3CX SBC vs…..Mine

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3CX SBC v16

3CX SBC works great for small and medium sized businesses. The biggest issue I have seen is that it is deployed on Windows which is susceptible to Windows updates and just generally Windows desktop should not be used as a server. Let’s be honest the Rasberry Pi is a cool little box and we have run Citrix zero clients on it as a dummy terminal, but do you really want your phone system to depend on ...

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3CX Hosting

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So when I first started working with 3CX back in version 12 I believe we had a single “Multi-Tenant” version of 3CX on a Windows Server 2008R2 box. Had to open up separate ports for every client it worked but management was tough! I am a Data Center Architect by trade and it was rough so I can’t imagine what a layman user did!

We have since graduated those days, 3CX is now hosted in our Data Center in Dallas Texas ...

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It Has Been Awhile!

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Good afternoon! It has been awhile since I have posted anything, I figured I need to force myself to take some time to start writing again.

Everything has been going great at Austen Consultants, we have grown tremendously the last 3 years! We have really grown the K12 market with 3CX and now are hosting 3CX for 20 School Districts across Texas. We are a 3CX Platinum Partner and continue to grow with 3CX. Greg and Patrick from 3CX have been ...

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GoDaddy revokes 9,000 certificates you need some help?

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Last week some of our customers were affected by GoDaddy revoking SSL certificates, which in turn brought down a lot of secure sites and services like ADFS. If you are using a GoDaddy SSL certificate I would run, not walk to another public SSL certificate provider.

Here is the statement from GoDaddy;

Due to a software bug, the recently issued certificate for your domain was issued without proper domain validation, and in accordance with industry standards as a Certificate Authority, we will ...

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Engineering IP PBX with 3CX

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3CX Hosted PBX done right

In my last post I discussed that 3CX is Cloud Ready on Azure. That is a somewhat bold statement considering what it takes to actually architect a correct solution in the real world. There is a lot to consider when designing an IP PBX that is functional and operational, one that you would be proud of. When I say proud, the primary criteria would be that the end users or consumers of the voice service ...

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3CX V15 Azure Cloud Ready

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3CX V15 is gaining ground on Azure

Good morning! Well since I last blogged about 3CX on Azure a lot has changed in the world of 3CX. Namely, 3CX V15 was released in the last quarter of 2016 for GA. As a 3CX partner we had access to the beta release and we were able to test it again on Azure. 3CX V15 works great on Azure, there is no multi-tenant version moving forward from V14, so the port ...

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