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Cloud PBX vs. On-premise PBX – which phone system to opt for your cloud business


Ever since the first sentence on an earpiece was hissed: “Mr. Watson—Come here—I want to see you” by Bell, the phone system is evolving.  The “phone” has always been the primary mode of communication across organizations, from typical phone systems to IP based communication to eventually cloud based communication like Hosted Voice, Phones are evolving like never before!

Jokes go around in IT space like in an old TV commercial where a customer brings a Computer 9 at home – the latest, the most revolutionary and the fastest technology in the market. Only when he is on the way back home, proud and happy, does he see a new billboard being established with the advertisement “Computer 10 – technology like nothing before”. The same is true for Phone systems and the technology associated with them.  Presently, there are Hosted PBX and on-premise PBX systems being opted from startups to enterprises. Companies are always unsure of whether to opt for on-premise PBX or cloud PBX. To clear things up, let’s dive into the topic to see which one suits your company.

The debate: Cloud PBX vs. on premise PBX

Before we can state the final verdict, it is essential and fair to know and highlight both sides of the story. A Hosted PBX is also known as Internet phone system and the providers are mainly responsible for the maintenance and housing of infrastructure required to operate the system. While an on-premise PBX makes the company host the infrastructure using an IP-PBX with the help of a LAN. Calls go through VoIP and SIP trunking. In addition to this, Gateway cards are used.

Advantages and disadvantages of cloud PBX comparison

Advantages of On-premise PBX

The verdict

Keeping in view of the pros and cons of both systems, it is highly up to the managers to decide which phone system suites the cloud business. To put it simple, a growing cloud business must opt for cloud based PBX whereas an established company can afford the perks of an On-premise PBX system.

MachCloud- the pocket friendly communication delivery platform

MachCloud is a service management and communication delivery platform that offers both Hosted PBX and On-premise PBX. With best experts from the industry on-board, the MachCloud service is all you need for a successful communication infrastructure to keep your communications going smooth. Apart form Hosted PBX, On-premise PBX systems and  SIP trunking, MachCloud also offers Microsoft Office 365 services, Microsoft Skype4B and other Microsoft services at affordable rates. Talking about rates, MachCloud offers affordable plans which you can choose according to the size of your organization. If you want a successful growing cloud business, go for MachCloud offers and you’ll cherish your decision in future.

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A Step Ahead of VoIP into Unified Digital Communications for Cloud Business


“Communications”. That’s one word which is now more essential in the business domain than ever before. From startups to large enterprises, organizations are in search to find the best communication infrastructure for their inbound and outbound communication needs. Texting, messaging, faxing, video calling, voicemail and many more mediums of communications are adopted for cloud business of today.

While startups explore the possibilities of communications infrastructures and stick to VoIP, larger enterprises have already adopted Unified communications predicting the change in business workflows in near future. So, UC technology it is – the communication technology of tomorrow. Here the question comes up: how is UC technology different to VoIP? The simple Answer: when we talk about VoIP, we are talking of a specific technology, whereas UC is a complete suite that provides a consistent interface across a whole range of communication related applications. In UC, users can switch between communication apps seamlessly, therefore, increasing productivity and improving efficiency of work.

Let’s understand it using a common business case: you get an email form your boss regarding a task that needs to be completed within three days. You message your team about the task, or a few of them, on an application. Then you need to explain the workflow and the next move to a few of individuals and you start a video call, while you are adding them to the call, your boss emails you again about some specific updated information related to the task. You go through it and explain the updated info to your team on a video conferencing app. Once the conferencing is done, you can focus to work on your part to accomplish the task, all communication done with various apps each for every different need. With a three-day ETA, you can’t possibly spend one day in communications and meetings, you have got to act quick, and UC technology will help you achieve that.

So, there are multiple parts of a UC technology like:


This is where you begin. It combines data, voice, calls on the same connection and utilizes the power of different networks. Even VoIP operators combine video conferencing and user presence information.


This is a basic requirement of every app or system. Gone are the days when customers come to your office, now, you have to go where the customers are. Services in a cloud business have to be available on the go, for employees, customers and managers.


By Collab, we primarily mean interaction for the sake of discussions, like in case of screen casting, file sharing, whiteboarding and markup for teams.


This is an important part of UC technology where the users are shown when they are available for communication with indications like Away, Busy, in a meeting and many more. Certain VoIP operators have also added this functionality.

MachCloud – a trusted name in Unified Communications

MachCloud is your one stop Service management and communication delivery platform. It is where all your communication needs are answered with features like Hosted Voice and other Professional services like Microsoft Office 365, Admin as a Service, Microsoft Skype4B. In addition to this, MachCloud offers SIP trunking and a self-service Control Panel. It offers flexible plans and easy-to-understand services for which you will get decent expert support.


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7 key terms to unleash the technology behind Unified communications


Looks like the times of cloud communications are advancing towards unified communications as discussed heatedly in the past. The technologies like video conferencing, mobility, and omnichannel contact centers, UC APIs, and of course the CCaaS and UCaaS hosted solutions are now in the mainstream pertaining to the high demand of business centric communications platforms. With the rise of high quality video streaming needs and workspaces not being confined to mere office desktops but have expanded over hosted workplace solutions, Teams and projects management demands much more than just an office suite to meet-state-of-the-art challenges, it needs something robust. It requires Unified communications.

The basic requirement which has driven unified communications to this stage is that communication requires minimal jitter, minimum delay/latency, and minimum packet loss. This forms the basis of how communications have evolved from simple Phone systems, in which the digital aspects had been included in order to make streamline communications as compared to analogue communications, towards PSTN, where wired connections were established with the help of circuits to streamline voice over a phone assigning Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) to each device for better access, to Voice over IP (VoIP)where The Internet was introduced for cost-effective business communication in a streamlined manner. Yet, with internet the requirement of less jitter/delay/packet loss was a big challenge.

To tackle that challenge, IP PBX systems and Hosted PBX systems are introduced that take business communication one step towards unified communications as of today. The premise-based IP PBX system was developed with LAN and IP technologies combined whereas the hosted PBX is a more robust and cost-effective solution, hosted in the cloud and matured over the years, to serve the purpose. Amongst IP PBX systems and Hosted PBX systems, deployment decisions can be taken based on Upfront Cost, Recurring cost, Technology Infrastructure and TCO.

Moving fast forward, SIP trunking is the most promising technology of today. Been made the new standard as the phone call protocol of choice replacing the traditional PSTN systems, SIP makes best-in-breed voice and Internet solutions possible for modern business voice, video and multi-party conference call needs. A few SIP trunking features include:

  • Minutes don’t matter:  with SIP trunking, you are offered unlimited inbound and outbound phone calls.
  • Bye-bye hardware: Traditional Line cards are not needed in most cases now, so there is no hi-fi infrastructure establishment needs for providers. Hosted SIP is the solution that eliminated hardware needs yet providing best voice and multi conferencing needs efficiently.
  • Geographic Resilience: the infrastructure in the cloud is established with Disaster recovery feature been kept in mind. Hence, you are always connected even under a catastrophic event.
  • Calls info: calls information can be achieved from Caller ID, Caller Name ID DID and virtual phone number features are present in SIP trunking.
  • Geographic Location Independence: with the flexibility of call routing through an IP, it doesn’t matter where you are in the world. The service is highly available wherever you are.

Who offer these services?

Telco’s and SIP providers offer these call and conferencing services with affordable rates that make you save up to 50% on your business phone bill every month. These providers offer Call volume and internet connection that is all you need for a better communication experience. There are two types of providers:

  • Single Solution Provider: the ones who offer both SIP trunks and data circuits. They provide bundles pricing offers, better quality and the best part is, if there’s an issue there’s only “one throat to choke”.
  • Over The Top (OTT) provide SIP trunking over another data carrier circuit. Companies like Netflix made the term OOT mainstream over the internet. With these providers, you can implement solutions from Best of Breed Providers both in terms of quality and pricing. And with this approach, you can always choose to discontinue the service that isn’t working too well.

The Quest for best continues

We’re old enough to remember the most used tagline in every phone call in the 90’s:

‘Can you hear me now?’

But not anymore; the journey to achieve best communication method continues all these years and it gets us landed into the world of Unified communications. Hosted SIP, VoIP, inherent multiple-carrier solutions, IP PBX, Hosted PBX and other terms are basic building blocks of Unified communications. You can call it the communication of “everything”. Telco’s and providers are more enthusiastic to offer unified communication systems like never before with better user experience and high quality services.

MachCloud Solutions: Your Gateway to a Successful Business Communication

And this is where we announce MachCloud: The all-in-one unique solution which offers best VoIP and SIP trunking with affordable rates and best pricing plans in the market. The reliable Provider has the best experts from the industry that assist the customers with 24/7 support. MachCloud is a complete Service management and communication delivery platform, exactly the platform needed for business current and future unified communication needs. From Hosted Voice, SIP trunking, MachCloud also offers service from Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Dynamics 365 and others. Here’s your chance to discover what more your business is capable of using this integrated platform.


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