[VoiceOps] Multi Tenant Commercial Softswitch Besides Broadsoft

Peter Rad. 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 
of volume.

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.
> Leandro
> 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
>         hold.
>         Leandro
>         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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