Patent Number: 8,578,028

Title: Techniques for provisioning cloud computing environment resources based on social media analysis

Abstract: A technique for provisioning computing environment resources based on social media analysis includes monitoring, using a data processing system, references (e.g., hyperlinks) provided by a first website to detect an anticipated flash crowd for a web-accessible resource (e.g., second website). The technique also includes generating, using the data processing system, a notice to allocate resources associated with the web-accessible resource to service the anticipated flash crowd.

Inventors: Grigsby; Travis M. (Austin, TX), Nesbitt; Pamela A. (Ridgefield, CT), Paolini; Michael A. (Austin, TX), Ullmann; Cristi N. (Austin, TX)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 9/50 (20060101); G06F 15/177 (20060101); G06F 15/173 (20060101); G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017