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ALSO CALLED: Capacity Management, Server Capacity Planning, Capacity Requirements Planning, IT Capacity Planning
DEFINITION: In information technology, capacity planning is the science and art of estimating the space, computer hardware, software and connection infrastructure resources that will be needed over some future period of time. A typical capacity concern of many enterprises is whether resources will be in place to handle an increasing number of requests as the number of users or interactions increase. The aim  … 
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SAP on AWS: An Overview
sponsored by UXC Oxygen and Amazon Web Services
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to discover the benefits and options for running SAP solutions on AWS. Learn how to take advantage of AWS to achieve business agility, cost savings, and high availability by running SAP environments on the AWS cloud, as well as get guidance on how to lower TCO.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

UXC Oxygen and Amazon Web Services

Power and Cooling Capacity Management for Data Centers
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: After engaging in this white paper you will gain insight on some of the principles for achieving power and cooling capacity management as well as answering some of the most common questions when considering deploying new equipment at the rate required by your business.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

Schneider Electric

Rapidly Deploying an Easy-to-Manage, Reliable Virtualized Infrastructure
sponsored by NTT ICT
WHITE PAPER: Access this lab validation report to discover if one virtualized, hyper-converged infrastructure rises to meet the workload, budgeting, and mobility needs of your business. Examine from this report hands-on testing and validation for this appliance, with particular attention to ease of deployment, TCO improvement, and scalability.
Posted: 08 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016


Performance-based Interviewing Strategies
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to make the most of every interview with performance-based interview strategies. Discover more about finding the link between performance and personality, strategies to more effective interviews, and how to find those game-changers your company needs to hire.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Published: 20 Jul 2016


Modernize IT to Unleash Productivity
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to determine if a lack of networking and storage capabilities is holding you back, your best strategy for optimizing them, and how to ultimately put your organization ahead of the competition.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 03 Jun 2016

HPE and Intel®

Top 10 Reasons to Optimize Data Center Infrastructure Management
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to find 10 key reasons to optimize how you map out connectivity, understand usage, track equipment, and plan and monitor change in your data center.
Posted: 01 Jun 2016 | Published: 03 Nov 2015


Buyer’s Guide: Capacity Planning Tool Checklist
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, see and a side-by-side comparison and descriptions of 6 capacity planning tool technology types. There are options for accuracy, scalability, automation, and 3 more.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Published: 19 Feb 2016

TeamQuest Corporation

Health and Risk: A New Paradigm for Capacity Management
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how capacity management can be successfully implemented today. Explore how complex challenges such as monitoring, analysis, and prediction can be distilled into two metrics—health and risk—making the process more manageable for everyone involved.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 18 Feb 2016

TeamQuest Corporation

How to Do Capacity Planning
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore scenario-based capacity planning—a.k.a. one-at-a-time or "what-if" capacity planning—as well as automated predictive analytics designed to handle complex and rapidly changing virtualized and cloud environments.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 18 Feb 2016

TeamQuest Corporation

Rise Above IT Chaos: Navigate IT Complexity and Deliver Business Value
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about the common causes of IT chaos, and how to overcome these challenges by leveraging predictive analytics, intelligent capacity planning, and more.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 10 Feb 2016

TeamQuest Corporation

Infographic: The IT Capacity Dilemma
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, ask these 4 quick questions to determine if you're facing an IT capacity dilemma. Plus, read on to learn about a cloud strategy that can ensure you never run out of capacity, only pay for capacity you use, and more.
Posted: 01 Dec 2015 | Published: 01 Dec 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

VMTurbo Applies Market-Based Modeling to Workload Performance Management Challenges
sponsored by Turbonomic
WHITE PAPER: Cloud management is the key to meeting dynamic workload performance demands. Read on to learn about the top cloud management tools that are being implemented across the United States, and gain insight into one company's approach.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2015


Rethinking Storage in an Always-On World: Big Data Puts the Spotlight on Hyperscale Computing
sponsored by Red Hat and HP
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the benefits and challenges of working with big data, the type of storage it needs and best practices for deploying the right storage technology for you.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Red Hat and HP

Scale-Out Storage Ideal Solution for Unstructured Data Growth
sponsored by Red Hat and HP
WHITE PAPER: Find out why scale-out storage solutions are proving to be a popular alternative to traditional storage options.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Red Hat and HP

Business Intelligence: Cognos BI: The new era of capacity management: The art of the possible
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read the following white paper to see how Capacity Management Analytics can allow for capacity planners, system administrators, data center executives, and others to track, measure, and forecast capacity, pinpoint issues, and more.
Posted: 06 Jun 2014 | Published: 06 Jun 2014


Analyst report: The Optimal Path to the Private Cloud
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: Uncover a complete list of cloud computing benefits, as well as the best ways to move toward private cloud.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013


Managing Data through Replication: Avoiding Errors, Improving Access
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Learn the ins and outs of data replication with this brief from the Center for Digital Government, and gain insight into how it works, what it offers and it's appeal to IT professionals.
Posted: 15 May 2014 | Published: 15 May 2014

Dell Software

Capabilities of leading RAID storage system may surprise you
sponsored by Dot Hill Systems Corp.
WHITE PAPER: SUSE needed a new storage infrastructure to accommodate over 80TB of data to host its core SUSE Linux Enterprise internal development environment. This case study illustrates how SUSE utilized one storage solution to address these issues and, in turn, reaped the many benefits.
Posted: 07 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Dot Hill Systems Corp.

EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS and RainStor with Hadoop for Efficient Big Data Management
sponsored by RainStor Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Many enterprises rely on Hadoop to manage and analyze large volumes of data, and as such, they are looking to deploy the right architecture to optimize compute and storage requirements. The traditional approach is running Hadoop on DAS -- but is there a better way?
Posted: 05 May 2014 | Published: 05 May 2014

RainStor Inc.

Next-generation storage for big data archives
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper presents a new generation of storage that incorporates the strengths of object storage while maintaining operational and functional flexibility.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Quantum Corporation

Case Study: Database Performance Without Sharding Headaches
sponsored by Clustrix
WHITE PAPER: This case study takes an inside look at the success that leading social discovery site found with the right distributed SQL database – which allowed the company to accommodate dramatic traffic growth, ease management complexity, and more.
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Published: 13 Mar 2014


Your Roadmap for Data Center Consolidation
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This article gives a description of an approach to consolidation that has been successful for a growing number of organizations. The approach responds to a number of problems that typically arise when consolidating into an existing data center.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Schneider Electric

The Disturbing Truth About Terascale and Petascale Storage
sponsored by Scality Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource reveals an unsettling truth about today's terascale and petascale storage challenges. Discover why traditional storage architectures are falling short and explore the concept of object storage and how it can help you overcome these and other critical obstacles. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 22 Nov 2013 | Published: 18 Nov 2013

Scality Inc.

IDC: Enterprise Storage: Efficient, Virtualised, and Flash Optimised
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this informative paper, learn how advanced software defined storage capabilities that are easy to deploy help deliver a robust enterprise-grade virtualization platform that is efficient, cost effective and optimized. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013


Coffee Break: Embracing Tiered Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper lauds the benefits of tiered storage and how it can help you deal with booming data demands.
Posted: 23 Oct 2013 | Published: 23 Oct 2013

Dell, Inc.
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CAPACITY PLANNING DEFINITION (continued): …  of the capacity planner is to plan so well that new capacity is added just in time to meet the anticipated need but not so early that resources go unused for a long period. The successful capacity planner is one that makes the trade-offs between the present and the future that overall prove to be the most cost-efficient. The capacity planner, using business plans and forecasts, tries to imagine what the future needs will be. Analytical modeling tools can help the planner get answers to "What if" scenarios so that a range of possibilities can be explored. The capacity planner is especially … 
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