Traditionally, resource utility calculation for the single-tenant environment would be a straightforward job for enterprises and service providers. However, when it comes to multi-tenant environments, it becomes a challenging task.
Cloud Assert Billing for Azure Stack offers a flexible resource consumption-based billing solution integrated within the Azure Stack portal to enable true pay-as-you-billing, invoices and payments. With Cloud Assert Billing for Azure Stack, Enterprise service administrators, Service providers and Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partners can define multiple pricing models within Azure Stack for all available services, resource meters, plans and offers. The solution is also extensible to support billing for resources residing outside of Azure Stack (e.g., VMware, System Center / Hyper-V).
Configuring a pricing profile via Hybr Billing
Configuring a Metered Resource in Azure Stack
Invoice overview - Admin Portal in Azure Stack
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ü VMWare® vCenter Integration
ü Virtual Machine Backups
ü Virtual Machine Snapshots
ü Virtual Machine Templates
ü User Quotas & Usage
VConnect is a custom extension for Windows Azure Pack to allow management and provisioning of VMs hosted on VMWare. VConnect helps integrate VMWare hosts and Virtual Machines with Windows Azure Pack. Provides admin and tenant management functionalities for VMWare resources through Windows Azure Pack (WAP) service management portal.
What are the motivations for choosing one type of cloud vs the other ? We will explore and provide pointers to help you get started on the journey of choosing and implementing the right cloud architecture for your business. This article series is more of an exploration and discussion around this area. For your specific scenarios and needs, to find a recommended architecture, we need to analyze and research the right model. We love to hear your thoughts and specific scenarios that we may have not covered, please use the comments section to talk about it, see you there.