We look at important questions to ask providers of consumption-based storage procurement services, such as base costs and burst, usage measurement and upgrade paths
"Enterprises have long had to balance capital and operational expenditure (capex/opex) when it comes to their IT budgets. Storage is no exception," writes Stephen Pritchard
"Over the past decade, the volume of data being stored has risen sharply - and continues to do so. Researchers at Statista predict an average annual growth rate of 42% between 2020 and 2022.
But predicting exactly how much storage any one business needs remains difficult. Businesses risk over-provisioning, and so leaving valuable capital equipment underused, or investing too little in storage capacity, making it harder to roll out new applications. This has fuelled the rise of as-a-service and consumption models of storage procurement..."
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