Part 1: VoIP in a Cloud

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(This is the first of a two-part series on using Amazon's cloud services to meet your business telephony needs. In this part, we look at Amazon EC2 and how it is used in a VoIP setting. In Part 2, we'll cover all the steps necessary in getting the open-source Asterisk PBX to work on Amazon's cloud.)  Businesses looking to upgrade their telephony systems to more cost-effective and powerful IP-based PBXes generally limit their choice to two approaches: in-house and out-sourced. An in-house … [Read more...]