All of IronOrbit’s hosted solutions—including our Hosted Desktop Solutions, Hosted Applications, and VPS Hosting—are housed on dedicated servers. Dedicated servers are single-tenant physical servers. A business that signs up for IronOrbit hosted solutions therefore doesn’t have to share a physical server with any other business or individual, and the business has exclusive access to all of the processing, storage, and networking resources of the physical server. The advantages of dedicated hosting include:
- Security. Multitenant hosting, while not totally insecure, is still less secure than dedicated hosting. For example, once hackers and malware infiltrate a single deployment of hosted applications on a multitenant server, it’s easier for them to infiltrate the other deployments on the server than if they were hacking separate dedicated servers (having already bypassed the network security system). It’s also possible for a server administrator to mistakenly give a user of one deployment access to the other deployments on the same physical server. With dedicated hosting, however, businesses only have to worry about protecting themselves from external security threats.
- Compliance. Because of the inherent security vulnerabilities of multitenant hosting, there are some industry-specific data security regulations that prohibit businesses from hosting their applications and data on a multitenant server. In addition, data security regulations are often very specific and stringent; however, the security measures and settings in a multitenant environment are generic, minimal, and unchangeable. With a dedicated server, on the other hand, businesses are free to implement any security measure or change any security setting.
- Performance. With a dedicated server, a single hosted solution gets all of a physical server’s resources (CPU, RAM, long term storage, and bandwidth) to itself. For most businesses, a dedicated server provides all of the power and storage capacity that one of their IT solutions will ever need, even when dealing with a task with high processing and storage requirements. A hosted solution on a multitenant server, on the other hand, only has access to a fraction of the resources of a dedicated server.
- Scalability. To add resources to a dedicated server, IronOrbit just has to connect another physical server or storage device to the original physical server. The hosted solution isn’t disrupted by the scaling process. With IronOrbit, businesses can add an infinite amount of users, CPU, RAM, and storage capacity to a single hosted solution.
All IronOrbit hosted solutions—despite costing only a low, flat monthly fee—come with Orbital Security, Atomic Speed Technology, 24x7x365 technical support, and managed data backups. Contact an IronOrbit sales representative and sign up for IronOrbit Hosted Desktop Solutions, Hosted Applications, and VPS Hosting today!