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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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OCHIN Utilizes All-Flash Systems to Improve Healthcare Quality for Ambulatory Providers
sponsored by EMC
CASE STUDY: Consider the move from legacy hybrid storage to all-flash. In this case study, learn how to regain workforce—and workload—productivity by investing in all-flash storage. Read on to reduce non-production downtime and recover workforce productivity losses with this scalable, secure environment.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 25 Aug 2016

EMC

Power and Cooling Capacity Management for Data Centers
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: After engaging in this white paper you will gain insight on some of the principles for achieving power and cooling capacity management as well as answering some of the most common questions when considering deploying new equipment at the rate required by your business.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

Schneider Electric

Expert Strategies for Virtualization Capacity Planning
sponsored by Hewlett Packard - Intel Xeon
EGUIDE: Explore this e-guide to learn about common mistakes and issues overlooked when it comes to capacity planning. In addition, find out the best ways to approach capacity planning in your virtual environment.
Posted: 15 Aug 2016 | Published: 15 Aug 2016

Hewlett Packard - Intel Xeon

University of Adelaide Research Soars to New Heights with Supercomputer
sponsored by Lenovo
CASE STUDY: Access this case study to learn how the University of Adelaide enhanced its status as a world-class research center by offering researchers a state-of-the-art tool powered by a Lenovo NeXtScale System M5 cluster. Improve access to your HPC resources and discover how to revamp server accelerators to meet the demand for fast computing.
Posted: 09 Aug 2016 | Published: 09 Aug 2016

Lenovo

Rapidly Deploying an Easy-to-Manage, Reliable Virtualized Infrastructure
sponsored by NTT ICT
WHITE PAPER: Access this lab validation report to discover if one virtualized, hyper-converged infrastructure rises to meet the workload, budgeting, and mobility needs of your business. Examine from this report hands-on testing and validation for this appliance, with particular attention to ease of deployment, TCO improvement, and scalability.
Posted: 08 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

NTT ICT

Data Protection. No Limits.
sponsored by NTT ICT
VIDEO: This video highlights how Marriott Resorts, Mansfield Oil, and Shields Healthcare boosted the speed at which they backup and recover sensitive data with "no limits" data protection. Tune in to discover a data backup platform that performs seamlessly across all industries.
Posted: 08 Aug 2016 | Premiered: 08 Aug 2016

NTT ICT

Key Features and Functions of EMC Isilon in Big Data Workflows
sponsored by EMC
ANALYST REPORT: This white paper evaluates a scale-out data lake platform that provides robust multi-protocol ingest capabilities to make it easier to build a Big Data workflow in a data lake. Learn more about the key features of this solution and see how it can enable your enterprise to simplify your data management operations and keep your data secure.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

EMC

How To Do Capacity Planning
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WEBCAST: This webcast features capacity planning expert Jon Hill, who explains the 3 steps of efficiently managing IT infrastructure performance and performs an in-depth software demo.
Posted: 22 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Jul 25, 2011

TeamQuest Corporation

Top 15 Vendors in Capacity Management Software
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
PRESENTATION: This research presentation from a former Forrester research director provides a rundown of the top 15 capacity management vendors today—including HPE, BMC, and TeamQuest—and details what makes the leaders in the space stand out.
Posted: 22 Jul 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

TeamQuest Corporation

Performance-based Interviewing Strategies
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to make the most of every interview with performance-based interview strategies. Discover more about finding the link between performance and personality, strategies to more effective interviews, and how to find those game-changers your company needs to hire.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Published: 20 Jul 2016

Infor

The Next Step in Converged Infrastructure Solutions with Dell and VMware Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode
sponsored by Dell and VMware
RESOURCE: Find out how combining the power of cloud-based management with converged systems allows organizations to simplify VDI management, while also increasing time to value and scalability.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 09 Feb 2016

Dell and VMware

Modernize IT to Unleash Productivity
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to determine if a lack of networking and storage capabilities is holding you back, your best strategy for optimizing them, and how to ultimately put your organization ahead of the competition.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 03 Jun 2016

HPE and Intel®

CapEx vs. OpEx: Discovering Emerging Server and Storage Savings Options
sponsored by Curvature
WEBCAST: Tune into this webinar to examine several alternative server strategies to help maximize capacity of your servers and storage while staying within IT budget and also discover smarter capacity planning for your data center, buying for CapEx vs. OpEx, and more.
Posted: 01 Jun 2016 | Premiered: Mar 22, 2016

Curvature

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: 01 Jun 2016 | Published: 03 Nov 2015

CommScope

Adobe Delivers Cloud-Based Solutions with Help from Linux and Amazon Web Services
sponsored by Red Hat
CASE STUDY: Explore this case study to learn why Adobe chose to partner with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to better satisfy their customer needs.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Red Hat

How Amazon Web Services (AWS) Eases Enterprise Data Center Management
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Hybrid cloud computing service models add new challenges for your IT department, which is already battling the complexities of virtual infrastructure. Discover in this white paper how to leverage Amazon Web Services (AWS) to flexibly extend your data center capacity when needed, taking advantage of advanced cloud management.
Posted: 23 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Red Hat

Simplify Your VDI With Hyperconvergence
sponsored by SimpliVity
RESOURCE CENTER: Starting a VDI project with a minimum viable VDI platform allows you to see how VDI will work with your end-users. The challenge is to build this "mini VDI" with respect to how you eventually move to full deployment. This is where a hyperconverged solution suits VDI best. Find out how easy VDI becomes when you leverage hyperconvergence.
Posted: 22 Apr 2016 | Published: 22 Apr 2016

SimpliVity

Achieve a Better VDI Density Benchmark
sponsored by SimpliVity
RESOURCE CENTER: This custom article takes a look at the benchmarking process used for capacity testing SimpliVity VDI platforms on hyper-converged infrastructures. Read on and you'll learn about the benchmark results and how it faired in desktop and capacity performance, why hyper-converged platforms are well suited to VDI workloads in the first place, and more.
Posted: 20 Apr 2016 | Published: 20 Apr 2016

SimpliVity

Buyer’s Guide: Capacity Planning Tool Checklist
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, see and a side-by-side comparison and descriptions of 6 capacity planning tool technology types. There are options for accuracy, scalability, automation, and 3 more.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Published: 19 Feb 2016

TeamQuest Corporation

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Enhances Patient Care Delivery Via Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by EMC Converged Platforms
CASE STUDY: In this case study, you will discover how WFBMC was able to avoid project delays due to infrastructure and space constraints, respond more promptly to service requests, and enhance patient care delivery with a converged IT infrastructure. Read this case to uncap previously hidden infrastructure potential in your organization.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Published: 19 Feb 2016

EMC Converged Platforms

Simplify Capacity Management and Transcend the Boundaries of IT and the Business through Aligned Metrics
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WEBCAST: In this webcast, discover one capacity management option that can help overcome common IT challenges. Learn how sophisticated analytics can provide quick access to metrics like risk factors and current health of the business, all within a business value dashboard that can unite business and IT goals.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Premiered: Feb 19, 2016

TeamQuest Corporation

Health and Risk: A New Paradigm for Capacity Management
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how capacity management can be successfully implemented today. Explore how complex challenges such as monitoring, analysis, and prediction can be distilled into two metrics—health and risk—making the process more manageable for everyone involved.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 18 Feb 2016

TeamQuest Corporation

How to Do Capacity Planning
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore scenario-based capacity planning—a.k.a. one-at-a-time or "what-if" capacity planning—as well as automated predictive analytics designed to handle complex and rapidly changing virtualized and cloud environments.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 18 Feb 2016

TeamQuest Corporation

Colgate-Palmolive Optimizes Virtual Environment With an Operations Manager: Maximizing Investments and Assuring Application Performance in the Process
sponsored by Turbonomic
CASE STUDY: The solution to the issue of improperly utilized resources was a simple implementation of an Operations Manager. Read this case study that outlines how using an Operations Manager solved virtualization issues and assisted in virtualizing new applications for Colgate-Palmolive in a short time.
Posted: 15 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Turbonomic

VMTurbo Applies Market-Based Modeling to Workload Performance Management Challenges
sponsored by Turbonomic
WHITE PAPER: Cloud management is the key to meeting dynamic workload performance demands. Read on to learn about the top cloud management tools that are being implemented across the United States, and gain insight into one company's approach.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2015

Turbonomic
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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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