System Center Capacity Planner 2006 (SCCP 2006), known as "indy" before MMS 2005, will be available to Technet Plus subscribers next month (January 2006).
SCCP 2006 gives IT Professionals the guidance they need to plan a deployment of Exchange Server 2003 and MOM 2005, including extensive ability to model "what-if" scenarios for future planning. You input the details of your IT environment in the interview wizard, and get back customized:
- Automated sizing of hardware requirements, including CPUs, disks, and networks
- Customization of the distributed architecture to a fine level of granularity (software & hardware configuration, topology, and usage profiles)
- Powerful simulation engine that predicts the performance of any future deployment
- Reports that show both system capacity and user experience
About System Center: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/systemcenter/default.mspx
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