|Home ▶ Ecosystem ▶ CPE or Cloud|
When to move into the cloud
It is not the question if the PBX should be moved into the cloud—the question is when. With snom ONE, you can start with your own server room and when your are ready, move it into the cloud.
CPE or Cloud?
snom ONE is one of the few solutions that you can use either as customer premises equipment (CPE) or as Software as a Service (SaaS), sometimes also just called cloud service. Because voice is a critical application for businesses, you need to keep a few things in mind before making a choice.
There are essentially two choices that you can make:
You may switch between both methods. For example, if you start off with a cloud-based setup but experience too many dropouts, you may backup your domain and restore it locally on a server. Then you may resume the service from there. Another scenario is that you start off with CPE and while your workforce gets more demanding regarding mobility, you decide to shift the service onto a public IP address.
Which method is the best is not an easy answer. You should consult an experienced reseller what is the best solution for you and what you can do to get the Internet access ready for transporting data and voice alongside.