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System and Method for workload balanced metering of Web services

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016132D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jul-12
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Abstract Web services are pretty much agreed to be the next step in the evolution of the Internet. Its program to program communication model allows to e.g. Book a flight online and automatically add the flight schedule to the calendar. Provisioning of web services includes key functionality for an infrastructure that supports service providers offering web services. First implementations that support provisioning are available, but lack sophisticated methods for workload balanced metering. This paper describes a possible solution for this problem. Metering services in Web services provisioning Provisioning Web services is a keystone to operating pay-per-use Web services between businesses. It is a complex mixture of service authentication, enrollment, metering, billing, and managing operations that control the behavior of a Web service during use, whether within your own company or between business partners.