Virtual Solutions from Celadon Reef Dramatically Reduce the Total Cost of Ownership
There are numerous advantages, mostly cost based, to implementing virtual VoIP solutions. They make maintaining and upgrading much simpler. Enterprise branch offices, hospitality locations, and colleges and universities have the most to gain in the area of a virtual PBX. However, there are much greater cost savings when integrating video and data with voice solutions into a single appliance.
Enterprise Branch Offices
Enterprises need secure and reliable Voice-Video-Data services at their branch offices. The Celadon Reef Operating System delivers these attributes on a hosted, centralized basis coupled with a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
This cost is driven lower than the advantages of hosted virtualization alone. The Celadon Reef solution is highly optimized and requires less presence (disk space and memory), fewer resources (power and equipment) and can use more economical edge devices (managing and prioritizing data). These extra advantages deliver the desired blend of Voice-Video-Data services at branch locations at the lowest cost possible.
Managed service providers, system integrators and CLECs can use these Celadon Reef advantages to achieve higher margins when provisioning branch offices for their customers. Celadon Reef’s operating system delivers Voice-Video-Data services at the edge by controlling and optimizing the single circuit. With the operating system present on the virtualized server as well as at the edge in a lightweight edge device, the best balance of data management and prioritizing occurs using the same protocols. As a result, the customer receives the greatest number of services at the lowest cost, combined with easier management.
Virtualization is the perfect choice for “classic” hosted services such as Networking Services including IP-Telephony servers (IP-PBX), firewalls, routers, email/proxy servers, web servers and databases. Hospitality chains can benefit from providing regional virtualized, hosted services to properties with geographic proximity.
Whether hosted by a managed service provider, a system integrator or the hospitality parent company, this approach results in a dramatically lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Because the Celadon Reef Operating System is tightly optimized, its scale contributes to reduced disk space and memory requirements, lower power and space costs, and uses more economical edge devices to manage and prioritize. Depending on the requirements of each property, the circuit can be sized appropriately (DSL, T-1, T-3, etc.)
By their nature, hospitality properties and their guests consume a broader range of Internet-delivered services. Celadon Reef’s all-in-one solution delivers integrated Voice-Video-Data services to these smaller properties, delivering more value than a single-purpose device, such as a PBX.
Colleges and Universities
Many of the attributes of the hospitality industry as well as the enterprise environment are present in large colleges and universities.
The physical distribution of buildings across a campus—augmented by buildings that may be beyond the campus’ boundaries—drives many of the challenges present in an enterprise’s branch office network. Even within a single building, various departments may be present. These departments often have unique requirements whether administrative (bursar, registrar, academic dean, president) or academic (natural sciences, humanities, agriculture) that place separate burdens on the communication system. Rather than place equipment in each department, significant cost savings are possible with a virtualized approach from a single point on campus.
Similarly, these campuses with their varieties of student housing offerings have many of the same challenges of the hospitality industry when delivering Voice-Video-Data services.
In the university setting, the hosted environment may be operated by the university’s data center rather than being outsourced. The same advantages of the hosted environment are available to universities with sufficient scale with virtualization. Distributing a single large circuit wirelessly across campus locations can cut bandwidth costs, especially to locations such as dormitories.