OpEx Versus CapEx Technology Spending: What the C-Suite Needs to Know

What is the difference between OpEx versus CapEx technology spending? Established enterprises have traditionally funded their data storage facilities through capital expenditures (CapEx). Companies purchased or leased their own servers,…

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Understanding the Differences in CapEx & OpEx: Enterprise Cloud Storage

With the advent of cloud computing, the 'as a Service' model of buying software, enterprise cloud storage, and related trends in IT, many organizations are successfully shifting some or all IT expenses to the operational expense ledger, similarly abbreviated as OpEx.

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Winter is Coming …and It’s Going to Be Cloudy

In George RR Martin’s book series (and HBO hit series), Game of Thrones, winter is coming is the motto of House Stark meaning to be prepared and aware of possible difficulties ahead. In this context, we use it to mean only the former: be prepared. Unlike Game of Thrones, the future of IT will bring easier times. But on the other hand, just like Game of Thrones, the best has yet to come. Here are some insights and advice on how you can best prepare for this industry wide shift to the cloud.

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4 Problems with Traditional Methods of Data Storage
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4 Problems with Traditional Methods of Data Storage

In an age where confusing and confounding terms like "hyperconvergence", "hyperscale" and "disaggregation" get tossed around (even though hardly anybody actually understands what these mean), you may start to wonder what was really wrong with traditional storage in the first place. Is software-defined infrastructure, flash storage and cloud really necessary? The answer is a resounding "yes". While the differences in storage options today and those available five or ten years ago are truly staggering, the improvements are just as significant.  There are many problems with traditional methods of data storage, but let's look at a few key issues:

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