The Importance of a Unified Resource Management Solution to Support Cloudification, Digital Twins, and 5G Rollouts

Due to the pandemic, we’ve spent the past two years ushering in new ways of doing things. Sales teams have learned how to connect with business partners and customers online, project managers virtually oversee execution from remote sites, and engineers can determine the right system architecture via video calls. One thing these modifications all have in common is that they all rely on telecommunication and … Continue reading The Importance of a Unified Resource Management Solution to Support Cloudification, Digital Twins, and 5G Rollouts

Next Generation Colocation Management: Why the Choice of Management Solution Matters for Colocation Providers

The colocation market is in a state of flux. Dynamic change is the only constant, with competition fierce and customer expectations rising. Operators need to set themselves apart from the competition, boost customer satisfaction, secure new income streams, and achieve greater cost efficiency – all at the same time. Many are extending their business models beyond retail customers to serve hyperscalers. New players, such as … Continue reading Next Generation Colocation Management: Why the Choice of Management Solution Matters for Colocation Providers

IT documentation as a business enabler or how you learn to love documenting

A complete documentation of the company infrastructure offers new digitization and automation opportunities. Being tasked with documenting your company’s Enterprise technology infrastructure is probably not your idea of a good time. s. It’s a huge undertaking to accurately record the IT infrastructure and keep this database up to date. Some of the most common excuses to avoid such a project includes everything from lack of … Continue reading IT documentation as a business enabler or how you learn to love documenting

Industry Expertise: Benefits of GIS-Enhanced Hybrid Network Infrastructure Management

To support the demands of the digital world, network operators must be able to effectively document and manage large quantities of geographically dispersed asset data. A geographic information system (GIS) is the ideal extension of an infrastructure and resource management solution, as it provides a geo-referenced representation of such data.Applying location intelligence to infrastructure management processes significantly increases efficiency and brings network asset and resource … Continue reading Industry Expertise: Benefits of GIS-Enhanced Hybrid Network Infrastructure Management

Industry Expertise: How to Achieve Zero Downtime Data Migration

Every telecommunications company will, at some time, need to consolidate inventory systems or replace a legacy inventory management solution. One common reason is to address new technology challenges such as 5G rollouts or hybrid, VNF-based networks. These technologies have requirements that many current management systems are not able to handle. Virtual network functions, 5G, FTTx, and flex-grid optical networks all require more advanced methods than … Continue reading Industry Expertise: How to Achieve Zero Downtime Data Migration

FNT GraphicCenter – Visualize and Analyze Infrastructure Data Easily

FNT expert: Peer Dierolf, Product Manager  FNT GraphicCenter is the new visualization application from FNT that makes it easy to visualize and analyze infrastructure and service data. It is fully integrated into the FNT Command Platform and based on yWorks technology. Peer Dierolf, Product Manager at FNT, explains what makes this visualization application stand out.  What exactly is FNT GraphicCenter?  Customers using the FNT Command Platform … Continue reading FNT GraphicCenter – Visualize and Analyze Infrastructure Data Easily

Industry Expertise: How to Achieve an Inside View of Network Infrastructure

Cables carry the data needed to light our cities, make cloud computing possible, and enable billions of devices to function, be it miniature sensors, Industry 4.0 machines, or huge industrial facilities. Some 2.5 quintillion bytes are transported through cables every day. That’s equivalent to the storage capacity of 36 million iPads. How these cables are managed matters – a lot. Cable management is crucial to … Continue reading Industry Expertise: How to Achieve an Inside View of Network Infrastructure

Industry Expertise: IT Trends Transforming Infrastructure Management

The cloud and hybrid IT bring flexibility to infrastructure managementThe use of the cloud as part of a cloud-first or hybrid IT strategy increases the complexity of infrastructures. With the cloud shift, its components become more dynamic, volatile and short-lived. While this means the amount of information about the infrastructure grows, the validity of the information decreases. Infrastructure managers need to adopt an integrated documentation … Continue reading Industry Expertise: IT Trends Transforming Infrastructure Management