I am thinking about moving my FreePBX installation to the cloud - I have a couple of questions.
I have a small business that runs smoothly with a Windows Server Domain. We have around forty to forty five devices connected at any given time (eight of those are Sangoma Phones). We are using SIPStation for our phone service. The phone quality is excellent and the internet performance is adequate (we only need the internet for SIP, and looking up answers to questions). The maximum internet speed is 60/5 mpbs. We are running Ubiquiti Network Eqiupment.
I want to move to the cloud because it has been suggested on other posts on the forum. I consistently have trouble with SangomaConnect registration. It is about 50% reliable with no changes to the network firewall or the FreePBX box. We also suffer from intermittent long term power outages.
- Does my WAN connection have enough bandwidth to handle all of my office phones - or should I buy more?
- What happens when our internet service is interrupted? Does the phone just ring and ring, or can I set the cloud server to forward to a cell phone if our office phones are not detected?
- Is there an in-between? Something that would allow us to operate our phone to phone service on our Ethernet and connect to the cloud server only when we work with outside calls?
In any case, I am looking forward to the discussion - wherever it leads. More information is available if you need.