My enterprise is growing pretty fast and we will be moving our office in two months. We currently have around 35 independents phone line for around 40 users. I thought that it would be a good time to review our phone system before the new offices are laid out.
I would appreciate if some of you could give me their opinion on my plan.
The system I would like to built has to be able to accommodate 40 users right now with a possibility to expand to 100 later.
My plan is to buy the following hardware:
Dell Poweredge 2950 (2x Dual core Xeon 1.6Ghz, 2 GB, 160GB RAID1)
Digium TE205P(Dual T1 card)
Subscribe to a T1 PRI, buy DIDs for all my users.
Use a mix of softphones and SIP phones.
Here are my questions:
Is my hardware powerful enough to serve 100 users? Is it an overkill?
I understand that a T1 can provide 23 lines + CID and ANI am I correct?
Will it be enough channels for 40 users?
Most important, do you think this project is to big for a first time user?
I have good linux skills and some experience with telephony (nortel courses for voip…).