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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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Capacity Management in the Cloud Era
sponsored by VMTurbo
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers the importance of capacity planning and how to set up an effective strategy in today's virtual data centers.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 25 Aug 2014

VMTurbo

Business Continuity Requirements
sponsored by VMTurbo
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores business continuity and capacity planning in virtualized environments.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 25 Aug 2014

VMTurbo

The Power/Density Paradox: The Result of High Density Without Power Efficiency
sponsored by Imation Corp.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a solution to the power/density paradox risk that combines energy savings with high density and reduces both floor spaces and costs.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 18 Aug 2014

Imation Corp.

Case Study - Transform Medical
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: Cosmetic surgery company transforms its storage and back-up infrastructure to comply with pending regulations and enhance patient safety.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Nimble Storage

Evaluator Group - Scale Performance Consistently, Even as Capacity Increases
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper gives you an overview of the HP StoreAll system, a high-end, scale-out system designed to help you scale to 16PB across multiple nodes and support up to 4 trillion objects.
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 07 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Eliminating Scaling Challenges with SIaaS
sponsored by Nasuni Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to find out how your IT team can effectively support growth and the ultimate success of your company by implementing SIaaS.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

Nasuni Corporation

How to Optimise Existing Network Capacity and Make a Case for More Bandwidth
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides five principles for effective capacity planning, discusses the limitations of traditional approaches to capacity planning, and proposes burst utilization as a solution.
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 | Published: 25 Jul 2014

Fluke Networks

Essential Elements of a Server SAN Solution for Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Maxta
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of a simple approach to storage and gives a description of a solution that provides a server SAN solution for virtualized environments.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 22 Jul 2014

Maxta

Red Hat CloudForms: Cloud Resource Management the Right Way
sponsored by Insight and Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This technology brief details a tool designed to handle the demands of the cloud to enable resource management and capacity planning.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 10 Jul 2013

Insight and Red Hat

Bringing Together Software-Defined and Object Storage
sponsored by Caringo
WHITE PAPER: Two of the biggest trends in storage today are software-defined storage and object storage. This white paper explains each one and highlights the benefits of a storage software that combines them.
Posted: 27 Jun 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Caringo

Analyst report: The optimal path to the private cloud
sponsored by EMC Corporation
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

EMC Corporation

NZP Increases Manufacturing Capacity with SYSPRO
sponsored by SYSPRO
WHITE PAPER: This brief case study explores how the right ERP system enabled New Zealand Pharmaceuticals (NZP) to increase manufacturing capacity and flexibility, improve inventory visibility, and more.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2011

SYSPRO

Introduction to Amazon Auto Scaling
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers how Amazon Web Services Auto Scaling can eliminate the problems that come with automated or manual cloud scaling efforts.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

Global Knowledge

Migrating to Exchange 2013 from Legacy Exchange
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this technical brief to understand the benefits and challenges of migrating legacy Microsoft Exchange platforms to Exchange 2013, and find out how Dell Migration Manger can help.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell Software

Flash-optimized storage: Improve I/O performance for less
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This resource showcases how a flash-optimized storage solution has changed the economics of flash storage and opens up the use of flash to a broader set of deployments at a more accessible price point.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 19 Nov 2013

Dell and VMware

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

IBM

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

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 Twoo.com 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

Clustrix

Your Roadmap for Data Center Consolidation
sponsored by APC 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

APC by 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.
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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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