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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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A Case Study For: Abilene Christian University
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to find out how Abilene Christian University cost-effectively gained the support and hosting it required to bring its sites up to speed—and freed up time for its staff to focus on core work rather than managing IT infrastructure.
Posted: 23 Jun 2016 | Published: 07 May 2016

Rackspace

Colgate-Palmolive Optimizes Virtual Environment With an Operations Manager: Maximizing Investments and Assuring Application Performance in the Process
sponsored by VMTurbo
CASE STUDY: The solution to the issue of improperly utilized resources was a simple implementation of an Operations Manager. Read this case study that outlines how using an Operations Manager solved virtualization issues and assisted in virtualizing new applications for Colgate-Palmolive in a short time.
Posted: 15 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

VMTurbo

Dell Data Protection: Backup More, Store Less, Perform Better
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Data management is no small task in an era of explosive technological expansion. You need to simplify your data management with backup and deduplication appliances. Read on to learn about the DR series appliances and the benefits your organization will realize.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Published: 25 May 2016

Dell, Inc.

Dell first in line to add enterprise TLC drives to arrays
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: One major company has made a major announcement for the storage industry: lower-cost triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash. Explore this exclusive guide to learn about this innovation and what it means for the future of storage.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Published: 27 May 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

VMTurbo Applies Market-Based Modeling to Workload Performance Management Challenges
sponsored by VMTurbo
WHITE PAPER: Cloud management is the key to meeting dynamic workload performance demands. Read on to learn about the top cloud management tools that are being implemented across the United States, and gain insight into one company's approach.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2015

VMTurbo

The Next Step in Converged Infrastructure Solutions with Dell and VMware Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
RESOURCE: Find out how combining the power of cloud-based management with converged systems allows organizations to simplify VDI management, while also increasing time to value and scalability.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 09 Feb 2016

Dell, Inc.

Converged Infrastructure: Architectural Confidence in an Uncertain World
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Discover why converged infrastructure offers data center managers the most cost-effective way to achieve optimum agility in the IT architecture. Read on to see how converged complements virtualization—creating pooled server capacity ideal for supporting VMs with as much CPU, I/O, storage, and network throughput as needed for apps at any given time.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Modernize IT to Unleash Productivity
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to determine if a lack of networking and storage capabilities is holding you back, your best strategy for optimizing them, and how to ultimately put your organization ahead of the competition.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 03 Jun 2016

HPE and Intel®

CapEx vs OpEx: Discovering Emerging Server and Storage Savings Options
sponsored by Curvature
WEBCAST: Tune into this webinar to examine several alternative server strategies to help maximize capacity of your servers and storage while staying within IT budget. Access now to discover smarter capacity planning for your data center, buying for CapEx versus OpEx, and more.
Posted: 01 Jun 2016 | Premiered: Mar 22, 2016

Curvature

Top 10 Reasons to Optimize Data Center Infrastructure Management
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to find 10 key reasons to optimize how you map out connectivity, understand usage, track equipment, and plan and monitor change in your data center.
Posted: 01 Jun 2016 | Published: 03 Nov 2015

CommScope

Adobe Delivers Cloud-Based Solutions with Help from Linux and Amazon Web Services
sponsored by Red Hat
CASE STUDY: Explore this case study to learn how Adobe delivers new cloud-based solutions with assistance from Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Amazon Web Services (AWS), offering customers a SaaS option for deploying Adobe-based solutions and managing server load with rapid scalability.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Red Hat

Why Enterprises Are Embracing Hyper-converged Infrastructure
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Legacy infrastructure is out of control and new IT demands require a next-generation data center. Discover how to deliver faster data center performance with a virtual SAN-powered HCI that integrates management, compute, storage, and networking capabilities onto standard x86 hardware.
Posted: 23 May 2016 | Published: 23 May 2016

VMware

How Amazon Web Services (AWS) Eases Enterprise Data Center Management
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Hybrid cloud computing service models add new challenges for your IT department, which is already battling the complexities of virtual infrastructure. Discover in this white paper how to leverage Amazon Web Services (AWS) to flexibly extend your data center capacity when needed, taking advantage of advanced cloud management.
Posted: 23 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Red Hat

3 Key Features For Flexible Bandwidth In The Cloud
sponsored by Level 3 Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: It's old news that the cloud offers greater flexibility than traditional networks—but what about when it comes to bandwidth? Access now to get the answers to three key questions regarding extending cloud bandwidth flexibility.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Simplify Your VDI With Hyperconvergence
sponsored by SimpliVity
RESOURCE CENTER: Starting a VDI project with a minimum viable VDI platform allows you to see how VDI will work with your end-users. The challenge is to build this "mini VDI" with respect to how you eventually move to full deployment. This is where a hyperconverged solution suits VDI best. Find out how easy VDI becomes when you leverage hyperconvergence.
Posted: 22 Apr 2016 | Published: 22 Apr 2016

SimpliVity

Achieve a Better VDI Density Benchmark
sponsored by SimpliVity
RESOURCE CENTER: This custom article takes a look at the benchmarking process used for capacity testing SimpliVity VDI platforms on hyper-converged infrastructures. Read on and you'll learn about the benchmark results and how it faired in desktop and capacity performance, why hyper-converged platforms are well suited to VDI workloads in the first place, and more.
Posted: 20 Apr 2016 | Published: 20 Apr 2016

SimpliVity

Modern SAN Systems and Capabilities
sponsored by Oracle, in association with Intel
EGUIDE: In this two-part e-guide, learn what you need to consider for any future SAN purchase, as well as the capabilities of Oracle's FS1-2 SAN array system.
Posted: 14 Apr 2016 | Published: 07 Apr 2016

Oracle, in association with Intel

Cloud Fosters Academic Research and Teaching
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WEBCAST: View this brief video to learn how the cloud can be leveraged to optimize scalability for massive open online courses. Discover how a cloud solution can enable the exchange of ideas in research and teaching.
Posted: 03 Mar 2016 | Premiered: Oct 19, 2015

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Buyer’s Guide: Capacity Planning Tool Checklist
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, see and a side-by-side comparison and descriptions of 6 capacity planning tool technology types. There are options for accuracy, scalability, automation, and 3 more.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Published: 19 Feb 2016

TeamQuest Corporation

Simplify Capacity Management and Transcend the Boundaries of IT and the Business through Aligned Metrics
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WEBCAST: In this webcast, discover one capacity management option that can help overcome common IT challenges. Learn how sophisticated analytics can provide quick access to metrics like risk factors and current health of the business, all within a business value dashboard that can unite business and IT goals.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Premiered: Feb 19, 2016

TeamQuest Corporation

Health and Risk: A New Paradigm for Capacity Management
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how capacity management can be successfully implemented today. Explore how complex challenges such as monitoring, analysis, and prediction can be distilled into two metrics—health and risk—making the process more manageable for everyone involved.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 18 Feb 2016

TeamQuest Corporation

How to Do Capacity Planning
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore scenario-based capacity planning—a.k.a. one-at-a-time or "what-if" capacity planning—as well as automated predictive analytics designed to handle complex and rapidly changing virtualized and cloud environments.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 18 Feb 2016

TeamQuest Corporation

Rise Above IT Chaos: Navigate IT Complexity and Deliver Business Value
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about the common causes of IT chaos, and how to overcome these challenges by leveraging predictive analytics, intelligent capacity planning, and more.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 10 Feb 2016

TeamQuest Corporation

Capacity Planning Fundamentals
sponsored by VMTurbo
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource discusses key guidelines for capacity planning in your organization. Download now to learn the steps to produce a plan and how virtual environments impact these steps.
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

VMTurbo

How to Keep Private Cloud Costs in Check
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores how to keep private cloud infrastructure costs in check by carefully mapping out your organization's hardware, capacity, storage and networking requirements.
Posted: 04 Jun 2015 | Published: 04 Jun 2015

Dell and Microsoft
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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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