The Windows Azure Pack APS Package provides full support for Windows Azure Pack, enabling service providers to offer Windows Azure services based on their infrastructure. This APS package reduces the time-to-market to offer Windows Azure Pack services by automating billing, provisioning and customer management.
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Deliver IT services through a rich self-service portal to help enable hybrid cloud scenarios across private, public, and hosted clouds.
Create high-density, scalable web application hosting services that are simpler to deploy and administer.
Create IaaS offerings integrated with software-defined networking for straightforward migration and deployment.
When you deploy the Windows Azure Pack APS Package with Parallels Automation you’ll get a complete set of business capabilities, including:
The Windows Azure Pack is a collection of Windows Azure technologies that enable service providers to deliver Windows Azure services using infrastructure installed in your datacenter. With Windows Azure Pack service providers can offer rich, self-service, multi-tenant services and experiences that are consistent with Windows Azure.
The Windows Azure Pack integrates with Microsoft System Center and Windows Server to provide the following capabilities:
|Windows Azure Pack Feature||Description|
|Management portal for tenants||Customizable self-service portal experience for provisioning, monitoring and management of services.|
|Management portal for administrators||Portal for administrators to configure and manage resource clouds, user accounts, tenant offers, quotas, and pricing.|
|Service management API||OData REST API that enables a range of integration scenarios including custom portals and billing systems.|
|Web sites||Provides a high-density, scalable shared web hosting platform for ASP.NET, PHP, and Node.js web applications. It includes a customizable web application gallery of popular open source web applications and integration with source control systems for custom-developed websites and applications.|
|Virtual machines||Provides Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) capabilities for Windows and Linux virtual machines (VMs). It includes a VM template gallery, scaling options, and virtual networking capabilities.|
|Service bus||Provides reliable messaging services between distributed applications. It includes queued and topic-based publish/subscribe capabilities.|
|Automation and extensibility||The Windows Azure Pack also includes capabilities for automating and integrating additional custom services into the services framework, including a runbook editor and execution environment.|