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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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The MSP Report Advantage
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Discover why professional, standardized reports have emerged as a key success factor for many MSPs and IT services providers, helping prove relevance and demonstrate the value of service delivered to their clients. View now to learn how such reporting can help you gain the title of "Trusted Advisor."
Posted: 06 Dec 2012 | Published: 06 Dec 2012

N-able Technologies

Top 5 "Must-Haves" for MSPs Adding IT Monitoring and Security Services
sponsored by AccelOps Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This helpful white paper provides MSPs with guidelines for deciding which security solutions to offer and which suppliers to work with.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 09 Jul 2014

AccelOps Inc.

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

The Automation Imperative
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is an excellent resource for all MSPs, describing how new strategies for automation can improve the efficiency, productivity, and profitability of your business today.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2014

N-able Technologies

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

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

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

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

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

HP Device Manager 4.5 User Guide
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
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 Company
 
 
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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