Cloud Native Architecture Roadmap

Kin + Carta works to define a target architecture and delivery roadmap that aligns new and existing applications with cloud native best practices. We will analyse the technology and development approach used by your teams, making recommendations on how to incrementally evolve your solutions now and in the future.


  • Discovery through team observations and interviews
  • Documentation review
  • Definition of clear architecture vision
  • Agnostic evaluation of solution providers for tooling, hosting and frameworks
  • Prioritised roadmap of initiatives to deliver target architecture
  • Established prioritisation framework that can be used ongoing
  • Workshops and training materials to establish baseline understanding of concepts
  • Recommended delivery plan, including options for staffing
  • Data mapping to target architecture


  • Collaborative roadmap definition establishes alignment across key stakeholders
  • Upskill your staff by working together in an integrated team
  • A clear path to adoption of cost-effective cloud services
  • Ability to provide teams to support ongoing delivery of roadmap
  • Establish practices that enable faster development cycles and frequent releases
  • Make applications easier to test and more predictable, boosting quality
  • Improved modularity of systems making new technology adoption easier
  • Data catalogue to identify architecture needs and quality processes


£740 to £2,000 a person a day

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G-Cloud 12

Service ID

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Telephone: 07710020516


Planning service
How the planning service works
We take a business and customer outcomes approach to understand the benefits and priorities for improving the existing product or service and for straight modernisation of existing services. We will research the business, market, customers and technology to understand the current-state, painpoints and opportunities for improvement.

We assess business operations, looking for efficiencies of services using technological and non-technological solutions. We assess the organisation's readiness and capabilities to adopt new practices and plan strategies for change and adoption.

We assess cloud hosting suppliers for best-fit, including multi-cloud approaches. We model these on costs, business benefits, features, existing organisational adoption and experience and a variety of other non-functional requirements, drawing up a comparable options matrix with recommendations.

We identify target state and prioritise a roadmap. We assess build/buy/modify and options that enable speed to value, whilst maintaining flexibiltiy and reducing costs.

We run proof of concepts for architecturally risky considerations and plan further mitigation strategies.

We may be able to provide immediate recommendations on cost-savings through minor adjustments and configuration.

We will propose clear next-steps that will realise benefits quickly and rapidly validate a deeper cloud modernisation approach, usually delivering value and knowledge within 3 months.
Planning service works with specific services


Training service provided

Setup and migration

Setup or migration service available
How the setup or migration service works
During the discovery phase, there will be a detailed analysis of the existing technology estate that is relevant to the service being designed or modified. As requirements of the service begin to emerge throughout the define phase, our team will work to begin an evolutionary architecture strategy.

As part of this strategy, the team will make recommendations on the to-be architecture and, where appropriate, develop a migration plan for existing services. Where existing cloud strategy is present, our team will perform a detailed assessment and selection of cloud technologies and platforms, aligned with the long term needs and outcomes of the service.

During architecture elaboration, the team will consider the needs of dependent technology in context of the future plans for the service. We support a wide range of scenarios:

Migration from legacy on-prem technology estates to cloud,
Migration between cloud services,
Modernisation and evolution of services currently hosted on cloud,
Multi-cloud deployments,
Migration to new hosting strategies such as containers, cloud-functions.

We have deep experience and partnerships with Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, VMware and Amazon Web Services. They have led cloud infrastructure design, microservice modernisation, cloud native and DevOps practice transformations for some of the world's biggest enterprise organisations.
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
We take an integrated approach to delivering quality. Every member of our cross-functional teams is involved - from Product Owners and Strategists to Designers, Developers and Testers. We believe quality requires high standards and attention to detail at every stage of delivery, and a range of tools and techniques. Throughout our iterative development process, we continuously apply a range of testing techniques and methodologies covering behavioural, functional, exploratory, regression, performance, security, usability and accessibility. These are applied on both a manual and automated basis. Test automation is not treated as a siloed discipline but a capability spread across engineers of all disciplines. This allows us to build automated tests in at the right level (unit, integration, snapshot, api, UI, performance and end to end) as we build software. We design our cloud based solutions on a principle of high observability, ensuring techniques such as automated logging, reporting and alerting are configured based on well defined KPIs.

Security testing

Security services
Security services type
  • Security strategy
  • Security design

Ongoing support

Ongoing support service
Types of service supported
Hosting or software provided by your organisation
How the support service works
As we work with your team to discover, define and develop your cloud products and services, considering the long-term plan for operation and support will be key in achieving its outcomes and meeting organisational service resilience standards.

As the product or service evolves towards live, our team will work with your product and operational leaders to ensure that there is clarity in the desired operational KPIs, and the operational model through which it will run. This will inform a clear set of functional and non-functional requirements that ensure the service is built with resilience and operation in mind.

We can play various roles in support; from advising on the appropriate operating model to ensure service resilience, training your existing support function, through to putting in place dedicated teams with well defined SLAs to execute on the model.

We have a wealth of experience supporting cloud platforms and products, delivering high criticality support at 2nd and 3rd line, up to 24/7, using both in-team DevOps enabled support and dedicated service desks.

Service scope

Service constraints
There are no significant constraints within the context of this service offering.

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Phone support
Web chat support
Support levels
As this service is focused on consultancy, there is a continual level of close engagement with the client, typically on a daily basis. Whilst active on an engagement, our entire team will always be available for discussion and support activities.

Part of developing the ongoing support model for the service will include designing a provision for user support.


Supplier type
Reseller providing extra features and support
Organisation whose services are being resold
Microsoft, Google Cloud, G-Suite, HCL, Acoustic, VMware Tanzu, IBM

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Other security clearance
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)


£740 to £2,000 a person a day
Discount for educational organisations

Service documents

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