Resellers can now set up their own PBX on Google, AWS or OpenStack

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3CX has announced PBX Express, a tool that helps resellers set up a cloud PBX on Google, AWS or Openstack for their customers or themselves to help cut costs and improve the experience of moving their systems to the cloud.

The solution comprises a web-based set up wizard to help businesses migrate to a cloud-based PBX, integrating the SIP trunks and devices of their choice to ensure it's completely tailored to the company's needs. In eight steps, businesses can create a brand new PBX installation on Google Cloud, Amazon, OVH or any Openstack based VPS provider.

After setting up a dedicated instance of 3CX using their own cloud account, resellers are able to manage the product for their customer, making it cheaper because neither resellers nor customers have to invest in extra infrastructure to run it.

3CX's solution doesn't scrimp on any of the features included on 3CX's existing offering either, with exactly the same product, just deployed in the reseller's choice of cloud service.

PBX Express offers access to a range of productivity tools too, including softphone and smartphone clients for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android. It also supports presence, chat, and integrated video conferencing to boost communications between colleagues and external parties.

PBX Express supports unlimited extensions and eight simultaneous calls can be made at the same time. It also enables five web conferencing participants for free, although extras are chargeable.

“The PBX Express makes deploying 3CX in the cloud super easy. Most importantly, it allows you to leverage one of the many high quality yet low cost cloud providers available, retaining control and cutting costs," Nick Galea, 3CX's CEO, said.

Clare Hopping
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