Capacity Management

Syncsort's New Cloud Capabilities Address Growing Requirements for Capacity Management Across Complex Hybrid Environments

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Syncsort, the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data software, today announced major enhancements to its Athene capacity management software, including the addition of Athene Cloud. The new cloud capabilities, and enhanced reporting and integration, support the growing need to optimize workloads to meet service performance objectives and control costs, both on-premise and in the cloud.

The new release, part of the Syncsort Optimize family of products, extends the ability to manage enterprise-wide workloads to the cloud. For organizations without internal capacity management teams, Syncsort now delivers Capacity Management-as-a-Service for on-premise and cloud environments. The new cloud capabilities enable organizations to easily scope on-premise to cloud migrations and workload optimization for hybrid cloud environments.

Talligent provides key insights in cloud capacity, utilization, and costs across OpenStack and VMware clouds

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Talligent, the leading provider of cost and capacity management solutions for OpenStack and hybrid clouds, today announced the general availability of Openbook v3 and is scheduling demos and evaluations of its new functionality.  Openbook is cloud management software that simplifies the tasks of planning, charging, and predicting capacity requirements for cloud services.  Talligent gives the administrator and tenant real-time visibility of resources and accrued costs, as well as the ability to scale up or down according to budget and resource requirements.

Enterprise adoption of OpenStack is growing quickly, driven by the interest in providing on-demand cloud services behind the firewall.  Private cloud deployments increase the agility of IT departments to respond to infrastructure requests, increase control of company digital assets, and reduce the need for shadow IT services from public cloud providers.  In response to this increase in market demand, Talligent has added functionality to support private cloud use cases such as chargeback, utilization tracking for sprawl control, single pane of glass view of hybrid clouds, and capacity reporting to improve resource and budget planning of cloud growth.

Enterprises gorging on excess cloud capacity

Grazed from TechTarget.  Author: David Linthicum.

Is it true that if you don't use it, you lose it? When it comes to the cloud, enterprises are buying excess capacity at lower prices. David Linthicum discusses whether the extra cloud capacity is being maximized.

Buying in bulk is nothing new. From food to technology, everything is offered in bundles, and cloud computing is no exception. Enterprises are buying excess cloud capacity at reduced rates, but what is sparking the movement?...

Capacity management most underestimated cloud problem

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Capacity management is the most underestimated problem of cloud computing, says Morgan Stanley executive director for IT strategy Evangelos Kotsovinos. Evangelos Kotsovinos is leading cloud computing strategy and execution at Morgan Stanley. “One of the main reasons for using cloud computing services is to get efficiency and cost savings. And maximum IT efficiency on the cloud comes from good capacity planning and management,” Kotsovinos said at the Cloud Expo Europe 2013 event. But it is still the most overlooked and underestimated aspect of the cloud, he said.

Many enterprises move to cloud computing without a detailed capacity management strategy because cloud platform is seen as infinitely elastic, where capacity can be purchased as and when needed. But buying resources on the cloud instantly can be expensive and enterprises can mitigate that cost by planning for capacity in advance and avoiding over- or under-provisioning, according to Kotsovinos...

Cloud takes capacity management backwards

Grazed from ITWeb. Author: Tracey Burrows.

IT capacity management maturity has taken several steps backwards, thanks to the arrival of virtualisation and cloud computing. So says Paul Diepenbroek, practice manager, consulting services and operations management, at Dimension Data.

Diepenbroek says capacity management, which by 2009 was relatively mature, has lost a great deal of ground, because the toolsets that were adequate three years ago no longer suit the needs of business and IT today.

“Capacity management – ensuring that the IT infrastructure and services have the capacity to accommodate business demands now and into the future – is becoming increasingly important,” he says. Where some years ago, an IT failure was an inconvenience to business, now business relies so heavily on its IT that a systems failure or lack of capacity has potential impacts on service operations, which lead to revenue loss.”...

PerfCap VMware CloudView Starter Pack: Purchase Five Licenses and Receive a PAWZ Server for Free

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PerfCap Corporation, the leading provider of automated performance management and capacity planning software for the IT industry, today announced CloudView Starter Pack, an easy and cost effective way for customers to begin the performance monitoring and capacity planning of their VMware computing infrastructure.

The CloudView Starter Pack includes a 30 day free trial of our software and within 90 days, the option to purchase CloudView software including one year support at a significant savings. This limited time offer includes five VMware client licenses at the regular price and the Performance Analysis Web Zone (PAWZ) Server at no cost.

Terremark Expands North American Cloud Infrastructure Capacity

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Seeing increasingly strong enterprise demand for secure cloud computing solutions across North America, Terremark, a Verizon Company, increased its cloud infrastructure capacity by deploying a node of its Enterprise Cloud at its data center in Denver. With the introduction of a cloud node, the Denver data center joins the company's global footprint of cloud-enabled data centers that seamlessly combine secure and agile cloud computing resources with an extended solution portfolio all within a multi-carrier, highly resilient, and secure facility.

Terremark's cloud-enabled data center in Denver features more than 70,000 square feet of premier floor space with redundant subsystems to support the leading IT infrastructure services delivered by Terremark. These data center services are backed by service level agreements for 100 percent availability of power and cooling. As with its cloud deployments in the Network Access Points (NAPs) in the United States, Terremark provides complete transparency to customers regarding the exact location of their application workloads and delivers leading security services to support the public cloud infrastructure. Additionally, the company provides customers a compelling hybrid model for enterprise IT by enabling a seamless integration of existing IT infrastructure with Terremark's cloud computing services through its CloudSwitch software...

How capacity management changes in the cloud

Grazed from InfoWorld.  Author: David Linthicum.

Capacity management is all about creating a plan assuring the business there will be just enough volume (servers, storage, network, and so on) for critical applications and data when needed. This means creating complex performance and power models to make sure you're neither spending too much nor too little money on IT infrastructure.

But what changes for capacity management in the emerging world of cloud computing? A few things come to mind...