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The Sonus SBC Software Edition (SWe) is the industry’s first software-based Session Border Controller (SBC) architected to deliver unlimited scalability with the same advanced features and functionality of the SBC Core. The SBC SWe is a virtual SBC appliance that can be hosted on Intel Server running the VMware ESXi platform. The following figure shows solution architecture of SBC SWe hosted on Intel Server running VMware ESXi as depicted below.
The complete SBC SWe solution consists of the following components:
Sonus SBC SWe Software:
The SBC SWe appears to users as an independent SBC with its own network identity, user authorization and authentication capabilities, as well as configuration and data.
The SBC SWe application is deployable in the following environments as either a stand-alone SBC (dedicated stand-alone appliance) or Embedded SBC (as part of an existing hardware platform):
The SBC SWe targets small to large session count deployments (25 to unlimited). These capacities make this product particularly well suited for small to large enterprises and service providers. Refer to For VMware for additional details.
The SBC SWe does not currently support "elastic cloud computing" environments.
For a description of the basic SBC configuration objects, refer to SBC Core Application Architecture.