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.

What an IronOrbit Terminal Server Can Do for You

Lower your IT costs. You don’t have to purchase or maintain any on-site servers with a hosted terminal server from IronOrbit. It isn’t necessary to hire any on-premise IT personnel, either. For a low, flat monthly fee, IronOrbit will provide all the hardware, IT management, and technical support required by your terminal server.

Improve the performance, security, and reliability of your applications. IronOrbit provides the fastest, best-protected, and most reliable hosted solutions due to our unique combination of advanced technologies (including Atomic Speed Technology and Orbital Security) and the unmatched dedication and skill of our personnel.

Raise the productivity and collaboration of your employees. You can access your IronOrbit terminal server from anywhere, at any time, using any Internet-connected device (including Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs, as well as Android and iOS smartphones and tablets). As a result, your employees can work from anywhere, and off-site workers can share the same applications and files as on-site workers.

IronOrbit Terminal Servers Feature:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2012, or 2016
  • Atomic Speed Technology
  • Orbital Security
  • 24x7x365 technical support
  • 100% uptime guarantee
  • Flat rate pricing
  • Automated backups
  • Disaster recovery

Terminal Server Basics

Terminal Server Hosting Client

Every version of the Windows operating systems since Windows NT has included a feature alternately referred to as terminal services or remote desktop services. Thanks to this feature, users on the same network have the ability to access each other’s operating systems. This includes the operating systems of servers. A server running terminal services—that is, a terminal server—can be used to host applications. Reasons why a business might want to choose a terminal server over other kinds of servers or hosted solutions include:


The user interface of a terminal server should be pretty familiar to anyone that has ever come into contact with a Windows operating system: it basically has the same appearance and features as Microsoft’s OS. In addition, the IT personnel of a business should be equally familiar and comfortable with the Windows Server operating system.


Terminal servers will host any Windows-compatible application. They can also be scaled up to support any amount of users, processing power, storage space, or bandwidth.


Terminal services isn’t a fringe technology. It has been around for over a decade. Microsoft and Citrix, two of the largest and most successful software companies in the world, developed the technology, which has been shown to be extremely versatile and dependable. Microsoft also provides ongoing support for terminal services in the form of updates, security patches, and the occasional new operating system.

Server-Side Processing

With terminal services, all the applications’ processing takes place on the terminal server. This method utilizes less bandwidth. It also lets users access their applications from any device including thin clients, tablets, and smartphones without experiencing a drop in performance.

Single-Tenant Architecture

With a terminal server, businesses don’t share a physical server with other businesses like they do with a virtual private server. Even though single-tenant and multi-tenant architectures are both equally secure for terminal server hosting, there are some data security regulations that require businesses to store data on a single-tenant server. Single-tenant infrastructures can also be more powerful, predictable, and reliable.