Patents by Inventor Paul David Peterson

Paul David Peterson 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 20080255905
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, apparatus, and computer program product for implementing a business systems management solution for end-to-end event management. The present invention realizes a number of business systems management functionalities, including defining event databases and means for event monitoring and correlating a customer's business functions by using an enterprise view focused on a system of applications, operating systems, connections, and physical components. Together these components make up a business system as defined by the customer. As such, a business system can cross technology platforms, physical space, and comprise multiple applications, or a business system could be limited to a single platform, location, and application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David William Cole, Otto Vaughn Kitchens, Robert Nawratil, Tedrick Neal Northway, Paul David Peterson, Chris Edward Terry
  • Patent number: 7426736
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, apparatus, and computer program product for implementing a business systems management solution for end-to-end event management. The present invention realizes a number of business systems management functionalities, including defining event databases and means for event monitoring and correlating a customer's business functions by using an enterprise view focused on a system of applications, operating systems, connections, and physical components. Together these components make up a business system as defined by the customer. As such, a business system can cross technology platforms, physical space, and comprise multiple applications, or a business system could be limited to a single platform, location, and application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David William Cole, Otto Vaughn Kitchens, Robert Nawratil, Tedrick Neal Northway, Paul David Peterson, Chris Edward Terry
  • Patent number: 7222329
    Abstract: A method for integrating the IT components which support a business process into a single end-to-end management platform is provided. The method comprises decomposing a business process into a set of enabling applications and then documenting the technology elements and support organizations which are necessary to execute those enabling applications. The required monitors for the business process enabling technology can be deployed which will allow the mapping of technology problems to business problem and the development of correlation rules. This information is then used to develop an end-to-end business process event management (or other system management disciplines such as performance management) platform, which can be integrated into any preexisting event management process. In one embodiment of the present invention, the event management platform can be constructed between several business entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David William Cole, Stephen William Nekolaichuk, Tedrick Neal Northway, Paul David Peterson, Alan Paul Pickersgill, Chris Edward Terry
  • Publication number: 20040237077
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, apparatus, and computer program product for implementing a business systems management solution for end-to-end event management. The present invention realizes a number of business systems management functionalities, including defining event databases and means for event monitoring and correlating a customer's business functions by using an enterprise view focused on a system of applications, operating systems, connections, and physical components. Together these components make up a business system as defined by the customer. As such, a business system can cross technology platforms, physical space, and comprise multiple applications, or a business system could be limited to a single platform, location, and application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David William Cole, Otto Vaughn Kitchens, Robert Nawratil, Tedrick Neal Northway, Paul David Peterson, Chris Edward Terry
  • Publication number: 20020091989
    Abstract: A method for integrating the IT components which support a business process into a single end-to-end management platform is provided. The method comprises decomposing a business process into a set of enabling applications and then documenting the technology elements and support organizations which are necessary to execute those enabling applications. The required monitors for the business process enabling technology can be deployed which will allow the mapping of technology problems to business problem and the development of correlation rules. This information is then used to develop an end-to-end business process event management (or other system management disciplines such as performance management) platform, which can be integrated into any preexisting event management process. In one embodiment of the present invention, the event management platform can be constructed between several business entities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2000
    Publication date: July 11, 2002
    Inventors: David William Cole, Stephen William Nekolaichuk, Tedrick Neal Northway, Paul David Peterson, Alan Paul Pickersgill, Chris Edward Terry