Cloud Migration with Txture and Accenture
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Mark Mirchandani and Brian Dorsey are together again this week for an episode all about cloud migration using Txture and Accenture. Our guests Matthias Farwick of Txture, Patrick Niesel of Accenture, and Jason Purvor of Google help us understand their roles in cloud migration with some formal introductions to start the show.

Txture helps companies assess their migration capabilities, providing insights to what will be necessary in the process and how viable cloud migration is as an option. Accenture works with Txture to augment the planning of migration strategies for clients. Jason helps us understand how Google uses the information gleaned from these assessments to help customers understand what the journey to Google Cloud will look like for their business. Txture provides good data which helps Google and clients make better decisions, not just in migration, but for the future health of the project while operating in the cloud.

Our guests share the challenges of cloud migration and detail how these three powerhouse companies work together to overcome hurdles. From information gathering and budgeting to security and implementation, Txture, Accenture, and Google help companies understand their specific obstacles and develop a plan. Matthias uses a large banking client as an example to walk our listeners through a typical cloud migration process that takes advantage of Txture, Accenture, and Google.

Jason details the process customers go through with Google as they establish their cloud environments and make decisions about the future of their projects. Through the analysis of four layers, Google helps customers think through this highly technical and involved migration process. Matthias describes the three assessment steps Txture applies to the process as well, and how these multiple-company analyses work together to create a solid cloud project now and continue to improve the project in the future.

Matthias, Patrick, and Jason offer advice for companies considering a shift to the cloud, stressing the importance of preparing good data and keeping time predictions realistic. Company-wide cooperation is an important tool in the success of a cloud migration as well.

Matthias Farwick

Matthias Farwick co-founded Txture, a software for large scale cloud application assessments and modernization programs that is currently expanding to the US. Matthias is an avid mountaineer and skier.

Patrick Niesel

Patrick Niesel has been working within Accenture focusing on cloud transformations and in particular on application assessments.

Jason Purvor

Jason Purvor is a data centre exit strategist engaged in large scale migrations and “all in” transformations. He formerly ran CloudPhysics EMEA supporting Googlers with high resolution data center assessments.

Cool things of the week
  • What is Cloud SQL? blog
  • Save money and time with automated VM management and suspend/resume blog
    • Cost optimization using automated VM management docs
Interview
  • Txture site
  • Accenture site
  • Cloud Insider site
  • Txture Cloud Transformation site
  • Data Centre Transformation with Google site
  • Cloud Maturity Assessment site
  • Google Cloud Adoption Framework whitepaper
  • Accenture-Google Business Group site
  • The Txture Cloud Transformation Platform site
  • Cloud Center of Excellence blog
  • The 6Rs of Cloud Transformation blog
  • Cloud-to-Cloud Assessment blog
What’s something cool you’re working on?

Brian is working on a video series called VM End to End with Carter Morgan.

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