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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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Virtual Data Center eZine - Volume 7
sponsored by Virtual Data Center eZine - Volume 7
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: 15 Feb 2009 | Published: 14 Feb 2009


Data Center Projects: System Planning
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: The planning sequence described in this paper covers the design of the data center's physical infrastructure layer, whose job it is to house, power, cool, and protect the data center's computing and network functions.
Posted: 04 Feb 2009 | Published: 03 Feb 2009

APC by Schneider Electric

Email Archiving: To SaaS or Not to Saas?
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the overall benefits and drawbacks of SaaS solutions, outlining the type of situations that are best suited for this kind of implementation.
Posted: 13 Jan 2009 | Published: 12 Jan 2009

Proofpoint, Inc.

ExaGrid: A Scalable Approach to Disk-based Backup
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Looking for a new disk-based backup solution? Download this Taneja Group white paper to learn some key criteria to consider when evaluating disk-based data protection vendors and how one company matches up against these criteria.
Posted: 20 Nov 2008 | Published: 20 Oct 2008

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

The Future Carrier Network: Adopting New Outsourcing Business Models
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: This paper is meant to help operators embrace a new strategy for differentiating and competing successfully in a market characterized by flux.
Posted: 17 Nov 2008 | Published: 17 Nov 2008

Alcatel-Lucent

VKernel Case Study: HOVENSA
sponsored by VKernel
CASE STUDY: Using the VKernel Capacity Bottleneck Analyzer, HOVENSA is able to continuously monitor shared CPU, memory, and storage usage to properly allocate the required resources among all of its deployed virtual machines.
Posted: 14 Nov 2008 | Published: 14 Nov 2008

VKernel

Achieving Profitable Growth through Exceptional Customer Experience
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper, Datamonitor focuses on nine key steps that can - and should - be taken by CSPs to improve standards by delivering outstanding service and achieving various objectives.
Posted: 07 Nov 2008 | Published: 07 Nov 2008

CA Technologies.

HP Insight Dynamics - VSE Software: Continuously Analyze and Optimize Your Adaptive Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: HP Insight Dynamics - VSE provides a single toolkit that helps in accelerating complex technology projects and simplifying daily operations.
Posted: 07 Oct 2008 | Published: 07 Oct 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

Genius Project4Domino (GP4D)
sponsored by Genius Inside
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Genius Project4Domino is an easy-to-use, Lotus Notes and web-based project management solution. Use the virtual workplace to manage projects and processes, where internal and external people can be involved. Register for our free trial.
Posted: 19 Sep 2008 | Premiered: 19 Sep 2008

Genius Inside

Advanced Load Balancing: 8 Must-have Features for Today's Network Demands
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Today’s web applications require more than simple load balancing. This white paper describes the 8 must-have features of a more comprehensive application delivery solution.
Posted: 19 Sep 2008 | Published: 07 Jun 2010

Citrix

Optimizing Storage with Global File Virtualization
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Global file virtualization is changing network storage management. Learn about a solution that allows organizations to easily simplify management, increase utilization, resolve performance bottlenecks, leverage tiered storage and lower TCO.
Posted: 03 Sep 2008 | Published: 03 Sep 2008

EMC Corporation

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

HyPerformix

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

NetApp

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

XTS

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

XTS

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

VKernel

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

VKernel

End-to-end Solutions to Enable Log Management Best Practices
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
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

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Building an Infrastructure That Enables Log Management Best Practices
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
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

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

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
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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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