Appia Revamps Virtualized IP PBXByMichael Roden|July 17, 2012
Appia Communications, a leading managed services provider for Business VoIP, announced on Monday that it is expanding virtual PBX capabilities. The development will enable customers to install and manage their own phone systems on a dedicated, secure Appia virtual machine. The expansion will support the 3CX Phone System for Windows, which is a software-based IP PBX that essentially stands in for existing PBX/PABX hardware. Developed for Microsoft Windows, 3CX's IP PBX was created meeting the SIP standard, making it compatible with any SIP phone.
"This is perfect for customers who want to manage their own PBXs, but who also want the security and disaster recovery capabilities of the Appia cloud," said Victor von Schlegell, president of Appia Communications. "Along with the virtual PBX, they get to choose their Appia SIP trunks and phone handsets."
The move by Appia facilitates use of PBX phone systems on premises, on a virtual machine, with the option of a server in the Appia data center or as a hosted service.
Source: Channel Partners