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Hybrid Cloud Management 2018.05 gains new functionality, earns OVUM survey highest technical rank

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Hybrid Cloud Management is a critical control point for IT Ops teams that need to deliver faster.  Something to note: adding just one more tool will not allow your entire team to move faster. Instead, you need to address all facets of enterprise cloud delivery to make measureable and sustainable improvements. Enterprise Cloud Management.png



Customers have told me that they are simply looking for a simple cloud management tool. Then we discuss the broader enterprise-class issues they need to solve:

  • Reduce public cloud overspending and waste (without slowing users down)
  • Self-service deployment and management of any hybrid environment
  • Run complex services on any cloud  
  • Deliver working PaaS and XaaS environments faster  
  • Orchestrate any IT process and integrate to existing tools
  • Letting developers consume resources from their code pipeline
  • Make cloud migrations fast, successful and less costly

As shown in the diagram above, solving enterprise-class cloud delivery is a bigger issue than just the CMP.  To deliver consistently, you need a powerful orchestrator that fully automates the manual work and alleviate the stress and time commitment of IT Ops actions.  You need to have a configuration management system and strong discovery tool to keep track of all of these resources in-flight. You need middleware and DB automation to provide working environments quickly.  You need to allow developers to pull resources on-demand—but still keep them manageable.  You need to design complex hybrid systems that can run on any cloud. And keep in mind that you need provisioning, a service catalog and the ability to automate workload migration to the cloud.   The issue is how to integrate all of this into one working framework and keep it working.  Integration is the key to cloud management success.

This is the enterprise cloud problem

Hybrid Cloud Management (HCM) from Micro Focus is a pre-integrated and containerized management solution designed to address the full scope of enterprise cloud requirements.  HCM Containerized.png


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With HCM, you can efficiently manage hybrid and multi-cloud environments while speeding IT service delivery to users/developers.   

HCM is the multi-cloud management solution that enables self-service Hybrid IT through service design and automation. It also offers rich and industry-leading process orchestration and continuous app delivery through application release automation.

Customer Results:

A North American University supporting both campus and hospital systems accelerated simple server provisioning from 1 day to minutes and complex offerings from 1 week to less than 30 minutes with HCM.

A global retailer shortened application release preparation from 3 months to 20 minutes, decreased time to deploy applications from 5 hours to 3 minutes and can now support multiple releases per day.  

HCM 2018.05 Release

Micro Focus is proud to announce the general availability of the Hybrid Cloud Managment Suite 2018.05 release with significant capability enhancements.

This release offers improved capabilities for public cloud costing and billing, simplified aggregation and brokering of VMware templates for quick and easy on-premises service delivery. With the addition of integration and content development improvements, this release provides an even more complete solution to enterprise hybrid cloud management.Highlights of 2018.05 HCM release.PNG

 Hybrid Cloud Management was Just Ranked as the “Technology Dimension Leader” by OVUM

We would like to recommend the benefits of using a hybrid IT management solution designed from the ground-up to address enterprise-level cloud challenges.  In fact, OVUM recently rated Micro Focus as “the technology dimension leader” in their “Multicloud and Hybrid Cloud Management Solution” survey (March 2018).  You can get a copy of the OVUM survey here.

Let me know what you think about these new features and check out our YouTube demo video channel and our Hybrid Cloud Management website.




About the Author
Neil entered the management software space 16 years ago and has enjoyed roles from Product Marketing, to Evangelist to Global Solution Manager. Neil has spent over 20 years meeting and working with IT teams world-wide presenting the value that IT teams have derived from using automation and management software.
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