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Interactive Cloud Management Protocol with Dashboard for End User

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247221D
Publication Date: 2016-Aug-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for interactive cloud management protocol with a dashboard for the end user in order to improve services and the end-user experience.

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Interactive Cloud Management Protocol with Dashboard for End User

When a customer comes to cloud and asks for a virtual machine (VM) or container in a user defined Internet Protocol (IP) subnet, the provider assigns a VM provisioned somewhere in cloud with that Bring Your Own IP (BYOIP) configured. The customer never knows the underlay IP address, as that is hidden behind Virtual Extensible Local Area Network (VXLAN) header.

If a customer is slow to grow, then it is likely that the cloud companies sparsely provision the VMs. In addition, the customer will never know how far the VMs are actually in terms of network hops.

The customer does not have the visibility of the VMs' locations and has no way to put the VMs close. The cloud companies do not provide a service that allows a customer a logical view of the current inventory (e.g., how far the workloads are). The customer cannot choose to place the workloads in interactive way. The function is not there in place, even as a paid service.

To improve the customer experience, the solution is to provide a method for interactive cloud management protocol with a dashboard for the end user.

The solution begins with making a graphical user interface (GUI) through which the cloud user can see the locations of the workloads (e.g., how far in terms of underlay network topology). The solution introduces the Interactive Cloud Management Protocol (ICMP) , which isa well-defined protocol for secure transmission of this informa...