With ITEXPO just around the corner (January 28-31st) in Miami, companies are already announcing their wares that they'll showcase at this premiere communications tradeshow. One of my favorite VoIP solutions is FreePBX, so I'm excited to check out the new FreePBX High Availability (HA) Appliances that Schmooze Com, Inc. will be showcasing.
Check out the news below & make sure you attend ITEXPO...
Schmooze Com, Inc. and maintainers of FreePBX, the world’s leading Open Source PBX platform, announced today that it has added two new FreePBX High Availability Appliance solutions to it’s line of FreePBX Appliances. FreePBX Appliances are certified hardware solutions specifically designed to support and run FreePBX. The SMB HA Appliance is designed to target businesses with up to 75 users/extensions, and the Xtreme HA Appliance Bundle will support installations with up to 350 extensions.
FreePBX HA was recently released to utilize DRBD, Cluster Manager and Pacemaker technologies, to enable automatic mirroring and failover between two FreePBX phone systems. If there is a system impacting outage on the primary PBX, phones, SIP trunks, and PSTN connections (requires additional hardware) are redirected to the secondary PBX. When the primary PBX is repaired or recovers, the system can switch back to the primary PBX in just seconds.
The SMB HA Appliance is a rack mountable 2U unit that houses two completely independent systems with separate drives, motherboards, power supplies, and PCI-e ports for PSTN connectivity (requires additional hardware).
The Xtreme HA Appliance bundle is built using the popular FreePBX Xtreme Appliance. Each appliance is a 4U rack mountable PBX.
“We looked at what FreePBX HA could do and then we built a system around that. Our new SMB High Availability Appliance was built from the ground up with FreePBX HA in mind. Before we ship them we get them setup with the latest stable version of FreePBX and pre-configured with an HA configuration, allowing our customers to add phones, SIP trunks or PSTN lines as well as have an out-of-the-box HA PBX system.” says Tony Lewis, CEO of Schmooze Com, Inc.
Schmooze Com, Inc. will showcase an active SMB FreePBX HA Appliance at ASTERISK World at ITEXPO, January 28-31.