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Capacity Management in a non-Physical World

Executive Boardroom - 3:30 pm - 3:55 pm

Whether it is from server virtualization, or private cloud delivery, everyone thinks that non-physical infrastructure delivery eliminates the needs for capacity planning, rendering the practice obsolete and irrelevant. The fact of the matter is that nothing could be further from the truth for multiple reasons. Firstly the needs of the physical infrastructure that hosts the virtual/cloud deployment still needs to be carefully managed, and secondly the risks of virtual server sprawl / cloud infrastructure over-provisioning are all too real and more likely than equivalent issues in the physical world. Join our panel of experts as we investigate the implications of capacity planning for non-physical infrastructure, explore collective experiences, and dive into lessons learned to determine best practices.

Takeaways:

  • Just because you use infrastructure in a non-physical way doesn't mean it only exists in that format; physical infrastructure still exists
  • Capacity planning of the underlying physical infrastructure is perhaps even more important in a virtual/cloud world because one misstep can now affect significantly more applications and end users
  • Virtual/cloud capacity isn't endless and so capacity planning of the physical layer is equally as important as capacity planning of the physical layer