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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”
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”
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”
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”
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”