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Chris Boulton

Chris is the Director of Architecture at Dialogic, primarily responsible for the technical direction of software products such as the industry leading PowerMedia Media Resource Broker (MRB) and PowerVille Load Balancer. Chris is also responsible for the team leading Dialogic’s dedicated Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Cloud initiatives. Many years as a recognised VOIP industry contributor authoring numerous industry standards in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and Java Community Process (JCP) as well as publishing the book titled ‘Understanding SIP Servlets 1.0 published by Artech House’.
 

Recent Posts

Flexibility is Key

by Chris Boulton

Feb 15, 2019 9:00:00 AM

It’s true you know – I used to be able to touch my toes .

Not many blogs start with a personal revelation like that – bet you are hooked already. As I reflect on the glory days of my youth it is with great pleasure that I reminisce about playing a variety of sports. As a younger man, adapting to multiple sporting disciplines and being flexible in my approach to different challenges was important if I was to succeed. The two important words that need highlighting from that previous sentence are “adapting” and “flexible.” As I have grown into an elder statesman, my ability to adapt is less, and I am certainly less flexible as my pulled muscles will testify.

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Topics: NFV/SDN & Cloud, Communications Application Development, Media Server Software

2018 – Gone in a Flash

by Chris Boulton

Dec 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM

A common question I’ve heard asked over the past few weeks is, “Where did 2018 go?”. I genuinely can’t believe it myself as I sit here typing this blog. Traditionally a time for reflection and review, the end of the calendar year is also a time for thinking about aspirations and goals for 2019.

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Topics: NFV/SDN & Cloud, Internet of Things, Unified Communications and Collaboration, Media Server Software

The Dialogic BUZZ UC Platform Swiss Army Knife

by Chris Boulton

Oct 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM

 

Several weeks ago I wrote a blog that documented my time from a fledgling start-up company based in the UK to joining the Dialogic family. In that musing, I referenced the exciting experience over the last couple of years as the company reinvented itself into one that is lean, agile, and ready and able to succeed in the new world of virtualization and cloud. Remaining on the same theme, this blog delves a little deeper into the world of Dialogic to reveal exactly how we have remodelled the very core of the company from the ground up though our product offerings.

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Topics: Unified Communications and Collaboration, Internet and Web, Media Server Software

Dialogic PowerMedia MRF – A Solution You Can Depend On

by Chris Boulton

Sep 25, 2018 9:00:00 AM

I was lucky enough to be welcomed into the Dialogic fold nearly four years ago – time flies. After being part of a great experience in creating a new start-up company from scratch, Dialogic seemed to be the perfect landing place for our “baby.” I often ask myself why the marriage was perfect, and so thought I would share some musing of my experience to date as it is an analogous story to those of both new and existing Dialogic customers.

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Topics: Unified Communications and Collaboration, Internet and Web, Media Server Software

Addressing the Need for Speed with the Dialogic PowerMedia Media Resource Broker (MRB)

by Chris Boulton

Jul 31, 2018 11:30:00 AM

“I feel the need – the need for speed!”

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Topics: NFV/SDN & Cloud, Voice and Video, Media Server Software

Enabling WebRTC with the Dialogic PowerVille Load Balancer

by Chris Boulton

Jul 16, 2018 2:00:00 PM

I am regularly asked questions from customers wanting to WebRTC-enable their existing or new deployments. If this applies to you, then why not make life easy for yourself and take a good look at the Dialogic PowerVille Load Balancer (LB)?  Whether you are looking to complement your existing solutions with WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communications) technology or deploy an exciting new service in your network, the PowerVille LB should be a key enabling technology in your solution.

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Topics: WebRTC, Communications Application Development, Internet and Web

Load Balancing Act

by Chris Boulton

Jun 17, 2016 9:57:10 AM

It’s exciting times in the world of communications as technologies and our daily usage patterns evolve.  This is most apparent when considering the Dialogic PowerVille Load Balancer (LB) which rides in tandem with the ever evolving demands placed on it by its leading edge customers and partners.  It’s a tough ‘Act’ to follow and provides a key indicator into the future direction that solution designers must take if they want to stay ahead of the curve and deliver on the promise that is being widely touted by our industry. 

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Topics: Signaling, Communications Application Development