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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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Maximizing Cloud Efficiency by Managing Capacity Planning
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: One of the benefits of the cloud is its elasticity, however, while capacity may be infinite, buying capacity from your provider after deployment can be expensive. In this expert whitepaper, we speak with an industry insider on capacity planning when entering a cloud provider service agreement.
Posted: 03 Oct 2013 | Published: 03 Oct 2013

TeamQuest Corporation

Tips and Strategies for Enabling a Storage Chargeback
sponsored by APTARE
WEBCAST: This webcast explores why you should implement a chargeback solution, different models, chargeback vs. showback, key business requirements – what is your storage TCO? Find out how to get started now.
Posted: 01 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Oct 1, 2013

APTARE

How to Set up Storage Chargeback Reports
sponsored by APTARE
WEBCAST: This brief webcast details step-by-step instructions for setting up storage chargeback reports.
Posted: 01 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Oct 1, 2013

APTARE

How to Measure Storage Utilization and Efficiency
sponsored by APTARE
CASE STUDY: In this white paper, you will discover how a Fortune 50 Company implemented a capacity manager solution to provide a 360 degree view of their storage capacity – providing them the visibility they needed to accurately track how, where and when storage was used throughout the global company.
Posted: 30 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

APTARE

Case Study: Balancing Growth and Capacity Constraints with Unified Storage
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: A 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

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

Building an Enterprise Analytics Platform:The Beauty of SAS® Grid Computing
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will help you explore grid computing and how your organization can benefit.
Posted: 30 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Jul 2013

SAS

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.

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

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

It's Time to Address the Visibility Challenge Surrounding Applications
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Are you ready to solve the application visibility challenge? This resource outlines how a next-gen visibility solution provides the end-to-end visibility you need to win the battle.
Posted: 13 Aug 2013 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

Citrix

Taneja Group Solution Brief: High-End Storage For Everyone
sponsored by Exablox
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores what SMB and departmental storage buyers should both require and expect from storage solutions to meet their business goals, and how traditional mid- market storage based on old technologies can fall short. Dive in to discover real-life experiences, benefits, cost effectiveness and ease of management
Posted: 31 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Exablox

Enterasys Data Center Networking – Connectivity and Topology Design Guide
sponsored by Enterasys
WHITE PAPER: View key concepts that will help you build a data center fabric capable of meeting the needs of both organizations and users both today and in the future. View now to learn more!
Posted: 31 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Enterasys

Seven Things to Look for in a Colocation Provider
sponsored by SAVVIS
WEBCAST: This resource outlines the difference between the data center and colocation services and explains the different types of colocation providers out there. In addition, view the top seven things you should look for in any potential colocation provider.
Posted: 29 Jul 2013 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2012

SAVVIS

Tuning Performance, Capacity Management Ch. 3
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EGUIDE: As data centers continue to virtualize resources, server capacity planning poses new challenges. While these modern data center trends have enabled profound flexibility, they also require IT pros to better plan for spikes in resource demand. This article examines the issues for modern-day server capacity planning.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 17 Jul 2013

SearchDataCenter.com

Big Data: Implications on Storage
sponsored by EMC
EGUIDE: This e-guide explains big data in storage terms, examining the ways it stresses traditional IT capabilities and architecture.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 16 Jul 2013

EMC
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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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