What is Capacity Planning

Capacity planning is the process that determines the IT infrastructure that is required to meet future workload demands.

At DNA IT Solutions we take a look at the historical user patterns before we start to develop the workload model. The workload must be realistic and reflect real user patterns in order for it to be effective. When done correctly, this will ensure the successful application of capacity planning.

Why Capacity Planning is Important

Capacity planning is becoming more critical as all organisations are so dependent on their IT systems to succeed. No business can afford downtime or delays due to an unforeseen growth spurt. The IT industry moves fast, new technologies and threats all have their impacts both positively and negatively.

Capacity planning when done correctly will mean a business gets maximum performance from their IT spend while keeping it at a controlled acceptable cost.

Future Proofing

Every business needs to evolve to survive. In order for your business to flourish you need to ensure you have elevated your IT infrastructure to a point where it can cope with increased demand and usage.

By planning for the future you will minimise your risk and improve your scalability while future proofing your business.


We look at your IT infrastructure and will identify where we think the issues may occur in future. We will identify where we think the problems will happen and offer a solution to try to prevent it.

  • We look at your storage and determine if a move to the Cloud is necessary and if it is, which is the best option for you.
  • We see what systems you currently have and decide if they could be integrated with a more modern structure that could save on costs.
  • We do the groundwork before anything is touched to ensure you have a well thought through plan for your future expansion.
  • Planning in advance saves time, reduces risk and minimises costs while reducing your organisation to negative exposure.
  • DNA IT will look ahead to predict what may happen in order to prevent disaster and keep productivity to a maximum.