Infrastructure Capacity Planning Tools

Infrastructure Capacity Planning Tools Overview

Infrastructure capacity planning tools use simulations and analytical modeling to forecast future IT resource requirements. The information they provide improves IT service delivery, contributes to cost-effective IT infrastructure resource utilization, and helps ensure adequate capacity is available for future growth.

Using historical data these simulations and models identify how workload or infrastructure changes will impact IT infrastructure performance. They pinpoint the areas that are likely to become bottlenecks or constraints and identify areas where resources are unbalanced or underutilized. This information facilitates reserving, scheduling, and allocating IT infrastructure resources for onboarding new applications.


Workload simulation and analytical modeling cover the areas of CPU usage, memory usage, disk usage, network usage, database, and app performance inclusive of physical, virtual, and cloud-based resources. They support IBM, Linux (AIX, Solaris, HP-UX), Oracle, HP, Virtual (VMware, Hyper-V, Xen), and Windows systems and servers along with all the major cloud service providers, AWS, Azure, Google, and IBM.

Infrastructure Capacity Planning Products

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Veeam ONE

Veeam ONE is virtualization management technology from Ohio based VMware partner Veeam Software.

TrueSight Capacity Optimization

BMC's TrueSight Capacity Optimization is an infrastructure capacity planning option.

IntelliMagic Vision for SAN

IntelliMagic Vision is multi-vendor SAN performance, capacity, and configuration analytics solution that uses domain specific artificial intelligence as well as statistical analysis to accurately assess the health of your VMware, Fabric and Storage infrastructure in order to proactively…

Avocent Data Center Planner

Avocent Data Center Planner, from Vertiv (formerly Emerson Network Power) is software solution providing a visual infrastructure planning and management tool within Vertiv’s strategic framework for data center optimization. Data Center Planner is designed to provide accurate and…

HelpSystems Performance Navigator

Performance Navigator from HelpSystems is a Capacity Planning and Performance Analysis Software providing users with historical performance monitoring and modeling across an IT environment.

vRealize & vCloud Suite

VMware vRealize Suite and vCloud Suite deliver a self-service consumption layer, an automation framework and self-driving Day 2 operations for VMware Cloud and beyond.

Sunbird DCIM

Sunbird Software headquartered in New Jersey offers their DCIM Suite of applications, available a la carte, as a total DCIM suite, in an asset and capacity oriented bundle or bundled for environmental and power consumption monitoring. The suite includes tools like Asset, Capacity,…

Axibase Enterprise Reporter (AER)

Axibase Enterprise Reporter (AER) is an ainfrastructure analytics tool for capacity planning, from Axibase in Cupertino.

VCM Enterprise (Vityl Capacity Management)

VCM Enterprise (Vityl Capacity Management) is a comprehensive all-in-one capacity management solution that aims to make it easy for organizations to proactively manage performance and do capacity planning in hybrid IT environments—physical, virtual, cloud, or container. VCM Enterprise…

Lenovo Capacity Planner (LCP)

Lenovo Capacity Planner (LCP) is the company's infrastructure planning and usage monitoring solution.

TEOCO ASSET Suite

TEOCO headquartered in Fairfax offers the ASSET Suite, a network infrastructure capacity planning suite for telecoms, including optimization products, network configuration management, and other features.

BMC Helix Optimize

BMC Helix Optimize helps users plan for IT resources and budget that are needed to deliver new business services and provides the insights and automation needed to ensure service performance continuously meets customer expectations.

Spot Eco

Spot's Eco is presented by the vendor as a solution for Reserved Capacity Management, to provide intelligent lifecycle automation for reserved instance and savings plans to maximize the ROI of cloud commitment purchases. June 2020 NetApp entered into a definitive agreement to acquire…

Snow Spend Optimizer

Spend Optimizer enables organizations to right-size their technology investments by aligning spend with business need across software, cloud services, datacenter, and mobile. Detailed technology use understanding is mined to identify unused accounts, duplicate users, and unnecessary,…

Riverbed NetPlanner

San Francisco-based Riverbed Technology offers Riverbed NetPlanner as a solution that helps companies plan, design and analyze multitechnology, multi-vendor networks. The solution provides complete lifecycle support including network data import, baseline analysis, network change…

Syncsort Capacity Management

Syncsort Capacity Management (formerly Athene, and now from Precisely), is an infrastructure capacity planning option.

Dell EMC Storage Resource Manager (SRM)

Storage Resource Manager (SRM) from Dell EMC was built to manage the complexity of growing, heavily virtualized storage environments. With SRM, users obtain detailed relationship and topology views from the application, to the virtual or physical host, down to the LUN to identify…

Galileo Performance Explorer

Galileo calls itself a proactive, data-driven solution for IT capacity and performance management. By offering deep, predictive analytics and access to unlimited historical data, the vendor aims to help organizations innovate and accurately align diverse infrastructure assets with…

Micro Focus Cloud Optimizer

Cloud Optimizer is a server capacity planning and management platform with performance monitoring and optimization of cloud and virtual environments.

Hitachi JP1/Performance Management

Hitachi JP1/Performance Management has a range of capabilities including monitoring functions that send notifications to JP1/Integrated Management when warning signs of possible problems are detected, and reporting functions for tuning and for investigating the causes of problems.…

Idera Uptime Capacity Monitor

Idera Uptime Capacity Monitor gives you cross-platform monitoring and reporting capabilities to answer the capacity planning questions around current capacity and when capacity will run out, across your entire infrastructure.

Visual Storage Intelligence

Visual Storage Intelligence is an IT infrastructure management & monitoring solution that unifies data from storage, compute, and cloud environments onto a single pane of glass. Designed to replace complicated spreadsheets and expensive SRM tools, Visual Storage Intelligence…

Virtana VirtualWisdom

Virtana VirtualWisdom is a solution that helps to ensure the availability and performance of mission-critical workloads with observability across hybrid infrastructure through Al-powered monitoring, analytics, and automation.

Learn More About Infrastructure Capacity Planning Tools

What are Infrastructure Capacity Planning Tools?

Infrastructure capacity planning tools use simulations and analytical modeling to forecast future IT resource requirements. The information they provide improves IT service delivery, contributes to cost-effective IT infrastructure resource utilization, and helps ensure adequate capacity is available for future growth.

Using historical data these simulations and models identify how workload or infrastructure changes will impact IT infrastructure performance. They pinpoint the areas that are likely to become bottlenecks or constraints and identify areas where resources are unbalanced or underutilized. This information facilitates reserving, scheduling, and allocating IT infrastructure resources for onboarding new applications.


Workload simulation and analytical modeling cover the areas of CPU usage, memory usage, disk usage, network usage, database, and app performance inclusive of physical, virtual, and cloud-based resources. They support IBM, Linux (AIX, Solaris, HP-UX), Oracle, HP, Virtual (VMware, Hyper-V, Xen), and Windows systems and servers along with all the major cloud service providers, AWS, Azure, Google, and IBM.

Infrastructure Capacity Planning Tools Features

  • Simulation modeling and automated analytical modeling

  • Modeling for physical, virtual, and cloud-based infrastructure resources

  • System, app, and network performance modeling

  • Identifies potential bottlenecks or constraints based upon increased workloads or infrastructure changes

  • Predicts infrastructure resource growth and requirements

  • Data visualization and reporting

  • Integration with capacity management and performance monitoring data

  • Cloud-based or on-premises options

Infrastructure Capacity Planning Tools Comparison

When purchasing infrastructure capacity planning tools consider the following.


Features: Basic capacity planning tools are found in capacity management and performance monitoring software. Capacity planning tools that go beyond trend analysis and include simulation modeling and automated analytical modeling provide more accurate forecasting.


Infrastructure Resource Type: Some tools specialize in specific aspects of IT infrastructure capacity planning such as network planning. Others support a full range of infrastructure capacity planning.

Pricing Information

Infrastructure capacity planning tools usually require a vendor quote as the scope and variety of infrastructure assets are unique to each organization. Free trials and demos are available.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do infrastructure capacity planning tools do?

Infrastructure capacity planning tools model how workload or infrastructure changes impact IT infrastructure performance. It helps organizations manage changing infrastructure demands. It identifies potential bottlenecks and provides the information needed to ensure adequate capacity for future growth.

What are the benefits of using infrastructure capacity planning tools?

Risk Management: Proper infrastructure capacity planning minimizes business risk and avoids outages.

User/Stakeholder Satisfaction: Correct resource allocations enhance IT service delivery.

Decision Making: Contributes to informed decision-making, infrastructure planning, and budgeting.

Financial: Optimizes resource allocation and infrastructure spending and better positions the business to take quickly take advantage of business opportunities.

How much do infrastructure capacity planning tools cost?

Infrastructure capacity planning tools usually require a vendor quote as the scope and variety of infrastructure assets are unique to each organization. Free trials and demos are available.