September 07, 2010
NetworkIP Drives IBM Technology into Real-Time Telephony Environment
By Janet Li, TMCnet Contributor
NetworkIP, a provider of telephony and stored value services, announced the successful deployment of enhanced IBM (News - Alert) architecture and database software to its hosted services telephony platform within a real-time telephony environment. It implemented new IBM System x servers and upgraded its database architecture to IBM Informix 11.5.
IBM publishes its case study, "NetworkIP supports expansion with IBM Informix and System x," which showcases NetworkIP's use of their solutions. The innovation resulted in end-user account management and call processing transactions running over five times faster. NetworkIP’s implementation further enhanced the platform's stability. NetworkIP is open for business 24/7, so a seamless upgrade was paramount. By utilizing IBM's informix enterprise replication (ER) technology, there is said to be almost zero downtime.
"The NetworkIP database architecture was designed with 100 percent uptime in mind. We know that hardware can fail, and it is our job to ensure that these failures can be recovered from instantaneously, with minimal or no impact to our platform," said Andrew Ford, Senior DBA, NetworkIP. "We accomplish this through multiple levels of redundancy. If you are looking at a server, a disk drive, a network cable or any other piece of hardware in our data center, you can be guaranteed that it has a backup that can be brought into service automatically and without human intervention."
NetworkIP has a long-standing relationship with IBM. NetworkIP has won the IBM Information on Demand Innovation Award for Best Database Solution, which recognizes organizations using IBM-based solutions to improve efficiencies and gain a competitive advantage for their organizations.
Since 1998, Network Enhanced Telecom, LLP dba NetworkIP, has been a provider of patented telephony and stored value technologies, systems and integrated services incorporating long distance, mobile, conferencing and customer service. NetworkIP customers run their entire business - from facilities and billing to back-office - on the hosted services platform. To learn more information, please visit http://www.NetworkIP.net.
In related news, NetworkIP has opted for the Stratus ENTICE telecommunications solution to expand network capacity for its existing services and speed up go-to-market time for new and upgraded customer applications. The company has selected ENTICE over competitive platforms because of its easy scalability, open platform enabling application adaptability from its existing infrastructure, and ability to support rapid deployment of new and custom NetworkIP applications ranging from long distance dialing to web and audio conferencing, voice mail and VoIP. ENTICE’s ability to scale to over 100,000 ports will help NetworkIP add processing power to support rapidly growing demand for its voice, data and IP services.
Janet Li is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Erin Monda