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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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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

SherWeb Launches New Microsoft Exchange 2010 Hosting Services and Offers 88 Percent Larger Mailboxes with Help from Dell
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Learn how SherWeb was able to design and implement a new infrastructure that runs Microsoft Exchange 2010 in a virtualized environment using Dell PowerEdge servers and Dell/EMC storage.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 19 Oct 2010

Dell, Inc.

Podcast: Why SAP ERP As A Platform For Growth?
sponsored by itelligence, Inc.
PODCAST: Midsized organizations are challenged to strike the right balance between reducing costs and making targeted investments for future success.  This session teaches you how to optimize the implementation of your ERP deployment for maximum gain.
Posted: 14 Oct 2010 | Premiered: Oct 14, 2010

itelligence, Inc.

HP Operations Infrastructure Smart Plug-ins 1.6 Evaluation, including Virtualization SPI
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
TRIAL SOFTWARE: HP Operations Infrastructure Smart Plug-ins 1.6 Evaluation, including Virtualization SPI,provides out-of-thebox functionality, in the form of pre-configured policies with rules and threshold values, for managing all aspects of a virtualized environment. Download your trial now.
Posted: 07 Oct 2010 | Premiered: 07 Oct 2010

Hewlett-Packard Company

IBM Real-time Compression Technical Validation Report
sponsored by IBM Real-time Compression
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: IBM Real-time Compression solutions address all the requirements of primary storage data optimization, including performance, using a purpose-built technology called real-time compression. This paper details the results of tests conducted by IBM Real-time Compression and IBM.
Posted: 05 Oct 2010 | Published: 05 Oct 2010

IBM Real-time Compression

Primary Storage Optimization: An Overview
sponsored by IBM Real-time Compression
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This paper provides an overview of the different approaches to primary storage capacity savings—highlighting storage capacity optimization methodologies and primary storage technologies, deployments and performance considerations.
Posted: 05 Oct 2010 | Published: 05 Oct 2010

IBM Real-time Compression

Intelligent Data Management with Symantec's Enterprise Vault 9.0 & Dell's DX Object Based Storage - Presentation Transcript
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Check out this presentation transcript to learn about an archiving solution that allows businesses to efficiently manage the increasing costs associated with storage growth, compliance and litigation.
Posted: 04 Oct 2010 | Published: 30 Sep 2010

Symantec Corporation

Channel Strategies E-Zine - September 2010/ No.3
sponsored by SearchITChannel.com
EZINE: Learn what's needed to strike the right balance of project work versus managed services sales. Also in this issue, find out how the absence of single-instance storage in Exchange 2010 can affect customers' migration plans, and examine why VDI is becoming one of the more popular technologies to replace traditional client-server computing.
Posted: 17 Sep 2010 | Published: 17 Sep 2010

SearchITChannel.com

Presentation Transcript: Optimizing Data Protection using Deduplication for Dell|EMC Unified Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, Dell and EMC Data Domain discuss the latest deduplication technologies, deployment options, potential benefits and more in terms of choosing a dedupe technology perfect for your business needs.
Posted: 08 Sep 2010 | Published: 24 Aug 2010

Dell, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: Automated SAN Storage Tiering: Four Use Cases
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Check out this presentation transcript to learn how SAN tiering can improve both performance and efficiency and how Dell's PS Series' intelligent, virtualized storage technologies can help simplify tiering design, implementation and management.
Posted: 03 Sep 2010 | Published: 24 Aug 2010

Dell, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: Leveraging Virtualization and Deduplication to Reduce Data Management Costs
sponsored by F5 Networks
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Join Senior Analyst from ESG, Terri McClure as she discusses why data storage is a top priority when it comes to optimizing the IT environment and how a combination of file virtualization and deduplication storage can address the financial and operational challenges created by data growth.
Posted: 31 Aug 2010 | Published: 31 Aug 2010

F5 Networks

Automated SAN Storage Tiering: Four Use Cases
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WEBCAST: Check out this webcast to learn how SAN tiering can improve both performance and efficiency and how Dell's PS Series' intelligent, virtualized storage technologies can help simplify tiering design, implementation and management.
Posted: 24 Aug 2010 | Premiered: Aug 24, 2010

Dell, Inc.

Data Deduplication FAQ
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
PODCAST: Join Founder and Lead Analyst of DCIG, Jerome Wendt as he answers the most common data deduplication questions he’s hearing today – including the technology’s  benefits, dedupe products to watch out for, target dedupe on a virtual tape library and more.
Posted: 23 Aug 2010 | Premiered: Aug 23, 2010

Quantum Corporation

A Candid Examination of Data Deduplication
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
ANALYST REPORT: This DCIG analyst report will provide a detailed look at the benefits, primary role and implementation methods of data deduplication.
Posted: 17 Aug 2010 | Published: 26 Aug 2009

Symantec Corporation

Presentation Transcript: Understanding Dedupe
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Access this presentation transcript, brought to you by SearchStorage.com, to develop a better understanding of data deduplication from one of the world’s leading experts on deduplication – W. Curtis Preston.
Posted: 10 Aug 2010 | Published: 10 Aug 2010

Symantec Corporation

Revolutionizing Application Performance Through Optimized Disk I/O
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines a new approach to improving application performance, which is capable of delivering millions of IOPS and tens of GB/s throughput and allows capacity and performance to scale independently. Read on to learn about this cost effective, easy to use approach to dramatically improving application performance.
Posted: 10 Aug 2010 | Published: 10 Aug 2010

Kaminario

Data Center Service Management: A New Imperative for Managing Today's Data Centers
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: To appropriately apply the principles of DCSM, a comprehensive enterprise solution must be able to provide significant levels of control over the infrastructure. Aperture VISTA® is the only enterprise-wide solution to be able to deliver all aspects of DCSM with a multidimensional perspective.
Posted: 30 Jul 2010 | Published: 30 Jul 2010

Emerson Network Power

Reducing Storage Complexity with Sun Unified Storage
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: IT organizations of all sizes are struggling to deal with the tremendous growth in data and the complexity of managing it all. IT organizations of all sizes are struggling to deal with the tremendous growth in data and the complexity of managing it all. Read this whitepaper to learn more.
Posted: 26 Jul 2010 | Published: 26 Jul 2010

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Quantum DXi Deduplication Appliance Makes Backup and Recovery an Easy Case
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
CASE STUDY: When Baker & McKenzie’s tape-based data protection strategy reached its limits, they decided to switch to a centralized backup solution with a DXi deduplication appliance as the foundation. Read this case study to learn why Baker & McKenzie decided to go with Quantum’s solution to handle their backup and recovery needs.
Posted: 23 Jul 2010 | Published: 23 Jul 2010

Quantum Corporation
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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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