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Aperture Capacity Manager

Managing Capacity in Today's Data Center

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Trends toward high-density computing and new technologies have created new levels of complexity. IT managers must manage the interdependencies between space, power and cooling as well as network port availability and other infrastructure resources. In addition, the time needed to expand capacity (between 6 and 24 months) and the impact of exceeding the capacity “ceiling” of these resources, disruptions in service or delays in rolling out critical systems, significantly complicate matters further.

Aperture Capacity Manager enables data center management to gain valuable insight and control of the current and future usage of data center resources. It ensures that the data center can economically support the current and future requirements of the business. Aperture Capacity Manager provides reports and process to give the ideal level of management and control of the data center. Capacity reporting features provide IT management and operations insight into the current state and consumption trends for the infrastructure of each data center in the Aperture repository. Project pipeline management provides clarity around how and when infrastructure will be used, and allow budgeting of data center resources.
 

Benefits

Using Aperture Capacity Manager, organizations are able to:

  • Forecast future application pipelines to predict the consumption of data center resources
  • Determine when data center resources will run out across all data centers
  • Understand future trends based on past use and report on key capacity metrics
  • Minimize the risks associated with outages or service disruption
  • Manage overall power usage and power used by branches within the distribution chain (i.e. breaker positions)
  • Control space usage with regards to rack space availability and floor space
  • Oversee overall network switch port availability
  • Direct the capacity of data center staff to perform equipment installs
  • Balance supply of infrastructure resources to meet business demands
  • Track critical infrastructure usage and metrics over time
  • Provide lead-time for future data center planning
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Obtain a Holistic View of the Data Center
Aperture Capacity Manager leverages the information stored in the Aperture Configuration Manager Repository to perform analysis of data center capacities.

Aperture Capacity Manager provides IT management with the information required to ensure the delivery of services, manage costs and make better business decisions in today's complex data center.

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