We are committed to rolling out new features for HCL’s Digital Experience (HCL DX) platform in a cycle of continuous delivery. This means that every month and quarter there will be product updates that address requests from customers, technology optimizations, and general improvements that help you deliver incremental value in your digital experiences. We are making huge investments in our platform, and we are making sure your investments are protected. This March, take a look at the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow – here are some of the latest updates we’re planning on rolling out this month (or sooner!).

 

Hot DAM! HCL DX now includes digital asset management  

Eliminate the headache of duplication and searching across separate repositories for digital assets with the new HCL Digital Asset Management (HCL DAM) — a lightweight digital media library — available for no additional charge for HCL DX customers.  Upload, find, tag, optimize, and publish your assets efficiently, all within HCL Digital Experience, and assure proper rendering/optimization automatically across all digital touchpoints.   Take the experiences you provide to the next level by delivering video at production scale with packaged integration with Kaltura, a market leading video platform, for video transcoding and streaming.             

                       

Be nimble, be quick  

More open and accessible APIs provide developers the ability to reuse services in any application, on any touchpoint, using any front end they choose. This provides greater agility in blending complex content, data, and systems — dramatically improving the ability to deliver modern digital experiences faster and more reliably.  

 

OpenShift? Check!  Amazon EKS? Check!   

Now, you can run HCL Digital experience in any native Kubernetes environment, offering ultimate flexibility; choose the platform and deployment that makes the best sense for your business — whether that’s on-prem or in the cloud. We offer support for all market-leading cloud solutions (such as OpenShift and Amazon EKS), so you can install updates anywhere, in minutes, using Docker and Kubernetes. This gives your organization the ability to run HCL DX as a combination of the best technologies to deliver unique, customizable experiences with significantly fewer resources.   

 

Maintenancefree? Yes, please!  

Cloud deployment removes the need to maintain software or infrastructure, with benefits in gaining scalabilty and reliability.  Automated provisioning, auto-scaling, and self-healing via Kubernetes support dramatically reduces total cost of ownership (TCO). 

We are excited to be on the move with our continuous delivery, giving you a steady flow of new benefits and helping you be as successful as possible with using HCL Digital Solutions. As always, give us your feedback and input by attending one of our HCL DX Connects, or by sending us an email. And, of course, follow us on Twitter 

  

 

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