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    Manage the efficiency of your data center with good capacity planning

    Capacity planning is one of the more difficult disciplines in all of IT — as technology advances, the displine’s rules and objectives must adjust to optimize performance and minimize costs. From mainframe, to distributed, to virtual and cloud environments, server resources have always required increasing levels of expertise in order to deliver optimal service at minimal cost. Through each passing phase, IT organizations have been plagued by misconceptions about capacity planning that lead to over-provisioning, overspending, or both.

    This TeamQuest eBook explores the intricacies of capacity planning for servers, helping you make sense of this challenging discipline. We’ll explain why capacity planning is important, compare several accepted methods for doing it, including simulation modeling and analytic modeling, and give you a step-by-step guide in our own recommended method using the TeamQuest product line.

    In this White Paper:

    1. The Value of Capacity Planning

      1. Introduction
      2. The Value Proposition for Capacity Planning
    2. Capacity Planning Processes

    3. How to Do Capacity Planning

      1. Three Steps for Capacity Planning
      2. Determine Service Level Requirements
      3. Analyze Current Capacity 
      4. Plan for the Future 
      5. Capacity Planning Process
    4. Using Capacity Planning for Server Consolidation

      1. Server Consolidation Defined
      2. Finding the Answers Can Be Difficult 
      3. Predict the Future 
      4. Case Studies 5-2
      5. Company A – Finding Underutilized Resources for Use as Disaster Backup
      6. Company B – Avoiding Unnecessary Expenditures
      7. Conclusion
    5. Capacity Planning and Service Level Management 

      1. Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
      2. Proactive Management of Resources to Maintain
      3. Service Levels
      4. Service Level Management Scenarios
    6. Product Focus: TeamQuest Model

      1. Case Studies
      2. EMA Perspective


    Why TeamQuest?

    TeamQuest has been in the capacity and performance management business for 25 years.



    A few of the advantages we provide our users:

    • Vendor Neutrality
    • Accurate, Automated Algorithms
    • One-second Data Collection
    • Fast ROI
    • Top to Bottom Transparency
    • It Works

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