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Vendors like #HPE are bridging the gap between #datacenters and the #cloud with #ondemandenterprise SSD storage systems. Car makers around the world are looking with increasing interest at car services with on-demand journey booking or shared tenure schemes in the face of falling ownership among the Uber generation. The fact is that many younger people see little point in buying a car outright when they only need one for a fraction of any day. The same is true of music: faced with falling music sales, record companies are increasingly looking to streaming services that supply albums (or individual songs) on demand. As it turns out, it’s the same story for vendors of enterprise SSD storage systems too. Faced with changing usage patterns as customers increasingly look to the cloud for low-cost storage that they only need to pay for when they use, some are considering alternative ways to monetize their products. An obvious path is to offer storage that’s available on demand and charged for when used. And in fact, this approach is one that’s not entirely new. As long ago as 2003, #EMC (now part of #DellTechnologies) introduced a remote metering device called the O#penScale automated billing appliance that reported on its biggest customers’ data storage use, allowing them to pay only for what they actually used, with no fees charged for standby capacity that was installed but not needed.

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