Storm ID

Umbraco Cloud

Storm ID’s Umbraco SAAS (U-SAAS) is a cloud hosted service developed by Storm using Azure to deliver a highly resilient, secure, and scalable environment to develop and host your Umbraco based digital services.


  • Enterprise publishing framework
  • Fully accessible and compliant
  • Multi-lingual capabilities
  • Cross-browser administrator access
  • Content versioning
  • Umbraco workflow
  • ISO/IEC 27001:2013 security certified
  • Responsive mobile friendly design
  • Agile and iterative digital service design methodology
  • Best practice user centred digital service design methodology


  • Resilient, scalable and cost effective fully managed hosting service
  • Highly extensible publishing framework supporting integration of bespoke transactional services
  • Supported by award winning strategic digital service development
  • Extensive Microsoft .NET digital services development capability
  • Best practice digital service design methodologies
  • Increase performance and flexibility of your network
  • Reduced total cost of owning an IT solution
  • Remove the risks of hosting on your own hardware
  • Microsoft Gold Partner
  • Improved IT security


£20000 to £150000 per unit per day

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Craig Turpie

0131 561 1250

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
Cloud deployment model
Public cloud
Service constraints
There are limits and constraints associated with our hosted Umbraco service. The number of Umbraco sites, number of envrionments per site and number of users are determined based on the subscription package purchased.

Default quotas are flexible and can be configured by the Storm ID Service Account Manager.
System requirements
All system requirements are supported

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Yes, at extra cost
Support response times
Response times are categorised by service request priority: Urgent: 1 hour; High: 4 hours; Medium: 8 hours; Low: 16 hours.

Response times at weekends, public and bank holidays are negotiated separately.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Online ticketing support accessibility
None or don’t know
Phone support
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
Onsite support
Yes, at extra cost
Support levels
Response times are categorised by service request priority: Urgent: 1 hour; High: 4 hours; Medium: 8 hours; Low: 16 hours.

P1 - Urgent: Complete loss of an entire service for all users or severe degradation resulting in inability to function;
P2 - High: Service functioning improperly resulting in some loss of service/system failure removing service from a number of users;
P3 - Medium: Service functioning at less than optimal performance/system problem impacting but not removing service, resolve minor bugs/site errors;
P4 - Low: Change requests.

Support services are tailored to each client and charges reflect the level of service required to support the service. Standard hourly rate is £105. A discounted rate of £95 can be had for bank of hours bought in advance.

Storm ID provide a Technical Account Manager backed up by a WebOps Team. Support can be accessed via an online ticketing system, email or phone. Enhanced support (outside office hours and at peak service use) is available optionally. Monitoring systems and alerts will be implemented with regular reports provided on service performance and support used.
Support available to third parties

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
To support customers use the service we offer a tailored training programme which can be delivered onsite or here at Storm.

Training documentation is provided and is often tailored to reflect the customers unique set-up.

A telephone support service is available free of charge to those who have attended to training.
Service documentation
Documentation formats
End-of-contract data extraction
Data is extracted by logging a support request via Storm's support ticketing website service Assembla or by making request to extract through their Account Manager.
End-of-contract process
Included within the price of the contact will be the decommissioning of all services and the supply of the application source code.

Using the service

Web browser interface
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
  • Opera
Application to install
Designed for use on mobile devices
Differences between the mobile and desktop service
The admin functionality is optimised for desktop and tablet while the user interface for citizen access will be accessible on all devices.
Service interface
Description of service interface
Accessibility standards
WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549
Accessibility testing
What users can and can't do using the API
Users can make full use of REST API's in Storm hosted Umbraco service.

Customers can create there own API's REST APIs for Umbraco by utilizing ASP.Net's WebApi in conjunction with Umbraco's UmbracoApiController's.

Alternatively customers can use an existing REST API service which will support working with content, media, members & relations.

Set-up and access to the API's can be arranged by the Storm Service Manager.
API documentation
API documentation formats
API sandbox or test environment
Customisation available
Description of customisation
Almost any element of the service can be customised to meet specific customer needs. Customisation is available to support the need to scale, to support specific security standards, monitoring and reporting or to provide extended help desk cover.

The Storm Service Account Manager can action any customisations to the service that is required.


Independence of resources
Virtualisation technology is used to ensure applications and users sharing the same infrastructure are kept apart.


Service usage metrics
Metrics types
Using tools such as web analytics and other data sources Storm ID’s Performance team monitors and measures service performance to recommend where improvements to the service can be made.

These recommendations are reviewed with our clients to determine options for continued improvement.
Reporting types
Regular reports


Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Data storage and processing locations
  • United Kingdom
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • EU-US Privacy Shield agreement locations
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
‘IT Health Check’ performed by a Tigerscheme qualified provider or a CREST-approved service provider
Protecting data at rest
  • Physical access control, complying with CSA CCM v3.0
  • Physical access control, complying with SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Data sanitisation process
Data sanitisation type
Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
Equipment disposal approach
In-house destruction process

Data importing and exporting

Data export approach
Data is exported from the application on request via the Storm ID Service Account Manager.
Data export formats
Data import formats

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)

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
Storm ID guarantee that hosted services will be available 99.95% of the time. If service levels fall below the quality we commit to then penalties will be incurred to compensate customers and drive service improvement.

Financial penalties, service credits and their calculation will be agreed as part of the call-off agreement with the customer together with the terms and conditions and KPIs for the service.
Approach to resilience
Available on request.
Outage reporting
Email alerts.

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
User authentication
Limited access network (for example PSN)
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Available on request
Access restriction testing frequency
At least every 6 months
Management access authentication
2-factor authentication

Audit information for users

Access to user activity audit information
Users receive audit information on a regular basis
How long user audit data is stored for
At least 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information
Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for
At least 12 months
How long system logs are stored for
At least 12 months

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
ISO 28000:2007 certification
CSA STAR certification
PCI certification
Other security certifications
Any other security certifications
Cyber Essentials

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Security governance certified
Security governance approach
Storm are working towards ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (ISO 27001) which is the international standard that describes best practice for an information security management system (ISMS).
Information security policies and processes
It is the policy of Storm ID to ensure that Information will be protected from a loss of:
Confidentiality: so that information is accessible only to authorised individuals.
Integrity: safeguarding the accuracy and completeness of information and processing methods.
Availability: that authorised users have access to relevant information when required.

The Operations Director and their team review and make recommendations on the security policy, policy standards, directives, procedures, incident management and security awareness education.

Regulatory, legislative and contractual requirements are incorporated into the Information Security Policy, processes and procedures.
The requirements of the Information Security Policy, processes, and procedures are be incorporated into the Storm’s operational procedures and contractual arrangements.

Storm ID is working towards implementing the ISO27000 standards, the International Standards for Information Security.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach
Change management processes are employed to evaluate, control and minimise risks and costs, and to maintain the standards and quality criteria planned during project delivery

Extensive documentation of the service is maintained to ensure knowledge sharing and continuity of service into Production.

Storm ID employs a self-documenting approach to writing code and supplements this, where appropriate, with technical and user guides.

We do this in order to ensure that skills and knowledge are transferred to Storm ID’s operations and support staff to enable them to efficiently deliver ongoing support and maintenance services, in accordance with agreed SLAs.
Vulnerability management type
Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach
Vulnerability management and patching is primarily handled by Microsoft Online Services as the service relies on Azure and in most cases is backed by Azure Active Directory. This is augmented by Kaspersky enterprise protection which scans registered internal and cloud based end points, alerting to out-of-date software and patch recommendations.

Vulnerability and threat information is gathered from multiple sources including security bulletin subscriptions and vendor specific knowledge base articles provided by Kaspersky. These notify us of new and emerging threats allowing us to deploy patches when available.
Protective monitoring type
Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach
We use 3rd party 'always-on' site monitoring services to detect any potential issues with service. We use site/server logging features, enabled in the Azure service portal, to subsequently search for any malicious activity on the site. We respond within 1hr to urgent issues .
Incident management type
Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach
Storm ID has a pre-defined process for managing common incident events. All suspected security events are reported to the Operations Director by email, telephone or in person. The Operations Director will log the incident and notify the service owner and Storm ID Support Team. The Operations Director will provide incident reports in line with incident communication strategy.

Secure development

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

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks


£20000 to £150000 per unit per day
Discount for educational organisations
Free trial available

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