North American Systems offers capacity planning services to help you anticipate future resource requirements. This service will ensure that you will be meeting availability and performance goals now and in the future.
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Capacity Planning will provide your business with:
To handle the growing complexity of your IT infrastructure, we can help analyze and develop models to assist in predicting and planning how to meet future requirements. Our methodology of capacity planning includes four key steps:
North American Systems Intl. has extensive experience with multivendor hardware and software environments, specialize in the modeling tools and techniques necessary to analyze your network, applications, and systems. Capacity planning will:
North American Systems International has a history of extensive experience with IBM hardware, and has a number of qualified consultants willing to discuss the ins and outs of IBM capacity planning.
Your workload pattern must take into consideration the transaction complexity, data volatility, and security of your infrastructure. Your systems usually fit under one of these five classifications:
You must understand the present before you can plan for the future. Measuring by volume, arrival rate, response times by class, user session time, number of concurrent users, as well as processor and disk utilization should give you a clear picture of the resource demands the workload has on your infrastructure.
Correctly identifying your workload pattern prepares you for measuring and understanding the complexities of your site and infrastructure. One of the uncertainties of including web traffic to add to your IT infrastructure load, is the random arrival of requests to your server widely varying the impact web traffic has on your workload. Holidays, stock market swings, seasonal changes, and other trends affect the traffic to your site, and is something to keep in mind when performing capacity planning.
By analyzing current typical user visits, it is possible to create probabilities about future user visit and traffic. By developing various different scripts to describe typical user visits and requests, we can get an even clearer picture of future workload requirements.
The ability to accurately forecast request patterns is a very important component of capacity planning. Using data from step two, we can use a forecasting methodology based on constructing a set of mathematical methods and models that can isolate and characterize future trends.
Future performance objectives are usually driven by business objectives, such as improve response time to preferred customers, and other benchmarks of performance.
Now you are ready to determine the components that are needed in your infrastructure, to meet future demand on your systems and performance objectives set by management.
North American Systems Intl. is qualified to help you match components to the particular requirements and objectives of your workload pattern.
North American Systems International has a history of extensive experience with IBM hardware, and has a number of qualified consultants willing to discuss the in and outs of IBM capacity planning.