Weblogic Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Elizabeth White, Michael Meiner, Michael Bushong, Avi Rosenthal

Related Topics: Weblogic, Mobile IoT, Microservices Expo

Weblogic: Article

BEA Predicts "New World Order" Based On Middleware

BEA Introduces New Telecommunications Services - Voice, Data, and Wireless

According to BEA's CTO, Mark Carges, the telecommunications industry needs new middleware to help it provide customers with the mix of voice, data, and wireless services they want. The comments were made at a press conference in San Francisco yesterday, as BEA unveiled its SIP Server for telecommunications companies.

According to Carges, Java application servers are not enough to helps telecommunications companies run their back-office billing systems. According to him, new application servers are needed to administer the latest, customer-facing applications and deliver new services such as voice over Internet Protocol and instant messaging over IP.

"The line is blurring between the application server and the telecommunications server," Carges said. BEA announced its WebLogic Session Initiation Protocol Server or SIP Server for telecommunications companies, an industry segment where BEA already enjoys a strong market presence.

The SIP Server will implement a set of protocols that are now standard in the telecommunications industry, including both SIP and VOIP. SIP is unlike switching protocols in that it can respond to varied software "events" and initiate a communications connection based on voice, video, instant messaging, images, or some other means of expression.

Another departure from point-to-point switching for a telephone system based on copper wires, new services will be based on the Internet and may go out to many different devices, from personal computers to BlackBerry hand-held devices to cell phones. The content of a service may be the same for different users, but it will have to be sent in different formats to match the user's device, explained Benjamin Renaud, BEA's senior director of telecommunications products.

In addition to the SIP Server, which is currently available, BEA announced the WebLogic Network Gatekeeper to be released later this spring. The Gatekeeper will allow a service provider to set and enforce policies that control access to and govern sets of services. It also would ensure quality of service.

Rob Rich, Yankee Group telecommunications analyst, predicted that competition will emerge as other vendors gear their Java application servers to the communications marketplace.

Alfred Chuang, CEO of BEA Systems, predicted that the era of telecommunications companies engaging in a continuous price war "and killing each other off is over." A new set of services will come from surviving companies who try to match up multiple customer needs with packages tailored to them.

"A new world order is emerging and the whole thing is running on a software platform," Chuang said at the press conference. The SIP Server, Network Gatekeeper, and future BEA products will compose the BEA WebLogic Communications Platform. They will all be built around the WebLogic Application Server, which has been a basic building block of enterprise software, along with competing products from IBM, Oracle, and Sun Microsystems.


More Stories By WebLogic News Desk

WLDJ News Desk trawls the world of e-commerce technologies for news and innovations and presents IT professionals with updates on WebLogic related technology trends, products, and services.

Comments (0)

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
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...
CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
All in Mobile is a place where we continually maximize their impact by fostering understanding, empathy, insights, creativity and joy. They believe that a truly useful and desirable mobile app doesn't need the brightest idea or the most advanced technology. A great product begins with understanding people. It's easy to think that customers will love your app, but can you justify it? They make sure your final app is something that users truly want and need. The only way to do this is by ...
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Big Data Federation to Exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO, colocated with DevOpsSUMMIT and DXWorldEXPO, November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Big Data Federation, Inc. develops and applies artificial intelligence to predict financial and economic events that matter. The company uncovers patterns and precise drivers of performance and outcomes with the aid of machine-learning algorithms, big data, and fundamental analysis. Their products are deployed...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...
Cell networks have the advantage of long-range communications, reaching an estimated 90% of the world. But cell networks such as 2G, 3G and LTE consume lots of power and were designed for connecting people. They are not optimized for low- or battery-powered devices or for IoT applications with infrequently transmitted data. Cell IoT modules that support narrow-band IoT and 4G cell networks will enable cell connectivity, device management, and app enablement for low-power wide-area network IoT. B...
The hierarchical architecture that distributes "compute" within the network specially at the edge can enable new services by harnessing emerging technologies. But Edge-Compute comes at increased cost that needs to be managed and potentially augmented by creative architecture solutions as there will always a catching-up with the capacity demands. Processing power in smartphones has enhanced YoY and there is increasingly spare compute capacity that can be potentially pooled. Uber has successfully ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5–7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buye...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...