Company Update: Rapid Cloud Growth Due to Product Innovation and New Patents

As you’ve likely already discovered, Adaptive Computing is the largest provider of private cloud management and High Performance Computing (HPC) workload management. What you may not realize is that this esteem is due largely in part to our product innovations and new patents.

Over the last six months, the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted us 12 new patents, raising our total number of patents granted to 27—one of the largest private cloud patent portfolios in existence. As a result of this rapid cloud technology expansion, we increased our cloud software sales by 244% in 2012!

What Our Patents Mean for Customers

Additional patents don’t just mean increased sales for our organization, but also the ability to better serve our customers by delivering a more extensive set of business guarantees than any other solution.

As our CEO, Robert Clyde explains, “The cloud growth we’ve seen in 2012 is attributed to being first-to-market in many core concepts. This enables us to provide a customized, differentiated private cloud solution with a higher level of efficiency and increased cost savings. Moab’s unmatched policy-based optimization allows businesses to move to the cloud cost effectively by reducing hardware and IT maintenance costs.”

New U.S. Patents for Adaptive Computing

Our new patents, six of which are issued and six of which are allowed, encompass several policies that enable optimization of the cloud, including data management, energy consumption management, workload-aware power management, complete environment management, guarantees, reservations, and billing.

New patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office include:

  • U.S. Patent No. 8,200,824 – Optimized multi-component co-allocation scheduling with advanced reservations for data transfers and distributed jobs.
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,245,059 – System and method for managing energy consumption in a compute environment (receiving information associated with at least one of energy consumption and a temperature of nodes each data center of a group of distributed data centers to yield received information).
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,271,980 – System and method of providing system jobs within a compute environment.
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,271,807 – System and method for managing energy consumption in a compute environment (reduce both direct and indirect power consumption while maintaining either full cluster performance or adequate SLA based cluster performance).
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,271,813 – System and method for managing energy consumption in a compute environment (receiving energy consumption information at a workload manager).
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,276,008 – System and method for managing energy consumption in a compute environment (receiving, at a workload manager, energy consumption information associated with at least one of a first data center and a second data center that is geographically distanced from the first data center).

New patents allowed (which do not yet have an assigned number) from the United States Patent and Trademark Office include:

  • Resource “shopping cart” – Enables the concept of a resource “shopping cart” allowing multi-resource reservation queries to be made after which a “transaction I.D.” would be returned.
  • Intelligent reservation of multiple resource types – Allows multiple resource types to be intelligently reserved even when they do not require resources for the duration of the reservation.
  • Resource access – Enables resource access not based on workload credentials, but rather based on requested or delivered service levels to that workload.
  • Co-allocation of reservations – Broadens the claims of Adaptive’s U.S. Patent No. 7,971,204 (a system and method co-allocating resources that span different compute resource types).
  • Review and improvement of resource allocation – Allows a system to make a resource allocation decision in space and time, then subsequently review and improve this decision as new workload and environmental information is received.
  • On-demand compute environment – Broadens the claims of Adaptive’s U.S. Patent No. 7,698,430 in areas of remote cloud usage or cloudbursting.

Comment and Share: Patented innovations have allowed us to keep up with the changes in the worldwide cloud systems management software market. What do you expect to be the next big requirements cloud technology will need to meet? 

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