• HCMX combines hybrid-cloud and on-premises fulfillment processes.
  • HCMX is a component of Micro Focus’ Enterprise Service Management (ESM) platform.

Micro Focus announced the introduction of Hybrid Cloud Management X (HCMX), a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) that was earlier acknowledged as the “Global Winner” in the Research in Action (RIA) Vendor Selection Matrix: Hybrid Cloud Service Management Tools, 2021.

HCMX combines hybrid-cloud and on-premises fulfillment processes by delivering self-service resource provisioning with explicit cost containment and governance built-in. Existing Micro Focus cloud management clients (e.g., Hybrid Cloud Management (HCM), Cloud Security Alliance, or on-premises HCMX) can now use HCMX as a SaaS with an easy conversion route. HCMX SaaS is ISO 27001 and ISO 27034 certified and SOC 2 compliant and provides multi-layered security.

HCMX is a component of the Micro Focus’ Enterprise Service Management (ESM) platform, which provides modular solutions for IT Security Management, Discovery and Topology, IT Asset Management, Process Automation, and the previously mentioned Cloud Management. All modules share a single service site and catalog, giving employees a consistent experience and one-stop purchasing for any service, from IT to human resources to cloud usage.

Micro Focus HCMX comes with the following features:

  • Lifecycle Management Orchestration — Accelerates hybrid app and service provisioning and automates and orchestrates day two actions using a library of unique workflows and connections.
  • Blueprint designs that work everywhere – Allows IT to efficiently construct and deliver unique environments, ranging from simple virtual machines to big multi-tier application stacks, using blueprint designs that work anywhere. Designs are adaptive, reusable, dynamic, and cloud-agnostic.
  • Self-Service with Governancw Guardrails — Provides a centralized self-service portal with a virtual agent to provide 24×7 support to customers and decrease IT workload while retaining oversight via compliance guardrails such as access limits, tracking continuous integration dependencies and other policies.
  • Cloud Cost Optimization — Provides insight into cloud utilization and spending through detailed multi-cloud spend reporting, AI-generated savings recommendations, and budget management tracking.

Experts’ view

“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,” said Rohit De Souza, Senior Vice President and General Manager of ITOM at Micro Focus. “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 organizations optimize their cloud utilization.”