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Advancements in Cross-Platform: Capacity Planning

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Executive Summary

Whether it's about maximizing throughput, minimizing response time, maximizing availability, or minimizing costs, a thorough capacity planning exercise requires the evaluation of alternative configurations. A change in configuration might be as simple as moving a heavily used file to a less active disk controller or adding a CPU. A good capacity planning tool makes it quick and easy to evaluate such alternatives. One configuration alternative that deserves consideration is a change in processor architecture. TeamQuest's capacity planning tool, TeamQuest Model, has been enhanced to simplify predicting the affect on performance of using different processor types. This paper shows how new capabilities in TeamQuest Model streamline the process of predicting the effect of cross-platform migrations, making it easy for people to evaluate alternative vendor configurations.

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