I’ve always been skeptical of those doing capacity planning as the interactions which happen within a typical infrastructure are not only chaotic, but very complex. If you capacity plan within a bubble (network, server, storage, etc) you can look at the discrete component and get a general understanding. If you start to incorporate the private clouds and virtualization we are getting into territory where workloads are moving between infrastructure components without having capacity planning that understands the complex topologies that exist behind each interconnected component. I have been asking capacity planning vendors questions for the last 6 months, and realized no one actually handles these problems, so I teamed up with the capacity management analyst Ian Head (he also covers ITIL and other types of technologies within IT Operations Management) to write about these issues.
You can read more in depth about this topic in our research which was published last night:
I also wanted to point out one of the newest members of our team who is covering BSM and ECA has published his new note which is a vendor landscape of ECA, this is the first vendor specific research we have covered since discontinuing the ECA magic quadrant in 2011.
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