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 either Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

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:

  • Achieve much faster time-to-market than having to procure, install, and implement the compute, networking and storage infrastructure for a virtual SBC on a private cloud.
  • Reduce operating costs by eliminates 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 is available through the AWS Marketplace making it simple to access, instantiate and deploy on AWS. Similarly, the SBC SWe is also available as an AWS Quick Start, making it very simple to implement an SBC SWe and an Asterisk server in a preset configuration to do testing in a very short time period.

The Ribbon SBC SWe is already deployed on AWS and GCP with a focus on delivering performance, scale and high availability that meets our customer's requirements for mission critical services.

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

The SBC SWe supports Amazon Chime Voice Connector, which is AWS’ SIP 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.  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”