Public or private cloud? Turn the tables on your financial risk
Investors, shareholders, and creditors are all familiar with financial risk – the potential for uncontrolled financial loss and the uncertainty it brings. When it comes to public cloud computing, financial risk also needs to be considered. Because cloud computing shifts IT spending to a pay-as-you-go model (OpEx) instead of paying up front (CapEx), the OpEx models sounds perfect. You get to use what you need when you need it. What could possibly go wrong?
When does it make sense to spend OpEx versus CapEx?
Below I’ve described four business models for deploying different workloads. I’ve also analyzed the financial risk of each, describing deploying with a pay-per-use OpEx model, as is used in the public cloud, and compared it to paying with CapEx, as is commonly used in traditional on-premises or private cloud.
1. Revenue generating app in the public cloud
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