Leveraging a Multi-Cloud Environment, FNT Command Improves Data Quality, Performance, and Reliability for Colt DCS
London, England (August 16, 2022) – FNT Software, the leading provider of software solutions for the integrated management of IT, data center, and telecommunication infrastructures worldwide, today announced its expanded partnership with Colt Data Centre Services (DCS), a hyperscale data center provider. Through the partnership, FNT provides data center infrastructure management (DCIM) and enables Colt DCS to deliver self-service capabilities to colocation customers, meet data privacy requirements, and maintain operational excellence.
FNT provides full transparency into all IT and telecommunications structures and manages IT assets, cabling and infrastructure, data centers, and telecommunications resources within its modern web-based software solution, FNT Command. FNT Command was Colt DCS’ preferred DCIM tool to replace their homegrown, legacy inventory system. Colt DCS and FNT have successfully delivered several enhancements to the FNT Command platform including expanded DCIM, self-service, and data transformation capabilities.
“We’re proud to have worked with Colt DCS since 2014 and support its evolution to a leading provider of hyperscale data centers,” said Oliver Lindner, Head of Business Line Data Center at FNT Software. “We look forward to continued success through our partnership as we expand our platform capabilities to meet evolving customer requirements.”
“FNT’s software solutions have helped our company improve data quality and resolve incidents fast, efficiently, and aligned with a customer’s SLA,“ said Hans Stiles, Director, IT Operations and Delivery at Colt DCS. “Having firmly established FNT Command as a robust, strategic platform within Colt DCS, our focus is now on building on the rich functionality with the application and extending our use to include management of data center connectivity, data center infrastructure, as well as IT and OT infrastructure.”
To support Colt DCS’ business and IT architecture transformation, FNT and Colt DCS established a comprehensive plan to migrate the FNT platform to a new multi-cloud environment based on Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to deliver a secure, scalable platform and a low latency, resilient database. After the entire FNT platform was upgraded, FNT’s mandator functionality was utilized to divide customers into market segments and comply with strategic data privacy requirements without the need to duplicate application platforms provision. Finally, FNT’s functionality was extended to include DCIM, connectivity, and enterprise IT and provide a consolidated, integrated approach to data center management.
“FNT Command and FNT StagingArea are key parts of our software stack,” said Terry Lee-Blay, Technical Specialist (DevOps) at Colt DCS. “These products are reliable, scalable, and flexible enough to meet new requirements time and again in a constantly evolving environment, while being powerful enough to drive a multitude of applications and processes via easily configured REST API interfaces. We can always count on excellent support from the FNT team who work closely with our own people to resolve any issues we encounter, as well as helping us customize our deployment to meet our specific needs.”
Colt DCS’ IT system performance has significantly improved as a result of implementing FNT’s flexible management software on premise and in the cloud. FNT also provides Colt DCS with automated customer notifications, a major customer-centric development that allows Colt DCS to resolve incidents fast, efficiently, and aligned with a customer’s SLA.
To support the sale of 12 colocation data centers in Europe to Atlas Edge in 2021, Colt DCS performed an extensive amount of data migration and segregation within the FNT platform to allow the acquired businesses to operate. The system now supports dual operations for Colt DCS’ remaining facilities while supporting Atlas Edge sites through a managed service by Colt DCS. Clients have also retained the capability to link the users to their own assets via FNT’s mandator function and Access Control List.
FNT and Colt’s partnership will continue to grow as Colt DCS expands its capabilities through its technology platforms.
About Colt DCS
Colt Data Centre Services provide true service and operational excellence in the sustainable design, build, delivery and operational management of hyperscale data centres across Europe and the APAC. We provide data centre solutions to hyperscale and large enterprise customers across 14 state of the art carrier neutral data centres spanning 8 cities. Our Hyperscale and colocation solutions allow our customers freedom to plan effectively for the growth of their business, knowing that their data centre strategy is ready for the demands of tomorrow. We have over 25 years of experience in the industry, delivering on our vision of being the most trusted and customer centric data center operator in the market. We put environmental awareness at the heart of everything we do because we know it’s the right thing to do for our planet. That’s why we’re taking the ownership to reduce our environmental impact globally and make sustainability a key strategic driver. As part of our sustainability journey, alongside our sister company we are committed to achieving global net zero emissions for our own operations by 2030. Further information can be found at www.coltdatacentres.net.
About FNT Software
FNT is a leading provider of software solutions for the integrated management of telecommunications, IT and data center infrastructure. FNT’s solutions are cloud ready and can be used worldwide as an OSS/IT management application for communications service providers, enterprises and government organizations. Over 500 companies and public authorities rely on FNT to plan, document and manage their passive and active physical, logical and virtual IT, telecommunications and data center infrastructures, from the physical level to business services. FNT’s unified resource management capabilities store this information in a vendor-agnostic uniform data model that builds a central system of record of a hybrid infrastructure. Whatever mixture of traditional on-premise IT and private, managed and public clouds an organization uses, the single source of information about all network assets that FNT provides is the key to gaining a clear understanding of overall utilization, capacities and asset status for more efficient planning, service assurance and fulfillment processes.
FNT is headquartered in Germany and has offices in the USA, Singapore, and the UK. FNT offers its software in numerous countries through partnerships with market-leading IT service providers and system integrators. Further information can be found at www.fntsoftware.com.
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