Looking at Virtualising your PBX system but not sure about the hardware requirements? The Switchvox VMware hardware recommendation guide is for you!

Looking at Virtualising your PBX system but not sure about the hardware requirements?  The Switchvox VMware hardware recommendation guide is for you!

Digium’s award-winning unified communications system, now offers the scalability, cost savings, and high availability of VMware. But what technical details do you need to know to plan your virtualised communications system?

 

Technical Information

 

What version of VMware is supported?

vSphere® 5.0 and above.

Which OS is supported?

32-bit.

 

What format is the Virtual image?

Open Virtual Application (OVA).

 

What is included in the Virtual image?

Switchvox and the VMware Tools.

 

What resources must I increase to allow for more:

  • Extensions — CPU and Memory
  • Concurrent calls and recordings — CPU, assuming Disk IO is sufficient

 

Benchmark Configurations

Number of Users Concurrent Calls CPU RAM
30 12 2 Single- core 4GB
150 45 4 Single-Core 4GB
600 150 4 Dual-Core 8GB

 

 

Recap of the amazing features of Switchvox with VMware:

 

No more dedicate PBX appliances

Driven by VMware’s disaster recovery capabilities and scalability, Switchvox support for VMware eliminates the need for a dedicated PBX appliance and provides small and medium-size businesses with a phone system that meets the needs of an enterprise at a fraction of the cost of traditional voice deployments.

 

Scalability

Virtualizing Switchvox releases companies from stringent hardware requirements and specifications. VMware provides the flexibility to adjust system resources on the fly, delivering a phone system that grows with the success of your business, and with the performance you demand from your communications.

 

Disaster Recovery

Downtime is expensive, and virtualization is the key to ensuring that downtime is minimized. Utilizing VMware’s disaster recovery tools, High Availability is possible with Switchvox, allowing your company to stay connected to customers at all times.

 

Save Money

Switchvox support for VMware lets you take advantage of your existing virtual environment, eliminating the need for costly, dedicated voice appliances. Having fewer appliances also significantly reduces maintenance and power costs.

 

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