DXC Agility Platform 11.0 Released

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It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of the 11.0 version of the Agility Platform!  The team has been heads down working on this release for many months and have come through with a release.  Below is a summary of the new/improved features and I invite you to review the release notes for other changes that have been made.

Container-based Deployment of Agility Platform

Agility Platform is now deployed as a Docker Container Solution running in Docker Swarm. These enhancements to the Agility Platform architecture provide users with improved reliability, as well as flexible deployment options.  Agility Platform version 11.0.0 has been certified on RedHat 7.3 to stay current with underlying platforms, which provides improved supportability and reduced security risks. Users will benefit from an improved install process with fewer installation steps and a significantly reduced install time.  Agility Platform version 11.0.0 provides improved redundancy, as well as additional implementation options for users.

Agility Platform Health Dashboard

The Agility Platform Health Dashboard provides administrators of the platform with a visual status of the health of Agility Platform. Administrators can use the dashboard view to access the health status of a Docker node, as well as important details about adapters. The dashboard view replaces the original Distributed Node health view that was previously used.

Enhanced Adapter Management

Agility Platform version 11.0.0 provides a user-friendly UI that allows administrators to upload, install, and uninstall adapters. Administrators can also view detailed information about adapters, as well as set dependencies via the Agility Platform UI.

Enhanced Operational Scripts

Agility Platform version 11.0.0 has added enhancements to the script editor, providing full support for operational scripts in the project perspective. Users can use the UI to execute, modify, and view operational scripts. The enhanced UI provides users with additional details about a script, as well as quick access to the current and historical status of a script.

Enhanced Volume Management

Agility Platform version 11.0.0 provides users with new features for managing volumes via the Agility Platform UI. From the project perspective, users can now attach and detach volumes, edit volume information, and create snapshots. The Agility Platform UI also provides users with easy access to historical data and recent activities.

The above is a summary of changes and I invite you to review the release notes for more details on the updates that were provided within the 11.0 release.

Customers who have the Agility Platform installed in their own data center(s) can upgrade to the newest version of Agility and/or updated adapters. Please refer to your documentation to review which versions of the Agility Platform the adapters have been certified against; an upgrade of Agility may be required.

For customers using DXC managed cloud offerings such as BizCloud or DXC Hybrid Cloud, discuss this update with your account representative. Those DXC services follow a separate schedule for updating the platform and the unique services they provide.

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