P2V Systems

Azure Cloud Storage

Azure Cloud storage offers practically infinite capacity to grow into, whilst paying only for what you need. A range of options available providing file, disk, queue, table and blob (block and object) storage options to meet every need.

Features

  • Enterprise class technology.
  • Billable usage.
  • Pay as you use.
  • Online portal for realtime view of health of environment.
  • No upfront capital investment.
  • Scales on demand.
  • Quick to implement.
  • Encryption available.

Benefits

  • Allow IT staff to focus on business projects
  • Release expensive computer rooms or data centres
  • Meet IT Stragic objectives
  • ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 Certified

Pricing

£0.009 per gigabyte per month

  • Education pricing available

Service documents

G-Cloud 9

886604038213948

P2V Systems

Gerard McCann

02892528528

gerard.mccann@p2vsystems.com

Service scope

Service scope
Service constraints Sufficient internet connectivity to access data.

Further details available at https://opbuildstorageprod.blob.core.windows.net/output-pdf-files/en-us/Azure.azure-documents/live/storage.pdf
System requirements N/A

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support No
Phone support No
Web chat support No
Onsite support Yes, at extra cost
Support levels Support levels range from 1-3. Cost are dependant on individual customer requirements.
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started On-boarding process is managed by Microsoft.
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats HTML
End-of-contract data extraction Prior to terminating the contract, the customer is able to transfer all their data out of the solution. Additional cost may be applied.
End-of-contract process Off-boarding process is managed by Microsoft. Additional costs may apply depending on the quantity of data.

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Using the web interface An all-in-one web portal that allows you to build, deploy and manage your Azure cloud resources
Web interface accessibility standard WCAG 2.0 AA or EN 301 549
Web interface accessibility testing In compliance with EN 301 549
API Yes
What users can and can't do using the API An all-in-one web portal that allows you to build, deploy and manage your Azure cloud resources
API automation tools Other
Other API automation tools REST-based APIs that follow the OData 2.0 standard, SOAP
API documentation Yes
API documentation formats HTML
Command line interface Yes
Command line interface compatibility
  • Linux or Unix
  • Windows
  • MacOS
Using the command line interface REST-based APIs that follow the OData 2.0 standard, SOAP

Scaling

Scaling
Scaling available Yes
Scaling type Manual
Independence of resources SLA, multi tenancy, multiple sites across multiple regions. 99% availability Service credits available
Usage notifications Yes
Usage reporting Email

Analytics

Analytics
Infrastructure or application metrics Yes
Metrics types
  • Disk
  • Number of active instances
Reporting types
  • API access
  • Real-time dashboards

Resellers

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

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Conforms to BS7858:2012
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
  • United Kingdom
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
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 Never
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
  • Scale, obfuscating techniques, or data storage sharding
Data sanitisation process Yes
Data sanitisation type
  • Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
  • Deleted data can’t be directly accessed
  • Hardware containing data is completely destroyed
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)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
Data protection within supplier network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • Legacy SSL and TLS (under version 1.2)
  • Other
Other protection within supplier network Encryption of data at rest

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability 99% SLA for uptime.
Approach to resilience Available upon request.
Outage reporting Email alerts and dashboards

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels RBAC using policy of least privilege
Access restriction testing frequency Less than once a year
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Username or password
Devices users manage the service through
  • Dedicated device on a government network (for example PSN)
  • Any device but through a bastion host (a bastion host is a server that provides access to a private network from an external network such as the internet)
  • 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 Users have access to real-time audit information
How long user audit data is stored for Between 1 month and 6 months
Access to supplier activity audit information Users have access to real-time 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

Standards and certifications
ISO/IEC 27001 certification Yes
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001 BM Trada
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date 31/05/2016
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover A.14.2.7 Outsourced development A.14.2.6 Secure development environment A.14.2.5 System development procedures A.9.4.5 Access control to program source code
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 ISO/IEC 27001
Information security policies and processes In compliance with ISO 27001

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 In compliance with ISO 9001
Vulnerability management type Undisclosed
Vulnerability management approach In compliance with ISO 27001.
Protective monitoring type Undisclosed
Protective monitoring approach In compliance with ISO 27001
Incident management type Undisclosed
Incident management approach In compliance with ISO 27001 .

Secure development

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)

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 Different tenancy, subscriptions and network. More information available upon request.

Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency
Energy-efficient datacentres Yes

Pricing

Pricing
Price £0.009 per gigabyte per month
Discount for educational organisations Yes
Free trial available No

Documents

Documents
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