[VoiceOps] Multi Tenant Commercial Softswitch Besides Broadsoft
peter at 4isps.com
Thu Aug 7 11:01:47 EDT 2014
From what I have been told, Asterisk can handle 300 simultaneous calls
per user. Most ITSPs wouldn't know because they aren't seeing that kind
Cbeyond bought a company called Aretta that did Asterisk in containers -
one for each customer. It became unmanageable.
Just some thoughts this morning.
On 8/6/2014 7:28 PM, MiRTA PBX team wrote:
> I found really time and resource consuming having an asterisk (even if
> virtualized) for each client. I see a lots of companies failing when
> reaching around 40/50 virtual severs. The time needed to maintain all
> these servers were too big for the money the clients can provide. I
> think it is more convenient to have a multi tenant setup where a
> single central asterisk handle all the virtual pbx for the clients.
> The resources needed for a new client are almost zero and you can
> acquire even little office with just a couple of phones.
> 2014-08-06 19:24 GMT+02:00 Aryn Nakaoka 808.356.2901
> <anakaoka at trinet-hi.com <mailto:anakaoka at trinet-hi.com>>:
> We use a virtualized asterisk per client - makes feature sets very
> powerful. Then we have a centralized core for additional features
> that Asterisk can not provide. Its not auto provisioning, but
> we're aiming for B2B vs. self-service market. Billing is done via
> flat rate or A2Billing.
> It'll come close to meta switch or broad soft but you will need to
> service your clients. BUT you wold be 100% opensource.
> Aryn H. K. Nakaoka
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> On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 6:38 AM, MiRTA PBX team <info at mirtapbx.com
> <mailto:info at mirtapbx.com>> wrote:
> I almost agree with you, but I think instead of saying "The
> drawback to Asterisk is you have to add lots of extra stuff" I
> will say "The drawback to Asterisk is you have to DISABLE a
> lots of extra stuff". Yes, if you are doing a pure SIP
> routing, you may disable IAX and all other VoIP protocol you
> do not need, you may disable all applications you don't use
> and reduce asterisk to the bare minimum, but are they really
> hurting you? I cannot compare asterisk to other VoIP software
> because I just know asterisk, but having something "more" was
> never been a problem. Problems can arise when you need a
> feature and you do not have it. We are working in a highly
> competitive market where we fight to the death for every
> single customer, trying to pleasant them as much as we can.
> Often clients have silly requests and I appreciate when I have
> a software even capable to play chess with the caller while on
> 2014-08-06 17:10 GMT+02:00 Eric Wieling <EWieling at nyigc.com
> <mailto:EWieling at nyigc.com>>:
> A well spec'd Asterisk box can handle well 500+ calls if
> audio is not going through Asterisk. The drawback to
> Asterisk is you have to add lots of extra stuff. The few
> GUIs availabe for Asterisk are all designed for SMBs, not
> for a carrier. I love Asterisk, but it would not come
> close to fufilling the original poster's needs for things
> like SMS (for some values of "SMS").
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