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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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Data Center Projects: System Planning
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: The planning sequence described in this paper covers the design of the data center's physical infrastructure layer, whose job it is to house, power, cool, and protect the data center's computing and network functions.
Posted: 04 Feb 2009 | Published: 03 Feb 2009

APC by Schneider Electric

EMC VNX Deduplication and Compression. Maximizing Effective Capacity Utilization
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the capacity efficiency technologies delivered in the EMC® VNX™ series of storage platforms.
Posted: 23 Jun 2011 | Published: 20 Jun 2011

EMC

Scalability in Log Management
sponsored by ArcSight, an HP Company
WHITE PAPER: This paper will take you through the process of selecting a log management solution for your organization. It will provide you with information about log management, as well as the requirements you should be looking for in a log management solution.
Posted: 17 May 2011 | Published: 17 May 2011

ArcSight, an HP Company

Cloud Computing: Business Benefits With Security, Governance and Assurance Perspectives
sponsored by ISACA
WHITE PAPER: Globalization and recent economic pressures have resulted in increased requirements for the availability, scalability and efficiency of enterprise information technology (IT) solutions.
Posted: 23 Mar 2011 | Published: 23 Mar 2011

ISACA

Virtualization Strategies for 2011
sponsored by AMD
WHITE PAPER: Successful business leaders know when to increase investment and when to hold cash- when to pursue new markets and when to focus on maintaining their current market position. What is true of investment strategy is also true of the data center: there is a time to scale back or hold steady and there is a time to scale out for future growth.
Posted: 23 Feb 2011 | Published: 23 Feb 2011

AMD

Capacity Management in VMWare Virtualized Infrastructures — A Customer’s Experience
sponsored by Nimsoft, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers a detailed look at the challenges of capacity management in virtualized infrastructures, and it offers a wealth of practical insights into addressing these challenges and setting the stage for successful VMware deployments.
Posted: 15 Feb 2011 | Published: 15 Feb 2011

Nimsoft, Inc.

Revolutionizing Application Performance Through Optimized Disk I/O
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines a new approach to improving application performance, which is capable of delivering millions of IOPS and tens of GB/s throughput and allows capacity and performance to scale independently. Read on to learn about this cost effective, easy to use approach to dramatically improving application performance.
Posted: 10 Aug 2010 | Published: 10 Aug 2010

Kaminario

Data Center Service Management: A New Imperative for Managing Today's Data Centers
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: To appropriately apply the principles of DCSM, a comprehensive enterprise solution must be able to provide significant levels of control over the infrastructure. Aperture VISTA® is the only enterprise-wide solution to be able to deliver all aspects of DCSM with a multidimensional perspective.
Posted: 30 Jul 2010 | Published: 30 Jul 2010

Emerson Network Power

Reducing Storage Complexity with Sun Unified Storage
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: IT organizations of all sizes are struggling to deal with the tremendous growth in data and the complexity of managing it all. IT organizations of all sizes are struggling to deal with the tremendous growth in data and the complexity of managing it all. Read this whitepaper to learn more.
Posted: 26 Jul 2010 | Published: 26 Jul 2010

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Performance and Scale in Cloud Computing
sponsored by Joyent
WHITE PAPER: Poor application performance causes companies to lose customers, reduce employee productivity, and reduce bottom line revenue. Read this whitepaper to learn why scalability is the best solution to increasing and maintaining application performance in cloud computing environments.
Posted: 26 May 2010 | Published: 26 May 2010

Joyent

Managing Network Bandwidth to Maximize Network Performance
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how to leverage best practices to monitor, baseline, and manage the network bandwidth and performance. It also highlights how to identify and eliminate issues such as unwanted traffic, unwanted protocols, and network problems with factory default switch configurations.
Posted: 13 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

Fluke Networks

Streamlining Storage Management With Virtualization-Aware EMC Navisphere Manager On Dell/EMC CX4 Arrays
sponsored by Dell | EMC
WHITE PAPER: By providing automatic end-to-end mapping of virtual machines to the physical servers and storage supporting them, virtualization-aware EMC Navisphere Manager software on Dell/EMC CX4 Series storage arrays helps dramatically increase resource efficiency and simplify storage administration tasks such as problem diagnosis and change management.
Posted: 29 Jan 2010 | Published: 29 Jan 2010

Dell | EMC

IT Survey Results: Mainframe Is an Engine of Business Growth and a Reason for Optimism
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: More than 1500 z/Journal readers and BMC Software customers worldwide recently shared their top priorities for IT in 2010. The survey results might surprise you. Get the full report.
Posted: 14 Jan 2010 | Published: 14 Jan 2010

BMC Software, Inc.

The Raw Truth about Storage Capacity
sponsored by Xiotech Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines several factors that limit the capacity of your data storage system and how they contribute to the true cost of storage.
Posted: 19 Nov 2009 | Published: 19 Nov 2009

Xiotech Corporation

Seeding the Clouds: Key Infrastructure Elements of Cloud Computing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes a high-level cloud computing infrastructure services framework and the underlying technology enablers, such as virtualization, automation, self-service portal, monitoring and capacity planning. It also discusses examples of, and the value propositions for, certain data centers that have been built in this manner to date.
Posted: 11 Nov 2009 | Published: 24 Feb 2009

IBM

Breaking the Scalability Barrier with Infinite Cache
sponsored by EnterpriseDB Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Infinite Cache™ from EnterpriseDB revolutionizes distributed cache management on commodity blade server hardware by substantially increasing the amount of memory available to hold data including entire databases with outstanding performance.
Posted: 23 Sep 2009 | Published: 22 Sep 2009

EnterpriseDB Corporation

Using Virtualization and Digital Control Technologies to Increase Data Center Operating Efficiency
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes how real-time, historical and predictive information - combined with server virtualization, a service-oriented architecture and digital power and operating system controls - can optimize operating efficiencies and reduce costs by 20-30% or more.
Posted: 07 Jul 2009 | Published: 07 Jul 2009

Emerson Network Power

6 Proven Tools for Project Success
sponsored by AtTask
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides six tools to help increase the value of a PPM solution which include: workflow scheduling, tracking, process improvement analysis, demand management and business intelligence.
Posted: 18 Jun 2009 | Published: 18 Jun 2009

AtTask

Seven Requirements for Balancing Control and Agility in the Virtual Environment
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Unparalleled agility is the promise of virtualization. But managing change, staying compliant, and preventing virtual sprawl are just a few of the challenges you could face before you reap the rewards. VMware joined us recently to co-author 7 must-read tips for striking the perfect balance in your virtual environment.
Posted: 17 Jun 2009 | Published: 15 Jun 2009

BMC Software, Inc.

Tackle the Challenges of Virtualization Management
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization adds a whole new level of complexity to the IT infrastructure, introducing new challenges in every step of the process - from planning to configuration and management. Read how effective service management can help tackle the challenges of virtualization in this white paper from BMC Software.
Posted: 17 Jun 2009 | Published: 15 Jun 2009

BMC Software, Inc.

De-Mystifying VMware Storage Consumption
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Quest's technical brief discusses how Quest's Storage Horizon® makes storage in VMware environments more efficient and cost effective. Read it today.
Posted: 08 Jun 2009 | Published: 16 Jan 2009

Dell Software

Be SURE About Storage Capacity Management
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this Quest white paper you'll learn how you can become proactive - not reactive - when managing your storage capacity. Learn best practices to maximize your existing resources, and how doing keeps your budget under control. Read the paper white today.
Posted: 08 Jun 2009 | Published: 16 Jan 2009

Dell Software

Integrated Infrastructure and Performance Management for Virtualized Environments
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Enterprises, government agencies and service providers are increasingly employing virtualized environments to decrease costs, consolidate data center space and reduce environmental impacts. This paper describes a comprehensive set of CA tools for managing virtual environments.
Posted: 29 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

CA Technologies.

Reducing Storage Growth and Costs: A Comprehensive Approach to Storage Optimization
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read the details of this storage optimization plan, which identifies opportunities that can reduce Intel's storage capacity requirements by 27 percent over the next five years while maintaining storage costs and delivering significant return on investment.
Posted: 02 Apr 2009 | Published: 03 Nov 2008

Intel Corporation

Email Archiving: To SaaS or Not to Saas?
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the overall benefits and drawbacks of SaaS solutions, outlining the type of situations that are best suited for this kind of implementation.
Posted: 13 Jan 2009 | Published: 12 Jan 2009

Proofpoint, 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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