Patent Number: 8,578,029

Title: System, method and computer program product for provisioning of resources and service environments

Abstract: A system for provisioning service environments (SEs) and resources includes a component for creating and handling state change events and a parts catalog including descriptions of SEs, variable federated resources, aggregated, and basic resources. The system further includes a planner component for generating plans for construction and destruction of SEs and plans for creation, addition, removal and destruction of every aggregated resource to or from the SEs. The planner component has an interface to the parts catalog and an interface to a global dynamic free pool manager. The global dynamic free pool manager is configured for dynamically constructing and destructing dynamic free pool managers with their assigned dynamic free pools including dynamically changing their capacities.

Inventors: Breiter; Gerd (Wildberg, DE), Kreyss; Jutta (Stungart, DE), Schmidt; Andrea (Boeblingen, DE), Eilam; Tamar (New York, NY), Miller; Sandra D. (Chapel Hill, NC), Mummert; Lily B. (Mahopac, NY)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/173 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017