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Vodia Networks Packages PBX to Run on Docker

October 03, 2016
By Paula Bernier - Executive Editor, TMC

Someone recently told me that once you start deploying applications on Docker, you want to run everything on Docker. Perhaps that’s the way things are headed. And, if it is, the recent announcement by Vodia Networks would be one more proof point of that movement.

Indeed, Vodia Networks last week said that is has packaged its Vodia PBX (News - Alert) for deployment on Docker. As a result, Vodia Networks explained, IT providers can expedite the implementation of the phone system, which can be established using a single command.

“Vodia was created from scratch a decade ago for multitenant environments,” said Vodia CEO Christian Stredicke (News - Alert) said. “Running it now on Docker is a dream come true. We have worked hard to make it this easy to install. Just click and go.”

The Vodia solution is a hosted PBX offering aimed at resellers that want to cater to small and medium businesses. Customers in the education, hospitality, manufacturing and retail industries leverage the solution from Vodia, which also offers a WebRTC telephone system.

Docker is the name of a company and technology in the container space. In fact, Docker pioneered the container business. Thirty to 70 percent of all enterprises are using Docker. Sixty percent of those using Docker employ it in production, and 25 percent of them already have their apps containerized. There are 460,000 Dockerized apps, reflecting 3,000 percent growth in two years, and 4.1 billion image pulls. There are more than 95,000 Docker projects on GitHub. And more than 2,900 people have made Docker contributions.

Containers first became popular among platform-as-a-service providers, and Google (News - Alert) was the first to use containers at scale, said Chris Crane, vice president of product at Sysdig, which provides monitoring and visibility tools for environments using containers. Because containers are lightweight, he noted, Google was able to eliminate entire data centers due to the efficiencies they created.

Now enterprises, and communications and other tech companies, are getting interested in containers. However, Crane explained, what’s driving interest in containers in this case typically has to do with the fact that the portability of containers allows for continuous delivery and expedited time to market for DevOps efforts.

Edited by Alicia Young

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