Web Server Capacity Planning on Cloud Environment

Even you are using cloud computing, you want to know how exactly your consumption will be billed. Furthermore, if you are build Private Cloud you should take care about capacity planning on your datacentre. This article will cover several steps to do capacity planning on Web server only

Workload Capacity Planning Step

Workload capacity planning discuss about what we expect for our web server.

Workload Characteristics


Average daily RPS


Average RPS at peak time


Total number of unique users per day


Average daily concurrent users


Peak concurrent users at peak time


Total number of requests per day


Expected workload distribution

No. of Requests per day


Web Browser - Search Crawl



Web Browser - General Collaboration Interaction



Web Browser - Social Interaction



Web Browser - General Interaction



Web Browser - Office Web Apps



Custom Information System (Client Application)




Analysing Dataset Step

This step will cover what we already know about our existing system



DB size (in GB)


Number of Content DBs


Number of web apps


Number of docs / files


Average size of sites


Largest site size


Number of user profiles


Design Step

On the design step, we should choose are we need to develop hybrid cloud, public cloud, or private cloud. We will discuss this design step next week.


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