TechValidate Research on Micro Focus Information Management and Governance

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Micro Focus Group Policy Administrator (GPA) Customer Research

Is it time to consolidate your policy silos?

Select the policy siloes that you would consider bringing under consolidated management in the future:

Active Directory
80%
Azure AD
80%
Office 365
80%
Linux/UNIX
20%
MDM (Airwatch, InTune, etc.)
40%
SCCM Baseline
60%
SaaS Applications
20%
Network
20%
Containers
40%

Micro Focus Content Manager Customer Research

If you are running on a version prior to 9.1, what are the primary reasons for not upgrading to the current version?

We have not been able to secure funding to support an upgrade
48%
We are happy with our current version and see no reason to change
27%
We are still not happy with the functionality of the web client
18%
We are looking at other solutions to replace what we have
12%
We are not clear of the benefits from upgrading at this time
36%

Micro Focus Content Manager Customer Research

What version of Micro Focus Content Manager are you using today?

8.2 or earlier
8%
8.3
15%
9.1
41%
9.2
19%
9.3
17%

Micro Focus Data Protector Customer Research

Which of the following capabilities/features of Micro Focus Data Protector do you value the most?

Ability to backup physical and virtual servers within one solution
68%
Centralized management across a distributed backup environment
56%
Performance, scalability, and flexibility of implementation
46%
Integration with Micro Focus Storage products, such as StoreOnce and 3PAR
45%
Choice of backup targets – disk, tape, and cloud – and a flexible data retention strategy
41%
Breadth of device, application, and platform support
28%
Analytics, reporting, and monitoring of data via Backup Navigator
13%
High performance in SAP HANA environments
7%

Micro Focus IDOL Customer Research

How would you rate Micro Focus IDOL?

13%
13%
30%
13%
13%
9%
5%
2%
3%
2%

Micro Focus IDOL Customer Research

What other solutions did you consider before choosing Micro Focus IDOL?

Google
48%
Microsoft
32%
Solr/Lucene
27%
IBM Watson
17%
Oracle Endeca
10%
Coveo
2%
MindBreeze
2%
Sinequa
2%

Micro Focus IDOL Customer Research

I would recommend Micro Focus IDOL solutions for the following features/functions/capabilities:

Robust search supporting multiple query options, such as Boolean, Conceptual, and Text
81%
Scalability – the ability to handle large amounts of documents or information
59%
Personalization to enable contextually relevant information discovery and knowledge sharing
52%
Languages – the ability to process information in multiple languages
49%
Accessibility – the ability to search many different file types and reach many systems
43%
Unified platform for text and rich media analytics
41%
Automation – the ability to automate manual processes with advanced functions
35%
Advanced analytics for knowledge discovery, such as concepts, clusters, entity extraction, classification, patterns, and trends
33%

Micro Focus Data Protector Customer Research

Data Protector, our core protection engine, is the foundation of the Adaptive Backup and Recovery Suite which also includes Storage Optimizer and Backup Navigator. How likely are you to add these products to your environment?

Highly likely Likely Not likely
Storage Optimizer

20%

42%

38%

Backup Navigator

20%

44%

36%

Micro Focus IDOL Customer Research

What were the challenges that you were experiencing before moving to Micro Focus IDOL?

Unable to effectively and/or efficiently search and discover contextually relevant information
63%
Unable to derive insights from rich media data (video, image, speech)
31%
Unable to process all needed files in different formats
31%
Unable to derive insights from free text data such as email, documents, verbatim survey, social media, etc.
26%
Unable to access all needed files residing in different data silos
25%

Micro Focus IDOL Customer Research

What is the number of documents that you currently index with Micro Focus IDOL solutions?

25M to 100M
27%
5 to 25M
20%
100K to 1M
18%
1 to 5M
16%
100K or less
11%
100M+
9%

Micro Focus IDOL Customer Research

What other solutions did you consider before choosing Micro Focus IDOL?

Google
49%
Microsoft
33%
Solr/Lucene
28%
IBM Watson
16%
Oracle Endeca
11%
Coveo
2%
MindBreeze
2%
Sinequa
2%

Micro Focus IDOL Customer Research

Reasons Customers Recommend Micro Focus

I would recommend Micro Focus IDOL solutions for the following features/functions/capabilities:

Robust search supporting multiple query options, such as Boolean, Conceptual, and Text
83%
Scalability – the ability to handle large amounts of documents or information
60%
Languages – the ability to process information in multiple languages
52%
Personalization to enable contextually relevant information discovery and knowledge sharing
52%
Accessibility – the ability to search many different file types and reach many systems
43%
Unified platform for text and rich media analytics
43%
Advanced analytics for knowledge discovery, such as concepts, clusters, entity extraction, classification, patterns, and trends
35%
Automation – the ability to automate manual processes with advanced functions
33%

Micro Focus IDOL Customer Research

Which of the following Micro Focus IDOL solutions or use-cases are you currently using?

Enterprise search and knowledge management
78%
Text analytics
44%
Video / Image analytics
22%
Audio analytics
14%
Broadcast monitoring
9%
Security and surveillance
9%

Micro Focus IDOL Customer Research

What were the challenges that you were experiencing before moving to Micro Focus IDOL?

Unable to effectively and/or efficiently search and discover contextually relevant information
65%
Unable to derive insights from rich media data (video, image, speech)
32%
Unable to derive insights from free text data such as e-mail, documents, verbatim survey, social media, etc.
27%
Unable to process all needed files in different formats
32%
Unable to access all needed files residing in different data silos
26%

Micro Focus Data Protector Customer Research

Which of the following results, benefits, and improvements have you achieved with Micro Focus Data Protector?

Simplified management and improved IT productivity
50%
Ability to manage heterogeneous environment across physical and virtual in a single solution
41%
Faster backup and restore to meet strict SLAs
39%
Reduced cost of storage and networking due to deduplication
33%
Improved visibility into the backup environment including operational inefficiencies and detection of issues
20%
Improved Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO)
18%
Improved business continuity through rapid recovery of data after an outage or natural disaster
18%
Enhanced compliance with industry regulations
9%

Micro Focus Data Protector Customer Research

What percentage of your server/storage environment is currently virtualized?

75% or more
55%
51 – 75%
23%
26 – 50%
13%
1 - 25%
9%

Micro Focus Data Protector Customer Research

Which range best describes the size of one full backup of your entire environment?

Above 100 TB: 15%
50 - 100 TB: 21%
10 - 50 TB: 35%
< 10 TB: 30%

MicroFocus Data Protector Customer Research

How would you rate MicroFocus Data Protector?

13%
8%
33%
17%
13%
6%
5%
2%
1%
1%

MicroFocus Data Protector Customer Research

What percentage (%) have you REDUCED the METRICS listed below by using MicroFocus Data Protector?

More than 75% 51-75% 26-50% 11-25% 1-10%
Time to back-up

16%

28%

30%

17%

9%

Time to restore

17%

27%

29%

17%

10%

Storage foot print

10%

27%

34%

18%

11%

Fewer management hours

13%

24%

29%

20%

14%

Lower backup costs

12%

24%

29%

22%

13%

MicroFocus Data Protector Customer Research

Which of the following capabilities / features of MicroFocus Data Protector do you value the most?

Ability to backup physical and virtual servers within one solution
65%
Centralized management across a distributed backup environment
51%
Performance, scalability, and flexibility of implementation
46%
Integration with HPE Storage products, such as StoreOnce and 3PAR
38%
Choice of backup targets – disk, tape, and cloud – and a flexible data retention strategy
36%
Breadth of device, application, and platform support
25%
Analytics, reporting, and monitoring of data via Backup Navigator
10%
High performance in SAP HANA environments
6%

MicroFocus Data Protector Customer Research

MicroFocus Data Protector has replaced or was chosen over which of the following vendors?

MicroFocus Data Protector was the first choice
58%
Veritas
18%
Veeam
11%
Dell / EMC
9%
Commvault
6%
IBM
6%

MicroFocus Data Protector Customer Research

What percentage of your server / storage environment is currently virtualized?

75% or more: 55%
51 – 75%: 23%
26 – 50%: 13%
1 - 25%: 9%

MicroFocus Data Protector Customer Research

Which range best describes the size of one full backup of your entire environment?

10 - 50 TB
35%
< 10 TB
30%
50 - 100 TB
21%
Above 100 TB
15%

MicroFocus Data Protector Customer Research

Which of the following best describes your key drivers or challenges for adopting MicroFocus Data Protector?

Need for application consistent backup for critical data
59%
Backup or restore taking too long
34%
Storage or infrastructure refresh
32%
Management complexity – managing infrastructure, targets, and media etc.
27%
High cost of backup and recovery
24%
Need for centrally managed remote office/branch office (ROBO) backup
17%
Data growth interfering with SLAs
14%
Need for an easy offload of backup data to the Cloud
8%

MicroFocus VM Explorer Customer Research

How much data do you back up using MicroFocus VM Explorer (formerly known as Trilead)?

> 100 TB: 3%
51–100 TB: 5%
11–50 TB: 32%
< 10 TB: 60%

MicroFocus VM Explorer Customer Research

How many virtual machines do you run?

>250: 7%
91-250: 9%
61-90: 11%
31-60: 29%
1-30: 43%

MicroFocus VM Explorer Customer Research

Which of the following requirements are addressed by MicroFocus VM Explorer?

An affordable, easy-to-use VM backup solution
92%
Backup and replicate data to cloud for disaster recovery
20%
Fast recovery of entire virtual machines or selected files
66%
Easily managed, highly reliable VM backup solution
78%
Single solution that protects both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V VMs
37%

MicroFocus VM Explorer Customer Research

Has MicroFocus VM Explorer replaced – or was it chosen over – solutions from any of the following vendors?

Acronis (i.e. Acronis Backup)
20%
Commvault Systems (i.e. Simpana)
2%
Dell (i.e. Dell Backup and Recovery)
2%
EMC (i.e. EMC Data Protection Suite)
1%
Symantec (i.e. Symantec Backup Exec)
16%
Veeam (i.e. Veeam Backup and Replication)
41%
VMware (i.e. vSphere Data Protection)
16%
MicroFocus VM Explorer was my first choice
36%

MicroFocus VM Explorer Customer Research

How much have you reduced the following metrics by using MicroFocus VM Explorer?

76–100% 51–75% 26–50% 1–25%
Time to back up

17%

30%

31%

22%

Time to restore

18%

29%

34%

19%

Cost of backup processes

20%

42%

23%

15%

Unscheduled downtime

23%

31%

22%

24%

Time spent managing backup

25%

36%

21%

18%

MicroFocus VM Explorer Customer Research

Which of the following features of MicroFocus VM Explorer do you value the most?

Easy to install and use
80%
Fair and simple pricing
72%
Able to restore virtual machines quickly
54%
Reliable and stress-free
53%
Able to perform incremental backups
47%
Supports both Hyper-V and VMware servers
21%



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