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ALSO CALLED: COD, Capacity-on-Demand, On/Off Capacity on Demand
DEFINITION: Capacity on demand (COD) is a purchasing option that allows companies to receive equipment with more computer processing, storage, or other capacity than the company needs at the time of purchase, and have that extra capacity remain unused and unpaid for until the company actually requires it. Vendors are promoting capacity on demand as a cost-effective and time-saving alternative to more traditional  … 
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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

Intel

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

Digital Intermediate: Content-Aware Compression and Data Deduplication for Online Storage for Media/Entertainment and Post-Production
sponsored by Ocarina Networks
WHITE PAPER: This application paper provides an overview of Ocarina technology, describes a typical media workflow, specifically citing a 2K/4K film and Digital Intermediate (DI) environment.
Posted: 23 Jan 2009 | Published: 23 Jan 2009

Ocarina Networks
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CAPACITY ON DEMAND DEFINITION (continued): …  methods of upgrading. With COD, a vendor might provide a company with a fully-configured 24-processor computer server but only charge the company for the number of processors they actually use. The vendor provides the additional capacity hoping that when the company expands and needs more capacity, they will not look around elsewhere but will simply take advantage of the extra capacity the vendor had already provided. In this scenario, the company would contact the vendor to have the extra processors activated, and the vendor would bill them accordingly. Critics of COD compare the service with … 
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