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A method includes receiving, by a mobile device associated with a distributed transaction, a message via a messaging service provided by a mobile network operator. The method further includes determining, by a content based router of the mobile device, that the message is associated with the distributed transaction by determining that the message includes a transaction identifier that corresponds with an entry in a transaction table of the content based router. The entry identifies the distributed transaction and a destination of where to forward the message. The method further includes forwarding, by a processing device of the mobile device, the message to a resource manager resident on the mobile device. The resource manager corresponds to the destination of where to forward the message. The method further includes performing, by the resource manager, an action associated with the distributed transaction in view of contents of the message.


A network characteristic of current resources providing a network service may be identified. A determination as to whether the network characteristic of the current resources satisfies a load policy may be made. In response to the network characteristic of the current resources not satisfying the load policy, a new resource may be provisioned to provide the network service a first location associated with the new resource may be transmitted to a server that includes records associated with the network service. Otherwise, when the network characteristic of the current resources satisfies the load policy, an instruction to use an existing record at the server may be transmitted to the server.


A provisioning system to automatically determine the appropriate components to install or make available for installation on a target computer system. An example system may comprise: receiving data indicative of a bit-size and a virtual machine extension support of a processing device of the client device; determining that the processing device supports a plurality of bit-size versions of a software component; querying the client device to select a preferred version of the software component associated with the virtual machine extension support; determining that the version of a software component associated with the first bit-size is unavailable; provisioning the version of the software component associated with the virtual machine extension support and the second bit-size to the client device in view of the determination; and notifying the client device when the version of the software component associated with the first bit-size and the virtual machine extension support is available for installation.


Patent
Red Hat | Date: 2017-04-27

An apparatus and a method for maintaining a file system is described. A method may include receiving a request for allocating a first block of a file system to a file, the first block comprising a first data from the file. The method also includes computing a first hash value by hashing the first data with a first hashing procedure and computing a second hash value by hashing the first data with a second hashing procedure. The method also includes using the first and the second hash values to determine whether a tree structure among a plurality of tree structures has a matching hash value among a plurality of hash values. Each of the plurality of hash values in the tree structure correspond to a block among a plurality of blocks stored in the file system. The method further includes in response to determining that the tree structure has the matching hash value, allocating the corresponding block to the file and updating a reference count of the corresponding block in the tree structure.


Patent
Red Hat | Date: 2017-04-20

A cache system stores a number of different datasets. The cache system includes a number of cache units, each in a state associated with one of the datasets. In response to determining that a hit ratio of a cache unit drops below a threshold, the state of the cache unit is changed and the dataset is replaced with that associated with the new state.


A software package to be installed on a host system may be identified. A service of the host system that is unavailable during an installation of the software package on the host system may be identified where the installation changes a configuration of the service. A determine may be made as to whether the service that is unavailable during the installation of the software package on the host system is being used by a virtual machine (VM) that is associated with the host system. A notification may be provided in view of the determination of the service associated with the software package being used by the VM that is associated with the host system.


Patent
Red Hat | Date: 2017-02-21

Implementations for a secure remote kernel module signing are disclosed. In one example, the method includes receiving an indicator of a public key associated with a client computing device, determining that the public key associated with the client computing device is in common with a public key associated with a first server computing device, compiling the script, signing the compiled script with a private key that is associated with the public key that is in common with the client computing device and the first server computing device without generating a new private key, and sending the signed compiled script to the client computing device.


A meta-debugger receives a first debugging command from a debugger client to set a breakpoint in a first service in a first language and sets the breakpoint in a first native debugger. After receiving a service message invoking the first service, the breakpoint is triggered and the meta-debugger provides to the debugger client a first graphical representation of the first native debugger. The meta-debugger receives a second debugging command from the debugger client, converts the second debugging command into a third debugging command to provide to the first native debugger. After invoking a second service in a second language, the meta-debugger provides to the debugger client a second graphical representation of the second native debugger. The meta-debugger receives a fourth debugging command from the debugger client, converts the fourth debugging command into a fifth debugging command to provide to the second native debugger.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-14-2014 | Award Amount: 7.89M | Year: 2015

Superfluidity is a state in which matter behaves like a fluid with zero viscosity. Our project aims at achieving superfluidity in the network: the ability to instantiate services on-the-fly, run them anywhere in the network (core, aggregation, edge) and shift them transparently to different locations. The SUPERFLUIDITY project tackles crucial shortcomings in todays networks: long provisioning times, with wasteful over-provisioning used to meet variable demand; reliance on rigid and cost-ineffective hardware devices; daunting complexity emerging from three forms of heterogeneity: heterogeneous traffic and sources; heterogeneous services and needs; and heterogeneous access technologies, with multi-vendor network components. The SUPERFLUIDITY solution is based on: a decomposition of network components and services into elementary and reusable primitives; a native, converged cloud-based architecture; the virtualization of radio and network processing tasks; platform-independent abstractions, permitting reuse of network functions across heterogeneous hardware platforms, while catering to the vendors need for closed platforms/implementations; and high performance software optimizations along with leveraging of hardware accelerators. As a result, the 5G network will benefit from: i) location-independence: network services deployable in heterogeneous networks; ii) time-independence: near instantaneous deployment and migration of services; iii) scale-independence: transparent service scalability; and iv) hardware-independence: development and deployment of services with high performance irrespective of the underlying hardware. Through these properties, SUPERFLUIDITY will provide a converged cloud-based 5G concept that will enable innovative use cases in the mobile edge, empower new business models, and reduce investment and operational costs. The SUPERFLUIDITY consortium gathers an impressive and uncommon blend of Telco and IT players that can make its vision a reality.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-07-2014 | Award Amount: 3.83M | Year: 2015

Cloud security is of immediate concern to organisations that must comply with strict confidentiality and integrity policies. More broadly, security has emerged as a commercial imperative for cloud computing across a wide range of markets. The lack of adequate security guarantees is becoming the primary barrier to the broad adoption of cloud computing. The Secure Enclaves for REactive Cloud Applications (SERECA) project aims to remove technical impediments to secure cloud computing, and thereby encourage greater uptake of cost-effective and innovative cloud solutions in Europe. It proposes to develop secure enclaves, a new technique that exploits secure commodity CPU hardware for cloud deployments, empowering applications to ensure their own security without relying on public cloud operators. Secure enclaves additionally support regulatory-compliant data localisation by allowing applications to securely span multiple cloud data centres. Although secure enclaves are a general mechanism, SERECA focuses on a particularly important and rapidly growing class of applications: reactive applications for the Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), augmented reality, gaming, computer-mediated social interaction, and the like. These applications are highly interactive, data intensive, and distributed, often involving extremely sensitive societal and personal information. SERECA is validating its results through the development of two innovative and challenging industry-led use cases. One concerns the monitoring of a civil water supply network, a critical infrastructure targeted by malicious attacks. The other concerns a commercial software-as-a-service (SaaS) application for analysing the performance of cloud-deployed applications. Such a service collects sensitive performance metrics about live usage, assets that must be protected from industrial espionage and other criminal activities.

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