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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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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 | Premieres: Oct 15, 2014, 01:00 EDT (05:00 GMT)

Citrix Ready and Cloudian

Rest easy with HP StoreOnce and the Get Protected Guarantee free backup assessment
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
PRODUCT NEWS: Assess your backup program now and gain achievable deduplication rates.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 12 May 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

A Closer Look at Large File Backup Problems and Cloud Controller Management
sponsored by Nasuni Corporation
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn how to overcome large file backup challenges by accessing needs and recovery performance. Additionally learn how new management tools let customers manage cloud controllers at multiple sites in one central location.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 26 Aug 2014

Nasuni Corporation

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

What’s so great about StoreOnce federated deduplication?
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
RESOURCE: This resource explores the benefits of federated deduplication, a new approach that can be deployed across the entire storage infrastructure to enable movement of data across various systems without rehydrating the data.
Posted: 21 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

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.

Scale-up vs. scale out
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
VIDEO: In this video, storage consultant and senior strategist, Randy Kerns differentiates between scale-up and scale-out storage. He examines traditional architectures and points out the performance and capacity advantages that the latest NAS offerings can provide.
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

Case Study - Transform Medical
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: Cosmetic surgery company transforms its storage and back-up infrastructure to comply with pending regulations and enhance patient safety.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Nimble Storage

Evaluator Group - Scale Performance Consistently, Even as Capacity Increases
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper gives you an overview of the HP StoreAll system, a high-end, scale-out system designed to help you scale to 16PB across multiple nodes and support up to 4 trillion objects.
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 07 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Eliminating Scaling Challenges with SIaaS
sponsored by Nasuni Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to find out how your IT team can effectively support growth and the ultimate success of your company by implementing SIaaS.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

Nasuni Corporation

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

Red Hat CloudForms: Cloud Resource Management the Right Way
sponsored by Insight and Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This technology brief details a tool designed to handle the demands of the cloud to enable resource management and capacity planning.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 10 Jul 2013

Insight and Red Hat

Bringing Together Software-Defined and Object Storage
sponsored by Caringo
WHITE PAPER: Two of the biggest trends in storage today are software-defined storage and object storage. This white paper explains each one and highlights the benefits of a storage software that combines them.
Posted: 27 Jun 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Caringo

Case Study: Increase Efficiency and Business Agility with Improved IT Management
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 Corporation
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 Corporation

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.
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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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