A terminal server is a server that’s set up to run Windows Terminal Services, which is a technology that allows multiple users to access centrally-hosted applications in an environment that closely resembles a Windows desktop operating system. Terminal servers eliminate the need for expensive, well-maintained PC workstations (enabling them to be replaced by low-cost thin clients and used or refurbished PCs) because they process and provide data storage for their applications without transferring any of their workload to end-user devices.
Additionally, applications are easier for IT administrators to manage, monitor, and secure when they are centrally hosted on a terminal server; they and their files are also easier for employees to access, which will help businesses to maintain the consistency of their software, documents, and records.
Even more cost-efficient than an onsite terminal server, however, is a Hosted Terminal Server from IronOrbit.
Reasons that IronOrbit Hosted Terminal Servers cost less than onsite terminal servers include:
- IronOrbit Hosted Terminal Services doesn’t require the purchase of any additional servers. An average server costs more than $3,000. Additional upfront costs of purchasing a server include the cost of shipping it (if it’s purchased online) and the cost of paying an IT specialist to install and set it up. Also, be prepared to buy a new server for another $3,000 every 3-5 years, which is as long as a typical server can be expected to last. Meanwhile, IronOrbit Terminal Server Hosting solutions cost only a low, flat monthly fee, and our users aren’t charged anything extra in the event that we have to replace one of our own servers.
- Our Hosted Terminal Servers are managed, monitored, and maintained by our personnel. The average salary of an IT professional capable of managing and maintaining a terminal server is about $50,000 per year. IronOrbit Hosted Terminal Servers, however, are managed and maintained 24x7x365 by our knowledgeable and experienced personnel. These IT management services are included with our Terminal Server Hosting solutions at no additional cost, as well.
- Our Terminal Server Hosting solutions come with (at no additional cost) 24x7x365 technical support, comprehensive IT security, and managed data backups. Meanwhile, it would cost a business with onsite terminal servers $50,000 per year to hire an onsite IT support specialist or $100 per hour to get technical support from an IT services freelancer; and implementing an IT security infrastructure on par with IronOrbit’s and orchestrating daily offsite backups of a complete terminal server would cost tens of thousands more.
- IronOrbit Hosted Terminal Servers are scalable. Businesses can add users and storage capacity to Terminal Server Hosting solutions without having to pay for an additional server. Companies with onsite terminal servers, on the other hand, would have buy a new $3,000 server anytime they want to add IT resources beyond the capacity of their current hardware.
To dramatically lower their IT costs, businesses should contact IronOrbit at [email protected] or (888) 753-5060 to switch from onsite terminal servers to Hosted Terminal Services today!