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Virtualized Unified Communications

A Phone System Enhanced by Virtualization

Now more than ever, small and mid-sized businesses face similar challenges, including shrinking budgets, limited IT personnel, and a lack of overall time and resources. To combat these challenges, companies are turning to virtualization. These businesses are rewarded with cost savings and simplicity by utilizing solutions that are optimized using virtualization. 

Today’s phone systems are now perfect candidates for virtualization. Phone systems have evolved from complex, hardware-focused infrastructures, to sophisticated software-based solutions. Even for companies with minimal or no existing virtualization today, Switchvox for VMware is an ideal candidate to begin your virtualization journey.

Is it time for your business to switch to a virtual environment? Find out now!

Scalability

A virtualized phone system solves scalability issues by placing the control of system resources in the hands of the business and away from the PBX vendor. IT may now determine what resources (CPU, RAM, storage) to allocate to the phone system, and they have the ability to adjust these resources on-the-fly to support business growth or retraction.

Sangoma provides recommended guidelines to ensure resources are properly established in order to meet performance needs, however the actual resources allocated may be set by your organization. No longer do companies need to worry that they’ll outgrow their phone system equipment.

Cost Savings

Financially, virtualization has significant advantages over traditional deployment methods. Virtualization consolidates multiple applications into a fewer number of servers, each running more efficiently. Using less physical servers, as well as less specific and often-times limited vendor-specific appliances, allows businesses to maximize physical resource utilization and minimize capital spending.

Power Savings and Going Green

In a world with rising utility costs, managing a server room’s power, cooling, and capacity is vital. And as businesses look to lower their overall environmental impact, using separate servers for each application is viewed as wasteful. 

In order to reduce the carbon footprint of your server or data room, it is essential to combine as many assets as possible. The ability to consolidate a Unified Communications solution onto shared hardware helps companies work towards “Going Green”.

Explore the top five reasons to virtualize your business phone system

Improved Uptime and Disaster Recovery

Virtualization platforms include features such as live migration, high-availability, and storage migration to keep applications running even in the event of a hardware failure. It is now possible to create an environment where multiple servers act as one, allowing applications to remain online automatically and seamlessly during hardware outages.

Virtualization also provides companies with a method to create a private infrastructure for disaster recovery. Redundant virtual servers can be placed off-site, allowing systems to be accessed even in the event of a weather-related outage, power outage, or any other unforeseen event that occurs at the main office.

Simplicity and Flexibility for IT

Deploying and maintaining separate hardware for every application is time consuming and creates a constant struggle for IT to keep up-to-date. Systems that are virtualized can be deployed faster and maintained more easily, freeing up IT resources and reducing technology management headaches. Phone systems that require separate servers for individual voice applications complicate installation and maintenance tasks. 

Virtualized phone systems consolidate applications into fewer physical servers and virtualization platforms provide tools and features that give IT the flexibility they need to successfully manage their communications network.

How to Buy

Use Your Own Virtual Appliance

VMWare 

Purchase the Software

All features included

Add Your Users

1 year support & maintenance included

Select Your Add-ons
Extended warranties.
Additional support, IP Phones, VoIP gateways, SIP Trunks

See how much your company can save with a virtualized phone system.

Resources

Is it Time to Virtualize?

Many companies are working smarter, while saving money, by switching to a virtual environment. Find out if this is the right time for your business to virtualize!

Top 5 Reasons to Virtualize your Phone System

Software-based solutions are here to stay! Explore the benefits and advantages of transitioning to a virtualized business phone system.

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