Data Collection for Cloud Transformation

Speed up the collection of application data and get a clear overview of your existing application portfolio.

Analyze the current state of your IT landscape before moving to the cloud

  • Before planning a cloud transformation, you need a comprehensive picture of your existing IT landscape.
  • To do so, you need to collect data on all existing assets of your current infrastructure.
  • During this phase, you should not only look at the technical stack (servers, databases, etc.) but also at the business, security, and compliance requirements at application-level.

The challenges of IT landscape discovery

  • The data collection process is generally time-consuming, especially for large-scale application portfolios.
  • Due to compliance policies, agent-based discovery is not always an option.
  • The data quality of CMDBs or application portfolio discovery solutions is sometimes poor. You need to reach the knowledgeable stakeholders to get the missing information, which is often a time-consuming process.

Streamline data collection and IT landscape mapping with Txture

With the Txture platform, and its extensive functionalities for agentless data collection, you can ingest data from a wide variety of sources (CMDBs, application portfolio tools, monitoring systems, virtualization environments, etc.) thanks to a large set of automated data importers.
The platform directly spots the applications where data is incomplete. Thanks to an integrated survey tool, you can ask application owners and other stakeholders to add some information. All the data collected from the imports and the surveys is organized in a central repository, where you get a clear picture of the current state of your IT landscape.
By streamlining the process of IT landscape discovery, you save valuable time, and you develop a solid foundation for making the right cloud migration decisions.

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Benefits

Faster data collection process

Integrated survey tool to fill data gaps

Centralized overview of your existing IT landscape

Up-to-date information thanks to continuous data synchronisation

Features

Data integration from a wide variety of sources

Ingest data from existing CMDBs, EAM tools, infrastructure discovery solutions (Movere, Stratozone, Cloudscape, etc.), and virtualization environments (VMware, RHEV, HyperV, etc.). Txture also supports data imports from any generic data source, such as SQL databases or CSV files.
All collected data is gathered in Txture’s central repository, in a common asset data structure, where you can directly visualize and analyze your entire IT landscape.
Collect data faster, combine all information into a single source of truth, and make more informed migration decisions!

Cloud infrastructure discovery via cloud provider API Integration

Txture integrates with your current cloud providers’ APIs so you get a full view of your cloud infrastructure. This enables you to weigh your cloud-to-cloud migration options and identify cost-saving opportunities at your existing or alternative cloud provider.
Save costs by identifying cloud-to-cloud alternatives with other providers.

Integrated online surveys to fill data gaps

When data about an application and its architecture is not complete, you can create customizable surveys with Txture (or use our pre-made templates) and send them directly from the platform to collect information from thousands of application owners. The collected data then automatically syncs with the platform’s repository.
Collect complementary information and fill data gaps faster, saving time and minimizing mistakes!

Continuous data synchronization over the entire transformation cycle

Schedule data imports to continuously synchronize data from primary data sources into Txture’s repository. This enables an up-to-date overview of data from all integrated data silos.
Keep track of your latest infrastructure state in a central repository. Minimize risk by basing your decision on the most up-to-date information.

Architectural Modeling

Txture also provides the option for manual data management in both graphical and form-based ways. Connection and mapping of architectural elements can be done in Txture’s visio-style modeling view.

Transformation Phases

Cloud Business Case EvaluationData CollectionCloud Readiness AssessmentCloud Architecture & PlanningContinuous Modernization

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