Our current 8 line voicemail system is about 10 years old and having several failures a week. We are looking to replace it and have a very limited budget. Asterisk seems like it would be a great voicemail solution, but I would love to incorporate it into our existing voip structure so we can avoid buying the 8 port analog cards for the server.
Can I incorporate Asterisk into our existing Avaya VOIP system? Basically I would like Asterisk to have several extensions on our current VOIP system so we could route voicemail traffic to those extensions.
I have a dual processor 2.4ghz Xeon server that I am going test this setup on. From what I have seen about Asterisk setups it seems like that would be enough to handle 8 simultaneous voicemail session. What do you think?
PS I have not worked at all with our VOIP equipment, hopefully this is pretty straight forward. I am familiar with the PBX and existing Octel voicemail system. Appreciate any help!