Capacity Planning for the Cloud

When it comes to issues of capacity planning, many IT groups find themselves playing a guessing game. You can look at what you have today and try to extrapolate where you’ll be in six months or a year, but the fact is you just don’t have all of the necessary data. You can’t predict what various business units will decide to do next, and how that will impact your resources.
Cloud computing solutions have mitigated the problem to some degree. They offer the kinds of flexibility and scalability your organization needs. Yet, you still need to be able to know how much you’re going to use in terms of cloud resources. You still need to do capacity management and planning.

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