IBM certifies Flexera One as ILMT replacement for cloud customers

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As part of the deepening partnership between IBM and Flexera, the IT Asset Management part of Flexera One is now certified as an alternative to the IBM License Management Tool (ILMT) for tracking sub-capacity consumption of IBM PVU and IBM VPC licenses. Certification means that customers using Flexera One in the cloud no longer need to apply for the special addendum to the Passport Advantage agreement to use the FlexNet Inventory Agent as the inventory source for monitoring sub-capacity license consumption. (This change applies only to cloud implementations, and customers with on-premises implementations of FlexNet Manager Suite still require the license addendum.)

A separate part of the same announcement was the integration between Flexera One and IBM Turbonomic Application Resource Management (ARM). This integration operates seamlessly within the cloud, and requires no special configuration in Flexera One. As workloads are rearranged for optimal performance and value, data flows automatically into Flexera One to help track licensing implications.

IBM also now offers its own branded Flexera One with IBM Observability, which "contains all the features of Flexera One, with IBM support embedded". Read more details in the IBM press release. As well, over time the IBM catalog is being merged with the Flexera Application Recognition Library to broaden product coverage and optimize recognition of installed software.

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