Jisc Services Ltd

Cloud Architectural Review

The Jisc Cloud Architectural Review audits your current public cloud estate and associated operational processes against your business objectives from the perspectives of operations, security, reliability, performance and cost optimisation. It then makes architectural and operational recommendations with respect to cost-benefit, best practices, processes, implementation approaches and timescales.


  • Best-in-class technology advice, engineering and support
  • UK based cloud consultants and architects with 15 years’ experience
  • Support for your business case and planning your digital transformation
  • A one-day ‘on-premise’ set of meetings
  • A structured approach to discovery, assessment and articulation
  • Considers current public cloud usage and associated operational processes
  • Cloud Architectural Review report including summary, assessment and options
  • Cost-benefit analysis of options for improvement
  • Microsoft CSP, AWS and Google Cloud Platform partners
  • AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform architectural review


  • Impartial advice based on over 15 years hosting experience
  • Understand the cost-benefit of refining your cloud deployments
  • Uncover opportunities to improve operations and security
  • Find ways to reduce costs and improve value for money
  • Improve your alignment with Azure, AWS and GCP best practice
  • Trusted technology advisor and ally of the public sector
  • Aligned values and knowledge transfer at every step
  • Cloud, security and cost auditing of Azure, AWS and GCP
  • Optimisation of cloud including IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, serverless and hybrid
  • Cloud health check and monitoring


£800 to £1,200 a person a day

Service documents


G-Cloud 12

Service ID

7 4 6 0 1 4 1 0 8 1 5 5 3 0 6


Jisc Services Ltd Jisc helpdesk
Telephone: 03003002212
Email: help@jisc.ac.uk


Planning service


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
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 your organisation
  • Hosting or software provided by a third-party organisation
How the support service works
Under our related managed service products, also listed in G-Cloud, we offer support for both hosting and software. These services include Managed AWS, Managed Azure, Managed GCP, Managed Database and Managed Office 365. Services are supported by Jisc's in-house team of cloud support engineers, backed up by specialist subject matter experts covering fields such as networks, security and applications.

Service scope

Service constraints
The service is provided during core business hours (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, excluding national holidays). The service excludes travel and subsistence costs.

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
8 hours (i.e. 1 working day)
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
All service requests and change requests can be raised via web chat.
Web chat accessibility testing
Support levels
When buying professional services from Jisc you will usually engage directly with our Cloud Consultants and AWS, Azure or GCP Solutions Architects. We provide a service desk for our managed services customers but this is treated as a fall-back method of contacting us for this service. The response time indicated above (8 hours) is for a response from your nominated Cloud Consultant or Solutions Architect.


Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Other security clearance
Government security clearance
Up to Security Clearance (SC)


£800 to £1,200 a person a day
Discount for educational organisations

Service documents