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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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Inside the capacity management process
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
EGUIDE: This e-guide pinpoints the economics of the capacity management process, how to interpret capacity management metrics, and the four resource bottlenecks to consider in the capacity management process.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Published: 01 Jul 2015

TeamQuest Corporation

Platform displays performance and capacity of all your VMs
sponsored by Tintri
VIDEO: This video details a platform that displays not only the total capacity and performance of all VMs in your organization, but also the capacity and performance of each individual VM. Download now to watch a storage professional put this platform to the test and find out how your organization can benefit from this platform.
Posted: 30 Jun 2015 | Premiered: 30 Jun 2015

Tintri

IT Service Optimization Maturity Assessment
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
RESOURCE: Access this maturity assessment and find out where your IT organization ranks on the maturity scale. Receive immediate results and tips for moving to the next level.
Posted: 25 Jun 2015 | Published: 25 Jun 2015

TeamQuest Corporation

Storage Infrastructure for Big Data Loads
sponsored by EMC Isilon
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the essential capabilities for managing big data loads and suggests how you can achieve these capabilities.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2014

EMC Isilon

Top Reasons to Revamp your Storage for Applications
sponsored by Nimble Storage
RESOURCE: Storing 30 to 75 percent more data without any performance impact sounds too good to be true. With Nimble Storage for Microsoft Applications, it's a reality. The following is a detailed list of how Nimble Storage can help you deliver great storage performance, bring applications to production quicker, and much more.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Published: 22 Jun 2015

Nimble Storage

Neuralytix report: When is Your Storage Problem not a Storage Problem?
sponsored by Symantec | Veritas
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn why your organization needs to invest in Information Governance technologies. Don't overinvest in unnecessary storage capacity.
Posted: 18 Jun 2015 | Published: 18 Jun 2015

Symantec | Veritas

Ten Signs You Need to Optimize Capacity Planning
sponsored by Emerson
WHITE PAPER: Data center capacity issues—either too much or too little—can impact your business in a variety of ways. This paper lists the ten signs that indicate capacity planning is a problem and introduces you to the solution.
Posted: 11 Jun 2015 | Published: 11 Jun 2015

Emerson

Private cloud hardware planning critical for new projects
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains how to keep cloud infrastructure costs in check by carefully mapping out your organization's hardware, capacity, storage and networking requirements.
Posted: 04 Jun 2015 | Published: 04 Jun 2015

Dell and Microsoft

Best Practices for Server Migration with Windows® Server 2012
sponsored by Lenovo and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for some reasons to consider migrating to Windows Server 2012 R2 as well as best practices for a successful migration.
Posted: 02 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Lenovo and Intel

Rethinking Cloud Content Collaboration in Financial Services
sponsored by Box
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to see how cloud-based content collaboration can meet customer demands in financial services while increasing productivity, and allowing the business to get around capacity and speed-to-market issues.
Posted: 20 May 2015 | Published: 20 May 2015

Box

Navigating Virtualization and Cloud Management
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a resource that provides management of virtualization and cloud infrastructures through the ease of a single console.
Posted: 12 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Red Hat

4 Principles for Reducing Total Cost of Ownership
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how to quantify storage infrastructure costs and identify how they can be reduced. Read on discover how you can identify clear metrics and provide a full analysis of the payback and cost reducing initiatives that can benefit your entire company.
Posted: 07 May 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Hitachi Data Systems

Redefining Enterprise Storage Management with Flash Storage
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WEBCAST: Analyst and noted author Howard Marks analyzes current storage management capabilities in light of the emergence of flash storage, and leads a discussion with two Nimble Storage customers about their experiences utilizing Nimble Storage InfoSight for automated support and predictive analytics.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Premiered: Apr 17, 2015

Nimble Storage

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

7 Essential Benefits of Hybrid Cloud Backup
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore 7 reasons every MSP—and every SMB—should embrace the hybrid cloud for data protection.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Datto, Inc.

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

SQL Diagnostic Manager – Download Your 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

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

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.
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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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