FNT GraphicCenter
Visualize and analyze your infrastructure and service data

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.

FNT GraphicCenter makes it possible to display all the relevant elements of a network, from physical network nodes and logical connections through to the service level.

Benefits of FNT GraphicCenter

Better planning & monitoring

FNT GraphicCenter makes it possible to use data from constantly growing complex structures and/or business-critical data relationships for planning purposes and to monitor such data.

More efficient analyses

Facilitates cause and effect analysis by allowing efficient visualization and analysis of technical issues.

Faster decision-making

Faster, data-based decision-making and fault resolution thanks to visualization of relationships.

Easy Visualization

Infrastructure and service data can be easily visualized and analyzed in the form of diagrams or networks (node and edge relationships). Individually configurable element and layout styles enable flexible visualization of data, tailored to special use cases.

Flexible configuration

Data records can be flexibly configured for each specific use case. GraphQL, a widely used and powerful query language for APIs that enables flexible formulation of focused queries, is used to query the data.

Highlights of FNT GraphicCenter

Recognize patterns in data

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.

Visualize the structure of data

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.

Discover relationships within data

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.

Automated data structuring

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.

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Use Cases

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

Challenge
Understanding which assets are linked to operation of an application.

Solution
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.

FNT GraphicCenter can display all the assets linked to an application, with visualization making it easy to identify:

  • 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
Visualization of all assets required for operation of an application, with different types of assets grouped by color.
Visualization of all assets required for operation of an application, with different types of assets grouped by color.

Telco Network Topology

Challenge
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.

Solution
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.

FNT GraphicCenter makes it possible to display all the relevant elements of a network, from physical network nodes and logical connections through to the service level. Visualization helps to:

  • 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
More detail at a higher zoom level: colors of connections instantly show the bandwidth of each link.
More detail at a higher zoom level: colors of connections instantly show the bandwidth of each link.
Yes, I want to visualize and analyze my infrastructure and service data easily.