Dialogic Blog

Load Balancing Act

by Chris Boulton

Jun 17, 2016 9:57:10 AM

Load Balancing Act

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. 

WebRTC and the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) are key protocol examples that incur additional requirements on load balancing solutions which in turn demand product evolution to keep pace with a new generation of rapidly deployed services with complex needs.  The software-based PowerVille™ LB - Load Balancer for Real-Time Communications fulfils the role of ‘guardian’ to such technology patterns and assumes responsibility as it keeps a careful eye on trends which feed into its own dynamic evolution.  Such flexibility provides a competitive advantage over traditional solutions that are inherently static and cumbersome in their own evolution path due to their ponderous hardware roots.  

So what else makes the PowerVille LB such a hit with our existing customers and partners?  Why is the product causing such a disruptive stir in the industry?  It’s all down to collaboration and understanding the evolving ecosystems that a product such as PowerVille LB is required to operate in.  The wholly software-based solution provides the perfect fit for cloud and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) architectures.

NFV itself is still an evolving industry movement that is being adopted in many markets, especially in the financial and trading markets – a natural fit for software-based PowerVille LB.  Utilising key practices that run at the core of NFV has aided the collaboration process with partners and customers to ensure an immediate solution to key problems as well as providing a clear, flexible path for evolution depending on the direction the industry takes.  NFV in some form is here to stay and while the technologies and standards associated will no doubt evolve and change over the coming months/years, PowerVille LB will adapt as necessary to meet expectations for solution designers.  Historically, PowerVille LB was nurtured in collaboration with a small number of key partners who operate in the financial world.  One thing is certain, when large financial transactions are involved in a solution the pressure and expectations are far greater.  The increased pedigree of PowerVille LB after operating in such environments provides the benchmark for excellence throughout the product. 

In conclusion it’s quite simple - if you are looking to build your evolving communication solutions and require a software-based, flexible scaling solution then Dialogic PowerVille LB fits like a glove.  Collaborate with PowerVille LB today and build great solutions.  Get caught in the ‘Act’.

To learn more about the role of load balancers and service readiness, join us for the live webinar event titled “Service Reliability of IP-based Communications is Not Optional” with guest speaker Michael Suby from Frost and Sullivan on June 24th at 11 AM – register now to reserve your seat!

Dialogic load balancer webinar

 

Topics: Communications Application Development, Signaling