Trends Report

The New Economics Of On-Premises Infrastructure

June 1st, 2023
With contributors:
Lauren Nelson , Andre Kindness , Caroline Bonde , Shayna Neuburg


While public cloud isn’t a panacea due to concerns about privacy, security, governance, availability, and unpredictable costs, its pricing model is attractive. Enterprises increasingly demand on-premises subscription-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 pros get the most benefit from subscription-based infrastructure.

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