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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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A New Approach to Capacity Optimization
sponsored by SEPATON
WHITE PAPER: Get expert insight from the Taneja Group on one of today's most intriguing technologies - capacity optimization. View this report to learn how capacity optimization solutions can help organizations manage growing amounts of data without breaking the bank.
Posted: 06 Apr 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2006

SEPATON

Server Consolidation Using IBM BladeCenter and VMware Infrastructure
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how VMware Infrastructure and IBM BladeCenter deliver maximum server consolidation, resulting in increased server utilization, reduced hardware requirements, reduced operating costs and improved IT staff productivity.
Posted: 30 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 May 2006

VMware, Inc.

The Mid-size Manufacturer Order-to-delivery Benchmark Report
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Reevaluating strategies, processes and supporting IT solutions can allow organizations to become more responsive to customer needs. Read this paper to learn how your organization can deliver the service and cost performance required to please custo...
Posted: 08 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Mar 2005

Infor

Re-defining SRM: Intelligent Management of User Data
sponsored by Northern Parklife
WHITE PAPER: Organizations implementing a SRM tool need to first understand the fundamental difference between storing data and managing it. This paper will assist you in identifying your SRM goals and reaching sound SRM decisions.
Posted: 19 Oct 2006 | Published: 10 Oct 2006

Northern Parklife

Optimizing ITIL Best Practices with Mercury BTO
sponsored by Mercury
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to optimize Information Technology Infrastructure Library using best practices which will enable users to tailor ITIL processes to meet business requirements.
Posted: 20 Dec 2005 | Published: 01 Dec 2005

Mercury
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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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