Call to the Cloud

Alianza's blog exploring cloud communications, NFV and virtualized software, and the evolution of VoIP and UC.

Kevin Mitchell

Kevin Mitchell is Alianza's Vice President of Marketing. He once penned analyst reports and marketed VoIP gear but now he is infatuated with transforming voice from the cloud.

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Cable VoIP  |  Cloud Voice Platform  |  Telco Voice

Service Provider Voice Movin’ On Up (To the Cloud)

For the past several years I’ve started the year with a post looking back on how service provider voice is moving away from legacy approaches to a radically new solution we call the cloud voice platform (see last year’s Service Provider Voice - On the Road to the Cloud).

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Cable VoIP  |  Cloud Voice Platform  |  IP Transition

Robocall Blocking with Cloud Solutions

The FCC is making a big push to help consumers combat robocalls and telemarketing calls. Robocalling is an awful abuse of technology and our telecom infrastructure. It's time for us to fight back and block these robocalls with new tools.

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Service Provider VoIP: Next-Gen is the Cloud

Service Provider VoIP: Next-Gen is the Cloud

Inform your voice network evolution and VoIP road map. Learn how the cloud can help you with cost reduction initiatives, virtualizing voice infrastructure and powering new service launches.

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Cloud Voice Platform  |  IP Transition  |  NFV

Heavy Reading: Cloud Defines a New Voice Strategy

Last month Level 3 and Alianza announced the release of a new Heavy Reading white paper Migrating Service Provider Voice Infrastructure to the Cloud.

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Cloud Voice Platform

Why the Cloud Is Better Than Wholesale Hosted VoIP

Build versus buy is a classic question when it comes to technology adoption. It’s true for enterprises as well as service providers. When it comes to voice, there is a spectrum of classic outsource options that include agent resale, white label/reseller VoIP programs and wholesale hosted VoIP. Now there is a new option: the cloud voice platform.

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Cable VoIP  |  Cloud Voice Platform  |  Telco Voice

Service Provider Voice - On the Road to the Cloud

2015 was another banner year for moving service provider voice from old school ways to deliver voice to cloud-based solutions. As residential and business VoIP continues the shift to cloud delivery models, that transition is also happening to service provider VoIP infrastructure. As part of the movement to web-scale, virtualized solutions, cloud voice platforms are increasingly adopted by all types of service providers to power new services and replace aging, obsolete networks.

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NFV

Network Virtualization Getting Real (Sort Of)

Heavy Reading released The Future of Virtualization Index Report this week giving a read out on the network virtualization evolution across three dimensions: planning, deploying and investment status. Planning is in full swing, but deployments are rare. Cloud sourced NFV can accelerate that actualization.

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Cable VoIP  |  Cloud Voice Platform

Disruptive Innovation: The Cloud Helps Drive Cable Value

Cable MSOs have delivered impressive growth, but in order to not shed value they must respond to the coming disruption with innovation across products and business models. That's the message from Accenture's report Driving a New Era of Value Growth in the Cable Industry. We see the cloud voice platform as one such response to the headwinds associated with cable voice services and aging VoIP networks today.

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Cloud Voice Platform  |  IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem)  |  NFV  |  Telco Voice

NFV and the Cloud

I find that NFV and cloud get conflated frequently and, while related, they are not the same. Even the term cloud can represent distinct approaches and adverse philosophies to next-generation infrastructure solutions. NFV is integral to the cloud, but a true cloud solution is much more.

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IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem)  |  NFV

Two Paths to NFV VoIP: Building and Cloud Sourcing

Change is coming for network infrastructure. Service providers must upgrade their aging and inflexible networks to remain competitive in today’s increasingly challenging environment. NFV and web scale technologies will lie at the heart of all that change. But in what form? How is NFV best consumed? We think the application or technology should play a large role in defining the approach. When it comes to voice, we think that approach should be leveraging the cloud, not building one.

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Alianza news  |  Events  |  NFV

Leading Lights Finalist: Most Innovative NFV Product Strategy

Start-ups always have the zeal and faith that what they are doing is right, helpful and transformative. It's nice when that vision gets validated from analysts and press, especially critical, show-me-the-proof ones. I'm very pleased that Alianza has received that recognition from Light Reading.

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