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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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Global Data Deduplication Results with NetBackup PureDisk
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: At the heart of NetBackup PureDisk customers will find flexible deduplication technology, a highly scalable software-based storage system, and integration with NetBackup for greater functionality.
Posted: 07 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

Symantec Corporation

5 Ways IT Equipment Rentals Can Save Your Neck
sponsored by Canvas Systems
WHITE PAPER: Find out how renting pre-owned IT equipment can help your business succeed in completing projects.
Posted: 14 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

Canvas Systems

Data Center Consolidation: Management Foundation Based on Service-Driven Operations
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper learn how to address the problem of Data Center consolidation and how the adoption of a corresponding centralized management approach can bring significant benefits to your organization.
Posted: 24 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2006

Hewlett-Packard Company

Cisco Interconnect Solutions for HP BladeSystem c-Class
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: The latest switch technology allows you to cut down on the amount of physical assets, reduce problem resolution times and ensure information security and regulatory compliance in the data center.
Posted: 29 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

Hewlett-Packard Company

HP BladeSystem c-Class architecture
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to manage the consequences of high density data centers with a technology that allows an administrator to maximize computing resources, improve flexibility and better manage power and cooling costs.
Posted: 29 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

Hewlett-Packard Company

EMC Rainfinity Global File Virtualization
sponsored by EMC Rainfinity
WHITE PAPER: Discover how EMC Rainfinity Global File Virtualization dramatically changes networked storage management. It virtualizes unstructured data environments and moves data - including active, open files - without disruption.
Posted: 22 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

EMC Rainfinity

Avoiding Costs from Oversizing Data Center and Network Room Infrastructure
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes how the physical and power infrastructure of data centers and network rooms is typically oversized by more than 100%. Statistics related to oversizing are also presented, as well as the costs and fundamental reasons why oversizing occurs. An architecture and method for avoiding oversizing is described.
Posted: 04 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2005

Schneider Electric

Thin Provisioning: ESG Storage Innovation Series Focus on 3PAR
sponsored by 3PAR
WHITE PAPER: Thin Provisioning minimizes the cumbersome task of storage provisioning while improving capacity utilization. Is Thin Provisioning a requirement in your data storage environment today? If not you may need to consider it.
Posted: 07 May 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2006

3PAR

Dell Exchange 2007 Advisor and Representative Deployments
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses in detail the sizing features implemented in Dell Exchange 2007 Advisor Tool and deployment guidance for three reference architectures of small, medium and large Exchange environments.
Posted: 03 May 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

Dell, Inc.

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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