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

Announcing Usage and Billing

Announcing Usage and Billing

Usage and Billing Solution for Windows Azure Pack from CLOUD ASSERT

Usage and Billing solution for Windows Azure Pack is a platform for enterprises and service providers to address the need to provide a simple, straight forward Windows Azure Pack resource utilization across various services over time. Usage and Billing solution enables Windows Azure Pack administrators to configure pricing for more than 100+ resources, maintain multiple Pricing Profiles, integrate with billing systems and generate invoices automatically based on real usage from the end users.
Thursday, February 26, 2015/Author: Ravi C Kolandaiswamy/Number of views (5968)/Comments (4)/ Article rating: 5.0

VConnect Update 5 Released

VConnect RTM v1.5 is available now !

Latest VConnect 1.5 includes bug fixes and improvements for robust VM Deployment flow and visiblity for admins into provisioning steps for Virtual Machines.

Thursday, January 22, 2015/Author: Ravi C Kolandaiswamy/Number of views (2914)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: VConnect

Whats new in VConnect v1.0 Update 3 ?

Features and updates in VConnect update 3

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


Tuesday, November 18, 2014/Author: Ravi C Kolandaiswamy/Number of views (3515)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: 5.0

Create custom VConnect Template to Domain Join a VM

Steps to create a VConnect template that provisions a VM and joins a admin defined domain

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.

Monday, October 6, 2014/Author: Ravi C Kolandaiswamy/Number of views (5516)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: 5.0

CLOUD ASSERT is Veeam Silver Partner - VConnect Integrates Veeam and VMware with Windows Azure Pack

CLOUD ASSERT is Veeam Silver Partner and Authorized Reseller for Veeam Backup & Replication solutions

CLOUD ASSERT is now a Veeam Silver Partner and a Reseller. Veeam is a leader in providing enterprise backup and replication solutions.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014/Author: Ravi C Kolandaiswamy/Number of views (4041)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: General

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