United States Patent 7,747,720
Toebes ,   et al. June 29, 2010

Arrangement for selecting a server to provide distributed services from among multiple servers based on a location of a client device


A selection resource executed within the network is configured for selecting from among a plurality of servers, distributed throughout the network at respective network-based server locations and each configured for providing a specified service, a selected server for providing the specified service for a client device at a network-based client location. The selection resource selects the selected server based on the corresponding server location relative to the client location, and causes a request having been generated by the client device to be sent to the selected server. Hence, the selection resource optimizes client-server interactions in a distributed computing network, based on the client location and the server location.

Inventors: Toebes; John (Cary, NC), Turner; Bryan C. (Apex, NC), Walker; Douglas Jay (Raleigh, NC)
Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Appl. No.: 11/134,336
Filed: May 23, 2005

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