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
Latest VConnect 1.5 includes bug fixes and improvements for robust VM Deployment flow and visiblity for admins into provisioning steps for Virtual Machines.
VConnect v1.0 Update 3 adds following features and improvements
- VConnect IP Address Pool Management
- Virtual Machine Backups for both VMWare and System Center
- Polished User Experience for setting up VConnect
- Auto discover datacenters and clusters on vCenter
- Validate and warn administrators on potentially incorrect configurations
- Step by step guided Wizard for creating VConnect Templates
VConnect VM Templates support customizing the VM startup configuration. Administrator user can determine if the VM should join a specified domain and can also provide the values needed to join a domain.