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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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The Five Must-Haves of Big Data Storage
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores five must-haves to master big data storage for your company. Learn about the distinct factors that contribute to the challenges of storing big data and how one vendor's software-based, scale-out storage platform can help your organization address them.
Posted: 24 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Red Hat

Overcome unprecedented data growth challenges
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: In this Evaluator Group whitepaper, John Webster reviews the increasing costs associated with data growth and outlines how to create a storage infrastructure that can be managed at petabyte scale.
Posted: 09 Jul 2012 | Published: 01 Jun 2012


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


Data Center Projects: Growth Model
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This critical white paper shows how you can formulate an effective growth model and capacity plan for your data center or network room.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

Schneider Electric

Accelerate App Delivery, Improve App Performance, and Spur Innovation
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Learn about a set of application performance management (APM) and capacity management solutions that together facilitate information sharing between your DevOps teams, in end leading to better app deployments, improved monitoring, lowered number of risks, and reduced repair times.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

CA Technologies.

Storage Resource Management and SAN Management Software
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides you with a detailed analysis of SRM and SAN tools enabling ease-of-use to manage shared storage environments. These fully featured, integrated and user-friendly tools are offered as solutions ranging from the holistic to the specialist, delivering a broad range of maturity levels and requirements.
Posted: 14 Jun 2013 | Published: 27 Mar 2012


Aberdeen: The Most Important Storage Tool for Managing Big Data
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: Check out this resource to discover the most effective storage tool for managing big data and find out just how fast your peers' data is growing and how they're dealing with it.
Posted: 06 Jun 2013 | Published: 29 Feb 2012


Capacity Management & Lean Six Sigma: Steps Towards Removing IT Waste
sponsored by ORSYP
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for help identifying and eliminating waste across IT operations, and discover new approaches that can improve capacity management and streamline resources. Learn how to more easily control the complexity that comes with virtualization and cloud computing.
Posted: 28 Aug 2012 | Published: 28 Aug 2012


Case Study: University of Connecticut School of Business
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This case study profiles a Connecticut university's data center migration to virtualization optimized servers and storage solutions. Check it out to learn how this school realized a 20% reduction in cooling and power costs, 30% savings in storage costs and a 97% reduction in downtime. Read on to see if you too can double your processing capacity.
Posted: 18 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Dell, Inc.

Global Cloud-Integrated Storage
sponsored by Panzura
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to discover a file system designed to provide global file sharing and collaboration, centralized storage capacity and easy cloud-based storage - while presenting all clients with real-time common and consistent views of the files.
Posted: 05 Jun 2012 | Published: 05 Jun 2012


Quantifying the Business Benefits of Scale-Out Network Attached Storage Solution
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Learn why scale-out is more beneficial than scale-up storage systems for Big Data environments in this IDC white paper.
Posted: 05 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

EMC Corporation

Data Sheet: ORSYP Capacity Optimization Assessment
sponsored by ORSYP
WHITE PAPER: Discover how performance and capacity management software can help prevent your infrastructure from becoming too complex and costly to operate. This white paper outlines how your organisation can optimise their IT environment with this software.
Posted: 31 May 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012


Analytics Required to Successfully Manage Performance and Capacity in Cloud Environments
sponsored by VMTurbo
WHITE PAPER: Discover how proactive and automated workload management can help you maximize virtualization ROI and deliver truly optimized workload performance. Read on to discover what most virtual management tools are lacking and how you can gain the analytical abilities you need.
Posted: 25 Apr 2012 | Published: 25 Apr 2012


Seven Things to Look for in a Colocation Provider
sponsored by SAVVIS
WHITE PAPER: According to a recent study, the use of colocation and services is increasing dramatically, yet there are many differences between colocation providers which IT pros should be aware of. Access this resource to discover 7 things you should look for when selecting a colocation provider
Posted: 06 Jan 2012 | Published: 06 Jan 2012


Pay-As-You-Grow: investment protection and elasticity for your network
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: How do you keep up with increases in user demand without adding costly new hardware? Utilize Citrix NetScaler Pay-As-You-Grow to deliver 5x capacity on-demand without adding any additional hardware. Get investment protection and elasticity for your network.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 04 Jan 2012


Optimizing Datacenter and Cloud Performance: The TeamQuest Approach
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Cloud computing is becoming more common across organizations, but what are effective ways to help maximize what this application has to offer? Check out this IDC survey and learn how utilizing capacity management while moving to the cloud can help optimize your IT infrastructure to better meet business needs.
Posted: 20 Dec 2011 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

TeamQuest Corporation

Intel® Cloud Builders Guide: Data Center Energy Management with Dell and Joulex
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: With cloud computing rapidly evolving, energy management is a key factor IT professionals must address when planning and provisioning their cloud data center strategies to reduce energy costs. Access this white paper to review an open data center roadmap that addresses your key IT concerns for more secure, efficient, and simple cloud architectures.
Posted: 17 Oct 2011 | Published: 17 Oct 2011


Getting Started: A Manager's Guide to Implementing Capacity Management
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Many IT departments have chosen to throw hardware at performance and capacity problems. In the past, that approach has worked, however times and management challenges have changed; demanding a different approach – capacity management. This guide is designed to help those IT leaders who are now looking to assemble a capacity management approach.
Posted: 12 Oct 2011 | Published: 12 Oct 2011

TeamQuest Corporation

Let the Bridge Fall - As Long as It Falls on Time
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Different managers have different philosophies for project planning and scheduling, especially when it comes to meeting deadlines. But what if there was a way to improve risk management in relation to corporate projects? Learn how capacity planning provides the foresight necessary to complete projects on time and boost customer satisfaction.
Posted: 12 Oct 2011 | Published: 12 Oct 2011

TeamQuest Corporation

Introducing a Capacity Management Maturity Model
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: As greater demands are placed on IT for efficiency and productivity, it is becoming more important for IT organizations to adopt more sophisticated business process management methods. Learn about a capacity management approach that allows IT to plan for improved services.
Posted: 12 Oct 2011 | Published: 12 Oct 2011

TeamQuest Corporation

Capacity Management Is Crucial in Virtualized Environments: Without the Right Tools, IT Service Optimization Is Tricky
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization offers a more flexible solution where resources can be redistributed in accordance with shifting demands. However, virtualization resources add a new abstraction layer to the infrastructure stack, which can complicate IT service optimization. Read on to learn best practices for optimizing IT services in complex virtual environments.
Posted: 10 Oct 2011 | Published: 10 Oct 2011

TeamQuest Corporation

The Key To Cloud And Virtual Computing: Managing And Planning Capacity In 2011 And Beyond
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The flexibility and cost alternatives provided by virtualization, cloud computing and SaaS present organizations with a choice of platforms to run applications or a business service. These computing models highlight the need for a better capacity management process. Learn about effectively managing capacity for improvements in business services.
Posted: 10 Oct 2011 | Published: 10 Oct 2011

TeamQuest Corporation

Optimizing Power Consumption and Data Center Efficiency
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to get advice on how to enhance efficiency in your data center and take a closer look at what needs to be done in the system, platform, and facilities level of your enterprise.
Posted: 06 Oct 2011 | Published: 06 Oct 2011


Intel Cloud Builders Guide: Scale out Storage with EMC Atmos
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: With the emergence of cloud computing, businesses are looking to increase their storage capacity to support the increase in digital content . Access this white paper to learn how about scale-out-storage initiatives that will benefit your business.
Posted: 06 Oct 2011 | Published: 06 Oct 2011


Implementing Cloud Storage Metrics to Improve Efficiency
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: When moving to the cloud, storage metrics can significantly help to improve efficiency and capacity management, optimizing your SAN environment. Access this white paper to learn how these metrics can help you effectively manage your computing and traditional environments.
Posted: 04 Oct 2011 | Published: 04 Oct 2011

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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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