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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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Capacity Planning Reports
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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

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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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 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


Guide to Private Cloud Capacity Planning
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EBOOK: In this exclusive e-book, take a closer look at best practices in private cloud capacity planning, as well as essential articles on: the difference between virtualization and cloud, 5 keys to private cloud automation, and more.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014


Your Roadmap for Data Center Consolidation
sponsored 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

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 Enterprise
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 Enterprise
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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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