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Capacity Management for Organizational Growth

Giuseppe "G" Nardiello
by Giuseppe "G" Nardiello

Capacity Management Tools

For the modern IT organization, capacity management is more important than ever! In their recently published “Market Guide for Capacity Management tools” report, Gartner predicts capacity management will play a critical role in fueling organizations growth.

“Through 2018, more than 30% of enterprises will use IT infrastructure capacity management tools for their critical infrastructures to gain competitive advantage, up from less than 5% in 2014.”

Today many organizations struggle with manual, disconnected or under-funded capacity management strategies that expose their organization to unnecessary risk.  Luckily, in this inaugural report, Gartner not only outlines some of the common capacity management challenges organizations are facing, they also outline recommendations for improving both the processes and technologies that are critical to creating a robust, successful capacity management strategy.

Which Capacity Management Tool to Choose?

In addition to assessing the market conditions for capacity management, this report provides an outline of representative capacity management vendors, including BMC.  In my role as Product Manager for TrueSight Capacity Optimization, I’ve spent years obsessing over how to present capacity management information to benefit a broader audience, so I was thrilled to see that we were included in the Gartner report.

While BMC Software has long believed in the power of capacity management and may be considered by some as an established vendor, we’re not resting on our heels.  We know your business is moving faster than ever before and we have an eye and mind for innovation that supports your need to move at the speed of business.  We believe that Gartner included BMC as a representative vendor for our innovative perspective referencing new capabilities such as support for OpenStack, reservation analytics and capacity pool views that we have introduced in the latest release of TrueSight Capacity Optimization.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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About the author

Giuseppe "G" Nardiello

Giuseppe "G" Nardiello

My role is Senior Manager in the Performance & Availability Product Management team and Product Family Lead for Capacity Optimization.
I joined BMC Software in October of 2010 as part of the Neptuny acquisition, where I held both Product Manager and Business Development Manager roles. Previously, I worked for IBM/Tivoli, HP and BMC partners.
I have about 20 years of experience in System Management and Capacity Management and I hold a degree in Physics/Cybernetics and a PhD in Computer Science.