I'm looking for an illustration that communicates how a Cloud Based (VoIP) Phone System works compared to the old way of doing it.
I've included some screenshots of how some competitors have demonstrated the concept.
The first screenshot is technically closest to the mark - the old way phone systems worked is:
You'd have a box (PBX - Phone System) on site at the customer premise and you'd have telephones connecting to the PBX. When a user makes an outbound call, the PBX engages one of several physical lines to the outside world. You can see multiple lines drawn representing a phone line.
The new way of doing it is you have fibre broadband and telephone calls travel over the fibre as data. The PBX Phone System is no longer a box "on-site" but exists in the cloud.
What I liked about the second screenshot is how it demonstrates the new way of doing it.
Particularly how you can also have mobile devices connect directly over the internet to hook into the cloud hosted phone system.
I'd like my illustration to communicate the difference between the old way and the new way.
I'd also like to expand a step further.
When Full Flavour does a deployment for a customer, we create a private channel over the customer's fibre broadband connection. This means their phone calls are kept private (and off the internet) and we can guarantee a higher level of performance and quality over our competitors.