Azure for Finance Professionals
A Financially scalable cloud. What does this mean? This means that you pay only as you increase your cloud use/space/utilization. This is a pay-as-you-go model.
As a finance person, you understand what it means to spend on an asset, the risk of depreciation, under-utilisation and not being able to justify the degree expense.
So how can you reduce your costs while still keeping your IT agile and efficient? Simple, you equip the cloud, but on a basis wherein you pay only for the cloud, not as a one-time capital expenditure, but rather, as an ongoing operating expense. This is where we use OpEx over CapEx for better financial results.
Microsoft Azure is a pioneer in OpEx optimization for the cloud and unlike on-premises hardware and infrastructure, which must be depreciated over time as a capital expenditure, Azure is accountable as a predictable operating expense, accounted for differently than a capital expense