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.
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.
Storage procurement needs to be tightly integrated with capacity planning and forecasting.
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.
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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