CostX & AWS

Exactal is pleased to advise that, with the release of CostX® 6.7, CostX® now has new deployment options via AWS (Amazon Web Services).

AWS is a leading cloud computing provider offering a secure cloud services platform, which includes compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality.

CostX® 6.7 provides support for AWS cloud deployments in a number of ways, one of which is Amazon AppStream 2.0. With AppStream 2.0, CostX® can be accessed through a web browser interface from any remote device, anywhere the user has an internet connection, meaning application management is simplified. Detailed guidance documentation on how to deploy CostX® in the cloud using Amazon AppStream 2.0 is provided for users under maintenance.

There is also the option to have CostX® Server deployed to an AWS Virtual Private Cloud, which can be connected to a CostX® AppStream 2.0 deployment or a variety of other client deployment options. For example, CostX® is now officially certified as Citrix Ready, providing the option to combine AWS with technologies such as Citrix XenApp or Citrix XenDesktop for CostX® client deployment.

In addition, CostX® 6.7 fully supports native cloud storage for drawing files hosted in Amazon S3, including both 2D plans and 3D models.

Chief Technology Officer Adam Lipinski states “The AWS compatibility for CostX® is another important initiative resulting from our strategic technical review, which is designed to ensure that our Exactal products are the front of the line when it comes to technological advancement in the industry. Given the prevalence of AWS in the cloud environment, it was certainly a necessary addition to our CostX® 6.7 release.”

The CostX® 6.7 release notes can be downloaded here. To see more on CostX® in the Cloud, we’ve released a video which can be viewed here.

For further enquiries please contact Exactal Sales via e-mail at sales.int@rib-software.com

About Exactal

Established in Brisbane, Australia in 2003 to develop software specifically for the quantity surveying and estimating market, Exactal has continued to expand its worldwide presence. It now has offices in Brisbane & Melbourne in Australia, London & Manchester in the UK, Auckland in New Zealand, Austin in the USA, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, and Singapore and Hong Kong. The company also has sales and channel partner support across much of the globe. The main product CostX® provides an integrated BIM and 2D on-screen measurement solution with a unique integration between the cost estimates and the elements on the drawing files that the estimate represents. This approach keeps estimates up to date and allows drawing revisions to be easily evaluated to eliminate traditional scope creep in construction projects.