capacity planning


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capacity planning

Determining the required future configuration of hardware and software for a network, datacenter or website. There are numerous capacity planning tools on the market used to monitor and analyze the performance of the current hardware and software. However, capacity planning also requires insightful forecasting: what if traffic triples overnight; what if a company merger occurs, etc. As a result of all the analyses and forecasts, systems can be upgraded to allow for the projected traffic or be enhanced so that they can be ready for a quick changeover when required. See capacity on demand.
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The advent of 5G as well as advances in software defined networks (SDN), virtualization of network functions, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the proliferation of self-optimizing networks (SON) will all bolster the RAN capacity planning market.
When biopharmaceutical company plans to start new trials, optimal capacity planning solution means: (1) optimal resource utilization; (2) optimal resource allocation between ongoing and new trials; (3) optimal outsourcing strategy; (3) identification of resource bottleneck; (4) optimal scheduling of new trials; (5) optimal hiring and budget allocation strategy for a variety of employee roles, and (6) understaffing risk assessment.
Capacity planning is a solution to maintaining business service quality and avoiding the consequences of downtime and brownouts -- and no longer a way to maintain a minimum level of service at the lowest possible cost," wrote Evelyn Hubbert, Senior Analyst at Forrester, in the June 2007 report, 'The Capacity Planning Software Market.
During the testing, PerfCap demonstrated that a single Dell Server was able to acquire, process data and produce performance and capacity planning reports from 10,000 servers.
Metron is one of the world's foremost capacity planning and systems performance management specialists.
With this release, MonoSphere's Storage Horizon is the only storage capacity planning solution which determines actual and forecasted usage (i.
Visual Capacity Planning Maps - provides IT professionals with application, mail and user usage trends as well as detailed service performance profiles.
Storage procurement needs to be tightly integrated with capacity planning and forecasting.
These new features provide security personnel with more focused, actionable views into their enterprise posture, network planners with more historical data for capacity planning and operations personnel with business continuity assurance through maximum StealthWatch uptime.
However, administrators in the UNIX, NT, and now Linux, along with other open systems environments, have struggled with finding tools and techniques that provided trivial tasks such as usage reporting, capacity planning, and generating event logs that could assist in providing trend analysis.
StorageProfiler automates file analysis, capacity planning, and performance monitoring across heterogeneous file systems.
Managing storage effectively and implementing capacity planning, resource management, backup, restore, migration, recall, archive, and data deletion are all key elements of storage management.

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