Storage as a Service: OPEX Storage Resources for Operational Agility

Storage as a Service: OPEX Storage Resources for Operational Agility

What is Storage as a Service?

Storage as a service (STaaS) is a data storage business model where a provider delivers capacity and performance resources through a simple subscription. STaaS saves you money through operating expenditure (OPEX) agility—you only pay for the storage you need, when you need it.

Why Use Storage as a Service?

Buying new storage capacity can be an expensive capital expenditure (CAPEX), especially if you aren’t sure how much capacity you’ll need in the future. You can try to predict the growth of your business and purchase with the future in mind, but it can tie up financial resources that might have more impact elsewhere in your business.

STaaS lets you treat storage as OPEX. You sign a service level agreement (SLA) with your STaaS provider and pay for storage and data transfer rates (e.g., cost per gigabyte). Best of all, this whole process is automated, allowing you to scale your storage needs up and down as demand requires while maintaining performance and availability 24/7. 

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Benefits of Storage as a Service

To summarize, the benefits of STaaS include:

  • An OPEX subscription model that lets you optimize your storage costs
  • The ability to quickly scale and provision storage resources to your apps as demand grows
  • The always-on reliability of major cloud service providers
  • A simplified storage management environment

How Pure Storage Delivers STaaS on-prem

When most people think of STaaS, they’re usually thinking of cloud storage, but what if you could make your on-premises data storage as simple and as agile as the cloud? Pure Storage® Evergreen//One™ brings the operational agility of the cloud on premises and the security and resilience of on premises to the public cloud with a single subscription to innovation. Evergreen//One offers:

  • One subscription for all your file, object, and block storage needs (including maintenance and upgrades)
  • OPEX1 all-flash STaaS for I/O-intensive applications—you get the physical flash arrays but only pay for the storage you actually use
  • AI-driven data storage management and predictive analytics with Purity and Pure1®
  • Support for a true hybrid-cloud experience unifying your on-premises and cloud storage resources
  • Automated data protection through snapshots, high-availability clustering, and disaster recovery

Evergreen//One is a fully flexible enterprise-grade storage subscription service that unifies public cloud and on-premises data storage. Gone are the days when you had to predict the future to buy or lease storage for years in advance. With Evergreen//One, you can enjoy clear costs and a minimal reserve commitment.

1 OPEX treatment is subject to customer’s auditor review.

*Pure as-a-Service was rebranded to Evergreen//One.

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