AudioCodes Introduces Virtualized SBC Network Function to Large Public and Private Cloud Datacenters

By CIOReview | Monday, February 15, 2016

FREMONT, CA: AudioCodes, a converged voice solutions provider launches a virtual network function named as Session Border Controller (SBC). The network function offers same functionality as the previous SBC products launched by AudioCodes along with functions of new Mediant SBC Virtual Edition (VE). This virtualized version includes advanced new features in the Network Function Virtualization (NFV) environment like, extensive SIP interoperability, voice transcoding and security.

NFV  elevates the cloud based market enabling clients to implement innovative services, for efficiently utilizing cloud infrastructure resources that significantly decrease operational cost and increases revenue. Mediant SBC VNF provides Session Border Controller functionalities to the service providers to deliver voice services by using private or public cloud technology by following the architectural guidelines of ETSI NFV. It also supports various hypervisors like, Amazon Web Services, Kernel based virtual machines, Hyper-V and VMware.

The Mediant SBC VNF provide systems capability to efficiently handle the work pressure, irrespective of the installation platform as the functionality remains same on small vE-CPE platforms as well as with the large datacenters. It provides a cost effective system deployment to the vE-CPE devices at the customer’s workplace within the distributed architectures and hence enabling customers to utilizing SBC VNF technology to meet the customers’ demands. At the large data centers, SBC VNF provides a highly scalable platform and reduces operational cost by integrating OpenStack cloud computing software.

“The Mediant SBC VNF is an important addition to our portfolio as it enables cloud service providers to deliver secure, reliable and high quality voice services from their emerging NFV-based cloud infrastructure,” stated Yehuda Herscovici, VP Product, AudioCodes. “Our successful, software-based Mediant SBC VE has been well accepted by enterprises, system integrators and service providers and the evolution to VNF will enable hosted service providers to benefit from a scalable, mature and robust SBC solution, coupled with the management and orchestration agility that NFV offers.”