KIN AND CARTA PARTNERSHIPS LTD

Cloud Optimisation

With a focus on reducing your operational expenditure, our team will create an actionable optimisation roadmap. Through detailed analysis of your service, we will outline how modifications to architecture, operating model, ways of working, and service agreements can optimise the value your service can deliver.

Features

  • Analysis of operational expenditure on cloud based services
  • Review of solution architecture and break-down of costs by component
  • Review of approach to service operation and service contract management
  • Stakeholder interviews with key product and architecture owners
  • Assess maturity of how solution architecture uses cloud native technology
  • Identify key changes to architecture that could reduce operational costs
  • Break-down of changes into now, near, next roadmap structure
  • Estimate of operational cost savings for recommended changes
  • Actionable incremental plan to implement recommended changes
  • Estimated cost for time and materials to implement recommended changes

Benefits

  • Independent perspective on what is driving operational expenditure on cloud
  • Review all aspects of your solution architecture expenditure
  • Insight into how current architectural approach influences cost
  • Clear prioritised recommendations on how to reduce OpEx
  • Clear roadmap of recommendations to achieve higher maturity
  • Actionable roadmap steps with associated cost savings
  • Scalable team resource to implement actions
  • Flexible cost structure tailored to your business outcomes
  • Incremental, Agile approach with direct team engagement
  • Google, Microsoft and VMWare partners, with access to expert guidance

Pricing

£740 to £2,000 a person a day

Service documents

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Framework

G-Cloud 12

Service ID

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Contact

KIN AND CARTA PARTNERSHIPS LTD Marco O'Sullivan
Telephone: 07710020516
Email: marco.osullivan@kinandcarta.com

Planning

Planning service
Yes
How the planning service works
We operate a simple model for cloud cost optimisation, that ensures there is a clear alignment on the commercial, product, and capability outcomes of your organisation. Our team will work collaboratively with key stakeholders to uncover the opportunities for cost optimisation within your cloud estate. A clear, actionable roadmap to implement changes can be enabled by a flexibly resourced team of expert cloud native developers.

Discover - To fully assess cloud maturity and optimisation potential, we run collaborative stakeholder workshops, followed by in-depth stakeholder working sessions, architecture review and billing review.

Insight - We build a contextual view of costs and cloud native maturity for your existing solution. From this, we will highlight the key insights on what is driving expenditure.

Recommend - Applying the insights we generate to the outcomes of your organisation, we ensure there is a clear roadmap of how to achieve a high level of optimisation and maturity, with a clear focus on delivering savings through incremental steps.

Implement - With clear costs for each of the incremental steps required to achieve the ultimate optimisation goal, we can resoruce a flexible team to iteratively deliver value.
Planning service works with specific services
Yes
Hosting or software services the planning service works with
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • VMware Tanzu
  • Amazon Web Services

Training

Training service provided
No

Setup and migration

Setup or migration service available
Yes
How the setup or migration service works
During the discovery phase, there will be a detailed analysis of the existing technology estate that is relevant to the service being designed or modified. As requirements for the service begin to emerge throughout the define phase, our team will work to begin an evolutionary architecture strategy.

As part of this strategy, the team will make recommendations on the to-be architecture and, where appropriate, develop a migration plan for existing services. Where existing cloud strategy is present, our team will perform a detailed assessment and selection of cloud technologies and platforms, aligned with the long term needs and outcomes of the service.

During architecture elaboration, the team will consider the needs of dependent technology in context of the future plans for the service. We support a wide range of scenarios:

Migration from legacy on-prem technology estates to cloud,
Migration between cloud services,
Modernisation and evolution of services currently hosted on cloud,
Multi-cloud deployments,
Migration to new hosting strategies such as containers, cloud-functions

We have deep experience and partnerships with Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, VMWare and Amazon Web Services. They have led cloud infrastructure design, microservice modernisation, cloud native and DevOps practice transformations for some of the world's biggest enterprise organisations.
Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services
No

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing service
Yes
How the quality assurance and performance testing works
We take an integrated approach to delivering quality. Every member of our cross-functional teams is involved - from Product Owners and Strategists to Designers, Developers and Testers. We believe quality requires high standards and attention to detail at every stage of delivery, and a range of tools and techniques. Throughout our iterative development process, we continuously apply a range of testing techniques and methodologies covering behavioural, functional, exploratory, regression, performance, security, usability and accessibility. These are applied on both a manual and automated basis. Test automation is not treated as a siloed discipline but a capability spread across engineers of all disciplines. This allows us to build automated tests in at the right level (unit, integration, snapshot, api, UI, performance and end to end) as we build software. We design our cloud based solutions on a principle of high observability, ensuring techniques such as automated logging, reporting and alerting are configured based on well defined KPIs.

Security testing

Security services
Yes
Security services type
  • Security strategy
  • Security design

Ongoing support

Ongoing support service
Yes
Types of service supported
Hosting or software provided by your organisation
How the support service works
As we work with your team to discover, define and develop your cloud products and services, considering the long-term plan for operation and support will be key in achieving its outcomes and meeting organisational service resilience standards.

As the product or service evolves towards live, our team will work with your product and operational leaders to ensure that there is clarity in the desired operational KPIs, and the operational model through which it will run. This will inform a clear set of functional and non-functional requirements that ensure the service is built with resilience and operation in mind.

We can play various roles in support; from advising on the appropriate operating model to ensure service resilience, training your existing support function, through to putting in place dedicated teams with well defined SLAs to execute on the model.

We have a wealth of experience supporting cloud platforms and products, delivering high criticality support at 2nd and 3rd line, up to 24/7, using both in-team DevOps enabled support and dedicated service desks.

Service scope

Service constraints
There are no significant constraints within the context of this service offering.

User support

Email or online ticketing support
No
Phone support
No
Web chat support
No
Support levels
As this service is focused on consultancy, there is a continual level of close engagement with the client, typically on a daily basis. Whilst active on an engagement, our entire team will always be available for discussion and support activities.

Part of developing the ongoing support model for the service will include designing a provision for user support.

Resellers

Supplier type
Reseller providing extra features and support
Organisation whose services are being resold
Microsoft, Google Cloud, G-Suite, HCL, Acoustic, VMware Tanzu, IBM

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Other security clearance
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Pricing

Price
£740 to £2,000 a person a day
Discount for educational organisations
No

Service documents

Request an accessible format
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need versions of these documents in a more accessible format, email the supplier at marco.osullivan@kinandcarta.com. Tell them what format you need. It will help if you say what assistive technology you use.