IT and network leaders are continually challenged to manage their budgets for on-premises resources. Staffing costs aside, the next biggest line item is typically infrastructure.
Yet, budgeting for this equipment can be a shifting target. For example, most organizations over-provision for storage capacity, according to Futurum Research:
- 67% over-invest in storage solutions
- 33% have run out of capacity or experienced high utilization rates that impact performance, including downtime
It’s difficult to predict how much infrastructure will be needed in the future. And, with lengthy procurement cycles for capacity, it’s safer to err on the side of having too much rather than not enough. That’s why, Futurum predicts: “We expect to see increased adoption of pay-per-use models, both on-premises and in the public cloud, to better align storage capacity and costs with business needs.”
Thanks to Brand Post (see source)