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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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Enterprise Storage: Efficient, Virtualized, & Flash Optimized
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this IDC white paper, you will discover how IBMs Storwize family of storage offerings is changing the game by delivering a robust enterprise-grade virtualization platform that is efficient, cost effective, and optimized. Find out how IBMs family of solutions can help IT organizations be more efficient by doing more with fewer resources.
Posted: 13 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

Citrix XenDesktop VDI with Dell Storage SC4020 All-Flash Arrays for 1,800 Persistent Desktop Users
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to get details on a new, small footprint storage array that provides an automated, self-tuning storage system that efficiently scales to satisfy VDI production level workloads.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Dell, Inc.

Changing the Economics of Flash Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this Q&A with Laura DuBois, program vice president of IDC's Storage research to learn more about use cases for flash storage.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Dell, Inc.

Case Study: Backup with data deduplication technology and rapid restore
sponsored by Fujitsu and NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Read this case study to find out what solution the Statistical Office deployed that offers data deduplication technology. Find out how they considerably reduced the necessary storage capacities for data storage and enabled rapid data storage and restore with speeds of up to 3.6 TB/h.
Posted: 01 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Oct 2014

Fujitsu and NetApp

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

Hyperstore and Citrix CloudPlatform Powered by Apache: Delivering Enterprise Ready Hybrid Cloud Storage
sponsored by Citrix Ready and Cloudian
WEBCAST: Join us as we discuss how Cloudian Hyperstore + Citrix CloudPlatform delivers a best-in-class hybrid cloud storage solution that meets the demands of the enterprise.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Premiered: Oct 15, 2014, 01:00 EDT (05:00 GMT)

Citrix Ready and Cloudian

Capacity Management in the Cloud Era
sponsored by VMTurbo
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers the importance of capacity planning and how to set up an effective strategy in today's virtual data centers.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 25 Aug 2014

VMTurbo

Business Continuity Requirements
sponsored by VMTurbo
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores business continuity and capacity planning in virtualized environments.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 25 Aug 2014

VMTurbo

The Power/Density Paradox: The Result of High Density Without Power Efficiency
sponsored by Imation Corp.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a solution to the power/density paradox risk that combines energy savings with high density and reduces both floor spaces and costs.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 18 Aug 2014

Imation Corp.

The Major Differences Between Scale-up and Scale-out Storage
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
VIDEO: In this video, storage consultant and senior strategist Randy Kerns differentiates between scale-up and scale-out storage, focusing on how scale-out options like NAS can help organizations increase capacity while simultaneously scaling for performance.
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Premiered: 14 Aug 2014

SearchStorage.com

Toigo on Tiered Storage
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EGUIDE: In this tip, Storage Expert John Toigo discusses how organizations can implement a tiered storage model, and how it can help manage storage capacity demand and lead to a more efficient data center.
Posted: 14 Aug 2014 | Published: 14 Aug 2014

SearchStorage.com

How to Optimise Existing Network Capacity and Make a Case for More Bandwidth
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides five principles for effective capacity planning, discusses the limitations of traditional approaches to capacity planning, and proposes burst utilization as a solution.
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

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

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

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

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.

Presentation Transcript: Reigning in Storage Costs: The Critical Nexus of Unmanaged Data and Out-of-Control Capacity Demand
sponsored by CommVault
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
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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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