In the ever-changing world of data storage, capacity planning is an essential process for anticipating what you will need, where and when you’ll need it, and how much it will cost.
Between potential budget cuts, the recent pandemic, and competitive challenges facing businesses worldwide, it’s more important than ever to develop an accurate budget and strategy for your future storage and infrastructure plans. Don’t just look at what you spent this year or last year and assume you will spend the same next year. What changes should you be anticipating?
Consider the following costs. Do any feel familiar to you?
- Insufficient (or inaccurate) planning can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in unbudgeted or even unnecessary purchases.
- Unplanned purchases can waste weeks of implementation time, leaving other projects and priorities delayed or ignored (while also prolonging overtime).
- Unmonitored infrastructure renders your capacity planning out-of-date too soon and can expose you to risk of outages, delays, or even security breaches.
Each of these scenarios hurts your bottom line. Through strong capacity planning, IT leaders have an opportunity to spend less and improve organizational standing through better budget forecasting.
In typical workplaces, however, this is easier said than done.
What are the essential principles for successful storage capacity planning? Learn three steps to minimize costs, save time, and reduce organizational risk through stronger capacity planning.