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Dialogic Dishes on Roadmap

February 18, 2016

For years, Dialogic has been an enabler of applications across a wide range of verticals. And over the course of the last few years, requests from customers to help with application development grew in number. Firms were asking Dialogic for help to upgrade to “newer” technology, and over time the requests built up. Recently Dialogic announced the launch of PowerVille, its application development arm, and the purchase of APEX Communications. Dialogic sees a vivid opportunity in enterprise apps for the future; let’s take a look at what those future plans look like.

In a recent Communications Developer Zone Podcast, Dialogic’s SVP of Product Management and Marketing, Jim Machi, told Alan Percy, “We are still squarely in the enabling business,” and the firm is “not disinvesting at all in that area.” But now, Dialogic “also has an application development practice that we’ve started where we can build custom apps.” Machi noted there is a team in place with custom application experience to hit the ground running in this endeavor, with more to come on the horizon.

In addition, the APEX Communications acquisition provided the ability to deploy white box apps expediently as well as WebRTC and additional functionalities for service providers. Today’s Dialogic can offer customers three different ways to go to market with applications.

As far as areas of application development go, Machi stated, “We’re open to anything.” He offered the example of a common request Dialogic has received: the combination of a communication/IoT solution. The more you think about it, “the more you can envision IoT and real time communications going together.”A use case could be health monitoring, an area that Machi explained is lacking in application development.  Other requests include adding video to an existing application or making the move to WebRTC—an area that’s potential is through the roof.

Percy questioned Machi on the area of virtualization. Dialogic has been very supportive of NFV, and Machi explained that “We want to make sure our products become VNFs in a greater NFV architectural rollout.” Part of the NFV architecture is applications, and eventually these applications will tie in to the architecture. Machi highlighted, “We have already been inter-opping with Oracle, for instance, and will be demoing with them at MWC.”

Dialogic is known by many as the Network Fuel company; but the Dialogic of today enables agility. And with its recent posturing, the enabler is positioned for a 2016 filled with innovation in communications app development. Machi described this as “a natural evolution for Dialogic.”

Darwin would be proud.

Edited by Rory J. Thompson

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