Azure Data Platform
End-to-end data platform incorporating all aspects of the data management requirement. ETL, processing, storage, analytics, data science.
- Fully managed relational databases with Azure SQL Database
- Data orchastration with Data Factory
- Fully managed analytics service with Data Lake Analytics
- Massively scalable, secure data lake functionality with Data Lake Storage
- Fully managed, elastic data warehouse with Azure SQL Data Warehouse
- Petabyte scale with massively parallel processing
- Scale compute and storage resources rapidly and independently
- Integrate seamlessly with each other
- Only pay for what you use
£0.01 per virtual machine
- Pricing document
- Skills Framework for the Information Age rate card
- Service definition document
- Terms and conditions
|Service constraints||No service constraints|
|System requirements||Cloud subscriptions - Jarmany can provide|
|Email or online ticketing support||Email or online ticketing|
|Support response times||SLAs vary according to the agreed client requirements.|
|User can manage status and priority of support tickets||No|
|Web chat support||No|
|Onsite support||Yes, at extra cost|
|Support levels||SLAs vary depending on the agreed client requirements. All support costs are factored into any monthly management charge. Support is managed by a central technical team; escalation routes will be provided.|
|Support available to third parties||Yes|
Onboarding and offboarding
Jarmany can provide any of the following elements to help you get started:
1) Initial scoping of requirements
2) Setup, deployment & testing
3) Service management
4) User training
|End-of-contract data extraction||
Clients can utilise various methods to extract data from the Azure platform. Further details can be found here:
Azure services are supplied on a pay-as-you-go basis unless longer-terms contracts are purchased.
At the end of the required period, all services are terminated and no further costs will apply.
Using the service
|Web browser interface||Yes|
|Using the web interface||
Users can provision and deploy services through the web portal (https://portal.azure.com/).
All resources can be scaled to meet the client requirements through the web portal.
|Web interface accessibility standard||WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549|
|Web interface accessibility testing||N/A|
|What users can and can't do using the API||
Microsoft provide service endpoints that support sets of HTTP operations (methods), which provide create, retrieve, update, or delete access to the service's resources.
See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/ for further details.
|API automation tools||
|API documentation formats||HTML|
|Command line interface||Yes|
|Command line interface compatibility||
|Using the command line interface||The Azure command-line interface (CLI) is Microsoft's cross-platform command-line experience for managing Azure resources. The Azure CLI is easy to get started with, and best used for building automation scripts that work with the Azure Resource Manager|
|Independence of resources||Services run on public clouds which operate at a global scale.|
|Infrastructure or application metrics||Yes|
|Supplier type||Reseller providing extra features and support|
|Organisation whose services are being resold||Microsoft Azure|
|Staff security clearance||Other security clearance|
|Government security clearance||Up to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)|
|Knowledge of data storage and processing locations||Yes|
|Data storage and processing locations||
|User control over data storage and processing locations||Yes|
|Datacentre security standards||Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)|
|Penetration testing frequency||At least once a year|
|Penetration testing approach||Another external penetration testing organisation|
|Protecting data at rest||
|Data sanitisation process||Yes|
|Data sanitisation type||
|Equipment disposal approach||Complying with a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v.30, CAS (Sanitisation) or ISO/IEC 27001|
Backup and recovery
|Backup and recovery||Yes|
|What’s backed up||
|Backup controls||Users can schedule or perform manual backups through the portal or by using 3rd party backup software.|
|Scheduling backups||Users schedule backups through a web interface|
|Data protection between buyer and supplier networks||
|Data protection within supplier network||
|Other protection within supplier network||
Network security groups are used to filter network traffic to and from Azure resources in an Azure virtual network with a network security group. A network security group contains security rules that allow or deny inbound network traffic to, or outbound network traffic from, several types of Azure resources
Availability and resilience
|Guaranteed availability||See Azure service level agreements here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/support/legal/sla/summary/|
|Approach to resilience||Azure is built upon a global infrastructure. See the following for more details: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/global-infrastructure/|
|Outage reporting||Users can find Azure status reports at the following link: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/status/|
Identity and authentication
|Other user authentication||
Azure Active Directory is Microsoft’s multi-tenant cloud based directory and identity management service. Azure-AD provides an affordable, easy to use solution to give employees and business partners single sign-on (SSO) access to thousands of cloud SaaS Applications like Office365, Salesforce.com, DropBox, and Concur. For application developers, Azure-AD lets you focus on building your application by making it fast and simple to integrate with a world class identity management solution used by millions of organizations. Azure-AD also includes a full suite of identity management capabilities including multi-factor authentication, device registration, self-service password management, self-service group management, privileged account management.
|Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels||
Azure-AD can designate separate administrators to serve different functions. These administrators will have access to features in the Azure portal and, depending on their role, will be able to create or edit users, assign administrative roles to others, reset user passwords, manage user-licenses, and manage domains, among other things. A user who is assigned an admin role will have the same permissions across all of the cloud services that your organization has subscribed to, regardless of whether you assign the role in the Office365 portal, or in the Azure classic-portal, or by using the Azure-AD module for Windows PowerShell.
|Access restriction testing frequency||At least once a year|
|Management access authentication||
|Devices users manage the service through||Dedicated device on a segregated network (providers own provision)|
Audit information for users
|Access to user activity audit information||Users have access to real-time audit information|
|How long user audit data is stored for||User-defined|
|Access to supplier activity audit information||Users receive audit information on a regular basis|
|How long supplier audit data is stored for||User-defined|
|How long system logs are stored for||User-defined|
Standards and certifications
|ISO/IEC 27001 certification||Yes|
|Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001||BM Trada|
|ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date||17/12/2018|
|What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover||
Jarmany's ISO27001 certificate covers the full breadth of services that we deliver. Details on Microsoft's ISO27001 certificate can be found at the following link:
|ISO 28000:2007 certification||No|
|CSA STAR certification||No|
|Other security certifications||No|
|Named board-level person responsible for service security||Yes|
|Security governance certified||Yes|
|Security governance standards||ISO/IEC 27001|
|Information security policies and processes||
An Information Security Management Program has been established to enable Microsoft Azure to maintain and improve its management system for information security. Through establishment of the ISMS, Azure plans for and manages protection of its assets to acceptable security levels based on defined risk management processes. In addition, Azure monitors the ISMS and the effectiveness of controls in maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and availability of assets to continuously improve information security.
The ISMS framework encompasses industry best-practices for information security and privacy. The ISMS has been documented and communicated in a customer-facing Information Security Policy, which can be made available upon request (customers and prospective customers must have a signed NDA or equivalent in place to receive a copy).
Microsoft Azure performs annual ISMS reviews, the results of which are reviewed by management. This involves monitoring ongoing effectiveness and improvement of the ISMS control environment by reviewing security issues, audit results, and monitoring status, and by planning and tracking necessary corrective actions.
For more information please see the following links:
Jarmany is also certified to the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard. Please see the following link to download our certificate:
|Configuration and change management standard||Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402|
|Configuration and change management approach||
Azure has developed formal standard operating procedures (SOPs) governing the change management process. These SOPs cover both software development and hardware change and release management, and are consistent with established regulatory guidelines including ISO 27001, SOC 1 / SOC 2, NIST 800-53, and others.
Microsoft also uses Operational Security Assurance (OSA), a framework that incorporates the knowledge gained through a variety of capabilities that are unique to Microsoft including the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL), the Microsoft Security Response Center program, and deep awareness of the cybersecurity threat landscape.
Please see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/SDL/OperationalSecurityAssurance and https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sdl
|Vulnerability management type||Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402|
|Vulnerability management approach||
When providing the Antimalware solution for Virtual Machines, Azure is responsible for ensuring the service is highly available, definitions are updated regularly, that configuration through the Azure Management Portal is effective and that the software detects and protects against known types of malicious software. MCIO-managed hosts in the scope boundary are scanned to validate anti-virus clients are installed and current signature-definition files exist.
Vulnerability scans are performed on a quarterly basis at a minimum. Microsoft Azure contracts with independent assessors to perform penetration testing of the Microsoft Azure boundary.
|Protective monitoring type||Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402|
|Protective monitoring approach||
Microsoft Azure employs sophisticated software-defined service instrumentation and monitoring that integrates at the component or server level, the datacenter edge, our network backbone, Internet exchange sites, and at the real or simulated user level, providing visibility when a service disruption is occurring and pinpointing its cause.
Proactive monitoring continuously measures the performance of key subsystems of the Microsoft Azure services platform against the established boundaries for acceptable service performance and availability. When a threshold is reached or an irregular event occurs, the monitoring system generates warnings so that operations staff can address the threshold or event.
|Incident management type||Conforms to a recognised standard, for example, CSA CCM v3.0 or ISO/IEC 27035:2011 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402|
|Incident management approach||
Microsoft has developed robust processes to facilitate a coordinated response to incidents.
• Identification – System and security alerts may be harvested, correlated, and analyzed.
• Containment – The escalation team evaluates the scope and impact of an incident.
• Eradication – The escalation team eradicates any damage caused by the security breach, identifies root cause for why the security issue occurred.
• Recovery – During recovery, software or configuration updates are applied to the system and services are returned to a full working capacity.
• Lessons Learned – Each security incident is analyzed to protect against future reoccurrence.
|Approach to secure software development best practice||Independent review of processes (for example CESG CPA Build Standard, ISO/IEC 27034, ISO/IEC 27001 or CSA CCM v3.0)|
Separation between users
|Virtualisation technology used to keep applications and users sharing the same infrastructure apart||Yes|
|Who implements virtualisation||Third-party|
|Third-party virtualisation provider||Microsoft|
|How shared infrastructure is kept separate||
See the following link for details:
|Description of energy efficient datacentres||
Details can be found at the following links:
|Price||£0.01 per virtual machine|
|Discount for educational organisations||No|
|Free trial available||No|