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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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Modernize IT to Unleash Productivity
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to determine if a lack of networking and storage capabilities is holding you back, your best strategy for optimizing them, and how to ultimately put your organization ahead of the competition.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 03 Jun 2016

HPE and Intel®

Top 10 Reasons to Optimize Data Center Infrastructure Management
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to find 10 key reasons to optimize how you map out connectivity, understand usage, track equipment, and plan and monitor change in your data center.
Posted: 01 Jun 2016 | Published: 03 Nov 2015

CommScope

Simplify Your VDI With Hyperconvergence
sponsored by SimpliVity
RESOURCE CENTER: Starting a VDI project with a minimum viable VDI platform allows you to see how VDI will work with your end-users. The challenge is to build this "mini VDI" with respect to how you eventually move to full deployment. This is where a hyperconverged solution suits VDI best. Find out how easy VDI becomes when you leverage hyperconvergence.
Posted: 22 Apr 2016 | Published: 22 Apr 2016

SimpliVity

Achieve a Better VDI Density Benchmark
sponsored by SimpliVity
RESOURCE CENTER: This custom article takes a look at the benchmarking process used for capacity testing SimpliVity VDI platforms on hyper-converged infrastructures. Read on and you'll learn about the benchmark results and how it faired in desktop and capacity performance, why hyper-converged platforms are well suited to VDI workloads in the first place, and more.
Posted: 20 Apr 2016 | Published: 20 Apr 2016

SimpliVity

Buyer’s Guide: Capacity Planning Tool Checklist
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, see and a side-by-side comparison and descriptions of 6 capacity planning tool technology types. There are options for accuracy, scalability, automation, and 3 more.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Published: 19 Feb 2016

TeamQuest Corporation

Simplify Capacity Management and Transcend the Boundaries of IT and the Business through Aligned Metrics
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WEBCAST: In this webcast, discover one capacity management option that can help overcome common IT challenges. Learn how sophisticated analytics can provide quick access to metrics like risk factors and current health of the business, all within a business value dashboard that can unite business and IT goals.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Premiered: Feb 19, 2016

TeamQuest Corporation

Health and Risk: A New Paradigm for Capacity Management
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how capacity management can be successfully implemented today. Explore how complex challenges such as monitoring, analysis, and prediction can be distilled into two metrics—health and risk—making the process more manageable for everyone involved.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 18 Feb 2016

TeamQuest Corporation

How to Do Capacity Planning
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore scenario-based capacity planning—a.k.a. one-at-a-time or "what-if" capacity planning—as well as automated predictive analytics designed to handle complex and rapidly changing virtualized and cloud environments.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 18 Feb 2016

TeamQuest Corporation

Rise Above IT Chaos: Navigate IT Complexity and Deliver Business Value
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about the common causes of IT chaos, and how to overcome these challenges by leveraging predictive analytics, intelligent capacity planning, and more.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 10 Feb 2016

TeamQuest Corporation

Infographic: The IT Capacity Dilemma
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, ask these 4 quick questions to determine if you're facing an IT capacity dilemma. Plus, read on to learn about a cloud strategy that can ensure you never run out of capacity, only pay for capacity you use, and more.
Posted: 01 Dec 2015 | Published: 01 Dec 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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

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

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

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

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.
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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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