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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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How High-speed Network Powers Transformational Customer Experience
sponsored by BT
CASE STUDY: When Dixons Carphone Group (DCG) implemented a new system using wireless tablets, they needed more bandwidth to better prioritize increased traffic. Learn how implementing high-speed BT services helped DCG launch Pin Point into their retail stores, which led to a 40% increase in sales conversions and a 30% increase in customer satisfaction scores.
Posted: 28 Nov 2017 | Published: 28 Nov 2017

BT

Palo Alto Network and Silver Peak
sponsored by Silver Peak
RESOURCE: As the migration to cloud-hosted applications continues to accelerate, enterprise IT organizations must re-evaluate wide area networking requirements. In this resource, gain insights into how to easily and securely deploy new branch locations through use cases.
Posted: 27 Nov 2017 | Published: 27 Nov 2017

Silver Peak

Not all SD-WAN are Created Equal
sponsored by Hughes Network Systems
RESOURCE: Enterprises with branch locations are seeking next-generation WAN architectures that deliver high performance, application availability and industry leading security as cloud and rich-media apps grow.
Posted: 27 Nov 2017 | Published: 27 Nov 2017

Hughes Network Systems

HughesON ActiveTechnologies
sponsored by Hughes Network Systems
VIDEO: In this video, learn about HughesON ActiveTechnologies to help transform your broadband connections into a streamlined machine that keeps ahead of customer and business demands.
Posted: 27 Nov 2017 | Premiered: 16 May 2016

Hughes Network Systems

Future-Proof your SD-WAN Investment
sponsored by LiveAction
WEBCAST: Learn why so many organizations are moving towards an SD-WAN solution and how to select the best SD-WAN technology to meet your specific requirements from among the 40+ vendors in the space. Then, find out how to successfully deploy SD-WAN and overcome the inherent challenges of SD-WAN adoption, monitoring and more.
Posted: 01 Nov 2017 | Premiered: Oct 26, 2017

LiveAction

SD-WAN Networks Enable Modern Digital Business Ecosystems
sponsored by Windstream Communications
RESEARCH CONTENT: This Forrester Consulting paper reveals how to evolve your network to support business application delivery in a hybrid/multi-cloud environment. Learn how SD-WAN can add business value to your digital ecosystem without being a huge undertaking.
Posted: 31 Oct 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2017

Windstream Communications

The Role of High Performance WAN in Enterprise Cloud Transformation
sponsored by Windstream Communications
WHITE PAPER: In this Frost & Sullivan research report, uncover the methods for creating a high performance WAN to help reach your business needs (bandwidth, visibility, security, etc.) as you move towards a hybrid cloud environment.
Posted: 30 Oct 2017 | Published: 30 Jun 2017

Windstream Communications

Utilizing SD-WAN to Optimize Application-Driven Policy Management
sponsored by Windstream Communications
WHITE PAPER: In this IDC report, learn how implementing a SD-WAN can optimize application policy management.
Posted: 30 Oct 2017 | Published: 30 Oct 2017

Windstream Communications

How to calculate network bandwidth requirements
sponsored by LiveAction
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, gain a stronger understanding on how to calculate network bandwidth requirements. With the right calculations, your organization can build and maintain a fast, functional network.
Posted: 25 Oct 2017 | Published: 25 Oct 2017

LiveAction

NVMe: The Next Generation of Data Storage
sponsored by Apeiron Data Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to acquaint yourself with NVMe and its emergence, as well as how NVMe architectures address scale-out app issues. You'll also explore the use cases that will come to require NVMe (including Hadoop and high-performance computing).
Posted: 20 Oct 2017 | Published: 20 Oct 2017

Apeiron Data Systems, Inc.

Managing Skype for Business: QoS with LiveNX
sponsored by LiveAction
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn the required steps for implementing QoS in your network infrastructure and how QoS can be configured, monitored and validated to help prevent disruptions with Skype for Business.
Posted: 11 Oct 2017 | Published: 11 Oct 2017

LiveAction

Enhancing Skype Quality through QoS and the Network
sponsored by LiveAction
EBRIEF: In this e-brief, learn the impact the network has on Skype and how to prevent common issues that interrupt your productivity with QoS.
Posted: 11 Oct 2017 | Published: 11 Oct 2017

LiveAction

Managing QoS for cloud-based applications.
sponsored by LiveAction
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how LiveAction's LiveNX provides IT network pros the ability to run capacity planning reports to help create optimal application performance.
Posted: 09 Oct 2017 | Published: 09 Oct 2017

LiveAction

The Future of the Network: Mastering QoS for Digital Transformation
sponsored by LiveAction
EBRIEF: Learn how to create a future-ready QoS strategy to optimize your network for growing traffic volumes.
Posted: 09 Oct 2017 | Published: 09 Oct 2017

LiveAction

Why Your Business Is (Probably) Drowning In A Data Deluge
sponsored by Cintra
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn 5 common pain-points when it comes to storing and managing big data, and find out what steps you can take to help ease these burdens.
Posted: 05 Oct 2017 | Published: 05 Oct 2017

Cintra

Practical Steps to Optimizing Your Use of Public Cloud Capacity
sponsored by Densify
WEBCAST: The wide adoption of public cloud is forcing organizations to expand the role of their capacity management teams, bringing a new set of challenges. Fortunately, we can build on previous experiences with resource optimization in traditional virtual environments to solve these new challenges.
Posted: 27 Sep 2017 | Premiered: Sep 27, 2017

Densify

Flash Architecture Comparison
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Discover a five-criterion comparison of two popular all-flash solutions: NetApp AFF and the latest iteration of Dell EMC's flash-based XtremIO, X2. To determine which system works best for your organization, you'll see how each stands up to QoS, app and cloud integration, and more.
Posted: 18 Sep 2017 | Published: 18 Sep 2017

NetApp

The Value of a Scale-out Storage Architecture
sponsored by StorageCraft Technology Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to learn about a true scale-out architecture that breaks storage up into 32 KB objects, allowing data to be sent from location to location without creating silos and bottlenecks.
Posted: 29 Aug 2017 | Published: 29 Aug 2017

StorageCraft Technology Corporation

Solving the Capacity Challenge
sponsored by Aligned Energy
WHITE PAPER: Explore the trends driving capacity delivery, and the challenges posed. And we'll share an actionable checklist for finding a data center partner to help achieve success today and into the future.
Posted: 22 Aug 2017 | Published: 22 Aug 2017

Aligned Energy

Building an All-flash Array Business Case
sponsored by Kaminario
EGUIDE: Use this guide as a means to building your all-flash array business case by characterizing your apps and their requirements. Inside, you'll learn how to construct your AFA case, while reviewing five factors to consider before making your purchase.
Posted: 09 Aug 2017 | Published: 03 Aug 2017

Kaminario

Data-Aware Scale-Out NAS Helps Eight Solutions See Data in a New Dimension
sponsored by Qumulo
CASE STUDY: Learn how Eight Solutions, a media technology company, was able to gain affordable big data storage with this scale-out NAS system. Find out how deep analytics, simple integration, customizable REST-API, and more became available to them, inside.
Posted: 07 Aug 2017 | Published: 07 Aug 2017

Qumulo

SD-WAN: How it Works
sponsored by Comcast
WEBCAST: In this video, quickly learn about what is driving enterprises to enable an SD-WAN architecture and how SD-WAN has the potential to add business value to your organization.
Posted: 09 Nov 2017 | Premiered: Sep 13, 2017

Comcast

Virtual Networks Power Digital Transformation
sponsored by Comcast
WHITE PAPER: The foundation of your organization's transition to hybrid/multi-cloud environments and management of IoT devices is your network. In this white paper, learn how you can launch your digital journey with an SD-WAN architecture.
Posted: 03 Nov 2017 | Published: 03 Nov 2017

Comcast

SD-WAN: Enabling the Enterprise to Overcome Barriers to Digital Transformation
sponsored by Comcast
WHITE PAPER: In this IDC research report, gain a deeper understanding of the current state of enterprise WAN usage, challenges organizations still need to achieve digital transformation and the key benefits of using SD-WAN.
Posted: 27 Oct 2017 | Published: 31 May 2017

Comcast

How a transition to the cloud reshapes capacity planning, DR and more
sponsored by Colospace Inc.
EGUIDE: Before transitioning to the cloud, admins often need to address many questions related to everything from SaaS apps to DR and capacity planning. In this e-guide compare the pros and cons of SaaS vs. IaaS and find tips for transitioning workloads to the cloud.
Posted: 13 Sep 2017 | Published: 13 Sep 2017

Colospace Inc.
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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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