Capacity planning is something I broadly associate with the mainframe market. Its something data center used to do before the advent of commodity computing – when chips became cheap and storage even cheaper. Web companies are notorious for their “throw servers at the problem, don’t worry its scale out” approaches. But virtualisation, and dare I say it, the Cloud, are bringing issues of strategic infrastructure planning back to the fore. I recently recommitted to blogging, and said I would try and bring some of my twitter conversation back to my blog, making it less ephemeral and perhaps even more timeless. The most simple method I can think of is to search and paste, like so. I got some really solid responses. The cool thing is now you can go talk to these people yourself.
@jiludvik: @monkchips Capacity planning will be less of a worry for end users and more so for cloud providers. Capacity does cost money,even at scale
@jesserobbins: @monkchips Capacity Planning = Tactical Advantage, Strategic Ability. John Allspaw’s explains why & *how* http://tr.im/1g79
@jevdemon: @monkchips capacity planning will be dead when people stop building and deploying systems. In other words, never.