What is a Capacity Management Maturity Model?

    January 20, 2010

    By Per Bauer

    Demands for services are increasing. High performance and reliability are expected. Yet budgets, labor and floor space are all being constrained.

    I guess nobody ever said running a data center was easy.

    That’s where capacity management comes in. Capacity management can improve efficiency and guarantee reliability of your business systems.

    But like anything else, you have to crawl before you walk. Just remember: the value of capacity management practices is there.

    So what does it take to adopt more mature processes?

    Gartner defined an IT Management Process Maturity Model over a decade ago. It laid the groundwork.

    But capacity management maturity goes much further today. Here’s a more relevant model for today’s standards.


     TeamQuest's Capacity Management Maturity Model


    Where does your organization fall today? Unless you’re already at the Value stage, there’s room to improve your maturity.

    Plus, increasing your capacity management maturity:

    • Lowers costs
    • Improves service quality
    • Increases IT productivity

    By taking steps to become a more mature organization, your staff will be able to focus on the most important duties—rather than fight fires.

    Learn more about improving capacity management maturity.


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