Digital Strategy Solutions: Data Center Management in the Cloud

Historically, data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software has been used in on-premise systems. Just five years ago, it was unthinkable for business-critical data to be transferred and stored in the cloud. Today, however, cloud-based DCIM solutions are becoming increasingly popular to manage hybrid infrastructures holistically. By taking advantage of a SaaS operating model, or DCIM-as-a-Service (DCIMaaS), companies can utilize all services related to data center management more efficiently and with greater precision.

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Advantages of Data Center Management in the Cloud

As hybrid digital infrastructures consisting of on-premises and cloud-based systems become more and more common within companies, complexity significantly increases. A professional data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tool should be able to manage not only the data center itself, but also hybrid digital infrastructures in all their complexity. In the future, for example, even proprietary customer systems will have to be supplied with detailed information from the data center to ensure end-to-end processes.

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Network Transformation: Transitioning to Packet Technology

To keep pace with changing technologies and the rise of mobile 5G, underlying communication networks need modernization. TDM-based networks must transform into packet-based networks to meet the demands of pervasive data-centric applications and services. Packet-based networks not only enable new innovations, services, and business opportunities, they are also the most cost-effective, efficient, and scalable networks for content delivery.

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How to Implement a Resource Management Solution – Part Three

In part two of our blog post series, we discussed the four key requirements of a resource management solution and how to manage implementation costs. In part three, we’ll share how to prevent vendor lock-in and how to remain competitive among digital transformation.

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Industry Expertise: How to Achieve IT and OT Convergence

In today’s world of connectivity and real-time data, bridging the gap between IT and OT systems creates new opportunities to improve operational efficiency, meet customer demands, and keep pace with digital transformation. With enterprise applications (IT) and operations running the grid (OT) working together, utilities can benefit from disaster recovery and business continuity efforts. The integration of these systems enables an organization to optimize data consistency and management, which increases productivity and other efficiencies including network planning and engineering, service assurance, and service fulfillment.  

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How to Implement a Resource Management Solution – Part Two

In part one of our resource management blog post series, we discussed how to prepare for potential implementation problems and why it is critical to have a central database and unified data model in place to ensure a consistent view of the network at all times and to manage disparate data. In part two, we’ll dive into the key requirements of a resource management solution and how to manage implementation costs.

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Hospital 4.0: How to Keep Pace with Digital Transformation

In many ways, IT is similar to the human body. Different parts are specialized to perform specific tasks, but they are all dependent on each other to function properly. Just as the brain controls the body, IT systems control every technical function and process within an organization. While we all know how to keep our bodies and brains healthy, what can be done to maintain a healthy environment for IT systems?

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How to Implement a Resource Management Solution – Part One

Is your organization still using a fragmented set of tools or even manual processes to plan and manage network resources? Are you struggling to fulfill new products and services due to a lack of a holistic view of your assets and resources? If so, you’re not alone. Many telco operators are finding it increasingly difficult to keep pace with competitors, ensure service quality, and reduce operating costs without having the end-to-end visibility they so critically need from a fully integrated and automated resource management solution.

In this three-part series, we’ll discuss the how the implementation of such a management solution can help CTOs, network operation teams, and planning organizations keep track of available resources, speed up time to market of new services, prevent misconfiguration, reduce recovery time from network outages, and significantly lower overall OPEX. To ensure a cost-efficient and smooth implementation, it’s important to take common challenges into consideration and strategize a plan to overcome them beforehand.

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Reimagining Asset Management: Accelerating ITIL Processes and Incident Resolutions

Asset management provides full transparency into all IT and telecommunications infrastructure to ensure operations are running as efficiently as possible. Identifying, documenting, monitoring, and managing arbitrary assets and all CI interrelationships is crucial to maintain and improve uptime, service delivery, productivity, and customer confidence. In part four of our eight-part asset management series, we’ll discuss how FNT Command serves as a holistic service asset base to accelerate ITIL processes and to resolve incidents faster. Continue reading “Reimagining Asset Management: Accelerating ITIL Processes and Incident Resolutions”

The challenge of bringing IT Operations ‘on board’ with colocation.

It is often seen as an ‘issue’ that the provision of colocation (colo) services to enterprise clients creates distance between the IT department of those enterprises from their own services and infrastructure. The question is, how to bridge that divide? Continue reading “The challenge of bringing IT Operations ‘on board’ with colocation.”