Projecting future demand is uncertain. For example, with data storage, most organizations don’t accurately know their requirements in 3- to 5-years – they’re lucky to know it one-year out. OpEx approaches enable the team to test before they buy, and instead of worrying about right-sizing storage today, focus on selecting a solution that meets today’s needs, has the ability to scale to at least an order of magnitude greater than the largest envisioned deployment, and has the elasticity to scale both up and down.
Your product or solution is an As a Service offering. Software application providers and service providers alike are better able to manage costs and profit margins if they can continually match their infrastructure footprint to the ebb and flow of their subscriber base – without hefty carrying costs, rollout logistics and bloated overhead from over-provisioning.
Shendar, chief operating officer of Zadara Storage, has over 20 years of experience in storage and chip-level engineering, product development and business planning.
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