Data Center Business Value Dashboards

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”

Stop trying to predict the future

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”

Data Center IT Agility and Control

A rapid rate of change complicates every facet of datacenter management, and server-centric compute models are too cumbersome for today’s highly variable workloads. Is it possible to optimize resources and operations in such dynamic environments? In this presentation, learn how to replace manual, hardware-defined application provisioning and management with a highly automated, software-defined resource model and orchestration layer that enables flexibility, simplified on-demand capital efficiency, and lower TCO. Continue reading “Data Center IT Agility and Control”

FNT Command 10 – EasySearch

A major evolution of the previous search function, EasySearch in FNT Command 10 represents a crucial step up in usability. Complex systems can be navigated intuitively, quickly, and efficiently with just a few clicks.

While the search field may seem basic, it actually offers global access to the entire repository. It is therefore possible to run high-speed searches through CI classes, master data, file attachments, netspider objects, and metaschemas. Results are displayed with system attributes and type plate information for easy identification. They can also be filtered using a range of categories and opened directly in the respective modules. Continue reading “FNT Command 10 – EasySearch”

Successful Together – A look back to the first FNT User Group Meeting on 15 / 16th April 2015

Under the motto “Successful Together” the first FNT User Group meeting was held on April 15 and 16 at FNT headquarters in Ellwangen. 60 participants from 37 companies found their way to Ellwangen to share their knowledge and use cases involving FNT software products with other users as well as product experts from FNT. Continue reading “Successful Together – A look back to the first FNT User Group Meeting on 15 / 16th April 2015”

10 Stepping Stones to a Successful DCIM Adoption

Today there is much talk about the real value of DCIM and some are even busy declaring the whole DCIM initiative as a failure. However its far from true and honestly speaking, representing a visionary vendor in this space, I’m actually glad to see some of the hype from analysts and giant vendors setteling, so that we now get the opportunity to talk about what really matters for organisations. Continue reading “10 Stepping Stones to a Successful DCIM Adoption”

Expert Paper – The Eco-Friendly Data Center

Ways and means of improving energy efficiency in IT

Most of the energy used by information and communications systems is consumed by commercial data centers and servers. In Germany, data centers currently account for around 2 percent of total energy consumption. With the increase in mobile computing, rise of social networks, and spread of IT into virtually all areas of private and work life, data volumes are growing exponentially. The result is a continuous increase in both energy density within the typical data center and the resulting cooling requirements. It also means that green IT and efficient, sustainable resource management are becoming key concerns for data centers. Continue reading “Expert Paper – The Eco-Friendly Data Center”

FNT announces new product releases and presents product innovations

Announcement of major releases – FNT Command 10 and FNT ServicePlanet 3. New functions are introduced for the first time at CeBIT (hall 12/ C55) to a wide audience. Focus of the new functionalities is on the efficient and intelligent IT for tomorrow.

FNT, a global leading provider of integrated software products for the documentation and management of IT, telecommunication solutions and data centers, announced today two new upcoming major releases of the standard software products FNT Command and FNT ServicePlanet. Available in June and under the motto “Intelligent, Integrative and User-focused”, FNT provides numerous functionalities for the efficient and intelligent IT of tomorrow. Continue reading “FNT announces new product releases and presents product innovations”