Virtual Fax Server
Server virtualization is quickly becoming the standard in networked environments. Corporations are shifting from physical servers and client-side applications to virtual server platforms like VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Citrix. Imecom has good news! It is now possible to migrate enterprise fax services to a virtual server platform with the Imecom Virtual DM Fax Server.
Benefits of Fax Server Virtualization
- Reduce software and hardware costs
- Less physical equipment to purchase and manage – virtual fax servers are entirely software-based
- Improve business continuity
- Reduce total cost of ownership (TOC)
- Leverage existing virtual server platforms and architecture investments
- Leverage IP Telephony for additional cost savings
- Reduce power consumption
- Reduce heat production
- Greatly improve server reliability
Imecom’s Virtual Fax Server supports two T.38 virtual fax board middleware software products for real-time fax over IP – the Dialogic Brooktrout SR140 software and the XCAPI T.38 Fax/Soft Fax middleware. Both of these software products replace traditional PCI fax board hardware, and therefore allow the Imecom Fax Server to be deployed within a virtual server environment.
Both the Brooktrout SR140 and XCAPI middleware software are compatible with many leading IP telephony systems and equipment, including Cisco, Avaya, Nortel, ShoreTel, AudioCodes, and more. Also supported are SIP trunking services from carriers such as babyTel, Verizon, Level 3, Broadvox, and others. Learn more about Fax over IP.
High Availability Fail-Over
Imecom’s Virtual Fax Server can be deployed within a virtual server farm to take advantage of fail-over options high-availability. For instance, in a VMware environment, vMotion can be used to instantly relocate the Imecom Virtual Fax Server from one host to another, providing immediate fail over for maximum availability.
Imecom’s Virtual Fax Server can be implemented in Terminal Server and Citrix environments for speedy deployment. End users can send and receive faxes from their thin client or virtualized clients just as easy as if they had a physical PC.
Supported Virtual Server Platforms
The Imecom FoIP Server is made up entirely of software and can be deployed on virtual server platforms like VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Citrix. The following list contains information about supported server virtualization platforms.