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The New Economics Of On-Premises Infrastructure

Business Case: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

January 22, 2021


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This is the Business Case report in The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook For 2021.

Why Read This Report

While public cloud storage isn't a panacea due to concerns about privacy, security, governance, availability, and unpredictable costs, its operating expenditure (opex) cost model is attractive. Enterprises increasingly demand on-premises consumption-based pricing from both legacy and new vendors as part of new procurements. This report reviews the basic concepts and variations of this economic model, which intentionally mimics cloud pricing, to help infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros get the most benefit from consumption-based storage.

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Table of Contents

  • Cloud Capitalizes On The Inefficiencies Of On-Premises Infrastructure
  • Economic And Operational Details Determine Success Or Failure
  • Vendor Enthusiasm And Choices Vary Extensively
  • Recommendations

  • Transitioning On-Premises Storage To An Opex Model Is Inevitable
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents

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