BMC Control-M Replacement
Are you ready for a BMC Control-M alternative? Stonebranch is an enterprise-grade orchestration and automation platform that manages workloads both on-premises and in the cloud - all from a single command-center style solution.
BMC Control-M is a long-time player in the workload automation market. But the market's needs have shifted. As such, what enterprises need to automate and orchestrate has changed. When enterprises reach this point, they're often looking for a Control-M alternative that operates as seamlessly in the cloud as it does on the mainframe. That is where Stonebranch comes in.
Gartner recognizes the Stonebranch Universal Automation Center (UAC) as a Service Orchestration and Automation Platform (SOAP), a category born from traditional on-premises workload automation. Available either on-premises or as a SaaS offering, enterprises use the UAC to bridge the automation gap across their entire hybrid IT automation environment - from a single, modern, and mature platform.
Advantages of Universal Automation Center
Stonebranch’s automation solution has many benefits, but the most important factor in our decision to switch was how dramatically it lowered our support costs. The user base can now manage their requests independently and this allows our engineers to focus on improvements to our core product and the development of net new features and applications. Stonebranch frees up our skills and time.
Michael Bayha, Senior Systems Engineer, Expedia Group
Expedia Group Using Automation to Drive Digital Business
Expedia Groups' historic workload automation tool was built upon an outdated platform with an outdated licensing scheme. Additionally, its solution relied on a cumbersome thick client for self-service.
In order to remain a leader in the competitive travel technology industry, Expedia Group needed a modern, scalable, and secure automation solution - that was ready for the cloud.
Stonebranch Universal Automation Center was selected over other IT Automation vendors for a variety of reasons. First and foremost is UAC's ease of use and self-service capabilities.
Expedia was impressed with UAC's ability to empower access via a web browser for users across the globe. In other words, no thick client was required.
Expedia was also interested in UAC's integration capabilities, which enabled them to expedite many of their automation and maintenance scenarios. Expedia Group was able to connect to and automate all of the third party tools that they had in their technology stack.
Furthermore, Expedia Group learned that upgrading UAC was seamless and simple. Migrating from Expedia Group's former workload automation software to Stonebranch's UAC went extremely well. Expedia Group was able to manage 90% of the transition in-house.
As a result:
With less time spent on operational work, end-users are now able to focus their efforts on developing and deploying additional tools, platforms, and features that enhance their competitive advantage.
Additionally, onboarding times for new end-users have been reduced from one week to one day, and automated tasks require 50% less effort.
Ultimatly, Stonebranch helps Expedia Group save time and increase productivity.
Transition Roadmap - The Seven Steps
1. Initiate and Setup
Project definition and implementation of the architecture
Transition and definition of the change process, identification of adoptions
3. Pilot Transition
Transition process implemented, test and approval criteria define
4. Workload Transition
Data transition completed, workload-ready for inspection and testing
All defined and transitioned data inspected and approved, ready for cut-over
6. Cut-over and go-live
The existing solution is replaced, the universal command is live
7. Project Closure
Smooth transition accomplished, successful project closure