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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
By 2022, the global edge computing market is expected to reach $6.72 billion. By far, the biggest driver of edge capacity is the Internet of Things (IoT). To accommodate the proliferation of connected devices that produce huge volumes of data, centralized networks have morphed into networks of distributed, dynamically interconnected systems spanning clouds, microservices, and software defined networks.
To future-proof your tower sites, the proper management of all passive mobile infrastructure assets is critical. Ulrich Schälling, Head of Business Line Networks at FNT Software, recently discussed towerco management in the age of digital transformation in Pipeline Magazine. Read the full article here: Pipeline Magazine
Modern IT structures are becoming increasingly complex and difficult to control due to the disparate locations of IT assets and their components. As IT assets are constantly travelling throughout enterprise locations and organizational structures, implementing a comprehensive zone management solution is critical to keep track of assets, service lifecycles, and user responsibilities.
As digitalization permeates all areas of the campus, IT infrastructures are working at full capacity. To ensure quality education, institutions must transform their IT and cable infrastructure into a modern technological system that has the flexibility to adapt to the evolving needs of student, faculty and administration. There are three essential capabilities an IT infrastructure management system must have to ensure uninterrupted campus services, provide services more efficiently and at a lower cost: Documentation, Management, and Planning.
Continue reading “Industry Expertise: Modern IT and Cable Infrastructures Drive Quality Education”
According to Gartner in its December 2017 Market Guide for Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools report, “managing infrastructure has become more complex as the traditional data center view expands to include infrastructure housed in the cloud, micro data centers, colocation facilities or edge computing environments.” Gartner recommends that I&O leaders explore how DCIM tools can help using their Market Guide for insight. As Gartner reports, “DCIM tools require a bidirectional flow of data between them and adjacent software (such as CMDBs, BMSs, ITSM solutions, and workflow management systems).”
Continue reading “FNT Recognized in Gartner’s Market Guide for DCIM Tools”