Day: September 19, 2013

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Managed Servers

Managed Servers OTNO Blog

A managed server is a hosted server that is monitored, secured, and backed up by the hosting provider. IronOrbit’s Hosted Dedicated Servers, which (like all of IronOrbit’s solutions) are managed solutions, are supported by services such as 24x7x365 technical support; performance monitoring and alarm monitoring; firewalls, antivirus, spam blockers, and content filtering; patch management; and data backups

The top five reasons that businesses should select managed servers like IronOrbit’s Managed Server Hosting solutions are:

  1. Peace of mind.
    Businesses don’t have to purchase or maintain any on-site servers when they sign up for unmanaged hosted servers. While the same is true for managed hosted servers, businesses don’t also have to worry about handling (or hiring a managed services provider to handle) IT support, system security, software or firmware updates, or data backups with them.
  2. Increased security.
    A managed server is monitored 24x7x365 by experienced IT professionals and protected from hackers and malware by enterprise-level firewalls, intrusion prevention and detection systems (IPS/IDS), antivirus software, spam blockers, and content filters.
  3. Increased performance and reliability.
    Managed servers are continually maintained, updated, repaired, and optimized by the hosting provider’s personnel. In addition, some hosting providers also enhance the speed of their managed servers using custom-designed technologies, protocols, and best practices (with the Atomic Speed Technology of IronOrbit, for example, users can launch their applications in less than a second).
  4. Lower costs.
    Managed servers don’t require the purchase of any on-premise servers or the hiring of any on-site IT personnel, freelance IT repairmen, or managed services providers. Another way managed servers lower costs is by preventing expensive data loss incidents and outages. Also, though the subscription costs of managed servers are higher than those of unmanaged servers, an unmanaged server still has a higher total cost of ownership (TCO) because of its more frequent security breaches and decreased performance and availability (resulting in reduced productivity for businesses).
  5. Same flexibility and scalability.
    Despite being more convenient, secure, powerful, reliable, and cost-efficient, managed servers are just as flexible and scalable as unmanaged servers. Businesses can use them to host any IT solution (including applications, virtual desktops, collaboration platforms, email, and websites). Businesses also have just as much control over and visibility into their managed servers as unmanaged servers. In addition, a managed server’s processing power, storage capacity, and user capacity can be scaled up at any time.

To sign up for Managed Server Hosting from IronOrbit today, contact one of our sales representatives at and (888) 753-5060. Though our Managed Dedicated Servers cost only a low, flat monthly fee, all of our Managed Servers come equipped with Atomic Speed Technology; 24x7x365 all-inclusive, US-based technical support; the enterprise-level data protection of Orbital Security; around-the-clock performance monitoring and alarm monitoring; and fully-automated data backups!