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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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.”

Achieve a Successful Edge Deployment with FNT Software

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.

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How Infrastructure Management Can Facilitate Digital Transformation

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

Importance of Zone Management

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.

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Industry Expertise: Modern IT and Cable Infrastructures Drive Quality Education

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.
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FNT Recognized in Gartner’s Market Guide for DCIM Tools

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).”
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Industry Expertise // Air Travel in the Digital Age

The ability to provide customers with new digital services while managing the associated infrastructure customers require presents an opportunity to transform your airport into the hub of choice, even as pressure from competition intensifies. Providing superior service starts with gaining a clear and precise overview of your airport’s valuable IT infrastructure and cable network assets. Sean Graham, was recently featured in Aviation Pros to provide insight on industry-specific solutions for airports in today’s digital age. Click here to read the full article.
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Optimize Your Data Center to Reclaim Lost Capacities

Lost capacities within the data center are often the result of varying lifecycles between ICT assets, technical developments and facilities. As modern data center operations evolve past traditional design planning, both operational and financial challenges arise. For example, a typical data center is built to last at least 30 years, while facilities management infrastructure is designed to last 10-20 years. In this scenario, data center managers must determine how to reclaim lost capacities without investing in a full data center expansion.
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Drivers for Competitive Advantage for MTDCs

Business is booming in the colocation market. The demand for MTDCs is expected to increase over the next few years as more and more Enterprise IT is outsourced or obtained through cloud services or infrastructure as a service. However, there is a distinct shift in what customers expect from a colocation provider. It’s no longer about space and power, as these services have been commoditized. So, what is a MTDC that wants to grow its share of this $50 billion market to do?
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