Cloud Expo: Channel 5 IT chief says capacity planning is key to cloud success

Speaking at the Cloud Expo conference, Francois Chabat, Senior Technology Manager at Channel 5, said that businesses will lose the cost benefits of cloud if they don't make sure they have factored extra capacity for unexpected events.

When we first started, we were running at 90% capacity... We soon found that that slack of 10% was not enough. There wasn't enough room to accommodate sudden peaks in programme popularity , and I think when CIOs look into moving to the cloud, they should work out how much they want to plan for the unplanned.
Francois Chabat, Senior Technology Manager, Channel 5 Source:

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