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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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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

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

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.

ExaGrid: A Scalable Approach to Disk-based Backup
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Looking for a new disk-based backup solution? Download this Taneja Group white paper to learn some key criteria to consider when evaluating disk-based data protection vendors and how one company matches up against these criteria.
Posted: 20 Nov 2008 | Published: 20 Oct 2008

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

The Future Carrier Network: Adopting New Outsourcing Business Models
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: This paper is meant to help operators embrace a new strategy for differentiating and competing successfully in a market characterized by flux.
Posted: 17 Nov 2008 | Published: 17 Nov 2008

Alcatel-Lucent

Achieving Profitable Growth through Exceptional Customer Experience
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper, Datamonitor focuses on nine key steps that can - and should - be taken by CSPs to improve standards by delivering outstanding service and achieving various objectives.
Posted: 07 Nov 2008 | Published: 07 Nov 2008

CA Technologies.

HP Insight Dynamics - VSE Software: Continuously Analyze and Optimize Your Adaptive Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: HP Insight Dynamics - VSE provides a single toolkit that helps in accelerating complex technology projects and simplifying daily operations.
Posted: 07 Oct 2008 | Published: 07 Oct 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

Advanced Load Balancing: 8 Must-have Features for Today's Network Demands
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Today’s web applications require more than simple load balancing. This white paper describes the 8 must-have features of a more comprehensive application delivery solution.
Posted: 19 Sep 2008 | Published: 07 Jun 2010

Citrix

Optimizing Storage with Global File Virtualization
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Global file virtualization is changing network storage management. Learn about a solution that allows organizations to easily simplify management, increase utilization, resolve performance bottlenecks, leverage tiered storage and lower TCO.
Posted: 03 Sep 2008 | Published: 03 Sep 2008

EMC Corporation

Strategic Insight for Your SAP Deployment: The Top 3 Techniques for Capacity and Performance Management
sponsored by HyPerformix
WHITE PAPER: The emerging best practice of predictive analysis provides accurate predictions of performance and capacity, hands-on real observed results, that allow you to make informed business decisions about IT investments.
Posted: 16 Jul 2008 | Published: 16 Jul 2008

HyPerformix

Making IT Invisible: NetApp Storage for Virtual Server Environments
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Server virtualization provides liquidity to IT by delivering improved hardware utilization, physical server consolidation, increased availability and lower data center operating costs.
Posted: 08 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2008

NetApp

Aligning IT and Business with Demand Management
sponsored by SERENA Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Demand Management (DM) is a component of a full-featured Project Portfolio Management (PPM) practice. Demand comes from many sources and all phases of the project lifecycle. Capacity management must consider all of these.
Posted: 05 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 May 2008

SERENA Software, Inc.

Greener Computing: Five Ways to Transform Your Business
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper shows how applying the principles of energy efficiency to your company's computers and servers can improve your productivity and decrease your carbon emissions in very specific ways.
Posted: 29 May 2008 | Published: 28 May 2008

Intel Corporation

Managing Density in the Data Center: A Long-term Approach for the Future
sponsored by ADC Telecommunications Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the five key elements of maintaining managed density in the data center like planning, installation, cable management, accessibility and reliability.
Posted: 01 May 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

ADC Telecommunications Inc.

Simplifying Citrix XenApp -- Get the Insight you Need to Optimize Your Citrix Investment
sponsored by XTS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an analytical perspective on how to best manage your Citrix environment.
Posted: 10 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

XTS

How to Implement Chargeback in a Virtualized Data Center Using the Resource Consumption Model
sponsored by VKernel
WHITE PAPER: When IT professionals make massive investments in the virtualized data center, financial controls to contain sprawl and maintain control are essential. This white paper shows you how to do so by implementing chargeback.
Posted: 27 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2008

VKernel
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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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