Understanding your storage needs and choosing the suitable IT consumption model for your storage is essential. As businesses shift more towards digital platforms, the demand for data storage and cloud storage has increased rapidly. It has changed the way companies use to pay for their data storage and consumption.
To get along with the changes, businesses are unfolding their operating models and IT strategies.
Most businesses are adopting a Hybrid cloud for their IT consumption in place of the old traditional cash purchasing and leasing method.
What is Hybrid Cloud?
A Hybrid cloud or Cloud Hybrid is a mix combination of an On-premises data center, private cloud, and the public cloud, providing composition, data, and application sharing between them.
With the rise in demand, many service providers are offering flexible consumption or pay-per-use consumption-based pricing models.
With so many setup types and IT consumption models available in the market, it can be unclear for you to decide which one is right for your business and its storage strategies.
To understand it better, let’s first understand what it means by consumption-based pricing?
Consumption-based pricing means to pay based on usage. Under this pricing method, you will be charged only for the volume you need and consume it.
This gives you the flexibility to increase your infrastructure in the future, if needed, without maintaining high capital expenses.
There are many variations and types of consumption-based pricing available, and most of them have minimum term or capacity requirements.
Types Of IT Consumption Models:
Many service providers now offer you choices in the way you buy things. These choices can be purchased with financing or some form of storage consumption model. This provides you the flexibility of choosing a model according to your business needs.
Traditional Purchase Model:
Under this model, organizations maintain the specific architecture on-premises to meet their security, compliance, and performance requirements.
The on-premises framework for storage is the CAPEX (capital expenditure) model for the businesses and requires you to purchase infrastructure set up in your data center to meet your maximum required capacity.
The disadvantage with this model is that it is impossible to predict how much configuration you’ll be needing in the future.
Hence, making it hard for you to create a budget for on-premises infrastructures, and mostly it leads organizations to procure more than their needs.
Consumption-Based model or Pay-per-use model for On-premises storage:
In This model, the vendor provides you with the storage capacity and infrastructure which you require now, along with 25% to 200% growth or expansion capacity than your current needs.
You only buy, rent, or lease the standard level of base capacity, which fulfills your immediate needs. Then, later, only pay for what you use above those set levels when you use it.
This type of consumption model usually has 3-5 years of usage terms.
Cloud storage services are expandable and can be easily adjusted with the changing needs.
Setting up your storage on the public cloud can reduce your capital spending by maintaining hardware and on-premises infrastructure, as this is also a pay-per-use model.
A Public cloud is a cloud computing service that delivers cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS).
However, many organizations don’t prefer the Cloud-only approach as it gives you less control over your data security.
Hybrid cloud or Cloud Hybrid is a mix combination of On-premises data center, private cloud, and the public cloud.
Providing layout, data, and application sharing between them using software-defined management.
The hybrid approach can also have consumption-based pricing and subscription-based services for on-premises storage.
IBMi Support in India:
Being introduced in 1988, the IBM AS/400 system is one of the most popular systems among IT professionals.
This system has gone through many software and hardware change, upgrades, and revision throughout these years. The version we use today is much more powerful and runs on the updated operating system called IBMi.
While the system has evolved and changed, many people still refer to it as AS/400 or iSeries IBM. That’s because of the flawless compatibility feature of this system. This means you can still run a program that was created for the AS/400 system in 1988 on today’s IBMi systems.
Megamax Services provides fast, flexible, and experienced IBMi support in India. With a broad base of knowledge and experience in the iSeries platform, we offer a range of services such as hosting center infrastructure, bandwidth, hardware, and expertise in AS/400 application software.
Being a member of the IBM Partner World Program for Managed Service Providers (MSP), we provide flexible support and the best maintenance according to your business requirement. Also, we make sure of the smooth flow of your business operations on the current system.
Our highly experienced and skilled team is committed to delivering hosted and managed services to businesses with proven customer satisfaction. Some of our services are:
IBMi (a.k.a. AS/400) Managed Services:
- Hosting and monitoring your system.
- System management.
- AS/400 Legacy Data Hosting.
- System recovery and Data Protection.
- IBM hardware sales.
IBMi (a.k.a. AS/400) Business Software Solutions:
- Modernizing the old application.
- Barcoding and Data collection automation.
- IT consultation services.
- Customized Support and programming according to your business needs.
System Integration and its Benefits
Having a strong and well-architectured IT network is important for any organization to maintain a continuous and uniform flow of work.
System Integration is a process of connecting different systems, sub-systems, and other IT components of your organization into one larger system to ensure easy communication between them across the organization.
Megamax Services has a team of IT experts who are well experienced, skilled and understand the value of a well-structured IT network. At Megamax we are focused on delivering a well-connected IT ecosystem of all the components (systems, computer hardware, inventory, etc.) for better connectivity and improved internal operations.
Benefits of System Integration:
- Having a well-architecture IT network avoids downtime and slowdowns in the network.
- Connected networks boost the company’s productivity and efficiency.
- It’s effective for industries that are required to access and exchange real-time data every time.
- By helping you improve your efficiency in products and services, system integration helps to achieve better customer satisfaction.