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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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HPE StoreFabric SN8600B 32 Gb SAN Director
sponsored by HPE and Brocade
DATA SHEET: This webcast discusses a SAN director that optimizes your storage network for flash storage and virtualized applications and is designed for large enterprise scalability.
Posted: 01 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

HPE and Brocade

HPE StoreFabric Gen 6 Fibre Channel Server and Storage Solution
sponsored by HPE and Brocade
ANALYST REPORT: This resource provides an evaluation of a fibre channel server and storage solution. It explains why datacenters are pairing their high-performance dual-socket servers with Fibre Channel solid-state (flash) storage systems, to improve storage performance.
Posted: 01 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

HPE and Brocade

How to Facilitate a Successful Transition to Office 365: A Brief Video
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
VIDEO: Discover a tool that will identify and mitigate hidden network constraints to ensure a smooth transition to O365. Here, learn how to analyze your network requirements with dependency mapping, capacity planning, and SLA analyses to ensure the best performance for all O365 end users.
Posted: 28 Nov 2016 | Premiered: 16 Sep 2016

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Bottom-Up Data Center Power Management
sponsored by Server Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: To remain competitive, it's critical to measure power but with limited budgets, this can become quite difficult. A system featuring intelligent rack PDUs with outlet switching and outlet-level power measurement coupled with power and energy management software is an affordable way to efficiently analyze power consumption. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | Published: 28 Apr 2017

Server Technology, Inc.

Building a Next-Gen Storage Infrastructure for SaaS Applications
sponsored by NetApp
PODCAST: In this podcast, you will discover how to build a next-gen storage infrastructure for SaaS implementations, with a node-based architecture that can scale without impacting production workloads and the development cycle.Also, learn how integrated RAID-based data protection can eliminate workload disruption.
Posted: 17 Nov 2016 | Premiered: Nov 17, 2016

NetApp

Building a Next-Gen Storage Infrastructure for SaaS Applications
sponsored by NetApp
WEBCAST: Tune into this webcast to discover how to build a next-gen storage infrastructure for SaaS implementations, with a node-based architecture that can scale without impacting production workloads and the development cycle.Also, learn how integrated RAID-based data protection can eliminate workload disruption.
Posted: 17 Nov 2016 | Premiered: Nov 17, 2016

NetApp

Operations Management with Veeam and VMware vSphere
sponsored by Veeam Software
DATA SHEET: Discover a virtualization platform designed to remediate system issues, optimize infrastructure capacity, and maintain the availability requirements of today's always-on enterprises. Read on to also utilize fast and flexible recovery of virtualized apps and data, uniting VM backup and replication.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 15 Nov 2016

Veeam Software

How to Save Storage Space with Purposeful Backups
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to effectively reduce storage capacity when performing backups by combining the strategies outlined here for flexible and powerful data protection. Based on your needs, learn when you should prioritize SLA over storage (and vice versa), best practices when backing up to tape, and more.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 15 Nov 2016

Veeam Software

Ctac Drives Competitive Advantage with Real-Time Cloud Apps on SAP HANA
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: Ctac, an ICT solution provider and SAP Value Added Reseller, wanted to enable its customers to gain the advantages of real-time analytics, without imposing high, up-front investments in new infrastructure. Access this case study to learn how they achieved this goal with a scalable, flexible cloud infrastructure for S/4HANA.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 02 Nov 2016

IBM

Formulate an Enterprise Storage Capacity Plan that Doesn't Bust Your Budget
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Learn how to formulate a storage capacity plan that won't bust the IT budget; here, you will also find guidance on how to reduce component complexity with the adoption of now-affordable SSDs, all-flash arrays, and storage as a service, so as to accommodate unstructured data growth.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 25 Oct 2016

IBM

2016 Flash Vendor Comparison
sponsored by NetApp
RESOURCE: This resource from Gartner details the vendors with the most efficient flash storage offerings. Access now for an inside look at which systems performance strongest so you can make the best decision possible.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 22 Aug 2016

NetApp

Gala Leisure Ltd. Harnesses Cost-effective Storage to Optimize IT Resource Use
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: Download this case study to discover how Gala Leisure cut storage support and operational costs in half by employing a low-latency flash appliance, which additionally resulted in a 98% reduction in required floor space, reduced the data center footprint, and offers rapid deployment and execution of critical business apps.
Posted: 20 Oct 2016 | Published: 20 Oct 2016

IBM

How DNS Information Can Help Cut Millions from Your Infrastructure Costs
sponsored by Dyn
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains why DNS intelligence is the key to better network capacity planning and dynamic resourcing. Access now to begin planning to cut your infrastructure costs dramatically in the coming years.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 17 Oct 2016

Dyn

Delivering a First-Class Cloud Experience: All-Flash Replaces Traditional Infrastructure
sponsored by NetApp SolidFire
CASE STUDY: Access this case study to learn why 1&1, one of the world's leading internet service providers, replaced their traditional storage infrastructure with all-flash. Discover the benefits flash delivered to their cloud infrastructure, including reduced complexity, improved flexibility, and the ability to easily scale up and out.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 14 Oct 2016

NetApp SolidFire

Endicia Case Study: Next-Gen Flash Storage Transforms System Response Times
sponsored by NetApp SolidFire
CASE STUDY: A trusted partner of the U.S. Postal Service, Endicia's old-school approach to storage was limiting their ability to deliver breakthrough, shipping services creating performance bottlenecks. Learn how Endicia was able to provide submillisecond response times and maximize customer uptime by upgrading to a next-gen storage solution.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 12 Oct 2016

NetApp SolidFire

How to Improve the Performance and Scalability of your Storage Infrastructure
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Complete the Storage Infrastructure Checklist today and you will receive a comprehensive, vendor-neutral whitepaper that details some of the systems, tools and best practices that can help improve performance and provide greater scalability in your organization's storage infrastructure.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 16 Sep 2016

TechTarget

PACS Infrastructure in the Cloud: Addressing Security, Compliance, and TCO
sponsored by Ambra
EBOOK: Discover how to properly prevent the catastrophic loss of images, and optimize healthcare systems storage capacity, by deploying cloud-based archiving for the PACS infrastructure. Read on to create a highly agile environment for sharing and receiving medical data, and secure all expanding images on-demand.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 16 Sep 2016

Ambra

IBM Data Protection Modernization and Strategy: An ESG Webinar
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: In order to meet a wide variety of SLAs, you need a continuum of backup technologies suitable for every type of data protection instance. Tune into this webinar as ESG Analyst Jason Buffington and Greg Van Hise, IBM Senior Technical Staff Member, analyze today's vast range of data protection modernization issues and strategies.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Premiered: 31 Mar 2016

IBM

SAP on AWS: An Overview
sponsored by UXC Oxygen and Amazon Web Services
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to discover the benefits and options for running SAP solutions on AWS. Learn how to take advantage of AWS to achieve business agility, cost savings, and high availability by running SAP environments on the AWS cloud, as well as get guidance on how to lower TCO.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

UXC Oxygen and Amazon Web Services

Power and Cooling Capacity Management for Data Centers
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: After engaging in this white paper you will gain insight on some of the principles for achieving power and cooling capacity management as well as answering some of the most common questions when considering deploying new equipment at the rate required by your business.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

Schneider Electric

Expert Strategies for Virtualization Capacity Planning
sponsored by Hewlett Packard - Intel Xeon
EGUIDE: Explore this e-guide to learn about common mistakes and issues overlooked when it comes to capacity planning. In addition, find out the best ways to approach capacity planning in your virtual environment.
Posted: 15 Aug 2016 | Published: 15 Aug 2016

Hewlett Packard - Intel Xeon

Rapidly Deploying an Easy-to-Manage, Reliable Virtualized Infrastructure
sponsored by NTT ICT
WHITE PAPER: Access this lab validation report to discover if one virtualized, hyper-converged infrastructure rises to meet the workload, budgeting, and mobility needs of your business. Examine from this report hands-on testing and validation for this appliance, with particular attention to ease of deployment, TCO improvement, and scalability.
Posted: 08 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

NTT ICT

How To Do Capacity Planning
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WEBCAST: This webcast features capacity planning expert Jon Hill, who explains the 3 steps of efficiently managing IT infrastructure performance and performs an in-depth software demo.
Posted: 22 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Jul 25, 2011

TeamQuest Corporation

Top 15 Vendors in Capacity Management Software
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
PRESENTATION: This research presentation from a former Forrester research director provides a rundown of the top 15 capacity management vendors today—including HPE, BMC, and TeamQuest—and details what makes the leaders in the space stand out.
Posted: 22 Jul 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

TeamQuest Corporation

Colgate-Palmolive Optimizes Virtual Environment With an Operations Manager: Maximizing Investments and Assuring Application Performance in the Process
sponsored by Turbonomic
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

Turbonomic
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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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