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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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Numa Networks’ Pure-Play MSP Strategy Pays Off with N-Able by Solarwinds
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This case study explores how Numa Networks, a managed service provider, was able to deploy the IT channel's #1 rated RMM and MSP service automation platform.
Posted: 19 Sep 2014 | Published: 19 Sep 2014

N-able Technologies

Building Recurring Revenue as a Service Provider in 2014
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is an excellent resource for both IT service providers and MSPs, discussing the process and advantages of moving to a model with consistent monthly fees, as well as providing an overview of the current MSP market.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

N-able Technologies

Embracing SaaS: A Blueprint for IT Success
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how implementing software as a service (SaaS) boosts your company's performance agility and enables your IT team to handle tasks without headaches.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

How MSPs Can Drive Success in the Current Market
sponsored by Kaseya
EGUIDE: This E-Guide from MicroScope.co.UK explains why leveraging the proper monitoring tool can make or break your business. In addition, discover why updating your services portfolio to include mobile management can help you drive business profits, gain customers, and increase efficiency.
Posted: 06 Dec 2012 | Published: 06 Dec 2012

Kaseya

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.

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

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 Seven Major Obstacles on the Road to Managed Services
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Virtually every IT services business is in the evaluation, planning or implementation phase of a managed services program, and yet very few manage to deliver true high-value services to their customers. This whitepaper discusses the major obstacles to becoming an MSP and how to overcome them so that your organization can enjoy the business benefits
Posted: 01 Dec 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

N-able Technologies

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

IT Services: A Management model for CIOs
sponsored by CenterBeam
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains how IT services and managed service providers (MSPs) deliver strategic value to the organizations that use them, and offers tips for choosing the right MSP. Also inside, learn why savvy CIOs are flocking to cloud computing.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 26 Jun 2013

CenterBeam
 
 
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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