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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 Fundamentals
sponsored by VMTurbo
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource discusses key guidelines for capacity planning in your organization. Download now to learn the steps to produce a plan and how virtual environments impact these steps.
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

VMTurbo

Flash Performance with Feature-Rich Enterprise Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Today's featured resource takes the guesswork out of all the pros, cons, costs and considerations when it comes to flash adoption and all-flash arrays. Plus, we share with you the results from a recent survey of 300 senior IT pros who reveal why they chose to adopt flash sooner rather than later.
Posted: 06 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

NetApp

Infographic: The IT Capacity Dilemma
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, ask these 4 quick questions to determine if you're facing an IT capacity dilemma. Plus, read on to learn about a cloud strategy that can ensure you never run out of capacity, only pay for capacity you use, and more.
Posted: 01 Dec 2015 | Published: 01 Dec 2015

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Top 10 Reasons to Optimize Data Center Infrastructure Management
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to find 10 key reasons to optimize how you map out connectivity, understand usage, track equipment, and plan and monitor change in your data center.
Posted: 03 Nov 2015 | Published: 03 Nov 2015

CommScope

WAN Virtualization is the Answer to Your WAN Questions
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn why WAN virtualization is the answer you've been looking for to ensure business critical apps always perform well.
Posted: 15 May 2015 | Published: 24 Apr 2015

Citrix

SQL Diagnostic Manager: 2 Week Complimentary Trial
sponsored by Idera
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Uncover all the ins-and-outs of this 24/7 SQL performance monitoring, alerting, and diagnostic tool and access a free 14 day trial.
Posted: 21 Jul 2014 | Premiered: 21 Jul 2014

Idera

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

VIRTUALIZATION REACHES BEYOND THE HYPERVISOR
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EBOOK: A data center's effectiveness can be bolstered with tools that properly assist in virtualization management and capacity planning.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 06 Apr 2015

SearchServerVirtualization

Get the Upper Hand on Virtual Machine Sprawl
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EBOOK: As hypervisor features have become increasingly similar, the next vendor battleground will be management software. Microsoft and VMware have similar capabilities, and now they'll look to make their product stand out by touting their management tools and complimentary products.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 19 Jan 2015

SearchServerVirtualization

Data Center Consolidation and Storage Trends
sponsored by VMTurbo
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores best practices for consolidating your data center architecture and examines the benefits of this process.
Posted: 23 Sep 2014 | Published: 23 Sep 2014

VMTurbo

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

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

Business Intelligence: Cognos BI: The new era of capacity management: The art of the possible
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read the following white paper to see how Capacity Management Analytics can allow for capacity planners, system administrators, data center executives, and others to track, measure, and forecast capacity, pinpoint issues, and more.
Posted: 06 Jun 2014 | Published: 06 Jun 2014

IBM

Improve Your IT Management Strategy to Increase Efficiency and Business Agility
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.

Analyst report: The Optimal Path to the Private Cloud
sponsored by EMC
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

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

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.

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.

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

With Virtualization and the Private Cloud, the Target Keeps Moving
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EBOOK: This exclusive handbook looks in detail at best practices in cloud capacity planning, as well as strategies for small-to-medium-sized businesses weighing the private cloud model.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

SearchServerVirtualization

Your Roadmap for Data Center Consolidation
sponsored 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

Schneider Electric

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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