Usage and Billing

Track Resource Utilization across Cloud and Virtualization Platforms

 
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).


Tenant Feature Highlights

  • View usage and costs for all subscriptions managed by the user within Azure Stack Tenant portal
  • View ongoing Month-To-Date or historical Usage per tenant subscription with ability to drill-down to resource level usage
  • Download detailed monthly usage as CSV
  • View and pay invoices

Admin Feature Highlights

  • View and edit pricing from Azure Stack Admin Portal (no complicated XML configurations)
  • Offer pre-paid plans, quota-based plans (pre-paid + metered), and Pay-as-you-go plans (metered only)
  • Run Promotions and include credits at Plan level, metered resource level, and User level
  • Enable monthly flat-rate billing for subscriptions as against actual consumption
  • View ongoing Month-To-Date or historical Usage across all tenant subscriptions
  • Download subscription-wise detailed monthly usage as CSV
  • Manage invoices

 

Product Videos 

Hybr Usage and Billing for Azure Stack - Admin overview


 

Configuring a pricing profile via Hybr Billing



Configuring a Metered Resource in Azure Stack


 

Invoice overview - Admin Portal in Azure Stack

Usage and Billing Update 7 Now Available!

Announcing the release of Usage and Billing Update 7 for Windows Azure Pack

Usage and Billing Update 7 release enables key new scenarios and features such as configuring user level credits to support pre-paid plans, view usage by grouping subscriptions at the user level, support for custom formula for computing usage of metered resources, generating invoice PDF documents, and the *hot new* capability to implement custom usage collectors using C# extensions.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015/Author: Aravind Sundaresan/Number of views (3537)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: 5.0

Cloud Assert Usage & Billing - Usage Collector Extensibility with C# and PowerShell

Injecting non-WAP Usage details into billing pipeline using our C# based extensibility module

Does your business have Windows Azure Pack based private or hybrid Cloud deployed, but was limited by the set of Usage details captured by it for billing? Here is hot release with new feature additions to our 'Usage & Billing' solution, which enables simple C# code and Powershell script extensions to capture and inject custom Usage details into our Cloud Assert Billing pipeline, provide visibility in Windows Azure Pack Tenant Portal and leverage all the goodness of Cloud Assert Usage and Billing Solution.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015/Author: Jaganathan Krishnamoorthy/Number of views (4522)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: 4.4

How to enable additional users to see WAP Subscription Resources ?

Enable co-admins to WAP Subscriptions

While it is obvious for most of us who dealt with Azure Pack or Azure in the past, for some it may be puzzling how to give access to resources created by one user to another user. In Azure Pack and in traditional Azure the way to accomplish this is by adding someone as co-admins to the existing user subscription. This help center article in support.cloudassert.com shows where and how to accomplish it from Windows Azure Pack admin portal.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015/Author: Ravi C Kolandaiswamy/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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How to invoke System Center Orchestrator Runbooks from VConnect?

VConnect Operations Templates, Custom Operation and Orchestrator Runbooks

Cloud Assert VConnect integrates VMWare vCenter clusters and datacenters with Microsoft Windows Azure Pack.

VConnect provides many ways to extend functionality and customize. Combining those with external tools like Microsoft’s System Center Orchestrator brings lot of flexibility for the Administrators, System Integrators and Power Users. In the following sections, we will go through the steps to invoke an Orchestrator Runbook from VConnect Operations Templates.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015/Author: Ravi C Kolandaiswamy/Number of views (7325)/Comments (3)/ Article rating: 5.0

How to troubleshoot Windows Azure Pack (WAP) and System Center Usage Pipeline?

Cloud Assert Usage and Billing pulls and aggregates data from Windows Azure Pack and System Center Usage data pipeline frequently in order to provide up-to-date metered resource / consumption based usage to end users.

This underlying usage pipeline has many moving parts and more often users are left with no usage data shown for System Center Virtual Machines. This post provides steps and tricks to troubleshoot and fix various components in the Windows Azure Pack, System Center and Operations Manager.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015/Author: siva/Number of views (9225)/Comments (4)/ Article rating: 4.7
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