Companies that want Hosted Desktops from IronOrbit have two main options: Terminal Server Hosting and Hosted Desktop Infrastructure.
With Terminal Server Hosting, businesses rent a physical server with Windows Server 2008 or 2012 installed on it. Hosted Terminal Servers can deploy Hosted Desktops, Hosted Applications, or a combination of the two. With Terminal Server Hosting, businesses have greater control over how their Hosted Solutions are deployed. They can apportion a greater amount of RAM and long-term storage to their most business-critical Hosted Application without the assistance of an IronOrbit engineer, for example. Companies also don’t have to share Hosted Terminal Servers with anyone else, which helps them comply with data security regulations that prohibit multi-tenant IT infrastructures.
In comparison with Terminal Server Hosting, a Hosted Desktop Infrastructure gives businesses less control and privacy but is more convenient and cost-efficient. With a Hosted VDI (or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure), companies don’t have to worry about deploying or managing Hosted Desktops or Applications. They just need to let IronOrbit know their required number of unique Hosted Desktops, along with how many users; how much storage space; and what specific Applications to include with the Hosted VDI. All the setup and management will be taken care of from there by IronOrbit. And because Hosted Desktop Infrastructures are multi-tenant Solutions, businesses will only have to pay for a fraction of the monthly cost of each server they share with other organizations.
Terminal Server Hosting or a Hosted Desktop Infrastructure (like all IronOrbit Hosted Solutions, including Virtual Server Hosting) both come with 24x7x365 technical support, around-the-clock monitoring, a comprehensive Orbital Security System (including firewall, antivirus, antispyware, patch management, and content filtering), performance-boosting Atomic Speed Technology, and automated backups. So regardless of which method a business chooses to deploy its Hosted Desktops, with IronOrbit it won’t have to worry about providing its own support, security, or maintenance.
Hosted Desktops provide great out-of-the-box functionality. They appear and perform just like normal desktop operating systems, but they are hosted in a data center and accessed via the Internet. The benefits of Hosted Desktops include the ability of users to access their files and applications from anywhere (each user receives an assigned Hosted Desktop that maintains all their files and settings even after they log out, just like a normal desktop operating system) and the fact that they don’t require any on-site IT hardware. They are also centralized (located on a small number of interconnected servers) and easier to manage than a dispersed on-premise IT infrastructure of servers and desktop computers. To get your own Hosted Desktops from IronOrbit, contact one of our helpful sales representatives today. Sign up before March 31, 2013, and receive FREE thin clients and Microsoft Exchange. We’ll also include setup, data migration, and customization servers at no extra cost.