VoIP Considerations

VoIP Considerations

Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) was initially developed to reduce the cost of long-distance and international calling.  At the time of its development in 1995, any phone call outside the caller’s local calling area would incur per-minute costs from the caller’s local phone service provider.  The only alternative was to purchase a costly service bundle that included local exchange and toll calling for a single charge (FCC, n.d.)  Such service bundles would allow for an expanded calling area but did not include long-distance toll calls and international calls.  The development of VOIP allowed consumers and businesses to bypass the traditional … Read more

virtualization

Adoption and Implementation of Virtualization Versus Physical Server Infrastructure

The Basics of Virtualization Virtualization is the ability to run one or more virtual machines on top of one physical host (Ruest & Ruest, 2009).  With virtualization, it is easy to spin up testing, training, and development environments without the need for separate hardware.  Virtualization has been a disruptive force within the industry, and it has significantly impacted the way data centers operate.  In data centers, virtualization introduced vast efficiency and cost improvements.  Before virtualization, it was common for data centers to run many dedicated servers at minimal utilization rates.  Utilization rates were low because the hardware had to handle … Read more