The Microsoft Azure Stack documentation team has released a new Azure Stack Capacity Planner. This planner is intended to help assist in the pre-purchase planning efforts for determining the appropriate capacity and configuration of Azure Stack hardware solutions.
It will help you make informed decisions in the following 2 ways:
- Selecting a hardware offering and attempting to fit a combination of resources
- Defining the workload that Azure Stack is intended to run to view available SKUs that can support it
The Azure Stack Capacity Planner is built out as an Excel spreadsheet that is intended to support the normal investigation and analysis during the planning phase of discovering what resources are necessary for an Azure Stack hardware solution. It’s important to keep in mind that this is not a replacement for the normal process, but a tool that is meant to help determine what is needed to be purchased.
The tool can be downloaded from the Microsoft TechNet website here: