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    TeamQuest Model

    TeamQuest Model helps you understand how systems will respond to changes in both real and hypothetical situations. TeamQuest Model automatically builds and calibrates a real-world model of the relationships between workload elements and system resources from data collected on your system. These models are then used when analyzing existing systems in an effort to predict the impact of planned changes to your business or technology. Informed decisions can be made before making expensive changes.

    With TeamQuest Model, you can predict the performance of your computer system before conditions change:

    • Implement server consolidation with confidence
    • Plan system upgrades
    • Strategize for planned deployment
    • Manage the impact on servers for mergers and acquisitions
    • Meet service level objectives
    • Propose budget allocation
    • Create capacity plans simply and easily

    Note: The data collector for TeamQuest Model gathers a variety of statistics and stores them in a performance database. From this database, TeamQuest Model automatically retrieves statistics on CPU utilization, I/O usage, memory usage, and workloads for input.

    This graph of TeamQuest Model data shows longer stretch factors due to increased workload. A stretch factor indicates the relative time spent waiting due to tasks contending for resources.

    Answer "What If" Questions

    • Understand, in advance, the impact of substantial changes to the processing environment for application distribution, server consolidation, business expansion or workload growth
    • Know the effect of doubling a specific business workload over the next six months, while moving part of another workload to an alternate shift
    • Know precisely when the system is likely to run out of capacity, given your current growth rate

    Examples of "What if" questions

    • What is the long-term effect on my system if workload increases by 10% each year for the next 5 years?
    • How will performance be affected if I double my CPU processing power?

    Build and Calibrate Models

    • Retrieve data from your systems automatically for use in the model
    • Build a representation of either an existing or a hypothetical system
    • Build queuing network models from scratch
    • Use the 2200 Series Model Builder Wizard to build your model automatically
    • Automatically calibrate the model to within an acceptable level of the measured results

    Solve Models and Predict Performance

    • Use the only capacity product on the market to offer a choice between both major modeling disciplines - Analytic Modeling (mean value approximation) and Discrete Event Simulation
    • Vary models across steps to show the compounded effect of continued growth
    • Predict response times, throughputs, queue lengths, resource utilization, and many other statistics
    • Model system changes related to hardware (such as additional processors or faster disk drives) to the amount of work on the machine, or to the effects of balancing I/Os by moving files to different devices
    • Analyze results directly using Microsoft Excel or export results to other packages

    Produce Detailed Reports

    • Report principal results, workload and queue result statistics, and summary statistics
    • View textual reports automatically using TeamQuest Model
    • View graphical reports automatically using Microsoft Excel
    • Customize and create reports quickly and efficiently using Excel, no need to learn a new charting interface