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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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Building an All-flash Array Business Case
sponsored by Kaminario
EGUIDE: Use this guide as a means to building your all-flash array business case by characterizing your apps and their requirements. Inside, you'll learn how to construct your AFA case, while reviewing five factors to consider before making your purchase.
Posted: 09 Aug 2017 | Published: 03 Aug 2017

Kaminario

Data-Aware Scale-Out NAS Helps Eight Solutions See Data in a New Dimension
sponsored by Qumulo
CASE STUDY: Learn how Eight Solutions, a media technology company, was able to gain affordable big data storage with this scale-out NAS system. Find out how deep analytics, simple integration, customizable REST-API, and more became available to them, inside.
Posted: 07 Aug 2017 | Published: 07 Aug 2017

Qumulo

Three Critical Steps to Maximize All-flash Performance
sponsored by Kaminario
RESOURCE: Download this infographic, or lest miss out on three critical steps you must take before obtaining the most value from your all-flash investment. You'll learn how to use scale-up and out active-active controllers to provide consistently high throughput and IOPs at sub-ms latency, and more.
Posted: 04 Aug 2017 | Published: 04 Aug 2017

Kaminario

Wanlian Securities: Accelerating Financial Trading with Enterprise SSD
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Wanlian Securities needed the right storage infrastructure to minimize latency in its trading systems, improve the speed of clearing, and keep up with the breakneck speed of the Chinese markets. Discover the SSD system they employed to meet these goals and to achieve 62.5% reduction in trade clearing time.
Posted: 02 Aug 2017 | Published: 02 Aug 2017

IBM

Optimize Adobe Premiere with Data-Aware Scale-Out NAS
sponsored by Qumulo
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can solve storage capacity and performance latency issues caused by Adobe Premier by adopting a data-aware scale-out NAS array. Learn how real-time analytics into data management, support for agile development, and more can help you keep your software running smoothly.
Posted: 28 Jul 2017 | Published: 28 Jul 2017

Qumulo

SearchStorage Editors Examine the Leading All-flash Array Vendors
sponsored by Pure Storage
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, we evaluate eight leading AFA vendors to let you decide which products best suit your organization. Read on as Logan Harbaugh, IT consultant and freelance reviewer with SearchStorage, breaks down how to select an AFA vendor based on functional specification, 3 essential purchasing considerations, and more.
Posted: 26 Jul 2017 | Published: 20 Jul 2017

Pure Storage

The Department of Embryology at the Carnegie Institution for Science Tackles Volume and Variety of Research Data with Data-Aware Scale-Out NAS
sponsored by Qumulo
CASE STUDY: Learn how this research institution saw huge benefits in capacity planning and scalability by adopting a data-aware, scale-out NAS storage system. Learn what they gained by deploying a 4 node, NFS and SMB-based cluster with a petabyte of raw capacity by clicking inside.
Posted: 26 Jul 2017 | Published: 26 Jul 2017

Qumulo

FlashStack: Energizing IT
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Are you taking full advantage of data center technical innovations? If not, access this sheet to get a bird's eye view of FlashStack, a flash-integrated converged infrastructure that will flex, scale, and support the services, apps, and rate of change that you need to maintain a competitive advantage.
Posted: 18 Jul 2017 | Published: 18 Jul 2017

Pure Storage

Case Study: Lifescript Bolsters IT Health with FlashStack Infrastructure and SSD
sponsored by Pure Storage
CASE STUDY: Download to determine how women's health site Lifescript completed the seamless integration of its latest acquisition by deploying converged infrastructure with all-flash arrays. You'll learn how they reaped dramatically lower operating costs by combining flash and converged, with database use cases illustrated.
Posted: 17 Jul 2017 | Published: 17 Jul 2017

Pure Storage

Flash Storage as a Strategic IT Asset
sponsored by Pure Storage
RESOURCE: Download this paper to use flash storage as a strategic IT asset to improve data center operations and support transition to cloud-run applications. Learn how to develop an effective and economical all-flash array (AFA) strategy to reap its benefits without breaking your budget, here.
Posted: 17 Jul 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Pure Storage

Flash Buyer's Guide: A Comprehensive Guide to Evaluating Flash Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
RESOURCE: This guide will assist prospective all flash array (AFA) buyers evaluate their different vendor options. Find out what key features to look for and get help comparing and contrasting the diverse set of market offerings from both startup and established vendors.
Posted: 14 Jul 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Pure Storage

Changing Customer Experience Expectations for Enterprise Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Click inside this white paper to learn about a storage refresh system for all-flash arrays that allows users to upgrade performance and capacity independently, removes the need to repurchase technology, and more.
Posted: 13 Jul 2017 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Pure Storage

Speed Was the Key Benefit of This Software Security Company's New Backup System
sponsored by Reduxio
CASE STUDY: In this interview by 3 leading officers of a pioneering software defined security company, discover the benefits they gained by adopting a new scalable and high-speed backup and disaster recovery program.
Posted: 30 Jun 2017 | Published: 15 Jul 2016

Reduxio

The Cost of Maintaining the Storage Status Quo
sponsored by Panzura
RESOURCE: In this infographic, learn some of the driving factors behind the current growth of unstructured data, why IT leaders are resisting cloud adoption, and a hybrid cloud platform designed specifically to provide your workloads the performance they deserve.
Posted: 29 Jun 2017 | Published: 29 Jun 2017

Panzura

Transform Your Business with Cloud-Ready Storage
sponsored by IBM Tectight
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Illuminated here is an all-flash array that's primed to prepare your enterprise for cloud migration, with integrated software that enables efficient, proven data virtualization. Read on to take advantage of this SSD suited for virtualized environments, and gain the tools needed to treat cloud as a growth engine for business.
Posted: 29 Jun 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM Tectight

How Texas Peak Gained the Capacity and Speed They Needed to Expand
sponsored by Pure Storage
CASE STUDY: In this case study learn how the Australian shoe retailer Texas peak was able to gain the storage capacity they needed for their planned expansion of their Oracle database, and more.
Posted: 27 Jun 2017 | Published: 27 Jun 2017

Pure Storage

Where the University of Melbourne Turned to When Their SAN Storage Reached Capacity
sponsored by Pure Storage
CASE STUDY: Click into this case study to learn how Melbourne University replaced their old SAN storage system with a new array that expanded their capacity, reduced latency to less than a millisecond, and more.
Posted: 23 Jun 2017 | Published: 23 Jun 2017

Pure Storage

Accelerating Array Networks with Flash Systems
sponsored by Reduxio
CASE STUDY: Click into this case study to learn how this North American network provider improved capacity, reduced latency, allowed them to speed up database performance, and more by adopting this flash offering.
Posted: 21 Jun 2017 | Published: 21 Jun 2017

Reduxio

Object Storage Architecture: Mitigating Complexity, Capacity, and Archival Concerns
sponsored by SanDisk Corporation
EGUIDE: This expert resource serves as your full guide to object storage implementation, with cloud workload, sync-and-share, API-accessible storage, and more use cases examined. Download now to gain full access, learning how object storage maintains the unstructured data deluge, and view an object vs. file vs. block storage bake off.
Posted: 21 Jun 2017 | Published: 15 Jun 2017

SanDisk Corporation

Return on Infrastructure: SSDs and SEDs Reap the "New ROI" with Superior Security
sponsored by Micron
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to use storage hardware-level encryption to improve data backup and security, in the form of SSDs and self-encrypting drives (SEDs), by downloading this resource. Read on to compare these drives to traditional HDD and software-based solutions in the areas of data security, EOL management, and DR.
Posted: 13 Jun 2017 | Published: 13 Jun 2017

Micron

An Overview of A New Style of Scale-Out NAS
sponsored by Qumulo
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about a new scale-out storage system designed to offer raw capacity at scale, as well as provide up-to-the-minute analysis, leverage both SSDs and HDDs, and more.
Posted: 07 Jun 2017 | Published: 07 Jun 2017

Qumulo

How True Scale-Out Flash Storage Works
sponsored by NetApp
DATA SHEET: Today's data centers need to provide performance and capacity without compromising either. Click inside to learn about this storage system designed to scale-out and provide you with the best way to balance these two.
Posted: 16 May 2017 | Published: 16 May 2017

NetApp

Your Guide to Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools
sponsored by Nlyte Software
EGUIDE: The definition of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tools varies, but the nature of these tools is to give you deeper insight into your IT infrastructure and facilities. This e-guide gives you an understanding of DCIM, how to incorporate the tools into your organization, their impact on modern data centers, and more.
Posted: 17 Jul 2017 | Published: 12 Jul 2017

Nlyte Software

What are Continuous Data Protection Software's Pros And Cons?
sponsored by Dell EMC and IntelĀ®
EGUIDE: Click inside this expert-guide and learn the pros and cons of continuous data protection software.
Posted: 26 Jun 2017 | Published: 20 Jun 2017

Dell EMC and IntelĀ®

The Scalability Race: Object Storage Vs. Scale-Out NAS
sponsored by Datera
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, learn why the scale-out software-defined storage systems are edging-out traditional systems, and explore how scale-out NAS is evolving to compete with newer SDS object storage platforms, and evaluate which one may be right for your business.
Posted: 19 May 2017 | Published: 18 May 2017

Datera
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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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