Dynamic network capacity augmentation for server rack connectivity

Utility Patent Grant (B1)

April 9, 2019

Source: USPTO via Sqoop

Assignees: Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Inventors: Tyson James Lamoreaux, Justin Oliver Pietsch, Brian Myungjin Choi, Daril Alexandre Vilhena, Edward Crabbe

Techniques for dynamic augmentation of server rack network capacity are provided herein. Network nodes are described that are connected between server rack switches and a rack aggregation layer device. A port allocation controller is also described that can automatically reconfigure the network nodes to create connections, via the network nodes, between the rack aggregation layer device and the server rack switches. These network node connections can be used to alter the network capacities of the server rack switches in response to changing network demands.