Self Managed Distribution Mediation Networks
US 2008/0016198 (A1) — January 17, 2008
This is the basis for the implementation of Cloudsoft’s Distributed Mediation™.
“A distributed mediation network and method of employing such is provided, having a plurality of different types of network module. Each module has a non-reciprocal path there through for network traffic and the distribution of network traffic across the network is managed by an autonomic control plane…”
Mediated Information Flow
US 2005/060380 (A1) — March 17, 2005
This captures the original Mediated Routing IP.
“There is provided a method for mediating the flow of messages in a computer network having a mediation architecture that includes a plurality of logical nodes in a cubic mediation arrangement…”
Self-Managed Mediated Information Flow
US 2005/044268 (A1) — February 24, 2005
Although granted shortly before US2005/060380, this patent extends the original patent and covers the algorithms for handing tasks between nodes, reconfiguring the architecture, failure detection and recovery from failure.
“The method provides algorithms for: handing mediation tasks over between mediator nodes; reconfiguring the logical topology of the mediation architecture in response to a change request while maintaining system invariants; and refining the structure of the mediation architecture by adding whole subnetworks in place of single nodes. The method also addresses failure detection and recovery…”