DRIVES NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR DATA CENTERS
The competitive advantage of MTDC and hosting providers will be determined by their ability to become a provider of services – not just iron. As space and power have been commoditized, being able to differentiate with new business and new products will mean the difference between success and failure. To succeed in today’s crowded and hyper-competitive market, data centers must offer their customers new and innovative network connections and connectivity services. This trend is confirmed by leading technology analysts such as 451 Research, Gartner and Forrester.
It’s Time for Colos and MTDCs
to Reevaluate Their Connectivity Management System
The market is growing and internet traffic is increasing. To capitalize on the exciting opportunities ahead, you need to be sure your communications network can withstand the added pressure of new new customer demands. See the projected outlook for colos and understand what’s needed to stay competitive.
The Truth About Connectivity
The colocation industry is evolving. More businesses are opting to collocate, and the types of services they want are expanding. As traditional services become comomoditized, colos must find new ways to differentiate themselves and provide added value to their customers. Successful colos will be those that leverage new and emerging connectivity services to distinguish themselves from competitors. Learn how to differentiate your facility with new business models centered around emerging connectivity services.
FNT in the Media
Hosting providers are seeking ways to turn emerging connectivity services into revenue. The successful ones will be those that adopt a product catalog approach. That means standardize service delivery, make it scalable, and develop a well-defined product and service portfolio to showcase connectivity options. Strategies and data center management tools are available to facilitate expanding colocation product portfolios and managing their underlying technologies. Read the free article in Pipeline Magazine to learn what they are and why they matter.
COLT DCS EVOLVES ITS COLO SERVICES WITH DCIM, CLOUD CONNECTIVITY
Colt Datacenter Services (DCS), the colocation arm of Colt Technology Services, deployed FNT Solutions’ datacenter infrastructure management (DCIM) platform FNT Command across all 29 of its facilities in Europe and Asia in a little over six months. It has also improved its connectivity services including direct connects to cloud services providers. This report is part of an ongoing series that focus on how multi-tenant datacenter (MTDC) providers are exploiting new technologies for competitive gain and to drive growth.
2017 TRENDS IN DATA CENTER, HOSTING AND MANAGED SERVICES
Difficulties in managing workloads and data in multiple locations create opportunity for the right providers. Hosting and managed services providers are playing an active role in helping enterprises evaluate execution venues, migrate workloads, set up networks, operate infrastructure and secure data and applications. Datacenter providers are benefiting, with demand for space increasing from public cloud firms, service providers and enterprises. There will be opportunity in providing services and underlying infrastructure; the question is which services and where.
CLOUD, SYSTEM INTEGRATION AND ENTERPRISE DEMAND ARE SHAPING THE EUROPEAN COLO MARKET
For MTDC providers, it is all about enabling as many growth scenarios as possible while creating a targeted and focused offering that will appeal with a right mix of connectivity, scalability, service delivery and geographical reach for the target audience. Read more in this report from 451 Analyst Penny Jones on how the European multi-tenant datacenter (MTDC) Industry will continue growing and which services are important to provide.
Watch the Webinar – Colocation Connectivity Management
The competitive advantage of MTDC and hosting providers will be determined by their ability to become a provider of services – not just iron. As space and power have been commoditized, being able to differentiate with new business and financial models and new products will mean the difference between success and failure. To succeed in this market, these companies need to provide the right prod-ucts and services to their customers.
Watch our Webinar on Colocation Connectivity Management with 451 Research Analyst Andy Lawrence and learn how to compete effectively in today’s hyper-competitive market.
“According to Gartner report, Colocation-Based Interconnection Will Serve as the ‘Glue’ for Advanced Digital Business Applications, “Architects and IT leaders must consider carrier-neutral data center interconnection as a digital business enabler.” (July 2016)Bob Gill
TURN YOUR DATACENTER CONNECTIVITY PORTFOLIO INTO A BUSINESS DRIVER
Managing the expanded Colocation Product Portfolio with connectivity products drives new business opportunities but it also comes with challenges in design, delivery and operation. To stand out with connectivity products and services the infrastructure management team and network operations managers need to plan, manage and document the network and communications infrastructure in a central network and asset database such as FNT Command.
Standardize and harmonize your infrastructure
Implement efficient change processes and manuals
Secure maintenance and operation
Assign physical assets to customers for service provisioning and billing
Increase visibility and predictability into network infrastructure
MARKET-LEADING SOFTWARE FOR COLOCATION CONNECTIVITY
Complete visibility and transparency throughout your data center is the answer. FNT delivers this transparency. FNT has solutions that let you see all the data connections in your networks and data center infrastructure independent from the underlying hardware vendor technology. Use this insight to confirm customers have the right amount of power, network connection and uptime and that SLAs are being met.
Watch our 3 short videos to get a brief overview on how colocation providers use FNT’s comprehensive data center connectivity management solution to perform capacity management, planning of connectivity, and fast impact analysis. With FNT Command you improve workflows and your service delivery, analyze and trace the entire signal chain, identify port capacities and much more across all network devices and services.
Feature Demonstration Video: Capacity Management
This feature video demonstrates how to use FNT Command to plan and perform a network capacity expansion.
Feature Demonstration Video: Auto-Routing and Automated Patching
In this demo scenario, FNT Command is used to demonstrate how to realize the optimal route for network connections between own network nodes and customer racks using the auto-routing functionality and automated patching.
Feature Demonstration Video: Impact Analysis of failed Connectivity Services
This feature video demonstrates the impact analysis of a failed connectivity service in a colocation data center using the infrastructure management standard software FNT Command.
FNT Command is a centralized, integrated system for management of all network and service resources. It provides all the information you need for planning, engineering, service fulfillment, and service assurance processes. FNT Command features a comprehensive connectivity layer for integrating with a wide range of specialized data center systems, all information is orchestrated centrally in a single database and made available for cross-functional processes. It’s powerful evaluation, reporting, and dashboarding functionalities present important selective and aggregated information for the various roles within the data center. Everyone can do their job – better.
Data Centers Trust in FNT
FNT is a leading provider of integrated software solutions for IT management, data center infrastructure management and telecommunication infrastructure management worldwide. It’s innovative software FNT Command is used worldwide as an OSS / IT management platform for communications service providers, enterprises and governmental organizations by more than 25.000 users since 1994.
The software provides transparency in an integrated way for the management of IT, network infrastructures, and telecommunication. The deep integration of all data items and the comprehensive data model are unique in the software market. It builds the central resource repository for all planning, fulfillment and assurance processes within the business areas telecommunications, cable networks, outside & inside plant management, as well as IT infrastructure management.