The Allure of Cloud Computing for VoIP

The promise of immediate payback is strong motivation to move all networking services – even voice – to the cloud, but it isn't quite that simple.

By VoipPlanet.com Staff | Posted Jun 11, 2010
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PathSolutions CTO Tim Titus, writing in Telecom Reseller, enumerates the economies associated with collocating data center servers off-premise:

"Next month’s electrical bill will be dramatically reduced, and the air conditioning and diesel generator support contracts for the data center can be immediately cancelled, as well as the budget for purchasing new UPS batteries," he writes.

"Migration is tantalizing, just as upgrading from Ethernet hubs to switches was back in the early 1990s. It seems there’s only lots of benefits with no drawbacks, but this sounds a little too good to be true," Titus continues, in turn enumerating the many issues that may arise for voice traffic following such a cloud move.

"Many companies may end up being trapped in a situation where they don’t have the time, resources or budget to properly address these issues," Titus points out.

Click the link below to read the full article—and Titus's advice: Cloud Computing and VoIP

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