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 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.
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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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.
Each year the European Data Centre industry meet in London at the DCS Awards Dinner to recognise outstanding achievements and innovative technologies across facilities and IT categories. FNT were very proud to have won the important ICT Management Product of the Year award for their acclaimed FNT Command and FNT ServicePlanet products; recognised as a world leading solution for IT Services delivery. Already implemented in +50% DAX in Germany, FNT continues to grow its customer base in the UK and other regions.
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The declared aim of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is to bridge the gap between organizational silos and support agile methodologies across multiple departments. But there is more to DCIM than a merging of facility and server management. With the rise of virtualization and SDx, it is necessary to consider a number of other stakeholders to ensure truly professional and efficient data center operation.
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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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- A Smart Nation’s systems need to scale and easily integrate
- Need to ensure built-in measurement processes and technologies
These terms, or what some would crisply be described as VUC, have increasingly come to describe a tumultuous world. Businesses today face unprecedented challenges, both externally and internally.
From an external macroeconomic perspective, the new paradigm is about economies and businesses coping with slower economic growth. Even countries with strong growth in years gone-by are struggling to re-invigorate their economic engines. Continue reading “A Smart Nation needs an intelligent network”
Trust at all levels of the economy have come under duress. Joseph Lim examines the core notion of trust and what can be done, especially in terms of technology, to ensure technology infrastructures live up to their expectations.
Trust is the cornerstone of a myriad of human and business relations. It forms the basis of all interactions between people and organisations. Shareholders and board members nominate and elect key corporate executives to lead businesses because they trust them to deliver on the greater good of stakeholders.
Businesses and consumers purchase products and services because they trust their partners to deliver on their promise. And this chain of relationships continue with trust being the cornerstone in relationships.
Within the Asian context, trust has always played an important role, a cornerstone, as it is the embodiment of relationships.
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- New major release FNT ServicePlanet 3 supports IT service management in modern, hybrid IT environments
- More efficient definition and management of business services using proven methodology
- Features designed to enable development of intelligent IT factory
FNT has issued the third major release of FNT ServicePlanet, its standard software package for modeling and delivery of standardized products and services. The expanded functionality is designed to support users in the role of service broker while also improving the efficiency of service management processes. Continue reading “FNT ServicePlanet 3: Better Performance in IT Service Management with Proven Methodology”