What Data Center Managers can learn from Amazon’s failure and Netflix’s success

When I travel I sometimes find time to view one or more of the many short presentations available through the Ted.com universe. What a great concept of providing these short insights through an easy-to-access (even offline while in-air) interface. While obviously not all presentations catch my interest, most are actually quite good and some even mind-blowing. Continue reading “What Data Center Managers can learn from Amazon’s failure and Netflix’s success”

Virtualization Challenge for Communication Service Provider

Telecommunication providers need to learn how services can be developed more flexible and agile than ever before in order to seize the opportunity of digitization. The technological foundation for this change is formed by Virtualization: Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN). But the real challenge is yet to come. Continue reading “Virtualization Challenge for Communication Service Provider”

FNT Recognized in Gartner Critical Capabilities for Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools

FNT was included in Gartner’s March 2016 “Critical Capabilities for Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools” report which evaluated DCIM products from nine of the 15 vendors in the October 2015 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools.

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451 Research Report Covers FNT Software

We recently briefed the market analyst group 451 Research and Andy Lawrence, Vice President of Research for Datacenter Technologies published an Impact Report titled, “FNT expands as end-to-end infrastructure management message resonates.”

The report outlines FNT Software’s comprehensive solutions for data center infrastructure management, cable and network management, and service management through its FNT Command and FNT ServicePlanet offerings. It also cites the company traction in the marketplace within enterprise and service providers.
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Predictive Maintenance in the Data Center

Shutdowns and maintenance outages are toxic to the efficiency of data centers. Operators are now using predictive maintenance to optimize their facilities.

When looking to the future, we have long since swapped the mystic’s crystal ball for the IT-based disciplines of analytics and business intelligence. These modern methodologies are typically used to mine historical data, draw lessons from the past, and thus understand the present. Today, they are being succeeded by data science, which aims to offer insights into the future that would challenge the fabled Oracle of Delphi. But while the Oracle only spoke on the seventh day of each month (outside of the annual winter shutdown), this modern mathematical and analytical functionality is available 24/7. Continue reading “Predictive Maintenance in the Data Center”

The Data Center Colocation Challenge

Data Center Colocation Providers are operating in a challenging and competitive environment. Commoditization of space and power is driving colocation providers to differentiate through an extended product and service portfolio. This diversification requires management solutions that support streamlined operational processes in order to deliver these services with the highest level of quality at minimal cost. Continue reading “The Data Center Colocation Challenge”

Highlights and Features of FNT Command 10

FNT Command 10 was developed with the focus to support each user optimally in their individual area of responsibilities.

Claudia Lehmann, Product Marketing Manager, provides in this webcast new highlights which allow users to get an entirely new insight into their data. Continue reading “Highlights and Features of FNT Command 10”

FNT StagingArea – Automation is the key to success

FNT StagingArea is the Integration and Automation Tool for FNT Command. The webinar covers the following questions:

  • How do you model Integrations Jobs for FNT Command with the FNT StagingArea?
  • What are the Monitoring and Reporting capabilities?
  • What are the features of the next Releases?

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Run your Data Center as a Business – DCaaB: From DCIM via DCSO to IT Factory

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 10 – Predefined Dashboards for Data Centers

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”