Azure CapEx vs. OpEx


Capital Expenditure (CapEx) Upfront cost on physical infrastructure You need to plan your expenses at the start of a project or budget period. CapEx computing costs: Server costs - server clustering, redundant power supplies, and uninterruptible power supplies. Storage costs - centralized storage and fault-tolerant storage for critical applications. Network costs - cabling, switches, access points, routers, wide area networks, and Internet connections. Backup and archive costs - backup maintenance and consumables like tapes. Organization continuity and disaster recovery costs - recover from a disaster and continue operating using backup generators. Datacenter infrastructure costs - costs for construction and building [...]