Capacity management has existed since the advent of server-based computing, dating back to the age of the mainframe. Commercial tools have existed for over 30 years with each successive generation of server platform creating its own unique requirements.
Virtualization introduced the Intelligent Workload Management (IWM) problem where capacity management was no longer a sufficient solution to assuring application performance. In particular, traditional capacity management solutions suffer from a few shortcomings.
This white paper explores the traditional methods of capacity management, the new approach IT must adopt to stay competitive and how you can assure application performance while scaling your infrastructure.