Data center capacity planning

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  • Data center infrastructure can make or break a big data strategy

    The amount of data available to modern businesses is skyrocketing, and it is quickly becoming unmanageable. To tap into big data as a business resource, IT professionals need to understand the computing, networking and storage demands of a big data e... 

  • Can DCIM bring facilities and systems management together?

    The latest technologies for DCIM and other building systems management promise better integration between systems performance monitoring and facilities operations. With these tools, IT admins can gain a better view of data center functions, but the m... 

  • Server capacity planning gets an overhaul

    As data centers continue to virtualize resources and move to the cloud, server capacity planning poses new challenges and opportunities. While trends like virtualization and the cloud have enabled profound scalability, they also require IT profession... 

  • Data center performance monitoring: Servers and beyond

    As an increasing number of workloads get virtualized and moved to cloud environments, application performance becomes a perennial concern. As a result, performance monitoring, virtual workload optimization and capacity planning move front and center ... 

  • Tuning performance and capacity management

    As data centers virtualize a greater number of resources and scale for more workloads, two tasks become critical to ensure application performance: performance monitoring and capacity planning. Whether these servers are physical or virtual, performan... 

  • capacity on demand (COD)

    Capacity on demand (COD) is a purchasing option that allows companies to receive equipment with more computer processing, storage, or other capacity than the company needs at the time of purchase, and have that extra capacity remain unused and unpaid... 

  • server sprawl

    Server sprawl is a situation in which multiple, under-utilized servers take up more space and consume more resources than can be justified by their workload. 

  • server consolidation

    Server consolidation is an approach to the efficient usage of computer server resources in order to reduce the total number of servers or server locations that an organization requires. 

  • MIS (management information systems)

    MIS (management information systems) is a general term for the computer systems in an enterprise that provide information about its business operations. 

  • Uptime Institute, Inc.

    The Uptime Institute, Inc. is a consortium of companies devoted to maximizing efficiency and uptime in data centers and IT (information technology) organizations... (Continued) 

About Data center capacity planning

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