By 2023, almost half of all enterprise applications will be developed for the cloud. According to IT research firm Omdia, 39% of IT budgets will be spent on cloud services in 2023 (up from 34% in 2021), with enterprises using an average of nine cloud providers. Why has the cloud grown so fast in popularity? The benefits are compelling, such as greater flexibility and application agility, as well as lower costs.

But even with the rapid growth of the cloud, 451 Research finds that two-thirds of applications remain on-premises due to a variety of reasons. From system interdependencies, cost and security to data gravity, compliance, and the presence of monolithic legacy applications, many environments are simply too challenging to migrate to the cloud. But the need to lower cost and complexity for these environments still persists.

As-a-Service models, which marry the security of on-premises infrastructure with cloud agility, are rising to answer this need. Here are four top benefits As-a-Service infrastructure delivers:

  1. A cloud-like experience for any use case. Using As-a-Service infrastructure, cloud-native applications can exist side by side with legacy and highly sensitive applications. This enables enterprises to gain a cloud experience across their on-premises data centers, at the edge, in a hybrid setting or in multi-cloud environments.
  2. IT resources available, as needed. Traditionally, on premises environments require IT heavy lifting to address projected capacity needs, install gear, and manage infrastructure. Often budgets are inflated to overprovision storage, compute and networking to ensure scale can be accommodated. With an As-a-Service model, the organization can receive the exact amount of IT resources it needs, at the time it needs them – no more, no less.
  3. Predictable and lower cost. As-a-Service also eliminates the need for upfront capital investments. Instead, you only pay for the hardware and software you consume. If demand rises, more resources are made available. If volumes decline, the charges fall proportionally. This eliminates over-provisioning and delivers greater budget predictability.
  4. IT simplification. As-a-Service means that one integrated platform will run, manage and enhance the entire hybrid IT estate. Thus, rather than becoming mired in equipment procurement, maintenance, troubleshooting and the thousands of other tedious infrastructure management tasks faced in traditional data center environments, IT is freed up to focus on other priorities. Cloud and IT spend is also simplified with a predictable monthly cost and yet all workloads, even those not appropriate for a public cloud setting such as monolithic and legacy apps, are supported in a single, unified infrastructure.

As-a-Service models deliver a host of benefits for environments of all sizes and workloads of every kind. Read the paper, “Simplify IT Complexity with an As-a-Service Model,” to learn more. It explores these top As-a-Service model benefits and many more.

If you’re ready to explore a consumption-base IT model for your environment, Veristor + Anexinet has the solutions you need. Contact us today to learn more.