Data center operations for colocation providers differ fundamentally from enterprise IT operations – however, the process for implementing a DCIM solution is correlative. Data center expert Soeren Schroeder believes it depends more on the company’s culture rather than how the software is used. To verify his point of view, he shares his best practices on how to implement a proper solution for colocation provider across multiple sites.
Today’s digital transformation is far reaching and changes how cities embrace technology to deliver an array of services as well as make existing operations more efficient. To align with and adapt to “digitization”, many cities have implemented an array of solutions and systems but are struggling to maintain control because they lack a common management platform.
Continue reading “Smart City Management Made Simple”
FNT and partners were on the road again during the “Expertenveranstaltung 2016” (www.expertenveranstaltung.de) from September 07 until September 22. This yearly roadshow around IT service management and IT Service Design Thinking was held in eight cities in Germany and (for the first time) in Switzerland. We met more than 380 people in Bern, Zürich, Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Munich to discuss recent trends in IT service and infrastructure management. This years the theme was “Service Design Thinking – Surviving in the Age of the Digital Transformation.”
It’s remarkable how often IT projects get out of control. Various studies show that more than 34% of all IT projects in the private sector fail in terms of costs, deadlines or acceptance of the final results. Especially projects regarding the implementation of documentation and management software are doomed to fail according to these surveys. Thus it’s true, that more than 30% of IT projects in the private sector cause higher costs than planned. And as the additional costs lay between 10% and 20%, we’re not talking about a few more pennies to spend.
Continue reading “Significance of Standardized Methods to manage IT Projects successfully”
We all remember that magical scene in the film “Minority Report” where Tom Cruise – in his role as Chief John Anderton – performed a big data crime analysis on a huge interactive touchscreen by combining various pieces of crime scene data to solve a murder case. The Star Trek fans among us, meanwhile, are still envious of Captain Picard for his holodeck even to this day. While the Star Trek series were always ahead of their time with the technologies they showed, they were never too unrealistic with respect to practicability. Even though beaming hasn’t become a reality up until today (and probably won’t in the future either), there are plenty of exciting technologies that can be used in a similar way nowadays. The holodeck could become a reality soon too. Virtual reality and augmented reality technologies are increasingly becoming marketable and are being put to everyday, practical use.
Continue reading “Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in the Data Center”
As a Senior Consultant and Solutions Architect at FNT Software, Daria Batrakova builds networks for clients all across the globe. Working with a broad array of telecommunications (telco) providers, Daria has a unique perspective on network buildouts and deployments as well as the business and technology drivers that influence infrastructure, applications and services (and vice versa). We recently sat down with Daria to learn about her insights and how the telco business is evolving.
We are headed to Nice (France) to participate in the TM Forum Live! (May 09-12) event at the Acropolis Convention Center. We look forward to presenting our solutions around telecommunication infrastructure management, IT transformation, virtualization with SDN/NFV and smart city technologies to more than 3,500 delegates from all over the world. Meet the team and find and win the FNT frog at our booth.
FNT Software was founded in 1994. Since then FNT’s has become a leading provider of integrated software solutions for IT management, data center infrastructure management and telecommunication infrastructure management worldwide. FNT’s customer base now includes more than 500 customers with a wide range of well-known organizations varying from the automotive industry to airports to telecommunications and IT service providers.
One of FNT’s founders is current CEO Nikolaus Albrecht. We recently sat down with Nikolaus to discuss his thoughts, perspective, and vision on FNT Software’s growth opportunities and market differentiation.
Where are the growth opportunities for FNT Software? Are there any specific market sectors or use cases you plan to focus on?
Over recent years the digital economy has generated an irresistible demand for more and more IT capability. Whether it’s for customer data analytics, media storage and manipulation or simply faster and faster processing of company data, every enterprise recognizes the over-arching importance of securing cost-effective and rapidly scalable IT capability. Most companies recognize that the most sensible corporate IT solution to this exponentially growing demand involves operating some sort of hybrid public cloud / private IT strategy. The public cloud portion certainly offers an alternative to in-house data centers, but security concerns and shareholder paranoia tends to restrict the use of public cloud to a limited subset of functions, leaving ‘private’ in-house IT responsible for the remainder of the demand. The ‘realpolitik’ of IT is that most enterprises find it easier, or just more reassuring, to have full control over what they consider to be mission-critical applications, data and network administration. But, private infrastructure does not necessarily require private facilities, and over recent years, colocation has emerged as the solution of choice. Continue reading “Moving from ‘Dumb’ Colocation to ‘Smart’ Colo”
FNT’s last big customer congress event was NetWork14, which was held in April 2014. This was a big success with around 320 participants and received positive feedback from all participants. Since then, FNT has released many new products and innovations that are currently available for customers and users. Besides these new products, FNT’s Research and Development (R&D) team has developed some very exciting new product ideas and innovations that will be presented during NetWork16 April 26-27, 2016. We are sure that some of the innovation products will be game-changing and open your mind to new ideas how to manage your data center in the future.
FNT is preparing a big exhibition booth to showcase many new products and innovations. Here’s a teaser of what you can expect at NetWork16 in Leipzig this year: Continue reading “Innovations at NetWork16 – Highlights you must see during NetWork16”