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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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FlashSystem 840: Macro Efficiency video
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This brief video highlights how IBM FlashSystem 840 allows organizations to gain greater efficiency to deploy new services and consolidate to reduce facilities costs.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 15 Jan 2014

IBM

Ricoh Americas Corporation client reference (VIDEO)
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Ricoh Americas Corporation implemented a virtualized storage environment which included IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller, IBM XIV Storage System and IBM System Storage DS8000, enabling seamless migration and more efficient storage management.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 09 Feb 2012

IBM

NZP Increases Manufacturing Capacity with SYSPRO
sponsored by SYSPRO
WHITE PAPER: This brief case study explores how the right ERP system enabled New Zealand Pharmaceuticals (NZP) to increase manufacturing capacity and flexibility, improve inventory visibility, and more.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2011

SYSPRO

Introduction to Amazon Auto Scaling
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers how Amazon Web Services Auto Scaling can eliminate the problems that come with automated or manual cloud scaling efforts.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

Global Knowledge

Migrating to Exchange 2013 from Legacy Exchange
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this technical brief to understand the benefits and challenges of migrating legacy Microsoft Exchange platforms to Exchange 2013, and find out how Dell Migration Manger can help.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell Software

Break Down Siloes with a Single Data Center Management Solution
sponsored by nlyte Software
CASE STUDY: This case study covers the solution a technology leader chose in order to break down the siloes in their data centers with a single point of management.
Posted: 11 Feb 2014 | Published: 11 Feb 2014

nlyte Software

Discover Why Capacity Planning is Critical to Cloud Success
sponsored by SearchCloudComputing.com
EGUIDE: A successful cloud computing initiative balances costs with efficiency. Accomplishing that requires proper capacity planning.
Posted: 29 Jan 2014 | Published: 29 Jan 2014

SearchCloudComputing.com

Better Manage your Virtual, Private, and Hybrid Cloud Infrastructures with Red Hat CloudForms
sponsored by Red Hat
VIDEO: This video covers a Red Hat product that can give you the right tools to better manage any type of data center.
Posted: 04 Dec 2013 | Premiered: 12 Apr 2013

Red Hat

Flash-optimized storage: Improve I/O performance for less
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This resource showcases how a flash-optimized storage solution has changed the economics of flash storage and opens up the use of flash to a broader set of deployments at a more accessible price point.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 19 Nov 2013

Dell and VMware

Client Success Video: IBM RTC
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: In this short video, you will discover how a leading South African wireless broadband provider deployed IBM Real-time Compression Appliances to reduce storage utilization by more than 80 percent – enabling them to defer additional storage equipment purchases and accelerate user access to data.
Posted: 18 Nov 2013 | Premiered: May 23, 2012

IBM

IDC: Enterprise Storage: Efficient, Virtualised, and Flash Optimised
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this informative paper, learn how advanced software defined storage capabilities that are easy to deploy help deliver a robust enterprise-grade virtualization platform that is efficient, cost effective and optimized. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

Presentation Transcript: Reigning in Storage Costs: The Critical Nexus of Unmanaged Data and Out-of-Control Capacity Demand
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript features Jon Toigo, a 35+ year IT veteran and storage guru, who discusses the obstacles of data management and mismanagement.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 02 Apr 2014

CommVault Systems, Inc.

Podcast: Reigning in Storage Costs: The Critical Nexus of Unmanaged Data and Out-of-Control Capacity Demand
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
PODCAST: This exclusive podcast features Jon Toigo, a 35+ year IT veteran and storage guru, who discusses the obstacles of data management and mismanagement.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Mar 25, 2014

CommVault Systems, 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

With Virtualization and the Private Cloud, the Target Keeps Moving
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EGUIDE: Automation and server virtualization can help an organization enjoy the benefits of the private cloud model while keeping control of data.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

SearchServerVirtualization

Your Roadmap for Data Center Consolidation
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This article gives a description of an approach to consolidation that has been successful for a growing number of organizations. The approach responds to a number of problems that typically arise when consolidating into an existing data center.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

APC by Schneider Electric

10000 Series - Acceleration for VMware ESX Servers
sponsored by QLogic Corporation
APPLICATION NOTE: Take a look at this concise resource to find out how this flash-based acceleration tool can use your existing SAN infrastructure to increase your storage capacity, while continuing SAN data protection and compliance policies.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

QLogic Corporation

How to unlock your storage solution's potential capacity
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WEBCAST: Watch this concise webcast to find out the key features and benefits of HP's storage solution, which will give you the capacity required for future growth.
Posted: 06 Feb 2014 | Premiered: Nov 11, 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

IBM Helps Transform Workload Management and Global System Access
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Check out this case study to find out how one solution provided an organization with the flexibility and capacity they need in order to manage their growing data workloads.
Posted: 20 Jan 2014 | Published: 19 Mar 2012

IBM

Case Study - Stomo
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
CASE STUDY: When STOMO underwent expansion, the additional data traffic generated put pressure on the company's wide area network. By deploying Steelhead appliances, STOMO has achieved annual savings of $13,000 by avoiding bandwidth upgrades, increased its optimized bandwidth capacity three-fold, and reduced network traffic by more than 70%.
Posted: 20 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Volvo IT Provides Fast Response on its WAN
sponsored by ORSYP
CASE STUDY: This exclusive case study discusses how an automobile company utilized a solution to reveal the attenuation of WAN links that increased latency on the IT network, allowing them to address the problem quickly and effectively. Read on to learn how you can achieve similar results.
Posted: 09 Jan 2014 | Published: 09 Jan 2014

ORSYP

Optimize data center virtualization with strategic capacity planning
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this e-guide from SearchServerVirtualization.com, our Virtualization expert David Davis talks about maximizing server space, capacity planning tools and the challenges of capacity planning. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Published: 25 Nov 2013

VMware, Inc.

The Disturbing Truth About Terascale and Petascale Storage
sponsored by Scality Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource reveals an unsettling truth about today's terascale and petascale storage challenges. Discover why traditional storage architectures are falling short and explore the concept of object storage and how it can help you overcome these and other critical obstacles. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 22 Nov 2013 | Published: 18 Nov 2013

Scality 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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