Our vision is to raise IT service maturity by reducing risks, fighting waste, and increase operational effectiveness in IT.

We offer an effective, standardized and above all, simple, Capacity Planning as a service.


"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."
Gartner - Market guide for Capacity Management tools.

 

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Primary IT Challenges



As more and more companies nowadays are running in a reduced IT budget mode, compared with previous years, and trying to do more with less, one of the fundamental qualities in IT Capacity Planning seems that is able to help.

If you`d like to learn more about how capacity planning can help you fight waste, why not schedule a call, meeting, or demo with one of our experts?

 

In the business world today only a few words can ring a bell as hard as Transformation. 

Since everything in a business environment is related with IT, it is not possible to transform your business without transforming your IT in the following standard ways:

  • New number of employees.

Since the users are creating the load in any infrastructure, a new number of employees will result in a new size of your IT estate. Fewer employees will need a smaller IT estate, and in this case the goal would be avoiding any possible waste. And this is already a big Capacity exercise for IT.

  • Automation.

Can you perform “more with less”, without introducing automation?
Infrastructure automation will allow you to perform more activities (aligning technology), where previously you needed weeks or even months with fewer resources (aligning people). Automation is fundamental for maintaining a competitive role in the market.

  • Forecasting

IT automation is probably the most intense driver for IT Capacity planning. Automation will lead to a faster consumption of IT resources and finally to more IT Capacity accidents! The only way to align your IT estate with your business strategy is to be protected from such outages and introduce a strong forecasting mechanism that IT Capacity Planning brings. And this is an endless IT Capacity exercise!

  • Velocity

Can you have a fast infrastructure accompanied by a slow governance environment?
We can`t have fast activities that can be completed in a few minutes (SDDC architecture) but very slow decisions that need weeks to be approved and designed.
In order to improve ITSM processes and make them faster it is only possible when we integrate these processes with areas they are supposed to manage. So we need to integrate ITSM with capacity forecasting mechanisms that will increase our awareness and governing decisions.

  • Experience

Experience is about friendliness. But what is friendliness about?
Is it possible to provide “more with less” if you have complicated systems that need elite skills to run? Would you buy a car that would be so complicated, that you should to hire a chauffeur for using this car? Is it possible to hire people every time you would need to expand your activities, especially now, with such low budgeting constraints everywhere?
Apart from solving costs and scarcity issues, Experience is providing real value, since it is able to engage more people by broadening and socializing a solution. Productivity is then accelerated to the maximum!

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If you`d like to learn more about how capacity planning can help your transformation project, why not schedule a call, meeting, or demo with one of our experts?

 

Since the modern IT is in a constant transition, many IT teams are understaffed with limited resources. And an understaffed team will struggle on a daily basis to meet the business requirements, trying to cover the basic maintenance needs of an IT infrastructure.

So this is not the right time to be reactive!

It seems that the only way of helping such a team is by increasing its effectiveness, making it act in a planned and proactive way.Preventing a fire has been always more effective than putting it out!

Capacity planning is able to forecast on future risks through predictive analytics and is able to make an understaffed team stand with pride and avoid any unplanned activities!

If you`d like to learn more about how capacity planning can help your team increase its effectiveness, why not schedule a call, meeting, or demo with one of our experts?

 


A modern IT infrastructure is now running in the race of effectiveness. Cloud elasticity as well as Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC) architecture are the strongest examples in this area. Unfortunately, automation by itself is only capable of just making a team go faster, but is not able to protect it from unnecessary accidents that automation itself creates!

In this article, written in business language, are all the facts in more details.

Before introducing automation and trying to run fast like a stallion, you need to introduce strategic awareness and risk forecasting on your IT estate. And this is when a team is really able to handle automation, by controling its risks. In this way, you will be fast and safe!

If you`d like to learn more about how capacity planning can help you fight risks, why not schedule a call, meeting, or demo with one of our experts?

 

In the very near future everything will be digitized. Everything will have a sensor, a wireless interface and an IP address, reporting its status. Just for a start! And the impact to any capacity repository of all these data that will flood any possible destination will be devastating, leading to more Capacity accidents!

IT Capacity planning can help you increase your awareness and realize the impact of IOT in your IT estate by planning a more effective growth policy and prevent any accidents before they happen.

If you`d like to learn more about how capacity planning can help you prepare for IOT, why not schedule a call, meeting, or demo with one of our experts?

 

Hyper-convergence looks like the IT architecture of the future and it sure seems like it is. Agility, flexibility, manageability and super scaling are just a few of its qualities. However, it has one major drawback: it introduces more waste than the classic IT infrastructure, by consuming more storage capacity 

Moreover, when you decide to expand, for covering this waste, you find out that you cannot expand only in the storage area. Each new hyperconverged node contains apart from storage, additional and unnecessary compute resources. And this introduces even more waste!

Even though the technical pat of expanding resources is relatively easy, the financial aspect might not be easy at all!

If you`d like to learn more about how capacity planning can protect your budget by rightsizing your IT Estate, why not schedule a call, meeting, or demo with one of our experts?


ITSM is driving its own race of perfection!

And in this race, the value that brings a better Experience & Velocity in the modern IT is one of the highest contributions!

IT Capacity Planning can improve ITSM like nothing else in the market, in a way that it becomes a strategic area for any Service Management environment.

This improvement can be realised when actively integrating IT Capacity Planning & ITSM by shrinking, reducing and creating a friendlier set of processes.

Thus contributing with more Velocity and Experience.

If you`d like to learn more about how capacity planning can increase your ITSM maturity, why not schedule a call, meeting, or demo with one of our experts?

 
 


 

 

 



Do we need capacity planning in the cloud?

In case you are not convinced and need more information you can read this article written in business language, that will answer all your questions.

The bottom line is that although the technical part of expanding resources in the cloud is relatively easy, the planning and awareness of the impact on your budget is rather a surprise!.

And this surprise has always been the factor of aborting a Cloud strategy for every enterprise.

If you`d like to learn more about how capacity planning can secure your cloud strategy, why not schedule a call, meeting, or demo with one of our experts?
 


Elixion GmbH specializes in IT Capacity Planning solutions and services.

We use innovative products combined with our deep technical expertise to ensure the best quality of service each customer deserves!