The Future Of Data Center Infrastructure
Cloud computing has changed the economics of the data center, forcing traditional IT vendors to create competitive, pay-as-you-go offerings that, in some cases, could cost even less than cloud services from the likes of AWS and Microsoft Azure.
Research firm IDC estimates that by 2020, consumption-based procurement will dominate in data centers. IT leaders like Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Dell Technologies have launched flexible pay-per-use consumption-based models where customers pay for usage without needing to buy costly hardware. Customers can make monthly payments for the hardware and IT consumption, such as compute and storage, enabling customers to scale as needed.
Here are five pay-as-you-go offerings that partners need to know about in 2018.