IT Capacity Management
Make sure your IT department can provide the right resources at the right time. Learn how capacity management solutions enable IT to do capacity planning and manage system and server performance.
Save money by rightsizing your servers and systems to meet your current and future needs.
Mitigate risks by predicting problems and preventing them before they occur.
Increase flexibility by arming yourself with knowledge of your current capacity and performance.
Without Capacity Management, IT Struggles
To say IT teams are busy is to say the least. And that’s why many find themselves reacting to problems—instead of proactively preventing them.
When there’s constant firefighting on top of day-to-day operations, there’s little time for IT to do anything else.
Yet, IT teams are called upon to do more than ever. The CIO’s role has shifted from overseeing IT infrastructure to supporting the business in new opportunities (and driving business value). Making sure you have enough capacity to accommodate increases in demand is critical.
At the same time, the business expects continuous delivery of existing services. Downtime is not an option.
To move the business forward, you need accurate capacity plans and real-time insight into performance. That’s why you need an IT capacity management solution.
Why Do Capacity Management?
Doing capacity management is more important today than ever before. And it’s the best way for IT departments to improve efficiency, mitigate risk, and increase flexibility.
More is the mantra of every organization. Cross-functional teams want more technology. The business wants to sell more products and create more customers.
So, there’s a lot of pressure for greater IT efficiency. But there’s often less expertise available to get it all done. With capacity management, IT departments can do more with less.
Making sure service is 100 percent available is crucial to every company’s success today. That’s why most organizations have service level agreements (SLAs) that outline their requirements.
Avoiding downtime—and meeting SLAs—is an important goal. And with capacity management, it’s a whole lot easier to attain.
It’s not always easy to find servers and systems that are underutilized. And that can lead to wasteful use of resources—and overprovisioning.
With capacity management, you can reclaim your underutilized resources—and use them for other workloads. Or, if you’re operating in the cloud, you can consolidate resources and make sure you’re only paying for the ones you need.
Underutilization can be just as dangerous as overutilization. And the truth is, underutilization is preventable most of the time.
If you have accurate capacity plans, you can predict exactly which resources you’ll need to support growth. And that means you can make sure all of your resources are properly utilized.
There’s always something new in IT—whether it’s adopting new software or new infrastructure. And no matter what’s new, the business expects you to be prepared to meet those needs.
With capacity management, you’ll have a firm handle on your performance and capacity. That means you’ll be able to migrate to new platforms and adopt new technology. Plus, you’ll be confident that your service won’t be disrupted.
Growth is the goal of any successful business today. And IT is expected to support the business in this initiative—whether it’s running a promotion, launching a new product, or assisting in acquiring and onboarding a new company.
Capacity management helps IT move just as fast as the business does. And that means you can help the business grow.
How Capacity Management Solutions Work
Typically, capacity management solutions include capacity planning and performance management capabilities.
Capacity planning tools predict demand and capacity. This can be done through modeling using what-if analysis on a specific growth scenario or trend analysis on historical data.
Performance management tools monitor, analyze, and report on performance within the IT infrastructure.
These components work together to give your organization total capacity management. And that, in turn, helps your IT department stay ahead of the game.
Vityl Capacity Management Makes It Easy
Vityl Capacity Management makes it easy for any organization proactively manage performance and do capacity planning.
The software is simple on the outside and powered by sophisticated algorithms (including queuing network theory) on the inside. That means the average IT staffer can do capacity planning with superior accuracy—and get actionable results.
IT infrastructure is much different today than it was ten years ago. And your IT team needs to be smart about optimizing your infrastructure and managing capacity.
With Vityl Capacity Management, it’s easy to get insight into your infrastructure, plan for future needs with accuracy, and prevent problems before they occur.