We all know that Asterisk runs on Linux and has gained so much attention that it has made system administrators, integrators, developers, and tech-savvy individuals see a big opportunity in business, but sometimes their knowledge of Linux is limited. This has led to projects such as FreePBX, Trixbox, AsteriskNOW, Elastix, and PBX in a Flash that fulfill the need to configure and administer Asterisk PBX without being a Linux expert.
However, Edgar and José Landívar of Palosanto Solutions went far beyond this. In March 2006, they released the first version of Elastix. This first version was only a visual reporting tool, and by December 2006, Elastix was officially released as a Unified Communications suite using Linux CentOS as the operating system.