Frequently asked questions
> Where does Txture get the product prices for the Cloud Proposals?
The prices and pricing models of the various cloud products across cloud service providers get automatically saved and updated in Txture 's cloud service knowledge base. In this knowledge base information about cloud services resides together with our technology catalog in order to come up with automated technology-to-cloud mappings. The prices for the cloud target architecture proposals are drawn from this knowledge base. For more information see: Planning Optimal Cloud Application Portfolios In Two Steps
> Is it possible to take into account discounts for a specific cloud provider for the cloud proposals? Yes, overall discounts can be set for all of your strategic cloud service providers.
> How can data be exported from Txture? Exports are available as CSV, Excel, graphical format or via a REST API. You can pre-configure dynamic reports to fetch data frequently from Txture's asset repository. Also specific exports exist that capture the assessment phase and cloud target architectures, both per application and for the entire application portfolio.
> Based on what data are cloud proposals calculated? Cloud Proposals are cloud target architecture suggestions, considering server infrastructure, platforms, containers or software technologies in use. Cloud Proposals describe possible public or private cloud replacements for an application and its related IT assets. Usually multiple alternative results are provided by taking into account your global or application specific cloud strategy. Read more about Cloud Solution Planning with Txture.
> Is it possible to use reserved instances for cloud proposals?
Yes, reserved instances can be proposed by setting your cloud target architecture preferences accordingly or by selecting a corresponding pricing strategy for an application and all its related IT assets that get moved to cloud services. Txture's cloud service knowledge base is kept up-to-date regarding pricing strategies and pricing parameters to enable well-informed migration planning decisions. You can access our knowledge base via our free SaaS tool Cloud Insider.
> Do Txture's Cloud Proposals also take into account costs for the migration itself?
No timely estimates are made, as this strongly depends on migration tool support, skillsets and team involvement. Still Txture provides estimates in the form of migration actions and labeled efforts for each cloud target architecture proposal. Read on for more information on how to to calculate cloud total cost of ownership.
> Is it possible to define my own readiness rules? Yes, this is possible in coordination with the Txture team. New rules can contribute to the global assessment catalog or may resemble a specific assessment practice of our partner. Partner or project specific SLAs may apply.
> Is there a integration with CMDBs or ITIL tools for change and issue management?Yes, Txture integrates well with existing CMDBs and enriches them. Txture itself functions as an application and IT-asset inventory solution, spanning both public and private cloud estates and enabling continuous application modernization activities.
> How can Txture support the cloud to cloud migration?
Txture can propose prices for the same tech-stack at different cloud providers. For more information see the page Cloud-To-Cloud Business Cases.
> How is Txture licensed?Txture licences for assessment projects are usually issued on a project basis. Long-term licences are issued for long-term cloud transformation projects and continuous multi-cloud IT landscape management and optimization.
> What do Txture's release cycles look like? The Txture development team works in two-month release cycles. There are also biweekly iterations.
> Does Txture support in consulting at customer-side?
Txture provides advice in certain areas, such as support for deployment or start-up workshops. Generally, consulting services are provided by the Txture partners. Read on for more information about partnering with Txture.
> What skills does a consultant require?
The consultants on our partner side should be able to understand enterprise, application and infrastructure data. We offer specific training for our partners to equip consultants with the knowledge they need to otimally employ the Txture Cloud Transformation Platform to deliver high-quality project results. Read more about our Training and Certifications.