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Class 4 Softswitch Cloud Hosting Benefits and Drawbacks

  • December 8, 2020

Class 4 Softswitch is one of the renowned VoIP solutions, which is used by wholesale VoIP service providers. This software does the tough job of routing the calls and other VoIP traffic from source to destination and majorly it routes long-distance and international calls. Furthermore, a class 4 Softswitch made available by the small VoIP telephony platform such as ASTPP offers various call routing strategies to benefit its users. For example, least-cost routing selects the route, which is the cheapest.

The class 4 Softswitch can be hosted on in-house servers and on the cloud space. In this article, I will share the major benefits and drawbacks of using cloud hosting for a class 4 Softswitch solution.

Key benefits:

Centralized control

A cloud solution can be managed from anywhere, at any time. The class 4 Softswitch hosted on the cloud provides a centralized solution and IT infrastructure, which reduces the efforts of handling multiple servers and hardware. The wholesale business owner can create a highly scalable VoIP solution and that can be managed easily.

Higher security

The cloud solutions are getting very popular. Therefore, cloud hosting itself has extensive security modules, firewalls, etc. All data and IT infrastructure will be saved in a single place, which makes security monitoring easier and accurate. Furthermore, if you use a class 4 Softswitch offered by ASTPP, then you will also have a “Fraud Detection” add-on to consolidate security.

Remote access

The class 4 Softswitch hosted on the cloud can be accessed remotely. This helps in ensuring that admin and users can access, use, manage, and maintain this software and other related IT infrastructure remotely. This gives all benefits related to secure remote access to the VoIP software.

Quick scalability

Unlike servers on office premises, the cloud space is virtual as the name suggests, “Cloud”. Therefore, scaling up the capacity or scaling down will be not only an easy job, but it will also be really fast. Within a few hours, the capacity of cloud space can be increased, unlike the in-house server, which would take days.

Cost benefits

Many people think that cloud solutions would be expensive, but it is not. You have an option of optimizing the space. This reduces expenses. Moreover, some cloud spaces offer flexible paying models, which also have an option to pay only for the used space. If you optimize the space, database, etc., this can be a really cost-effective solution.

Major drawbacks


The cloud-hosted class 4 Softswitch is cheap as well as expensive. If you do not optimize the space correctly, you may end up paying more. However, there is a resolution to this disadvantage. You can take the help of experts.

Lack of knowledge

If you or your teams are not aware of the cloud space and how to use it, then it might not give you the expected cost and other performance-related benefits. Of course, here as well, you can hire an expert support engineer.

The ASTPP enterprise solution offers class 4 Softswitch solution and many other solutions. Moreover, VoIP experts can help you leverage all benefits of cloud hosting. Contact us for more details.