Get started with capacity management (and this is how)

Learn what steps you can take to implement a capacity management practice that ensures you have the insights to make decisions about what infrastructure resources are needed and when, and understand the associated costs.


  • Organizations need to be more agile and deliver digital services faster
  • Traditional on-premises, hosted, in the cloud: IT infrastructures allow you to scale up and down quickly
  • Capital expenses becoming operational, headcounts reductions, complex IT environment

Can your manual Capacity Management process keep up?

Without a good capacity management practice in place, you lack the insight to make informed IT and business decisions.

Faster! Quicker! With less resources!

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7 Steps to Getting Your API Architecture Right the First Time

As a best practice for solution delivery, a strong API strategy can drive a whole landscape of opportunity for IT managers. This paper draws from data collected by CIC and many customer discussions to highlight the most pressing API issues facing IT teams.

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  • Why you need an API strategy
  • Tips to avoid common pitfalls and barriers to compelling APIs
  • Ways to foster new ecosystems
  • The value of connecting back"
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Why IoT Needs a Data Integration Strategy

One of the exciting areas of the IoT is its potential to change how we engage with technology and transact business. The move to IoT is providing unprecedented access to data that either didn’t exist before, or was too complicated and expensive to collect. While the Machine to Machine (M2M) era focused mainly on the challenges of connecting devices, the IoT era concentrates on the opportunities presented to businesses who use connected data. This data can provide valuable context for business processes. By collecting and analyzing IoT data, groups within an organization can increase efficiencies with services such as predictive maintenance and route optimization. It can also improve the customer experience by supporting new service experiences such as omnichannel retail and smart home applications.
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Making Self Service a Reality

Giving your users the ability to service themselves is one of the fastest ways to build business value in a digital enterprise. But there's a right way and a wrong way to establish the infrastructure, manage demand and create experiences that will delight different types of users.

In this eBook, discover how to apply self service with the help of enterprise service management. You'll learn about:

  • The advantages of going self service
  • Best practices for creating successful self service
  • How to apply self service to other functions within the business
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Application Performance Management for App-Driven Businesses

Software applications are essential in today’s business environment, where internal and external services are delivered across mobile, social, collaboration, and cloud technologies. Application Performance Management (APM) is strategically important for companies that need to ensure the performance and availability of business-critical software applications -- if an application has problems that impact customers, a business can lose revenues or incur damage to its brand.

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The Key to Going Digital

The Key to Going Digital explores how transformative technology can help people work faster, smarter and more easily. Discover how to create a productive digital workplace by shifting from traditional IT processes to a people-centric approach.

You'll learn about:

  • Embedding crowdsourcing and social collaboration into workflows give employees a voice in choosing the IT solutions they want to use
  • Creating workplace personas engages and empowers employees
  • How the growth of millennials in the workplace has created significant changes in how we all work
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12 Reasons You Don’t Need to Monitor Your Apps

Still wondering what all the application monitoring hype is about? Read more to find out all the reasons why you still don't need to monitor your apps, no matter what everyone else says!

  • You already know your application is doing great and everyone loves it.
  • You can't even remember your last outage; It was probably before you were born.
  • All those nasty messages on Twitter about your app are just people being silly on the Internet.
  • APM provides no real value to you or your business: it's about as informative as tabloid magazines.
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Brocade Data Center Fabrics Deliver Cloud Scale, Agility, and Operational Efficiency

Brocade is transforming networks to support the new IP by delivering cloud-optimised architectures that offer new levels of scale, agility, and operational efficiency.

These highly automated, software-driven, and programmable data center fabric solutions provide flexible network virtualization options and scale for data center environments ranging from tens to thousands of servers.

Brocade solutions make it easy for organizations to architect, automate, and integrate their infrastructure with current and future data center technologies as they transition to a cloud model.

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Visibility in the Modern Data Center with Brocade SLX Insight Architecture

As organizations continue to transform their business and adapt to new digital workloads, IT operations teams struggle to keep pace with the volume and variety of digital data going across their networks.

Visibility is critical, and in order to meet customer and end-user service and application expectations and remain competitive, organizations need to provide service and application assurance, improve operational efficiencies, and enable new monetisation opportunities. They need comprehensive visibility into the operational state of the network and into the traffic that is transiting the network without compromising day-to-day operations and performance.

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Brocade Workflow Composer Network Automation Platform

To unleash new levels of business innovation and competitive advantage, customers are embracing digital transformation. Success depends on building an agile business. In the digital era, IT agility is key to business agility. However, IT infrastructure is only as agile as its least agile component.

The lack of network automation and the inability of the network to align with IT operations and tool chains today is the single biggest inhibitor to an organisation’s ability to capitalise on digitalisation. In fact, 75 percent of CIOs say the network is an issue in achieving their organization’s goals.

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Take The Fast Lane To SDDC

Read this eBook to understand how you can accelerate your journey with Brocade and VMware

You’ve virtualized your compute and storage. So what’s next? To complete the journey to a software-defined data center you must modernize your network. This eBook explains how integrated solutions from Brocade and VMware will deliver:

  • Seamless integration of the physical and virtual infrastructure
  • Full network visibility across all environments
  • Competitive advantage thanks to improved performance and agility
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Building Agile Data Centers

IT and application architectures have changed significantly in the past decade as cloud, big data, and mobile computing have disrupted business processes and applications. Cloud computing offers a particularly attractive value proposition: It gives organizations of all sizes the ability to leverage IT resources as needed.

When data center investment is a concern or IT is an enabler but not a core business, cloud-based services can allow organizations to scale effectively via hosted applications, or infrastructure-as-a-service. Organizations also are building their own next-generation data center infrastructure in order to benefit from the cost-efficiencies, flexibility, and scale that a cloud provides.

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Office 365 Provisioning Demo

Microsoft is making a massive push to the cloud. As a result, Office 365 is taking off. But in its complexity, Office 365 is unlike any other cloud app. Often this causes impactful deployment delays. Instead of relying on legacy tools Microsoft gives away, learn to remove the identity barriers for your Office 365 migration while building a foundation from which to launch your entire future cloud strategy.

This on-demand webinar discusses:

  • The basic identity management requirements for an Office 365 deployment
  • Microsoft’s existing identity management tools
  • The role of identity management in building a diverse cloud strategy
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Okta Directory Integration – An Architectural Overview

This May 2016 Forrester report explores a landscape in which organizations in every industry are moving from cloud adoption to cloud creation and participation.

For most companies, Active Directory (AD) or LDAP and plays the central role in coordinating identity and access management policies. Directory integration typically serves as a "source of truth" for user identities, and it provides access control to on-premises resources such as networks, file servers, and web applications. A byproduct of the transition to cloud applications is the proliferation of separate user stores; each cloud application typically is rolled out independently and therefore has its own unique database of user credentials.

Read this whitepaper to learn how Okta eliminates the pitfalls that come with trying to build and manage multiple on-premises active directory integrations yourself.

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