Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) also known as pay-per-usage or pay-per-use is a payment method that charges users for procured rather than actual computing resources. It is similar to how we pay our utility bills; using the resources and paying only for what we use each billing cycle. One main advantage of this methodology is that there are no wasted resources, since you only pay for services procured as opposed to continuously running a certain infrastructure which you may or may not use.

With traditional on-premise enterprise solutions, users architect data storage to handle the maximum workload. But the cloud and the PAYG methodology allows you to be only responsible for what you store and use. Pay-as-you-go cloud computing system allows users to scale, modify and provision computing resources, including but not limited to software, storage and other dev platforms. How much you’ll be charged are based on used services, versus an entire infrastructure. Hence, paying only for the IT capacity you actually consume generates major savings. The common IT culture of traditionally investing in an infrastructure backend to accommodate maximum demand levels may be both understandable and a safe bet, however in the Cloud era it is becoming an expensive mistake.

At RSM, we regularly carry out capacity planning exercises to examine the performance characteristics of clients’ systems. Below you can find our RSM Cloud Portfolio services:

RSM IaaS ─ RSM’s IaaS is a secure, reliable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform of technology resources, complimented by storage and networking capabilities. RSM IaaS gives you the hardware, storage, networking and other services you need to enhance your operations without worrying about buying, managing or maintaining equipment.

RSM Private Cloud ─ Private cloud solutions are designed with optimal security and privacy standards for organizations with enhanced compliance demands. We provide a subscription model to host and manage your applications with increased control, reliability and efficiency to meet or exceed regulatory standards.

RSM Public Cloud Solutions ─ The public cloud is an affordable, flexible solution to transition your data to a virtualized environment. We help you select and configure vendor-managed cloud applications, such as NetSuite, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Office 365.

RSM Hybrid Cloud Services ─ Many organizations can benefit from hybrid scenarios, which are a combination of cloud solutions, potentially in tandem with on-premise technologies. Common RSM hybrid cloud solutions are 1) single sign-on user authentication and integration, bridging existing applications, and 2) hosted, mobile and big data platforms.

Learn more about the RSM Cloud Portfolio and how our flexible suite of cloud solutions can align with your business goals. For more information on IaaS and Cloud Computing, please contact RSM’s technology consulting professionals at 800.274.3978 or e-mail us. In addition, check out our service offerings on our website.