News Feed Item

OnSIP Issued New Geographic SIP Scaling Patent by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Business communications provider OnSIP today announced that the company has been awarded a patent entitled “System and Method for Geographic SIP Scaling,” U.S. Patent Number 8,650,243, issued on February 11, 2014. This patent is related to the geographic scalability and uptime of real-time communications services, including OnSIP Hosted PBX. The Manhattan-headquartered company OnSIP, also known as Junction Networks, was established in 2004 and now provides hosted VoIP services to over 20,000 businesses.

“This patent allows us to continuously scale our platform, transparently migrate customers around the OnSIP network, and provide a more robust infrastructure overall,” explained Eric Tamme, principal engineer and patent co-inventor at OnSIP. “Our services are geographically distributed and federated such that every single server can operate both cooperatively and independently of the others. For example, when Hurricane Sandy struck in New York City, all of our customers were redistributed to our data center in Los Angeles. Our customers experienced no service disruptions during this calamity, and it’s thanks to the architecture we’ve outlined in this patent. [The patent] is, for me, what defines and differentiates us from other providers and showcases our technically innovative, standards-based approach to real-time communications.”

This invention relates to session initiation protocol ("SIP") technology and more particularly, to geographic distribution and scaling of SIP technology. Example invention embodiments include: a distributed system configured to provide SIP multimedia communications service between SIP endpoints, identified by domain-based SIP Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs); an exemplary process for registering a SIP endpoint that utilizes a GeoDNS function to localize communications for the endpoint to the geographically closest SIP proxy server; an exemplary method for processing a SIP request; and an exemplary process of using the GRUU information to handle an out-of-dialogue SIP request.

Along with the uptime benefits associated to a geographically distributed communications platform, OnSIP's implementation of this invention also frees OnSIP customers from complications associated to NAT traversal. The patent describes NAT traversal mechanisms and a server-side NAT management approach, making it simple for customers to utilize OnSIP without relying on client-side NAT handling configurations or external services such as STUN.

“Launching a Hosted PBX service can be fairly straightforward; Asterisk, Broadsoft, Metaswitch and other similar platforms come pre-built to support Hosted PBX businesses,” said Robert Wolpov, OnSIP president and cofounder. “But as you grow as a service provider, redundancy, reliability and operational costs become limiting factors to offering enterprise grade, real time communications services over the Internet. That's why we set out years ago to build a bulletproof underlying architecture that could support a massive user base with nothing more than distributed commodity hardware. Our software engineering team was savvy enough years ago to recognize the need for such a core capability in order to avoid the unfortunate dilemma many in our industry face: indefinitely carry prohibitively expensive operational and vendor costs or crater under the weight of your own growth. Both of these approaches are bad for customers… This patent describes a truly unique, technically (and economically) advanced solution to a very difficult problem.”

Aside from geographic platform distribution for maximized uptime and scalability, OnSIP has also designed their platform for maximized quality of service. Such measures include: direct peering with Tier 1 service providers for shortest-path call routing (avoiding network hops that can degrade call quality), and maintaining a physically distinct network for real time media traffic to avoid congestion. More information about the OnSIP platform and a live map of OnSIP calling can be found here.

About OnSIP

Having helped over 20,000 customers, OnSIP is a leading provider of business VoIP services to businesses. OnSIP customers enjoy the benefits of a business class phone system, without the traditional high cost, burden, and inflexibility. For more information, visit www.onsip.com.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
DXWorldEXPO LLC, the producer of the world's most influential technology conferences and trade shows has announced the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO "Early Bird Registration" is now open. Register for Full Conference "Gold Pass" ▸ Here (Expo Hall ▸ Here)
Excitement and interest in APIs has skyrocketed in recent years. However, if you ask a room full of IT professionals "What is an API", you will get a wide array of answers. There exists a wide knowledge gap between API experts and those that have a general idea of what they are, but are unsure of what they have been for in the past, what they look like now, and how they can be used to expand your business in the future. In this session John will cover what the history of APIs, what an API looks ...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, taking place November 12-13 in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd international CloudEXPO | first international DXWorldEXPO and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time t...
DevOps with IBMz? You heard right. Maybe you're wondering what a developer can do to speed up the entire development cycle--coding, testing, source code management, and deployment-? In this session you will learn about how to integrate z application assets into a DevOps pipeline using familiar tools like Jenkins and UrbanCode Deploy, plus z/OSMF workflows, all of which can increase deployment speeds while simultaneously improving reliability. You will also learn how to provision mainframe syste...
CloudEXPO New York 2018, colocated with DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at Cloud Expo. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.
Traditional on-premises data centers have long been the domain of modern data platforms like Apache Hadoop, meaning companies who build their business on public cloud were challenged to run Big Data processing and analytics at scale. But recent advancements in Hadoop performance, security, and most importantly cloud-native integrations, are giving organizations the ability to truly gain value from all their data. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, David Tishgart, Director of Product Marketing ...
DevOpsSummit New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term.
Machine Learning helps make complex systems more efficient. By applying advanced Machine Learning techniques such as Cognitive Fingerprinting, wind project operators can utilize these tools to learn from collected data, detect regular patterns, and optimize their own operations. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stuart Gillen, Director of Business Development at SparkCognition, discussed how research has demonstrated the value of Machine Learning in delivering next generation analytics to impr...
Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, is an accomplished digital business executive with extensive global expertise as a strategist, technologist, innovator, marketer, and communicator. For over 30 years across five continents, he has built success with Fortune 500 corporations, vendors, governments, and as a leading research analyst and consultant.
The challenges of aggregating data from consumer-oriented devices, such as wearable technologies and smart thermostats, are fairly well-understood. However, there are a new set of challenges for IoT devices that generate megabytes or gigabytes of data per second. Certainly, the infrastructure will have to change, as those volumes of data will likely overwhelm the available bandwidth for aggregating the data into a central repository. Ochandarena discusses a whole new way to think about your next...
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
"We do one of the best file systems in the world. We learned how to deal with Big Data many years ago and we implemented this knowledge into our software," explained Jakub Ratajczak, Business Development Manager at MooseFS, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
CI/CD is conceptually straightforward, yet often technically intricate to implement since it requires time and opportunities to develop intimate understanding on not only DevOps processes and operations, but likely product integrations with multiple platforms. This session intends to bridge the gap by offering an intense learning experience while witnessing the processes and operations to build from zero to a simple, yet functional CI/CD pipeline integrated with Jenkins, Github, Docker and Azure...
Today, we have more data to manage than ever. We also have better algorithms that help us access our data faster. Cloud is the driving force behind many of the data warehouse advancements we have enjoyed in recent years. But what are the best practices for storing data in the cloud for machine learning and data science applications?