Patents by Inventor Luigi Pichetti

Luigi Pichetti 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: 20180365146
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention may include a method, computer program product, and system for improving I/O performance in a heterogeneous storage environment. The embodiment may include storage devices of different storage device types having different I/O performances. Each of the storage devices is accessible via a SAS interface. The embodiment may include identifying a plurality of storage devices of the heterogeneous storage environment. The embodiment may include creating a table including information about identifiable storage devices and attributes. The embodiment may include separating a block I/O data stream into storage device type classes. The embodiment may include routing I/O requests of corresponding device type classes to their assigned physical lanes using the information included in the table, thereby improving the I/O performance of the heterogeneous storage environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Piotr Godowski, Grzegorz Majka, Artur Obrzut, Luigi Pichetti
  • Publication number: 20180365418
    Abstract: A solution is proposed for identifying software components in a computing system. A corresponding method comprises monitoring events relating to one or more software components of the computing system, filtering the events into filtered events according to finalizing events of corresponding event sequences ending with the finalizing events, each of the event sequences relating to a logical operation for a corresponding current software component of the software components being finalized by the finalizing events, and determining corresponding current signatures of the current software components of the filtered events, each of the current signatures being determined according to at least part of a content of the corresponding current software component for use to identify the current software component according to a comparison of the current signature with one or more known signatures of known software components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Piotr Godowski, Grzegorz Majka, Artur Obrzut, Luigi Pichetti
  • Publication number: 20180349121
    Abstract: A method for determining a deployment configuration of multiple micro services that interact with each other is provided. The method includes the steps of determining a metric describing an amount of communication traffic between at least two of the micro services. Based on the metric, an execution environment may be determined for at least one of the micro services. Deployment information specifying that the at least one micro service shall be deployed on the determined execution environment may be generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Antonio Bagarolo, Antonio Di Cocco, Claudio Marinelli, Luigi Pichetti
  • Publication number: 20180336053
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems and computer program products to perform an operation for managing different virtual machine images as a single virtual machine image. The operation generally includes generating a representation of a virtual machine (VM) image, and generating a first VM instance from the VM image. The representation of the VM image includes a set of artifacts associated with the VM image. The operation also includes receiving an indication of an available software update. Upon determining that the software update is applicable to the representation of the VM image, the operation further includes applying the software update to the first VM instance image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Gianluca BERNARDINI, Antonio DI COCCO, Claudio MARINELLI, Luigi PICHETTI
  • Publication number: 20180336055
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods to perform an operation for managing different virtual machine images as a single virtual machine image. The operation generally includes generating a representation of a virtual machine (VM) image, and generating a first VM instance from the VM image. The representation of the VM image includes a set of artifacts associated with the VM image. The operation also includes receiving an indication of an available software update. Upon determining that the software update is applicable to the representation of the VM image, the operation further includes applying the software update to the first VM instance image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Gianluca BERNARDINI, Antonio DI COCCO, Claudio MARINELLI, Luigi PICHETTI
  • Publication number: 20180316777
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: receiving, by a computing device, information for composing a first enhanced plug-in, wherein the first enhanced plug-in includes one or more logical components for invoking the first enhanced plug-in by an application running in a different framework as the first enhanced plug-in; receiving, by the computing device, information for creating a workflow that includes a series of a plurality of enhanced plug-ins including the first enhanced plug-in and one or more subsequent second enhanced plug-ins; and invoking, by the computing device, the workflow, wherein the invoking the workflow causes the first enhanced plug-in to receive data from an application running on the same or different framework as the first enhanced plug-in, process the data, and forward the processed data as input data to a particular one of the one or more subsequent second enhanced plug-ins or an endpoint application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Mark D. BATINICH, Pietro IANNUCCI, Linwood E. LOVING, Allison V. PELT, Luigi PICHETTI
  • Patent number: 10115066
    Abstract: A system or computer usable program product for managing assets including receiving a task across a network to be performed by a set of assets, identifying a subset of assets owned by an owner, transmitting a personalized direct communication across the network to the owner, wherein the personalized direct communication requests approval for use of the subset of assets to execute the task, and responsive to receiving an approval communication across the network from the owner indicating respective approved assets from the subset of assets producing a set of approved assets, automatically transmitting a set of communications across the network to the set of approved assets for execution of the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michele D'Urso, Luigi Pichetti, Marco Secchi, Stefano Sidoti
  • Patent number: 10108444
    Abstract: A method for managing virtual machine policy compliance. The method for restoring compliance of a virtual machine found to be non-compliant to a compliance rule may comprise detecting non-compliance of a virtual machine using a compliance agent, detaching the virtual machine from a network, creating a copy of a compliance repository volume, mounting the newly requested disk resource having stored the copy of the compliance repository volume, applying a remediation action to the virtual machine, and triggering by the compliance agent a compliance scan for ensuring that the virtual machine complies to the compliance rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marco De Santis, Luigi Pichetti, Marco Secchi, Stefano Sidoti
  • Publication number: 20180285423
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for retrieving information is provided. The method comprises receiving an information request, determining corresponding confidence indexes of a plurality of information sources, each of the confidence indexes being indicative of a capability of the corresponding information source to respond to the information request determined according to one or more social activities relating thereto, selecting a selected information source of said information sources according to the confidence indexes, submitting the information request to the selected information source, receiving selected information from the selected information source in response to the information request, and returning the selected information as a result of the information request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Giuseppe Ciano, Marco Esposito, Luigi Pichetti
  • Publication number: 20180276585
    Abstract: A method for managing assets including receiving a task across a network to be performed by a set of assets, identifying a subset of assets owned by an owner, transmitting a personalized direct communication across the network to the owner, wherein the personalized direct communication requests approval for use of the subset of assets to execute the task, and responsive to receiving an approval communication across the network from the owner indicating respective approved assets from the subset of assets producing a set of approved assets, automatically transmitting a set of communications across the network to the set of approved assets for execution of the task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Michele D'Urso, Luigi Pichetti, Marco Secchi, Stefano Sidoti
  • Publication number: 20180225104
    Abstract: A container deployment system for managing the installation of virtual containers in a cloud computing system is disclosed. The container deployment system retrieves runtime information of a plurality of virtual machines and containers installed in a cloud computing system. The retrieved runtime information includes information of a plurality of read-only layers in the plurality of virtual machines and containers. The container deployment system retrieves a policy requesting one or more of the plurality of read-only layers for installation of a new container in the cloud computing system. The container deployment system determines a virtual environment in the cloud computing system including the one or more of the plurality of read-only layers requested in the policy based on the retrieved runtime information, and installs the new container in the virtual environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Giuseppe CIANO, Luigi PICHETTI, Maurizio SIMEONI
  • Publication number: 20180217827
    Abstract: A method and system for creating a software image of a software application. The software application is installed on a computing machine. One or more changes of the computing machine resulting from the installation of the software application are detected. The one or more changes include one or more artifacts being added to the computing machine and one or more updates being applied to the computing machine. One or more activation procedures and activation information according to the updates are determined. The activation procedures are configured to apply the updates when running the activation procedures according to the activation information. The software image are created by copying the artifacts from the computing machine to a virtual disk and by adding the activation procedures and the activation information obtained from the activation procedures to the virtual disk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Mauro Arcese, Giuseppe Ciano, Claudio Marinelli, Luigi Pichetti
  • Publication number: 20180205610
    Abstract: A method and system. One or more policies is stored. Each policy includes activities for execution on corresponding endpoints. At least one of the activities of the policies is conditioned by a condition based on one or more aggregated parameters. Each aggregated parameter depends on one or more local parameters of a corresponding group of endpoints. The local parameters are collected from the corresponding endpoints. The local parameters are aggregated into the aggregated parameters. Each aggregated parameter is distributed at least to the corresponding endpoints of each policy including any activity conditioned on the aggregated parameter. At least the corresponding policies are sent to the endpoints to cause each endpoint to apply each corresponding policy by collecting any aggregated parameters of the policy on the endpoint and executing the activities of the policy according to the corresponding aggregated parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Marco Imperia, Luigi Pichetti, Marco Secchi, Stefano Sidoti
  • Publication number: 20180196647
    Abstract: Transforming application programming interface calls is provided. An application programming interface discovery process is performed on a second data processing system to determine how a task corresponding to a service request received from a first data processing system is performed on the second data processing system. An application programming interface call integration pattern is selected based on the application programming interface discovery process. The selected application programming interface call integration pattern corresponds to application programming interface calls and associated data that are same or similar to an application programming interface call and associated data included in the service request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Mark D. Batinich, Pietro Iannucci, Linwood E. Loving, Luigi Pichetti
  • Patent number: 9910656
    Abstract: A solution for updating at least one software product installed on a virtual machine, including providing a software image of at least one new virtual disk storing a new level of the software product together with new metadata including an indication of at least one new activation procedure of the new level of the software product, and replacing a current level of the software product with the new level of the software product, the current level of the software product being stored in at least one current virtual disk of the virtual machine together with current metadata including current activation information of the current level of the software product, where the replacing includes removing at least one current virtual disk from the virtual machine; adding at least one new virtual disk to the virtual machine; and running at least one new activation procedure according to the current activation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mauro Arcese, Giuseppe Ciano, Marco De Santis, Gianluca Perreca, Luigi Pichetti
  • Publication number: 20180060091
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for identifying installed software components in a container running in a virtual execution environment. The container is created by instantiating image data. The method includes determining a respective identifier for each of individual layers of a layered structure of the image data. The method further includes retrieving from a repository storage arrangement, information identifying at least one of the installed software components in the container, based on the respective identifier for at least one of the individual layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Giuseppe Ciano, Luigi Pichetti
  • Patent number: 9904538
    Abstract: A multi-tenant software program is maintained in a computing environment having a plurality of compatible instances of the program, each adapted to serve a plurality of tenants, with each controlling corresponding individual data. The method includes: receiving a maintenance request for a target instance, the target instance having one or more target tenants each controlling corresponding target individual data; selecting an auxiliary instance from other instances different from the target instance; providing the target individual data of each target tenant to the auxiliary instance; redirecting each target tenant by forwarding each target tenant request to the auxiliary instance; applying a maintenance operation on the target instance according to the maintenance request; returning the target individual data of each target tenant from the auxiliary instance in response to the applying of the maintenance operation; and restoring the serving of each target tenant request by the target instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sandro Piccinini, Riccardo Pizzutilo, Luigi Pichetti
  • Patent number: 9906464
    Abstract: Predetermined multimedia services are provided to a plurality of users through a IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). A request is received at a placement server of a multimedia service by at least one user, and the placement server retrieves on a presence server information about the at least one user. The placement server identifies application servers including a multimedia application capable of providing the requested multimedia service, and the placement server selects an application server that is located a minimum average distance from at least one user. In response to the minimum average distance being greater than a predetermined threshold, a local application server is selected with an average distance from the user that is less than the predetermined threshold. A virtual image of the multimedia application is created on the selected local application server, and a connection is established between the user and the selected local application server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Luisa Attanasio, Giancarlo Carbone, Giuseppe Ciano, Francesco Lecciso, Luigi Pichetti, Stefano Sidoti
  • Patent number: 9871910
    Abstract: A solution is provided for controlling usage of one or more software programs on one or more mobile computing devices. A corresponding method comprises monitoring an indication of a position of each mobile computing device to determine a location area of the mobile computing device. The method comprises assigning each one of the software programs to a usage group. For each location area, the software programs of each software program type are assigned to the corresponding usage groups providing one or more usage characteristics that fulfill one or more usage requirements of each software program; this is performed according to one or more optimization criteria depending on one or more usage weights of each usage group. The method comprises enabling the usage of each software program according to the usage characteristics of the corresponding usage group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mauro Arcese, Giuseppe Ciano, Claudio Marinelli, Luigi Pichetti
  • Publication number: 20170262302
    Abstract: A method for managing virtual machine policy compliance. The method for restoring compliance of a virtual machine found to be non-compliant to a compliance rule may comprise detecting non-compliance of a virtual machine using a compliance agent, detaching the virtual machine from a network, creating a copy of a compliance repository volume, mounting the newly requested disk resource having stored the copy of the compliance repository volume, applying a remediation action to the virtual machine, and triggering by the compliance agent a compliance scan for ensuring that the virtual machine complies to the compliance rule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Marco De Santis, Luigi Pichetti, Marco Secchi, Stefano Sidoti