As the usage of IT Services change and functionality evolves, the amount of processing power, memory etc also changes. If it is possible to understand the demands being made currently, and how they will change over time, this approach proposes that planning for IT Service growth becomes easier and less reactive. If there are spikes in, for example, processing power at a particular time of the day, it proposes analyzing what is happening at that time and make changes to maximize the existing infrastructure, for example, tune the application, or move a batch cycle to a quieter period.
These activities are intended to optimize performance and efficiency, and to plan for and justify financial investments. Capacity management is concerned with:
Capacity management interacts with the discipline of Performance Engineering, both during the requirements and design activities of building a system, and when using performance monitoring as an input for managing capacity of deployed systems.
Nationwide formalizes capacity management; An IT insider recounts cross-company effort to create a process model.(Nationwide Financial's Information Technology Service Management)(Column)
Nov 14, 2005; In January 2004, I was selected as process developer for Nationwide Financial in a cross-company Information Technology Service...