IBM announced new solutions with IT management software company Flexera and IBM Turbonomic Application Resource Management (ARM) to help organizations use automation to streamline IT asset management. The new solutions aim to help companies reduce costs and automate increasingly complex software license compliance and optimization tasks.
Flexera is part of IBM’s partner ecosystem and IBM acquired Turbonomic last year to provide enterprises with comprehensive application observability and management to maintain performance, minimize costs and optimize resources, such as containers, virtual machines, servers, storage, networks and databases.
IBM and Flexera have developed integrations with Turbonomic ARM and Flexera One to help organizations visualize their on-premises, SaaS and cloud computing assets. Organizations can then automate manual software licensing and resource optimization tasks. Turbonomic ARM is designed to continuously monitor and help improve application performance and governance by dynamically allocating resources to applications in hybrid and multi-cloud environments to reduce costs. The combination of Turbonomic ARM, together with software license data, usage data and information from Flexera One, is designed to help companies mitigate the risk of penalties for software non-compliance to minimize surprise billings . The integrated solution also helps identify areas of underutilization so businesses can find ways to balance overall costs and ensure their resources are optimized for performance.
“IT professionals have what is in theory a simple mandate, to maintain and improve IT operations. But in the face of labor shortages, geographic disruptions, security threats, spikes in demand, to environmental pressures and more, we know fulfilling this mandate is something but simple, in fact the complexity is only growing,” said Dinesh Nirmal, General Manager of IBM Automation. “IBM’s collaboration with Flexera s adds to our automation portfolio and complements our strategic acquisitions of Turbonomic and Instana, along with years of AI research and development to provide organizations with a one-stop-shop of enterprise IT and automation capabilities designed to meet these complex challenges.
In addition to the new integration with Turbonomic ARM, IBM is also launching Flexera One with IBM Observability to provide organizations with a complete solution, backed by IBM support and service level agreements, to monitor and visualize their entire fleet of cloud software, applications and infrastructure. and on-site environments.
Additionally, IBM Software customers can now use Flexera One’s IT Asset Management component with IBM Observability or Flexera’s Flexera One as a certified option to manage their software licenses from IBM alongside other vendors with a single solution. .For more information visit www.flexera.com and www.ibm.com.