What's New in Capacity Planner

Overview

This page contains the list of all highlights that have recently been introduced in Capacity Planner.

For detailed release notes for all versions of Capacity Planner, see Release Notes.

Cloud cost optimisation

Capacity Planner has a number of capabilities and features that allow you to analyse the costs of your cloud environment and see recommendations for their optimization. This is achieved through right-sizing, right-buying, or looking at the recommended savings plans.

New visualisations are also available that help you analyse your data and understand where the recommendations are coming from.

For more information, see Recommend documentation.

Automatic recommendations based on baseline analysis

Based on baseline analysis, Capacity Planner provides automatic recommendations for improvements in the configuration of machines currently active in your IT estate. This includes right-sizing recommendations, target vCPU configurations, hardware deployment in clusters, storage reduction and suggestions for machines that should be disabled.

This is fully configurable allowing you to set up activity threshold settings and minimum configuration for right-sizing.

For more information, see Recommend documentation.

Cloud migration recommendations

Capacity Planner automatically suggests cloud instance configurations in AWS scoped to a baseline view, taking optimal capacity configuration into consideration in order to effectively reduce costs. It looks at all the active machines that are currently visible in your sunburst view and determines the closest and cheapest match for each virtual machine. Depending on your use case, you can change the recommendation rules.

For more information, see Cloud migration documentation.

Right-sizing operations

The right-sizing operations in Forward Thinking provide more flexibility to specify a minimum number of vCPUs to be used in the operation and the minimum allowable memory configuration. You can also configure the buffer used when ensuring a level of headroom is available after right-sizing.

For more information, see Right-sizing documentation.