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IT Systems Management, Second Edition by Rich Schiesser

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Chapter 15. Capacity Planning

Introduction

The focus of this chapter is how to plan for the adequate capacity of computer resources within an infrastructure. Just as your perception of whether a cup is either half full or half empty may indicate whether you are an optimist or a pessimist, so also may a person’s view of resource capacity indicate his or her business perception of IT. For example, a server operating at 60-percent capacity may be great news to a performance specialist who is trying to optimally tune response times. But, to an IT financial analyst trying to optimize resources from a cost standpoint, this may be disturbing news of unused resources and wasted costs. This chapter explains and bridges these two ...

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