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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 Reports
 
MSP E-book: Expand Your Opportunities
sponsored by Solarwinds MSP
EBOOK: For MSPS, the small and mid-size business (SMB) market is just the tip of the iceberg. If you're willing to dive deeper and explore the mid-market, you'll uncover a treasure trove of opportunities. In this e-book, learn how you can successfully branch out to the mid-market.
Posted: 10 Jan 2017 | Published: 07 Nov 2016

Solarwinds MSP

8X8 relies on Vblock™ Infrastructure Systems for highly available cloud services targeted to a range of businesses
sponsored by EMC Converged Platforms.
CASE STUDY: Discover why one cloud services provider chose the infrastructure platforms they did and the benefits this particular vendor brings to their growing customer base.
Posted: 26 Jul 2012 | Published: 26 Jul 2012

EMC Converged Platforms.

Expand your SOA initiatives: Orchestrate new applications with Master Data Management
sponsored by Talend
EGUIDE: Read this E-guide and discover SOA management best practices and considerations for any MDM strategy. Find out how organizations can leverage open source middleware to integrate on-premise data and applications with cloud-based deployments.
Posted: 17 Jun 2011 | Published: 17 Jun 2011

Talend

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

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

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.

MSPs Move to the Cloud and Value-Based Pricing
sponsored by Kaseya
EGUIDE: The annual growth rates for managed services have accelerated over the past year and many MSPs are moving toward value-based pricing according to Kaseya research. Read on to find out why.
Posted: 29 Mar 2015 | Published: 29 Mar 2015

Kaseya

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.

Taking the Next Step: How to Achieve Breakthrough Success in the IT Managed Services Business
sponsored by Kaseya
WHITE PAPER: The drive to build a company from the ground up and offer a competitive product or service that fulfills a need is a powerful pull. Owners of IT service provider businesses are no different. Check out this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 12 Apr 2011 | Published: 12 Apr 2011

Kaseya

E-Guide: Managed Services - What you need to know
sponsored by Dell Software
EGUIDE: Today's companies need 24-hour operations, fast access to sales and production information, and flexibility to adapt to business changes. This e-guide uncovers why networking pros are moving towards managed service models to overcome these hurdles, while discussing your available options.
Posted: 10 May 2011 | Published: 09 May 2011

Dell Software
 
 
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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