Patent Number: 7,769,884

Title: Network route control

Abstract: The use of multi-homing to multiple network providers to improve performance of network applications is disclosed. In accordance with the present invention, a general purpose computer performs primary route control functions, without requiring a special route control device. Route selection is made in accordance with desired metrics which may include relevant to performance, availability, or cost.

Inventors: Acharya; Arup (Nanuet, NY), Saha; Debanjan (Mohegan Lake, NY), Shaikh; Anees A. (Yorktown Heights, NY)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/173 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/03/12018