Strategic Blue

FinOps Consultancy and Cost optimisation service

Strategic Blue can provide an independent review of your cloud cost optimisation status and provide recommendations on improvements across your full cloud estate. Examples include Cost Optimisation planning & delivery, Cost Conscious design processes, Deep Dive FinOps review, Overspend risk management or Tailored Pricing assistance.

Features

  • Flexible consultancy tuned to your needs
  • Expert advice on cloud cost optimisation
  • Can be used independently or with our reseller hosting
  • Can work with your internal support or other cloud reseller
  • Available across AWS, Azure and Google Cloud
  • Delivered by expert, accredited individuals
  • Applicable to existing or new cloud initiatives

Benefits

  • Reduce your cloud hosting costs
  • Make the most of your cloud budget
  • Independent expert review service
  • Focused just on cost saving, so no conflict of interest
  • Improve your cloud cost governance and assurance maturit
  • Add capability to your cloud centre of excellence CCoE
  • Low risk - minimal permissions required to provide recommendations

Pricing

£300 to £1,800 a person a day

Service documents

Framework

G-Cloud 12

Service ID

1 9 1 8 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 6 1 4 7

Contact

Strategic Blue Steve Old
Telephone: 02038722583
Email: digitalgov@strategic-blue.com

Planning

Planning service
Yes
How the planning service works
We carry out an audit of your current cloud commitment. Our secure systems ingest historical usage and commitment data. Our Financial Solutions Architects review the output from our analysis before interviewing technical and business stakeholders regarding their cloud procurement. The result is tailored, data-driven recommendations that will reduce and optimise costs.
We can help you increase your cloud cost effectiveness.
You may optionally use our predefined maturity package which will assess and help you increase your cloud cost maturity level from wherever you are starting from.
Planning service works with specific services
Yes
Hosting or software services the planning service works with
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google Cloud
  • Alibaba Cloud

Training

Training service provided
No

Setup and migration

Setup or migration service available
No

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing service
No

Security testing

Security services
No

Ongoing support

Ongoing support service
Yes
Types of service supported
Hosting or software provided by a third-party organisation
How the support service works
Cloud buyers receive an account manager who can will be on hand for all needs. We offer a monthly review giving Cloud buyers information about spend and our recommendations on how to reduce costs. Cloud buyers also have access to our Financial Solutions Architects, giving them a better understanding of their cloud infrastructure as a whole. Technical support is provided by the cloud vendors directly, with Strategic Blue focusing on cost optimisation.

Service scope

Service constraints
Customer facing financial queries are available Monday - Friday during normal business hours.

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
Usually within 24 hours between Monday - Friday. Over weekends there is no support.
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
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
Web chat
Web chat support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support accessibility standard
None or don’t know
How the web chat support is accessible
Web Chat enabled through Slack for registered customers
Web chat accessibility testing
NA
Support levels
All customers have an account manager available to answer billing and financial questions. Financial Solution Architect is available to support onboarding and advise on techncial aspects of cost optimisation. Business level technical support is provided by the cloud vendors.

Resellers

Supplier type
Reseller providing extra features and support
Organisation whose services are being resold
Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Other security clearance
Government security clearance
Up to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

Pricing

Price
£300 to £1,800 a person a day
Discount for educational organisations
No

Service documents