In his introductory outline of the new NetIQ Gardner stated “We have combined the capabilities of NetIQ with some of the capabilities of the former Novell to create the largest, most focused, independent software vendor in the Identity, Security, and Service Management space. This powerful combination results in a $350 million dollar company driven to provide exceptional customer service, professionalism, and the technical expertise to help you securely deliver and manage computing services across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments. Bringing the organizations together resulted in little to no product overlap and broadens our portfolio.”
“At NetIQ, we pride ourselves in being large enough to deliver the technology our customer’s need, but small enough to care. If you are a heritage NetIQ customer or a heritage Novell customer – we want to assure you that the technology, vision, and resources are here and we are focused to deliver. We are not canceling products or scrapping road maps. We are focused on improving and supporting the products and solutions you already own and actively working on new and innovative products to address your needs. NetIQ has the scale, the scope, and the strategy to deliver today and going forward.”
After providing the audience with an overview of the new NetIQ’s scale: 80 offices around the globe, 1600 employees, 700 engineers, 1100 total technical staff and a strong partner ecosystem; Gardner delved deeper into the scope of NetIQ’s combined capabilities.
“The products can be grouped into three distinct categories: Identity, security and compliance management; Service Management; and Resource Management.” he stated. “Identity, security and compliance management products ensure that policies and regulations are correctly and consistently enforced across the enterprise. Some of the key products in this group include Identity Manager, Access Manager, Sentinel, Security Manager, Change Guardian and Directory and Resource Administrator. AppManager, Aegis, and Operations Center are products that allow you to create an environment where IT operations are aligned with business priorities. These service management products enable you to effectively measure, automate, and optimize your IT services and effectively communicate service level compliance with the business. Resource Management is our third category featuring Cloud Manager and the PlateSpin offerings. These products provide solutions designed to simplify the management of virtual and cloud environments.”
“Our strategy is to provide solutions that allow IT organizations to balance the need for control and flexibility demanded by the users. Our approach to addressing this challenge is to make server workloads, system management and IT processes more intelligent and automated. We call our unique approach WorkloadIQ – the intelligent way to secure, manage and measure workloads across physical, virtual and cloud environments. And this is not simply a vision – this is a reality we are delivering today! We already have customers taking advantage of the powerful combination offered by these new combined capabilities.”
Gardner then introduced the first of two demonstrations that combined Change Guardian along with Sentinel. The second demo illustrated how you can automate system management in an optimized IT environment using a combination of AppManager, Operations Center, Aegis, and Cloud Manager.