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October 28, 2015

Telnexus - Quote to Cash – KazooCon 2015

Telnexus CEO Vernon Keenan discuss how he built the Managed Service Provider Telnexus from the ground up and the lessons he has learned in the process.

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ARCHIVES, CUSTOMER

October 28, 2015

SIPLABS - Hard Rocking Kazoo - KazooCon 2015

Founder and CEO Mikhail Rodionov discusses all the projects and code contributions that they have built for Kazoo over the past year.

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ARCHIVES, CUSTOMER

October 27, 2015

ThinQ - Least Cost Routing in the Cloud - KazooCon 2015

The team at ThinQ show how to set up your routing profile, carrier selection, high volume traffic management, and LCR routing.

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ARCHIVES, PRODUCT NEWS

October 27, 2015

Billing Data with Kazoo - KazooCon 2015

Product Director Aaron Gunn discusses billing options for SaaS and IaaS customers. This includes CDR API, AMPQ, and integrating VoIP billing platforms.

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ARCHIVES, PRODUCT NEWS, TECHNICAL, COMPANY

October 27, 2015

The Next Wave - KazooCon 2015

CTO Karl Anderson discusses the state of Kazoo. This includes integrations with FreeSWITCH, erlang, and Kamailio. Reseller milestones include the release of whitelabeling, webhooks, migration, carriers, debugging, account management and more.

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ARCHIVES, CUSTOMER

October 27, 2015

Voxter - Building Value with Kazoo - KazooCon 2015

The Voxter team discuss code contributions to the Kazoo platform, discuss how they are utilizing the platform, and give an in-depth demo of WhApps.

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ARCHIVES, TECHNICAL, COMPANY

October 22, 2015

Kamailio and VoIP Wild World

 

Daniel Constantin Mierla discusses Kamailio and Kazoo integrations at KazooCon.

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ARCHIVES, BUSINESS

October 08, 2015

Detecting and Managing VoIP Fraud (Slides) - KazooCon 2015

This is an overview of VoIP fraud, different types of fraud and what telecommunication carriers are doing to combat this issue.

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ARCHIVES, PRODUCT NEWS, COMPANY, BUSINESS

October 08, 2015

Detecting and Managing VoIP Fraud - KazooCon 2015

This is an overview of VoIP fraud, different types of fraud and what telecommunication carriers are doing to combat this issue.

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ARCHIVES, PRODUCT NEWS, COMPANY

October 07, 2015

Telecom Rating and Limits - KazooCon 2015

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ARCHIVES, PRODUCT NEWS, COMPANY

October 07, 2015

Billing Data with Kazoo - KazooCon 2015

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KAZOOCON, ARCHIVES, PRODUCT NEWS, COMPANY

October 07, 2015

Tuning Kazoo to 10,000 Handsets - KazooCon 2015

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PRODUCTNEWS, ARCHIVES

September 27, 2015

SmartPBX: At the Intersection of Simplicity and Functionality

The SmartPBX App combines comprehensive PBX functionality with user-friendly interface. Set up new users in minutes, manage all of your accounts, reduce installation and labor costs, and provide business-specific user features. All services are controlled via API’s, allowing you to extend the App functionality as needed. Within the interface you have the ability to create, manage, and remove...

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KAZOOCON, ARCHIVES, COMPANY

September 13, 2015

Top Ten Reasons Why I’m Going to KazooCon!

We’re slightly more than 20 days away from KazooCon 2015 and we want you here to see the power and scalability of our new VoIP platform firsthand. So if you are still on the fence on attending, we’re revealing the top ten reasons why you need to attend the Unified Communications Revolution. Early-bird pricing ends on Sunday, September 20th, so register now and save money. So what are you...

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ARCHIVES, PRODUCT NEWS, COMPANY

August 30, 2015

Kazoo Release Notes v3.21

PRODUCT/ FEATURE IMPROVEMENTS

It is hard to stress how exciting this version release is for our resellers, who are passionate about the end user experience. Some of the requests came through our community, who helped us beta test before launch, and deserve a hand for kicking the tires! Some major highlights:

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ARCHIVES, PRODUCT NEWS, CUSTOMER, BUSINESS

August 03, 2015

2600Hz Case Study: A Look At Slable’s Partnership and How 2600Hz’s Offerings Improved Their Business

About Slable

Slable provides affordable enterprise I.T. and communication solutions for small-to-medium businesses (SMB) in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

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ARCHIVES, PRODUCT NEWS

November 16, 2014

WebRTC

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ARCHIVES, PRODUCT NEWS

November 13, 2014

Kazoo at scale, and supporting WebRTC and Mobile

SendHub co-founder Ryan Pfeffer discusses a product overview, Kazoo at scale, and supporting WebRTC and Mobile.

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ARCHIVES, PRODUCT NEWS

November 13, 2014

Kazoo APIs

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KAZOO, ARCHIVES, PRODUCT NEWS

October 29, 2014

KazooCon 2014 - Deploying Kazoo Globally

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ARCHIVES, BUSINESS

October 01, 2013

Amdahl's Law & Parallel Computing

We talked a lot about the various computing power laws in a previous blog post, but one of the themes was the ascent of parallelization in code.

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July 13, 2013

Bezos Law

COMPUTING OVER TIME

When we think about advances in computing power, most people think of Moore’s Law, Kryder’s Law, or Nielsen’s law, which are about the pace of technical development. Moore’s law is the most well known, and talks about the pace of computational intensity doubling every 18-24 months.

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ARCHIVES, TECHNICAL

May 30, 2013

How Squirrels Break DataCenters And Other Database Conjectures

This Q&A presentation was influenced by Kyle Kingsbury’s work on Jepsen, an exploration of modern databases. If you haven’t seen his work and you like this stuff, you should go check it out. It’s awesome.

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ARCHIVES, PRODUCT NEWS

May 20, 2013

Provisioning Sucks

(And here’s what 2600hz is doing about it)

This is the recap of our Provisioning Q&A session featuring Andrew Nagy of Provisioner.net and Francis Genet, lead engineer on the 2600hz Provisioning project. If you dig this kind of stuff you should check out our next Q&A on Database Management here.

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ARCHIVES, BUSINESS

April 25, 2013

Visualizing A Cyber Attack

Visualizing a Cyber Attack on a VoIP server. Really cool visualization!

The best part is that the honeypot (the server setup by the security researchers) is not even broadcast to the public internet as a VoIP server. Imagine the scale of attacks advertised servers receive.

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ARCHIVES, BUSINESS

March 11, 2013

Voice Isn't Dying

 

It seems like everywhere you look these days, someone is killing the voice network. ReadWriteWeb says “Microsoft’s Skype owns 1/3rd of a dying network” and Facebook has amobile client that now does free phone calls, but all of these projects are missing the point.

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ARCHIVES, TECHNICAL

January 03, 2013

Hacking Cisco Phones

Cisco Phones are completely compromised. More details soon. Check out the video above for the full presentation; if you don’t have an hour, check our blog next week for a piece on exactly what’s happening here.

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TECHNOLOGY, COMMUNICATIONS, STARTUPS, ARCHIVES, DPI, DEEP PACKET INSPECTION, VOIP, ITU, TECH, TECHNICAL

December 17, 2012

To Have or Have Not: DPI, the ITU and What it Means TO YOU

Ho Ho Ho! It’s time for the holidays around these parts but things aren’t quite as silent as one might hope. Thanks to a big holiday present from the International Telecom Union (ITU) the whole world is watching as operators drink eggnog and debate the free world as we know it.

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COMMUNICATIONS, ARCHIVES, TECHNICAL

December 11, 2012

The Difference Between a Firewall and an SBC

Firewalls or SBC’s? What’s the difference to you and me?

Seems like this question comes up a lot in our business. Controlling access to a site is critically important for most enterprises and the most common way to enforce policies is a firewall.

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DISASTER, RECOVERY, COMMUNICATIONS, ARCHIVES, BUSINESS

November 13, 2012

"If you're going through Hell, keep going."

“If you’re going through Hell, Keep Going” -Winston Churchill

Part 2 of our Disaster Recovery Series:

Winston Churchill had it right when he talked about perseverance. When things look grim, it’s time to double down and make things right. 
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COMMUNICATIONS, ARCHIVES, BUSINESS

November 11, 2012

BYOD vs CYOD

BYOD Versus CYOD: User Choice in a Policy Driven World

Humans crave freedom, but is freedom of choice practical in the Enterprise World? Since the iPhone launched in 2007, there’s been a remarkable trend.

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COMMUNICATIONS, ARCHIVES, TECHNICAL

November 07, 2012

WebRTC, Frictionless Communications

WebRTC: Frictionless Communications

Humans have always needed to communicate. We are a social species, vulnerable to loneliness and keen on group input. Throughout the ages, humans have developed many creative ways to satisfy their need for connection. Before the advent of communications technology in the 20th century, the primary method was face to face meeting. Our communication options...

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COMMUNICATIONS, ARCHIVES, COMPANY, BUSINESS

October 31, 2012

Lessons from Sandy on Outages and Customer Communications

Many companies are just getting started in social media and navigating that ocean of public opinion can be a handful. Customers can give your firm a positive, or a negative, image in a moment’s notice — via Twitter, Facebook and other sites.

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TECHNOLOGY, CLOUD, ARCHIVES, SBC, VOIP, TELECOM, TELEPHONY, 2600HZ, TECH, PRODUCT NEWS, TECHNICAL, COMPANY

October 30, 2012

Our Other Border Brother: Kamailio

Discussion here on Hacker News.

Those of you who follow 2600hz know that we use OpenSIPs as our Session Border Controller, or perhaps more accurately, our Edge Proxy. This is about to change: 2600hz is moving to Kamailio.

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COMMUNICATIONS, ARCHIVES, BUSINESS

September 16, 2012

Carrier Innovation Goals

Check out this post from Joshua Goldbard from our team on TC3; an awesome conference in Silicon Valley.

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ARCHIVES, REDUNDANCY, RELIABILITY, VOIP, TELECOM, OUTAGE, PACKET8, COMPANY, DNS, GODADDY, 8X8, BUSINESS

September 13, 2012

How 2600Hz Stayed Up While GoDaddy Was Down: "Lessons on Running a Reliable VOIP Architecture"

This week’s GoDaddy outage took down millions of websites – but it also took down thousands of VoIP phones. Many people aren’t aware of how their VoIP phone is programmed, but it must know how to reach the VoIP service provider and usually

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COMMUNICATIONS, ARCHIVES, VOIP, TELECOM, CLOUD COMMUNICATIONS, FUTURE OF TELECOM, PRESENCE

August 30, 2012

"Who am I?"

Back to the Future Part 1: Who Am I?

This post is brought to you by Joshua Goldbard. He’s our Biz Dev ambassador, a writer, loves talking to people and for some reason is crazy about phone systems. Find him out and about in the Bay Area or at the pub with a pint of Pliny the Elder in hand.

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SAAS, LINKS, COMMUNICATIONS, CLOUD, AT&T, ARCHIVES, CNET, VERIZON, TELECOM, TELEPHONY, FCC, IRELESS, TECHNICAL, BUSINESS

August 05, 2012

Telecom Reads

Monday Telecom (and related) Reads

Happy Monday everybody!

We thought we’d share some of the articles we’re reading today…

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AWS, COMMUNICATIONS, CLOUD, ARCHIVES, REDUNDANCY, ARCHITECTURE, 2600HZ, TECHNICAL, COMPANY, LEAP SECONDS, KAZZO, BUSINESS

July 01, 2012

Survival in a Fragile Communications World

How Do You Survive in this Fragile Cloud?

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ARCHIVES, TECHNICAL

May 10, 2012

CouchDB/BigCouch Bulk Insert/Update

This post is cross-posted from James Aimonetti’s personal blog.

While writing a bulk importer for Crossbar, I took a look at squeezing some performance out of BigCouch for the actual inserting of documents into the database.

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BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS, HACKER STORIES, SECRETS OF THE PHONE NETWORK, ARCHIVES, TELECOM, GOOGLE, TECHNICAL, BUSINESS

February 15, 2012

Secrets of the Phone Network: Why You Can't Text with Your Google Voice Number

Google’s foray into the Voice market has made a mess of text messaging. Don’t believe us? Check out this laundry list of complaints that go well into the hundreds

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BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS, TUESDAY TIPS, ARCHIVES, BUSINESS

February 13, 2012

Frequently Used Telecom Terms Part 2

PSTN

Short for Public Switched Telephone Network, basically what preceded the VoIP era. It’s your standard telephone network that involves telephone lines, fiber optic cables, cell networks, satellites and telephone cables that were dropped

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