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How to Use Consumption-Based Procurement Models for On-Premises Infrastructure

Published: 20 September 2019

ID: G00383390

Analyst(s): Daniel Bowers , Henrique Cecci , Rob Schafer , Kiyomi Yamada


To enable cloud-like cost and capacity elasticity, server and storage vendors offer on-premises infrastructure contracts with pay-per-use elements. I&O leaders must look beyond monthly price tags and evaluate consumption-based contracts as a way to gain operational agility.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use Consumption Models When Evolving I&O Toward Service-Oriented Operations
  • Evaluate the Five-Year TCO Jointly With IT and Finance
  • Implement Cost Governance to Avoid Unchecked Growth

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