UK firm Micro Focus rolls out hybrid cloud management platform

UK firm Micro Focus rolls out hybrid cloud management platform
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7 Sep, 2020

Newbury, Berkshire-based software and consultancy services provider Micro Focus has launched cloud management platform Hybrid Cloud Management X (HCMX). 

Aimed at companies that have increased their cloud deployments recently, the solution, which can run on public cloud or on premises, provides customers with a unified view of all their cloud vendors, along with analytics-based recommendations for discount management, a statement said. 

It will also help companies achieve speed, scale and agility, and cut cost, while leveraging investments made on on-premise systems, it said.

Enterprises today are betting big on hybrid cloud solutions to help them manage the challenges brought on by the pandemic.

A recent study by data research firm IDC showed that the shift to the remote working model by companies amid the Covid-19 crisis will bolster the adoption of cloud-based services, with 64% of organisations in India expected to increase their demand for cloud computing services in the near future. 

Additionally, global management consulting company Boston Consulting Group published a report showing that companies in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region have increased their investments in cloud infrastructure, with spending on public cloud growing at a compound annual rate of 25%.

“The sheer number of tools and services in use often increases operational complexity, leading to issues with user experience, ease-of-usage and increased cost,” Saurabh Saxena, country director of India at Micro Focus, said. “Through this new release, we enable enterprises to enforce cloud governance, provide comprehensive fulfillment orchestration to speed up application delivery and improve operational efficiency in the new reality.”

The Micro Focus solution offers a unified portal and catalogue for all services, backed by natural language processing, smart search and virtual agents, the statement said. These conversational and artificial intelligence-based virtual agents provide automated service and guidance to employees, it said.

The solution is also expected to minimise the workload on IT teams by automating fulfilment processes, based on a large library of out-of-the box workflows, as well as incorporating government policies into a task plan to trigger automated workflows based on user inputs.

It will allow users to deploy and manage cloud resources on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud or VMWare from a single aggregated service catalogue, the statement said.  

“With HCMX, you can simplify the user experience for developers and business users so that it is entirely intuitive, while presenting one view of service consumption for single, multi-cloud, and on-premises environments,” Tom Goguen, chief product officer of Micro Focus, said.

The company has a strong presence in India, with offices in Chennai, Gurugram, Mumbai and Bengaluru. Its flagship annual conference, Software Innovation Dialogue, was hosted in Kochi last year.