Entries by Avi Grabinsky

Why REST APIs are Not Yet Another SBC Configuration Interface

For most of us who grew up in the telecom industry, management protocols like SNMP, TR-69, and Command Line Interface (CLI) have been for many years the only management protocols we’ve known and used on telecom equipment. Telecom’s bigger (but younger) brother, the Internet, has developed its own set of management interfaces (APIs), mainly SOAP and REST.

Why SBC Signaling and Media are no Longer Tightly Coupled

Most SBCs are measured and sized by one prime resource – an SBC session. An SBC session is comprised of a SIP signaling dialog and a media stream. One would expect that the number of signaling sessions would be equal to the number of media streams, however, the advent of hosted services and unified communications are changing this paradigm. […]

The VoIP Network Management Jigsaw Puzzle

Have you ever felt that your VoIP network management system is like a jigsaw puzzle requiring you to jump from one application to the other in order to complete a full cycle of handing an issue? Well, you are not alone. Meet Alice. Alice works in the IT department of a mid-size company with 3 […]

Making SBC Configuration Human

When I visited a 777 cockpit for the first time, what struck me most was all the buttons. I thought to myself, how on earth do the pilots know what to do with them all? Looking at an SBC configuration reminds me of that same experience and over the years I played aroundwith quite a […]