Design, Migration and Optimisation for MS Azure

Moving your services to the public cloud is not trivial, particularly if you currently provide your IT services in house. Fordway helps organisations leverage Azure, and associated services. We will design, deploy and manage your Azure services allowing you to focus on business priorities.


  • IT Consultancy to architect Azure services to your requirements
  • Harness advanced features for security
  • Supports on premise hybrid identity, password synch and federation
  • 3rd party federation using Azure AD
  • Operations Management Suite for monitoring and reporting
  • Assisted migration service into MS Azure
  • Operational and cost optimisation of Azure environments
  • Best practice design services from MS certified architects


  • Benefit from the cost savings of public cloud
  • Architected to ensure costs and workloads are sustainable and manageable
  • Scaleable services optimised to demand and work patterns
  • Improved Security Posture using the advanced features of Azure
  • Project Managed transition (Prince 2, Agile) to public cloud
  • Hand over with documentation and transfer workshops as required
  • Optional 24 x 7 service Desk
  • Fordway management available through the Microsoft CSP
  • Environment and security designs by MS certified Azure architects


£0 per unit per month

Service documents


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Richard Blanford

01483 528200


Planning service Yes
How the planning service works 1) Business requirements analysis
2) Existing infrastructure/services review and mapping for Azure environment design and migration planning
3) High level and low level solution designs
4) Security architecture and design
5) Migration planning for existing service transition to Azure
Planning service works with specific services Yes
Hosting or software services the planning service works with
  • MS Azure IaaS
  • MS Azure PaaS
  • MS Azure AD/AD Premium
  • MS Azure Functions
  • MS Azure Operations Management Suite
  • MS Azure Site Recovery
  • MS Azure Security manager


Training service provided Yes
How the training service works Ad-hoc, classroom based or online training as appropriate defined by client requirements
Training is tied to specific services Yes
Services the training service works with MS Azure Services

Setup and migration

Setup and migration
Setup or migration service available Yes
How the setup or migration service works Assisted or fully managed migration services provided - scoped and priced against client requirements
Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services Yes
List of supported services MS Azure services

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing
Quality assurance and performance testing service Yes
How the quality assurance and performance testing works QA and testing agreed as part of service migration and service operation scope.

Security testing

Security testing
Security services Yes
Security services type
  • Security strategy
  • Security risk management
  • Security design
  • Cyber security consultancy
  • Security testing
  • Security incident management
  • Security audit services
  • Other
Other security services
  • Security Monitoring and Event Analysis (as a Service)
  • PSNA approved security hosting and design
  • List N (Nuclear) Certified organisation and facilities
  • Security incident remediation
Certified security testers Yes
Security testing certifications
  • Tigerscheme
  • Cyber Scheme

Ongoing support

Ongoing support
Ongoing support service Yes
Types of service supported
  • Buyer hosting or software
  • Hosting or software provided by your organisation
  • Hosting or software provided by a third-party organisation
How the support service works All Fordway G-Cloud services;
Amazon Web Services;
MS Office 365/Intune;
MS Azure.

Service scope

Service scope
Service constraints UK Service

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times Priority 1 incident 24 x 7, 15 minute response.
Priority 2 incident 24 x 7, 1 hour response Priority 3 incident 12 x 5, 4 hour response.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility None or don’t know
Phone support Yes
Phone support availability 24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support No
Support levels 4 support levels dependent on incident priority.
Technical account management available, scope and cost dependent on client requirements.


Supplier type Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance Up to Security Clearance (SC)


Price £0 per unit per month
Discount for educational organisations No

Service documents

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