Month: January 2013

5 Myths about Cloud Migration Debunked

5 Myths about Cloud Blog

It seems that more and more companies are choosing to host their infrastructures and applications in the cloud. In a recent survey by IBM, only 8.8% of IT professionals thought that it was unlikely that cloud computing would overtake on-premise infrastructures “as the primary way organizations acquire IT” by 2015. Meanwhile, 91.2% thought that the cloud would “definitely, most likely, likely, or somewhat likely” surpass on-site deployments by that date. Remarkably, IBM conducted this survey in 2010, when the global cloud computing market was only a half of its current size. As one might expect, a survey of IT professionals published in November 2012 was even more optimistic: 57 percent predicted that cloud computing would overtake on-premise infrastructures in total market share by 2017, while 81 percent said that this would happen by at least 2022.

Despite cloud computing’s impressive growth, however, the technology would probably have an even higher adoption rate if it weren’t for the misconceptions that so many people and businesses have about it. In particular, organizations with existing on-site IT infrastructures worry about the costs, hassles, and compatibility issues of migrating to a cloud-based platform. No-cost and hassle-free migration services from top-shelf hosting providers such as IronOrbit expose these concerns as unfounded, however. Businesses can learn the truth for themselves by reading this list of cloud computing’s unfortunate myths and benign realities and then contacting an IronOrbit representative to begin the free setup process:

  • Myth #1: During the cloud migration process, the company will not have access to its applications and files. Employees will be less productive and have to push back their deadlines as a result.

The truth: With Ironorbit, the migration process will not cause businesses any delays or disruptions. Company personnel will never lose access to their applications and files. The companies’ IT infrastructures will not be subject to any outages or slowdowns.

  • Myth #2: It’s too expensive to migrate to the cloud. Also, the cost-savings of a cloud-based solution fail to make up for the hefty price of implementation.

The truth: IronOrbit, for one, will perform the cloud migration and setup process for a minimal fee. Each implementation will involve analyzing a business’s current IT on-site infrastructure; mapping out and setting up its new cloud-based infrastructure; and transferring all its files and applications to the IronOrbit servers. Once the company has established itself in the cloud, it will begin saving up to 80% on its IT costs.

  • Myth #3: Not all applications are compatible with a cloud-based IT infrastructure.

The truth: IronOrbit can host any application, even customized software and legacy applications. Over the years, we have hosted Microsoft Office, Peachtree, QuickBooks, and many others.

  • Myth #4: Cloud-based infrastructures are for start-ups and businesses that need to replace their on-premise IT infrastructure. It’s a waste of money to migrate to the cloud for companies that have recently purchased on-site IT hardware and software.

The truth: None of the hardware or software of companies switching to the cloud with IronOrbit will be wasted. The already-purchased software licenses of a business’s applications can all be transferred to IronOrbit. Workstations and company-issued laptops and tablets can be used to access the cloud-based infrastructure. Preexisting on-site servers can be integrated with IronOrbit Private Clouds to form hybrid clouds. In addition, cloud computing adds untold value in excess of its costs due to its ability to be scaled up to any size and to be securely accessed from anywhere at any time.

  • Myth #5: It makes sense to wait a few years before adopting cloud-based solutions.

The truth: Cloud computing is a mature, stable, secure deployment method. By procrastinating, businesses only deny themselves a sure-fire competitive advantage and increase the likelihood that they will be left behind technologically. Worse, companies that delay adoption risk losing the ability to get free hardware—including thin clients, monitors, keyboards, and mice—by signing up with IronOrbit between now and March 31, 2013.

IronOrbit offers Private Cloud Solutions such as virtual desktops, hosted Microsoft Exchange, web-based QuickBooks, and online IT infrastructures. It provides these industry-leading solutions for a low, fixed monthly fee. For no extra cost, each solution comes with 24x7x365 technical support, around-the-clock monitoring, comprehensive data security, and complete data backups. Learn more at

Top 5 Reasons to Move to the Cloud with IronOrbit

Reasons to Move to the Cloud Blog

Increasingly, businesses are no longer asking themselves if they should move their IT infrastructure to the cloud. Instead, many are just wondering when and how they will migrate to cloud computing. It makes sense that businesses would want to switch from their on-site IT infrastructures to a more cost-effective and flexible and equally-secure deployment method. Cloud computing isn’t just the most logical deployment option, however. Its status as an increasingly-popular delivery method has been confirmed by recent statistics, such as the fact that it has been utilized by over 80% of businesses; that 28% of small businesses host their entire IT infrastructure on it; and that the cloud computing market will increase by a factor of six from $40 billion in 2011 to $240 billion by 2020.

The answer for businesses asking the question of when they should switch to a cloud-based infrastructure should be clear, then—they need to migrate their files and applications now before they fall behind and lose the opportunity to gain a competitive advantage. The answer of how these businesses should transfer to the cloud should be settled, as well—they should contact a sales representative from IronOrbit today to sign up for Customized Cloud Solutions. No one makes it easier or more advantageous to migrate to the cloud than IronOrbit, and here are the top reasons why:

1. No-hassle process. IronOrbit guarantees that the cloud migration process won’t interfere with the day-to-day business of your company. Our method of transferring files and applications won’t disturb your existing infrastructure. Throughout the process, all of your programs and documents will be accessible and you won’t experience any unusual slowdowns or outages.

2. Full compatibility. Transfer your full IT infrastructure to your IronOrbit Private Cloud, including all of your files, applications, settings, and software licenses. We’ll even host your custom and legacy applications.

3. Low-cost setup. The upfront costs of our Customized Cloud Solutions are minimal. Our solutions don’t require the purchase of any on-premise servers or the hiring of any on-site IT support personnel. The entire setup process—including data migration—is reasonably priced.

4. FREE brand new hardware. Sign up for IronOrbit hosted services between now and March 31, 2013, and we will provide you with all of the hardware you need for your new cloud-based IT infrastructure for free. Of course, you’ll never have to purchase or manage another server ever again when you select our Private Cloud Solutions—but you’ll still require end-user equipment such as thin clients, monitors, keyboards, and mice. Based upon on an analysis of the composition of your current on-site infrastructure, IronOrbit will provide you with as many of these devices you need—free of charge. (Certain restrictions apply. To learn more, contact us or consult this blog post about the promotion.)

5. It’s IronOrbit. Just as hiring a fantastic moving service doesn’t mean that you’ll be moving into a great house, selecting a flexible and cost-efficient cloud migration service doesn’t automatically get you a high-quality IT infrastructure. However, IronOrbit has been able to combine no-hassle setup and eminently powerful, reliable, and secure Private Cloud solutions. Our exclusive AST® Speed Technology and 4-D® Security System ensure that our virtual desktops, hosted applications, and online IT infrastructures are among the world’s fastest and best protected. We also back all of our Private Cloud Solutions with 24x7x365 performance monitoring and technical support from our knowledgeable and ever-vigilant personnel.

Visit our main site at for more information. Also, stay tuned to our blog for more on the ifs, whens, hows, whats, and whys of cloud computing.

Get Brand New Computer Equipment For Your Business FREE With IronOrbit Hosted Services

Cloud computing is more cost-effective than an on-site IT infrastructure. It is also more reliable, manageable, and scalable. The cloud lets you securely access your files and applications from anywhere using any web-enabled device. Cloud computing, for all of its advantages, won’t cost you an additional cent in IT hardware or draw on any of your internal resources or personnel, either. So why would anyone with an on-site IT infrastructure not want to switch to the cloud? Probably due to the costs and hassles involved when an inexperienced and unskilled hosting provider handles the deployment. You won’t have any problems with your cloud migration if you select a high-quality hosting provider, however.

IronOrbit, for example, guarantees a low-cost, non-disruptive cloud migration when you sign up for our hosted services and solutions. We will coordinate the transfer your files and applications to your dedicated cloud in a way that minimizes the effect on your business. Even during the migration, your existing infrastructure will not experience any impactful slowdowns or downtime, and the process will in no way affect your company’s daily routine. Also, we can host any of your applications or systems, and our SSAE 16-certified infrastructure complies with data security regulations such as HIPAA, SOX, GLBA, and PCI. Our SLAs let you maintain total control and ownership over your data. We’ll get you up and running in the cloud much quicker, with much less hassles, and for much less cost than you’d ever think. You wouldn’t be the first, either—over the years, our engineers have performed cloud migrations with the utmost speed, efficiency, and precision for thousands of satisfied customers.

It doesn’t get any easier than switching to the cloud with IronOrbit. Not only do we make migration a cinch, we also charge a flat monthly fee for our hosted services—eliminating the capital expenditures and surprise costs commonly entailed in an IT infrastructure overhaul. In addition, if you sign up for IronOrbit between now and March 31, 2013, we will provide you with all the new computer equipment that you need for free! You could get new thin client workstations for all of your users as well as monitors, keyboards, or any other equipment that will help you optimize your IT.

Contact an IronOrbit sales representative today to get started. Then, as soon as possible, an IronOrbit solution expert will perform an inspection of your current IT infrastructure to determine what upgrades or additions will be required. Once you sign a contract with us, we will provide with you whatever hardware and software our solution expert recommended for your infrastructure free of charge. Certain restrictions apply.

IronOrbit offers the greatest variety of customizable, ready-to-use private cloud solutions—including Hosted Desktops, Hosted Applications, Hosted Dedicated Servers, Cloud Servers, and VoIP—while backing them with the most dedicated and comprehensive client support services—such as 24x7x365 technical support, around-the-clock security and performance monitoring, data backup, and a 100% uptime guarantee. Find out more at our main site,

Video: Cloud Computing & Business Innovation

Businesses around the country are kicking off the first quarter of 2013 with a resolution to innovate. And as Saul Berman of IBM notes, cloud computing is a key component in making this happen. Berman shares the 4 major factors that make cloud computing vital in today’s business model innovation:

  • Mobility
  • Social Media
  • Hyper connectivity
  • Big Data

Fast & Easy Migration

What steps is your business taking towards innovation? You could start by moving your IT to the cloud; IronOrbit makes it fast and easy. Our experts handle your migration smoothly from start to finish. There are no major upfront costs. Our customized cloud solutions are all-inclusive and come backed up by expert support 24x7x365 for a small monthly fee. Upgrade your IT to IronOrbit today!

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