[VoiceOps] 2015 Softswitch

Colton Conor colton.conor at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 10:04:12 EST 2015

Let me rephrase. After reading so much on why Freeswitch was developed in
the first place, I consider Freeswitch to be a more powerful and better
media engine than what Asterisk is. So its not that I object to opensource
in general, I just think moving forward that if building a communications
application I would think that Freeswitch is a better option that Asterisk.

I might be asking for a lot, but consumers expect a lot as well. I did not
say the cheapest price point available. I want a licensing model that is
not restrictive like Broadsoft.

On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 8:32 AM, Alex Balashov <abalashov at evaristesys.com>

> On 11/02/2015 09:00 AM, Colton Conor wrote:
> I don't like the tough of Asterisk being the core of the product.
> I'm sorry, but that's just ignorant. Do you object to Broadworks running
> on Linux and not AIX, too?
> I mean, I suppose I could understand your reluctance at using a glorified
> Asterisk box, e.g. an embellished FreePBX. However, have you bothered to
> understand the highly distributed systems architecture of Integrics before
> making such a statement?
> In a nutshell, Enswitch merely uses Asterisk as a dumb compute node. An
> expansive middleware layer performs the synchronisation, event distribution
> and logic control that drives it. It's a clustered application silo on top
> of Asterisk done _right_. I don't even know that it's accurate to say that
> Asterisk is the "core" of the product. Asterisk is a part - merely one - of
> the open-source technology stack on top of which this proprietary product
> is built.
> NDAs would stop me from disclosing where Asterisk and Freeswitch are
> similarly situated inside commercial platforms with mainstream enterprise
> acceptance and which scale to millions of users, but, it suffices to say
> that it's a lot more common than you think. Perhaps Integrics' biggest
> failure is disclosing Asterisk as a building block.
> The upcoming next Enswitch release, version 4.0, is written in Golang. Its
> automated testing, continuous integration QA, and service-oriented
> architecture would give the bureaucracy of any large-scale enterprise
> software initiative a run for its money.
> So, I would submit that it's not just a question of what is under the
> hood, but rather how it's used and the role it plays. There's a qualitative
> dimension to it, as well. Otherwise, you may as well say that you object to
> expensive commercial products which make central use of Apache or, say, PHP.
> -- Alex
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