#asterisk - Sat 17 Mar 2007 between 18:01 and 18:11

[TK]D-Fenderfrk2, Ok, if they are that fidgity, forget Asterisk. You know the way out :)
frk2, Everything in life is a trade-off.
frk2D-Fender they ALL demand reliability, dont they?
[TK]D-Fenderfrk2, You sacrifice ease of faith in stability for cost & functionality.
frk2, Ho MUCH.
everything is relative in life.
frk2, You've just stated they'll actually SHOOT you if anything happens. EVER
frk2, get the hell outta Dodge
frk2hahah that was figurative, obviously
[TK]D-Fenderfrk2, Same shit.
nDuff[TK]D-Fender: Part of what we're saying is that * can be made more reliable (even if not as much so as the Panisonics) -- you're just not getting away with $500 in hardware costs anymore. Saying that folks are either in the $500 bucket or the Panasonic bucket isn't leaving any middle ground.
[TK]D-Fenderfrk2, tons of people and companies use *. They can't live with it and have money to burn, go buy an Avaya or something.
no fun
[TK]D-FendernDuff, the cost of the redundndancy you are asking bring * out of its range of gain.
frk2hahah no man, most places ive used asterisk at didnt buy it for the cost factor, since it didnt end up being cheap
[TK]D-Fendermarc\cba, Fun was an opt-out clause...
nDuff[TK]D-Fender: Not if I also need its functionality.
frk2got it as it was opensource
and modifiable
D-Fender: cost is not asterisk's ONLY play, according to me
you add phones, gateways, servers, etc you are UP there with avaya quickly
analog avaya's, that is
obviously though asterisk is quite a bit cheaper than say cisco/avaya in a 150+ extension environment
we have a client with 800 extensions
they saved shit loads of money
but the server is an IBM xSeries
[TK]D-Fenderfrk2, You are just aiming at a much rarer clientele
frk2D-Fender: you are saying that most of your clients are 20-something extensions?
cuz the 20-something folks run away from me :)
thats what i wanted to know- what am i doing wrong? what kind of solutions are you selling to smaller clients?
[TK]D-Fenderfrk2 usually around 20-50. But more like ones that don't need redundant everything.
frk2so hang on
[TK]D-Fendersingle-server Raid1
frk2say 20 extensions and 5 FXO- sound about right?
or 4 FXO, for simplicity
[TK]D-Fenderfrk2, Often yes. A few VoIP, most PRI
frk2a 20 extension office with a PRI?
is that common in the US?

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