Six Degrees Technology Group Limited

Cloud Adoption Framework: Cloud Strategy Workshop *Free*

Six Degrees Secure Cloud Adoption Framework strategy is designed to help you understand business priorities including security and uncover factors that could effectively influence your cloud strategy. Our half-day free workshop engages your stakeholders to be well informed of cloud options, governance and IT requirements to help shape business strategy.

Features

  • Microsoft Azure Public Cloud 101 session
  • Six Degrees Public Sector or Private Cloud 101 session
  • Understand motivations and objectives to cloud
  • Six Degrees and Microsoft Azure commercial benefit and flexibility
  • Cloud Adoption Framework session
  • Security, governance and shared responsibility in the cloud
  • Backup and disaster recovery in the cloud

Benefits

  • Align cloud strategy across organisation to support transformation
  • Align to in-house skills available and partnership requirement
  • Initial view of potential workloads for cloud
  • Secure and resilient architecture
  • Common view of cloud concepts, benefits and adoption fears
  • Cloud best practices and governance requirements
  • Secure for Central Government, Justice and Blue Light, and Healthcare

Pricing

£0.00 a unit an hour

  • Education pricing available

Service documents

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Framework

G-Cloud 12

Service ID

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

Contact

Six Degrees Technology Group Limited Rob Walton
Telephone: 07813303485
Email: publicsector.sales@6dg.co.uk

Planning

Planning service
Yes
How the planning service works
Six Degrees Cloud Adoption Framework is aligned to Microsoft and is a proven cloud adoption journey used across our customers.

Capture and Consult:
Phase 1: Strategy
Understand your objectives, and align your business units and stakeholders throughout your entire transformation journey.
Phase 2: Assessment
Gather data that will support your business case, estimate transition requirements and confirm priorities.

Transform and Harden:
Phase 3: Plan
Gather assessment data, conduct consultative workshops and create a proposal that includes high-level plans and cost estimate options.
Phase 4: Pre-Migrate
Establish a cloud landing zone, and ensure pre-requisites are captured and post-migration tests in-place to measure success criteria.
Phase 5: Migrate
Perform the migration and post-migration review. Document risks, workarounds and lessons learned to improve processes on subsequent phases.

Manage and Optimise:
Phase 6: Govern
Implement governance best practices and retention periods ready for robust management.
Phase 7: Manage
Monitor health availability and performance workload trends and advise on optimum performance and cost efficiency.
Phase 8: Innovate
Evangelise on workload automation, efficiency and integration to enhance cloud maturity and user experience.

Defend and Recover:
Phase 9: Integration between cloud environment and cyber SOC to provide continuous threat monitoring, remediation and prevention.
Planning service works with specific services
Yes
Hosting or software services the planning service works with
  • Microsoft Azure Public Cloud
  • Six Degrees Enterprise or Private Cloud
  • Six Degrees Public Sector Cloud (Community Cloud)
  • Amazon AWS Public Cloud
  • Six Degrees Public Sector Cloud or ARK

Training

Training service provided
Yes
How the training service works
Training around the designed and implemented solution by Six Degrees, including management portals.
We also partner with accredited training vendor to provide Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS and other cloud specific courses.
Training is tied to specific services
Yes
Services the training service works with
  • Microsoft Azure Public Cloud
  • Six Degrees Enterprise or Private Cloud
  • Six Degrees Public Sector Cloud
  • Amazon AWS Public Cloud
  • Six Degrees Public Sector Cloud (Community Cloud)

Setup and migration

Setup or migration service available
Yes
How the setup or migration service works
Six Degrees Cloud Adoption Framework is aligned to Microsoft and is a proven cloud migration journey used across our customers.

Capture and Consult:
Phase 1: Strategy
Understand your objectives, and align your business units and stakeholders throughout your entire transformation journey.
Phase 2: Assessment
Gather data that will support your business case, estimate transition requirements and confirm priorities.

Transform and Harden:
Phase 3: Plan
Gather assessment data, conduct consultative workshops and create a proposal that includes high-level plans and cost estimate options.
Phase 4: Pre-Migrate
Establish a cloud landing zone, and ensure pre-requisites are captured and post-migration tests in-place to measure success criteria.
Phase 5: Migrate
Perform the migration and post-migration review. Document risks, workarounds and lessons learned to improve processes on subsequent phases.

Manage and Optimise:
Phase 6: Govern
Implement governance best practices and retention periods ready for robust management.
Phase 7: Manage
Monitor health availability and performance workload trends and advise on optimum performance and cost efficiency.
Phase 8: Innovate
Evangelise on workload automation, efficiency and integration to enhance cloud maturity and user experience.

Defend and Recover:
Phase 9: Integration between cloud environment and cyber SOC to provide continuous threat monitoring, remediation and prevention.
Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services
Yes
List of supported services
  • Microsoft Azure Public Cloud
  • Six Degrees Enterprise or Private Cloud
  • Six Degrees Public Sector Cloud
  • Amazon AWS Public Cloud

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing service
Yes
How the quality assurance and performance testing works
Six Degrees can provide penetration and vulnerability assessment and testing, along with some of the quality assurance testing internally. Other more specific performance or load testing is done via a 3rd party provider.

Security testing

Security services
Yes
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
  • Azure Security Center or industry standard security posture review
  • Penetration testing by certified independent security tester
  • Azure Sentinel SIEM integration to cloud platform
  • Vulnerability assessment by certified security professional
Certified security testers
Yes
Security testing certifications
  • CHECK
  • CREST
  • Tigerscheme
  • Cyber Scheme

Ongoing support

Ongoing support service
Yes
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
Six Degrees Cloud Support Service is based in the United Kingdom with 24x7 support. Below are a number of key areas included in our support service:

1) Incident Management
2) Major Incident Management
3) Technical Query Requests
4) Service Requests
5) Solution Implementation and Delivery
6) Change Management
7) Scheduled Maintenance
8) Problem Management
9) Capacity Management
10) Service Continuity Management
11) Complaints Process
12) Escalation Progression Matrix
13) Six Degrees Contact Process
14) Incident Prioritisation
15) Key Performance Indicators
16) Target Response Times by Product Types
17) 3rd Party Partner Support
18) Microsoft Premier Support
19) Other Vendor Support

Third party providers are used to complement Six Degrees to ensure buyers are provided with best in-class experience and skills.

Service scope

Service constraints
Buyers will need to abide by 3rd party hosting platform e.g. Microsoft Azure agreement, rules and engagement.

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
Quickest target response time is 30 minutes. Typically, the response time are driven by ticket priority and severity.
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
24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support
Web chat
Web chat support availability
24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support accessibility standard
WCAG 2.1 A
Web chat accessibility testing
None.
Support levels
Typically, Essential or Advanced with adhoc or additional request charged separately.
1) Essential - Default level with Six Degrees defined alerting and monitoring threshold and Microsoft Premier Support.
2) Advanced - All available in Essential level plus custom performance monitoring and alerting requirement and runbook capability with annual best practice and optimisation review.
Please see our managed services pricing guide for further details.

Resellers

Supplier type
Reseller providing extra features and support
Organisation whose services are being resold
Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS Public Cloud

Staff security

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

Pricing

Price
£0.00 a unit an hour
Discount for educational organisations
Yes

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 publicsector.sales@6dg.co.uk. Tell them what format you need. It will help if you say what assistive technology you use.