Google Research

Capacity Planning at Scale

USENIX, SREcon Europe (2016)

Abstract

Have you ever bought machines? What if you need to even build datacenters? How can you predict how many you are going to need in two years from now? How can you make efficient use of all the resources you suddenly got? What if you are missing some resources? Can we automate all these stuff and integrate with our continuous delivery?

These are just a few questions anyone planning a large computer fleet always make. This talk will cover some of the approaches and tooling that can be used to effectively plan for the demand of services and how to cover it on the most efficient manner.

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