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by Simon Pollard on ‎06-10-2014 12:27 AM - last edited on ‎10-23-2014 03:15 PM by (2,377 Views)

One of the biggest challenges when designing any new system that requires an element of capacity planning – computing, networks, transportation, to name a few - is deciding what the primary criteria are; should you go for a big initial costly build-out and hope that all of the capacity is used? Or aim for something more flexible that can start smaller and be expanded as required to deliver greater capacity. Factors such as the need for up-front investment and sketchy predictions of future demand need to be considered and the result can sometimes be a difficult compromise.