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Flexible lease policies for networked services/resources

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015435D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jun-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This concept concerns a new system for monitoring leases in a networked environment. Some network services, such as databases, backup, video-on-demand, etc., involve the allocation of resources. These resources include disk space in the case of the database and backup services, network QoS in the case of video-on-demand, and the control of camera in the of face detection services. The implementation of these services can be greatly simplified if it is based on a generic lease service, which controls the allocation of the resources and negotiates the leasing parameters (eg 5 GB of disk for X minutes, the total control of the camera for Y seconds, transmission of video V with a bit rate B, etc). This generic lease service can be registered in a service lookup database, such as UDDI (http://www.uddi.org), so that services that require the allocation of resources can find and use it. In this way the same generic lease service can be reused among several applications. Figure 1 illustrates this architecture. 1. Find Database lease service Backup