Sunday, December 21, 2008
Capacity Planning for Cloud Computing
At the recent CMG conference I volunteered to lead a panel session on Capacity Planning for Cloud Computing, and these slides were the result.
Now, this was a conference full of people who already know how to do capacity planning, so they were interested in what was new about Cloud Computing (or even what it was all about from first principles), so the slides do not explain how to do capacity planning in the cloud, they talk about what changes for the capacity planner in this new world.
I'm going to be developing more material in this area over the coming year. I have a head start, in 2002 and 2003 I led projects at Sun where I researched how to do Capacity Planning in Virtualized Datacenters, built some tools, filed a couple of patents, presented papers at conferences and failed to get Sun's N1 project to implement some of it. Well, it seems I was a few years ahead of my time, so I'm going to start by digging out the papers I published at the time.