"on-premise...shift from capex to opex"
I think I could come up with an alternative name for that: Local Enterprise Assets Sold Incrementally Next Generation (or is the next generation thing passé these days?).
Everything old is new again.
Businesses want cloud-style IT, HPE declared as it pushed out GreenLake on-premises everything-as-a-service models – an evolution of its Flex Capacity pay-per-use infrastructure. These GreenLake products are similar to the converged infrastructure idea (servers, storage, networking, hypervisor, OS) but with application …
When I were a lad, it was common to buy one's TV, sofa etc on the "never never"... hire purchase, renting, whatever you call it, but a nice man from Granada would come round each week for the money.
I thought such poverty-spec practices were a relic of the past, but it seems today's companies can't wait to embrace the same thing for their vital IT infrastructure.
Bah. Crotchety old man icon because, well.
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