Easily analyze data and their dependencies with FNT GraphicCenter
FNT GraphicCenter allows you to easily visualize and analyze infrastructure and service data, making it the perfect companion to FNT’s other solutions. It is a high-performance visualization application that is fully integrated into the FNT Command platform and based on technology from yWorks – the market leader in graph and diagram visualization.
The application enables fast and efficient analysis of networks, infrastructures, services, and their relationships through graphical visualization of assets and resources. It helps recognize patterns within the data, to visualize structures, and to gain a better understanding of dependencies. Staff responsible for planning and managing infrastructure and services are thus able to make better knowledge-based decisions.
Benefits of FNT GraphicCenter
Highlights of FNT GraphicCenter
FNT GraphicCenter presents data and information by enabling targeted, rule-based configuration of the visual appearance of the elements. Options include defining conditions that must be met to give certain elements a specific appearance or to define membership of several elements to a group, for example. The result are visualizations that allow rapid identification of patterns, which makes evaluation and analysis of data far easier.
Having created a view of a selected object within its network, you can then modify that view depending on the network structure and type. Thanks to automated creation of the layout, it is possible to switch the basic view between orthogonal, symmetrical, hierarchical, and circular modes.
To make relationships more visible, individual objects can be viewed either in an overview or in detail. The user can zoom in and out of the view or even center the view on the object to be analyzed. The automated visualization function then displays all logical connections associated with this object. Among other features, a distinction is made between direct and indirect connections to show all dependencies in their overall context.
Easy data availability makes it possible to implement visualizations for a broad range of applications to meet individual user needs. If data from the FNT Command platform is used, it can be flexibly selected. Since it only needs to be configured once for each data source, powerful yet simple, rule-based automation of duplicate identification and removal and other functions make it possible to process raw data quickly and efficiently.
FNT’s solutions address a variety of market sectors in the fields of telecoms, data centers, and enterprise IT. Typical use cases for FNT GraphicCenter in these sectors and contexts include:
- Telco network topology
- Telco service routing and configuration
- Outside plant cable network infrastructure
- Inside plant cable network infrastructure
- Data center infrastructure circuit diagram
- IT application infrastructure
- IT network infrastructure
FNT GraphicCenter comes standard with a range of out-of- the-box configurations for visualizations. Users can use these as is, as a basis to create their own configurations, or build new ones from scratch for specific tasks.
IT Application Infrastructure
Understanding which assets are linked to operation of an application.
Visualization from the application through virtual servers to physical servers, together with all the assets associated with that application, e.g., application servers, middleware, OS, and databases.
- which assets are used for operation of a specific application
- when is the best time to plan maintenance work on assets, such as servers, to ensure compliance with the SLA
- where a specific operating system is used, so as to be able to estimate the effort and the applications affected when the manufacturer announces an update
- which applications are running on a specific server, making it possible to estimate whether it could support additional applications
- the services that include a specific application, if additional data has been collected as part of service asset management
Telco Network Topology
Network complexity increases exponentially with the number of nodes. Typically, these networks also consist of a variety of technologies, hierarchically connected to one another in different layers. Maintaining an overview of the relationships and dependencies is essential for efficient network operation, planning of network expansions and redesigns, and for creating new connections through these networks.
Visualization of network nodes and the different connections between them according to the individual network technology, together with all the important associated parameters. Flexible filter options and categorizations allow visual depiction of these complex dependencies and provide the user with targeted analysis options for different use cases.
- provide a better overview
- identify dependencies and relationships quickly in the event of a fault and draw conclusions about possible causes
- immediately identify the various segments or technological layers of a network thanks to the different colors allocated to objects and their connections
- provide a rapid overview of the characteristics of services, such as bandwidth, using specific colors
- facilitate tasks, such as identifying possible redundancy options to boost network resilience in order to ensure the best possible quality and availability of services