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This article is part of the April 2012, Vol. 2 No. 2 issue of Cloud capacity planning for the future and navigating cloud SLAs
Data centers are never static. They grow as new workloads and more users are added over time. But data center capacity planning doesn’t happen by accident. Getting the right computing resources into place at the right time takes solid planning and a keen business sense. This month, we’ve asked the SearchDataCenter.com Advisory Board to share their overall strategy for data center growth, their approach to growth forecasting, their take on growth alternatives (such as virtualization or cooling temperatures), and their best business-side argument for growth. Bill Kleyman, virtualization architect, MTM Technologies Inc. Acting reactively when allowing for growth may cost an environment more than a proactive stance, so advanced planning definitely pays dividends. Virtualization and better storage utilization have helped organizations get a better handle on their data and capacity needs. For example, workflow automation helps environments gauge needs and spin up servers as needed. This type of virtual environment allows for rapid provisioning and de-provisioning ... Access >>>
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Approaches to data center capacity planning: Advisory Board Q&A
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Solid technical knowledge, comprehensive tools and a keen business sense are all needed for solid data center capacity planning.
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