Dialogic Blog

Scaling in the Cloud – Avoid Flying Too Close to the Sun

by Vince Puglia

Dec 17, 2019 9:00:00 AM

In Greek mythology, Icarus and Daedalus attempt to escape from the island of Crete by constructing wings that were held on using wax. Although Daedalus had warned Icarus not to fly too close to the sun, Icarus did not heed the warning, the wax melted, and Icarus perished. To be an "Icarus" or to "fly too close to the sun" is to fail or be destroyed because of lack of caution or excessive ambition. 

For any service provider, moving out of the data center and into the cloud can bring an extensive return on investment – optimizing costs by only paying for what you use has saved some service providers thousands and thousands of dollars each year. If you were perhaps on the fence about the potential cloud return on investment, AWS makes it a point to advertise this savings-promised-land to users whenever possible:

As many in our space will contend, telecom resides in a niche and operates under a different set of (perhaps self-inflicted) rules compared to those web apps that are thriving in the cloud. Telecom apps were born in darkness and molded by the place known as ‘on-prem’ with no thought to the possibility of cloud computing. In contrast, the web apps of today were born in the cloud and built to limitlessly scale (a la web-scale).

Theory is fun and scaling real-time communications in theory is simple – components are generic and square Lego-like building blocks that can get scaled up vertically (adding more power to the engine) and/or horizontally (adding more engines to the pool cluster). Scaling ‘just’ happens with more resources being added when needed and removed when done.

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Topics: NFV/SDN & Cloud

The Advantages of Supporting OpenStack

by Arik Amdur

Aug 14, 2019 9:50:08 AM

As mentioned in my previous DevOps blog, OpenStack is one of the cloud platforms with growing popularity in the market and it’s already supported by the Dialogic® BorderNet® SBC and other Dialogic products. Support for OpenStack often becomes an added-value driver for customer interest in our offerings.

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Topics: NFV/SDN & Cloud, Development Methodologies, Session Border Controller

The Culture of DevOps and Automation

by Arik Amdur

Aug 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM

If you are involved in product development, you’ve most likely heard about DevOps, which is a methodology for quickly delivering and improving products in less time than using traditional development methods. One of the main reasons for the adoption of DevOps is the need for software and infrastructure integration and collaboration, gaining the best from both, achieving better performance, and bringing the final product to an optimized level on the fastest track possible. DevOps is a culture backed by endless technologies and tools where the key is “Automate Everything.”

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Topics: NFV/SDN & Cloud, Communications Application Development

Session Border Controller – What is it and why do you need one?

by Ofir Shalev

Jul 30, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Session Border Controller (SBC) is a network device that secures voice over IP (VoIP) infrastructures while providing interworking between incompatible signaling messages and media flows (sessions) from end devices or application servers. SBCs are employed in enterprise infrastructures and any carrier network delivering commercial, residential, business, fixed-line, or mobile VoIP services. They are typically deployed at both the network edge and at carrier interconnects, the demarcation points (borders) between their users and other service providers.

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Topics: 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi, NFV/SDN & Cloud, Analytics

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

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

Least Cost Clouding

by Vince Puglia

Jul 9, 2018 2:00:00 PM

If you’ve spent time in or around the telecom industry, then you’ve inevitably heard the term ‘Least Cost Routing (LCR)’. If not, here you go:

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Topics: NFV/SDN & Cloud, Voice and Video, Internet and Web

The Evolution of the Software Media Server

by Jim Machi

Jan 9, 2018 5:30:00 AM

As part of Intel in the late 1990’s the Dialogic division saw a window into the incredible processing power of the forthcoming Intel CPUs and decided to port the media processing DSP functions such as echo cancel, play/record, codec creation, conferencing and speech processing, to name a few, to the Intel processor.

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Topics: WebRTC, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, NFV/SDN & Cloud, Media Server Software

STPs keep going

by Jim Machi

Jan 8, 2018 9:30:00 AM

When I’m meeting with customers, usually I do a brief overview of our product line.  While we have all the cool software and NFV and AWS based network infrastructure, we also have some more traditional products.   And when our customers find out we sell Signaling Transfer Points (STP) and other SS7 products, they sometimes are astounded these nodes are still being sold.

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Topics: 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi, NFV/SDN & Cloud