[VoiceOps] Virtualized SBC

Alex Balashov abalashov at evaristesys.com
Thu Apr 7 21:52:11 EDT 2016

I most certainly did. Think about how distributed softswitch assemblies work: media gateway separated from signalling agent by an H.248/MEGACO tentacle over a private Ethernet network, all racked together because the vendor says.

Now the vendor says: "Let's make a policy decision ‎to allow the customer to run this stuff on their own (or our supplied) virtualisation silo." And they market it as the NFV revolution.

There is actual NFV, and it's quite interesting. But "run our software in a VM" is not what that is.‎ It's another entrant to the bullshit parade.

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  Original Message  
From: Anthony Orlando
Sent: Thursday, April 7, 2016 20:40
To: Alex Balashov
Cc: Nathan Anderson; voiceops at voiceops.org
Subject: Re: [VoiceOps] Virtualized SBC

You didn't just seriously say that?

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> On Apr 7, 2016, at 9:54 AM, Alex Balashov <abalashov at evaristesys.com> wrote:
> Indeed. As usual, it's very seldom about whether words arranged in a certain order result in useful meaning. Marketing into the Bellhead CxO suite is a kind of meme laundering operation: "what can of horseshit can we seed into golf course and country club conversations?"
> Apparently NFV‎ is the latest thing the barnacles are pumping out. Somewhere, behind hundreds of directors, senior managers and channel partner liaisons, there's a shared cube in the back with three poor H-1Bs who are all going, "Uh, dude, we've been doing this since 2004. Is that what they're calling it now?"
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