Solutions Data Center Management:

FNT DC Capacity Management (Add-on)

Know What You Have in Your Data Center, What You Need and How to Optimize the Use of Resources

Data centers are at the heart of today’s information economy. They are the control centers that keep information flowing throughout the enterprise. Having the right processes, tools and methodologies to accurately manage capacity is critical for staying competitive in today’s on-demand digital world.

Today’s digitally transforming economy places new requirements on data centers, which must keep up with different types and increased volume of workloads. FNT DC Capacity Management (Add-on) helps make sense of all the information flowing through the various systems that comprise the data center. With a clear view of current capacity status and forecasted requirements, management can determine the need for and prioritize investments in alternatives such as colocation, public cloud, and managed hosting services, as well as operational considerations.

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For an organization to effectively use information, it relies on a vast and expanding array of IT services. These services are controlled by data center facilities.

See the Big Picture

For a data center to operate as efficiently as possible the use of all resources needs to be optimized. To fully understand the current state, projected needs, and ability to handle, operators should evaluate both the physical plant and the overall operational approach to the data center. FNT DC Capacity Management makes it easy to run analyses that deliver this intelligent self-assessment about existing resources and infrastructure.

The goal is to achieve a required degree of optimization. This is only possible when processes for routinely reviewing, analyzing, and planning capacity within the data center are in place. Any analysis of infrastructure should have a lens for both current and future computing requirements, and be inclusive of core computing resources, power and cooling resources, and overall data center floor space. When these components are collectively evaluated, more informed decisions can be made and enterprises can focus on the key issues: how to integrate and capitalize on the combination of today’s data center resources, and where they should invest in the future.

Reduce Complexity

In today’s digital economy enterprise IT uses a combination of colocation, cloud, and in-house data centers. In such a complex network, it can be overwhelming to keep track of all the moving parts. Centrally managing data center resources is essential to gain an accurate and meaningful understanding about the assets, resource use and operational status of your site.

FNT DC Capacity Management is an optional extension for centralized management of data center capacity planning, design, and implementation. Solution components cover all relevant features for facility, IT, and data center management teams to optimize the use of all their resources and facilitate day to day activities. Additionally, knowing about all resources is valuable for management in order to make decisions based on reliable and accurate data.

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Use Cases

Major Benefits

Accelerated Planning
  • Consistent documentation and planning supported by auto-routing
  • Integrated workflow capabilities support the handling of network transformations and facilitate daily routine tasks
Increased Visibility
  • Full transparency across passive inside and outside plant resources
  • Improved efficiency in day-to-day operations supported by end-to-end signal tracing
Faster Impact Analysis
  • Reduced fault repair time resulting in greater customer satisfaction
  • Optimized costs and process times
  • Reduced OPEX
Optimized Utilization
  • Better management of infrastructure capacities and available resources
  • Reduction of CAPEX
Reporting & Analytics
  • Track key performance indicators (KPIs), including historical changes
  • Share meaningful status and performance data with users and clients
  • Powerful analytics features and graphical evaluations support better understanding of all capacity utilization and growth
  • Supply needed information to all types of users
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DataVita’s Evolution from Startup to Leading Colocation and Cloud Services Provider

As a startup founded in 2016, DataVita needed to establish itself in the colocation and cloud services market and differentiate its services amongst competitors. Its data center infrastructure is comprised of 4,000 square meters of colocation space within two physically separate buildings operated as one. Each building has two halls with one thousand square meters of space. The site is supplied by fully redundant 11kV high voltage power connections and provides fully redundant A and B power to each data rack. Connectivity to the site is provided by multiple suppliers with dedicated fiber via diverse routes and multiple entry points within the building. To support this infrastructure, and provide customers with reliable services, guaranteed uptime, and low-latency network solutions, DataVita needed to invest in a state-of-the-art data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tool.

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FNT Supports Colt Data Centre Services’ Evolution to a Leading Provider of Hyperscale Data Centers

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. In November 2021, Colt DCS sold 12 of its European co-location data centers to focus on the Hyperscale market. This case study explains the journey that Colt DCS has taken with one of its key vendors, FNT Software, and highlights the future collaboration between FNT and the team at Colt DCS.


FNT Software Americas
Contact: Lisa Mita

FNT Software Asia
Contact: Detlef Klugseder

FNT Software Europe
Contact: Claudio David