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Micro Focus recognised as a global leader in hybrid cloud management

UAE, October 11th, 2021: Micro Focus has further solidified its position as a global leader in hybrid cloud management following their recognition by Research in Action (RIA).

The company’s Hybrid Cloud Management X (HCMX) solution, which is part of their Micro Focus Enterprise Service Management Platform was ranked No.1 in the entire world following the comprehensive report independently compiled by the fabled Research in Action group.

Over the last 18 months, we have seen an exponential increase towards cloud technologies and solutions designed to help enterprises meet the new and ever evolving challenges presented by the new digital economy.

Micro Focus’s broad and diverse portfolio of solutions have helped companies move their IT operations to the cloud seamlessly, and the hybrid approach gives them the flexibility, autonomy, and scalability they need to grow and expand.

Dr. Thomas Mendel of Research in Action highlighted why Micro Focus was chosen as their winner for Hybrid Cloud Service Management, illustrating how their ability to empower enterprises with the solutions needed for digital transformation as a key differentiator in comparison to other market rivals.

“With its platform engineered for scale, productivity improvements and continuous improvement through automation and analysis of IT and business processes, Micro Focus is the winner for Hybrid Cloud Service Management and enables global enterprises’ transformation toward a digital business. Micro Focus will continue to be one of the key market leaders for Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure and Service Management solutions for the foreseeable future”, said Mendel.

Micro Focus’ Hybrid Cloud Management X provides comprehensive fulfilment orchestration for organisations that want to speed-up application delivery, improve operational efficiency, and streamline service delivery and consumption across a broad set of new and traditional, private and public cloud-based deployment platforms.

Built on a flexible, containerised architecture, HCMX provides multi-cloud service consumption in a single view with analytics-based recommendations for discount management, enabling customers to easily achieve the benefits of speed, scale, agility and cost reduction while leveraging existing on-premises investments.

Travis Greene, Senior Director of ITOM Product Marketing also pointed out how its competitiveness in terms of pricing was also a key factor in its solution resonating with so many enterprises in the marketplace.

“Having earned the highest customer satisfaction and price versus value scores of all vendors, we are honoured to have Micro Focus HCMX named as the global leader in this Research in Action report”, said Greene.

Toufic Derbass, Managing Director, MEA, Micro Focus.

Echoing the sentiments expressed by Greene, Toufic Derbass, Managing Director – MEA, Micro Focus outlined how its Hybrid Cloud Management X platform enabled enterprises to build the IT environments that are tailored and specific to their needs and requirements.

“We have seen a huge surge in the adoption of cloud technologies across the Middle East region. However, what we have also witnessed is that many businesses have struggled to meet the demands of cloud transformation, simply because they are not sure of what cloud model to choose. Our Hybrid Cloud Management X platform empowers enterprises to build and deliver custom environments from a simple VM to complex multi-tier application stacks. It also provides complete transparency to cloud utilisation and spending via detailed multi-cloud spend reports”, said Derbass.

Micro Focus Hybrid Cloud Management X includes the following capabilities:

  • Lifecycle Management Orchestration – Speeds deployment of apps and services across hybrid IT and orchestrates day 2 lifecycle operations with powerful automation and a substantial library of out-of-the-box workflows and integrations.
  • Blueprint Designs that Work Anywhere – Enables IT to build and deliver custom environments – from a simple VM to complex multi-tier application stacks – in a drag and drop interface. Being reusable, dynamic, and cloud agnostic, a single design can fulfil a broad range of user requests.
  • Cloud Cost Optimisation – Brings complete transparency to cloud utilisation and to spending via detailed multi-cloud spend reports, auto-generated recommendations for discounted pricing, and budget management with alerts and tracking.
  • Self-Service with Governance Guardrails – Offers a centralised self-service portal that includes a virtual agent to provide 24×7 assistance to users and off-load IT admins, who retain control by being able to apply compliance guardrails.

Recognising the need for simplification in managing a hybrid IT estate, Micro Focus HCMX automates fulfilment, enforces governance, simplifies consumption and serves as a “fit-in” solution to an organisations’ infrastructure that does not require retooling of a pre-existing software portfolio.

Micro Focus HCMX and its embedded OPTIC platform is one of the ways Micro Focus helps customers leverage their existing on-premises investments and lower the total cost of ownership for IT.

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