance indicator in the set of performance indicators, the second resource configuration addressing the triggering event, and determining a second resource cost for performing the corresponding set of tasks according to the second resource config
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Brad L. Brech, Scott W. Crowder, Hubertus Franke, Jeffrey A. Frey, Nagui Halim, Matt R. Hogstrom, Chung-Sheng Li, David B. Lindquist, Stefan Pappe, Pratap C. Pattnaik, Balachandar Rajaraman, Radha P. Ratnaparkhi, Rodney A. Smith, Michael D. Williams
  • Patent number: 9729421
    Abstract: A method and system for outcome-based adjustment of a software-defined environment (SDE) that includes establishing a link between a business outcome and a first resource configuration from software defined environment, establishing a monitoring mechanism for continuously measuring a current state of the SDE, using a behavior model of the SDE to anticipate, or forecast, a triggering event, and responsive to the forecast of a triggering event, using the behavior model to determine a second resource configuration to achieve the business outcome. The link includes at least one of a utility of services for the business outcome, a cost of a set of resources consumed by the first resource configuration, and a risk of the set of resources becoming unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brad L. Brech, Scott W. Crowder, Hubertus Franke, Jeffrey A. Frey, Nagui Halim, Matt R. Hogstrom, Chung-Sheng Li, David B. Lindquist, Stefan Pappe, Pratap C. Pattnaik, Balachandar Rajaraman, Radha P. Ratnaparkhi, Rodney A. Smith, Michael D. Williams
  • Publication number: 20170170971
    Abstract: Technical solutions are described for extending shrouding capability of a virtual server hosting system. An example method includes receiving a request to deploy a shrouded virtual server using a predetermined set of hardware components, and using a shrouded mode. The method also includes adding a guest server to the hosting system, the guest server including the predetermined set of hardware components. The method also includes deploying a preconfigured hypervisor on the guest server, where the preconfigured hypervisor is deployed in an immutable mode that disables changes to security settings of the preconfigured hypervisor. The method also includes deploying, by the preconfigured hypervisor, a preconfigured boot image as an instance of the virtual server on the preconfigured hypervisor. The method also includes sending an identifier of the virtual server for receipt by the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Reinhard T. Buendgen, Jeffrey A. Frey, Jeb R. Linton, James A. O'Connor, William J. Rooney, George C. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20170171179
    Abstract: Technical solutions are described for extending shrouding capability of a virtual server hosting system. An example method includes receiving a request to deploy a shrouded virtual server using a predetermined set of hardware components, and using a shrouded mode. The method also includes adding a guest server to the hosting system, the guest server including the predetermined set of hardware components. The method also includes deploying a preconfigured hypervisor on the guest server, where the preconfigured hypervisor is deployed in an immutable mode that disables changes to security settings of the preconfigured hypervisor. The method also includes deploying, by the preconfigured hypervisor, a preconfigured boot image as an instance of the virtual server on the preconfigured hypervisor. The method also includes sending an identifier of the virtual server for receipt by the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Reinhard T. Buendgen, Jeffrey A. Frey, Jeb R. Linton, James A. O'Connor, William J. Rooney, George C. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20160285732
    Abstract: A method and system for outcome-based adjustment of a software-defined environment (SDE) that includes establishing a link between a business outcome and a first resource configuration from software defined environment, establishing a monitoring mechanism for continuously measuring a current state of the SDE, using a behavior model of the SDE to anticipate, or forecast, a triggering event, and responsive to the forecast of a triggering event, using the behavior model to determine a second resource configuration to achieve the business outcome. The link includes at least one of a utility of services for the business outcome, a cost of a set of resources consumed by the first resource configuration, and a risk of the set of resources becoming unavailable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Brad L. Brech, Scott W. Crowder, Hubertus Franke, Jeffrey A. Frey, Nagui Halim, Matt R. Hogstrom, Chung-Sheng Li, David B. Lindquist, Stefan Pappe, Pratap C. Pattnaik, Balachandar Rajaraman, Radha P. Ratnaparkhi, Rodney A. Smith, Michael D. Williams
  • Publication number: 20160285966
    Abstract: There is a method and system for capability-based resource allocation in a software-defined environment that performs the following steps (not necessarily in the following order): (i) determining a set of capability characteristics for a plurality of workload resources within a software-defined environment; (ii) determining a set of workload components for a specified workload; and (iii) identifying a set of workload resources from the plurality of workload resources to allocate to the specified workload based, at least in part, on the set of capability characteristics corresponding to each workload within the set of workload resources. A workload component of the set of workload components has a unique set of workload characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Brad L. Brech, Scott W. Crowder, Hubertus Franke, Jeffrey A. Frey, Nagui Halim, Matt R. Hogstrom, Yu-Cheng Hsu, Dilip D. Kandlur, Chung-Sheng Li, David B. Lindquist, Stefan Pappe, Pratap C. Pattnaik, Balachandar Rajaraman, Radha P. Ratnaparkhi, Renato J. Recio, Rodney A. Smith, Michael D. Williams
  • Patent number: 9253016
    Abstract: An integrated hybrid system is provided. The hybrid system includes compute components of different types and architectures that are integrated and managed by a single point of control to provide federation and the presentation of the compute components as a single logical computing platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ingo Adlung, Kimberly T. Bailey, Friedemann Baitinger, Patricia G. Driever, Jeffrey A. Frey, Lap T. Huynh, Constantinos Kassimis, Angelo Macchiano, Bruce Ratcliff, Jerry W. Stevens, Stephen R. Valley
  • Patent number: 9253017
    Abstract: An integrated hybrid system is provided. The hybrid system includes compute components of different types and architectures that are integrated and managed by a single point of control to provide federation and the presentation of the compute components as a single logical computing platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ingo Adlung, Kimberly T. Bailey, Friedemann Baitinger, Patricia G. Driever, Jeffrey A. Frey, Lap T. Huynh, Constantinos Kassimis, Angelo Macchiano, Bruce Ratcliff, Jerry W. Stevens, Stephen R. Valley
  • Patent number: 8984109
    Abstract: An integrated hybrid system is provided. The hybrid system includes compute components of different types and architectures that are integrated and managed by a single point of control to provide federation and the presentation of the compute components as a single logical computing platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Friedemann Baitinger, Jeffrey A. Frey, Joseph M. Gdaniec, Peter B. Yocom
  • Patent number: 8984115
    Abstract: An integrated hybrid system is provided. The hybrid system includes compute components of different types and architectures that are integrated and managed by a single point of control to provide federation and the presentation of the compute components as a single logical computing platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Friedemann Baitinger, Jeffrey A. Frey, Joseph M. Gdaniec, Peter B. Yocom
  • Patent number: 8972538
    Abstract: An integrated hybrid system is provided. The hybrid system includes compute components of different types and architectures that are integrated and managed by a single point of control to provide federation and the presentation of the compute components as a single logical computing platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ingo Adlung, Stefan Amann, Christine Axnix, Friedemann Baitinger, Jeffrey A. Frey, Joseph M. Gdaniec, Carl Mayer, Viktor Mihajlovski, Jerry W. Stevens, Friedrich M. Welter
  • Patent number: 8959220
    Abstract: An integrated hybrid system is provided. The hybrid system includes compute components of different types and architectures that are integrated and managed by a single point of control to provide federation and the presentation of the compute components as a single logical computing platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Frey, Hiren R. Shah, Peter B. Yocom
  • Patent number: 8918512
    Abstract: An integrated hybrid system is provided. The hybrid system includes compute components of different types and architectures that are integrated and managed by a single point of control to provide federation and the presentation of the compute components as a single logical computing platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Frey, Hiren R. Shah, Peter B. Yocom