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DC Smarter and FNT Software Collaborate with the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research to Drive Sustainable and Smart Data Center Operations

The Green IT Cube, One of the Most Powerful Scientific Data Centers in the World, is Utilizing the Integration Between FNT Command and DC Vision® to Bring Data Center Innovations to Life

Ottweiler, (March 18, 2024) – FNT Software, a leading provider of software solutions for the integrated management of IT, data center, and telecommunication infrastructures worldwide, has announced it is building upon its partnership with DC Smarter through a collaboration with the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt, Germany. In the OpenLab of the Green IT Cube on the GSI/FAIR campus, the functions of the joint solution from FNT and DC Smarter are evaluated under live operating conditions in order to gain valuable insights into energy and operational efficiency.

The integrated solution from FNT and DC Smarter provides all the components and connections of the data center infrastructure in the form of a digital twin. The FNT Command platform forms the data basis and enables intuitive, interactive access and inventory management of the entire data center in real time. Augmented Reality (AR) technology, integrated by DC Vision®, provides on-site technical teams with comprehensive transparency regarding resources and operating processes.

“The OpenLab provides the ideal environment for developing and testing new solutions,” said Matthias Gromann, Director Business Line IT & Data Center Solutions at FNT Software. As we harness artificial intelligence and machine learning to enhance the capabilities of our joint solution with DC Smarter, FNT is driving seamless, sustainable, and smart data center operations.”

GSI has utilized FNT Command to map all assets and connections of the Green IT Cube within a digital twin. By integrating DC Smarter's AR technology, the digital twin now also serves as the basis for further research and development of strategies for increasing efficiency in the data center sector. The combined solution from DC Smarter and FNT optimizes important data center tasks such as remote hands services, documentation management, and visual inspections within the Green IT Cube OpenLab.

Initial research results show that the joint solution from FNT Software and DC Smarter significantly improves operational efficiency through real-time data access and inventory management. Managers can make proactive, data-driven decisions and identify problems at an early stage, which offers the potential to reduce downtime and the likelihood of errors.

Benefits of the FNT Command and DC Vision® integration include:

  • Reduction of downtime by up to 76 percent
  • Reduction of rework in data centers by up to 75 percent
  • Savings of up to 54 percent in operating costs for field staff
  • A reduction in energy consumption, and an increase in energy efficiency
  • Optimized resource utilization

The solution also provides greater transparency, enabling operators to utilize energy resources optimally and sustainably, which promotes lower energy consumption overall.

"We believe that our partnership with FNT Software and collaboration with the GSI Helmholtz Center serves as a beacon of innovation, demonstrating how advances in technology can lead to smarter, more efficient, and sustainable operations in data centers", said Ismar Efendic, CTO at DC Smarter. "This is just the beginning of our journey towards setting new standards in operational efficiency, reducing energy consumption, and optimising resources through accurate physical asset inventory."

To learn more about the integration of FNT Command and DC Vision®, visit:



DC Smarter GmbH was founded by Jörg Hesselink and Ismar Efendic with the goal of developing innovative solutions for the management and maintenance of IT infrastructure and data centers. The industry pioneer stands out with its unique approach: High-quality services are combined with the innovative software solution - DC Vision®, which is based on the concept of the digital twin and artificial intelligence.

The software developed by DC Smarter utilizes augmented reality glasses, smartphones, or tablets to thereby optimize management and maintenance of IT infrastructure in data centers. Creative and innovative applications enable improving of energy efficiency in data centers, simplifying the organization in operational and project planning phases for tasks in data centers, and ensuring service quality according to predefined schedules, functions, and standard criteria. For more information, see



FNT GmbH, headquartered in Ellwangen (Jagst), Germany, simplifies the management of highly complex digital infrastructures in companies and public authorities with its FNT Command Platform. With the cloud-enabled "software made in Germany", IT, telecommunications and data center infrastructures can be efficiently recorded as digital twins and documented across all levels from buildings to digital services. The software also offers open interfaces and numerous functions for planning, implementing and automating transformations and changes in an integrated manner. FNT's customers include more than 500 companies and government agencies worldwide, including more than half of the DAX-40 listed corporations. FNT operates offices in several locations in Germany as well as in New York, London, Singapore and Timisoara and has an international partner system with market-leading IT service providers and system integrators. Further information can be found at