US8307112B2 - MEDIATED INFORMATION FLOW
This captures the original Mediated Routing IP acquired by Cloudsoft.
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. The method comprises handing over one or more mediation tasks between a donor mediator module and a recipient mediator module in response to a change request while maintaining system invariants.
WO2005013554A3 - SELF MANAGED MEDIATED INFORMATION FLOW
This US patent application (notice of allowance received; already granted in UK, Germany, Japan) extends the original patent and covers the algorithms for handing tasks between nodes, reconfiguring the architecture, failure detection and recovery from failure.
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 arranged in a logical mediation cycle. 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.
US8266321B2 - SELF MANAGED DISTRIBUTION MEDIATION NETWORKS
This is the most advanced patent in this family and forms 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 therethrough for network traffic and the distribution of network traffic across the network is managed by an autonomic control plane.