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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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Managed Service Providers White Papers (View All Report Types)
 
Reduce TCO for Your Data Center with a Streamlined Hardware Maintenance Strategy
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how using a lifecycle approach to data center equipment maintenance and consolidating support vendors can help CPOs achieve goals like – reducing TCO, ease of vendor and contract management, optimizing IT availability and more.
Posted: 16 Dec 2016 | Published: 01 Nov 2016

IBM

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

6 Critical Criteria for Small Business Data Protection
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reviews both the unique pain points faced by small businesses in regards to data protection, as well as the solution provided by Datto ALTO, the first backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solution designed specifically for small business with the power of an enterprise BDR.  And at a small business price point.
Posted: 24 Apr 2013 | Published: 24 Apr 2013

Datto, Inc.

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.

IBM Service Management: Driving growth for Managed ICT Service Providers
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Integrated Service Management offerings from IBM are designed to help managed service providers (MSPs) accelerate growth by supporting cost reduction programs, service delivery excellence, and the enablement of new and innovative business models such as cloud-based services.
Posted: 03 Oct 2011 | Published: 03 Oct 2011

IBM

Cisco® ONE: Framework for the Internet of Everything
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uncover how leveraging Cisco ONE can help service providers enjoy the benefits of tomorrow's network and software innovations, harness network value, increase business agility, and achieve greater operational efficiency than ever before.
Posted: 11 Apr 2013 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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

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

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.

Integrating Cloud Backups Into Your MSP Management Platforms
sponsored by Intronis
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to integrate offsite backup services into existing remote monitoring management (RMM) and professional services automation (PSA) platforms.
Posted: 22 Jul 2013 | Published: 22 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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