Digium Announces Asterisk SCF

October 27, 2010 by Garrett Smith

Nothing like kicking off Astricon with a bang!

In what is becoming a yearly tradition at Astricon, Digium announced it’s latest open source innovation Asterisk SCF.

Asterisk SCF or Asterisk Scalable Communications Framework is an open platform for telephony developers to create voice, video and text  applications that require high levels of availability, scalability, extensibility, fault-tolerance and performance.

Prior to the announcement and development of Asterisk SCF Digium had been consistently dogged by developers and competitors for Asterisk’s lack of “scalability” and “reliability” when put to use for enterprise or carrier applications.

With the release of SCF, Digium hopes to change that.

“The Asterisk community asked for easier ways to use Asterisk in larger and more complex applications,” said Mark Spencer, creator of Asterisk and Digium’s founder and chief technology officer. “They want to make massive scalability and fault tolerance simple, they want rich APIs for developing applications, and they want performance that effectively utilizes modern systems and architectures. Rather than trying to ‘grow’ Asterisk to address these areas, Digium and a committee of Asterisk developers decided that a companion product would be the most effective approach, since it allowed us to consider the widest range of tools, platforms and architectures.”

Asterisk SCF will not be a replacement for the Asterisk software, but a parallel platform for those developers and solution providers who need additional functionality that straight Asterisk does not provide.

For more information about Asterisk SCF or to download a BETA version visit Asterisk.org.

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