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Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Administrator's Companion by Victor Isakov, Stacia Misner, Burzin Patel, Marcilina Garcia, Edward Whalen

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Chapter 6. Capacity Planning

Two of the biggest challenges in the IT world are sizing and capacity planning. Sizing and capacity planning are related tasks which involve determining how much hardware and software is needed in order to optimally run your applications. A system that is oversized is a waste of money. A system that is undersized could perform poorly and cost you a large amount of money and business. Sizing and capacity planning involve mathematics, skill, and instinct, and even then you can get ...

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