Capacity planning is an essential aspect to creating, expanding, or optimizing a datacenter. There are five main factors that you need to consider when performing capacity planning. Below is a discussion of some of the trends within these areas that will help you get your datacenter on the track to using industry-leading best practices.
Top Things to Consider:
1. Current and Future IT Functions
2. Current and Future Power Consumption
4. Rack Optimization
5. IT Resource Management
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