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.