Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server
Updated: October 17, 2013
Applies To: Windows Azure Pack
Using Microsoft Azure technologies, Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server lets you offer a rich, self-service, multi-tenant cloud in your datacenter. It integrates with Windows Server, System Center, and SQL Server to offer a self-service portal and cloud services such as virtual machine hosting (IaaS), database as a services (DBaaS), scalable web app hosting (PaaS), and more.
Windows Azure Pack includes the following features:
A customizable self-service portal that tenants can use to provision, monitor, and manage services such as web site and virtual machine clouds.
A portal for administrators to manage resource clouds, user accounts, tenant offers, quotas, and pricing.
Service management API
A REST API to develop a range of integration scenarios including custom portal and billing systems
Virtual Machine Clouds service
Supports infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) capabilities for Windows and Linux virtual machines.
Web Site Clouds service
Provides a high-density, scalable shared web hosting platform for ASP.NET, PHP, and Node.js web applications.
Service Bus Clouds service
Provides reliable messaging services between distributed applications.
SQL and MySQL services
Provide database instances that can be used in conjunction with the Web Sites service.
Automate and integrate additional custom services into the services framework, including a runbook editor and execution environment.
International language support
English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, and Russian.
Use the Windows Azure Pack system requirements overview to decide if you want to install an express deployment (single machine, non-production, test deployment) or a distributed deployment (multi-machine production deployment).