Today, the average data centre surface area measures 1,000 to 2,500 m2
and has thousands of network ports. Cable management is more important
than ever to avoid data transmission errors, performance issues and
Specialized solutions that can monitor all changes to a
physical network, including switches, servers and patch panels, are
essential. Ideally, this type of system should also offer functions for
mapping, managing, analysing and planning cabling and network cabinets,
including asset management, planned and unplanned changes and alarms.
this year’s NetWork’16 forum in Leipzig, R&M and FNT announced a
joint integrated data centre solution which meets these requirements.
This offering is an integration of R&M’s RFID-based cable tracking
solution, R&MinteliPhy, with FNT Command‘s data centre cable
management solution through API integration.
from R&M’s RFID sensors flows into FNT Command software, providing a
consolidated view of all cabling and port data. R&MinteliPhy
monitors and sends data to FNT Command regarding:
physical connectivity monitoring and documentation, which R&M’s
sensor collects from RFID-tags on the cabling connectors
• Alerts on unsolicited changes for greater security
• Trending and alarming related to port capacity
the same time, all work orders from FNT Command’s work order management
can be sent to R&MinteliPhy for visual guidance, task tracking, and
Complete control of complex environments
management in the data centre is becoming an increasingly important
topic for infrastructure and operations managers,” explains said Dr.
Thomas Wellinger, Market Manager Data Centre at R&M. “The impact
poor connectivity visibility can have on data availability or uptime
brings the topic of automation of connectivity documentation onto the
task list - whether from an availability, operations, risk or compliance
perspective. This combined solution empowers infrastructure and
operational decision makers to make critical capacity and compliance
decisions to increase data centre efficiency.”
"AIM systems are
another important component for automation in the data centre," adds
Oliver Lindner, Head of Business Line DCIM at FNT. "For the
software-defined data centre on the logical level, we also need
appropriate agile methods on the physical level aiming at continuously
The integration of R&MinteliPhy and FNT
Command will be presented at the forthcoming NetWork'16. The forum for
service and infrastructure management in IT and telecommunications is
specifically aimed at managers looking for future-proof solutions for
their data centres."
NetWork'16 - Forum for service and
infrastructure management in IT and telecommunications. Under the motto
"Shaping the Digital Future", FNT presents an attractive program at the
NetWork'16. The digital transformation requires those responsible for
IT, network infrastructure and data centres to efficiently and safely
provide for all necessary IT and telecommunication services. Learn in
high-profile keynotes, lectures and presentations, what these changes
mean for you, and how you can meet the challenges.
& De-Massari AG (R&M) develops and produces passive cabling
solutions for communication networks. R&M has gained a reputation as
a market leader in the production of high-quality copper and optical
waveguides. The company has its own sales organizations in more than 30
countries. Approximately 70% of R&M's turnover is generated
overseas. In 2014, turnover amounted to CHF 211.7 million. Over 5% of
turnover generated is invested in research and development each year.
R&M is ranked among the 500 leading companies in Switzerland and
currently employs over 800 people across the globe. The company is
wholly owned by Martin and Peter Reichle and is managed as an
independent family business.
For more information, please visit : https://www.rdm.com