Micro Focus introduces OPTIC, transforming IT at lower risk and cost

New IT platform unifies the business user experience and improves operational efficiency by building on existing systems and tools 

Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO; NYSE: MFGP) has announced the release of Operations Platform for Transformation, Intelligence and Cloud (OPTIC), empowering IT operations with built-in, unlimited-use intelligence at the core and the ability to optimise the cloud as a full partner. As companies navigate the shifting demands of the digital economy and seek to improve productivity for a dispersed workforce, Micro Focus OPTIC simplifies the complexity of transforming IT to meet changing expectations.  

Travis Greene, senior director of ITOM product marketing, Micro Focus, said, “An ideal IT platform should not compound complexity by creating technical debt for future maintenance, incurring extra cost for artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) or limiting your ability to manage across cloud and traditional environments. With Micro Focus OPTIC, companies can transform without any drama by harnessing the platform’s embedded intelligence and extending operational best practices while retaining cloud agility.” 

Key capabilities of Micro Focus OPTIC include: 

  • Unified process automation with embedded ‘best-practice’ content that improves productivity without requiring brittle custom code. 
  • Discovery and topology mapping for both cloud and on-premises environments that enable efficient management based on current configurations. 
  • A single interface for user self-service backed by smart virtual agents, that reduces user frustration while improving response times and staff efficiency. 
  • Flexible deployment options in the cloud, in containers, as a service, or on-premises, and the ability to switch as needed. 
  • Modular building blocks and flexible licensing for on-demand functionality without unexpected costs. 

The embedded intelligence at the core of Micro Focus OPTIC provides broad analysis as it normalises, stores, and makes sense of all data produced by the variety of solutions found across IT environments – including most third-party monitoring tools. OPTIC also lets teams discover, monitor, manage, and govern cloud services in tandem with an on-premises approach, maximising the customer experience and business return. With the cloud as a full partner, companies can unify performance and availability management while staying open to new possibilities with multi-cloud deployment options. 

As digital transformation continues to drive strategic business change, Micro Focus OPTIC is one of the ways Micro Focus helps customers build on what already works and take a high tech, low drama approach to transformation. OPTIC components are licenced and install with Micro Focus ITOM products, providing incremental value to customers as they expand their use. 

Additional information 

Learn more about Micro Focus OPTIC with this blog post.  

About Micro Focus 
Micro Focus delivers enterprise software to empower 40,000 customers worldwide to run, transform, and adapt. With a comprehensive portfolio, underpinned by a robust analytics ecosystem, Micro Focus delivers pragmatic, customer-centric solutions to bridge the gap between existing and emerging technologies and enable organisations to achieve Smart Digital Transformation. That’s High Tech, Low Drama.  

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