Metaswitch deploys Perimeta Session Border Control in Cloud


By Telecom Lead Team: Metaswitch Networks, a
provider of carrier systems and communications software
solutions, announced that its Perimeta SBC software has been deployed
on generic enterprise servers as well as virtual machine environments to
support elastic cloud computing networks.


Perimeta SBC is currently running live on Amazon Elastic
Compute Cloud and Metaswitch will be demonstrating Perimeta at Mobile World Congress


The company said architecture of its Perimeta software
supports independent scaling of an SBC’s signaling and media functions that
allows service providers to cost-effectively address the signaling-heavy,
changing mix of network traffic.


Our established approach to building portable SBC
software makes it natural to extend Perimeta into cloud-based architectures,”
said Martin Taylor, Metaswitch‘s



The company added that its solution enables network
operators to leverage COTS server farms to initiate virtual SBC capacity on
demand.  This is a highly efficient use of shared compute resources and
mirrors the software-defined network trend of moving control plane software
into elastic compute clouds.


Introduced in September 2011, Perimeta can enable large
operators to take advantage of private elastic cloud environments to scale SBC
functions completely independently of dedicated hardware.


Today network operators are investing heavily in data
center infrastructure, including server hardware and virtualization software to
support growing computing demands. By allowing operators to scale SBC capacity
and functions on demand, Metaswitch is helping to limit capital expenditures
and   infrastructure complexity while optimizing the use of SBC
licenses,” said Diane Myers, directing analyst, VoIP and IMS, Infonetics.


Recently,  Metaswitch
was selected by Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite
communications services to expand its FleetBroadband maritime communications