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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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A Capacity for Containerization
sponsored by SearchITOperations
EBOOK: There's a fair bit of mystery about just how containerization affects an IT infrastructure. Container deployment will likely require system admins to reconsider their data center's capacity-management plans. Access this e-guide to unravel that mystery and understand the exact impact containerization will have on your data center.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 29 Sep 2016


PACS Infrastructure in the Cloud: Addressing Security, Compliance, and TCO
sponsored by Ambra
EBOOK: Discover how to properly prevent the catastrophic loss of images, and optimize healthcare systems storage capacity, by deploying cloud-based archiving for the PACS infrastructure. Read on to create a highly agile environment for sharing and receiving medical data, and secure all expanding images on-demand.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 16 Sep 2016

Ambra

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Enhances Patient Care Delivery Via Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
CASE STUDY: Access this case study to learn how a converged infrastructure approach enabled Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to avoid project delays due to infrastructure and space constraints, respond more promptly to service requests, and enhance patient care delivery.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Published: 19 Feb 2016

Dell EMC and Intel®

How DNS Information Can Help Cut Millions from Your Infrastructure Costs
sponsored by Dyn
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains why DNS intelligence is the key to better network capacity planning and dynamic resourcing. Access now to begin planning to cut your infrastructure costs dramatically in the coming years.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 17 Oct 2016

Dyn

Expert Strategies for Virtualization Capacity Planning
sponsored by Hewlett Packard - Intel Xeon
EGUIDE: Explore this e-guide to learn about common mistakes and issues overlooked when it comes to capacity planning. In addition, find out the best ways to approach capacity planning in your virtual environment.
Posted: 15 Aug 2016 | Published: 15 Aug 2016

Hewlett Packard - Intel Xeon

Colgate-Palmolive Optimizes Virtual Environment With an Operations Manager: Maximizing Investments and Assuring Application Performance in the Process
sponsored by Turbonomic
CASE STUDY: The solution to the issue of improperly utilized resources was a simple implementation of an Operations Manager. Read this case study that outlines how using an Operations Manager solved virtualization issues and assisted in virtualizing new applications for Colgate-Palmolive in a short time.
Posted: 15 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Turbonomic

VMTurbo Applies Market-Based Modeling to Workload Performance Management Challenges
sponsored by Turbonomic
WHITE PAPER: Cloud management is the key to meeting dynamic workload performance demands. Read on to learn about the top cloud management tools that are being implemented across the United States, and gain insight into one company's approach.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2015

Turbonomic

How to Keep Private Cloud Costs in Check
sponsored by Dell EMC and Microsoft
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores how to keep private cloud infrastructure costs in check by carefully mapping out your organization's hardware, capacity, storage and networking requirements.
Posted: 04 Jun 2015 | Published: 04 Jun 2015

Dell EMC and Microsoft

WAN Virtualization: Increase Application Reliability and Lower Networking Costs
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Discover how WAN virtualization can help you increase application reliability and scale bandwidth all while lowering networking costs.
Posted: 15 May 2015 | Published: 24 Apr 2015

Citrix

VIRTUALIZATION REACHES BEYOND THE HYPERVISOR
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EBOOK: A data center's effectiveness can be bolstered with tools that properly assist in virtualization management and capacity planning.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 06 Apr 2015

SearchServerVirtualization

Get the Upper Hand on Virtual Machine Sprawl
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EBOOK: As hypervisor features have become increasingly similar, the next vendor battleground will be management software. Microsoft and VMware have similar capabilities, and now they'll look to make their product stand out by touting their management tools and complimentary products.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 19 Jan 2015

SearchServerVirtualization

Data Center Consolidation and Storage Trends
sponsored by Turbonomic
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores best practices for consolidating your data center architecture and examines the benefits of this process.
Posted: 23 Sep 2014 | Published: 23 Sep 2014

Turbonomic

SQL Diagnostic Manager: 2 Week Complimentary Trial
sponsored by Idera
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: To ensure optimal performance for your SQL Server, you need 24/7 monitoring to identify and diagnose issues quickly and effectively. Access a complimentary 14-day trial to SQL Diagnostic Manager.
Posted: 21 Jul 2014 | Premiered: 21 Jul 2014

Idera

Rethinking Storage in an Always-On World: Big Data Puts the Spotlight on Hyperscale Computing
sponsored by Red Hat and HP
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the benefits and challenges of working with big data, the type of storage it needs and best practices for deploying the right storage technology for you.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Red Hat and HP

Scale-Out Storage Ideal Solution for Unstructured Data Growth
sponsored by Red Hat and HP
WHITE PAPER: Find out why scale-out storage solutions are proving to be a popular alternative to traditional storage options.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Red Hat and HP

Business Intelligence: Cognos BI: The new era of capacity management: The art of the possible
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read the following white paper to see how Capacity Management Analytics can allow for capacity planners, system administrators, data center executives, and others to track, measure, and forecast capacity, pinpoint issues, and more.
Posted: 06 Jun 2014 | Published: 06 Jun 2014

IBM

Improve Your IT Management Strategy to Increase Efficiency and Business Agility
sponsored by CA Technologies.
CASE STUDY: This case study tells how one organization was able to leverage the lastest infrastrucutre monitoring solutions and how it helped them mitigate the challenges associated with tight budgets and increasing demands.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

CA Technologies.

Analyst report: The Optimal Path to the Private Cloud
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: Uncover a complete list of cloud computing benefits, as well as the best ways to move toward private cloud.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

EMC

Managing Data through Replication: Avoiding Errors, Improving Access
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Learn the ins and outs of data replication with this brief from the Center for Digital Government, and gain insight into how it works, what it offers and it's appeal to IT professionals.
Posted: 15 May 2014 | Published: 15 May 2014

Dell Software

Capabilities of leading RAID storage system may surprise you
sponsored by Dot Hill Systems Corp.
WHITE PAPER: SUSE needed a new storage infrastructure to accommodate over 80TB of data to host its core SUSE Linux Enterprise internal development environment. This case study illustrates how SUSE utilized one storage solution to address these issues and, in turn, reaped the many benefits.
Posted: 07 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Dot Hill Systems Corp.

EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS and RainStor with Hadoop for Efficient Big Data Management
sponsored by RainStor Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Many enterprises rely on Hadoop to manage and analyze large volumes of data, and as such, they are looking to deploy the right architecture to optimize compute and storage requirements. The traditional approach is running Hadoop on DAS -- but is there a better way?
Posted: 05 May 2014 | Published: 05 May 2014

RainStor Inc.

Case Study - Psomas
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
CASE STUDY: This exclusive case study discusses how a consulting engineering firm utilized a network optimization solution to enable their employees to share work and leverage resources wherever they happen to be.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 25 Apr 2014

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Next-generation storage for big data archives
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper presents a new generation of storage that incorporates the strengths of object storage while maintaining operational and functional flexibility.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Quantum Corporation

Optimize Data Center Virtualization And Maintain Costs
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide covers how to optimize your data center while maintaining costs through virtualizing your data center.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 27 Mar 2014

CA Technologies.

Case Study: Database Performance Without Sharding Headaches
sponsored by Clustrix
WHITE PAPER: This case study takes an inside look at the success that leading social discovery site Twoo.com found with the right distributed SQL database – which allowed the company to accommodate dramatic traffic growth, ease management complexity, and more.
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Published: 13 Mar 2014

Clustrix
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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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