A company that delivers and manages network-based services, applications, and equipment for a fee. An MSP may load a company's application data on its servers, customizing it as necessary, and operating the service at a remote data center. An MSP might manage a company's entire wide area network (WAN), perhaps including dedicated leased lines, a frame relay network, and an IP-based virtual private network (VPN). See also ASP, frame relay, IP, server, and VPN.
(1) (Managed Service Provider) An organization that manages a customer's computer systems and networks which are either located on the customer's premises or at a third-party datacenter. MSPs offer a variety of service levels from just notifying the customer if a problem occurs to making all necessary repairs itself. MSPs may also be a source for hardware and staff for its customers.
(2) (Microsoft Solution Provider) A Microsoft certification for qualifying resellers that sell and provide training and support on Microsoft products. A certain number of employees must be Microsoft Certified Professionals.
(3) A Microsoft Paint graphics file format.
(4) A patch file in the Windows 2000 Installer system.
(5) (Multi-Tech Supervisory Protocol) A simultaneous voice and data (SVD) protocol from Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., Mounds View, MN. When a telephone handset is picked up, the modem switches to packet mode, digitizes the voice and interleaves the voice packets with the data packets. See SVD.
(6) (Media Suite Pro) A popular Macintosh-based nonlinear video editing system from Avid Technology, Inc., Tewksbury, MA.
(7) An operating system used in Fujitsu IBM-compatible mainframes.
(8) (Multiprocessing Server Pack) A utility that enables LAN Manager to utilize a computer's multiprocessing capabilities.