About Use Cases

Overview

This guide contains information on typical use cases which describe in more detail how to use Capacity Planner in specific operational and Forward Thinking scenarios. These examples provide a use case that may apply to your situation, as well as an overview of the actions that can be performed in each case. You can use these example scenarios as a starting point for ideas on how to configure your own scenario models in Capacity Planner.

Operational phases

Capacity Planner addresses a wide number of use cases across various operational and transformational phases of IT infrastructure management. Below is a general list of these phases with an overview of how Capacity Planner can help address them.

  • Planning phase — when your business is planning for change, Capacity Planner helps you ensure that enough physical and virtual server and storage capacity is available to meet the new demands of the IT infrastructure.
  • Running phase — as part of your day-to-day operations, Capacity Planner can extrapolate growth and behavioural trends in your existing data and predict potential capacity issues in advance, so that you can take action.
  • Optimisation phaseCapacity Planner can help you to continually improve and optimise your infrastructure, whether you’re looking to reduce your server estate, make best use of the infrastructure you have available, or evaluate outsourcing options for infrastructure on demand through cloud services.

For more information on specific use cases and how they can be addressed, see Use Case Scenarios.