Nov 15, 2011

What are the ingredients for a market leading Diameter router?

We've often asked what makes the Traffix Signaling Delivery Controller the market leading Diameter solution. We put our heads together and here's why we can proudly say that the    Traffix Signaling Delivery Controller (SDC) is the market’s first and most mature Diameter routing solution, available since early 2009.
  •         Traffix SDC is the market’s most deployed Diameter routing solution with over a dozen live deployments in Tier 1 carriers.
  •      Traffix SDC is the market’s only full Diameter routing solution combining DRA, DEA and IWF that goes far beyond the industry standards’ requirements.
  •       Traffix SDC offers far more Interworking functions between Diameter to Diameter, and between Diameter to legacy protocols than other vendors.
  •         Traffix SDC is the only solution that can run on multiple IBM, HP and Sun hardware flavors with unparalleled performance in each.
  •         Traffix SDC is the only dedicated Diameter routing platform (not HSS or PCRF….) in the market.
  •        Traffix SDC has unbeaten performance and value/cost ratio – 4 times more than the closest competitor.
  •         Traffix SDC supports over 50 Diameter interfaces  – it’s the only solution that fits all Tier 1 Diameter needs.
  •      Traffix SDC is the only market solution supporting Active/Active configuration.
  •        Traffix SDC includes WideLens™, a network analysis, statistics and management solution.
  •          Traffix SDC includes a full Diameter test suite.
  •         Traffix SDC is the solution of choice for vendors such as Ericsson, ATOS, NSN, Alcatel-Lucent, Amdocs, Bridgewater and others.
  •         Traffix has the largest work force dedicated to Diameter in the industry.
  •         Traffix has demonstrated unbeaten commitment to our customers for the best support, flexibility and satisfaction.
Convinced? If not, write us and let's continue the conversation 

Nov 6, 2011

The Brain Surgeons of Diameter

I’ve been hearing something from the field that doesn’t quite sit right. I’ve been hearing that developers of 3G voice protocol SS7 can easily segue into developing good solutions using 4G Diameter protocol such as real-time intelligent routers and reliable load balancing solutions.

Diameter was selected by the industry standards bodies such as 3GPP to be the one protocol that replaces all legacy protocols (MAP, LDAP, Radius, and others) because of its extreme flexibility to support data, services, and applications.
On the flip side, that side flexibility does cause management difficulties. Software engineers who work with Diameter find that after years of intense programming, they can succeed in creating cutting-edge solutions. They understand why Diameter is the chosen protocol to support all the data dominated services and applications of 4G. They know how to configure the code to ensure a 4G network’s reliability to send the right message to the right location 100% of the time. They can design intelligent routing and load balancing solutions to give the network unlimited scalability and 100% reliability.

However, this expertise took some years to perfect and a dedicated team focusing solely on the Diameter protocol and here’s the secret. It took the experience of deploying the Diameter protocol stack in operators around the world to learn the deep secrets and tricks of the trade of working with Diameter. And that is why today, Traffix is the only company that can call themselves true experts in the field of Diameter. That is why there is still is no other vendor offering a full Diameter solution of routing, load balancing and gateway solutions with the added value that Traffix Service Delivery Controller (SDC) offers.

I would say that for others to claim, “we know signaling” based on past experience with SS7 or other legacy protocol is equivalent to a heart surgeon leading a team to operate on a brain without the back up of a brain surgeon.

My son wants to have laser eye surgery to correct his myopia. Am I going to look for a doctor who recently went to a short course to perform the operation, or am going to ask everyone I know for their references, and then select the surgeon who has been doing this operation for years with the highest rate of success? I think the answer is obvious.
Susan Becker