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DEFINITION: Hardware as a Service (Haas), in a grid computing context, is a pay-as-you-go model for accessing a provider's infrastructure and CPU power. Grid computing is a technology in which several computers work together to act as a single, more powerful computer. Some companies sell use of their grids over the Internet on a per-use basis. The user sends data and a program to process that data; the vendor's  … 
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Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Boot from SAN on the Cisco UCS B Series Chassis
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses one component of Cisco's Unified Computing Solution: Stateless computing, which allows all the hardware settings of a server to be saved on a location outside the server itself, and is implemented through an XML-based software feature called a service profile.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Global Knowledge

Building Recurring Revenue as a Service Provider in 2014
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is an excellent resource for both IT service providers and MSPs, discussing the process and advantages of moving to a model with consistent monthly fees, as well as providing an overview of the current MSP market.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

N-able Technologies

Analyzing How Well a Data Center Solution Provider Aligns with Your Business Needs
sponsored by Digital Realty
WHITE PAPER: This white paper serves as a helpful guide to analyzing how well a data center solution provider might align with your business needs.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Digital Realty

Harvey Nash CIO Survey: New Decade, New Opportunies?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: In this year’s report you will be able to see analysis presented on a global basis, compare trends across continents and explore country-by-country overviews. The results show that the CIO community is wrestling with significant pressures as the Great Recession fades into history and a new decade, with a new competitive landscape, emerges.
Posted: 25 Oct 2011 | Published: 01 Apr 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

The Kaseya IT Automation Framework  
sponsored by Kaseya International Limited
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive resource to discover a powerful, web-based, systems management platform that can reduce complexity and increase the productivity of IT pros and MSPs (Managed Service Providers). Read on to learn more about the many features and benefits of this integrated Web-based platform.
Posted: 23 Aug 2011 | Published: 23 Aug 2011

Kaseya International Limited

Convincing Your Customers: Selling the Managed Services Delivery Model
sponsored by Kaseya International Limited
WHITE PAPER: This resource outlines 5 essential best practices that MSPs can follow to sell their customers on a better way of delivering IT services. These helpful tips can help you increase sales and profitability.
Posted: 16 Aug 2011 | Published: 16 Aug 2011

Kaseya International Limited

Taking the Next Step: How to Achieve Breakthrough Success in the IT Managed Services Business
sponsored by Kaseya
WHITE PAPER: The drive to build a company from the ground up and offer a competitive product or service that fulfills a need is a powerful pull. Owners of IT service provider businesses are no different. Check out this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 12 Apr 2011 | Published: 12 Apr 2011

Kaseya

Build Your Cloud, Build Your Profit
sponsored by Citrix Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Download the whitepaper, Build Your Cloud, Build Your Profit, to learn how service providers can deliver profitable, differentiated cloud services using a proven cloud platform.
Posted: 16 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Citrix Systems, Inc.

The Impact of Cloud Technologies on IT Service Management
sponsored by FrontRange Solutions Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource presents the results of a survey regarding the impact that cloud technologies are having on IT service management (ITSM) solutions. Inside, learn about the shortcomings of existing ITSM approaches and find advice to help you move forward.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 26 Jun 2013

FrontRange Solutions Inc.

Optimizing Datacenter and Cloud Performance: The TeamQuest Approach
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Cloud computing is becoming more common across organizations, but what are effective ways to help maximize what this application has to offer? Check out this IDC survey and learn how utilizing capacity management while moving to the cloud can help optimize your IT infrastructure to better meet business needs.
Posted: 20 Dec 2011 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

TeamQuest Corporation
 
 
MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDERS DEFINITION (continued): … Hardware as a Service (Haas), in a grid computing context, is a pay-as-you-go model for accessing a provider's infrastructure and CPU power. Grid computing is a technology in which several computers work together to act as a single, more powerful computer. Some companies sell use of their grids over the Internet on a per-use basis. The user sends data and a program to process that data; the vendor's grid does the processing and returns the result. Nicholas Carr, author of "Does IT Matter?," first used the term "Hardware as a Service" to describe services such as Amazon.com's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). See also Hardware as a Service (in managed services)
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