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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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Optimising Bandwidth: Why Size Doesn't Always Matter
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how to make the best use of your existing capacity and make the business case for more bandwidth with five principles for effective capacity planning.
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 | Published: 25 Jul 2014

Fluke Networks

Essential Elements of a Server SAN Solution for Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Maxta
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of a simple approach to storage and gives a description of a solution that provides a server SAN solution for virtualized environments.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 22 Jul 2014

Maxta

SQL Diagnostic Manager – Download a Free Trial
sponsored by Idera
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Uncover all the ins-and-outs of a 24/7 SQL performance monitoring, alerting and diagnostic tool – and gain access to a free trial.
Posted: 21 Jul 2014 | Premiered: 21 Jul 2014

Idera

Red Hat CloudForms: Cloud Resource Management the Right Way
sponsored by Insight and Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This technology brief details a tool designed to handle the demands of the cloud to enable resource management and capacity planning.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 10 Jul 2013

Insight and Red Hat

VMware vSphere with Operations Management
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how you can overcome these capacity management and performance monitoring complexities a single pane of glass to optimize capacity and monitor workload performance.
Posted: 01 Jul 2014 | Published: 01 Jul 2014

Dell and VMware

Bringing Together Software-Defined and Object Storage
sponsored by Caringo
WHITE PAPER: Two of the biggest trends in storage today are software-defined storage and object storage. This white paper explains each one and highlights the benefits of a storage software that combines them.
Posted: 27 Jun 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Caringo

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

Boost Strategic Planning Efforts with Big Data Analytics
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Find out how to boost strategic planning efforts with big data analytics, and a little help from Hadoop.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

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

AT&S Increases Efficiency and Business Agility with Improved IT Management
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.

Cloud Computing Benefits and Tips for Moving to a Private Cloud
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Uncover a complete list of cloud computing benefits, as well as the best ways to move toward private cloud.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

EMC Corporation

Boost Strategic Planning Efforts with Big Data Analytics
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Find out how to boost strategic planning efforts with big data analytics, and a little help from Hadoop.
Posted: 27 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Contact Center Equilibrium: How to Balance Quality and Cost
sponsored by Salesforce
PODCAST: Learn how to optimize your contact center to run effectively and efficiently so you can provide top-notch customer service.
Posted: 19 May 2014 | Premiered: May 8, 2014

Salesforce

Managing Data through Replication: Avoiding Errors, Improving Access
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Learn the ins and outs of data replication with this brief from the Center for Digital Government, and gain insight into how it works, what it offers and it's appeal to IT professionals.
Posted: 15 May 2014 | Published: 15 May 2014

Dell Software

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

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

Capabilities of leading RAID storage system may surprise you
sponsored by Dot Hill Systems Corp.
WHITE PAPER: SUSE needed a new storage infrastructure to accommodate over 80TB of data to host its core SUSE Linux Enterprise internal development environment. This case study illustrates how SUSE utilized one storage solution to address these issues and, in turn, reaped the many benefits.
Posted: 07 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Dot Hill Systems Corp.

EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS and RainStor with Hadoop for Efficient Big Data Management
sponsored by RainStor Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Many enterprises rely on Hadoop to manage and analyze large volumes of data, and as such, they are looking to deploy the right architecture to optimize compute and storage requirements. The traditional approach is running Hadoop on DAS -- but is there a better way?
Posted: 05 May 2014 | Published: 05 May 2014

RainStor Inc.

Case Study - Psomas
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
CASE STUDY: This exclusive case study discusses how a consulting engineering firm utilized a network optimization solution to enable their employees to share work and leverage resources wherever they happen to be.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 25 Apr 2014

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

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.

Next-generation 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.
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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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