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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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Invest in innovation by reducing your server management burden
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Most IT budgets work on the basis that 70% of costs go on operations, and 30% on innovation – but many IT managers would prefer that ratio to be reversed. Servers are often seen as an operational burden requiring costly management time, so how can you free up cost and time to allow more of your server budget to be spent on innovation?
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 30 Nov 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

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

Enterprise Performance Management - How Tomorrow's Leaders Will Get Ahead
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Evolve to Thrive: From Operational to Management Excellence, successful companies are connecting disparate management strategies to align performance networks, not just transactional activities. Read how Oracle's Strategy-to-Success framework can guide you on your evolutionary journey to Management Excellence.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2008

Oracle Corporation

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

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.

Mass-Market Broadband in High-Growth Markets
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: This paper highlights how important it is for telecom service providers to deliver broadband services beyond the profitable hotspots of advanced business users and high-income residential users to reach the mass market, as well as detailing a suggested solution.
Posted: 03 Mar 2009 | Published: 03 Mar 2009

Alcatel-Lucent

HP Device Manager 4.5 User Guide
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: this comprehensive white paper gives insight into an innovative server-based application that provides powerful centralized administration capabilities for thin client devices running HP software
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The Best Way to Deliver IT Support to Businesses as an MSP
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the best ways to deliver IT support to businesses as a managed services provider.
Posted: 22 Dec 2010 | Published: 22 Dec 2010

GFI Software

A Business Guide to MPLS IP VPN Migration: Five Critical Factors
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Uncover five critical factors for a successful migration to an MPLS IP VPN service in this whitepaper. Learn the evolving needs of today’s enterprise networks and uncover how an MPLS-based IP VPN can help you fulfill these wants and needs.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

XO Communications
 
 
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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