Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) revolution has taken businesses to the next level. If you have not tapped into BYOD, consider hosted virtual desktop as a jumping off point.

If you’re used to the traditional workplace environment, a hosted desktop might be foreign to you.

A hosted desktop refers to a Windows operating system, which is accessible via the Internet. It’s the clone of a Windows operating system with the same capabilities as the operating system on a PC.

This means that a hosted desktop lets you install and launch Microsoft Office applications, web browsers, and even email programs such as Microsoft Outlook.

Go Green with IronOrbit

We’re living in the era of green technology. As the world becomes more populated, the need for environmentally-friendly technology is increasing, with electric cars, solar power and wind turbines being among the more commonly cited examples.

One of the most important (yet overlooked) green technologies is cloud servers. The cloud helps to reduce waste, carbon emissions and electrical consumption, by reducing business’ reliance on physical infrastructure.

At IronOrbit, we pride ourselves on moving the green revolution forward, by providing environmentally-friendly cloud technologies to businesses. By hosting your servers with us, you will reduce your carbon footprint as well as your waste output, giving you good karma (as well as considerable savings).

The Top 5 Ways IronOrbit Green Solutions Save Money (And The Planet)

Cloud Benefits Environment

Less waste. By hosting your servers and desktops with IronOrbit, you’ll reduce the physical assets (computers, servers, etc) stored in your office, lessening the waste and pollution generated by your business.

Less power consumption. Cloud servers take advantage of economies of scale, reducing power consumption by storing key infrastructure in one location. In addition, the superior scalability of the cloud means you will never use more server resources than needed, thereby reducing your carbon footprint.

Lower vehicle emissions. With IronOrbit, employees can access their files and applications from anywhere in the world. This reduces the number of times they have to commute to the office, which in turn reduces carbon emissions.

Superior hardware efficiency. Cloud infrastructure increases CPU utilization, which reduces per-unit power consumption by ensuring that computers are not wasting electricity when idle.

Better space usage. Cloud infrastructure uses space efficiently, storing servers and other IT assets in one centralized location. This means less space needed for storage, and more room for mother nature to breathe.

What Studies Show…

A recent study led by the WSP Environment & Energy and the National Resources Defense Council indicates that cloud infrastructures are more environmentally friendly than traditional on-premise systems.

The report concluded that even the least environmentally friendly cloud infrastructure would produce less than half the carbon emissions of the average on-premise system. This is great news for our planet and the protection of our waterways!