Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is gaining momentum among traditional and cloud-based service providers as it enables them to rapidly introduce innovative, revenue-generating services and utilize cloud infrastructure resources efficiently and cost-effectively.
AudioCodes’ Mediant Virtual Edition (VE) Session Border Controller (SBC) delivers full SBC functionality for service providers looking to deliver voice services such as hosted business services, unified communications and contact centers via private or public clouds that follow the ETSI NFV architecture.
Deployment options include support for market-leading hypervisors, including KVM, VMWare, Hyper-V and AWS and ability to integrate with commercial or proprietary orchestrators. The Mediant VE SBC offers wide-ranging scalability, from small vE-CPE platforms deployed at the customer premises right up to large datacenter deployments.
Support for network-wide pool licensing ensures flexibility and mobility in assigning session capacity and functionality in distributed architectures. The AudioCodes Element Management System (EMS) enables centralized life-cycle management for AudioCodes' SBC VNFs deployed across a distributed network.
SBC VNF for vE-CPE
AudioCodes’ SBC VNF has the lowest hardware footprint in the industry, enabling service providers to deploy a cost-effective vE-CPE device at customer premises. The SBC VNF supports cloud automation and provisioning mechanisms to assist service providers in reducing OPEX and time to service by automating the entire SBC VNF lifecycle. Service providers have the flexibility to deploy the SBC VNF on any leading hypervisor platform while preserving the same rich functionality as on the proprietary hardware SBCs. AudioCodes offers network-wide pool licensing for effective deployment within distributed architectures, enabling service providers to automate the process of launching new SBC VNFs and to scale them up and down according to customer demand.
Managed On-Premises vE-CPE
Managed Hosted vE-CPE
SBC VNF for Access and Peering
AudioCodes’ SBC VNF is a highly scalable SBC suitable for service provider datacenters supporting access and peering functionality. It supports SIP interoperability, media handling including transcoding, and VoIP security. AudioCodes’ SBC VNF was certified by Miercom, a third party test lab, for its high performance and scalability under security attacks such as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), malformed SIP messages and rogue RTP packets. The SBC VNF fully integrates with OpenStack cloud computing software and reduces operational costs with automation and efficient utilization of cloud resources. AudioCodes’ network-wide pool licensing offers flexible deployment models such as a single SBC VNF instance per tenant to achieve full isolation between tenants.
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