SBC on a Public Cloud

Delivering cloud-hosted, real-time communication services from a public cloud, needs an SBC to ensure security, performance, and availability. Service providers of cloud-hosted applications, such as: unified communications; conferencing and collaboration; and contact centers, benefit from being able to deploy Ribbon’s cloud-native Session Border Controller Software Edition (SBC SWe) on Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or Microsoft Azure.

The SBC SWe provides robust interworking for multiple signaling protocols, call admission control to manage traffic levels, multiple security features to protect privacy and ensure regulatory compliance, media (RTP) packet processing, and audio transcoding. By deploying the SBC SWe on a public cloud, you will:

  • Achieve much faster time-to-market and geographic reach than having to procure, install, and implement the compute, networking and storage infrastructure for a virtual SBC on a private cloud or a data center
  • Reduce operating costs by eliminating the need for ongoing maintenance of the cloud infrastructure because the public cloud provider handles this now
  • Gain flexibility and cost control when scaling SBC capacity, because public cloud resources are available on a subscription basis.

The SBC SWe with full capabilities is available through the AWS Marketplace using a Bring Your Own License or Pay As You Go model making it simple to access, instantiate and deploy on AWS. Potential customers looking for a preset configuration of the SBC SWe and a FreePBX server for basic testing can find the SBC SWe as an AWS Quick Start.

For more details on an AWS deployment read our blog post “Deploying a Session Border Controller in Amazon Web Services.”

The SBC SWe Pay As You Go license model is intended for customers who need to deploy an SBC for Amazon Chime Voice Connector, the AWS’ SIP trunking service that offers a secure, global calling service with pay-as-you-go pricing and no upfront fees. The SBC SWe provides Amazon Chime customers security, high availability and interoperability for Voice over IP (VoIP) traffic being sent to and from Amazon Chime Voice Connector.  This includes support for Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams.

For more details on our support for Amazon Chime Voice Connector, download our solution brief “Ribbon SBC SWe Supports AWS Chime Voice Connector” or read our press release “Ribbon’s Session Border Controller Adds Support for Amazon Chime Voice Connector”