IT Utilization Competency Through Comprehensive Capacity Planning
As server and other infrastructure costs have decreased, IT departments have thrown hardware at problems demanding greater computing power. But it turns out cheap hardware comes with the price of increased physical complexity in the form of cables, power, redundancy and peripherals; and logical complexity in the form of software management, workload balancing, logical fail over and systems management. Each of these components represents additional capital and operational cost.
Read this paper for a detailed discussion on how IT complexity and the resulting costs can be tamed through the implementation of a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use performance management and capacity planning package.