Edge computing can reduce the computing load on a data center’s infrastructure by moving data and calculations to the edge. Edge data centers ensure uninterrupted service, low latency, and overall, the best customer experience possible.Continue reading “FNT Command Featured in TechTarget for Edge Device Management”
Enterprise organizations are experiencing rapid change, largely driven by digital transformation initiatives and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both require new thinking on how IT resources must be deployed and managed to support business-critical operations and the needs of remote workforces.Continue reading “Meeting Modern Data Center Needs with Hybrid Digital Infrastructure Management”
According to Gartner in its December 2017 Market Guide for Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools report, “managing infrastructure has become more complex as the traditional data center view expands to include infrastructure housed in the cloud, micro data centers, colocation facilities or edge computing environments.”
Lost capacities within the data center are often the result of varying lifecycles between ICT assets, technical developments and facilities. As modern data center operations evolve past traditional design planning, both operational and financial challenges arise.
We recently briefed Dennis Drogseth, Vice President of Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) on how our product FNT Command enables enterprises and service providers to manage all aspects of data centers.
Over the past several years, 451 Research has tracked FNT Software as a DCIM supplier. Recently, analyst Andy Lawrence and his team at 451 Research published a report on how FNT meets the growing demand for tools to manage intra- and inter-data center networks.
Data center operations for colocation providers differ fundamentally from enterprise IT operations – however, the process for implementing a DCIM solution is correlative. Data center expert Soeren Schroeder believes it depends more on the company’s culture rather than how the software is used.
The declared aim of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is to bridge the gap between organizational silos and support agile methodologies across multiple departments. But there is more to DCIM than a merging of facility and server management. With the rise of virtualization and SDx, it is necessary to consider a number of other stakeholders to ensure truly professional and efficient data center operation.
Continue reading “Taking DCIM Further”