I am currently working with a carrier and switch service provider to put together a proposal to migrate their customer’s system to Asterisk. If the system works we would be removing customers existing office switches and replacing them with Asterisk.
The goal of the project is to come up with a system that is less expensive then traditional options, more flexible and interfaces easily with a database and carrier. Moreover, a system that scales easily and works equally well in a location with 10 phones or one with 600 phones. I assume in the larger location that we will be using several servers.
Example of one of the existing contracts:
Locations vary from as few as 18 phones up to 107 phones per location
Total calls across all locations: 500,000 calls and 11 million minutes per year
I am looking for some advice to determine:
• Is Asterisk a good solution for this application?
• And if so, what are the system requirements.
• How do I find a good Asterisk programmer with strong database integration skills in the San Francisco Area? I already have a people with strong database experience but they have no experience with Asterisk.
Thank you for your help