VoIP route optimization and reporting functionality has been added to Internap's popular Flow Control Platform (FCP) product line. The FCP VoIP Control Module (VCM) optimizes routing of VoIP traffic to enable enhanced call quality. The VCM allows for user-defined quality metrics such as mean opinion score and jitter to route VoIP traffic across an organization's IP network. Recent Internap network performance testing, which simulated over 1.5 million VoIP calls to global destinations, revealed that almost half of all VoIP calls sent over default carriers and routes were below acceptable levels of end-user call quality criteria. For one-third of the calls, call quality and MOS scores can be improved utilizing the VCM technology.
The FCP is deployed at the enterprise or service provider network edge. By intelligently routing traffic across multiple ISP links to conform to customer performance and cost policies, the FCP lets users intelligently load balance and optimize their networks. Latency is lowered by an average of 35% and risk diversity is ensured in the event of a carrier outage or brownout. The product family includes solutions for any size traffic flows. Available in June, the VCM will initially be deployed on the FCP 500, which has a bandwidth optimization capacity of 400 to 700 Mbytes, depending on average traffic packet size. For more information, visit the company at www.internap.com.