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Micro Focus Operations Bridge Survey

Posted By Caroline Oest, Wednesday, February 14, 2018

We value your opinion! Share your thoughts in our short survey about your experience using Micro Focus Operations Bridge and enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card! 

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What’s new in Operations Bridge 2018.02

Posted By Michael Procopio, Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Operations Bridge team is proud to announce Operations Bridge Suite 2017.08 has been released. Operations Bridge is the industry’s first containerized IT Operations product which automatically reduces operations data noise, proactively detects problems, rapidly executes remediation and improves collaboration across tool silos leading to 70x faster root cause, 50% less MTTR and reduction in overall cost of IT Operations.

New in this release:

Hybrid Cloud Monitoring

  • Agentless cloud monitoring with SiteScope
  • AWS PaaS platform [RDS] and auto-scaling support including discovery, monitoring and performance dashboards
  • Azure Stack monitoring [On-premise] and Azure SQL DB support

Consolidation and reduction of noise

  • Micro Focus AppManager event integration into Operation Bridge
  • Collect once store once puts all data in one Vertica data base
  • ChatBot supports Microsoft Teams in addition to Slack and Mattermost

Dashboards and Reporting

  • Business Value Dashboard (BVD) uses SQL to pull data from collect once store once
  • BVD widgets now show historical data in addition to real-time data
  • New APIs for BVD widget customization

Root Cause Analysis and Remediation

  • Performance and light weight analytics build on collect once store once

User Experience

  • HTML5 policy editor allows more specific log ingestion and processing of structured log files

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Micro Focus Service Management Automation 2018.02 is available now

Posted By Michael Pott, Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Service Management Automation is the first application suite for IT Service Management and IT Asset Management built on machine learning and analytics, and based on CMDB and Discovery. Built on the new Micro Focus ITOM Platform, it can be deployed anywhere including private and public cloud.

This release includes new and enhanced capabilities for an engaging user experience, easy and fast deployments and updates, and increased service desk efficiency:

  • New service portal features for SMA-SM
  • Re-submission of service requests
  • View approval history
  • Multi-column table display
  • iOS mobile application for end users
  • Smart analytics
  • Tuning portal for SMA-X
  • Smart ticket tuning toolkit for SMA-SM
  • Improved smart search for SMA-X and SMA-SM
  • Improved enterprise readiness
  • Enhanced high availability (HA)
  • Disaster recovery (DR)
  • Support for external load balancer
  • Easy update from 2017.11 to 2018.02
  • Enhanced suite administration for SMA-X
  • Simpler tenant and license management
  • Revoke and reuse Licenses
  • Open localization support
  • Extended multi-tenancy for SMA-X
  • Multi-tenant console
  • Multi-tenant grid
  • DevOps support with SMA-SM
  • Support for automated release build and deployment
  • Better public cloud support for SMA-X
  • AWS marketplace availability
  • Support for Microsoft Azure cloud at development level

SMA–X is Micro Focus’ Service Management Automation solution entirely built on the new ITOM Platform.

SMA-SM brings Micro Focus’ proven Service Manager product to the ITOM Platform, augmented by the SMA-X machine learning capabilities.

For more information read the release blog post or visit microfocus.com.

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Your peers share their experience with Operations Bridge

Posted By Michael Procopio, Thursday, January 25, 2018

Accenture – on the value of real-time and predictive reporting

Banco Sabadell – describes their monitoring needs as they move to the cloud

Vodafone – on transforming IT operations to put IT and the business on a single team

Get insight into how your peers are using Operations Bridge

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Kubernetes: Check. Next up in the cloud revolution: Helm

Posted By Caroline Oest, Thursday, January 25, 2018

Rather than building a single monolithic application, using a package manager like Helm allows you to pull and reuse parts from other software.

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How does GDPR affect non-European companies?

Posted By Caroline Oest, Thursday, January 25, 2018

GDPR covers companies operating within the EU. But there are questions about firms residing outside the bloc, including the US and the UK post-Brexit.

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5 IT Ops management trends to watch in 2018

Posted By Caroline Oest, Thursday, January 25, 2018

From blockchain to the skills shortage, here are the key issues IT operations teams will face in the next 12 months.

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Join us at Micro Focus Universe 2018 in Monaco

Posted By Ellen MacDermid, Thursday, January 25, 2018

We invite you to register now for Micro Focus Universe 2018, taking place 13-15 March 2018 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.

Experience the New

Micro Focus Universe will feature these customer forums, each focusing on a specific business issue:

  • Application Delivery Management
  • Application Modernization & Connectivity
  • GDPR & Beyond
  • IT Operations Management (with Data Protection)
  • Protect (Security)
  • Vertica

With customer-led sessions and in-depth workshops, each forum will deliver an intensive experience to enhance your skills and address your organization’s technology challenges. Explore our entire portfolio and see product demos in the Experience the New Zone. And meet with our executives and product experts in the Meeting Center. 

3 months’ free online education
The learning and skills development continues beyond the event in Monaco! All Micro Focus Universe delegates will receive 3 months’ free online education classes from 1 March – 31 May, 2018.

It’s time to register
The event cost is €555, and Micro Focus has secured a limited number of local hotel rooms at a discounted rate – first come, first served. Attend and empower yourself to deliver even more value to your organization.

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Operations Orchestration. The perfect orchestrator.

Posted By Sibel Satiroglu, Thursday, January 25, 2018

Learn about the perfect orchestrator. Here, you’ll discover the top-ROI use cases and what makes Micro Focus Operations Orchestration (OO) unique. Orchestration use cases span incident remediation to service requests, IaaS to cloud automation. The possibilities are endless. The results are impressive.  The customer testimonials are unmatched: 93% of customers are very or extremely likely to recommend OO to other organizations.

Read blog here.

Watch the on-demand webinar to see OO in action with two demos: “It’s so easy to design OO flows” and “Maestro, the OO chatbot, installs AWS instance”. 

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New hybrid cloud learning track features videos by an expert

Posted By Mike Perrow, Thursday, January 25, 2018

TechBeacon Learn’s latest track offers  IT practitioners an easy-to-follow, video-based guide for getting started on the hybrid cloud.

These six intro videos are presented by David Linthicum, Chief Cloud Strategy officer at Deloitte Consulting and cloud computing thought leader, executive, consultant, author, and speaker. With 13 books and more than 5,000 articles under his belt, David puts IT Ops leaders and practitioners in good hands as they begin their hybrid cloud journey.

Here’s what you’ll find in the introductory topic, “Hybrid cloud management: The basics” –

1. Introduction to hybrid cloud computing - What are the components of a hybrid cloud? What are the pros and cons?

2. Hybrid cloud use cases - Learn how hybrid clouds host dev and test environments as well as distributed applications.

3. Planning a hybrid cloud - How to assess your requirements, and learn what investments are right for your organization.

4. Building a hybrid cloud - How to implement requirements, and understand the essential processes and components of the build.

5. Hybrid cloud ops – Learn basic elements of hybrid cloud operations, plus how to work with the teams that rely on new hybrid cloud resources.

6. Application migration - After your hybrid cloud is ready for operations, what do you migrate to the new environment? What is the process?

An all-video track is something new on TechBeacon Learn, so check it out and let us know what you think. Upcoming topics will include deep dives on HC monitoring and HC operations.



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