Dangerous Demo Revisited Part 1: Metaswitch, DataArt, OpenCell, Truphone

dangerous demoOn Wednesday Jan 27th 10AM EST we ran a Dangerous Demo Revisited Part 1 Google Hangout live.  The Q&A session was streamed live. You can view the Q&A session at the end of this weblog, or just click here. Since the first ever TADHack in Madrid in 2014, Dangerous Demos have become an important core theme in both TADHack and TADSummit. Their purpose is to showcase just how far technology has come given its continued acceleration. The Dangerous Demo at TADSummit in November 2015 included open source billing, flexible messaging, location (GMLC) based services, authentication as a Service, USSD services, WiFi calling, Load testing/Monitoring, Open Source (Software Defined Radio) Radio Access Network – and much more. Virtually all telecom functions can now run in the cloud.

The components of this dangerous demo are shown below. For Dangerous Demo Revisited Part 1 we did a deep-dive question and answer session with:

  • Paul Drew of Metaswitch,
  • Michael Lazar of DataArt,
  • Sebastien Michéa of OpenCell Software, and
  • The compère James Body from Truphone.

Canonical – JuJu Charms and Virtual Network Function Manager
Metaswitch – Project Clearwater and test tools
DataArt – Conferencing and Media Manipulation
OpenCell – User and Carrier Billing
Telestax – Restcomm Application Platforms and SMSC/USSD/GMLC
Apidaze – On Demand Communications
Oracle – Converged Communications Application Server
Dialogic – BorderNet, Diameter / MAP interworking function
Truphone – OpenSource Communication Framework API and assorted mobile network components
Zabbix – Real-Time Monioring and Scaling
And a list minute Canonical presentation showing the Matrix federation server being added just before the event.

You can see Paul, Michael and Sebastien’s presentations and slides below.  Some of the questions received so far include:

  • Paul – Where is Clearwater deployed?
  • Paul – What more is required, beyond Clearwater for a production IMS deployment?
  • Paul – What is the largest Clearwater deployment?
  • Paul – Where do you see Clearwater going? Cheap IMS, default IMS, optimized (simplified) IMS?
  • Michael – What was the hardest part of creating your autoscaling demo?
  • Michael – What do you like / dislike about juju?
  • Sebastien – What was the hardest part of creating the demo?
  • Sebastien – We’ve had many problems with IMS integration with our billing/charging platforms.
  • James – what is the status of the Truphone API?
  • James (All) – what’s next for the Dangerous Demo?

Paul Drew of Metaswitch with his presentation on Project Clearwater and test tools

Michael Lazar of DataArt on Conferencing and Media Manipulation

Sebastien Michéa of OpenCell Software on User and Carrier Billing.

Dangerous Demo Revisited Part 1 Live Stream

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