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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 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

Harvey Nash CIO Survey: New Decade, New Opportunies?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: In this year’s report you will be able to see analysis presented on a global basis, compare trends across continents and explore country-by-country overviews. The results show that the CIO community is wrestling with significant pressures as the Great Recession fades into history and a new decade, with a new competitive landscape, emerges.
Posted: 25 Oct 2011 | Published: 01 Apr 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

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

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

Managed Services or Break fix? One Size Doesn’t Fit All
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the benefits of Managed Services using the GFI Building Blocks program.
Posted: 22 Dec 2010 | Published: 22 Dec 2010

GFI Software

Communications service providers can ease data storage management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines the challenges of growing data volumes, and introduces a storage management, backup, and recovery tool that can ease the data management burden for communications service providers.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2012

IBM

Expert Guide to Data Protection: New Capabilities, Remaining Gaps, and Answers to Customer FAQ
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EGUIDE: This e-guide follows the evolution of data protection and points out the latest capabilities and remaining gaps in the marketplace. Read on now to find out whether conventional methods are keeping pace and which data protection processes should be treated separately.
Posted: 04 Nov 2013 | Published: 04 Nov 2013

Symantec 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

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
 
 
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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