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

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Introducing Hybr™ Enterprise for cross-cloud self-management and billing automation

Hybr™ is an independent platform built by Cloud Assert for cross-cloud self-management and billing automation that enables automation of workloads provisioning along with workflows and approval processes with flexible billing that gives the administrator total control over the customers’ policies, pricing profiles, subscriptions, invoices, and whatnot.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018/Author: Arun Krishnan/Number of views (236)/Comments (3)/ Article rating: 5.0

How to Customize Virtual Network Adapters (NICs) for a VMware vCenter Virtual Machine in Windows Azure Pack

Cloud Assert Hybr VConnect enables the administrator to customize NICs for a Vcenter virtual machine

Virtual network adapters (NICs) can configure for a virtual machine by creating a virtual machine manager (VMM) hardware profile.

Monday, September 24, 2018/Author: Arun Krishnan/Number of views (143)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: 5.0

Provision Linux VMs with Custom "root" Password using VConnect

A Step-by-Step Guide

Read this article for a step-by-step guide on how to extend the default VConnect Operations Templates using a PowerShell script to enable Tenants to configure custom password for the root user account while provisioning Linux VMs.
Friday, February 5, 2016/Author: Aravind Sundaresan/Number of views (2068)/Comments (3)/ 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 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
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