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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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Capacity Planning Reports
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Build a Bridge to the 3rd Platform with Composable Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can build a stronger, more resource-efficient bridge to the 3rd platform using composable infrastructure. Inside, discover the ins and outs of this new infrastructure approach, and determine how CIOs can leverage it to shift balance from the 2nd to 3rd platform.
Posted: 17 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Get the Facts About HPE Storage
sponsored by Prosys- HPE
RESOURCE: When an organization like yours seeks out a flash storage system, it is imperative you meet 3 characteristics in your search: high-performance, affordability, and data services. Find out in the following infographic how one vendor can deliver on each requirement with industry leading ability.
Posted: 13 Jan 2017 | Published: 13 Jan 2017

Prosys- HPE

16 Questions to Consider When Buying Flash Storage
sponsored by Prosys- HPE
WHITE PAPER: What questions should you really be asking to ensure you make the right flash buying decision down the road? Here are 16 questions to consider when buying flash storage. Download now to learn what it takes to make the right buying decision the first time around.
Posted: 13 Jan 2017 | Published: 13 Jan 2017

Prosys- HPE

Your First HCI Deployment: A Step-By-Step Guide
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to deploy hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) on Virtual SAN, as this essential resource guides you step-by-step through the pre-, mid-, and post-deployment processes. Read on to discover how to custom-tailor performance based on individual VMs with 7-step deployment instruction.
Posted: 30 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

VMware

Dell Storage for HPC with Intel Enterprise Edition 2.3 for Lustre
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In high performance computing, the efficient delivery of data to and from compute nodes is often complicated to execute. Discover how to deliver the high performance and availability your HPC system craves by deploying a scale-out storage appliance complete with an open source parallel file system.
Posted: 22 Dec 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2015

Dell EMC and Intel®

Flash Insights and Revelations from 1,000 Storage Users
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
ANALYST REPORT: Here, uncover the true feelings behind flash deployments from 1000 different storage users, and unlock insight into making more informed decisions about your future storage deployments. Download now to uncover experiences of flash with regards to workloads like VDI, Oracle, Big Data, and much more.
Posted: 09 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Advanced Virtual And Cloud Management For Vmware Environments And Beyond
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In today's IT environment, it's not uncommon for enterprises to utilize multiple cloud services but their discord makes management difficult. In this white paper, see how you can cut costs and eliminate tool sprawl with a cloud management platform (CMP) that can manage all of your clouds under a single interface.
Posted: 08 Dec 2016 | Published: 08 Dec 2016

Red Hat

Meet the Flash Platform Transforming Customer Expectations of Enterprise Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Download this IDC paper to assess the technical, financial, and business implications of implementing an all-flash storage offering that's shaking up the traditionally risky enterprise storage upgrade cycle with a system that is non-disruptive and requires no data migration.
Posted: 05 Dec 2016 | Published: 05 Dec 2016

Pure Storage

HPE StoreFabric SN8600B 32 Gb SAN Director
sponsored by HPE and Brocade
DATA SHEET: This resource 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.

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

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

Healthcare & Cloud: How Does The Cloud Apply To Imaging Today?
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

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

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

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

Provide Better Patient Outcomes with Accelerated and Affordable Storage
sponsored by Citrix and Pure Storage
RESOURCE: The linchpin of clinical application performance lies in the storage that supports it, which may be lagging if you're still reliant on legacy infrastructure. Access this resource to learn how Citrix and Pure Storage provide flash storage for virtual desktop infrastructures to enable better patient care.
Posted: 07 Dec 2016 | Published: 07 Dec 2016

Citrix and Pure Storage

The Total Economic Impact of Pure Storage FlashArray Storage Solutions for VDI
sponsored by Citrix and Pure Storage
ANALYST REPORT: Download Forrester's Total Economic Impact study to examine the potential ROI that health IT customers may realize by deploying Pure Storage FlashArray storage solutions for VDI environments.
Posted: 06 Dec 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

Citrix and Pure Storage

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
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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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