GAITHERSBURG, MD, October 10, 2005 - BroadSoft, Inc., the leading provider of VoIP application software, today announced that its BroadWorks® VoIP application suite will run on IBM eServer BladeCenter and xSeries systems running the Linux operating system.
Under an agreement between the two companies, the BroadWorks VoIP application platform will support the IBM eServer BladeCenter, BladeCenter T family of products and selected xSeries Telecommunications servers, including the x343 and x336.
The Solution is now generally available. As part of the agreement, BroadSoft and IBM will also work together on sales, marketing, product development and other business development initiatives.
The combination of the BroadWorks VoIP application software running on the IBM BladeCenter T platform provides clients a highly-dense, scalable, industry standard carrier-grade solution. They also gain the kind of price/performance leadership required to meet the needs of service providers deploying VoIP solutions to help reduce costs and accelerate revenue generation.
"Our relationship with IBM and our support for the BladeCenter product family enhances the strategic options, flexibility and choice for our respective customers as they transform their networks to support customer-driven, next-generation service requirements," said Robert Weidenfeller, vice president of engineering for BroadSoft. "BroadSoft's integrated and open standards-based platform offers carriers the widest range of applications, opens new revenue streams and achieves the quickest time to market for new services. As the world's largest information technology company, IBM provides additional strategic and infrastructure depth and resources. This establishes a powerful combination for service providers as they undertake these strategic imperatives."
"BroadSoft has a proven track record for working with global top-tier carriers in the deployment of their business and residential VoIP service initiatives," said Jim Pertzborn, Vice President, Telecommunications Industry, IBM Systems Technology Group. "This heritage combined with BladeCenter and xSeries server technology running Linux allows us to provide our mutual customers the level of reliability and support they need to compete, and grow their businesses, in the next-generation network space."
BroadSoft's BroadWorks VoIP application platform provides a comprehensive range of advanced applications, including hosted PBX, IP Centrex, mobile PBX, business trunking and residential broadband services fully integrated into a single VoIP application platform. BroadWorks is uniquely capable of providing these applications with the reliability, redundancy, scalability and regulatory capabilities required to deliver carrier-class service.
IBM eServer BladeCenter T is an open, industry-standard platform designed for the telecommunications industry. It uses commercial off-the-shelf components to help lower TCO and accelerate the development of new potentially revenue-generating applications. The BladeCenter T expands IBM's NEBS compliant portfolio to include server blades and a "rugged" chassis, in addition to its comprehensive offerings of rack mounted servers.
BroadSoft's VoIP application software is revolutionizing the delivery of hosted telephony and multimedia services. Its flagship BroadWorks® technology empowers wireless and wireline carriers to deliver next-generation voice and multimedia applications and advanced features that increase revenue, enhance competitive differentiation and elevate customer satisfaction. BroadSoft's family of carrier-class software products delivers the scale, open architecture and reliability that the world's leading telecommunications companies demand to serve mission-critical enterprise and residential broadband customers. BroadSoft's customer base of 135 network operators, including BellSouth, MCI, Singtel, Telstra, Verizon and XO Communications leads the industry with more than 1,500,000 lines deployed. www.broadsoft.com