Trends Report

The New Economics Of On-Premises Infrastructure

Business Case: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

January 22nd, 2021
With contributors:
Glenn O'Donnell , Abhijit Sunil , Amanda Lipson , Bill Nagel


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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