Biased selection of dedicated physical connections to provider network

Utility Patent Grant (B1)

January 14, 2020

Source: USPTO via Sqoop

Assignees: Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Inventors: Po-Chun Chen

A connectivity coordinator may receive a request for a dedicated physical connection between a provider network and a client network. In response, the connectivity coordinator may determine a capacity for each connection capacity group available to accept the dedicated physical connection. The connectivity coordinator may use the determined capacities for each available connection capacity group to determine bias response information for each connection capacity group based on the determined capacities and a capacity bias model. The connectivity coordinator may provide the determined bias response information to the client as part of a response to the connectivity request to influence the client to select to connect to a connection capacity group that has more physical ports available to accept the dedicated physical connection than other connection capacity groups that have less ports available to accept the dedicated physical connection.