US Patent No. 10,117,285

CLOUD WAN OVERLAY NETWORK


Patent No. 10,117,285
Issue Date October 30, 2018
Title Cloud Wan Overlay Network
Inventorship Ramesh Nadella, Allen, TX (US)
Chris F. Sefcik, Lucas, TX (US)
Prasad Deviprasad, Cary, NC (US)
Manish Srivastava, Coppell, TX (US)
Sreenivasa R. Pokuri, Cary, NC (US)
Raju Sharma, Raleigh, NC (US)
Assignee Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc., Basking Ridge, NJ (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,117,285

1. A method, comprising:providing, by a network device and to a device associated with a customer, an interface, wherein the interface includes a plurality of cloud provider selection menus and, for each cloud provider selection menu, a corresponding credential entry box, wherein each cloud provider selection menu lists a plurality of cloud providers, and wherein the interface allows the customer to input multiple different cloud providers for which the customer is a subscriber and, for each of the multiple different cloud providers, credentials of the customer;
obtaining, by the network device and for each of the multiple different cloud providers for which the customer is a subscriber, the credentials of the customer; and
establishing, by the network device using the credentials of the customer, a cloud wide area network (WAN) overlay network across multiple different cloud computing networks associated with the multiple different cloud providers.