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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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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 Data Progression
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 prince point.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 19 Nov 2013

Dell and VMware

iBurst (Pty) Ltd. - IBM RTC Client Success Video
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 per cent – 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

SSB puts Reliable Public Transport on the Fast Track with IBM and SAP
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Access this white paper to learn how Stuttgarter StraBenbahnen AG (SSB) was able manage growing quantities of data and provide fast access to vital information, extending its existing storage environment – based on IBM system storage SAN volume Controller – with high-performance IBM flash storage system technology.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Oct 2013

IBM

US Healthcare Insurance Company Success Story
sponsored by ORSYP
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses a solution that provides capacity management and enables greater visibility.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Oct 2013

ORSYP

APTARE StorageConsole: Product Suite
sponsored by APTARE
DATA SHEET: This two page data sheet explores an innovative storage capacity manager designed to help organizations manage explosive data growth and complex infrastructure. Find out how this technology also helps maximize storage utilization, improves capacity planning and reduces costs.
Posted: 29 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

APTARE

APTARE StorageConsole: Capacity Manager
sponsored by APTARE
DATA SHEET: This two page data sheet explores an innovative storage capacity manager designed to help organizations maximize storage utilization, improve capacity planning and reduce costs.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

APTARE

APTARE StorageConsole Backup Manager
sponsored by APTARE
DATA SHEET: This informative paper examines a backup and recovery software solution that can help you increase your backup and restore success, streamline compliance, improve backup performance and much more. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 25 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

APTARE

Expert Insight: How Deduplication Fits Into Data Protection Strategies
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the steady migration of backup data deduplication toward disaster recovery strategies. Discover the reasons why deduplication is a logical fit for DR applications and find out everything you need to know to select the right solution for your business.
Posted: 23 Oct 2013 | Published: 23 Oct 2013

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

Achieving Storage Efficiency with Unified Storage and Real-time Compression
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides insight into a state-of-the-art storage system that delivers your enterprise with the financial benefits you need to meet the growing storage requirements within the limits of a constrained budget.
Posted: 27 Sep 2013 | Published: 02 Oct 2012

IBM

Big Data: Addressing Costs, Performance, Capacity, and Management Complexity with Virtualization
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: This case study reveals how multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Dar Al-Handasah was able to rationalize and optimize its storage infrastructure in the age of big data with virtualization. Read on to learn how you can mirror Dar Al-Handasah's storage success.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

IBM

IDC Paper - Enterprise Storage: Efficient, Virtualized, & Flash Optimized
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this IDC white paper, you will discover how IBMs Storwize family of storage offerings is changing the game by delivering a robust enterprise-grade virtualization platform that is efficient, cost effective, and optimized. Find out how IBMs family of solutions can help IT organizations be more efficient by doing more with fewer resources.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

Navigating your Future within an SOA information manufacturing system
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
BOOK: As the IT industry reaches maturity, IT departments should think of themselves not as data centres but as manufacturing centres for information. Terry Keene argues in this short e-book.
Posted: 27 Aug 2013 | Published: 27 Aug 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

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.

Evergreen Films
sponsored by NetApp
CASE STUDY: Discover how an award winning production company deployed NetApp tiered storage used as a mobile "flight case" to help process on-set dailies.
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

NetApp

Coffee Break: Embracing Tiered Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper lauds the benefits of tiered storage and how it can help you deal with booming data demands.
Posted: 23 Oct 2013 | Published: 23 Oct 2013

Dell, Inc.

Optimizing Datacenter and Cloud Performance: The TeamQuest Approach
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the importance of performance management and capacity planning and the benefits it can bring.
Posted: 30 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

TeamQuest Corporation

Case Study: Balancing Growth and Capacity Constraints with Unified Storage
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: multi-faceted organization in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, which hosts over 100 events per year, deploy an innovative storage system to expand their storage capacity to support a steady increase in media content while allowing plenty of room for future growth.
Posted: 27 Sep 2013 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2012

IBM

IBM SAN Volume Controller and IBM FlashSystem 820: Best Practices and Performance Capabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper documents best practice configurations for integrating flash with a block storage virtualization appliance. It also details the potential performance gains that such systems can provide and information about your options for cache usage and real-time compression.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 24 Jul 2013

IBM

VMware vSphere with Operations Management
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how you can overcome these capacity management and performance monitoring complexities a single pane of glass to optimize capacity and monitor workload performance.
Posted: 23 Sep 2013 | Published: 23 Aug 2013

Dell and VMware

Data Center Capacity Management
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide presents a list of important items to include in your data center's capacity planning and performance monitoring program.
Posted: 10 Sep 2013 | Published: 10 Sep 2013

IBM

Simplify Network Monitoring with Ixia Anue NTO
sponsored by Ixia
VIDEO: Are you ready to make network monitoring simple and secure again? View this video to learn about a solution that can help you achieve just that.
Posted: 03 Sep 2013 | Premiered: 03 Sep 2013

Ixia

How One School Enhanced Their Educational Experience and Secured Their Campus
sponsored by Extreme Networks
CASE STUDY: This case study reveals which leading edge network Price of Wales Island International School used to enhance their educational experience for staff and students and to boost campus security.
Posted: 30 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Extreme Networks
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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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