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Cloud Application and Services Orchestation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236333D
Publication Date: 2014-Apr-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 97K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method is to establish a standard protocol in a cloud environment so that the service providers are engaged in the process, and provisioning of an operating system image happens with the provisioning and activation of services and policy settings.

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Cloud Application and Services Orchestation

Currently, a cloud environment provides the ability to provision an operating system (OS) image, or an image with an embedded application or middleware or both.

A method is needed that enables the end user to select applications, service vendors, and the associated services in a menu-driven approach. This is to ensure that the image is provisioned with the required applications and services, and said image is checked for security, support capability, backup, and any services that are chosen. Image should be available only after all the checks are completed. Such application and services orchestration leads to a standard, better managed, secure, and compliant image that is provisioned as per policy along with or independent of user involvement.

For example, a corporation, per policy, decides to have a standard version of OS + App + middleware with availability services and performance and capacity service. The company needs a standard identification (ID) management policy, security policy with the appropriate patch levels and Host-based Intrusion Detection System (HIDS) agents, and security log collection and monitoring services. In current context integration, this ability with services is not available.

The novel contribution is a method is to establish a standard protocol so that the service providers are engaged in the process, and provisioning of the image happens with the provisioning and activation of services and policy settings.

For example, when provisioning an image...