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“The first generation of capacity management was a service-centric, manual solution. The second generation was a more automated process that provides a more holistic view of all the data centers' resources … [in the third generation] we are now targeting optimal location of cloud resources and that gets done on-the-fly directly by capacity management," Giuseppe Nardiello commented.

Summary

In this podcast we hear Boris Gdalevich and Giuseppe Nardiello explain automated capacity management, and why an IT organization may need it.

 

Giuseppe points out that BMC Software has been in the Capacity Management (CM) for many years. CM is closely tied to IT and its main goal is lining up IT supply with key demand or business demand. There have been big changes in the field because IT is facing new challenges like increasing complexity, dynamic asset sharing (virtual technologies), cloud infrastructure and the need to do more with less.

 

BMC provides the next generation CM solutions. Where the first generation was service centric and manual, the second generation adds more automation to provide a holistic view of all the data center resources and business awareness. As we enter into the third generation of CM, which includes optimal location of cloud resources, automation is becoming even more important.

 

Boris enumerates the impossibility of tracking so many assets manually. Automation is necessary to surface issues that would go unnoticed in a manual environment. He points out that CM relies on other automated systems to feed it the information upon which it acts. For example: availability management systems and asset management systems. Boris enumerates several examples necessary to identify the right goals.

 

The main goal of CM is to optimise. The first major topic is optimizing over and under utilized assets. The second major topic is migration.

 

The business advantages of CM include spending the right amount of dollars to get the job done. That is having the right amount of assets; people, hardware, software and services, and getting the most from them. This includes making your people effective and efficient because they have the right tools, training and information.

 

Biography: Boris Gdalevich

Since December 2006, Boris Gdalevich has served as Capacity and Performance Strategist at BNY Mellon. His strength and primary responsibility is establishing IT capacity methodologies. Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Boris worked for Ernst & Young and Quest Diagnostics where he was responsible for capacity forecasting and modeling of the IT infrastructure. Over the past 15 years, he has explored ways to enhance capacity management processes for large IT environments.

 

Boris earned his MS in Computer Science at State Electronic University and BS at Polytechnic University of Belarus.

 

Giusepe_Nardiello_100x120.pngBiography: Giuseppe Nardiello

Giuseppe Nardiello joined BMC Software in October of 2010 as part of the Neptuny acquisition. He worked for three years at Neptuny as Business Development Manager mainly focusing on large European and US customers. His current role is Product Manager for BMC Capacity Optimization.

 

Giuseppe focuses on capacity management, virtualization and cloud management. He has more than fifteen years of experience in IT, with a deep technical background and field expertise in promoting, designing, deploying, and integrating system management solutions based on different leading vendors and technologies.

 

Giuseppe holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Padua, Italy and a degree in Physics at the University of Naples, Italy.

Questions

  1. Can you provide the listeners with a snapshot of Bank of New York – Mellon and your role in that organization, Boris?
  2. Giuseppe, what is your role at BMC?
  3. Giuseppe, What is the new capacity landscape and how is it changing the role of capacity planners?
  4. Boris/Giuseppe - Why is “automation” the key ingredient for organization who are implementing a capacity management process today?
  5. Boris, you’ve been doing capacity planning for a long time. Can you describe the challenges you encountered and the approach to capacity management that you’ve adopted?
  6. Boris, how have you incorporated automation in your capacity management activities at Bank of New York and what are the key benefits and business value?
  7. Boris, what are the key benefits and business value of this approach?
  8. Boris, what lessons have you  learned? If you had to do it over what would you have done differently?
  9. Either of you, are there any final thoughts that you’d like to leave with our listeners?

Resources

White Paper: Automated Capacity Management: real-world experiences

 

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