Achieving endpoint isolation by fairly sharing bandwidth

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8898295
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13426581

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Computerized methods, systems, and computer-storage media for fairly sharing available bandwidth among endpoints (including physical or virtual machines) of a multitenant environment are provided. Initially, a load balancer of the network is programmed to monitor bandwidth used by the endpoints, respectively, and to compare an aggregation of the usage against a network threshold. Also, the load balancer is equipped to dynamically classify the endpoints using the respective monitored bandwidth. Classifying generally involves designating some endpoints as small entities, which individually consume an amount of bandwidth less than an endpoint threshold, and designating other endpoints as large entities, which individually consume an amount of bandwidth greater than the endpoint threshold. Upon the aggregate bandwidth usage overcoming the network threshold, data packets being sent to or transmitted from the large entities are randomly dropped, while data packets being sent to or transmitted from the small entities are unrestrained.

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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING LLCONE MICROSOFT WAY REDMOND WA 98052

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Agiwal, Ankur Kirkland, US 7 59
Bansal, Deepak Sammamish, US 77 769
Bradshaw, Gareth Dublin, IE 3 11
Costache, Cristian Dublin, IE 3 73
Nowak, Jacek Dublin, IE 2 9
O'Regan, Kevin Dublin, IE 1 8
Patel, Parveen Redmond, US 22 306

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