Operating your own PBX system is a lot less complicated than you might think. In fact, several open source solutions based on Asterisk are available for you to freely implement. If you’ve shopped around for VoIP providers, you’ve probably realized that the initial costs of providing telephony may seem quite reasonable. When you begin to look more closely at the fine print, you’ll understand how quickly these small, nominal charges can begin to rapidly add up.
Compare and Save: Deploying VoIP Using Colocation
On top of that, if you want to enable a popular compliance feature such as call recording, these features are often billed by the minute. These services typically cost a fraction of a cent per minute to store the call. Again, this may sound reasonable, however, a few years down the road, how much would it cost your business to retain thousands of hours of call recording data?
With server colocation, you can architect a solution that sniffs all of the VoIP packets coming across your pipe and record the call data onto a storage device. Other traditional features of PBX systems can be implemented a la carte, giving organizations as much flexibility as they need versus paying for features that they may never use.
Planning Your Voice over IP Deployment w/ Server Colocation
We’re confident that you’ll instantly see the cost savings in building your own VoIP platform versus buying a solution that bills your business on a per month basis. The upfront costs of deploying VoIP infrastructure in a collocated data center may seem unnecessary, but once you do the math, you’ll understand that the “Do It Yourself” approach will provide significant cost savings over the long term.
Think about the services you’ll need to provide to your users and list them on a sheet of paper. By performing a few cursory searches on Google, you’ll realize that an open source solution likely exists for the features you’re wanting to deploy to your users.
Stop Overpaying for Unified Communications Products
Entire unified communication platforms such as Asterisk, Elastix and SIPFoundry are available for you to implement at no cost. If your business requires the use of a predictive dialer, software such as OSDial, GOautodial and other packages are available for your organization to use freely.
Building your VoIP system using colocation is often a better solution than deploying VoIP services onsite. When you architect your next VoIP deployment using data center colocation, consider using ColoCrossing as your exclusive data center provider. With ColoCrossing, you’ll receive 100% network availability, robust network connections that keep VoIP latency to a bare minimum and award winning support should you have any questions about your service.
What are your waiting for? Contact ColoCrossing today for your no-obligation quote on server colocation services.