Rowden Technologies Ltd

Dev Tools

The Rowden Software Development Environment (SDE) is a cloud hosted collaborative working environment which provides software developers access to industry leading software development, testing and deployment tools. The SDE is flexible and built to specification service conforming to NCSC guidelines for OFFICIAL and OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE data that can be accessed worldwide.

Features

  • Agile-based techniques and methods as standard
  • Code Analysis Tools with continuous code inspection
  • Source Code Repository provided by cloud hosted GitLab
  • Nexus Package Repository: Single source of truth
  • Mattermost: flexible, open source messaging platform
  • Highly scalable, fault tolerant UK cloud hosted environment
  • User access to data at any point
  • Customisable VPN scalable from single applications to system wide
  • Encryption Key management is provided as a core service

Benefits

  • Tailored Agile-based development
  • Accredited Cloud infrastructure in UK data centres
  • End-to-end secure managed solution
  • Fully managed NCSC Cloud Security Principles
  • Autoscaling, fault tolerant service by design
  • Automatic failover utilising high end clustering technology
  • Continuous Code analysis reduces errors later in production
  • Mixed Waterfall / Agile approaches are supported

Pricing

£14,100.00 an instance

Service documents

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Framework

G-Cloud 13

Service ID

3 6 3 2 0 7 9 6 5 6 9 9 2 5 9

Contact

Rowden Technologies Ltd Sales Team
Telephone: +44 (0) 117 4285759
Email: sales@rowdentech.com

Planning

Planning service
Yes
How the planning service works
Rowden believe that no two problems are the same, our planning for both cloud hosted and software services focuses on identification of specific client problems rather than asking for a requirement set. This allows us to priorities and adjust delivery objectives in and agile manner. A buyer will be invited to multiple workshops conducted both on-site and at Rowden to understand the problem. Prototype solutions and capability demonstrators will be used to increase the buyers awareness of the solution space before delivery of a final solution is suggested.
Planning service works with specific services
No

Training

Training service provided
Yes
How the training service works
We deliver training in various forms during the entire process from requirement capture through to migration and ongoing service delivery. This includes in-person and virtual courses to users in the UK and overseas. We also deliver train-the-trainer courses to allow MOD to conduct further training themselves without continued dependence on us.
Training is tied to specific services
No

Setup and migration

Setup or migration service available
Yes
How the setup or migration service works
Rowden have both automated and specialist migrations services that are used to ensure efficient and cost effect migration between cloud services is achieved. In all cases Rowden will conduct scoping activity to confirm the buyers requirements before setting up pre-production runs. Where possible migration between cloud services or environments will not impact the end users as service uptime will be maintained, where this is not possible the migration activity may be carried out in quiet periods or out of core hours. Rowden will often provide a roll back service where the migration is expected to be significantly challenging to ensure business activity remains un-effected.
Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services
No

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing service
Yes
How the quality assurance and performance testing works
Performance testing and quality assurance are conducted during relevant stages of the build or migration. A bespoke quality assurance and test plan is developed in conjunction with the buyer to ensure all areas of the capability or migration are tested and assured. Examples of performance tests that may be conducted are: Load test, Stress test, Browser test, Latency test, Targeted infrastructure test, Failover test, Capacity test, Soak test.

Security testing

Security services
Yes
Security services type
  • Security strategy
  • Security risk management
  • Security design
  • Cyber security consultancy
  • Security testing
  • Security incident management
  • Security audit services
Certified security testers
No

Ongoing support

Ongoing support service
Yes
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
Rowden are able to support a variety of hosting and software services including, GitHub, Jira, OwnCloud, as well as bespoke situational awareness capabilities. Rowden will provide on-prem hosting at List-X if required services cannot be fully migrated to the cloud.

Service scope

Service constraints
There are no specific constraints applied to the service. The buyer will be consulted with any constraints that arise from the requirements capture.

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
Response times are dependent on service level agreements as agreed with the buyer. Flexible response times can be provided allowing users to ensure support is available when needed, including for operational deployments.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility
None or don’t know
Phone support
Yes
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
No
Support levels
All support is coordinated by each dedicated customer technical account manager and levels are agreed on a customer-by-customer basis. We only charge a premium for 24/7 support and this at 200% of normal hours rates.

Resellers

Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2019
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
No
ISO 28000:2007 certification
No
CSA STAR certification
No
PCI certification
No
Cyber essentials
Yes
Cyber essentials plus
Yes
Other security certifications
Yes
Any other security certifications
Ethical Hacker V8

Social Value

Fighting climate change

Fighting climate change

Rowden Technologies Ltd is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050 or sooner. Rowden uses spend analysis to understand its carbon footprint. Spend analysis applies carbon intensity factors to procurement categories (such as postage, accommodation, electricity, travel, etc.) to estimate a carbon footprint. This approach is widely used and is recognised by the GHG Protocol. Rowden uses Spherics carbon accounting software to assess its emissions. Rowden’s target is to reduce its emissions by 25% based on per head calculations by 2030. Rowden operates two carbon offsetting schemes. Over the past 14 months Rowden has worked with its partner Ecologi to plant 7300 trees and offset 533.37 tons of CO2. Rowden has supported climate projects across the globe, including peatland restoration and conservation in Indonesia, generating clean electricity from hydropower in India and onshore wind energy generation in Taiwan. Our progress can be viewed here: https://ecologi.com/rowdentechnologiesltd As part of Rowden’s commitment to being a next generation systems integrator, we take managing our environmental impact very seriously. The following initiatives demonstrate some of our key carbon reduction or offsetting initiatives that are currently. Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Rowden has built Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging infrastructure at its Bristol HQ. While Rowden currently does not own any vehicles, EVs will be prioritised as part of any vehicle procurement initiatives. Rowden encourages active travel to work through cycle to work schemes and cycling infrastructure. Reducing the impact of our HQ site Rowden’s sustainability champions run campaigns focused on reducing energy use at Rowden HQ, including reducing evening and weekend energy consumption. The office has been designed with sustainability in mind, including using automatically controlled lighting and energy efficient evaporative air-cooling systems. Recycling is prioritised and measured.
Wellbeing

Wellbeing

Rowden has numerous policies and practices that specifically encourage health and wellbeing in the workplace. A selection of these are outlined below: Board-level commitment to the importance of health and wellbeing at work. Good physical workplace conditions, including on-site gym and ‘wellness room’. Mental health resources, such as ‘wellness action plans’ and access to employee assistance programs. Health-focused benefits such as company sick pay, a cash plan for routine health expenses and income protection insurance. Financial wellbeing platform, with one on one financial coaching Open communication about mental health – e.g. training for line managers, embedding mental health and wellbeing questions into 121s, sharing resources with employees, signposting additional support, etc. Commitment to inclusion in the workplace, outlined in an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy. Cycle-to-work scheme and facilities for active travel to work. Hybrid working and flexibility with office hours. Healthy lunch and snacks provided for all employees every day. Strong focus on culture and cooperative team behaviours, as well as a focus on dealing with conflict maturely and respectfully, and supporting one another. Implementation of employee voice mechanisms, allowing employees to have feedback on issues related to their employment. Strong Covid-19 response – with an emphasis focus on communication, employee feedback and mental health considerations.

Pricing

Price
£14,100.00 an instance
Discount for educational organisations
No

Service documents

Request an accessible format
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need versions of these documents in a more accessible format, email the supplier at sales@rowdentech.com. Tell them what format you need. It will help if you say what assistive technology you use.