Getting Started: A Manager’s Guide to Implementing Capacity Management

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    How to Do Capacity Planning ThumbnailSuccessful capacity management projects start with good planning.

    Capacity Management is about reducing the risk of slowdowns or outages while minimizing waste from overprovisioning. It is about optimizing IT services to get the best return on investment whether that investment is in the form of capital expenditures for an in-house data center or it's comprised of operational expenses associated with the use of cloud services.

    Effective capacity management processes are the only way to deliver the highest quality service—at the lowest possible cost. So consider this white paper your starting point to:

    • Driving efficiency by rightsizing your IT infrastructure
    • Reducing the risk of downtime with balanced workloads and instant alerts
    • Predicting your future infrastructure requirements—with accuracy

    Learn about Resource Capacity Management, Service Capacity Management, and Business Capacity Management, all of which are discussed in this guide, written by application performance, capacity management, and ITIL expert, Per Bauer.

    To get started, you’re going to need Performance Management, which includes data collection, performance monitoring, performance analysis, reporting, and performance tuning. But the real benefits come into play when Capacity Planning is used, incorporating predictive analytics and financial analysis to ensure that IT is optimized from a business-relevant point of view.

    Capacity Plan Like a Pro

    This guide will help you organize your new Capacity Management practice, discussing the management support, staffing, processes, data, and tools needed for success. You'll also learn strategies for maximizing business impact and increasing the odds that your initial efforts will be a huge success.