Day: August 28, 2013

Delete Hardware Costs with Hosted VDIs

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Businesses can significantly lower their IT hardware costs by switching to a Hosted VDI from IronOrbit.

With an IronOrbit Hosted VDI, businesses don’t have to purchase any on-site servers or storage devices. And because Hosted Virtual Desktops are accessible from anywhere and the IronOrbit servers handle all of the processing and storage of our Hosted VDIs, businesses don’t have to purchase a fully-equipped, $1,000 PC workstation for each employee—instead, they can institute a BYOD policy and let employees use their personal laptops or tablets at work; or procure low-cost thin clients or refurbished desktops.

Of course, businesses are still paying for servers and storage devices indirectly when they sign up for IronOrbit Hosted VDIs, but the costs of a Hosted VDI are still much lower than on-site IT infrastructures because of the former’s higher efficiency and economy of scale.

The other ways that IronOrbit Hosted VDIs decrease hardware costs include:

  • Atomic Speed Technology.
    With IronOrbit Hosted VDIs, businesses can maintain a high-performance IT infrastructure without having to purchase any expensive end-user devices. IronOrbit Hosted Virtual Desktops—built with Atomic Speed Technology—perform better than locally-installed operating systems and application, even if they’re accessed from old or low-cost devices.
  • Included data backups.
    We perform automated daily backups of all our Hosted VDIs. Our clients don’t have to purchase any additional storage hardware.
  • Unlimited flexibility.
    Businesses will never have to purchase their own hardware in order to add solutions, capabilities, or storage to one of our Hosted VDIs. Any IT solution (applications, email clients, VoIP/Hosted PBX, etc.) can be integrated with an IronOrbit Hosted VDI. IronOrbit Hosted VDIs can also be scaled up to support an unlimited amount of hosted desktops, users, or storage space.

With an on-site IT infrastructure, businesses have to purchase and maintain all of their own IT hardware. The upfront costs of an on-site IT infrastructure are substantial: $1,000+ for each server, $500+ for each storage device, $1,000+ for advanced networking hardware, and $1,000+ for each PC workstation. All of these devices have to be replaced every 3-5 years. In contrast, with an IronOrbit Hosted VDI a business’s only upfront cost is the first of its low monthly payments, and it doesn’t have to pay anything extra if we have to replace the hardware containing its Hosted VDIs.

Meanwhile, the hosted virtual desktops of other hosting providers lack the Atomic Speed Technology, data backups, flexibility, and scalability of IronOrbit’s Hosted Virtual Desktops. This forces their clients to purchase thousands of dollars in additional hardware (high-end PCs, network-attached storage devices, servers, etc.) to raise the performance, functionality, or storage capacity of their Hosted VDI to acceptable levels.

For a cost-effective Hosted VDI that exceeds the performance and functionality of an on-site IT infrastructure, contact an IronOrbit sales representative at [email protected] or (888) 753-5060 to sign up for Hosted Virtual Desktops or Application Hosting today!