Azure Well Architected Framework Review

Trustmarque Solutions Limited

Well Architected Framework Review of your core Azure deployment to assess the environment against the Microsoft WAF 5 pillars and generate a gap analysis, remediation strategies and recommendations.

Assessment Description

The transition to cloud infrastructure, particularly Microsoft Azure, requires a comprehensive understanding of multiple factors to ensure a seamless, cost-effective, and secure deployment. Many businesses, whether they are just embarking on their Azure journey or are looking to scale their existing setup, encounter a steep learning curve that demands specific expertise and capabilities.

This is where our professional consulting service steps in.

Introducing the Well Architected Framework Review: Your Blueprint for Azure Excellence

The WAF Framework, endorsed and recommended by Microsoft, is not just a technical checklist. It's a holistic approach, ensuring that your Azure environment isn't just operational, but is optimized according to your specific business needs and objectives.

By partnering with Trustmarque, businesses gain the advantage of:

  1. Expertise: We bring to the table a deep knowledge of Azure's best practices, and a vast experience in helping businesses align their cloud infrastructure with their goals.
  2. Tailored Strategy: While the WAF Framework is broad, we understand that each business has its own priorities. Whether you're particularly concerned about cost, or need a stronger focus on security, our workshops allow for tailored strategies that zero in on your unique needs.
  3. Guided Onboarding and Scaling: For businesses new to Azure, our service acts as a bridge, simplifying the complexities of the platform and enabling a smooth onboarding. For those looking to extend their Azure usage, we pinpoint areas of improvement and growth, ensuring that your Azure expansion is both strategic and efficient.
  4. Objective Assessment: Our gap analysis provides a clear and unbiased view of where your environment stands relative to the WAF standards. This transparency allows for informed decisions, backed by data and expert insights.
  5. Actionable Recommendations: Beyond identification, we provide actionable solutions. Our recommendations are rooted in WAF best practices, ensuring that the path forward is aligned with industry standards.

Operational Details:

  • Collaborative Approach: With an agile project management methodology, our team ensures that the evaluation process is both iterative and collaborative. Our scrum master or PM will ensure timely and efficient progress.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: We believe in involving the key players from your team right from the outset. By identifying and engaging stakeholders in the kick-off session, we ensure that the project's direction is in line with your business's broader vision.
  • Hands-on Workshops: These sessions are the cornerstone of our evaluation process. Through these workshops, we delve deep into your current environment, identifying strengths to build upon and weaknesses to address.
  • Secure Analysis: Trust and security are paramount. Our engineers will require read-only access, ensuring that your data remains uncompromised, while we gather the necessary insights for our analysis.

The Deliverables of this assessment are:

Workshops to cover the following areas and assess the requirements in relation to your business and applications:

  1. Reliability – Ensure resiliency, recoverability, and availability.
  2. Cost – Maximise cost savings, u=budgeting and alerting.
  3. Operational Excellence – Ensure services are always running.
  4. Performance Efficiency – Optimising performance and scalability oy out cloud solutions.
  5. Security – Assess core configuration against governance requirements.

In conclusion, Trustmarque's professional consulting service is more than just an review. It's a partnership aimed at ensuring your Azure journey is strategically aligned, optimized, and secure. With our expertise, you're not just leveraging Azure's capabilities; you're maximizing them.