American engineer, statistician, professor, author, lecturer and management consultant Dr. W. Edwards Deming once said
“In God we trust; all others bring data.”
While this is somewhat funny, the point is also very clear. Without proper data to back our ideas, strategies and journeys, we’re merely guessing and hoping for the best. However a very common challenge amongst data centre managers trying to mature the management of data centres, is best described similar to the Big Data challenge of other industries. Continue reading “DCIM – From Metrics to KPIs”
The data center was seen as a cost factor in the past, whereas for modern organizations it is the driver of business. Put a value to its contribution by measuring the right values with data center business value dashboards. Rather than concentrating on technical details of data center operations, business oriented indicators put value to your data center output and allow you to involve your senior management. Continue reading “Data Center Business Value Dashboards in Action”
- 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”
FNT Command 10 was developed with the focus to support each user optimally in their individual area of responsibilities.
Claudia Lehmann, Product Marketing Manager, provides in this webcast new highlights which allow users to get an entirely new insight into their data. Continue reading “Highlights and Features of FNT Command 10”
FNT StagingArea is the Integration and Automation Tool for FNT Command. The webinar covers the following questions:
- How do you model Integrations Jobs for FNT Command with the FNT StagingArea?
- What are the Monitoring and Reporting capabilities?
- What are the features of the next Releases?
Continue reading “FNT StagingArea – Automation is the key to success”
I recently wrote an Expert Paper explaining Data Center Efficiency in practice using smart tools and methods to ensuring an energy efficient operation of a data centre, without taking on risk in the process.
While writing the paper I came to re-visit one of my big dreams for our beloved data center industry: The truly dynamic data center, capable of self-optimising the efficiency, while honouring any dynamic load requirement at any times. Continue reading “The Truly Dynamic Data Center: Sci-Fi or Reality?”
The ongoing digitization of the world around us – driven by social networking, the increasing prevalence of mobile devices, cloud technologies, and the explosion in big data – is leading to major changes in the needs, expectations, and behavior of both the business community and society as a whole. Old business models are evolving rapidly, forcing IT to respond quickly and flexibly. IT and data center managers are becoming increasingly focused on secure, efficient, and flexible deployment of demand-based IT services. Continue reading “Run your Data Center as a Business – DCaaB: From DCIM via DCSO to IT Factory”
FNT Command dashboards for data centers provides the latest generation of intelligent, predefined reporting functionality of all major application areas. Working in close cooperation with clients and partners, we have identified all the indicators required for high-speed analysis of capacities, resources, and trends for each area. Continue reading “FNT Command 10 – Predefined Dashboards for Data Centers”
Energy efficiency is an important strategic goal for data center operators for a number of reasons. Several indicators and metrics that are widely discussed today are available to help manage data centers successfully from an energy perspective. However, energy efficiency is just one way of looking at a data center: Data center service providers, like enterprise data centers, colocation providers and others, find themselves in a challenging and fast-changing competitive environment. Because of these challenges, data center managers also need additional key performance indicators to link operations to business and to ensure they are on track regarding their overall strategies. Continue reading “Data Center Business Value Dashboards”
Throughout our glorious history, many people have tried to predict our future either through generic – often cryptic – lyrics or through firm believe based on current knowledge.
Most famous for his deeds in this category is probably Nostradamus, a French physician, author, translator, astrological consultant, but more than anything: A dreamer!
His claim to fame is basically based on 2 facts: Continue reading “Stop trying to predict the future”