The Document explains the changes to storing user files and retention of Cloud Analytics data in WMS 6.05. Starting from this version, files are stored in a dedicatedstorage system, Company Data Storage (CDS), within the same AWSregion as a PBX is running, however, it can also be activated on Virtual/ Hardware PBXs.
Several factors drive this change:
Change in long-term storage Policy: We're updating the policy to offer our customers a centralized and scalable solution for system performance optimization
Improved reliability: By moving to a dedicated storage, we aim to enhance system reliability
Improved failover capabilities: Storing files in a dedicated cloud environment enhances the system's ability to switch to backup resources during disruptions
Preparations for Analytics and AI features: The change prepares the system for upcoming analytics and AI features
Company Data Storage Activation
The CDS feature is enabled by default on Cloud PBXs running on WMS 6.05. After the update to WMS 6.05, an automatic migration process is launched to move existing data from the local storage to the CDS. During the migration, the following data is moved:
Call Recordings For users who have integrations that directly access recordings from PBX, we offer two options:
API to retrieve recordings: Access recordings through the API endpoint: GET /api/v1/pbx/recordings
7-day local copy: A local copy of recordings is kept for seven days, ensuring continued access
Backups: The change includes the transfer of backups, ensuring the preservation and accessibility during disruptions
Voicemails and Faxes: Implementation for the shift of voicemails and faxes will be introduced in upcoming releases
Virtual and Hardware PBXs
Admins can activate this feature for Virtual and Hardware PBXs. To enable it and transfer data to the CDS, you need to run the following script via Terminal:
Running this script initiates the migration process, ensuring that data is securely transferred to the CDS. When the data migration is completed, the feature is automatically activated.
Important: After activating the feature on VM/ HW PBXs, on-premise data will be removed.
Company Data Storage Bundles
You can orderCDS Bundles, which offer various options based on storage capacity, Cloud Analytics retention, and the number of Static IPs available for assignment. These bundles are designed to meet the different needs of users and organizations.
PBX Nodes with Static IP
PBX Nodes with Static IP
Included by default
up to 5
up to 50
Cloud Analytics allows you to generate reports covering the past 6 months. If you need older reports, it may take up to 1 day to extract them from the encrypted data storage (you can request this through Customer Care)
The assignment of Static IPs within the CDS Bundles is done manually through WMP on per-PBX level, under Advanced features.
Static IP assignment is not applicable to VM/ HW PBXs
Since CDS-10 is designed for standalone PBXs, it is unavailable for WMS Network
Existing PBXs Logic
Starting from February 1, 2024, all existing PBXs with purchased storage licenses are transitioned to the CDS Bundles. The round-up strategy is applied to allocating storage licenses to existing systems:
The round-up strategy for multiple PBXs in the WMS Network is based on the number of PBXs in the Network. For example, a customer with 4 PBXs in the WMS Network is transitioned to CDS-50.
For standalone PBXs, the round-up strategy is based on the number of storage licenses. For example, customers with up to 4 storage licenses are transitioned to CDS-50 if they have a standalone PBX. Similarly, if there are 6 or more storage licenses, it is rounded up to CDS-500.
PBXs without Storage Licenses
Customers who have not purchased storage licenses get 5GB of space in the CDS (the same size applies for both standalone PBXs and WMS Networks).
In the next several months, we will deliver the following features:
A new page in WMS interface that allows users to view the storage usage by file category
The ability to customize data rotation for each category of files
Integration of conference recordings and files shared via the file sharing feature into the CDS
Notifications to the PBX admin when the storage space is running low, along with recommendations for different rotation periods or ordering the next bundle
Q1. Why are we migrating data to the CDS?
The migration to the CDS offers several benefits, including improved scalability, reliability, disaster recovery capabilities, and enhanced accessibility.
Q2.What types of data are being migrated to the CDS?
The migration process includes call recordings, backups, and, in future updates, voicemails and faxes. These data types are moved from the local storage of PBX to the CDS in the Cloud.
Q3. Can the CDS be activated on VM/HW PBXs?
Yes, the feature can be activated on both standalone VM/ HW PBXs and as a part of WMS Network.
Q4. How will the migration process affect access to call recordings?
The migration process ensures uninterrupted access to call recordings. Users with integrations accessing recordings directly from PBX can use the API endpoint /api/v1/pbx/recordings to retrieve recordings. Additionally, local copies of call recordings will be kept on PBX for 7 days to ensure continued accessibility during the transition.
Q5. What will happen with local recordings after 7 days?
Local recordings will be automatically deleted from PBX after this timeframe. The purpose of keeping local copies is to ensure continued access during the migration process.
Q6. Does Cloud Analytics Retention apply to call recordings?
No, it applies explicitly to the retention of call events used for generating reports in Cloud Analytics. It's important to note that while the data storage period can be extended, the storage of call recordings is managed separately. Call recordings must still fit within the CDS capacity, and the rotation is managed in WMS -> PBX -> Call and chat history.
Q7. If a storage bundle is ordered on Server PBX, is it applied to all Client PBXs?
Yes, when a storage bundle is ordered on Server PBX, it is applied to all Client PBXs. This means there will NOT be a separate charge for each Client PBX.
Q8. How to check the space utilization on the CDS?
The possibility of seeing the detailed usage (split by file type/PBX in the WMS network) is coming at the end of Q1’24.