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Cloud Native Architectures by Piyum Zonooz, Erik Farr, Kamal Arora, Tom Laszewski

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Procurement in the cloud

One of the reasons that the cloud is so popular, and that cloud native architectures are becoming the normal method of designing workloads, is due to the procurement and consumption model used. The easy way to think about this is the ability to procure using operational expenditure (OpEx) instead of the traditional capital expenditure (CapEx), which can have a large impact on the way a company handles revenues, taxes, and long-term depreciation of assets. However, that is just the surface of the impact that the cloud has on the way organizations procure their IT resources.

The shift to pay per use consumption by cloud vendors has enabled ISVs to also align their business model, making their products easier to consume ...

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