Capacity Planning

Capacity Planning
Product Code: SIZ-CAP-PLAN-01

There are basic deliverables that are always present in the output from this service. This foundation can be seen below:

  • List of collected statistics
  • Performance model analysis
  • Application distribution diagrams, as needed
  • Data distribution diagrams, as needed
  • Initial capacity plan
  • Fourdham I system audit write-up
    • Modified application distribution diagrams, as needed
    • Modified data distribution diagrams, as needed
    • Modified data usage pattern diagrams, as needed
    • Modified data access specifications, as needed
  • Option analyses
  • Modified performance model and projection analysis
    • Modified Fourdham I system audit write-up
    • Modified application distribution diagrams, as needed
    • Modified data distribution diagrams, as needed
  • Scenario analysis and recommendations
  • Performance Model Verification (PMV) for the selected optimizations, if requested by client
    • Validates the success of the project Predictive Performance Model (PPM)
    • Examines the closeness of implementation decisions to the PPM assumptions and volumetrics
    • Articulates overall success of the implementation

Additional deliverables may be added to the output, based on the findings of the specific analysis.

In today's rapidly growing business environment, organizations are continually faced with changes to their infrastructures. The ability to plan for change is a key factor in becoming and staying in a position of market leadership. This is where SIL's experience can make a significant contribution to success. SIL's Capacity Planning service provides an IT organization or process (i.e., manufacturing, distribution, etc.) with a thorough analysis of its system requirements to facilitate accurate planning and budgeting. SIL's capacity planning service has been used to help thousands of organizations plan their equipment and process needs. With SIL's use of threshold analysis and time series prediction, coupled with higher mathematical analysis techniques, a detailed and accurate assessment of system needs is assured. The areas covered by SIL's capacity planning service include:

  • Analysis of the current situation
  • Projected system requirements
  • Comparison to existing capacity plans
  • Option recommendations covering performance and problem areas

SIL draws on information supplied by the client organization, coupled with a vast database of real-life project metrics, to prepare tailored capacity planning reports. These identify a number of recommended options for improving the performance of the studied process, application or system. Recommended options can include:

  • Capital expenditures (CPU's, disks, routers, machines, pipeline, etc.)
  • Facility architectural reconfigurations (data centers, manufacturing plants, etc.)
  • Operating system upgrades Application modifications
  • Organizational topology and management modifications

With SIL's capacity planning service to forecast your process and IT needs, you will be prepared as your computer infrastructure grows.

Engagement Model
Data CollectionFTP and email
Update FrequencySingle
Project Form
ExecutionSingle execution
Output Form
Size Range15-45 pages
MediaElectronic, limited hardcopy
Level of DetailCompany and situation specific
Timing and Schedule
Client Time Contribution<10 total hours for data collection
Project Length2-4 weeks
Delivery MechanismRemote meeting with screen display
Contract FormFixed bid
Payment ScheduleDeposit and completion