Software for Efficient Delivery and Operation of Today’s Expanded Networking Services Portfolio
Digitalization is changing tenants’ workloads. Managing these new workloads requires connectivity to support fast direct connects, speedy on-ramps to public clouds, and reliable cross connects with partners. Network choice and capacity are often deciding factors when businesses evaluate colocation services providers.
FNT’s software-based data center connectivity management solution – FNT Command – ensures your infrastructure supports an expanded connectivity services portfolio. It goes beyond the physical critical infrastructure layer to also support networking services.
FNT Helps MTDCs Win Today’s New Breed of Customer
MTDCs that can connect their customers to the cloud, to partners and to other data centers with fast and reliable network connections will be the ones that succeed in today’s digital world. That’s why leading MTDCs rely on FNT. Our software for data access, integration and analysis supports these connections, so hosting providers are positioned to play an integral role in their customers’ changing data center strategy. Their networks will deliver what today’s customers demand:
Deciding what connectivity services to offer is the easy part. Operationalizing a connectivity strategy is difficult. You’ll need to manage a hybrid infrastructure, which requires standardizing and harmonizing complex network operations. The most important action MTDCs can take is to upgrade their infrastructure and adopt the enabling technologies for interconnection-oriented services.
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The Truth about Connectivity
More businesses are opting to collocate today, and the types of services they want are expanding. As traditional services become commoditized, colos must find new ways to differentiate themselves and provide added value to their customers. Successful colos will be those that leverage new and emerging connectivity services to distinguish themselves from competitors.
Learn how to differentiate your facility with new business models centered around emerging connectivity services.
FNT Supports a Modern Infrastructure to Handle Today’s Digital Demands. Our Solution Includes:
FNT’s Integrated Asset and Resource Repository
A centralized master reference database with end-to-end coverage of your multi-vendor, multi-technology network.
- Documents all physical and virtual capacities and the logical connections throughout the colo facility
- Vendor agnostic and carrier neutral
- Tracks relations and dependencies of the multi-hierarchical transport network, from cable infrastructure up to services
- Dynamically updates for a revision-secure inventory
- Integrates with key systems to consolidate and share data for informed decisions
FNT Command Software
A network and service resource management system that enables efficient planning and management processes for all services in the data center.
- Automates and streamlines processes to provide better service at lower costs
- Validation rules based on medium, connector and wire type prevent planning errors
- Assigns resources to customers for quick and easy provisioning of new services and automation of accurate and timely billing
- Auto-routes new connections and runs signal tracing throughout the entire network
- Minimizes issue resolution time with direct impact analysis
- Supports root cause analysis and optimizes maintenance window management
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Fireside Chat: Fireside Chat: Technology-Driven Transformation - Colt DCS Case Study
In a post-pandemic world, data centers are striving to become as customer-centric as possible. However, as they face challenges, such as the migration of services to the Cloud, it's imperative for businesses to leverage the right technology and partner with best-in-class service providers to ensure the seamless adoption of new operational processes.
That's why we've partnered with DCD for the free-to-view broadcast "Fireside Chat: Technology-Driven Transformation: Colt DCS Case Study".
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Colt Data Centre Services (Colt DCS) has been designing, building, and operating data centers in Europe and Asia and providing co-location services for more than 25 years. Over 1,000 customers in the world’s most data-critical industries trust Colt DCS to secure their information.
DataVita has successfully differentiated itself within the colocation and cloud services market. One of the biggest contributing factors is its partnership with FNT.
“FNT Command has been a game-changer for DataVita. FNT Command not only manages all of our assets but has also enabled us to offer additional services to our customers.” says Graeme Logie, Operations Director at DataVita.
Read the new success story to find out how FNT supported DataVita's evolution from startup to leading colocation and cloud service provider.
The data center market is being impacted by digital transformation and the shift to the cloud, with operators seeing their business models affected accordingly. Under pressure from hyperscalers and customers, colocation providers must respond to this new reality. Their business processes and technical systems need to be efficient and modern, fast and secure, transparent and flexible. Is that even possible? Colocation providers are not typically regarded as innovators, but in their role as enablers they must move with the times and be able to implement customized solutions quickly.