Montréal (Canada), February 21st 2019 – Ni2, a leading provider of Service and Operations Management software, announced today that The NRB Group has selected Ni2 for its next-generation Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solution. Ni2 DCIM was selected to provide a dynamic and scalable solution that will support NRB in optimizing data center capacity and gaining operational agility.
Ni2 DCIM allows to create and maintain a detailed and schematic representation of the data center, with comprehensive views and KPIs related to space, end-to-end power connectivity and network connectivity, environmental metrics (temperature and relative humidity) and power consumption. Furthermore, Ni2 DCIM offers comprehensive views of services composition, advanced root-cause and impact analysis capabilities that predict how systems –and more importantly customers– may be affected by changes or system failures.
Headquartered in Herstal, Belgium, NRB offers a complete range of ICT services in four areas: consultancy, software, infrastructure & cloud services and managed staffing. Continuously investing in its infrastructure, NRB currently operates three state-of-the-art datacenters at two geo-resilient sites. “We selected Ni2 for its capability to provide key real-time analytics and usage of data center resources so that we can conduct accurate capacity planning”, said Patrick Blazy, Data Center Manager at NRB. “Ni2’s capability to unify all inventory systems via a single and open model, combined with the dynamicity and scalability of its technology platform will help us further automate our data center operations”.
“We are very excited to have been chosen as a DCIM solutionof choice by one of the leading and fastest growing ICT providers in Belgium”, says Toni Arcuri, Chief Technology Officer of Ni2. “Our solutions are designed to support service providers in maximizing the return on their infrastructure investments while paving the way for reaching a state of service-centric infrastructure management process”.
“I am grateful to Joseph Hatchuel and Ni2 board of directors for their trust and ongoing support,” said Benjamin Desmarais. “Joseph has led this company since its inception through tremendous change and important strategic initiatives and Ni2 will continue to benefit from his industry insight as he transitions into his new role. Looking ahead, we are committed to accelerating our strategy – to offer innovative solutions that enable service providers to monetize their infrastructure investments by optimizing capacity and accelerating service delivery.”
About The NRB Group
With a consolidated turnover of €323 million and over 2,000 employees, the NRB Group ranks in the top three of the Belgian ICT industry. NRB helps its customers to make full use of ICT’s strengths to optimise their processes, to innovate and adapt their business with a view to better connect to and capitalise on the new digital reality. NRB helps its customers to fully benefit from ICT assets in order to optimise and accelerate their processes, innovate and allow their business to grow and evolve with a view to keeping up with the new digital reality. Within this context, NRB provides a complete range of ICT services based on four key areas: consultancy, software, infrastructure & cloud services, and managed staffing. NRB focuses on Belgium’s key sectors: the public and social sector, the energy and utility industry, the financial services sector and the industrial sector, while Trasys International, which is also part of the NRB Group, is aimed at European and international public and corporate organisations. The subsidiaries of the NRB Group offer specialised sector-specific solutions: Xperthis to the health sector, Cevi, Logins and Civadis to local authorities. In 2018, the NRB group continued its growth through the acquisition of Ucon, an SAP services company, and Siggis, a company specialising in geographical information systems for international public and corporate organisations. For more information, visit: www.nrb.be
Ni2 delivers innovative software solutions that help service providers monetize their infrastructure investments by optimizing capacity and accelerating service delivery. Our solutions bridge the gap between traditional Operating Support Systems (OSS) solutions and those capable of paving the way to automated service delivery and zero touch provisioning. Ni2 offers an integrated suite of back-office applications– powered by a new open and dynamic platform that supports the standards for self-provisioning, automation, predictive and other leading-edge technologies.