Oracle Debuts Oracle Enterprise Communications Broker
The new Oracle Enterprise Communications Broker is termed as a core communications controller specifically designed to simplify and optimize complex, multi-vendor enterprise voice, video and unified communications (UC) networks. It can also be employed to realize seamless interoperability between disparate enterprise IP telephony and UC networks and comply with various regulatory, legal and industry standards.
Bhaskar Gorti, senior vice president and general manager at Oracle Communications, stated, “As consumer communications services continue to proliferate through the web, enterprise workers demand more advanced tools to increase efficiency, collaboration and access to various communications applications. However, these voice, video and UC deployments create incompatibility issues in large, complex multivendor networks. Oracle Enterprise Communications Broker simplifies and consolidates these next-generation networks while enabling lowering costs and offering new services and applications.”
Oracle explained that the new solution forms the core layer in the Oracle enterprise communications architecture, controlling the routing of SIP sessions across disparate access and application layer network elements. It offers a highly flexible, secure and scalable infrastructure which will help companies chart out an optimal communications strategy with cloud, on-premise or hybrid models. It is useful for interconnecting UC, PBX and contact center systems and easily blends with Oracle Enterprise Session Border Controller (E-SBC) which connects, secures and controls access to service provider SIP trunks and hosted communications applications and services.
Zeus Kerravala, founder and principal analyst at ZK Research, added, “As enterprises look to adopt next generation business applications that integrate communications, operations expense can quickly become a huge roadblock because of the added complexity. A core communications controller – like Oracle Enterprise Communications Broker – not only can reduce legacy operating costs but also abstracts key communications services, streamlining deployment of next generation UC solutions.”
The Oracle Enterprise Communications Broker can also be implemented to build private cloud communications networks, enhance visibility and simplify troubleshooting, smoothly move from legacy telephony to Microsoft Lync Enterprise voice, and also have a centralized administration of a network.
Edited by Alisen Downey