Cantata's IMG/MSP Speeds Application Delivery Times for Service Providers.
Recently I spoke with Peter Vescusi about Canata’s latest IMG roll out
… Verison 10.3.3. As you may recall this is a pretty feature-driven release with more SIP methods, SIP and SS7 translation and load balancing allowing a single IP address to represent a farm of IMGs.
At the Communications Developer Conference
a few weeks in Santa Clara, CA I had a chance to catch up with Cantata’s James Rafferty who told me the new release has been seeing positive deployment in the telecom world.
For example, service providers are thrilled to be able to do multiple ENUM registry lookups with up to four DNS servers. This is great for peering fabrics which of course explains why I frequently see James at voice peering events.
Since we were at a developer show I suppose this was the reason we got to talking about the MSP 1010 which is similar to the IMG (he calls it a sister product) but has API hooks allowing a developer to build things like transcoding under API control.
You can also write TCAP-based applications allowing lookups for LNP. You can also write a CNAM look-up for Caller-ID.
From there we discussed time to market which Jim tells me is about 90 days with the MSP and he contrasts this with developing with boards which can take 6-9 months according to James.
An interesting topic which came up again and again at the show is fax support.