Browse Prior Art Database

Method and System for Automatically Selecting Cloud Service Providers based on User Defined Business/Technical Policies

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247472D
Publication Date: 2016-Sep-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

The IP.com Prior Art Database

Abstract

Disclosed is a method and system for automatically selecting one or more cloud service providers based on business polices and technical policies defined by customer/user.

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 57% of the total text.

Page 01 of 2

Method and System for Automatically Selecting Cloud Service Providers based on User Defined Business/Technical Policies

Disclosed is a method and system for automatically selecting and onboarding one or more cloud service providers based on business polices and technical policies defined by customer/user. The business policies may include geographical, compliance and/or cost considerations. The technical policies may include a desired SLA and hardware/software requirements.

As there is a growing number of cloud services providers there is a need to apply a policy based provider discovery and onboarding mechanism. New service requirements are described with policies which are exposed and mapped against external service provider services which enables speed, flexibility and choice to consumers.

A provider could be selected based on geographical considerations; cost; compliance/certification policies. Policies for cloud services selection will drive Cloud Service Providers to provide the meta-data that describe themselves as a service provider and the services they provide in a standard format that allows them to be compared.

The selection of a specific service to be included into the broker service catalog is dynamically executed and based on technical and business policies that govern the selection of appropriate service providers. Weighted policies are used to describe the new service and the broker policy engine is used to determine the best fit external servic...