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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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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: By 2017, 20% of IT budgets are going to be channeled through industry clouds in attempts to settle bandwidth issues. Access this resource for 3 questions about key features that provide flexible bandwidth in the cloud.
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

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Enhances Patient Care Delivery Via Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by EMC Converged Platforms
CASE STUDY: In this case study, you will discover how WFBMC was able to avoid project delays due to infrastructure and space constraints, respond more promptly to service requests, and enhance patient care delivery with a converged IT infrastructure. Read this case to uncap previously hidden infrastructure potential in your organization.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Published: 19 Feb 2016

EMC Converged Platforms

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

Modernize IT to Unleash Productivity
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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: 25 Nov 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Ten Signs You Need to Optimize Capacity Planning
sponsored by Emerson
WHITE PAPER: Data center capacity issues—whether resulting from too much or too little power—can impact your business in a variety of ways. This paper lists the ten signs that indicate capacity planning is a problem and introduces you to the solution.
Posted: 11 Jun 2015 | Published: 11 Jun 2015

Emerson

SQL Diagnostic Manager: 2 Week Complimentary Trial
sponsored by Idera
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: To ensure optimal performance for your SQL Server, you need 24/7 monitoring to identify and diagnose issues quickly and effectively. Access a complimentary 14-day trial to SQL Diagnostic Manager.
Posted: 21 Jul 2014 | Premiered: 21 Jul 2014

Idera

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

VIRTUALIZATION REACHES BEYOND THE HYPERVISOR
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EBOOK: A data center's effectiveness can be bolstered with tools that properly assist in virtualization management and capacity planning.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 06 Apr 2015

SearchServerVirtualization

Get the Upper Hand on Virtual Machine Sprawl
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EBOOK: As hypervisor features have become increasingly similar, the next vendor battleground will be management software. Microsoft and VMware have similar capabilities, and now they'll look to make their product stand out by touting their management tools and complimentary products.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 19 Jan 2015

SearchServerVirtualization

Data Center Consolidation and Storage Trends
sponsored by VMTurbo
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores best practices for consolidating your data center architecture and examines the benefits of this process.
Posted: 23 Sep 2014 | Published: 23 Sep 2014

VMTurbo

Rethinking Storage in an Always-On World: Big Data Puts the Spotlight on Hyperscale Computing
sponsored by Red Hat and HP
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the benefits and challenges of working with big data, the type of storage it needs and best practices for deploying the right storage technology for you.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Red Hat and HP

Scale-Out Storage Ideal Solution for Unstructured Data Growth
sponsored by Red Hat and HP
WHITE PAPER: Find out why scale-out storage solutions are proving to be a popular alternative to traditional storage options.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Red Hat and HP

Improve Your IT Management Strategy to Increase Efficiency and Business Agility
sponsored by CA Technologies.
CASE STUDY: This case study tells how one organization was able to leverage the lastest infrastrucutre monitoring solutions and how it helped them mitigate the challenges associated with tight budgets and increasing demands.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

CA Technologies.
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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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