The above diagram shows a typical example of a Zetafax server operating in a virtualized environment, communicating via Fax over IP (FoIP). IP-based communication is available to programs running in a virtualized environment, so email servers usually operate without change – though you will need to check the compatibility of your email server with the virtualized server product you have chosen. However, fax servers cannot access fax boards from their virtualized environment, and it is best to switch to using Fax over IP (FoIP) so that the IP connection can be used instead. This brings with it a need to use alternative hardware to connect to the telephone network (PSTN): typically a FoIP-capable internet gateway or IP-based telephone switch (PBX).
Return to the Server Virtualization page or download our Zetafax Server Virtualization datasheet.