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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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Confidently maximize virtual investments with Integrated Service Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM IT service management solutions help control costs, enhance performance and increase security in the virtual environment, with software for IT provisioning, IT monitoring, virtual storage, IT security, usage and accounting, software license management and more.
Posted: 15 Aug 2011 | Published: 15 Aug 2011

IBM

How To Align Corporate Strategy with Project Execution
sponsored by AtTask
WHITE PAPER: The biggest challenge for IT leaders today is making sure that projects are aligned with the strategic and financial goals of their organizations. Learn why implementing a project and portfolio management (PPM) approach could help simplify your objectives. Gain insight on PPM topics such as allocating resources, capacity planning and more.
Posted: 12 Aug 2011 | Published: 12 Aug 2011

AtTask

Maximizing your enterprise data storage capacity: Improve efficiency and utilization
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EGUIDE: This tutorial from SearchStorage.com explores different backup tools that can improve the efficiency and utilization of your IT infrastructure by getting the most out of your storage capacity. Backup methods discussed in this tutorial include SRM tools, tiered storage models, classification and migration tools, thin provisioning and more.
Posted: 01 Aug 2011 | Published: 29 Jul 2011

Dell Compellent

Effective Storage Management and Data Protection for Cloud Computing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM reduces the complexity of managing cloud environments by offering a complete portfolio of automated solutions for managing data and storage infrastructure, enabling better efficiency for business resiliency, and helping to reduce costs and improve security.
Posted: 01 Jul 2011 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

IBM

EMC VNX Deduplication and Compression. Maximizing Effective Capacity Utilization
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the capacity efficiency technologies delivered in the EMC® VNX™ series of storage platforms.
Posted: 23 Jun 2011 | Published: 20 Jun 2011

EMC

Presentation Transcript: Automated Storage Tiering
sponsored by Dell Compellent
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this transcript of a podcast interview, Jeff Boles of the Taneja Group examines some of the business drivers behind storage tiering. He also explores some of the challenges associated with tiered storage, such as data migration, and how effectively addressing these challenges can be the key to tiered storage success.
Posted: 07 Jun 2011 | Published: 03 Jun 2011

Dell Compellent

Presentation Transcript:  Less is More: Thin, Tiered, De-Duped
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Til Stimberg, HP's Storage Product Marketing Manager, will discuss the various technologies that can optimize data storage efficiency and address performance and capacity - without impacting availability in a cost-effective manner. Read this presentation transcript to see how your organization can start increasing your storage efficiency now.
Posted: 07 Jun 2011 | Published: 03 Jun 2011

Hewlett-Packard Limited

FAQ Guide: Data Storage Capacity Planning: How to Estimate Your Storage Requirements
sponsored by EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions
EGUIDE: This SearchSMBStorage.com FAQ Guide is designed to help you get started with your storage capacity planning by outlining 5 questions to consider.
Posted: 03 Jun 2011 | Published: 03 Jun 2011

EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

Scalability in Log Management
sponsored by ArcSight, an HP Company
WHITE PAPER: This paper will take you through the process of selecting a log management solution for your organization. It will provide you with information about log management, as well as the requirements you should be looking for in a log management solution.
Posted: 17 May 2011 | Published: 17 May 2011

ArcSight, an HP Company

New Era of Storage Efficiency
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Eric Collins, IBM Senior System Architect will discuss how the IBM Storage strategy will help clients drive down the cost of storage acquisition, data retention and management and how it can reduce physical storage requirements by up to 50% making your future storage growth easier to accommodate.
Posted: 07 Apr 2011 | Premiered: Apr 7, 2011

IBM

Virtual Data Center E-Zine Volume 19: Meeting the Challenges of Virtual System Management
sponsored by Nimsoft, Inc.
EZINE: Tracking and identifying virtual machines on physical hosts or sorting out the source of I/O bottlenecks requires administrators to do investigative work. Software management tools can help, but business processes are also important for handling virtual system management. Learn some tips to make managing virtual environments a little bit easier.
Posted: 25 Mar 2011 | Published: 25 Mar 2011

Nimsoft, Inc.

Cloud Computing: Business Benefits With Security, Governance and Assurance Perspectives
sponsored by ISACA
WHITE PAPER: Globalization and recent economic pressures have resulted in increased requirements for the availability, scalability and efficiency of enterprise information technology (IT) solutions.
Posted: 23 Mar 2011 | Published: 23 Mar 2011

ISACA

E-Guide: Expert Strategies for Virtualization Capacity Planning
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: Explore this e-guide to learn about common mistakes and issues overlooked when it comes to capacity planning. And find out what the best way is to approach capacity planning in your virtual environment.
Posted: 03 Mar 2011 | Published: 03 Mar 2011

CA Technologies.

The Return of Web Caching: Bandwidth Savings, Network Resilience, and On-Demand Content Delivery in a Web 2.0 World
sponsored by BlueCoat
ANALYST REPORT: In this report you will learn: How the Internet has evolved as we have moved from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0, Dynamics of new Web affects on service providers, Challenges faced by access providers in developing markets, Mobile operator specific challenges and Emerging Web 2.0 Internet usage pattern impact.
Posted: 01 Mar 2011 | Published: 28 Feb 2011

BlueCoat

Virtualization Strategies for 2011
sponsored by AMD
WHITE PAPER: Successful business leaders know when to increase investment and when to hold cash- when to pursue new markets and when to focus on maintaining their current market position. What is true of investment strategy is also true of the data center: there is a time to scale back or hold steady and there is a time to scale out for future growth.
Posted: 23 Feb 2011 | Published: 23 Feb 2011

AMD

Catch The Next Wave: The SME’s Guide 2011: Get Ready Now - Don’t Miss The Opportunities Of The Coming Boom
sponsored by SAP AG
EBOOK: This practical 20-minute guide for UK SMEs shows you where to spend your time and effort to prepare for the recovery, and fully unlock your potential for profitable growth.
Posted: 21 Feb 2011 | Published: 21 Feb 2011

SAP AG

Capacity Management in VMWare Virtualized Infrastructures — A Customer’s Experience
sponsored by Nimsoft, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers a detailed look at the challenges of capacity management in virtualized infrastructures, and it offers a wealth of practical insights into addressing these challenges and setting the stage for successful VMware deployments.
Posted: 15 Feb 2011 | Published: 15 Feb 2011

Nimsoft, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: Taming the Data Demons: Leveraging Information in the Age of Risk
sponsored by IBM
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Check out this presentation transcript from IBM as it discusses the advantages of implementing a holistic approach to data risk management, and provides both the “why” and “how” to begin putting a holistic data risk management program to work in businesses of all sizes.
Posted: 31 Jan 2011 | Published: 31 Jan 2011

IBM

Presentation Transcript: Delivering Value Through Quality Management and Best Practices: Strategies for Reducing Cost and Risk
sponsored by IBM Rational
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read this presentation transcript from IBM as it explores quality management strategies that can deliver a positive ROI while at the same time improving delivered quality and reducing risk and uncertainty in development projects.
Posted: 06 Jan 2011 | Published: 05 Jan 2011

IBM Rational

Virtual Data Center E-Zine Volume 7
sponsored by CA Technologies
EZINE: Cloud computing has loads of potential for data centers -- the ability to pool resources, charge customers based on actual usage and tap into extra external capacity when needed.
Posted: 27 Dec 2010 | Published: 27 Dec 2010

CA Technologies

Virtual Storage Delivers a 3-Dimensional Approach to Storage Scaling
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
ANALYST REPORT: The new Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) updates HDS' flagship platform. The "3D scaling" enables users to independently scale performance, scale capacity and scale wide, integrating legacy assets and allowing the VSP to ultimately scale to multiple data centers. Read on for IDC’s analysis of the Hitachi VSP.
Posted: 22 Dec 2010 | Published: 21 Dec 2010

Hitachi Data Systems

E-Zine: Software Testing Vol.2 - Testing Strategies for Complex Environments: Agile, SOA
sponsored by IBM
EZINE: In this issue of SearchSoftwareQuality.com's Software Testing e-zine, we'll discuss a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) as a new testing environment as well as an Agile software development (ASD) methodology.
Posted: 09 Dec 2010 | Published: 09 Dec 2010

IBM

IT Handbook: Server Consolidation
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
EGUIDE: Server consolidation can save your organization money by increasing utilization rates and reducing power and cooling costs. Learn how capacity planning and virtualization technologies can help you meet your server consolidation goals.
Posted: 06 Dec 2010 | Published: 06 Dec 2010

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

E-Guide: Best of 2010: The 10 Web Pages Most Read by UK-based IT Pros
sponsored by EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions
EGUIDE: This searchstorage.co.uk eguide is comprised of the best and most read expert articles. Read this brief guide to find out how to avoid the common pitfalls of  storage planning and how you can prepare your business for 2011.
Posted: 23 Nov 2010 | Published: 23 Nov 2010

EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

SharePoint E-zine -- November 2010: Best Practices for Migrating to SharePoint 2010
sponsored by SearchWinIT
EZINE: To ensure that your migration to the newest version of SharePoint is successful, plan and document your changes, and map the source environment to the new one. Next, choose a tool to help with moving your content, and test your migration before going live.
Posted: 17 Nov 2010 | Published: 17 Nov 2010

SearchWinIT
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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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