New Signature UK Limited

Azure Cloud Management Portal (CMP)

(CMP) for Azure is a self service dashboard for managing Azure consumption.

CMP enables optimisation of Azure, showing historic and current trends.

CMP manages Azure data providing:
• Comprehensive reports and alerts.
• Patterns of growth/seasonality of usage.
• Removal of over-spend with RightSizing alerts.
• Analysis/reporting on departmental/project showback/chargeback.

Features

  • Real time monitoring for Azure
  • Fully automated dashboard
  • Report generation
  • Alert generation
  • Cost analysis
  • Trend analysis
  • Data analysis
  • Usage analysis

Benefits

  • Free up time and money
  • Allows licence and usage costs to be kept down
  • RightSizing feature to optimise usage based on previous months
  • Identify patterns of growth and seasonality of usage
  • Eliminate wasteful spending on under utilised Azure assets
  • Ease of use, accuracy and reliability, acclaimed by references

Pricing

£0 per person

Service documents

G-Cloud 9

556192204642736

New Signature UK Limited

PMO

0845 4021752

uk-pmo@newsignature.com

Service scope

Service scope
Service constraints Azure Enterprise Agreement
System requirements Azure services

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times Support is for business hours
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 No
Onsite support Yes, at extra cost
Support levels This is a self service free portal but we do provide a cloud specialist
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started User documentation and online onboarding are available and in addition a step by step self service process
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction It is Microsoft data rather than user data that is accessed. Once the key is revoked then we no longer have access to customers usage data. On request all user accounts and data can be deleted.
End-of-contract process There is no cost

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Using the web interface This is a multi tenant SaaS interface. This is non-customisable. Reports can be requested but not customise the look and feel of reports.

There is an authorisation process to unlock access to certain data in order to provide the right level of monitoring and reporting.
Web interface accessibility standard None or don’t know
How the web interface is accessible To be used on a Windows or Mac interface and therefore relies on the accessibility of the device and operating system. The Application itself does not have specific accessibility functionality
Web interface accessibility testing N/a
API No
Command line interface No

Scaling

Scaling
Scaling available Yes
Scaling type Automatic
Independence of resources There is a scale up and scale out infrastructure in Azure and as new customers cone on board we scale up the database accordingly to meet new demand.
Usage notifications No

Analytics

Analytics
Infrastructure or application metrics No

Resellers

Resellers
Supplier type Reseller providing extra features and support
Organisation whose services are being resold Microsoft

Staff security

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

Asset protection

Asset protection
Knowledge of data storage and processing locations Yes
Data storage and processing locations EU-US Privacy Shield agreement locations
User control over data storage and processing locations No
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 CSA CCM v3.0
  • Physical access control, complying with SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
  • Physical access control, complying with another standard
  • Encryption of all physical media
Data sanitisation process No
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
Backup and recovery No

Data-in-transit protection

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

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability Being a free service we do not offer SLAs
Approach to resilience It is Microsoft Azure Database which has resiliency at the database and VM level
Outage reporting Email Alerts to users

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication 2-factor authentication
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels We do not restrict access
Access restriction testing frequency At least every 6 months
Management access authentication 2-factor authentication
Devices users manage the service through Directly from any device which may also be used for normal business (for example web browsing or viewing external email)

Audit information for users

Audit information for users
Access to user activity audit information No audit information available
Access to supplier activity audit information No audit information available
How long system logs are stored for At least 12 months

Standards and certifications

Standards and certifications
ISO/IEC 27001 certification No
ISO 28000:2007 certification No
CSA STAR certification No
PCI certification No
Other security accreditations No

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance accreditation Yes
Security governance standards
  • CSA CCM version 3.0
  • ISO/IEC 27001
Information security policies and processes The security policies and processes are set out by Microsoft for the Azure Datacentres. Please contact Microsoft for further information.

Operational security

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 The components include VMs and the Azure Database and include patches and is regularly updated by Microsoft in alignment with their policies in relation to change management. Further information can be obtained from Microsoft.
Vulnerability management type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management approach We conform to all Microsoft patch releases and keep everything updated accordingly.
Protective monitoring type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Protective monitoring approach Microsoft inform us as per their Azure policies of any potential compromises and they respond and fix according to their service levels for Azure.
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 Regarding reporting issues with the functionality of our portal, we leverage our premium support contract with Microsoft.

Secure development

Secure development
Approach to secure software development best practice Conforms to a recognised standard, but self-assessed

Separation between users

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 In the database we fully isolate the separate users/organisations data in separate tables

Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency
Energy-efficient datacentres Yes

Pricing

Pricing
Price £0 per person
Discount for educational organisations No
Free trial available No

Documents

Documents
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