CA Technologies announced a new release of CA Capacity Management that integrates with CA Application Performance Management (CA APM) to help enterprises and service providers avoid the over-provisioning of IT infrastructure.
CA Capacity Management is said to help users run efficient and cost-effective data centers and deliver on service level agreements by predicting the infrastructure needed to support business-critical systems.
It does so by leveraging real production data to improve capacity planning models to support business-critical application delivery.
The latest release of CA Capacity Management helps customers reliably predict and manage application performance. This is done by cloning existing workloads in order to create and reserve capacity for future projected workloads via hypothetical templates, while still optimizing capacity for current production loads.
In addition, the solution now includes the ability to understand the impacts of workload changes and the optimal infrastructure configuration to support the application environment based on those changes.
When used in combination with CA APM, users can build more accurate models and run an unlimited number of "what-if" scenarios to understand how applications will perform under different conditions.
By using capacity planning models based on real application performance data, IT can find the right combination of hardware, virtualization and cloud services. This helps mitigate risk because IT can reliably predict that load increases -- whether seasonal or otherwise -- will function properly in their environment.