Scaling Real-Time Communications Applications with Load Balancers

Thursday May 26th, 2016
2:00pm ET/ 11:00am PT

As real-time communications applications evolve in scope and popularity, the ability to scale an application and associated infrastructure becomes increasingly complex. While web-centric Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) perform quite well with distributing HTTP traffic, they have serious shortcomings when dealing with SIP and other stateful communications protocols. Beyond that, the virtualization of communications applications creates unique requirements that are not addressed by appliance-based load balancing solutions. As a result, a new category of software load balancing solutions has emerged, specifically designed to address the unique requirements of real-time communications. Join this event to explore the unique complexities of scaling and reliability for real-time communications and learn about how Dialogic has met the evolving market needs.

What Attendees will Learn:

  • The unique challenges that real-time communications protocols introduce to scaling with traditional ADCs
  • How load balancing improves reliability of applications
  • An introduction to Dialogic PowerVille LB - a load balancer for real-time communications
Who should Attend:
  • Those responsible for communications application development in service providers, over-the-top providers and enterprises. In-the-trench developers to executives.




Alan Percy,
Senior Director of Product Marketing, Dialogic

Mr. Percy is the Senior Director of Product Marketing at Dialogic, responsible for the global marketing efforts to nurture the growing community of real-time communications and WebRTC applications developers with the rich media processing solutions from Dialogic. Included in his role, Mr. Percy is also responsible for developing and managing a number of strategic industry, consultant and analyst relationships. He is also a frequent industry speaker and contributes to a number of industry journals, podcasts, webcasts and blogs covering a range of communications and technology adoption topics.

James Rafferty
Product Line Manager, Dialogic

James Rafferty is currently a Product Line Manager for Dialogic Corporation and manages load balancer and media gateway product lines for the company. Previously, he was the founder and President of Human Communications, a consulting firm which provided services to leading telecom industry clients. James has contributed to the development of Voice over IP and other real time communications standards in a variety of roles within the ITU, the Internet Engineering Task Force and 3GPP. He is a well-known speaker at telecommunications industry events and has written numerous articles and blogged on a wide variety of topics. He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Erik K. Linask,
Group Editorial Director, TMCnet

Erik oversees the daily operation of TMCnet, which delivers news, information, videos, white papers, podcasts, and more to three million visitors each month. He is also a contributor to TMCnet as well as TMC's IP Communications publications. Prior to joining the TMC team, several years ago, he was Managing Editor at Global Custodian, a global securities services publication, where he also managed the magazine's survey research. Erik began his professional career at management consulting firm Leadership Research Institute.