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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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Grant Thornton Sees Rapid Growth as a Huge Storage Opportunity
sponsored by Nimble Storage
CASE STUDY: This brief case study dives deep into the serious need for increased storage capacity, performance and reliability at Grant Thornton when they merged with BDO and gained 200 employees and 2 additional offices.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Nimble Storage

FlashSystem 840: Macro Efficiency video
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This brief video highlights how IBM FlashSystem 840 allows organizations to gain greater efficiency to deploy new services and consolidate to reduce facilities costs.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 15 Jan 2014

IBM

Ricoh Americas Corporation client reference (VIDEO)
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Ricoh Americas Corporation implemented a virtualized storage environment which included IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller, IBM XIV Storage System and IBM System Storage DS8000, enabling seamless migration and more efficient storage management.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 09 Feb 2012

IBM

Success Story: Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel
sponsored by Brocade
VIDEO: This video shows how Rackspace leveraged Brocade Gen 5 Fibre channel to increase their SAN capacity and deliver consistent performance to customers despite increased demands.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 12 Feb 2014

Brocade

IBM System Storage LTO Ultrium 6 Tape Drive Performance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Take a look through this resourceful white paper to find out about the ins-and-outs of IBM's latest and greatest storage solution and how you can benefit from implementation.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

IBM

NZP Increases Manufacturing Capacity with SYSPRO
sponsored by SYSPRO
WHITE PAPER: This brief case study explores how the right ERP system enabled New Zealand Pharmaceuticals (NZP) to increase manufacturing capacity and flexibility, improve inventory visibility, and more.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2011

SYSPRO

Presentation Transcript: Reigning in Storage Costs: The Critical Nexus of Unmanaged Data and Out-of-Control Capacity Demand
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript features Jon Toigo, a 35+ year IT veteran and storage guru, who discusses the obstacles of data management and mismanagement.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 02 Apr 2014

CommVault Systems, Inc.

Podcast: Reigning in Storage Costs: The Critical Nexus of Unmanaged Data and Out-of-Control Capacity Demand
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
PODCAST: This exclusive podcast features Jon Toigo, a 35+ year IT veteran and storage guru, who discusses the obstacles of data management and mismanagement.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Mar 25, 2014

CommVault Systems, Inc.

Quantum Lattus: Next-Generation Object Storage for Big Data Archives
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper presents a new generation of storage that incorporates the strengths of object storage while maintaining operational and functional flexibility.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Quantum Corporation

Optimize Data Center Virtualization And Maintain Costs
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide covers how to optimize your data center while maintaining costs through virtualizing your data center.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 27 Mar 2014

CA Technologies.

Maximize the Benefits of Flash with HP's All Flash Array – 3PAR StoreServ 7450
sponsored by HP India
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive white paper and uncover all the key features of HP's latest flash-based storage array.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

HP India

6 Customers Review a Top Performance Management Solution
sponsored by Virtual Instruments
WHITE PAPER: This Taneja Group report highlights the results from 6 in-depth interviews with customers that have experience with a comprehensive performance management solution that monitors, alerts, and remediates the end-to-end compute infrastructure.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 26 Mar 2014

Virtual Instruments

A Competitive Comparison of HP Thin Technologies
sponsored by HP India
WHITE PAPER: Access this in-depth white paper to uncover the key features of HP's thin technology solution which make it a favorite among many organizations.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

HP India

Introduction to Amazon Auto Scaling
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers how Amazon Web Services Auto Scaling can eliminate the problems that come with automated or manual cloud scaling efforts.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

Global Knowledge

Migrating to Exchange 2013 from Legacy Exchange
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper talks about the key considerations that affect the decision to migrate from a legacy Exchange to Microsoft Exchange 2013. It also helps readers to understand migration challenges, discover the steps to ensure a successful migration and prepare to get the most out of migration.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc.

Dish TV Virtualizes Storage to Boost Call Center Reliability
sponsored by HP India
CASE STUDY: Access this concise case study to find out which HP storage and blade servers Dish TV adopted to accommodate business growth.
Posted: 17 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

HP India

Case Study: Database Performance Without Sharding Headaches
sponsored by Clustrix
WHITE PAPER: This case study takes an inside look at the success that leading social discovery site Twoo.com found with the right distributed SQL database – which allowed the company to accommodate dramatic traffic growth, ease management complexity, and more.
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Published: 13 Mar 2014

Clustrix

Four Quick Ways to Unlock Hidden Manufacturing Capacity
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: With your manufacturing operations already running close to capacity, the traditional ways of gaining new capacity no longer cut it. Fortunately, you can meet the increased demand by freeing up needed resources within your current operations. Access this resource to learn how.
Posted: 12 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Epicor Software Corporation

Using APUs to Boost Delivery and Performance
sponsored by HP & AMD
VIDEO: This video examines how today's leading IT departments are using APUs to consolidate their datacenter infrastructure and improve performance, allowing users to access high-powered applications and data more quickly and efficiently.
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 07 Mar 2014

HP & AMD

With Virtualization and the Private Cloud, the Target Keeps Moving
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EGUIDE: Automation and server virtualization can help an organization enjoy the benefits of the private cloud model while keeping control of data.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

SearchServerVirtualization

Your Roadmap for Data Center Consolidation
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This article gives a description of an approach to consolidation that has been successful for a growing number of organizations. The approach responds to a number of problems that typically arise when consolidating into an existing data center.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

APC by Schneider Electric

XM Asia Optimizes Business Efficiency With Seagate NAS HDDs
sponsored by Seagate Technology
CASE STUDY: Read this concise case study to find out which storage solutions/servers one organization adopted in order to keep up with business growth.
Posted: 14 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Seagate Technology

Unlock Your Server's Capacity with HP StoreVirtual VSA
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WEBCAST: Watch this concise webcast to find out the key features and benefits of HP's storage solution, which will give you the capacity required for future growth.
Posted: 06 Feb 2014 | Premiered: Nov 11, 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Discover Why Capacity Planning is Critical to Cloud Success
sponsored by SearchCloudComputing.com
EGUIDE: A successful cloud computing initiative balances costs with efficiency. Accomplishing that requires proper capacity planning.
Posted: 29 Jan 2014 | Published: 29 Jan 2014

SearchCloudComputing.com

10000 Series - Acceleration for VMware ESX Servers
sponsored by QLogic Corporation
APPLICATION NOTE: Take a look at this concise resource to find out how this flash-based acceleration tool can use your existing SAN infrastructure to increase your storage capacity, while continuing SAN data protection and compliance policies.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

QLogic Corporation
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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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