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Micro Focus launches SaaS support for HCMX solution

By Catherine Knowles
Tue 22 Mar 2022

Micro Focus announced the release of Hybrid Cloud Management X (HCMX) software-as-a-service (SaaS).

The solution has previously been recognised as the ‘Global Winner’ in the Research in Action (RIA) Vendor Selection Matrix: Hybrid Cloud Service Management Tools 2021, as well as being cited as one of two leaders in The Forrester Wave: Hybrid Cloud Management, Q4 2020.

HCMX is designed to unify hybrid-cloud and on-premises fulfilment operations by providing self-service resource provisioning with transparent cost control and governance built in, Micro Focus states.

HCMX is now available for customers to consume as SaaS with a migration path for existing Micro Focus cloud management customers, for instance, Cloud Security Alliance, Hybrid Cloud Management (HCM), or on-premises HCMX.

HCMX SaaS comes fortified with multi-layered security and is ISO 27001 and ISO 27034 certified and SOC 2 compliant.

Micro Focus senior vice president and general manager of ITOM Rohit De Souza says, “We are very pleased to announce the availability of our popular hybrid cloud management solution, alongside our other ITOM offerings, as an independent SaaS product.

"HCMX has been available via our SMAX platform as SaaS, and as a standalone product on premises, but SaaS makes HCMX easier to adopt through flexible consumption and licensing models that reduce start-up costs, while helping organisations optimise their cloud utilisation.”

HCMX is part of the Micro Focus Enterprise Service Management (ESM) platform, offering modular solutions across information technology security management, information technology asset management, process automation, discovery and topology, and the previously mentioned cloud management.

All modules share a single service portal and catalogue, providing employees with a unified experience as well as one-stop shopping for any service, from IT to human resources, to public cloud consumption, the company states.

Micro Focus HCMX includes the following capabilities:

  • Lifecycle management orchestration: Speeds provisioning of hybrid apps and services while automating and orchestrating day 2 actions using a library of out-of-the-box workflows and integrations.
  • Blueprint designs that work anywhere: Enable IT to quickly build and deliver custom environments, from a simple virtual machine up to complex multi-tier application stacks. Designs are adaptive, reusable, dynamic and cloud-agnostic.
  • Self-service with governance guardrails: Offers a centralised self-service portal with virtual agent to provide 24×7 assistance to users and reduce IT workload, while maintaining oversight by applying compliance guardrails, access controls, tracking continuous integration dependencies, and other compliance policies.
  • Cloud cost optimisation: Brings transparency to cloud utilisation and spending via detailed multi-cloud spend reports, artificial intelligence-generated savings recommendations and budget management tracking.

Micro Focus is a large enterprise software provider, focused on solving the IT dilemma, that is, how to balance today’s needs with tomorrow’s opportunities.

The company delivers technology and supporting services to help manage core IT elements of business. The company is backed by a top-10 patent portfolio and partner network, with a set of technologies for security, IT operations, application delivery, governance, modernisation and analytics.

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