Unified communications on a HP Micro Proliant Server


HP Micro Proliant server running IPBrick Unified CommunicationsThis is a picture of my new Business Server running on Micro Proliant server. However it is not running Microsoft Small Business Server., it is running something quite different.

I’m using the  server to provide the following:

  • Email Server.
  • Anti-Spam & Antivirus.
  • Domain Services for Single Sign on Authentication.
  • File/print Server.
  • Mobile worker SSL VPN and Site to Site IPSec VPN.
  • Telephone System using SIP trunks to an ITSPA.
  • 2Tb of storage with backup to a remote NAS.
  • 1Tb iSCSI LUN to a Netgear pro NAS.

All of these options are managed via one interface via my browser.

IPBrick Management interface

This server is using no more than 50W of power. If I need to move to more powerful hardware to support more users, then I just re-install the OS on my new hardware, export my configuration from my old server, import the config to my new server and restore my data from the NAS.

The server Loaded with IPBrick.IC operating system which enables this functionality. The IPBrick.IC can be configured to operate writing a fault tolerant configuration with a second server.


Here are the reasons why I chose it:

  • Lightweight and stable.
  • Supported by a large development team based in Germany and Portugal.
  • No per user  Client access licences required. For both server and PBX functions.
  • Strong Disaster Recovery mechanisms.
  • Easy branch office deployments
  • Consistent web management interface for all functions
  • Competitive price for all functionality

I’m in the process of creating a webstore providing virtualised machines utilising IPbrick as the key building block ( The pun was intended !)


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