A-Z of Capacity Management: Practical Guide for Implementing Enterprise IT Monitoring & Capacity Planning

A-Z of Capacity Management: Practical Guide for Implementing Enterprise IT Monitoring & Capacity Planning

by Dominic Ogbonna


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Capacity management is the IT risk management process for ensuring there is adequate infrastructure and computing resources to meet the current and future demand of the business in a cost effective and timely manner.

This book provides a detailed guideline for practical implementation of the capacity management process. The full benefits of implementing the process is usually harnessed when it operates as a value-added process - where capacity planning is driven from business demand, and not just based on infrastructure resources utilization, like CPU, memory, etc.


• Capacity management goals, benefits and strategy

• Common errors and gap analysis guideline

• Identify business metrics and collection techniques

• Implementing CDB - data aggregation and storage

• Capacity planning guideline, and how to build capacity planning model

• Creating capacity plan and stakeholders review

• Capacity Management Report-audience

• Auditing the capacity management process

• Capacity management in cloud computing and machine learning era.

Each chapter has thought provoking questions you may need to ask about the current or planned implementation of capacity management process in your firm.

Anyone interested in delivering excellent service to customers, but with focus on reducing IT Infrastructure spending will find this book very rewarding.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634927574
Publisher: BookLocker.com Inc
Publication date: 11/20/2017
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Dominic Ogbonna is currently a capacity management consultant in a global top-tier investment bank. He has over 25 years experience in IT, and over 15 years in capacity management, he shares a wealth of knowledge about capacity management. Dominic has a MBA, and Bachelor degree in electronics engineering. He is a certified ITIL capacity management practitioner, certified project management professional, and a certified information system auditor.

Table of Contents




Why I wrote this book

Who should read this book

Book Organization

Conventions Used in this Book


1 Capacity Management - Issues, Goals, and Benefits

2 Capacity Management Strategy

3 Capacity Management Gap Analysis & KPIS

4 Monitoring and Resource Data Collection

5 Business Metrics Data Collection Techniques

6 Data Aggregation Methods & Granularity

7 Capacity Database (CDB) & Data Storage Techniques

8 Capacity Reports

9 Capacity Planning

10 Building Analytical Capacity Planning Model

11 Capacity Planning Review with Stakeholders

12 The Capacity Plan

13 Capacity Threshold Alerting & Response Types

14 Cloud Computing Capacity Management

15 Auditing the Capacity Management Process

Appendix A – UNIX: Performance Data Collection Techniques

Appendix B - Windows: Performance Data Collection Techniques


Glossary of Terms

Customer Reviews