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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Business is booming in the colocation market. The demand for MTDCs is expected to increase over the next few years as more and more Enterprise IT is outsourced or obtained through cloud services or infrastructure as a service. However, there is a distinct shift in what customers expect from a colocation provider. It’s no longer about space and power, as these services have been commoditized. So, what is a MTDC that wants to grow its share of this $50 billion market to do?
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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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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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Over the past several years, 451 Research has tracked FNT Software as a DCIM supplier. Recently, analyst Andy Lawrence and his team at 451 Research published a report on how FNT meets the growing demand for tools to manage intra- and inter-data center networks.
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“Why should we upgrade or replace our DCIM software that’s working just fine?” That’s probably the most frequently asked question when it comes to discussions about how well suited the current software chosen decades ago is for current and future requirements. It’s also the beginning of a common mistake in reasoning as outdated tools put your reputation, your data and your daily DC operation at risk.
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Shouldn’t data center technicians be our heroes? While they are responsible for maintaining the technical environment, they also improve uptime and ensure availability – and in fact make IT services for every important business process possible. But just as every human does from time to time, they make small mistakes which can have a serious impact. This is exactly what happened in Zurich…
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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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It’s remarkable how often IT projects get out of control. Various studies show that more than 34% of all IT projects in the private sector fail in terms of costs, deadlines or acceptance of the final results. Especially projects regarding the implementation of documentation and management software are doomed to fail according to these surveys. Thus it’s true, that more than 30% of IT projects in the private sector cause higher costs than planned. And as the additional costs lay between 10% and 20%, we’re not talking about a few more pennies to spend.
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In the first half of this two-part interview, FNT Software’s CTO Horst Haag and CMO Eric Brabänder discussed the implications, challenges, and adjustments that enterprise organizations across all industries will have to address in order to keep pace with digital transformation. Today, they explore these changes in-depth and highlight the innovative solutions FNT Software offers to help enterprises and service providers keep pace with IT change.
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