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Push Button Application

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246423D
Publication Date: 2016-Jun-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 64K

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Abstract

Disclosed is an application that drives operation tools using push button intelligence that executes a series of known tasks/executions based on the login.

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Push Button Application

The deployment of data center tools is often complex, but it can also allow end users to design a custom user interface (UI). Tools take time to learn and master, and creating a new UI will become another difficult skill for users to learn because of complexities that will soon multiply into the same level as the tools under it.

For example, Development Operations (DevOps) use an automated system for consistent deployments and rollbacks of applications. While the current system allows Application Programming Interface (API) access to data, the user is not able to add widgets to create a unique interface.

The novel contribution is an application that drives operation tools using push button intelligence that executes a series of known tasks/executions based on the login. This design changes the user interface to more than an icon menu system. The push buttons display is based on a user's access and role. The push buttons allow that user to take known actions based on individual selections.

For example, if half of User A's time is spent jumping over several tools to allocate a plain virtual machine (VM), load an operating system (OS), and deploy an application for Users B, C, and D, who belong to three project groups, then User A could end up with three push buttons on favorite devices. This is convenient for User A, who can just push a button and check the result upon the receipt of a request. User A can replace, add, or delete these buttons at any time. The buttons are associated with User A, regardless of how the tools changed the interfaces underneath it. The application is smart enough to manage different sets of buttons for different users. The buttons can be generated over published Representational State Tr...