Enterprises and Service providers have been leveraging Windows Azure Pack and System Center VMM to deliver an on-premises private cloud experience to customers for several years now. With the end-of-life set for Windows Azure Pack in July 2022 comes the challenge of migrating users from those platforms to a future-proof solution that will scale well and bring continuous innovations for service delivery for years to come. An essential aspect of the challenge is to migrate users as seamlessly as possible, with zero impact on the workloads. This article will explore how to accomplish it and a real-life success story of migrating a large customer with hundreds of tenants from Windows Azure Pack to the modern Hybr® SDX Datacenter platform.
Hybrid infrastructure enables a company to store vital data on a private cloud and non-essential data on a public one. Hence, the demand for public and private cloud adoption rises over the years. In this article, we present the top 5 billing challenges faced by most of the Cloud resellers at this day and age.
Small businesses and established enterprises choose to purchase cloud services from a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) and transition to the cloud.
Microsoft Azure Plan and Software Subscriptions provide cost effective solutions for customers. It helps customer leverage persistent and predictable cloud solutions. Enabling self-service for your customer will help them acquire and benefit from Azure cloud workloads.
With Hybr® marketplace, Cloud Solution Providers can purchase Azure plan and software subscription on-behalf of customers and enable self-service for tenants to purchase it on their own without any delay.
A new powerful Workspace Management Platform aka Desktop-as-a-Service that helps customer create and access pre-provisioned Virtual Machines in a moments time.
Most cloud providers offer unique pricing discounts for customers to reduce the cost of resource usage. It is applied to the subscription and the metered level pricing to benefit the customers.. Cloud Assert introduced a new discount feature to help providers offer discounts to customers regular cost plan.
Hybr offers self-service portal experience for customers where they can purchase Microsoft CSP offers by themselves. While this is very convenient, there is also a need for CSP Resellers to purchase and manage licenses on-behalf of their customers.
Hybr features AOBO functionality which helps resellers to manage licenses directly from Hybr admin portal and eliminates the need of hopping to Microsoft Partner Center for such needs.
CSPs / MSPs offers services such as Microsoft CSP, IaaS to customers. While the offerings greatly help customer’s business, there comes a need of billing cost that shows cost break per services used by the customer. Hybr offers spend visibility to tenant users that helps monitor the consumption cost of each services.
Microsoft CSPs can show the customer’s billable cost in the invoices at the end of the month, but the segregated cost breakup for diverse services/ licenses on day-today-basis is the main challenge.
Cloud Assert released a new feature 'VM Placement Recommendation' as part of VConnect Multi-stamp Management (MSM) solution for Azure Stack Hub.
Hybr supports AAD B2C, one of the Identity Providers to enhance user onboarding for different companies with multiple domains.
For example, if a customer do not prefer to use their corporate AAD / ADFS or do not have either of those, as an administrator you can have AAD B2C to onboard them. This eliminates the dependency with customer’s corporate identity provider.