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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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E-Guide: Expert Strategies for Virtualization Capacity Planning
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
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

SearchDataCenter.com

Intel® Cloud Builders Guide: Data Center Energy Management with Dell and Joulex
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: With cloud computing rapidly evolving, energy management is a key factor IT professionals must address when planning and provisioning their cloud data center strategies to reduce energy costs. Access this white paper to review an open data center roadmap that addresses your key IT concerns for more secure, efficient, and simple cloud architectures.
Posted: 17 Oct 2011 | Published: 17 Oct 2011

Intel

Getting Started: A Manager's Guide to Implementing Capacity Management
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Many IT departments have chosen to throw hardware at performance and capacity problems. In the past, that approach has worked, however times and management challenges have changed; demanding a different approach – capacity management. This guide is designed to help those IT leaders who are now looking to assemble a capacity management approach.
Posted: 12 Oct 2011 | Published: 12 Oct 2011

TeamQuest Corporation

Let the Bridge Fall - As Long as It Falls on Time
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Different managers have different philosophies for project planning and scheduling, especially when it comes to meeting deadlines. But what if there was a way to improve risk management in relation to corporate projects? Learn how capacity planning provides the foresight necessary to complete projects on time and boost customer satisfaction.
Posted: 12 Oct 2011 | Published: 12 Oct 2011

TeamQuest Corporation

Introducing a Capacity Management Maturity Model
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: As greater demands are placed on IT for efficiency and productivity, it is becoming more important for IT organizations to adopt more sophisticated business process management methods. Learn about a capacity management approach that allows IT to plan for improved services.
Posted: 12 Oct 2011 | Published: 12 Oct 2011

TeamQuest Corporation

Capacity Management Is Crucial in Virtualized Environments: Without the Right Tools, IT Service Optimization Is Tricky
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization offers a more flexible solution where resources can be redistributed in accordance with shifting demands. However, virtualization resources add a new abstraction layer to the infrastructure stack, which can complicate IT service optimization. Read on to learn best practices for optimizing IT services in complex virtual environments.
Posted: 10 Oct 2011 | Published: 10 Oct 2011

TeamQuest Corporation

The Key To Cloud And Virtual Computing: Managing And Planning Capacity In 2011 And Beyond
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The flexibility and cost alternatives provided by virtualization, cloud computing and SaaS present organizations with a choice of platforms to run applications or a business service. These computing models highlight the need for a better capacity management process. Learn about effectively managing capacity for improvements in business services.
Posted: 10 Oct 2011 | Published: 10 Oct 2011

TeamQuest Corporation

Capacity Management Maturity Assessment
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
ASSESSMENT TOOL: Take this capacity management maturity assessment in order to better understand how your company handles performance goals, business forecasting and business process management. Gain advice based on your answers to the assessment questions that will help move your company to higher levels of maturity.
Posted: 10 Oct 2011 | Published: 10 Oct 2011

TeamQuest Corporation

Optimizing Power Consumption and Data Center Efficiency
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to get advice on how to enhance efficiency in your data center and take a closer look at what needs to be done in the system, platform, and facilities level of your enterprise.
Posted: 06 Oct 2011 | Published: 06 Oct 2011

Intel

Intel Cloud Builders Guide: Scale out Storage with EMC Atmos
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: With the emergence of cloud computing, businesses are looking to increase their storage capacity to support the increase in digital content . Access this white paper to learn how about scale-out-storage initiatives that will benefit your business.
Posted: 06 Oct 2011 | Published: 06 Oct 2011

Intel

Implementing Cloud Storage Metrics to Improve Efficiency
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: When moving to the cloud, storage metrics can significantly help to improve efficiency and capacity management, optimizing your SAN environment. Access this white paper to learn how these metrics can help you effectively manage your computing and traditional environments.
Posted: 04 Oct 2011 | Published: 04 Oct 2011

Intel

Minnesota Wild Names Dell Compellent SAN "Most Valuable Player"
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: The Minnesota Wild’s six-month old iSCSI storage solution could no longer keep up with the growing data needs of concession vendors. Read this white paper to learn how the Wild successfully implemented Fluid Data technology to solve the problem.
Posted: 09 Sep 2011 | Published: 09 Sep 2011

Dell Compellent

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

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
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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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