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Consumption-based pricing for on-premises data center infrastructure is gaining traction, as users exploit hardware vendor programs to align resource costs with use.
If you are an I&O leader looking to move your infrastructure to a more OPEX-oriented purchase this is a great place to start.
According to Gartner, “By 2025, at least 50% of enterprises will shift toward operating expenditure (opex)-based storage consumption models, compared to less than 10% today.”
This market guide provides an overview of consumption-based pricing for data center infrastructure and the key vendors providing pay-per-use options.
Gartner, Market Guide for Consumption-Based Pricing for Data Center Infrastructure, Analysts Daniel Bowers, Kiyomi Yamada, Henrique Cecci, Jeff Vogel, Robert Preston, Rob Schafer, Andrew H Kim, Suzie Low, 1 March 2021, ID G00732734