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SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING SECURELY ROAMING DISK SPACE ON DEMAND OVER INTERNET NETWORK

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016413D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Nov-10
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 104K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING SECURELY ROAMING DISK SPACE ON DEMAND OVER INTERNET NETWORK

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SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING SECURELY ROAMING DISK SPACE

ON DEMAND OVER INTERNET NETWORK

Disclosed is a method for monitoring roaming disk space on demand over the Internet network.

Problem statement:

The Internet Service Provider market moves up the value chain from pure connectivity services to deliver value-added and revenue generating services. The business model of a Service Provider was initially driven by minutes of use and is being more and more replaced by on demand services. It is possible to have access to applications and to basic resources like space, computing, Network ...

    The Service Provider plays a key role and have to be more and more reactive and flexible. For specific services like photo printer, the service providers have to be reactive and able to have immediately space disk. Applications provided by services provider could need space disk for their internal needs; reorganization of database, back up function or for their clients.

    So a service provider could have an insurance agreement to obtain new space disk from other services providers. This is a typical roaming agreement between e-utilities providers. If the traffic of a services increase a lot or for any reason a service provider absolutely need space disk, it could ask to a partners to obtain space disk for a short period of time.

System and method description:

    The system offers a general and generic solution to manage the roaming disk space on demand, via standard protocol, over the Internet network. The present invention solves this problem and offers a system where the data are protected and the space disk provider gives access to this space disk only to the client pays for this service. Figure 1 is a conceptual view of the present system.The system is divided into 3 sub-systems, the Client System 100, the Space Disk Provider System 104 and the Roaming S...