High availability is business-critical for the leading international commercial bank with one of the densest branch networks among German private banks: Commerzbank. With its subsidiaries, the company owns two of the world’s most innovative online banks and serves clients in all markets worldwide. Represented globally at every major stock market, network outages and downtime must be averted at all costs, especially for the Commerzbank trading center in Frankfurt. In mere minutes, a network outage could potentially affect as many as 500 traders and prevent millions of Euros from being invested.
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.
In today’s competitive landscape, the ability to become a provider of customer-centric services will ultimately drive the success of multi-tenant data centers (MTDCs). By emphasizing service design, prioritizing catalog management, and embracing the paradigm shift to a product-oriented approach – MTDCs are uniquely positioned to improve customer retention and attract new ones, all while maintaining costs and optimizing prices.
To keep pace with competitors, IoT and the rise of edge computing – network transformation is mission critical. However, as modern networks are highly complex, this transformation has the potential to be a time-consuming and costly process. From FTTA and C-RAN architecture upgrades, to laying fiber and connecting BBU pool resources to the core network, there are countless steps that must be taken to ensure data is properly transported over mobile networks to geographically dispersed users.
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DESY (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron), one of the world’s leading accelerator centers, develops and builds instruments that generate the world’s most intense X-ray light and accelerate particles to record energies. Each year, more than 3,000 researchers from over 40 countries use DESY’s large-scale facilities to explore the microcosm in all its variety – from the interactions of tiny elementary particles, to the behavior of new types of nanomaterials, to biomolecular processes.
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When defining service portfolios in a highly competitive market, it is crucial for multi-tenant data centers (MTDCs) and hosting providers to put customers center-stage. From a customer’s perspective, value is determined by the service quality, associated delivery parameters, and a clear presentation of the options available (i.e. variants such as space, power, storage, third party services, hybrid options, version of IP, access, security, remote hands, back-up, etc.), performance, contractual terms and pricing.
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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We recently briefed Dennis Drogseth, Vice President of Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) on how our product FNT Command enables enterprises and service providers to manage all aspects of data centers.
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Data center operations for colocation providers differ fundamentally from enterprise IT operations – however, the process for implementing a DCIM solution is correlative. Data center expert Soeren Schroeder believes it depends more on the company’s culture rather than how the software is used. To verify his point of view, he shares his best practices on how to implement a proper solution for colocation provider across multiple sites.
Today’s digital transformation is far reaching and changes how cities embrace technology to deliver an array of services as well as make existing operations more efficient. To align with and adapt to “digitization”, many cities have implemented an array of solutions and systems but are struggling to maintain control because they lack a common management platform.
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