Queuing Theory with Excel pt1

Capacity Planning makes extensive use of Queuing theory to predict future response times of a system when the workload increases.  There are many tools available that will automatically calculate the queues and can do multi-variate planning. However, if you have a really simple system and no money to buy a dedicated toolset, what can you . . . → Read More: Queuing Theory with Excel pt1

Does the 'Cloud' negate the need for Capacity Management?

Capacity planning is the thing that stands out as the biggest advantage of the Microsoft cloud model. The Windows Azure platform takes that out of the equation for us, unlike the other cloud providers. Jonathan Malek Chief Architect and Director of Research, Associated Press

The above quotation is taken from a Microsoft case study . . . → Read More: Does the 'Cloud' negate the need for Capacity Management?

How big should your Capacity team be?

It sounds like the start of a particularly poor joke, but IS there an optimum size for a Capacity Planning team?

This might come down to the heart of the issue for many Capacity experts. Do you want your team to be 100% occupied, or do you want them to be 80% (for the sake . . . → Read More: How big should your Capacity team be?