Why What-If Analysis Is Critical to Staying on Top of Data Center Capacity Demand
September 01, 2017
Julia Sine

Some of today’s biggest technology trends—like big data, Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI)—are enabling business innovation across organizations in healthcare, financial services, government, telecommunications, retail, and other industries. Yet these trends can wreak havoc on data center capacity planning by requiring significant compute resources.

How can modern data center managers address this increasing demand with responsiveness and agility? Our President Herman Chan shared his thoughts on this topic in a recent article in Data Center Frontier, an online data center industry publication focused on cutting-edge innovation in design, efficiency, and scalability. Titled “Using What-If Analysis to Address Data Center Capacity Demand,” the article provides explores the capacity challenges that data center managers are facing today, how what-if analysis can improve capacity planning by predicting the net impact of projects such as additions and decommissions, and how Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software can help.

“To fully utilize your existing capacity and make the case for purchasing more if necessary, you need more advanced analysis,” says Chan in the article. “When used as part of a Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software solution, what-if analysis allows you to understand the potential net impact of changes in your data center—specifically additions and decommissions—so you can quickly and accurately predict a future state and ascertain if you can postpone adding additional resources or if you need to purchase more.”

Want to learn more about how what-if analysis can better position you to manage your data center capacity demand? Read the article, and then book a demo to see what-if analysis in action in our DCIM software. 

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