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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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Overcoming the Top 6 Obstacles to Managed Services Success
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the top six obstacles to success in managed services, drawn from the experiences of 3,000 MSPs around the world. This list is an equally great resource for those just getting into managed services and those whose businesses are struggling.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 26 Aug 2014

N-able Technologies

GFI MAX Building Blocks – The Answer to IT Services
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: In this article Chris Martin discusses his experience as a managed services provider to small businesses in the surrounding area with one of the fastest growing and most well-reputed IT Support Companies in his country. He also discusses how he started working at GFI and creating the idea for GFI MAX Remote Management software.
Posted: 22 Dec 2010 | Published: 22 Dec 2010

GFI Software

How to Choose a Managed Network Services Provider
sponsored by MegaPath Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Managing your network is no easy task, hence the reason managed service providers (MSPs) exist. In this resource, explore the advantages of outsourcing to an MSP and best practices for finding the right MSP for your organization.
Posted: 23 May 2012 | Published: 22 May 2012

MegaPath Inc.

Making the Right Move to a Managed Service Provider for SSL VPN
sponsored by MegaPath Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Adoption of SSL VPNs is growing rapidly. A sample of areas in which SSL VPNs can help include serving more communities, supporting more access environments, providing access without application and network changes, enforcing compliance, protecting the network, quickly modifying access policies, and ensuring business continuity.
Posted: 26 Mar 2010 | Published: 26 Mar 2010

MegaPath Inc.

Best Practices in Performance Measurement and Reporting: Understanding the Global Investment Performance Standards
sponsored by Advent Software, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper, written in conjunction with Ashland Partners, explains the steps to becoming Global Investment Performance Standards compliant.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

Advent Software, Inc

Improve Your Business through Best Practice IT Management
sponsored by Kaseya
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides insight on ways that MSPs and IT departments can improve their management of services. Learn how using ITIL best practices with an automated management solution can address a number of the unique challenges these businesses face.
Posted: 08 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

Kaseya

Top 3 Considerations When Building Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Service Offerings
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to explore the top three things to consider whilst building your business continuity and disaster recovery strategies.
Posted: 08 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

CA Technologies.

Survey Shows that SaaS Can Save You Money
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: This article discusses the results found during a survey on RMM Software, this is the software IT Company’s/MSP’s use to run their technical operations. A large percentage of RMM software users are saying they generally believe RMM software is over-produced (over-engineered) and they either never or very slowly get round to using it.
Posted: 22 Dec 2010 | Published: 22 Dec 2010

GFI Software

The Fundamentals of a Successful Managed Services Practice
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: If you are a VAR, system integrator or IT service provider who's struggling to provide traditional IT services reactively to small and medium-sized businesses, this whitepaper offers to help you improve your business through managed services.
Posted: 02 Dec 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

N-able Technologies

Transparent Cloud Backup
sponsored by Intronis
WHITE PAPER: This short white paper explores a MSP focused backup and recovery service with intelligent backup framework which addresses application and server virtualization backup and recovery requirements.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 16 Jul 2013

Intronis
 
 
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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