Patents by Inventor Neal Tibrewala

Neal Tibrewala 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: 9396008
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically reconfiguring a computing environment comprises a consumption analysis server, a placement server, a deployment server in communication with a set of virtual machine monitors and a data warehouse in communication with a set of data collection agents, and a database. The consumption analysis server operates on measured resource utilization data in the data warehouse to yield a set of resource consumptions, available capacities and host and virtual machine configurations from the computing environment. The deployment server continuously monitors an event triggering condition and when the triggering condition is met, the placement server assigns a set of target virtual machines to a target set of hosts in a new placement and the deployment server implements the new placement through communication with the set of virtual machine monitors. The placement server right-sizes the virtual machines and the target set of hosts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas M. Neuse, Laurence E. Clay, Neal Tibrewala, Kenneth C. Zink, Paul Peterson
  • Patent number: 9152443
    Abstract: A system and method for reconfiguring a computing environment comprising a consumption analysis server, a placement server and a data warehouse in communication with a set of data collection agents and a database. The consumption analysis server operates on measured resource utilization data to yield a set of resource consumptions in regularized time blocks, collects host and virtual machine configurations from the computing environment and determines available capacity for a set of target hosts. The placement server assigns a set of target virtual machines to the target set of hosts in a new placement that is right-sized according to a set of right-sizing constraints and rules. In one mode of operation the new placement is nearly optimal. In another mode of operation, the new placement is “good enough” to achieve a threshold score based on an objective function of capacity headroom. The new placement is implemented in the computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas M. Neuse, Laurence E. Clay, Neal Tibrewala, Kenneth C. Zink, Paul Peterson
  • Patent number: 9043787
    Abstract: A system and method for reconfiguring a computing environment comprising a consumption analysis server, a placement server, an infrastructure management client and a data warehouse in communication with a set of data collection agents and a database. The consumption analysis server operates on measured resource utilization data to yield a set of resource consumptions in regularized time blocks, collects host and virtual machine configurations from the computing environment and determines available capacity for a set of target hosts. The placement server assigns a set of target virtual machines to the target set of hosts in a new placement. In one mode of operation the new placement is nearly optimal. In another mode of operation, the new placement is “good enough” to achieve a threshold score based on an objective function of resource capacity headroom. The new placement is implemented in the computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas M. Neuse, Laurence E. Clay, Neal Tibrewala, Kenneth C. Zink, Paul Peterson
  • Publication number: 20140019961
    Abstract: A system and method for reconfiguring a computing environment comprising a consumption analysis server, a placement server, an infrastructure management client and a data warehouse in communication with a set of data collection agents and a database. The consumption analysis server operates on measured resource utilization data to yield a set of resource consumptions in regularized time blocks, collects host and virtual machine configurations from the computing environment and determines available capacity for a set of target hosts. The placement server assigns a set of target virtual machines to the target set of hosts in a new placement. In one mode of operation the new placement is nearly optimal. In another mode of operation, the new placement is “good enough” to achieve a threshold score based on an objective function of resource capacity headroom. The new placement is implemented in the computing environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Douglas M. Neuse, Laurence E. Clay, Neal Tibrewala, Kenneth C. Zink, Paul Peterson
  • Publication number: 20140019965
    Abstract: A system and method for reconfiguring a computing environment comprising a consumption analysis server, a placement server and a data warehouse in communication with a set of data collection agents and a database. The consumption analysis server operates on measured resource utilization data to yield a set of resource consumptions in regularized time blocks, collects host and virtual machine configurations from the computing environment and determines available capacity for a set of target hosts. The placement server assigns a set of target virtual machines to the target set of hosts in a new placement that is right-sized according to a set of right-sizing constraints and rules. In one mode of operation the new placement is nearly optimal. In another mode of operation, the new placement is “good enough” to achieve a threshold score based on an objective function of capacity headroom. The new placement is implemented in the computing environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Douglas M. Neuse, Laurence E. Clay, Neal Tibrewala, Kenneth C. Zink, Paul Peterson
  • Publication number: 20140019966
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically reconfiguring a computing environment comprises a consumption analysis server, a placement server, a deployment server in communication with a set of virtual machine monitors and a data warehouse in communication with a set of data collection agents, and a database. The consumption analysis server operates on measured resource utilization data in the data warehouse to yield a set of resource consumptions, available capacities and host and virtual machine configurations from the computing environment. The deployment server continuously monitors an event triggering condition and when the triggering condition is met, the placement server assigns a set of target virtual machines to a target set of hosts in a new placement and the deployment server implements the new placement through communication with the set of virtual machine monitors. The placement server right-sizes the virtual machines and the target set of hosts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Douglas M. Neuse, Laurence E. Clay, Neal Tibrewala, Kenneth C. Zink, Paul Peterson
  • Publication number: 20140019964
    Abstract: A system and method for reconfiguring a computing environment comprising a consumption analysis server, a placement server and a data warehouse in communication with a set of data collection agents and a database. The consumption analysis server operates on measured resource utilization data to yield a set of resource consumptions in a set of regularized time blocks in a set of sample periods, and, to group regularized time blocks across a set of sample periods to form a set of interval groups. The placement server assigns a set of target virtual machines to the target set of hosts in a new placement and scores the new placement in an effort to meet a threshold score based on an objective function of resource capacity headroom. In one aspect, the scoring relies on percentile analysis of resource consumption in the interval groups. The new placement is implemented in the computing environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Douglas M. Neuse, Laurence E. Clay, Neal Tibrewala, Kenneth C. Zink, Paul Peterson
  • Publication number: 20060123105
    Abstract: A method of determining a geographic location of an Internet user involves determining if the host is on-line, determining ownership of the host name, and then determining the route taken in delivering packets to the user. Based on the detected route, the method proceeds with determining the geographic route based on the host locations and then assigning a confidence level to the assigned location. A system collects the geographic information and allows web sites or other entities to request the geographic location of their visitors. The database of geographic locations may be stored in a central location or, alternatively, may be at least partially located at the web site. With this information, web sites can target content, advertising, or route traffic depending upon the geographic locations of their visitors. Through web site requests for geographic information, a central database tracks an Internet user's traffic on the Internet whereby a profile can be generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: Sanjay Parekh, Robert Friedman, Neal Tibrewala, Benjamin Lutch
  • Publication number: 20050251539
    Abstract: A method of determining a geographic location of an Internet user involves determining if the host is on-line, determining ownership of the host name, and then determining the route taken in delivering packets to the user. Based on the detected route, the method proceeds with determining the geographic route based on the host locations and then assigning a confidence level to the assigned location. A system collects the geographic information and allows web sites or other entities to request the geographic location of their visitors. The database of geographic locations may be stored in a central location or, alternatively, may be at least partially located at the web site. With this information, web sites can target content, advertising, or route traffic depending upon the geographic locations of their visitors. Through web site requests for geographic information, a central database tracks an Internet user's traffic on the Internet whereby a profile can be generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Inventors: Sanjay Parekh, Robert Friedman, Neal Tibrewala, Benjamin Lutch
  • Publication number: 20050234922
    Abstract: A method of determining a geographic location of an Internet user involves determining if the host is on-line, determining ownership of the host name, and then determining the route taken in delivering packets to the user. Based on the detected route, the method proceeds with determining the geographic route based on the host locations and then assigning a confidence level to the assigned location. A system collects the geographic information and allows web sites or other entities to request the geographic location of their visitors. The database of geographic locations may be stored in a central location or, alternatively, may be at least partially located at the web site. With this information, web sites can target content, advertising, or route traffic depending upon the geographic locations of their visitors. Through web site requests for geographic information, a central database tracks an Internet user's traffic on the Internet whereby a profile can be generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Inventors: Sanjay Parekh, Robert Friedman, Neal Tibrewala, Benjamin Lutch
  • Publication number: 20050021853
    Abstract: A method of determining a geographic location of an Internet user involves determining if the host is on-line, determining ownership of the host name, and then determining the route taken in delivering packets to the user. Based on the detected route, the method proceeds with determining the geographic route based on the host locations and then assigning a confidence level to the assigned location. A system collects the geographic information and allows web sites or other entities to request the geographic location of their visitors. The database of geographic locations may be stored in a central location or, alternatively, may be at least partially located at the web site. With this information, web sites can target content, advertising, or route traffic depending upon the geographic locations of their visitors. Through web site requests for geographic information, a central database tracks an Internet user's traffic on the Internet whereby a profile can be generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Publication date: January 27, 2005
    Inventors: Sanjay Parekh, Robert Friedman, Neal Tibrewala, Benjamin Lutch