Softcat Limited

NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP - Azure Single

NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP®, the leading enterprise-grade storage management solution, delivers secure, proven storage management services.


  • High Availability- Ensures RPO=0 and RTO<60 secs.
  • Data Protection- With NetApp Snapshot™ technology.
  • Storage Efficiencies- Thin provisioning, data compression, and deduplication.
  • Data Tiering- Automatically move infrequently-used data to object storage.
  • Data Cloning- Create writeable clone volumes instantly, no capacity penalty.
  • Cloud Migration- With SnapMirror® replication technology.
  • Cloud Manager- UI/APIs for management, supporting hybrid & multi-cloud architectures.
  • Kubernetes Integration- For containerized workloads persistent storage.


  • Reduce public cloud storage spend with NetApp CVO for Azure
  • Multiple storage consumption models
  • Provide High Availability for your cloud applications
  • ONTAP rapidly and easily provisions and manages cloud storage


£0.75 per instance

  • Education pricing available
  • Free trial available

Service documents


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Service ID

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Softcat Limited

Charles Harrison


Service scope

Service constraints
See :
System requirements
Available upon request

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
See :
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Online ticketing support accessibility
WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549
Phone support
Phone support availability
24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support
Web chat
Web chat support availability
24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support accessibility standard
None or don’t know
How the web chat support is accessible
Availble upon request
Web chat accessibility testing
Availble upon request
Onsite support
Onsite support
Support levels
Full details of NetApp support , Support Levels and On-Site offering can be found here:
Support available to third parties

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
All relevant onboarding documenatation can be found here :
Service documentation
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction
Available upon request
End-of-contract process
Available upon request

Using the service

Web browser interface
Using the web interface
Cloud Manager simplifies enterprise cloud storage management by providing cloud monitoring, administration and orchestration frontend for NetApp ONTAP storage systems on-premises and in the cloud. For more details including a free trial
Web interface accessibility standard
None or don’t know
How the web interface is accessible
Available upon request
Web interface accessibility testing
"This Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) provides guidance on the accessibility
characteristics of the NetApp ONTAP® Cloud : Full details can be found here :"
What users can and can't do using the API
"OnCommand Cloud Manager includes REST APIs that enable software developers to automate the management of NetApp storage in the cloud. The Cloud Manager APIs enable you to perform operations on different types of resources. The resources are broadly categorized as follows:

Administrative resources
Used to set up and configure Cloud Manager

Auditing resources
Used to view details about Cloud Manager operations

Authentication resources
Used to authenticate with Cloud Manager so you can run API operations

Working environment resources
Used to deploy and manage working environments: single ONTAP Cloud systems, ONTAP Cloud HA configurations, and ONTAP clusters

More detail can be found here :"
API automation tools
  • Ansible
  • Chef
  • OpenStack
  • Terraform
  • Puppet
  • Other
Other API automation tools
WorkFlow automation (WFA)
API documentation
API documentation formats
  • Open API (also known as Swagger)
  • HTML
Command line interface
Command line interface compatibility
Using the command line interface
The ONTAP command-line interface (CLI) provides a command-based view of the management interface. You enter commands at the storage system prompt, and command results are displayed in text. A full description of the CLI capabilities can be found here:


Scaling available
Scaling type
  • Automatic
  • Manual
Independence of resources
You can use storage quality of service (QoS) to guarantee that performance of critical workloads is not degraded by competing workloads
Usage notifications
Usage reporting
  • API
  • Email
  • SMS


Infrastructure or application metrics
Metrics types
  • CPU
  • Disk
  • Memory
  • Network
  • Number of active instances
  • Other
Other metrics
Reporting types
  • API access
  • Real-time dashboards
  • Regular reports
  • Reports on request


Supplier type
Reseller providing extra support
Organisation whose services are being resold

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance
Up to Security Clearance (SC)

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Data storage and processing locations
  • United Kingdom
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
User control over data storage and processing locations
Datacentre security standards
Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)
Penetration testing frequency
At least every 6 months
Penetration testing approach
Protecting data at rest
Encryption of all physical media
Data sanitisation process
Data sanitisation type
  • Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
  • Deleted data can’t be directly accessed
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
What’s backed up
All / Any Data can be backed up.
Backup controls
Backups can be done via both manual and automated standard NetApp Back and recovery services.
Datacentre setup
Multiple datacentres with disaster recovery
Scheduling backups
Users schedule backups through a web interface
Backup recovery
  • Users can recover backups themselves, for example through a web interface
  • Users contact the support team

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
  • Private network or public sector network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
  • Legacy SSL and TLS (under version 1.2)
Data protection within supplier network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
  • Legacy SSL and TLS (under version 1.2)
  • Other
Other protection within supplier network
ACL Based Network Security Groups are also used. See

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
See Microsoft's Online Service Terms at
Approach to resilience
Please see and
Outage reporting
Please see and

Identity and authentication

User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google apps)
  • Username or password
  • Other
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,, 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
"zure-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
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Username or password
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
Between 6 months and 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information
Users receive audit information on a regular basis
How long supplier audit data is stored for
Between 6 months and 12 months
How long system logs are stored for
Between 6 months and 12 months

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001
Available upon request
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date
Available upon request
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover
Available upon request
ISO 28000:2007 certification
CSA STAR certification
PCI certification
Who accredited the PCI DSS certification
Available upon request
PCI DSS accreditation date
Available upon request
What the PCI DSS doesn’t cover
Available upon request
Other security certifications
Any other security certifications
  • FIPS-140-2, Common Criteria and DoDIN APL.

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Security governance certified
Security governance standards
  • ISO/IEC 27001
  • Other
Other security governance standards
FIPS-140-2, Common Criteria and DoDIN APL.

ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 15408
For further information check the below links:
Information security policies and processes
NetApp is committed to providing its customers with quality products that provide the security posture they require. In pursuit of a continued and supportive relationship, NetApp recognizes that the changing security and threat landscape requires PwC to seek information about NetApp’s Secure Development LifeCycle practices.

NetApp has a comprehensive secure development lifecycle program based on industry best practices which includes, security training, static analysis security testing (SAST), dynamic analysis security testing (DAST), vulnerability scanning, third-party penetration testing and other security practices. NetApp further incorporates certain security features such as encrypted data-at-rest and data-in-motion depending on the system. NetApp’s secure development lifecycle is a journey and continues to be rolled out to achieve maturity.

As part of the development, ONTAP executes various secure development lifecycle practices and determines corrective actions. SAST, DAST, Fuzzing and vulnerability scanning are performed with each release. Pentration testing is performed at least annually.

Operational security

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 and"
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."

Secure development

Approach to secure software development best practice
Supplier-defined process

Separation between users

Virtualisation technology used to keep applications and users sharing the same infrastructure apart

Energy efficiency

Energy-efficient datacentres
Description of energy efficient datacentres
Available upon request


£0.75 per instance
Discount for educational organisations
Free trial available
Description of free trial
A 30 day Free trial is availble of the CVO producy

Service documents

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