Patents by Inventor Lara Virginia Greden

Lara Virginia Greden 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: 9769254
    Abstract: A method of operating a resource management node includes, for each of a plurality of resources available in a plurality of distributed computing systems, determining a productive spend metric based on utilization of the resource and cost associated with making the resource available in the distributed computing system. Relocation of workload of selected ones of the resources between the plurality of distributed computing systems is controlled based on the productive spend metrics determined for the selected ones of the resources. Related computer program products and resource management nodes are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: CA, INC.
    Inventors: Peter James Gilbert, Lara Virginia Greden
  • Patent number: 9632835
    Abstract: A resource management node includes a processor and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory includes computer readable program code that when executed by the processor causes the processor to perform operations. The operations can include, for each of a plurality of guest virtual machines (VMs), determining operational resources of physical host machines available in a distributed computing system that are needed to provide the guest VM. A placement scenario for placing the guest VMs on the physical host machines and placing the physical host machines in cabinets of a distributed computing system is generated. An amount of infrastructure of the distributed computing system used by the placement scenario is determined. A determination is made whether the placement scenario satisfies a defined rule for how much infrastructure of the distributed computing system can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Lara Virginia Greden, Peter James Gilbert, Richard John Wcislicki Lankester, James B. Mercer, John Wiley Ashby, Jr., Salvatore Pilo, Paul David Peterson, Francois Marie Bruno Cattoen
  • Patent number: 9448848
    Abstract: A resource management node includes a processor and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory includes computer readable program code that when executed by the processor causes the processor to perform operations. The operations can include, for each of a plurality of guest virtual machines (VMs), determining operational resources of physical host machines available in a distributed computing system that are needed to provide the guest VM. The operations can further include determining an amount of infrastructure of a distributed computing system used by a defined placement of physical host machines in racks of the distributed computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter James Gilbert, Salvatore Pilo, Richard John Wcislicki Lankester, James B. Mercer, John Wiley Ashby, Jr., Paul David Peterson, Lara Virginia Greden, Dhesikan Ananchaperumal, Francois Marie Bruno Cattoen
  • Patent number: 9448841
    Abstract: A resource management node includes a processor and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory includes computer readable program code that when executed by the processor causes the processor to perform operations. The operations can include identifying an unproductive group of guest virtual machines (VMs) that satisfy a defined rule for being unproductive on an first group of physical host machines based on infrastructure of a distributed computing system used by the first group of the physical host machines to host the guest VMs. A relocation scenario is generated for relocating the unproductive group of the guest VMs from the first group of the physical host machines to a second group of the physical host machines. An effect of the relocation scenario on infrastructure usage of the distributed computing system is estimated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Lara Virginia Greden, Peter James Gilbert, James B. Mercer, Richard John Wcislicki Lankester, Dhesikan Ananchaperumal, John Wiley Ashby, Jr., Salvatore Pilo, Francois Marie Bruno Cattoen, Paul David Peterson
  • Patent number: 9405569
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclosed herein are directed to a resource management node having a processor and memory coupled to the processor. The memory includes computer readable program code that when executed by the processor causes the processor to perform operations. The operations include, for each of a plurality of guest virtual machines (VMs) of a VM cluster provided by computer operations of a physical machine among a plurality of physical machines within a distributed computing system, determining a productivity metric for the guest VM based on resources of the physical machine that are used by the guest VM. The operations further include for each of the guest VMs, determining, based on the productivity metric for the guest VM, an infrastructure value that indicates how much infrastructure of the distributed computing system is attributed to providing the guest VM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Lara Virginia Greden, Peter James Gilbert, Richard John Wcislicki Lankester, James B. Mercer, Dhesikan Ananchaperumal, John Wiley Ashby, Jr., Francois Marie Bruno Cattoen, Paul David Peterson, Salvatore Pilo
  • Publication number: 20160080482
    Abstract: A method of operating a resource management node includes, for each of a plurality of resources available in a plurality of distributed computing systems, determining a productive spend metric based on utilization of the resource and cost associated with making the resource available in the distributed computing system. Relocation of workload of selected ones of the resources between the plurality of distributed computing systems is controlled based on the productive spend metrics determined for the selected ones of the resources. Related computer program products and resource management nodes are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: CA, INC.
    Inventors: Peter James Gilbert, Lara Virginia Greden
  • Publication number: 20150261574
    Abstract: A resource management node includes a processor and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory includes computer readable program code that when executed by the processor causes the processor to perform operations. The operations can include identifying an unproductive group of guest virtual machines (VMs) that satisfy a defined rule for being unproductive on an first group of physical host machines based on infrastructure of a distributed computing system used by the first group of the physical host machines to host the guest VMs. A relocation scenario is generated for relocating the unproductive group of the guest VMs from the first group of the physical host machines to a second group of the physical host machines. An effect of the relocation scenario on infrastructure usage of the distributed computing system is estimated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: CA, INC.
    Inventors: Lara Virginia Greden, Peter James Gilbert, James B. Mercer, Richard John Wcislicki Lankester, Dhesikan Ananchaperumal, John Wiley Ashby, JR., Salvatore Pilo, Francois Marie Bruno Cattoen, Paul David Peterson
  • Publication number: 20150261577
    Abstract: A resource management node includes a processor and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory includes computer readable program code that when executed by the processor causes the processor to perform operations. The operations can include, for each of a plurality of guest virtual machines (VMs), determining operational resources of physical host machines available in a distributed computing system that are needed to provide the guest VM. The operations can further include determining an amount of infrastructure of a distributed computing system used by a defined placement of physical host machines in racks of the distributed computing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: CA, INC.
    Inventors: Peter James Gilbert, Salvatore Pilo, Richard John Wcislicki Lankester, James B. Mercer, John Wiley Ashby, JR., Paul David Peterson, Lara Virginia Greden, Dhesikan Ananchaperumal, Francois Marie Bruno Cattoen
  • Publication number: 20150261578
    Abstract: A resource management node includes a processor and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory includes computer readable program code that when executed by the processor causes the processor to perform operations. The operations can include, for each of a plurality of guest virtual machines (VMs), determining operational resources of physical host machines available in a distributed computing system that are needed to provide the guest VM. A placement scenario for placing the guest VMs on the physical host machines and placing the physical host machines in cabinets of a distributed computing system is generated. An amount of infrastructure of the distributed computing system used by the placement scenario is determined. A determination is made whether the placement scenario satisfies a defined rule for how much infrastructure of the distributed computing system can be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: CA, INC.
    Inventors: Lara Virginia Greden, Peter James Gilbert, Richard John Wcislicki Lankester, James B. Mercer, John Wiley Ashby, JR., Salvatore Pilo, Paul David Peterson, Francois Marie Bruno Cattoen
  • Publication number: 20150261555
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclosed herein are directed to a resource management node having a processor and memory coupled to the processor. The memory includes computer readable program code that when executed by the processor causes the processor to perform operations. The operations include, for each of a plurality of guest virtual machines (VMs) of a VM cluster provided by computer operations of a physical machine among a plurality of physical machines within a distributed computing system, determining a productivity metric for the guest VM based on resources of the physical machine that are used by the guest VM. The operations further include for each of the guest VMs, determining, based on the productivity metric for the guest VM, an infrastructure value that indicates how much infrastructure of the distributed computing system is attributed to providing the guest VM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: CA, INC.
    Inventors: Lara Virginia Greden, Peter James Gilbert, Richard John Wcislicki Lankester, James B. Mercer, Dhesikan Ananchaperumal, John Wiley Ashby, JR., Francois Marie Bruno Cattoen, Paul David Peterson, Salvatore Pilo