Azure Landing Zone (Foundational)

Shaping Cloud

Start using Azure with Shaping Cloud's Foundational Landing Zone solution

Confidently adopt cloud services with a Foundational Landing Zone that sets up the services you need to secure, operate, and govern your Azure environment.

Start small and expand by deploying a minimum valuable product quickly. A Foundational Landing Zone will focus on one of the CAF methodologies (Govern, Secure, Manage, or Ready). Shaping Cloud will develop a landing zone covering the following design areas:

Networking: Create the network that will support your cloud infrastructure.

Security: Protect and monitor though configuring resource-based security controls.

Identity: Use your existing AAD, groups and users to deploy and access your landing zone.

Governance: Create or use an existing subscription to implement baseline policies to meet sovereignty requirements, restrict resource deployment and require logging and monitoring on resources.

Operations: Create Azure Monitor, Azure Recovery Service Vault, and backup policies. Optimise resources with standard cost management, tagging, and alerting.


There are three core phases to deliver the Foundational Azure Landing Zone:

Design High level discovery of the current environment and development of the landing zone solution design.

Deploy Shaping Cloud will develop infrastructure as code (IaC) with your teams to deploy the landing zone and align your organisation’s adoption of Azure with Microsoft best practice.

Review We will review the solution with you and present recommended next steps.

Foundational Landing Zone Deliverables

  • Landing Zone design documentation and code
  • Deployed Foundational Landing Zone
  • Knowledge transfer with the internal team
  • Recommendations for the next steps that will accelerate your cloud journey.

When to use a Foundational Landing Zone

Whether you are using Azure for the first time or want to strengthen your existing Azure environment a Foundational landing zone will help accelerate your adoption of the cloud, optimise your use of Azure, align your organisation with Microsoft best practice and improve your management and governance.

The Foundational Landing Zone service offering is best for minimum subscription models, standard requirements, or small organisations. Shaping Cloud have an Enterprise scale Landing Zone offering for more complex larger-scale deployments. You can develop the landing zone with further iterations of the Foundational Landing Zone service offering a deep dive into each area of the CAF methodology. For Example, Foundational Landing Zone (Secure) develops and matures your security services to meet organisational needs.

Govern (1 Week) -> Secure (1 Week) -> Manage (1 Week) -> Ready (1 Week) delivering a mature Azure Landing Zone deployment that is production ready.

Why Shaping Cloud?

Tailored to you: We listen to you and design the solution based on your organisational needs.

Experienced Team: Shaping Cloud are a multi-Gold Microsoft Partner with 10 years experience in Microsoft technology. All of our team are Microsoft certified with extensive technical and consulting expertise. We also have a breadth of experience delivering landing zones for both private and public sector including Legal , Central & local Government & healthcare.

Working in partnership: We work in partnership with your teams so that they can continue to build from what has been implemented.


Engagement time and cost may vary depending on customer requirements.