Micro Focus offers one of the most comprehensive tools for migrating servers to or from any cloud, virtual or physical environment. Its feature set is extensive and full-featured, so it’s a good pick for any number of cloud deployments.
Its PlateSpin Migration Factory tool can move up to 10,000 servers at once and includes user-based security — both of which make it a good option for large enterprises. But it can scale down as well, for smaller deployments.
It’s also well-suited for organizations pursuing a multicloud strategy. Given that multicloud will be an increasing element of cloud computing, Micro Focus should see considerable success in the years ahead.
Founded in 1976, Micro Focus is headquartered in Newbury, UK, with offices in more than 180 locations globally. It claims to be the seventh largest pure-play software company in the world, and it offers enterprise software related to analytics and big data, application development, COBOL, collaboration, information management, business continuity, IT operations management, mainframe and security. It has made many notable acquisitions throughout its history, including the 2017 purchase of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s software business.
The company generates about $4.4 billion in revenue and is traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol MCRO and on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MFGP. It is also a component of the FTSE 100.
Micro Focus has more than 40,000 customers, including AIG, American Express, Comcast and Microsoft.
Micro Focus acquired the PlateSpin line of products when it purchased the Attachmate Group, which included NetIQ, several years ago. PlateSpin Migration Factory includes two separate pieces: PlateSpin Migrate and PlateSpin Transformation Manager. The Migrate piece enables migration to any cloud from any environment, and the Transformation Manager adds planning and tracking.
Key capabilities of the PlateSpin Migration Factory include comprehensive project management and monitoring, the ability to migrate up to 10,000 servers at once, role-based permissions, multi-tenancy, integrated testing and automation capabilities.
AWS, Azure, VMware
Multi-tenancy, built-in credential store, plus user authentication, authorization, and logging
Support, consulting and other professional services
|Features||Micro Focus PlateSpin Migration Factory|
|Supported Clouds||AWS, Azure, VMware|
|Security||Multi-tenancy, built-in credential store, plus user authentication, authorization, and logging|
|Services Available||Support, consulting and other professional services|