Looking for input on a possible project. My company currently has several locations along the gulf coast. Last year we took a beating and when we move our operation temporary to our DR location we discovered we didn’t have enough phone lines. Of course we didn’t expect to be out of our primary office for more than 3 days, which turned into three weeks, but any way. We couldn’t get enough lines in to meet our needs.
This is my idea and I would like to get feed back on it…
- In New Orleans we have a PBX that has a PRI feeding it.
- In Houston we have a PBX with 8 POTS.
Both of these locations are hooked to the local CLECS and both have at least 1.5meg of IP data transport at the locations.
I propose putting a softswitch in a more safe location, a CLEC NOC in Nashville. I would get a PRI from the CLEC in Nashville. Using the IP network, have an IP to PRI device at the New Orleans and Houston locations that would attach to the PBXs. There is also a fall back location in Calif, just in case both NO and HOU get wiped out, and I’m having a T1 brought there now.
So a recap.
Softswitch in NOC in Nashville with inbound PRI feeding IP to PRI devices at Houston and New Orleans which plug into PBXs. Using Asterisk, can I take a PRI (or two) from the CLEC along with a block of numbers, route those numbers to the proper PBXs via the Internet (VPN) using IP to PRI devices. Then when disaster strikes AGAIN, reroute those numbers to the standing PBX.
Open to suggestions…