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Micro Focus HCMX wins honours in cloud management reports
Fri, 23rd Sep 2022
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Micro Focus has announced that Hybrid Cloud Management X (HCMX) is the global winner in two Research in Action (RIA) Vendor Selection Matrix reports: Hybrid Cloud Service Management Tools 2022 and Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Management Tools 2022. 

In addition, HCMX was ranked as a market leader, earning second place among all the participating vendors in the Hybrid Cloud Discovery and Mapping Solutions Tool, 2022. 

HCMX is a solution that unifies hybrid-cloud and on-premises fulfilment operations by providing self-service resource provisioning with built-in transparent cost control and governance. 

According to RIA, HCMX's flexibility and reliability resulted in the top marks. This is the second consecutive year HCMX has ranked highly in the Hybrid Cloud Service Management Tools report.

HCMX is built on the Micro Focus operations platform for transformation, intelligence, and cloud (OPTIC), giving it extended artificial intelligence (AI), automation, discovery, and integration capabilities. 

Micro Focus HCMX includes the capabilities of design, deployment, and provisioning of cloud-based services for catalogue-based consumption. This enables consistent, controlled, secure use of resources for public, private, and hybrid clouds. 

HCMX also has the capability of lifecycle management orchestration, which speeds the deployment of apps and services across hybrid IT with powerful automation and a substantial library of out-of-the-box workflows and integrations. 

It has blueprint designs that work anywhere, allowing IT to build and deliver custom environments – from a simple VM to complex multi-tier application stacks – in a drag-and-drop interface.  

HCMX’s cloud-cost optimisation brings complete transparency to cloud utilisation and spending via detailed multi-cloud spend reports, auto-generated recommendations for discounted pricing, and budget management with alerts and tracking. 

HCMX’s self-service capability, with governance guardrails, offers a centralised self-service portal that includes a virtual agent to provide 24x7 assistance to users and off-load IT admins, who retain control by being able to apply compliance guardrails. 

HCMX is available as software-as-a-service (SaaS), on-premises, or in the public cloud. In addition, it has flexible and affordable licensing options. 

Customers can purchase HCMX on AWS Marketplace, from Micro Focus IT Operations Management partners, and directly from Micro Focus. 

“The broad portfolio, excellent integrations among its own solutions and that of domain specific solutions and data items make Micro Focus an excellent partner for all global enterprise digital business transformations,” says Dr. Thomas Mendel, Managing Partner, Research In Action.

Travis Greene, Senior Director of IT Operations Management (ITOM) and Product Marketing, Micro Focus, adds, “With growing cloud adoption, organisations are facing increasing cloud fulfilment and governance challenges. We are proud of our role in enabling simpler, safer, and more cost-effective multi-cloud provisioning and cloud spend optimisation with HCMX.”

“Having earned the highest customer satisfaction, price versus value, and the recommendation index out of all vendors, we are honoured to have Micro Focus HCMX not only be named as the global winner, but also favourably recognised by the organisations surveyed in the RIA Vendor Selection Matrix reports.”