Methods Business and Digital Technology Limited

Amazon Web Services / Microsoft Azure – Well Architected Review

The Methods Well-Architected Framework has been developed to help you build secure,high-performing,resilient,efficient cloud infrastructure for your applications.

Methods leverages its knowledge and experience of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure platform to provide comprehensive review of solutions architected on the platform encompassing operational excellence,security,reliability,performance efficiency and cost optimisation.

Features

  • Maturity state assessment against latest guidelines from Microsoft/Amazon
  • Architectural strategy, Roadmaps and transition/migration planning
  • Evaluation/advice on adoption of Cloud approaches: IaaS, PaaS & SaaS
  • Collaborative consideration of ROI for cloud-based infrastructure
  • Development of service strategy to maintain and support cloud architecture
  • Development of integration strategy for multi-sourced, disaggregated environments
  • Consideration of Security management for Private, Public and Hybrid environments
  • Network architecture solutions to G-Cloud PSN, N3, GSi, CJX standards
  • Production of infrastructure design artefacts
  • Teams supplied pre-cleared up to and including SC/DV

Benefits

  • Real world experience delivering Digital, Agile and Cloud projects
  • Learn best practices and influence future architecture patterns
  • Help-increase security posture of provisioned applications and services
  • Improve reliability and identify/improve efficiency by optimisation
  • Optimise costs
  • Build and deploy services faster
  • Established regional offices to supplement on-site teams’ capacity
  • Flexible commercial model: T&M, capped T&M, deliverables/outcome based delivery
  • Teams supplied pre-cleared up to and including SC/DV
  • Swift deployment of teams to multiple UK sites if required

Pricing

£250 a person a day

Service documents

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Framework

G-Cloud 12

Service ID

1 9 2 1 6 1 6 7 2 9 8 9 2 9 0

Contact

Methods Business and Digital Technology Limited Bid Team
Telephone: 020 7240 1121
Email: gcloud@methods.co.uk

Planning

Planning service
Yes
How the planning service works
We provide a comprehensive planning service to support the implementation of cloud hosting or cloud software. We conduct a variety of analysis and discovery techniques to understand your user needs and business requirements (both functional and non-functional). This allows us to create a robust plan to safely transition your legacy estate to cloud hosting and/or software services. Our focus remains on designing user-focused solutions that are secure, scalable and built on open standards. We have years of experiencing supporting our clients to strategically plan how they embrace the opportunities of moving towards the cloud. We’ve partnered with the best of breed cloud technology suppliers to ensure our clients move towards leading digital technology platforms.
Planning service works with specific services
Yes
Hosting or software services the planning service works with
Amazon Web Services

Training

Training service provided
Yes
How the training service works
We provide a comprehensive training service to support the successful adoption of your cloud services. We can provide a range of training options from on-site one-to-one coaching, facilitated group training sessions, video tutorials, training documentation and video conference training sessions. We work closely with our clients to fully understand their training needs and build a customised approach to ensure you transition to cloud services is successful. We’ve partnered with the best of breed cloud technology suppliers to ensure our clients move towards leading digital technology platforms. We have built expertise in conducting training on these key platforms (E.g. Salesforce and Amazon Web Services), as well as coaching clients to adopt open code approaches using modern DevOps tools (E.g. Docker, GitHub etc.).
Training is tied to specific services
Yes
Services the training service works with
Amazon Web Services

Setup and migration

Setup or migration service available
Yes
How the setup or migration service works
We provide a comprehensive quality assurance and performance testing service for our cloud hosting and software development. This is offered throughout the entire lifecycle of our product development to ensure we provide our clients with robust, secure and scalable solutions to meet their needs. We offer quality assurance for both our own work and our clients by conducting code reviews, cloud environment assessments and architectural reviews. We conduct a range of testing services to ensure our cloud services are performing to required level of standards for our clients. This includes, user acceptance testing, penetration testing, automated deployment testing, infrastructure monitoring and API monitoring.
Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services
Yes
List of supported services
Amazon Web Services

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing service
Yes
How the quality assurance and performance testing works
We provide a comprehensive quality assurance and performance testing service for our cloud hosting and software development. This is offered throughout the entire lifecycle of our product development to ensure we provide our clients with robust, secure and scalable solutions to meet their needs. We offer quality assurance for both our own work and our clients by conducting code reviews, cloud environment assessments and architectural reviews. We conduct a range of testing services to ensure our cloud services are performing to required level of standards for our clients. This includes, user acceptance testing, penetration testing, automated deployment testing, infrastructure monitoring and API monitoring.

Security testing

Security services
Yes
Security services type
  • Security strategy
  • Security risk management
  • Security design
  • Cyber security consultancy
  • Security testing
Certified security testers
Yes
Security testing certifications
  • CREST
  • Tigerscheme
  • Cyber Scheme
  • Other
Other security testing certifications
  • Cyber Essentials Plus
  • Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge
  • Certified Cloud Security Professional
  • CESG
  • ISO27001
  • Meet NCSC requirements for certified professional cyber services companies

Ongoing support

Ongoing support service
Yes
Types of service supported
  • Buyer hosting or software
  • Hosting or software provided by your organisation
How the support service works
Our expert cloud managed services are designed to ensure the maximum project success and ROI. We deploy into the cloud and develop open-source based software for cloud operations, as well as Salesforce CRM. Our managed services team takes over from our developers and consultants to ensure full support in beta and production. Our 24-hour services packages reduce risk and cost to an organisation and improve customer satisfaction. Services are ITIL v3 based with full Service Management, and cover:
- 1st line end user support and service desk
- 2nd line cloud and applications support
- 3rd line technical and developer support for incident fixes and ongoing change
Our managed services cover all of the above. We can support existing on-premise technology and software, as well as solutions designed and delivered by Methods.

Service scope

Service constraints
Yes - Limited to Amazon Web Services

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
SLA to be agreed with client
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility
WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549
Phone support
Yes
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
Yes, at an extra cost
Web chat support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support accessibility standard
WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549
Web chat accessibility testing
N/A
Support levels
Our support levels include onsite, email and telephone assistance for incident logging and end-user support/service requests. Our projects typically employ an account management structure as as part of our delivery, support and quality assurance processes.

Resellers

Supplier type
Reseller providing extra features and support
Organisation whose services are being resold
Amazon Web Services

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Pricing

Price
£250 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 gcloud@methods.co.uk. Tell them what format you need. It will help if you say what assistive technology you use.