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FNT Data Center Capacity Management

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.

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. Today’s digitally transforming economy places new requirements on data centers, which must keep up with different types and increased volume of workloads.

FNT’s Data Center Capacity Management 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.
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, enterprises and multi-tenant data centers (MTDC) should evaluate both the physical plant and the overall operational approach to the data center. FNT’s Data Center 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.

Data Center Capacity Management supports 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.




Three Solution Levels

One size does not fit all, especially when it comes to software. The solution is 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.

Use Cases

Major Benefits

Accelerated Planning
  • Consistent documentation and planning
  • Integrated workflow capabilities facilitate daily routine tasks
Increased Visibility
  • Full transparency across 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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