Capacity planning is not always a priority task, but it should be! Systems running under or over capacity cost real money! Depending on the size of your systems and how under or over capacity your systems are — potentially an extremely large sum of money.
Although mainframe hardware and software is, relatively speaking, far less expensive than a number of years ago, it still can not be described as cheap and you can not afford to waste these valuable resources.
An investment in capacity planning almost always produces an exponential return on investment. Effective capacity planning can quite literally save millions (in either euros or dollars)!
The capacity planning consultancy services provided cover both hardware and software resources. The services provided fall into two main categories.
Capacity planning is never really short term or at least it should not be. However, there are shorter term capacity planning activities or tasks.
Perhaps you require a one off evaluation to establish whether or not your current capacity is appropriate and in line with your business planning.
Alternatively, you may be considering an upgrade and require a second, qualified opinion before proceeding?
You do not have the in-house experience and expertise or you do not have sufficient man-power to cover this area as well? Capacity planning is an ideal area for "outsourcing" and most particularly independently.
I can offer a complete, long term capacity planning service. Your capacity requirements will be regularly monitored and evaluated. Your short, medium and long term business planning will also be taken into consideration, ensuring that you have the capacity you require when you really need it.