One of the compelling promises of network functions virtualization (NFV) is the high degree of automation it can provide for managing and orchestrating functional components in virtualized infrastructures. But automation in multivendor environments can only go so far without interoperability between network functions and orchestration applications. In a recent DemoFriday, Dialogic and Oracle showed how Dialogic virtualized network functions (VNFs) work with Oracle’s Management and Orchestration (MANO) application to lifecycle management VNF automation.
The DemoFriday highlighted how Dialogic’s PowerMedia XMS media processing applications interoperate with Oracle Communications Application Orchestrator to automatically scale out media resources in response to increased traffic demands. On hand for the presentations were:
- Thomas Schroder, Dialogic director of service provider marketing
- Steve Hayward and Richard Beauchamp, Dialogic software architects for PowerMedia XMS
- Douglas Tait, Oracle director of product marketing
The live demonstration simulated the effect that peaks in voice conferencing traffic had on a virtualized media server cluster running on discrete virtual machines in a KVM environment. Presenters showed how Dialogic’s PowerMedia XMS media resource function (MRF) and media resource broker (MRB) applications communicate with Application Orchestrator, policy descriptors, and key performance indicators (KPIs) to dynamically deploy media processing VNFs.
NFV deployments are often challenged by real-time multimedia applications that provide collaborative and interactive voice video. If you missed the Dialogic and Oracle DemoFriday, check out our resources below to learn more about how Dialogic addresses these challenges and enables services such as elastic conferencing.
Watch video of the full presentation, or download the presentation slides and white papers referenced in the presentation.