When looking at using a cloud service, what expenditure type are cloud services based on?
A) Capital Expenditure (CapEx)
B) Friendly expenditure
C) Maximum expense
D) Operational Expenditure (OpEx) – CORRECT ANSWER
Operational Expenditure (OpEx) is the correct answer. Cloud services operate on an Operational Expenditure model. It is regular, repeated expenditure that you pay for using cloud services.
Capital Expenditure (CapEx) is not the correct answer. Capital Expenditure (CapEx) is not required to be paid upfront when looking to start using a cloud services. There are no up-front costs to use cloud services. You pay for what you consume, under a consumption-based model.
Friendly expenditure and Maximum expense are not defined expenditure types.