CapEx to OpEx – cutting costs with the Cloud

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3 April 2013

How can businesses save money by moving to the cloud?

Purchasing and maintaining in-house IT resources can be costly for businesses, using considerable amounts of capital expenditure (CapEx) budget. How can you reduce spending by adopting cloud services?

From CapEx
Many businesses are having to tighten their purse strings and focus on their IT budget allocations. With in-house systems, businesses have to purchase expensive hardware (which becomes redundant over time) at a large upfront cost. The company would then have total control over their infrastructure and would maintain and upgrade it as required.

To OpEx
The cloud is a virtualised solution where businesses ‘rent’ hardware, using operating expenditure (OpEx) to pay a subscription to a cloud provider for their services.

Technology is developing at such a pace that financing regular hardware upgrades would be a huge drain on the IT budget. The cloud not only offers a faster and more reliable service, but it’s also substantially cheaper for businesses. Since the cloud is essentially a ‘rented’ virtual server that is paid for on a subscription basis, it eliminates the cost of purchasing physical hardware.

Our enterprise cloud platform is tailored specifically to businesses. The virtualised servers run on VMware and use fibre channel drive technology with ‘light speed’ disk access. Businesses can start small and scale upwards as they grow, saving money as it only uses the required CPU, RAM and disk space.

Get in touch with our sales team today on 0800 612 2524 to discuss moving your IT infrastructure to the cloud. 

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