I am looking into advising a client on the pro’s and cons of using
Installing asterisk on a server vs appliance(e.g digium mypbx). the
appliance seems cheaper initially.
From experience, what would be pro and cons for either option?
At the most basic level, typically an appliance will have a GUI and be
geared towards non-tech installation. Loading bare Asterisk on a server is
very different. Do you want a GUI or bare Asterisk?
BTW, the MyPBX product is not a Digium product, it’s from an oriental
company named Yeastar. My experience in talking to them about their phones
has been so-so. Historically we’ve had awful experiences with other
Chinese phone vendors and have stopped considering products from Chinese
companies. We did not actually try Yeastar products.
On Thu, 1 Dec 2011 14:09:29 +0300, James Mutuku
Appliances have less RAM + storage, so you’ll have to make sure
they’re OK for what you’re trying to do. Also, they usually use
non-x86 chips, which means you’re restricted to the OS + add-ons
available for that platform.