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FNT Data Center Management

Infrastructure Planning and Management in Data Centers

Modern data center infrastructure is constantly evolving. Continuous expansion and updating creates hybrid environments, in which new technologies coexist with legacy systems. Overcoming this complexity to ensure optimum utilization of the data center requires a complete overview of all components and capacities.

Consistent, up-to-date, and valid data is crucial for data center management, enabling informed decision making about the use of resources.

In light of accelerating digital transformation, data center facilities need to house an increasing volume of diverse assets and provide services faster than ever. This is only possible if data centers have a coherent inventory management system that can be used to manage all the relevant resources, whether physical, logical, or virtual. FNT Data Center Management provides end-to-end transparency into all data center operations to enable such a system.

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IT Infrastructure: Networks - Servers - Storage
FNT Data Center Management covers documentation, planning, and management of all data center resources and facilities throughout their entire lifecycle. It also makes it possible to manage warranty and SLA information and to assign ownership and use to devices. This complete overview of the system landscape enables managers to make informed decisions and the operations team to establish efficient processes.

Capacity at a glance

The solution offers a comprehensive selection of display and analysis options for all aspects of your data center. It allows an immediate overview of all relevant information about floor space, height units, weights, power consumption, and cooling data. This data is available for single or multiple data centers. Operators can use this information to predict how the site will develop, based on the trends recorded or on planned measures, and generate full historical data. 2D and 3D views of the rooms can be created to provide a visual overview of the physical space.

Ready for digital transformation

The solution enables management of all assets via a single, dynamically updating repository that is integrated into key systems. This not only gives data centers the information and tools needed to support the existing environment; it also allows them to use emerging technologies to drive digital transformation. This visibility forms the basis for agile operation and increasing automation.

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IT Infrastructure: Networks - Servers - Storage














Three Solution Levels

One size does not fit all, especially when it comes to software. All solutions are available in three versions of progressively increasing functionality. Choose the level of support that best suits your needs. Change your selection as your needs change.

BASIC

FNT’s introductory package contains all of the functionality required to fulfill the main purpose of the solution. It also covers all of the essential asset and configuration management features to maintain control of your infrastructure and to have every crucial information detail about your infrastructure at your fingertips.

STANDARD

FNT’s Standard package provides extended functionality including enhanced reporting, dashboarding capabilities, and features required to manage all provisioning and change workorders relevant for building up, operating, and maintaining your infrastructure to ensure you get the most out of your workforce resources. Other functional enhancements improve the execution of the additional use cases that the solution supports.

ADVANCED

FNT’s most comprehensive package provides all Basic and Standard functionalities, plus advanced tools to design the offerings of your IT organization as managed infrastructure services, manage them within a professional, customer-centric service portfolio, and fully automate all related processes. It also supports the execution of the primary and extended use cases with the highest degree of performance excellence.

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Use Cases

Major Benefits

Powerful Platform Solution based on Standard Software
  • A comprehensive data model with convenient configuration options
  • A unique recording system for all resources within the data center
Central Repository
  • Inventory management for data center resources over the entire lifecycle of the devices
  • Clear, precise, end-to-end view of all objects and relationships
Enhanced Visibility
  • Full transparency into all passive system resources, both internally and externally
  • Schematic views together with optional GIS based graphic network visualization
  • Greater efficiency in day-to-day operations, supported by end-to-end signal tracing
Optimized Use of all Systems
  • Better management of infrastructure capacity and available resources
  • Reduction in investment costs
Improved Operation and Support for Operational Team
  • Consistent network documentation and planning, supported by automatic routing
  • Integrated workflow functions support processing and facilitate everyday routine tasks
  • Faster impact analysis
  • Reduced fault repair times, leading to higher customer satisfaction
  • Optimized costs and process times
  • Reduced operating costs
Reporting & Analytics
  • ́Key performance indicators (KPIs), including historic changes
  • Detailed status and performance data showing users and customers
  • Powerful analysis functions and graphical reports for a better understanding of overall capacity utilization and growth
  • Tailored information for all users
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Further Downloads

White Paper

Future-Proof Your Data Center Through Integration

In this white paper, we’ll discuss how to drive growth and automate processes through smart integration. Combining a data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution with other business-critical systems will simplify and unify operational processes and allow you to achieve high-caliber data center management.

White Paper

Data Centers on the Edge

Current predictions by various experts indicate a rapid growth of edge computing. Many companies have now recognized the advantages of the edge and are in various stages of implementing their own edge strategies. This white paper discusses how organizations can keep track of and efficiently manage their geographically dispersed sites.

White Paper

The Future of Cable Management

The world is becoming more digital: network infrastructures are constantly growing and their complexity is increasing. The IoT and Industry 4.0 brings billions of new connected devices. At the same time, security and availability requirements are increasing. One thing is clear: managing network operation and expansion efficiently in the future will require an inside view of the infrastructure. Learn more in our white paper!

Success Story

DataVita Success Story

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.

White Paper

How Smart Integrations Enhance Data Center Management

Managing data centers is complicated. It involves multiple tools, a combination of manual and automated processes that aren’t always in sync, and data that isn’t always available when needed. A single solution simply cannot handle the complexity of a modern data center. Integrating best-in-class tools is the key to increasing efficiency and productivity across all departments. It makes sure all are working together in an integrated way and not operating in silos. Read our new white paper to learn how FNT together with ABB have made data center management more efficient just by working together.

White Paper

DCIM Software Replacement

Whatever the motivating factor, every organization will at some point need to replace their DCIM software. Whether by choice or by force, there is a way to approach the process that will minimize the effort required and maximize the benefit not only to your data center, but to your organization overall.

This guide is full of useful information that can facilitate the process. It details what to look for in a replacement solution and best practices for how to migrate. It also lays out the justifications you’ll need to garner management support for the change initiative.

White Paper

The Future of DCIM

The pandemic has heightened the need for digital transformation and is accelerating its mainstream adoption to support remote workforces, increased bandwidth, IoT, and virtualization. To ensure success in the aftermath of COVID-19 and remain competitive in a digital world, businesses must also understand how infrastructure management is evolving. In this white paper, we’ll discuss why today’s modern data centers need hybrid digital infrastructure management for greater visibility into digital infrastructure and to support increased mobility.

Webinar

Data Center Management

In this webinar, ABB and FNT Software show how enterprises and colocation providers are employing integrated tools and processes to achieve high-caliber data center management. The focus will be on how to combine monitoring and control of facilities with IT asset management and capacity planning, and the big benefits that can be  realized as a result.

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Is your DCIM application keeping pace with the growing demands of your data center operations? Are you able to proactively manage changes? Do you have visibility of all the components that comprise your data center?

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