The test bed will provide automated management and configuration of Dialogic’s internal compute, storage, and networking resources. Dialogic uses these internal resources to test its own virtualized media, signaling, and application layer software.
One of the first uses for the Dialogic NFV proving ground will be to make more efficient use of the large number of COTS servers it’s been using. Dialogic uses these servers to performance-test its virtual network functions, including its load balancer and virtualized session border controller.
In early 2016, Dialogic bought APEX Communications in a move to provide real-time voice applications to its service provider customers. The delivery of such applications as interactive voice response (IVR) marks a new business for Dialogic, which ultimately wants its array of products to tie into a wider NFV story.