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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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IT Handbook: Private Cloud Management
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EBOOK: This IT handbook examines the top reasons to consider private cloud computing. Find out why virtualization is a critical first step in your cloud initiative and obtain detailed information on the role of performance monitoring, capacity planning, and chargeback.
Posted: 14 Aug 2012 | Published: 14 Aug 2012

SearchDataCenter.com

Forrester: Datacentre Transformation
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
PRESENTATION: John Rakowski, advisor and analyst at Forrester, offers five tips on optimising and managing company datacentres.
Posted: 29 May 2012 | Published: 29 May 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

E-Brief: Capacity Planning for Virtualized Infrastructure
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EBRIEF: Explore current trends and tools for capacity planning in this expert e-brief. Discover how you can maximize server space and overcome top challenges of capacity planning to increase server utilization and ROI these tips from virtualization pro David Davis.
Posted: 16 Mar 2012 | Published: 16 Mar 2012

SearchDataCenter.com

Peer Reviews: vCenter Operations
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide features analyses of, and beta testers' reactions to, a new performance monitoring and capacity management tool. Also included are details surrounding the origins of the technology, with commentary from relevant professionals.
Posted: 29 Jan 2013 | Published: 29 Jan 2013

VMware, Inc.

Buyer's Checklist: Cloud gateway appliances
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: Cloud storage services often fit in best when used as a storage tier for nearline, archive or backup data. Cloud gateway appliances integrate easily and provide an easy on-ramp to cloud storage. In any of those scenarios, the essential element is a cloud gateway appliance that integrates on-site storage operations with cloud storage services.
Posted: 30 Nov 2012 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

SearchStorage.com

VeloBit HyperCache: SSD Caching Software
sponsored by VeloBit
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Database performance and capacity can be increased cost-effectively by placing frequently used data in compressed form in a high-performance cache. Download your free 30-day trial of VeloBit HyperCache now and begin seeing improved performance within an hour.
Posted: 11 Sep 2012 | Premiered: 11 Sep 2012

VeloBit

Capacity Utilization Efficiency Not Above Your Pay Grade - Presentation Transcript
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript discusses how to maximize efficiency in data storage environments and also outlines capacity utilization efficiency, including data archiving technologies.
Posted: 06 Sep 2012 | Published: 06 Sep 2012

Dell, Inc.

Capacity Management & Lean Six Sigma: Steps Towards Removing IT Waste
sponsored by ORSYP
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for help identifying and eliminating waste across IT operations, and discover new approaches that can improve capacity management and streamline resources. Learn how to more easily control the complexity that comes with virtualization and cloud computing.
Posted: 28 Aug 2012 | Published: 28 Aug 2012

ORSYP

Cornell University Chooses Red Hat Storage for Demanding HPC Environment
sponsored by Red Hat
CASE STUDY: In this case study, learn how a New York University found a storage solution that helped to promote research, education and technology transfer in biotech, and explore the solution that's robust enough to perform DNA sequencing, proteomics and imaging.
Posted: 15 Aug 2012 | Published: 15 Aug 2012

Red Hat

Case Study: University of Connecticut School of Business
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This case study profiles a Connecticut university's data center migration to virtualization optimized servers and storage solutions. Check it out to learn how this school realized a 20% reduction in cooling and power costs, 30% savings in storage costs and a 97% reduction in downtime. Read on to see if you too can double your processing capacity.
Posted: 18 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Dell, Inc.

Capacity Planning for Virtualized Infrastructure
sponsored by EMC Corporation
EZINE: Learn how your organization can improve capacity planning and make the most of your hardware. This expert e-zine presents common challenges of capacity planning and effective tools that can help.
Posted: 14 Jun 2012 | Published: 31 Mar 2012

EMC Corporation

Cloud Capacity Planning: A Must-Have
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide discusses the necessity of implementing effective capacity planning for your cloud environment. Discover tips that can help you master this task so you can ensure sustainable success.
Posted: 13 Jun 2012 | Published: 13 Jun 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Global Cloud-Integrated Storage
sponsored by Panzura
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to discover a file system designed to provide global file sharing and collaboration, centralized storage capacity and easy cloud-based storage - while presenting all clients with real-time common and consistent views of the files.
Posted: 05 Jun 2012 | Published: 05 Jun 2012

Panzura

Quantifying the Business Benefits of Scale-Out Network Attached Storage Solution
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Learn why scale-out is more beneficial than scale-up storage systems for Big Data environments in this IDC white paper.
Posted: 05 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

EMC Corporation

Data Sheet: ORSYP Capacity Optimization Assessment
sponsored by ORSYP
WHITE PAPER: Discover how performance and capacity management software can help prevent your infrastructure from becoming too complex and costly to operate. This white paper outlines how your organisation can optimise their IT environment with this software.
Posted: 31 May 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

ORSYP

Analytics Required to Successfully Manage Performance and Capacity in Cloud Environments
sponsored by VMTurbo
WHITE PAPER: Discover how proactive and automated workload management can help you maximize virtualization ROI and deliver truly optimized workload performance. Read on to discover what most virtual management tools are lacking and how you can gain the analytical abilities you need.
Posted: 25 Apr 2012 | Published: 25 Apr 2012

VMTurbo

IT Handbook: Planning a Server Refresh
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: Server buyers should consider the implications of vendor roadmaps and consolidation and look to capacity planning and objective tools when updating data center hardware. In this IT handbook you will learn the importance of a server roadmap, factors to consider in server selection, tips on server consolidation and capacity planning, and much more.
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 | Published: 04 Mar 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Seven Things to Look for in a Colocation Provider
sponsored by SAVVIS
WHITE PAPER: According to a recent study, the use of colocation and services is increasing dramatically, yet there are many differences between colocation providers which IT pros should be aware of. Access this resource to discover 7 things you should look for when selecting a colocation provider
Posted: 06 Jan 2012 | Published: 06 Jan 2012

SAVVIS

Pay-As-You-Grow: investment protection and elasticity for your network
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: How do you keep up with increases in user demand without adding costly new hardware? Utilize Citrix NetScaler Pay-As-You-Grow to deliver 5x capacity on-demand without adding any additional hardware. Get investment protection and elasticity for your network.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 04 Jan 2012

Citrix

Optimizing Datacenter and Cloud Performance: The TeamQuest Approach
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Cloud computing is becoming more common across organizations, but what are effective ways to help maximize what this application has to offer? Check out this IDC survey and learn how utilizing capacity management while moving to the cloud can help optimize your IT infrastructure to better meet business needs.
Posted: 20 Dec 2011 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

TeamQuest Corporation

E-Guide: Recovering from IT disaster: What’s really causing your outage?
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EGUIDE: Most IT disasters have nothing to do with the hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods that can wipe out a facility. In fact, studies show that hardware failure is the number one reason for DR declarations.  This e-guide describes common DR misconceptions and consequences, and provides backup and testing suggestions for optimal recovery.
Posted: 02 Nov 2011 | Published: 02 Nov 2011

Dell Compellent

E-Guide: Tips for thin provisioning storage in a health care setting
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EGUIDE: As health care IT seeks to find ways to cut costs everywhere, it will be forced to aggressively adopt primary storage optimization technologies such as thin provisioning. Learn more inside this exclusive e-guide.
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 | Published: 27 Oct 2011

Dell Compellent

Successfully Navigate the Virtualization Path
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript, brought to you by our editors, offers advice to help you successfully navigate the virtualization path. Hear how one company decided on a virtualization strategy and put the appropriate measures in place to effectively manage its virtual environment
Posted: 17 Oct 2011 | Published: 17 Oct 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Intel® Cloud Builders Guide: Data Center Energy Management with Dell and Joulex
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: With cloud computing rapidly evolving, energy management is a key factor IT professionals must address when planning and provisioning their cloud data center strategies to reduce energy costs. Access this white paper to review an open data center roadmap that addresses your key IT concerns for more secure, efficient, and simple cloud architectures.
Posted: 17 Oct 2011 | Published: 17 Oct 2011

Intel

Getting Started: A Manager's Guide to Implementing Capacity Management
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Many IT departments have chosen to throw hardware at performance and capacity problems. In the past, that approach has worked, however times and management challenges have changed; demanding a different approach – capacity management. This guide is designed to help those IT leaders who are now looking to assemble a capacity management approach.
Posted: 12 Oct 2011 | Published: 12 Oct 2011

TeamQuest Corporation
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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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