Using virtualization technologies, physical servers can be divided into multiple, independently-functioning “virtual” or “cloud” servers. Users of cloud servers can’t view or access the other cloud servers housed on the same physical server. A cloud server enables clients that don’t need a dedicated server to sign up for and use only ¼ or ½ of a hosted server.
However, by selecting cloud server hosting for its cost-efficiency, these clients actually raise their IT costs in the long run. By signing up for cloud servers, businesses incur hidden costs.
- Increased downtime.
Cloud servers are less stable than Dedicated Servers and more likely to suffer outages. The average cost of downtime is a devastating $5,600 per minute.
- Decreased performance.
A cloud server has less processing power (CPU and RAM) and storage capacity than a Dedicated Server. Because applications hosted on a cloud server are slower, employees that use applications hosted on cloud servers are less productive.
Data security regulations (PCI DSS, HIPAA, etc.) prohibit businesses from storing sensitive files on a multi-tenant hosted server such as a cloud server. The penalties for flouting these regulations include hefty fines and public disclosure of the violation.
- Increased responsibilities.
With no-frills cloud server hosting, businesses have to provide their own security, maintenance, IT support, and data backups. To manage a cloud server, companies have to assign non-IT employees to IT management tasks (which is a distraction) or hire a managed services provider (which is costly); or they can also leave the cloud server unmanaged (which will make the cloud server even slower, unreliable, and less secure than normal).
In contrast, IronOrbit’s Dedicated Servers are reliable, powerful, fully-compliant, and fully-managed. Our Dedicated Servers are single-tenant and equipped with an entire server’s worth of CPU, RAM, and storage capacity. All of our Dedicated Servers come with performance-boosting Atomic Speed Technology, comprehensive Orbital Security, 24x7x365 all-inclusive technical support, and managed data backups. IronOrbit Dedicated Server Hosting also shares many of the same advantages as cloud server hosting, including:
IronOrbit Dedicated Servers can be accessed from anywhere with any Internet-connected device.
IronOrbit Dedicated Server Hosting costs only a low, flat monthly fee.
More CPU, RAM, and storage space can be added to a Hosted Dedicated Server at any time.
- Quick deployment.
It takes less than a day for IronOrbit to deploy a Dedicated Server for a client.