Dynamic Data Centers and Efficient Operations in the Cloud. 17 Patents for Auction. ICAP Patent Brokerage Announces for Auction a Significant Patent Portfolio Regarding Enterprise “Rack Servers” and their Provision and Management
SAN FRANCISCO, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — ICAP Patent Brokerage, a division of ICAP plc and the world’s largest intellectual property brokerage firm and organizer of the ICAP Ocean Tomo Auctions, is offering for auction a patent portfolio of seventeen (17) issued U.S. patents and associated pending applications regarding enterprise “rack servers” and their provision and management. The lot will be included in the 16th ICAP Ocean Tomo IP Auction on July 26, 2012, at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, CA.
“We are excited to be offering this patent technology lot for auction to our global buyer base.” Dean Becker, CEO, ICAP Patent Brokerage, ICAP Ocean Tomo Auctions.
Virtual data centers are comprised of enterprise servers that store data remotely. Thus, the location of these enterprise servers is sometimes referred to as “the cloud” and their remote access and use is sometimes referred to as “cloud computing.” As these data centers (or “clouds”) require to be scaled up or down based on use or demand, significant addition / re-location of servers, hardware reconfiguration, and re-cabling is often required, sometimes taking significant time and being very expensive. A cost-effective and reliable solution was required to address the need to make data centers more dynamic and efficient, all without requiring the physical relocation and rewiring of servers.
Key Characteristics & Benefits
With priority dates from 2004, the patents in this portfolio disclose an architecture for enterprise servers (ES) with varying arrangements of pluggable modules called an enterprise fabric (EF), with the following benefits:
- Acts as a single solution for applications requiring a combination of computation, networking, and storage performance
- Provisions virtual servers and clusters of servers based on ES hardware and software resources
- Pools, scales, reclaims and repurposes ES resources dynamically based on usage and demand
- Enables management solutions with fewer servers and network/storage switches, all at reduced infrastructure needs with lower associated costs
This patented technology will be important to all data center providers and operators as well as manufacturers of enterprise servers and networking equipment.
Companies who have cited this patent portfolio include: Cisco, Oracle, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft and Toshiba.
To learn more about the assets available for sale in this portfolio:
Contact Paul Greco of ICAP Patent Brokerage at 212-815-6692 or Paul.Greco@us.icap.com
About ICAP Patent Brokerage
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