Patent Number: 8,793,286

Title: Hierarchical multi-tenancy management of system resources in resource groups

Abstract: Exemplary method, system, and computer program embodiments for establishing hierarchical user management authority for storage resources organized into a plurality of resource groups in a computing storage environment are provided. In one embodiment, each of the plurality of storage resources is associated with a resource group object having a resource group attribute associating the resource group object with one of the plurality of resource groups. The resource group label attribute is assigned to the resource group object. An additional attribute of the resource group object, that specifies a plurality of management policies for the resource group object and the plurality of storage resources associated with the resource group object, is defined. One of plurality of available users of the plurality of storage resources is associated with a user resource scope attribute. A schema is defined for comparing of a plurality of values of the user resource scope attribute with the resource group label attribute.

Inventors: Ripberger; Richard A. (Tucson, AZ)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018