System and Method for Cognitive Uptime Detection of Hybrid Cloud Service
Publication Date: 2018-Oct-12
The IP.com Prior Art Database
System and Method for Cognitive Uptime Detection of Hybrid Cloud
Cloud Brokerage is all about integrating the Public and Hybrid clouds and
providing as uniform platform to customers to provision resources on any of the
Public/ Private Clouds. Here publicly available API's are used for performing
the actions on cloud provider portal.
The problem identified in this context: There are situations where the cloud
provider API's are down for some reason. What if the cloud provider API's are
changed or deprecated? Cloud Brokerage service calls fails and need to spend
time in debugging if the failure is related to cloud brokerage service or related
to the cloud provider API.
History: There have been documented instances with the Cloud Brokerage
Service when the Public Cloud APIs (AWS/Azure) are modified without any
intimation and users get to know about this when the failures are seen in the
Cloud Brokerage Service.
This article talks about uptime detection of the public cloud services and
handling it from the Cloud brokerage service. This method will enable
developers to detect the public cloud service issues and handle it gracefully.
As depicted in the diagram below, an agent placed on the Cloud Brokerage
Solution would monitor the API Uptime based on a polling configuration. This
could be done by making pseudo calls to the Cloud Provider but not incurring
actual cost while making these calls. This way the uptime of the Services on
the Public Cloud can be determined even before the call from the Cloud Broker
is made. In the event of the Public/Private Cloud Service being down, the agent
can notify or set a Error Flag on the Cloud Broker , which can be used by the
Cloud Broker to communicate the appropriate error to the users.
This would enable the Broker / Users to know the cause of any failures on the
Public/ Private Cloud Providers and sa...