Patent Number: 8,880,671

Title: Releasing computing infrastructure components in a networked computing environment

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to the release of computing infrastructure components (e.g., hardware, software, combinations thereof, etc.) from a networked computing environment for potential use by another networked computing environment. In a typical embodiment, a computing infrastructure component is identified from set of computing infrastructure components associated with a networked computing environment. It may then be determined whether the computing infrastructure component can be released from the networked computing environment. Then, responsive to the determination, the computing infrastructure component may be released from the networked computing environment.

Inventors: Bhogal; Kulvir S. (Pfugerville, TX), Boss; Gregory J. (Saginaw, MI), Dawson; Christopher J. (Arlington, VA), Hamilton, II; Rick A. (Charlottesville, VA), O'Connell; Brian M. (RTP, NC)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/173 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00