IT company leaders have stated that managing software licenses has become an arduous, time-consuming and expensive task as they continue to adopt a hybrid and multi-cloud strategy with software and applications running in public environments, private and local.
To address this issue, IBM together with Flexer and IBM Turbonomic Application Resource Management (ARM) have announced new solutions to help organizations streamline IT asset management using automation.
“IBM’s collaboration with Flexera adds to our automation portfolio and complements our strategic acquisitions of Turbonomic and Instana, as well as years of AI research and development to provide organizations with a unique opportunity for IT automation and security capabilities. business designed to meet these complex challenges,” explains Dinesh Nirmal, general manager of IBM Automation.
According to a Flexera study, 34% of a typical IT spending budget is spent on software and SaaS applications; however, nearly half of those surveyed say they need to focus on how to better manage these products and improve recovery of those that are underused or unused.
Because of this, companies can face significant cost penalties if licenses are found to be non-compliant or over- or under-using resources.
To help organizations overcome these challenges, IBM and Flexera have developed integrations with Turbonomic ARM and Flexera One to help visualize the state of their IT from on-premises to SaaS to the cloud.
How to automate software license compliance
The combination of ARM Turbonomic with Flexera One software license data, usage data and insights is designed to help companies mitigate the risk of software non-compliance penalties to minimize surprise bills.
The integrated solution also helps identify areas of under-utilization so companies can find ways to balance overall costs and help ensure their resources are being optimized for performance.
Flexera One with IBM Observability
In addition to the new integration with Turbonomic ARM, IBM has also launched Flexera One with IBM Observability, which offers a comprehensive solution for monitoring and visualizing all your software, applications and infrastructure across cloud and on-premises environments.
Additionally, IBM software customers can now use the IT Asset Management component of Flexera One with IBM Observability or Flexera One by Flexera as a certified option to manage their IBM software licenses alongside other vendors with a single solution.
Flexera One with IBM Observability will be available as a SaaS solution on March 18, 2022.