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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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The Department of Embryology at the Carnegie Institution for Science Tackles Volume and Variety of Research Data with Data-Aware Scale-Out NAS
sponsored by Qumulo
CASE STUDY: Learn how this research institution saw huge benefits in capacity planning and scalability by adopting a data-aware, scale-out NAS storage system. Learn what they gained by deploying a 4 node, NFS and SMB-based cluster with a petabyte of raw capacity by clicking inside.
Posted: 26 Jul 2017 | Published: 26 Jul 2017

Qumulo

Speed Was the Key Benefit of This Software Security Company's New Backup System
sponsored by Reduxio
CASE STUDY: In this interview by 3 leading officers of a pioneering software defined security company, discover the benefits they gained by adopting a new scalable and high-speed backup and disaster recovery program.
Posted: 30 Jun 2017 | Published: 15 Jul 2016

Reduxio

Accelerating Array Networks with Flash Systems
sponsored by Reduxio
CASE STUDY: Click into this case study to learn how this North American network provider improved capacity, reduced latency, allowed them to speed up database performance, and more by adopting this flash offering.
Posted: 21 Jun 2017 | Published: 21 Jun 2017

Reduxio

Object Storage Architecture: Mitigating Complexity, Capacity, and Archival Concerns
sponsored by SanDisk Corporation
EGUIDE: This expert resource serves as your full guide to object storage implementation, with cloud workload, sync-and-share, API-accessible storage, and more use cases examined. Download now to gain full access, learning how object storage maintains the unstructured data deluge, and view an object vs. file vs. block storage bake off.
Posted: 21 Jun 2017 | Published: 15 Jun 2017

SanDisk Corporation

An Overview of A New Style of Scale-Out NAS
sponsored by Qumulo
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about a new scale-out storage system designed to offer raw capacity at scale, as well as provide up-to-the-minute analysis, leverage both SSDs and HDDs, and more.
Posted: 07 Jun 2017 | Published: 07 Jun 2017

Qumulo

How True Scale-Out Flash Storage Works
sponsored by NetApp
DATA SHEET: Today's data centers need to provide performance and capacity without compromising either. Click inside to learn about this storage system designed to scale-out and provide you with the best way to balance these two.
Posted: 16 May 2017 | Published: 16 May 2017

NetApp

How Always-On Global Data Efficiencies Maximize System Capacity Without Performance vs. Capacity Trade-Offs
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a system that may be able to solve the capacity-performance dilemma. By combining strong SSD performance with a multi-layer compression and data deduplication technique, you'll be able to make flash scalability an economic reality.
Posted: 12 May 2017 | Published: 12 May 2017

NetApp

A Service Provider's Perspective: Scale-Up vs. Scale-Out
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how adopting a scale-up storage system can solve the problem of scale-out workloads. Click inside to discover why successful scale-out storage isn't automatic, the key capabilities of a scale-out storage array, and more.
Posted: 11 May 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

NetApp

How The EPFL was Able to Backup 50 Years of Jazz Music Archives
sponsored by SanDisk Corporation
CASE STUDY: In this case study, learn how the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), a Swedish research institute was able to backup more than 15,000 hours of content
Posted: 08 May 2017 | Published: 08 May 2017

SanDisk Corporation

Data-Aware, Scale-Out NAS for Splunk Environments
sponsored by Qumulo
RESOURCE: Splunk uses terabytes of data to provide analytics and deep analysis, but storing all that information can be a challenge. Click inside to learn the benefits of applying scale-out NAS to your Splunk environment.
Posted: 05 May 2017 | Published: 05 May 2017

Qumulo

Vaisala Adopted Modern Scale-Out Storage to Handle Growing Data Volumes
sponsored by Qumulo
CASE STUDY: Learn how the environmental research firm Vaisala were able to speed performance to handle the growing volume and velocity of data they were using by adopting a data-aware-scale-out NAS system in this case study.
Posted: 04 May 2017 | Published: 04 May 2017

Qumulo

MSG Networks, Inc. Achieves MVP Performance Thanks to the Versatility and Flexibility of NAS Scale-Out Storage
sponsored by Qumulo
CASE STUDY: Moving into the digital realm meant MSG Networks Inc. needed to find a new, scalable storage system. In this case study, learn how they were able to do that by adopting a scale-out NAS system.
Posted: 03 May 2017 | Published: 03 May 2017

Qumulo

Your Guide to Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools
sponsored by Nlyte Software
EGUIDE: The definition of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tools varies, but the nature of these tools is to give you deeper insight into your IT infrastructure and facilities. This e-guide gives you an understanding of DCIM, how to incorporate the tools into your organization, their impact on modern data centers, and more.
Posted: 17 Jul 2017 | Published: 12 Jul 2017

Nlyte Software

What are Continuous Data Protection Software's Pros And Cons?
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
EGUIDE: Click inside this expert-guide and learn the pros and cons of continuous data protection software.
Posted: 26 Jun 2017 | Published: 20 Jun 2017

Dell EMC and Intel®

The Scalability Race: Object Storage Vs. Scale-Out NAS
sponsored by Datera
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, learn why the scale-out software-defined storage systems are edging-out traditional systems, and explore how scale-out NAS is evolving to compete with newer SDS object storage platforms, and evaluate which one may be right for your business.
Posted: 19 May 2017 | Published: 18 May 2017

Datera

How Storage Is Catching Up with the DevOps Revolution
sponsored by Pure Storage
EGUIDE: In this essential guide, discover why DevOps requirements are shifting how enterprises consume and deploy storage resources to a more-cloud focused approach. Download now to gain guidance on storage technologies most appropriate for Agile development, including VM-aware secondary storage, hyper-convergence, and more.
Posted: 20 Apr 2017 | Published: 18 Apr 2017

Pure Storage

Flash Storage Caching Boosts Application Performance—but Requires Balance
sponsored by Pure Storage
EGUIDE: Use this guide as a comprehensive resource for evaluating flash caching benefits, trade-offs, 3 main implementation models, and determine where to cache in order to leverage faster media and improve I/O performance.
Posted: 20 Apr 2017 | Published: 17 Apr 2017

Pure Storage

SQL Server SSD Technology Becoming a Solid Storage Choice
sponsored by Pure Storage
EGUIDE: Access this e-guide to clue into exactly why SSD is emerging as a solid storage choice for SQL Server. Our experts highlight how SSD's embedded controller ensures the integrity of the data stored in the drive, and address your concerns centered on drive reliability and longevity.
Posted: 20 Apr 2017 | Published: 17 Apr 2017

Pure Storage

Which Types of Flash Make the Most Sense for Virtualization?
sponsored by Pure Storage
EGUIDE: Which types of flash make the most sense for a virtualized environment? In this expert guide, George Crump evaluates the durability of three types of flash—single-level, multi-level, and triple-level cell. Read on to also delve into three flash form factors to consider when implementing it on virtual workloads.
Posted: 20 Apr 2017 | Published: 19 Apr 2017

Pure Storage

3D-Nand Boosts Capacity to Push All-flash Data Center
sponsored by Avnet
EGUIDE: Because the demand for storage capacity is so insatiable, storage media suppliers have had to look for new ways to increase the capacity of their flash products. Discover how to do so here with 3D-Nand-powered SSD, achieving higher densities at a lower cost per bit.
Posted: 10 Apr 2017 | Published: 05 Apr 2017

Avnet

Solid-State Storage Device Buyers Want Performance
sponsored by Avnet
EGUIDE: Read this expert guide to flesh out flash implementation, and discover why I/O performance lags, capacity concerns, and server virtualization are fueling SSD appliance adoption. Additionally, learn the top 3 apps storage admins indicate are in most need of flash.
Posted: 07 Apr 2017 | Published: 05 Apr 2017

Avnet

Why IT Is Slowly Embracing Composable Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: In this guide, you'll discover how to simplify IT orchestration and improve dynamic resource allocation with a combined composable infrastructure and OpenStack-based hybrid cloud platform. Read on to both meet expanding workload demands and improve access to on-premises IT resources.
Posted: 09 Feb 2017 | Published: 06 Feb 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Data Center Capacity Planning: Accounting for IoT, Considering Containers, and Combatting Unpredictability
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: This exclusive guide illustrates 5 key tips to help you tackle data center capacity planning. Read on to receive advice on how to prepare for IoT projects, use MIPS and MSU to measure mainframe capacity, and more.
Posted: 09 Feb 2017 | Published: 09 Feb 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Dell Storage for HPC with Intel Enterprise Edition 2.3 for Lustre
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In high performance computing, the efficient delivery of data to and from compute nodes is often complicated to execute. Discover how to deliver the high performance and availability your HPC system craves by deploying a scale-out storage appliance complete with an open source parallel file system.
Posted: 22 Dec 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2015

Dell EMC and Intel®

Ctac Drives Competitive Advantage with Real-Time Cloud Apps on SAP HANA
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Ctac, an ICT solution provider and SAP Value Added Reseller, wanted to enable its customers to gain the advantages of real-time analytics, without imposing high, up-front investments in new infrastructure. Access this case study to learn how they achieved this goal with a scalable, flexible cloud infrastructure for S/4HANA.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 02 Nov 2016

IBM
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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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