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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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Cloud Managed Services: A Comparison Guide
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: If deploying and managing cloud migration and hosting puts too heavy a burden on your IT team, then you should consider partnering with a cloud provider. Click inside to learn some of the security, management level, and diversity factors you should take into account before adopting any service.
Posted: 30 Aug 2017 | Published: 30 Aug 2017

IBM

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

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

Big Data: Delivering an Agile Infrastructure for Time-Critical Analytics in Telecommunications
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines how big data analytics is helping communications service providers (CSPs) to better understand customer behaviors, drive customer loyalty, and improve experiences. Inside, discover an enterprise-grade infrastructure designed for big data workloads.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

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

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

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.

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

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

Deployment Flexibility
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore two alternatives to traditional infrastructures: cloud deployments and managed services. Discover how managed services allow you to keep your contact center infrastructure on-premise without the burden of managing it, and how cloud deployments offer a scalable host solution with unparalleled flexibility.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Aspect
 
 
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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