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Scaling SIP proxies: Challenges and Solutions

e are growing quickly here at Junction Networks, and part of this growth means we need to be able to handle more users. This is some thing we are all happy about! We have been tracking and forecasting our growth for some time so we can plan for our capacity needs in the future. To facilitate this capacity expansion, one of the main projects we've been working on is scaling our SIP proxy.

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Drupal 7 and SEO Module

Recently, I started working on our new side project, getonsip.com and since we already use Drupal 5 on onsip.com, I thought, why not try the newest version - Drupal 7?

Overall, Drupal 7 has improved a lot in terms of core and UI. It is a lot nicer to navigate around the administration area and easier to find what you need. It has a bit of WordPress feeling to it.

From the development aspect, Drupal 7 is better organized and simplified with a few great additions. For example, one core addition is the out-of-the-box jQuery library, hence, the fancy overlay administration interface added in D6. Another cool addition is having the CCK Fields module included.

Though, after getting acquainted with the new version, I noticed there are some things missing from it. First, the views module is not included in the core. With the popularity this module has, I think it should be a module included in the installation. Hopefully, this will happen soon.

Second, I found it odd that, being one of the most powerful and widely used CMS, it's missing META tags. I looked for a module, and there seemed to be none available that worked. For this reason, I have made my own simple META TAG module (see below), so I can include "keywords" and "descriptions" in any site we create.

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Related Links: Quickly integrate Twitter and Drupal with RSS

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Google Voice / GTalk to SIP Is Currently Doable: Why We Don't Do It

In comments on blogs listed above, we found many people asking, “Aren’t there Gtalk - SIP gateways that give users the same end result?” First of all let me say a big ‘thank you’ to all our readers and commenters for bringing that up. We’re well aware of GV ( or more specifically, Gtalk ) workarounds; in fact, we wrote a blog post about Asterisk incorporating Gtalk back in October of last year.

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Scaling Stateful SIP Proxy Servers: Challenges and Solutions

We are growing quickly here at Junction Networks, and part of this growth means we need to be able to handle more users. This is some thing we are all happy about! We have been tracking and forecasting our growth for some time so we can plan for our capacity needs in the future. To facilitate this capacity expansion, one of the main projects we've been working on is scaling our SIP proxy.

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Apple Developer Tips: How We Are Updating my.OnSIP for the iPad

This blog is by Brian, Software Engineer here at Junction Networks. This is a good read about adapting a product to the iPad; it contains some tips for developers and is the first of a series Brian will write about updating my.OnSIP for the iPad.

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OnSIP’s Hosted PBX is tailored Google Voice for Businesses

Google has a knack for releasing hits and with the release of Google Voice, the company does not seem to show any signs of letting up. It has been known for months now that Google Voice would be released sometime this year, and though the long-term effects of this development have yet to be seen (watch out Skype), business VoIP service provider OnSIP is seizing this opportunity to display its own innovations.

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Building Your Small Business on a Budget

Being your own boss is great, but every business, even one run out of your home, has to turn a profit. The shorter the time between writing your business plan to being in the black, the better. Most of that will depend on how successful you are at landing clients or making sales. But you can help things along by keeping your expenses down.

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Technology for the Mobile Small Business

Being on the road is no longer an excuse for being out of the office. Keeping on top of things on the road or in the air requires tools that keep you informed, organized, and in touch. Last time, we mentioned online CRM and noted that among its many strengths is your ability to pull up customer information anywhere you have internet access. With the 'net, you can take the rest of your office with you, no matter where you go. Here are two more tools to help you do that:

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Twitter and Other Tools in Small Business Communications

Having the right tools is vital to making the most of your business. It seems today that everyone has a new gadget or toy that can save you time and make you money. The real trick is figuring out which ones are right for your business. Here is a short list of recent innovations that really do make sense for many small and medium sized businesses.

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What happens for SMBs when touch screen technology and VoIP collide?

Last month Nadeem Unuth posed the question: "are touch screens better for VoIP?" The central argument was that VoIP is closer to natural language and freer from the restriction of digits. Totally agreed. VoIP lends itself to a techie and glorious level of openness, with apps like fring®. VoIP is making smart phones even smarter. Why does anyone need to be tethered to desks or computers anymore? Touch screens are here to stay simply because they are an appealing and useful innovation - but touch screens for the sake of it can be expensive and pointless for SMBs.

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