Cloud Computing Dominates Digium Asterisk World
Until now, Digium hasn’t said much about its cloud computing strategy for Asterisk — the wildly popular open source IP PBX. But cloud computing is set to dominate conversations at this week’s Digium Asterisk World conference in Miami Beach, Fla.
First, a little background: Digium certainly has a successful channel partner program for VARs and managed services providers (VARs. And some customers have embraced Asterisk as a unified communications alternative to giants like Cisco Systems and Avaya.
But Digium has been strangely quiet about cloud computing even as more and more cloud services providers and managed services providers introduce hosted PBX and hosted VoIP solutions.
Perhaps Digium is set to talk far more about the cloud at this week’s Asterisk World conference. Check the conference agenda and you’ll potentially see multiple experts — including Digium Community Director Bryan Johns — weighing in on the cloud discussion. Johns provided a preview of his Asterisk cloud views in a recent blog post. I wonder if Digium CEO Danny Windham will also weigh in during his conference keynote?
On the Cloud Bandwagon
Even if Digium underplays its cloud effort, partners will surely crank up the cloud discussion. A few examples:
- Endre Domiczi, CEO of Sevava Oy, will describe how cloud services providers and cloud integrators can manage VoIP quality across customer and carrier networks. No surprise, Domiczi will point to his company’s AQuA solution as a means to ensure quality of service for Asterisk in the cloud.
Jeff Uphues, VP of sales and marketing at Cbeyond Cloud Services, will describe how to virtualize Asterisk in the cloud.
Mark Headd, a developer evangelist at Voxeo Corp., will describe how to deploy hybrid cloud and on-premises based Asterisk applications.
Matt Florell, president of ViciDial Group, will describe how solutions providers and end-customers can deploy hosted inbound, outbound and blended call center systems.
Like I said: Cloud Computing is all over the Digium Asterisk World agenda. It wonder if Digium itself will dive deeper into the discussion.