Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Being a Facilitator of Chaos

As described in one of my previous posts, being a system administrator in the IT business world is not like to supervise an assembly line.
A software development factory or a data center offering IT services are very complex systems with many unpredictable events to manage and control.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Capacity Planning: Do Know (measure) your Environment

As I wrote in my previous post, capacity planning for IT business is a real challenge. There are no reasons to make it harder than it already is.
For this reason, you have to keep in mind that capacity planning isn't some kind of esoteric guess, but only a disciplined engineering procedure.
Yes, I know. Appearing like a kind of Computer Guru making predictions with a four cpus Glass Ball can be really helpful in dating ladies. The scientific approach in analyzing reality hasn't the same appeal. Unfortunately our first duty is to serve IT business, so the work has to follow a well disciplined procedure.

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