[VoiceOps] Acme Packet (Abraham Jacobowitz)

Alex Balashov abalashov at evaristesys.com
Fri Apr 2 13:35:26 EDT 2010

On 04/02/2010 01:29 PM, J. Oquendo wrote:

> Tony: "Ay-ya kid... psst I gots me dis here Acme Packet
> thing-a-mah-do-dah thing here... Waddya say yous an I makes a deal eh?"
> John: "Well the EULA says ..."
> Tony: "Fuggedabout the EULA. EULA, UCLA, NCSA, what does college have to
> do with THIS eh?... You takes it, you makes some calls, runs just fine"

Agreed.  Well, the matter is a little more nuanced than that;  highly 
specialised and idiosyncratic proprietary equipment can be a serious 
OPEX issue when you really need to figure something out, and/or when 
you have an emergency.

I can't speak to the GUI/EMS, but on the CLI I would not say Acme 
Packet SBCs are simple to administer.  But if you're willing to take 
the hit as a company and figure it out without the vendor, it's 
doable.  The key variable I've encountered is whether you have people 
of the right technical calibre to do it.

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