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Cost Savings and Flexibility with Dell Technologies APEX Flex on Demand 


When it comes to IT infrastructure and business technology, it’s important to use products and platforms that can adapt and support your IT strategy as your business evolves and technologies change in the marketplace. 

The need for adaptive IT platforms was the main driving force behind the rise of public cloud offerings years ago. But in recent years, truly adaptive IT has led enterprise companies to move toward hybrid strategies – a blend of on-premise infrastructure, private datacenters, co-location facilities, and public cloud. 

InfoSystems works regularly with partners like Dell Technologies to stay on the leading edge of IT infrastructure strategies, providing enterprise businesses with flexible and cost-effective ways to deliver devices, applications, connectivity, and storage to their business users at scale. 

In this article, we are going to dive into Dell APEX Flex on Demand, giving you a more in-depth look at the benefits and value of this highly adaptive infrastructure strategy, as well as how InfoSystems can partner with you and offer access to top IT infrastructure technologies and complete support. 

What is Dell APEX? 

The Dell Apex portfolio offers enterprise companies two distinct IT infrastructure purchasing models: consumables and custom.  

Consumables are like the public cloud. In this model, customers are not buying specific products or devices, they are subscribing to a service that meets their business needs. For example, if a business needs 20 VMs with a terabyte of storage each, Dell Apex specialists can set up the architecture to be delivered as a service. 

Custom is also known as Flex on Demand, which is what we will be exploring on a more granular level. Flex on Demand is a more flexible approach that helps you acquire the technology you need to support your changing business with payments that scale to match your actual usage. Anything in the Dell portfolio today can be sold through Dell APEX Flex on Demand, no matter what the product is, how it is designed, or how it is architected.  

How Dell Flex on Demand Works 

Choose your technology. Determine the hardware, software, and services that meet your needs. You can work with a partner like InfoSystems to architect your infrastructure. 

Predict payments. Simplified pricing for custom configurations and the 85% billing cap enable you to budget and predict payments even when usage is variable. 

Select your deployed capacity. InfoSystems and Dell will work with you to establish the Committed Capacity you currently need and the Buffer Capacity you will require in the future. All technology is installed and available to you on day one. 

Meter usage. Each payment you make is comprised of a fixed Committed Capacity amount plus a variable Buffer Capacity amount. Buffer capacity usage is measured at a component level on a regular basis using automated tools installed with your equipment.  

Realize savings. Drive lower costs by selecting higher levels of committed capacity and longer usage periods and trigger lower usage rates as workloads increase beyond the initial committed capacity. 

Benefits of Dell Flex on Demand 

There are a lot of benefits to Dell Flex on Demand, including cost savings, flexibility, and more. Here are some of the most notable benefits: 

️➡️ You get the tax write-offs of an opex model vs. the tax liabilities of a capex model. 

➡️ You get predictable payments based on your committal rate and you only pay more if your usage needs grow. 

️➡️ You don’t waste money overestimating your needs and buying buffer capacity that you never end up using. 

➡️ You get the benefit of a tech refresh every 3-5 years without any capital expenditures – you simply continue paying your subscription. 

️➡️ It’s simple. What you need gets installed on day one and your usage is measured with automated tools. 

➡️ Dell owns and maintains the equipment, which means fast, hassle-free technical support when issues arise. 

Essentially, you are getting the benefits of being in a cloud environment (usage-based billing, opex model, as-a-service delivery) and the benefits of being in a local, private environment (direct access, close proximity, custom configuration).  

How InfoSystems Can Help You Get the Best Possible Results for Your Network Architecture and Overall IT Strategy 

Data management, data protection, and data sharing are a few of the essential functions an enterprise business’s storage system must facilitate. Having a centralized repository for this type of business information helps enterprises manage heavy workloads. Flexibility and accessibility to servers and storage, especially through a storage service provider, improve an enterprise’s ability to meet evolving business demands. 

InfoSystems can help your organization determine the best storage solution based on your business needs. We can also deploy hybrid storage solutions that take advantage of high-performance, on-premise equipment and lower the cost of cloud archival solutions. 

Does your company know what its server and storage needs are today and what they will be in the future as you grow? Whatever your server and storage needs may be, InfoSystems and our partners can guide you to make the right decisions now, without having to sacrifice capability and performance for price. 

Listen to the latest episode of Enterprise Tech Spotlight with CEO of InfoSystems Keith Hales and Dell Partner APEX and Multicloud Specialist John Murdoch today for more real-world examples and solutions for your business’s IT infrastructure and business technology. 

Listen to the episode below⤵️

Contact InfoSystems here.

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Meet with one of our Dell Technologies specialists to ask questions and talk about APEX Flex on Demand, APEX Cloud Services, and other APEX Custom Solutions from Dell Technologies.

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