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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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A Closer Look at Cloud Backup Solutions for Vars and MSPs
sponsored by Asigra
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide reveals the pros and cons of cloud backup versus tape backup, as well as three potential cloud backup solutions a VAR or MSP could adopt.
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 | Published: 27 Oct 2014

Asigra

Invest in innovation by reducing your server management burden
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Most IT budgets work on the basis that 70% of costs go on operations, and 30% on innovation – but many IT managers would prefer that ratio to be reversed. Servers are often seen as an operational burden requiring costly management time, so how can you free up cost and time to allow more of your server budget to be spent on innovation?
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 30 Nov 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

Managed Services: Why It's Good for Business
sponsored by LabTech Software
EBOOK: This resource reveals the top 5 reasons service providers should offer managed services and the benefits they can provide to the business and their clients.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 19 Jul 2013

LabTech Software

5 Technology Trends you Need to Follow
sponsored by ConnectWise
EBOOK: Check out this eBook to learn more about the important technology trends you need to stay on top of to ensure your business doesn't get left behind in today's fast-paced IT.
Posted: 25 Oct 2013 | Published: 25 Oct 2013

ConnectWise

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

What if There Were a Better Class of Cloud?
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: The Carrier Cloud is a superior class of public cloud services, which serves customers better and enables MSPs to further leverage the cloud for their own business benefits.
Posted: 15 May 2012 | Published: 15 May 2012

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

8X8 relies on Vblock™ Infrastructure Systems for highly available cloud services targeted to a range of businesses
sponsored by VCE
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

VCE

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 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

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
 
 
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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