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


£300.00 to £975.00 a person a day

Service documents


G-Cloud 12

Service ID

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Fordway Richard Blanford
Telephone: 01483 528200


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

Setup and migration

Setup or migration service available
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
List of supported services
MS Azure services

Quality assurance and performance testing

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

Security testing

Security services
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
  • Virtual CISO service
Certified security testers
Security testing certifications
  • Tigerscheme
  • Cyber Scheme

Ongoing support

Ongoing support service
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 constraints
UK Service

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
Online ticketing support accessibility
None or don’t know
Phone support
Phone support availability
24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support
Support levels
4 support levels dependent on incident priority.
Technical account management available, scope and cost dependent on client requirements.


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

Staff security

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


£300.00 to £975.00 a person a day
Discount for educational organisations

Service documents