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Method and System for Assigning Appropriate Run-Time Services to One or More Applications in an Enterprise

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200295D
Publication Date: 2010-Oct-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 95K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method and system for assigning appropriate run-time services to one or more applications so as to optimize Information Technology (IT) funds utilized in an enterprise.

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Method and System for Assigning Appropriate Run -Time Services to One or More Applications in an Enterprise

A method and system is disclosed for assigning appropriate run-time services to one or more applications so as to optimize Information Technology (IT) funds utilized in an enterprise.

Run time services is a general term used to describe a set of operational/support services required by an enterprise to operationally run and support one or more applications in an efficient manner. Run-time services can be very simple, involving just basic web page hosting via a web server, with minimal support or monitoring - or can be very complex, involving the interaction of multiple applications, databases, development tools, servers/storage, network components, common supporting infrastructure services such as proxies/load balancers, problem/change management tools, availability/incident reporting tools, monitoring tools/probes, redundancy technologies, disaster recovery tools and processes, multi-competency and multi-geography support teams, operations management processes and resources.

In accordance with the method and system disclosed herein, business rules are defined that enable an enterprise to determine a set of run-time services which are necessary for a particular application or process to fulfill its business requirements for the enterprise.

Thereafter, the method identifies a limited number of differentiated run-time service "tiers" published in a services catalog as shown in fig. 1.

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Figure 1

Accordingly, the business rules are mapped to the run-time service tiers based on analysis of historical run-time models used across multi...