With virtualization does Capacity planning go away?

Has Virtualization made Capacity Planning Obsolete?

In this article the author, Ken Hess, reminds us why we need to plan.  Just becuase you virtualize some systems doesn't mean they don't need to be planned for and cared for.  There is still a cost and you need to account for it.  Besides once you have the comparisons make you look great.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.