Public Cloud

Leverage and optimise Azure, Office 365, Microsoft 365, Amazon Web Services and their associated services.

Use our expertise to successfully architect, design, migrate and manage public cloud services on Azure, Office 365, Microsoft 365 and Amazon Web Services.

Use Fordway to:

  • Assess your existing applications and workloads for cloud readiness
  • Select the optimal instances for your needs
  • Ensure your disaster recovery and backup requirements are supported
  • Plan and manage migration for you
  • Optimise your services for cost, security and performance
  • Knowledge transfer to your in-house team
  • Fully service manage your public cloud instances.

Our public cloud consultancy is supported by our Strategic consultancyCloud Design and Migration, and Secure, Manage and Monitor Services which help organisations architect, deliver and manage the hybrid solutions required by their business.

Key benefits

  • Independent Expertise

    We review your business requirements to select and architect the best solution for your needs.

  • Full Lifecycle Support

    We provide the skills and expertise to help you design and migrate to cloud as well as to maintain and optimise service quality.

  • Skills Transfer

    We run workshops and transfer skills to ensure your in-house team understand their responsibilities.

  • Bridge the Gaps

    We have the tools and expertise to help you secure, monitor and manage your services across multiple suppliers.

  • Cloud Management

    Use our service management and support to provide the Service Level Management your organisation requires.

What we offer:

Design, Migration and Optimisation for public cloud

  • Strategic alignment – understand what your objectives are for moving to public cloud, what you propose to migrate into it or set up on it, and how you will measure the success of the process to ensure we achieve the outcome required.
  • Impartial guidance on which are the most effective services or versions of services to use to ensure you meet objectives.
  • How to architect and implement those services to maximise utility and minimise cost.
  • Analysis and migration recommendations whether it is possible simply to ‘lift and shift’ your existing services to Azure, or should you pursue an alternative strategy such as redevelopment or replacement to make best use of public cloud
  • How to secure those services to ensure appropriate security is configured, monitored and reporting, ensuring your organisational security policies are met.
  • The new skills and capabilities your current IT team need to learn and practice to effectively manage Azure.

Find the right solution for your needs

Our guide to making cloud manageable


Fordway are well qualified to be your guide.  We’re a Tier 1 Microsoft CSP and multi-capability MS Gold Partner.  Having specialised in IT infrastructure for nearly 30 years, we’ve been a Microsoft Gold Partner for over 20 years and have been working with cloud services for the last 10 years.  It may be your first time, it’s most definitely not ours, we’ve learnt loads and have made lots of mistakes to ensure you don’t have to.

Are you looking for specific help?

If you haven’t found what you are looking for here, get in touch with Fordway.