Softcat Limited

Elasticsearch Service

It's the only hosted Elasticsearch, Logstash, Beats and Kibana offering available powered by the creators of Elasticsearch. Run it on AWS, GCP or Azue & never wait for the latest versions or features. Plus get powerful free features and Elastic support you won't find anywhere else.

Features

  • Available on Azure West, AWS London & Google Cloud London
  • Built-in Security that offers Encryption, Authentication, and Role-based Access Control
  • Built-in Field & Document-level Security
  • Built-in Machine Learning for Anomaly Detection on Time-Series Data
  • Built-in Graph Analytics & Reporting tools
  • Built-in Query Based Alerting, Uptime monitoring
  • Built-in Elastic Maps Service for Geographic Visualization
  • Built-in Elastic-specific Monitoring Tools & General Purpose APM
  • Built-in Data rollups, SQL interface
  • Built-in frozen indices and index lifecycle management

Benefits

  • Easiest possible procurement, no servers or software
  • Centrally provision, manage, and monitor multiple clusters
  • AWS Marketplace integration (GCP coming soon)
  • One-click Upgrades and Scaling for your deployment
  • Online same-day version updates and security patches
  • Automatic backups every 30 mins for robust failure recovery
  • Elastic SLA-Based Technical Suppor
  • Cross Zone Replication, support for up to 3 availability zones
  • Uptime (99.95%) and Support SLAs available
  • Application Search Solution Available for project jumpstart

Pricing

£0.03 a unit an hour

Service documents

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Framework

G-Cloud 12

Service ID

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Contact

Softcat Limited Charles Harrison
Telephone: 01612725766
Email: psitq@softcat.com

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
No
Cloud deployment model
  • Public cloud
  • Private cloud
  • Hybrid cloud
Service constraints
N/A
System requirements
N/A

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
https://www.elastic.co/support/welcome
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
24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support
Yes, at an extra cost
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
N/A
Web chat accessibility testing
N/A
Onsite support
Yes, at extra cost
Support levels
https://www.elastic.co/support/welcome
Support available to third parties
Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
Elastic provides a range of resources to help customers get started on Elastic Cloud. These include: comprehensive documentation, webinars and videos, public trainings, private trainings, on-demand trainings, customer stories, partners, professional support, consulting, and access to Elasticsearch engineers.
Service documentation
Yes
Documentation formats
HTML
End-of-contract data extraction
Customers may use the snapshot and restore method to extract their data. Further information on our policies can be in our Terms of Service.
End-of-contract process
"""You may terminate this Agreement at any time by cancelling your Account with Elastic Cloud. Termination of this Agreement shall neither release you from any obligations undertaken under the clauses of this Agreement, nor from any obligations to pay us for any outstanding fees. Any outstanding fees will be billed to you or withdrawn from your registered credit card. You will not receive any refunds by cancelling your Account.
You are solely responsible for deleting or retrieving your Data from Elastic Cloud prior to termination of your Account for any reason. If we terminate your Account, we will provide you with a reasonable opportunity to retrieve your Data from Elastic Cloud, if you so request. Such a request must be sent by email to Elastic within seven (7) days after you receive notice regarding the termination. In any event, Data will be deleted from Elastic Cloud no earlier than fourteen (14) days after the termination notice regarding your Account has been sent to you."""

Using the service

Web browser interface
Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
  • Opera
Application to install
No
Designed for use on mobile devices
No
Service interface
Yes
Description of service interface
Elasticsearch Service provides an easy to use web GUI to create, scale, and manage operations with Elasticsearch deployments.
Accessibility standards
None or don’t know
Description of accessibility
N/A
Accessibility testing
N/A
API
Yes
What users can and can't do using the API
Any operations that can be performed in the UI can be replicated as an API call. Please see documentation for further guidance.
API documentation
Yes
API documentation formats
Other
API sandbox or test environment
Yes
Customisation available
Yes
Description of customisation
Users can customise deployments by choosing from templates, scaling capacity, adding features, making deployments highly available, upgrading to new Elastic Stack versions, and more. Users can also add official plugins or upload your own custom plugins and bundles.

Scaling

Independence of resources
Docker and cgroups are used to guarantee a customer's share of the underlying resources. This ensures that customers are allocated the exact RAM, Storage, and CPU that they pay for - no more, no less.

Analytics

Service usage metrics
Yes
Metrics types
Cluster performance metrics are available directly in the Elasticsearch Service Console. Additionally, Elastic's monitoring features provide a way to keep a pulse on the performance of Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash. Its collection of dashboards help you assess their status at various levels providing you with all the information you need to keep your Elastic Stack optimized.
Reporting types
Real-time dashboards

Resellers

Supplier type
Reseller (no extras)
Organisation whose services are being resold
Elastic

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Other security clearance
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Yes
Data storage and processing locations
  • United Kingdom
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • EU-US Privacy Shield agreement locations
  • Other 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
In-house
Protecting data at rest
Physical access control, complying with SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Data sanitisation process
Yes
Data sanitisation type
Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
Equipment disposal approach
Complying with a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v.30, CAS (Sanitisation) or ISO/IEC 27001

Data importing and exporting

Data export approach
Snapshot of indexes into a custom repository.
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • Other

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
TLS (version 1.2 or above)
Data protection within supplier network
TLS (version 1.2 or above)

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
Gold, Platinum and Elasticsearch Service Private customers have a 99.95% uptime SLA. Please request Elastic's "Production Service Level Agreement" for more information.
Approach to resilience
Nodes are provisioned in additional Availability Zones within the same region if the customer chooses. Customer would need to configure replication to take advantage of the additional nodes. An Elastic Cloud cluster running across 3 data centers would be a single Elasticsearch cluster, with a copy of the data residing in each availability zones, all replicating to one another and being load balanced by the endpoint.
Outage reporting
Any operational outages are updated live the Elastic Cloud status page.

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
Yes
User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Native authentication, 2-factor authentication, Role-Based Access Controls, and field & document level security.
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

Audit information for users

Access to user activity audit information
Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long user audit data is stored for
Between 1 month and 6 months
Access to supplier activity audit information
Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for
Between 1 month and 6 months
How long system logs are stored for
Between 1 month and 6 months

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
No
ISO 28000:2007 certification
No
CSA STAR certification
Yes
CSA STAR accreditation date
Available upon request
CSA STAR certification level
Level 1: CSA STAR Self-Assessment
What the CSA STAR doesn’t cover
Available upon request
PCI certification
No
Other security certifications
Yes
Any other security certifications
SOC2 Type II, HIPAA

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Yes
Security governance certified
Yes
Security governance standards
Other
Other security governance standards
Available upon request
Information security policies and processes
"Elastic's Senior Director of Information Security leads security efforts for the company, and is supported by the company's Information Security Staff, VP of Legal, and Director of Product, Security Market. The company has a Data Protection Officer for its European operations.

Elastic's Information Security Governance Policy and Standards aligns with ISO 27001 framework and includes the following:
Information Security Governance Policy
Privacy policy
Access Control Standard
Asset Management Standard
Change Management Standard
Vulnerability Management Standard
Data Classification Standard
Security Analysis and Logging Standard
Incident Management Standard
Supplier Assessment Standard"

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
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management approach
The process follows CVE since it is an industry standard, and we also have an exception process to account for risk management & mitigating controls. Elastic maintains a documented public process for submitting vulnerabilities and security-related issues at https://www.elastic.co/community/security. Elastic follows a documented process to responding to vulnerability and other security-related events. Elastic also publishes vulnerabilities via Bugtraq and also public announcements at https://discuss.elastic.co/c/security-announcements. More details about this control are available in our independently audited SOC2 Type 2 report that can be requested via an Elastic representative
Protective monitoring type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Protective monitoring approach
Elastic's internal Security Incident Event Monitoring System provides centralized log correlation analysis merging different sources which provides alerting on abnormal behavior affecting systems performance and security. Response follows our internal security incident management process. More details about this control are available in our independently audited SOC2 Type 2 report that can be requested via an Elastic representative
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
In terms of Incident Response, we have developed and distributed security incident policies and procedures which are communicated to authorised users. We respond to identified security incidents by executing a defined incident response plan to understand, contain, remediate, and communicate security incidents, as appropriate. Security incidents are logged, tracked, resolved, and communicated to affected parties by management according to Elastic's security incident response policy. More details about this control are available in our independently audited SOC2 Type 2 report that can be requested via an Elastic representative

Secure development

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)

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks
No

Pricing

Price
£0.03 a unit an hour
Discount for educational organisations
No
Free trial available
Yes
Description of free trial
https://www.elastic.co/downloads/
Link to free trial
https://www.elastic.co/downloads/

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 psitq@softcat.com. Tell them what format you need. It will help if you say what assistive technology you use.