Strategic Blue

Cloud Cost Optimisation Maturity Assessment

An independent review of your cloud cost optimisation and governance processes to review and recommend improvements to your Cloud financial operations. We use a proven cloud cost maturity model against which we provide evidence based and actionable insight to provide assurance and maximise your investment in cloud.


  • Independent and objective assessment of Cost maturity level
  • Identification and validation of cloud cost optimisation activities
  • Develop and improve your cloud cost optimisation maturity level
  • Maturity modelling handover, mentoring and coaching
  • Financial risk exposure identification and validation
  • Available across AWS, Google & Azure


  • Understand the financial maturity model
  • Understand your financial maturity capability
  • Quantify benefits and opportunities
  • Provide a defined route for improvements
  • Improved financial and resource control and planning
  • Centralised control of organisational or market sector compliance
  • Improve your Cloud Centre of Excellence


£300 to £1,800 a person a day

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Service ID

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Strategic Blue Steve Old
Telephone: 02038722583


Planning service
How the planning service works
Our consultants will assess your current cloud cost optimisation status and maturity level, provide a statement on current capability and provide a bespoke roadmap to improve your cost optimisation maturity level.
Planning service works with specific services
Hosting or software services the planning service works with
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google Cloud
  • Alibaba Cloud


Training service provided

Setup and migration

Setup or migration service available

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing service

Security testing

Security services

Ongoing support

Ongoing support service
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
Online ticketing support accessibility
None or don’t know
Phone support
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
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.


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)


£300 to £1,800 a person a day
Discount for educational organisations

Service documents