Micro Focus Announces Industry’s First Containerized Microservices Platform

New ITOM Platform Tackles Challenges of Hybrid IT

6 February 2018

Micro Focus (LSE:MCRO; NYSE:MFGP) today announced the Micro Focus IT Operations Management (ITOM) Platform, the industry’s first containerized microservices platform that gives customers cross-domain insight across IT operations functions and technology silos. By leveraging the Micro Focus Container Deployment Foundation, a new catalog of microservices, big data analytics and machine learning, the Micro Focus ITOM Platform helps customers gain greater insights, control and accelerated service delivery in Hybrid IT environments.

“Enterprises have the ongoing challenge of managing the hybrid IT environments they have today, while building new services for the future,” said Tom Goguen, senior vice president and general manager, IT Operations Management, Micro Focus. “To address this challenge, we now offer the Micro Focus ITOM Platform, allowing customers to benefit from technology advancements such as the microservices we are delivering through our Container Deployment Foundation, along with operational best practices, to truly implement a modern IT Operations foundation that can scale and adapt to the next generation of technologies.”

Eras of technology adoption spanning on-premise, cloud, mobile technologies and more have led organizations to rethink their IT management and delivery models. They require solutions that can unleash more finely tuned services, reduce the IT complexity they now manage, and position them for additional technological innovations.

“The potential value of a simplified deployment model, more frequent updates, and improved scalability offered through containerized architecture at Micro Focus has been clear to us for some time,” said Luke Bradley, senior manager of engineering, Vodafone. “It’s exciting to see Micro Focus move to the next level of this architecture with its ITOM Platform. Being able to easily add and integrate microservices across our domain will simplify day to day operations for our team, and getting cross-domain insights will bring an increased level of intelligence to our operations over what we have today.”

The Micro Focus ITOM Platform tackles the challenges organizations face as a result of ongoing IT operation deployments by offering a modern platform that scales across public, private, or hybrid environments as opposed to traditional platforms with hardline commitments to either SaaS or on-premise stacks.

Features include:

  • Best-in-class Microservices—A fully shareable and composable set of IT Operations services (ChatOps, discovery, orchestration, and business value dashboards) that enable users to deploy services once, and easily integrate them into multiple ITOM suites.
  • Deployment Flexibility—The only platform to support flexible deployment (bare metal, virtual, cloud), rapid and dynamic scaling, and simplified maintenance, as delivered by the Micro Focus Container Deployment Foundation.
  • End-to-end AIOps—The industry’s first ITOM solution with a complete end-to-end AIOps environment (powered by IDOL and Vertica) that provides insights and supports use cases not achievable with standalone solutions.
  • Built-in Collaboration and Orchestration—Native ChatOps and Orchestration are the foundation of end-to-end workflows and collaboration, and connect IT Operations with the DevOps teams and processes to allow for quick, constant collaboration and problem solving.
  • Open Development Ecosystem—The industry’s only extensible IT Microservices platform, built on containers for partners and customers to quickly and consistently deploy to complement their existing Micro Focus and industry solutions.

“The enhanced container-based Micro Focus ITOM platform is a true architecture designed for compelling levels of integration and customization, with distinctive strengths in deployment, scalability, and versatility,” said Dennis Drogseth, vice president, Enterprise Management Associates. “Through this platform, Micro Focus is combining breadth of function with ease of deployment and administration, with special appeal to IT organizations seeking a more holistic, more efficient, and more cross-silo way of working.”

Availability and Additional Information

The Micro Focus ITOM Platform is automatically included and ready to use in future quarterly releases of the Micro Focus ITOM Suites. More information on the ITOM platform can be found on the Micro Focus ITOM blog here.

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About Micro Focus

Micro Focus is a leading global enterprise software company uniquely positioned to help customers extend existing investments while embracing new technologies in a world of Hybrid IT. Providing customers with a world-class portfolio of enterprise-grade scalable solutions with analytics built-in, Micro Focus delivers customer-centered innovation across DevOps, Hybrid IT Management, Security & Data Management, and Predictive Analytics. For more information visit www.microfocus.com.

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