Astute IT Limited

CSAS (Cloud Strategy Advisory Service)

CSAS (Cloud Strategy Advisory Service) is a cloud transformation service from IT legacy infrastructure to a hybrid public, private or public cloud subscription based model.

Astute IT has a proven public sector low cost approach to identifying the best possible private, public and hybrid cloud mix for your cloud journey.


  • Astute IT Are Cloud Specialists In Public Sector
  • Low Impact On Existing Resources
  • Reduced Risk In Transformation
  • Strategic Alignment
  • Design & Selection On Cloud Services
  • Transformation Programme Management
  • Agile Methodology
  • Future Resource Road-mapping
  • Cloud Management Automation Advice
  • Industry Sector Knowledge


  • Implementing Governance & Policies
  • Optimise Investment
  • Accelerate Strategy Alignment
  • Reduced Risk
  • Low Cost Approach
  • Low Impact On Resource Pool
  • On-going Support & Management Options
  • Formal Handover Process To BAU
  • Clear Cloud Resource Ownership
  • Path To Automation Identified


£350 to £1,250 a person a day

  • Education pricing available

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Astute IT Limited Colin Woodford
Telephone: 07809 838 839


Planning service
How the planning service works
Astute IT are experts at Cloud Management, with our team of certified FinOps Practitioners we take control and ownership alongside your team to determine and advise on the correct cloud strategy and transformation programme from legacy IT infrastructure.

- Establish and interview stakeholders (e.g. IT, Finance, Operations, Legal, Security and User Community)
- Understanding current cloud management and environment
- Discussion with CTO/IT on existing IT infrastructure and any cloud roadmap and migration plans

Our approach consists of:
- Review the cloud capacity and infrastructure to deliver new cloud strategy
- Examining the feasibility of meeting privacy, regulatory and security challenges
- Considering the scalability and performance needs of the new cloud strategy
- Assessment on the clients resource pool and delivery capability of any strategy recommended by Astute IT
- Supporting the creation of business cases and return on investment (ROI) impact on budgets
- Operating the "Astute IT Way" methodology to the programme based on an Agile approach
- Utilising FinOps trained and accredited practitioners in Financial Cloud Management
- Deploying resources with at least 5 years experience in IT infrastructure transformation and cloud management
Planning service works with specific services


Training service provided
How the training service works
Astute IT provides an additional service which can assist in training a client on how to successfully manage and run a Cloud Service. This is part of the CMaaS (Cloud Management as a Service) module.
Training is tied to specific services

Setup and migration

Setup or migration service available
How the setup or migration service works
Astute IT will be with you throughout your cloud journey, we specialise in IT Transformation programmes and assign experienced and dedicated teams of FinOps practitioners, programme and project management and business analysts to ensure successful cloud adoption and migration.

As part of our approach, we:
Introduce and embed best practice standards alongside FinOps.
Create new cloud management framework and terms of reference
Confirm key cloud ownership
Establish core migration and cloud runbooks
Identify key pillars to unlock cloud cost savings
Initiate clear policing for labelling and configuration

Our Programme Management Methodology
- Discover : Assessment through bottom up and top down approach to infrastructure and service inventory, capability and interdependency
- Design: Definition of the target operating model and architectural standards for on and off-prem strategy
- Develop: Define the migration consistency and architecture groups, waves, RACI and governance
- Deploy: HLD, LLD, BOMs, RfPs, build out and commissioning of the baseline white space (if required), network, storage and compute
- Deliver: Migration execution. Successfully migrating services to the new cloud service including private, hybrid or public cloud
Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing service
How the quality assurance and performance testing works
Astute IT will work with your technology teams to ensure that all business, technical and strategic requirements are clearly understood. We will work closely with technical teams to test performance metrics and ensure these are met before production services are moved to the cloud.

Security testing

Security services
Security services type
  • Security strategy
  • Security risk management
  • Security design
  • Cyber security consultancy

Ongoing support

Ongoing support service
Types of service supported
  • Buyer hosting or software
  • Hosting or software provided by a third-party organisation
How the support service works
CMaaS (Cloud Management as a Service) is available from Astute IT at additional cost.

Service scope

Service constraints
Astute IT provides both on-site and remote support and are not aware of any service constraints on the Astute IT CSAS services.

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Phone support
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
Support levels
Astute IT can provide varying levels of support, this will follow the programme escalation matrix for the services we provide. We will provide on-site consultancy, telephone and email support during the service.


Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

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


£350 to £1,250 a person a day
Discount for educational organisations

Service documents

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