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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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Managing Skype for Business: QoS with LiveNX
sponsored by LiveAction
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn the required steps for implementing QoS in your network infrastructure and how QoS can be configured, monitored and validated to help prevent disruptions with Skype for Business.
Posted: 11 Oct 2017 | Published: 11 Oct 2017

LiveAction

Enhancing Skype Quality through QoS and the Network
sponsored by LiveAction
EBRIEF: In this e-brief, learn the impact the network has on Skype and how to prevent common issues that interrupt your productivity with QoS.
Posted: 11 Oct 2017 | Published: 11 Oct 2017

LiveAction

Managing QoS for cloud-based applications.
sponsored by LiveAction
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how LiveAction's LiveNX provides IT network pros the ability to run capacity planning reports to help create optimal application performance.
Posted: 09 Oct 2017 | Published: 09 Oct 2017

LiveAction

The Future of the Network: Mastering QoS for Digital Transformation
sponsored by LiveAction
EBRIEF: Learn how to create a future-ready QoS strategy to optimize your network for growing traffic volumes.
Posted: 09 Oct 2017 | Published: 09 Oct 2017

LiveAction

Why Your Business Is (Probably) Drowning In A Data Deluge
sponsored by Cintra
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn 5 common pain-points when it comes to storing and managing big data, and find out what steps you can take to help ease these burdens.
Posted: 05 Oct 2017 | Published: 05 Oct 2017

Cintra

Practical Steps to Optimizing Your Use of Public Cloud Capacity
sponsored by Densify
WEBCAST: The wide adoption of public cloud is forcing organizations to expand the role of their capacity management teams, bringing a new set of challenges. Fortunately, we can build on previous experiences with resource optimization in traditional virtual environments to solve these new challenges.
Posted: 27 Sep 2017 | Premiered: Sep 27, 2017

Densify

Measurably Different Measurably Better
sponsored by Virtustream
RESOURCE: Did you know that you could use your virtual machines (VMs) to measure cloud consumption? Knowing exactly how you are utilizing the cloud will enable you to better control your resources. Read this infographic to learn how to realize a 10-40% reduction in virtualized resource consumption.
Posted: 19 Sep 2017 | Published: 19 Sep 2017

Virtustream

Flash Architecture Comparison
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Discover a five-criterion comparison of two popular all-flash solutions: NetApp AFF and the latest iteration of Dell EMC's flash-based XtremIO, X2. To determine which system works best for your organization, you'll see how each stands up to QoS, app and cloud integration, and more.
Posted: 18 Sep 2017 | Published: 18 Sep 2017

NetApp

How a transition to the cloud reshapes capacity planning, DR and more
sponsored by Colospace Inc.
EGUIDE: Before transitioning to the cloud, admins often need to address many questions related to everything from SaaS apps to DR and capacity planning. In this e-guide compare the pros and cons of SaaS vs. IaaS and find tips for transitioning workloads to the cloud.
Posted: 13 Sep 2017 | Published: 13 Sep 2017

Colospace Inc.

Fresenius Medical Care Saves Lives with the Help of All-Flash Arrays
sponsored by Dell EMC
VIDEO: Fresenius Medical Care's primary clinical app was projected to exceed the 300TB maximum capacity. Moreover, they were running out of data center space. Tune in to learn from Fresenius how they met this demanding pace with an all-flash array, resulting in 85% decrease in costly floor space, 15x faster provisioning, support for VDI, and more.
Posted: 06 Sep 2017 | Premiered: 06 Sep 2017

Dell EMC

Fresenius Medical Care: Relying on All-Flash to Provide Lifesaving Dialysis Amid Growing Data Demands
sponsored by Dell EMC
CASE STUDY: Fresenius Medical Care's primary clinical app was projected to exceed the 300TB maximum capacity. Moreover they were running out of data center space. Read on to learn from Fresenius how they met this demanding pace with an all-flash array, resulting in 75% decrease in costly floor space, 15x faster provisioning, and more.
Posted: 31 Aug 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2017

Dell EMC

The Value of a Scale-out Storage Architecture
sponsored by StorageCraft Technology Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to learn about a true scale-out architecture that breaks storage up into 32 KB objects, allowing data to be sent from location to location without creating silos and bottlenecks.
Posted: 29 Aug 2017 | Published: 29 Aug 2017

StorageCraft Technology Corporation

Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays (AF-Series): Feature Highlight
sponsored by Nimble Storage
EGUIDE: Download this guide, from the experts at SearchSolidStateStorage.com, to gain a technical, inside look at Nimble Storage's AF-Series of all-flash arrays, which integrate predictive analytics to pinpoint VM issues; support VMware, Microsoft Azure, Docker containers and OpenStack cloud; and more.
Posted: 28 Aug 2017 | Published: 18 Aug 2017

Nimble Storage

Solving the Capacity Challenge
sponsored by Aligned Energy
WHITE PAPER: Explore the trends driving capacity delivery, and the challenges posed. And we'll share an actionable checklist for finding a data center partner to help achieve success today and into the future.
Posted: 22 Aug 2017 | Published: 22 Aug 2017

Aligned Energy

Building an All-flash Array Business Case
sponsored by Kaminario
EGUIDE: Use this guide as a means to building your all-flash array business case by characterizing your apps and their requirements. Inside, you'll learn how to construct your AFA case, while reviewing five factors to consider before making your purchase.
Posted: 09 Aug 2017 | Published: 03 Aug 2017

Kaminario

Data-Aware Scale-Out NAS Helps Eight Solutions See Data in a New Dimension
sponsored by Qumulo
CASE STUDY: Learn how Eight Solutions, a media technology company, was able to gain affordable big data storage with this scale-out NAS system. Find out how deep analytics, simple integration, customizable REST-API, and more became available to them, inside.
Posted: 07 Aug 2017 | Published: 07 Aug 2017

Qumulo

Three Critical Steps to Maximize All-flash Performance
sponsored by Kaminario
RESOURCE: Download this infographic, or lest miss out on three critical steps you must take before obtaining the most value from your all-flash investment. You'll learn how to use scale-up and out active-active controllers to provide consistently high throughput and IOPs at sub-ms latency, and more.
Posted: 04 Aug 2017 | Published: 04 Aug 2017

Kaminario

Optimize Adobe Premiere with Data-Aware Scale-Out NAS
sponsored by Qumulo
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can solve storage capacity and performance latency issues caused by Adobe Premier by adopting a data-aware scale-out NAS array. Learn how real-time analytics into data management, support for agile development, and more can help you keep your software running smoothly.
Posted: 28 Jul 2017 | Published: 28 Jul 2017

Qumulo

SearchStorage Editors Examine the Leading All-flash Array Vendors
sponsored by Pure Storage
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, we evaluate eight leading AFA vendors to let you decide which products best suit your organization. Read on as Logan Harbaugh, IT consultant and freelance reviewer with SearchStorage, breaks down how to select an AFA vendor based on functional specification, 3 essential purchasing considerations, and more.
Posted: 26 Jul 2017 | Published: 20 Jul 2017

Pure Storage

The Department of Embryology at the Carnegie Institution for Science Tackles Volume and Variety of Research Data with Data-Aware Scale-Out NAS
sponsored by Qumulo
CASE STUDY: Learn how this research institution saw huge benefits in capacity planning and scalability by adopting a data-aware, scale-out NAS storage system. Learn what they gained by deploying a 4 node, NFS and SMB-based cluster with a petabyte of raw capacity by clicking inside.
Posted: 26 Jul 2017 | Published: 26 Jul 2017

Qumulo

FlashStack: Energizing IT
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Are you taking full advantage of data center technical innovations? If not, access this sheet to get a bird's eye view of FlashStack, a flash-integrated converged infrastructure that will flex, scale, and support the services, apps, and rate of change that you need to maintain a competitive advantage.
Posted: 18 Jul 2017 | Published: 18 Jul 2017

Pure Storage

Case Study: Lifescript Bolsters IT Health with FlashStack Infrastructure and SSD
sponsored by Pure Storage
CASE STUDY: Download to determine how women's health site Lifescript completed the seamless integration of its latest acquisition by deploying converged infrastructure with all-flash arrays. You'll learn how they reaped dramatically lower operating costs by combining flash and converged, with database use cases illustrated.
Posted: 17 Jul 2017 | Published: 17 Jul 2017

Pure Storage

Flash Storage as a Strategic IT Asset
sponsored by Pure Storage
RESOURCE: Download this paper to use flash storage as a strategic IT asset to improve data center operations and support transition to cloud-run applications. Learn how to develop an effective and economical all-flash array (AFA) strategy to reap its benefits without breaking your budget, here.
Posted: 17 Jul 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Pure Storage

Flash Buyer's Guide: A Comprehensive Guide to Evaluating Flash Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
RESOURCE: This guide will assist prospective all flash array (AFA) buyers evaluate their different vendor options. Find out what key features to look for and get help comparing and contrasting the diverse set of market offerings from both startup and established vendors.
Posted: 14 Jul 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Pure Storage

Your Guide to Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools
sponsored by Nlyte Software
EGUIDE: The definition of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tools varies, but the nature of these tools is to give you deeper insight into your IT infrastructure and facilities. This e-guide gives you an understanding of DCIM, how to incorporate the tools into your organization, their impact on modern data centers, and more.
Posted: 17 Jul 2017 | Published: 12 Jul 2017

Nlyte Software
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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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