Are data networks working at all company locations? Many IT managers working for larger companies ask themselves this question on an almost daily basis. Using the R&MinteliPhy automated infrastructure management system, R&M customers can now monitor every plug connection in real time, regardless of the location.
The new version of R&M’s network management and monitoring system, R&MinteliPhy 3.0, includes an expanded multi-site function, allowing detailed information to be managed across all locations operated by the user. The system collects data, for example, on buildings, rooms, cabling, network cabinets, and other IT infrastructure features. The R&MinteliPhy hardware monitors the plug connections, racks and distributors on site. It sends port operating condition status reports via the internet to the server, which is equipped with R&MinteliPhy 3.0. IT administrators can therefore monitor all areas of the company network or entire local data networks for clients without interruption and without having to be on site. They can also send work orders to technicians via the system.
R&MinteliPhy can detect the exact location of an interrupted plug connection, for example, allowing the on-site service staff to react more quickly and more precisely. Any free resources in the racks can be determined centrally and migrations can be planned universally. The locations are connected via encrypted standard internet connections.
The automated infrastructure management system R&MinteliPhy can also be linked with geographical information systems (GIS). Data from public or private GIS servers, available digitised circuit boards and other location-specific data can be directly integrated. This helps network designers to plan the development and expansion of data networks with digital circuit boards. They are better able to orientate themselves and can find suitable network solutions for complex locations.
Furthermore, R&MinteliPhy 3.0 supports the precise documentation of cabling in buildings and data centres, at company premises or other branches, across parts of a city or entire regions. This allows operators of broadband networks and real estate companies to centrally plan, manage and monitor their fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) projects using R&MinteliPhy.
Information on the automated infrastructure management system R&MinteliPhy is available at http://www.datacenter.rdm.com