The ongoing digitization of the world around us – driven by social networking, the increasing prevalence of mobile devices, cloud technologies, and the explosion in big data – is leading to major changes in the needs, expectations, and behavior of both the business community and society as a whole. Old business models are evolving rapidly, forcing IT to respond quickly and flexibly. IT and data center managers are becoming increasingly focused on secure, efficient, and flexible deployment of demand-based IT services. Continue reading “Run your Data Center as a Business – DCaaB: From DCIM via DCSO to IT Factory”
FNT Command dashboards for data centers provides the latest generation of intelligent, predefined reporting functionality of all major application areas. Working in close cooperation with clients and partners, we have identified all the indicators required for high-speed analysis of capacities, resources, and trends for each area. Continue reading “FNT Command 10 – Predefined Dashboards for Data Centers”
Energy efficiency is an important strategic goal for data center operators for a number of reasons. Several indicators and metrics that are widely discussed today are available to help manage data centers successfully from an energy perspective. However, energy efficiency is just one way of looking at a data center: Data center service providers, like enterprise data centers, colocation providers and others, find themselves in a challenging and fast-changing competitive environment. Because of these challenges, data center managers also need additional key performance indicators to link operations to business and to ensure they are on track regarding their overall strategies. Continue reading “Data Center Business Value Dashboards”
A major evolution of the previous search function, EasySearch in FNT Command 10 represents a crucial step up in usability. Complex systems can be navigated intuitively, quickly, and efficiently with just a few clicks.
While the search field may seem basic, it actually offers global access to the entire repository. It is therefore possible to run high-speed searches through CI classes, master data, file attachments, netspider objects, and metaschemas. Results are displayed with system attributes and type plate information for easy identification. They can also be filtered using a range of categories and opened directly in the respective modules. Continue reading “FNT Command 10 – EasySearch”