A couple weeks ago, Amazon Web Services (AWS) experienced an outage in its US-EAST-1 region. As so many services rely on AWS, this outage had a broader impact, causing outages and various issues with Amazon’s own Ring services, online retailers, and even the New York City MTA. In addition, a couple major Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) providers also reported issues (Voximplant was not impacted), potentially impacting the communications of many of their customers. With this in mind, now is a good time to look at how CPaaS offers leverage public cloud infrastructure and review the factors involved in providing reliable, high quality communications services. In this post we will review the public cloud infrastructure used by several major CPaaS vendors and discuss the implications of their choices.
It's been a while since we released the iOS SDK and now it's time to announce that we have finished the first version of the Android SDK. VoxImplant developers can easily embed all functionality VoxImplant offers into their native Android applications. We are still working on video calls support, it will appear in the next release of the SDK. We promise to publish the tutorial next week and publish the link here. Meanwhile, you can download the SDK and example application using the following link Download the Android SDK.