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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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Strategic Insight for Your SAP Deployment: The Top 3 Techniques for Capacity and Performance Management
sponsored by HyPerformix
WHITE PAPER: The emerging best practice of predictive analysis provides accurate predictions of performance and capacity, hands-on real observed results, that allow you to make informed business decisions about IT investments.
Posted: 16 Jul 2008 | Published: 16 Jul 2008


Making IT Invisible: NetApp Storage for Virtual Server Environments
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Server virtualization provides liquidity to IT by delivering improved hardware utilization, physical server consolidation, increased availability and lower data center operating costs.
Posted: 08 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2008


Aligning IT and Business with Demand Management
sponsored by SERENA Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Demand Management (DM) is a component of a full-featured Project Portfolio Management (PPM) practice. Demand comes from many sources and all phases of the project lifecycle. Capacity management must consider all of these.
Posted: 05 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 May 2008

SERENA Software, Inc.

Greener Computing: Five Ways to Transform Your Business
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper shows how applying the principles of energy efficiency to your company's computers and servers can improve your productivity and decrease your carbon emissions in very specific ways.
Posted: 29 May 2008 | Published: 28 May 2008

Intel Corporation

XTS Introspect for XenApp: Beyond Monitoring - Intelligent Analytics for Virtualization
sponsored by XTS
DATA SHEET: Introspect from XTS delivers the capabilities Citrix enterprise customers need to maximize the value of their Citrix investments.
Posted: 19 May 2008 | Published: 01 May 2008


Managing Density in the Data Center: A Long-term Approach for the Future
sponsored by ADC Telecommunications Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the five key elements of maintaining managed density in the data center like planning, installation, cable management, accessibility and reliability.
Posted: 01 May 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

ADC Telecommunications Inc.

Simplifying Citrix XenApp -- Get the Insight you Need to Optimize Your Citrix Investment
sponsored by XTS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an analytical perspective on how to best manage your Citrix environment.
Posted: 10 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008


An Introduction to the HP Virtual Server Environment
sponsored by PC Connection and HP
BOOK: The VSE is a suite of HP virtualization products and solutions that run on HP 9000 and HP Integrity servers.
Posted: 19 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2007

PC Connection and HP

Veeam Monitor for VMware Infrastructure
sponsored by Veeam Software
DATA SHEET: With monitoring and alerting designed for the virtual world, support for troubleshooting, trending and capacity planning, Veeam Monitor equips you to proactively manage VI3 system performance.
Posted: 17 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2008

Veeam Software

How to Implement Chargeback in a Virtualized Data Center Using the Resource Consumption Model
sponsored by VKernel
WHITE PAPER: When IT professionals make massive investments in the virtualized data center, financial controls to contain sprawl and maintain control are essential. This white paper shows you how to do so by implementing chargeback.
Posted: 27 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2008


How to Resolve Capacity Bottlenecks and Ensure Great Performance in Your VMware ESX Environment
sponsored by VKernel
WHITE PAPER: In virtualized data centers, the fact that all applications and users can impact each other combined with a lack of resource monitoring can cause poor performance and even system downtime. This white paper provides a formula to avoid these problems.
Posted: 26 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2008


Building an Infrastructure That Enables Log Management Best Practices
sponsored by RSA
WHITE PAPER: This paper takes the next logical step by guiding organizations in establishing the criteria for an infrastructure to help realize best practices and build a technology strategy for comprehensive security information and event management.
Posted: 14 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007


End-to-end Solutions to Enable Log Management Best Practices
sponsored by RSA
WHITE PAPER: This third paper in the series, describes end-to-end solutions that combine security information and event management (SIEM) and tiered storage technologies based on the RSA enVision platform and EMC networked storage solutions.
Posted: 14 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007


Global Data Deduplication Results with NetBackup PureDisk
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: At the heart of NetBackup PureDisk customers will find flexible deduplication technology, a highly scalable software-based storage system, and integration with NetBackup for greater functionality.
Posted: 07 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

Symantec Corporation

Niksun NetX Data Sheet
sponsored by NIKSUN
HARDWARE LISTING: NIKSUN NetX provides centralized, enterprise-wide reports and analysis on application, service and network security/performance.
Posted: 30 Jan 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2005


5 Ways IT Equipment Rentals Can Save Your Neck
sponsored by Canvas Systems
WHITE PAPER: Find out how renting pre-owned IT equipment can help your business succeed in completing projects.
Posted: 14 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

Canvas Systems

Designing Storage For Exchange 2007
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WEBCAST: This Webcast will help you design a storage system that best matches the needs of your organization, providing tips on determining system needs and tools and resources for implementation.
Posted: 25 Sep 2007 | Premiered: Sep 25, 2007, 09:00 EDT (13:00 GMT)

Dell, Inc.

Data Center Consolidation: Management Foundation Based on Service-Driven Operations
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper learn how to address the problem of Data Center consolidation and how the adoption of a corresponding centralized management approach can bring significant benefits to your organization.
Posted: 24 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2006

Hewlett-Packard Company

Cisco Interconnect Solutions for HP BladeSystem c-Class
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: The latest switch technology allows you to cut down on the amount of physical assets, reduce problem resolution times and ensure information security and regulatory compliance in the data center.
Posted: 29 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

Hewlett-Packard Company

HP BladeSystem c-Class architecture
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to manage the consequences of high density data centers with a technology that allows an administrator to maximize computing resources, improve flexibility and better manage power and cooling costs.
Posted: 29 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

Hewlett-Packard Company

EMC Rainfinity Global File Virtualization
sponsored by EMC Rainfinity
WHITE PAPER: Discover how EMC Rainfinity Global File Virtualization dramatically changes networked storage management. It virtualizes unstructured data environments and moves data - including active, open files - without disruption.
Posted: 22 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

EMC Rainfinity

Avoiding Costs from Oversizing Data Center and Network Room Infrastructure
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes how the physical and power infrastructure of data centers and network rooms is typically oversized by more than 100%. Statistics related to oversizing are also presented, as well as the costs and fundamental reasons why oversizing occurs. An architecture and method for avoiding oversizing is described.
Posted: 04 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2005

Schneider Electric

Thin Provisioning: ESG Storage Innovation Series Focus on 3PAR
sponsored by 3PAR
WHITE PAPER: Thin Provisioning minimizes the cumbersome task of storage provisioning while improving capacity utilization. Is Thin Provisioning a requirement in your data storage environment today? If not you may need to consider it.
Posted: 07 May 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2006


Dell Exchange 2007 Advisor and Representative Deployments
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses in detail the sizing features implemented in Dell Exchange 2007 Advisor Tool and deployment guidance for three reference architectures of small, medium and large Exchange environments.
Posted: 03 May 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

Dell, Inc.

A New Approach to Capacity Optimization
sponsored by SEPATON
WHITE PAPER: Get expert insight from the Taneja Group on one of today's most intriguing technologies - capacity optimization. View this report to learn how capacity optimization solutions can help organizations manage growing amounts of data without breaking the bank.
Posted: 06 Apr 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2006

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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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