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What is the main difference between CapEx and OpEx in IT infrastructure?

CapEx is a one-time, up-front expenditure to purchase or secure tangible resources, while OpEx is spending money on services or products over time.

What is the advantage of the consumption-based model in cloud computing?

You don't have to worry about getting the resource needs just right.

What is cloud computing?

The delivery of computing services over the internet by using a pay-as-you-go pricing model.

What type of expenditure is associated with cloud computing?

Operational expenditure

What is the benefit of the consumption-based model in cloud computing?

You pay for the IT resources you use

What is the difference between cloud computing and maintaining CPUs and storage in your own datacenter?

You pay only for what you use with cloud computing

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CapEx vs OpEx

  • Capital Expenditure (CapEx) involves upfront costs for hardware, software, and infrastructure, treated as assets on a company's balance sheet
  • Operational Expenditure (OpEx) involves ongoing expenses for services, maintenance, and support, treated as expenses on the income statement

Cloud Computing Basics

  • Cloud computing is a model for delivering IT services over the internet, on-demand and pay-per-use
  • It enables on-demand access to a shared pool of computing resources, such as servers, storage, databases, software, and applications

Consumption-Based Model

  • The consumption-based model in cloud computing allows users to pay only for the resources they use, reducing upfront costs and scaling up or down as needed
  • Advantage: provides flexibility, scalability, and cost savings
  • Benefit: eliminates the need for upfront capital expenditures and reduces the need for ongoing maintenance and support

Cloud Computing vs On-Premise Infrastructure

  • Cloud computing differs from maintaining CPUs and storage in your own datacenter, as it provides a scalable, on-demand, and pay-per-use model
  • Cloud computing reduces the need for upfront capital expenditures and ongoing maintenance and support costs associated with traditional on-premise infrastructure

Take the "Consumption-Based Model Quiz" to test your knowledge of IT infrastructure expenses! Learn about the differences between capital expenditure (CapEx) and operational expenditure (OpEx) and how the consumption-based model works. Test your understanding with this informative quiz.

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