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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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Modernize IT to Unleash Productivity
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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: 25 Nov 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Infographic: Redefining Networks for Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Social and Security
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this infographic to learn ways you can prepare your network for the rapidly escalating volume, variety and velocity of traffic from multiple devices.
Posted: 06 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


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: 03 Nov 2015 | Published: 03 Nov 2015


How to Consolidate Image Data from Multiple Systems
sponsored by McKesson Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how a single platform can be implemented to consolidate image data from multiple systems and provide the ability to share that data between disparate healthcare enterprises or systems. Read on to see how this platform can provide your organization with many benefits that can ultimately improve your patients' healthcare.
Posted: 03 Sep 2015 | Published: 03 Sep 2015

McKesson Corporation

Case Study: How University of Glasgow Scaled its Intrusion Detection System to Support 30,000 Users
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll discover how one IDS infrastructure solution helped the IT professionals at the University of Glasgow upgrade their limited network for easier monitoring and increased protection.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 27 Jun 2014


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


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

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.

Optimizing Datacenter and Cloud Performance: The TeamQuest Approach
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the importance of performance management and capacity planning and the benefits it can bring.
Posted: 30 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

TeamQuest Corporation

IBM SAN Volume Controller and IBM FlashSystem 820: Best Practices and Performance Capabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper documents best practice configurations for integrating flash with a block storage virtualization appliance. It also details the potential performance gains that such systems can provide and information about your options for cache usage and real-time compression.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 24 Jul 2013


IDC Paper - Enterprise Storage: Efficient, Virtualized, & Flash Optimized
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this IDC white paper, you will discover how IBMs Storwize family of storage offerings is changing the game by delivering a robust enterprise-grade virtualization platform that is efficient, cost effective, and optimized. Find out how IBMs family of solutions can help IT organizations be more efficient by doing more with fewer resources.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013


VMware vSphere with Operations Management
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how you can overcome these capacity management and performance monitoring complexities a single pane of glass to optimize capacity and monitor workload performance.
Posted: 23 Sep 2013 | Published: 23 Aug 2013

Dell and VMware

It's Time to Address the Visibility Challenge Surrounding Applications
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Are you ready to solve the application visibility challenge? This resource outlines how a next-gen visibility solution provides the end-to-end visibility you need to win the battle.
Posted: 13 Aug 2013 | Published: 29 Mar 2013


Taneja Group Solution Brief: High-End Storage For Everyone
sponsored by Exablox
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores what SMB and departmental storage buyers should both require and expect from storage solutions to meet their business goals, and how traditional mid- market storage based on old technologies can fall short. Dive in to discover real-life experiences, benefits, cost effectiveness and ease of management
Posted: 31 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013


Enterasys Data Center Networking – Connectivity and Topology Design Guide
sponsored by Enterasys
WHITE PAPER: View key concepts that will help you build a data center fabric capable of meeting the needs of both organizations and users both today and in the future. View now to learn more!
Posted: 31 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

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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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