Yes, you can. All of our PortaSwitch products share the same core, and so the billing algorithms, database structure and other components are the same.
When upgrading to Procinctus, no reinstallation is necessary. You simply add more servers to the PortaSwitch private cloud and then apply a new configuration using the PortaSwitch Configuration Server GUI. However, when upgrading to Oracularius, the database has to be exported from MySQL and re-imported into Oracle.
A standard PortaSwitch installation can process up to 25 million minutes per month. Note that the real measure of performance is the number of call attempts per second (since each request has to be processed by the system), while the number of processed calls and minutes is derived from it, based on your traffic patterns (average length of call, call success rate, duration of peak hours, etc.).
Thus the value of 25M is an estimate based on industry norms (5 minutes ALOC, 50% ASR and 10-12 “busy” hours per day). The actual number in your system will ultimately be determined by your traffic patterns and other factors such as the hardware used, network connection quality, and so on.
For traffic exceeding 30 million minutes per month, PortaOne offers two high-capacity, fully redundant configurations:
PortaSwitch can handle up to 10,000 concurrent calls. Note that the real measure of performance is the number of call attempts per second (since each request has to be processed by the system), while the number of concurrent calls is derived from it, based on your traffic patterns (average length of call, call success rate, etc.). A system which processes traffic with a lower ASR (average success rate) will handle fewer concurrent calls than an identical system which handles traffic with a better ASR.
Thus the value of 10,000 is an estimate based on industry norms (5 minutes ALOC, 50% ASR). The actual number in your system will ultimately be determined by your traffic patterns and other factors such as the hardware used, network connection quality, and whether or not you proxy the voice stream for a large amount of calls.
To simulate how the expected maximum number of concurrent calls changes based on your traffic patterns, use this VoIP capacity calculator.
PortaSwitch can handle up to 75 call attempts per second on a multi-processor machine.
That means there are no artificial limitations on the number of registered customers, processed calls, or other parameters for the usage that each server (or the system as a whole) can handle. Naturally, the maximum performance capacity of a specific server depends on the hardware deployed, the system configuration, and the complexity of the rating formulas and routing plans used.
If you only require a billing platform, then you can purchase PortaBilling separately. However, PortaSIP relies on PortaBilling to supply the information for authorization, call processing and routing. As a result, PortaSIP cannot be used unless PortaBilling has been purchased.
If you already have an external billing system and wish to keep it for whatever reason, you can still use PortaSwitch in conjunction with it. Simply let PortaSwitch do all the rating and service management (so PortaBilling functions as an OCS for PortaSIP), and then export the CDR/xDR records from PortaSwitch into your own billing system. We already have several large customers using this model.
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