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 (on your hardware). It integrates with Windows Server, System Center, and SQL Server to offer a cost-effective, self-service portal and cloud services such as virtual machine hosting (IaaS), database as a services (DBaaS), scalable web app hosting (PaaS), and more.
Use the Windows Azure Pack system requirements overview to decide if you want to install an express deployment or a distributed deployment.
- Install an express deployment of Windows Azure Pack to test and evaluate Windows Azure Pack by using a non-production, single machine installation.
- Install a distributed deployment of Windows Azure Pack when you are ready to deploy Windows Azure Pack to a multi-machine production environment.
Provision and configure services in Windows Azure Pack such as virtual machine clouds, web sites, and SQL databases.
|Windows Azure Pack Feature||Description|
|Tenant portal||A customizable self-service portal that tenants can use to provision, monitor, and manage services such as web site and virtual machine clouds.|
|Admin portal||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.|
|Windows Azure Pack: Web Sites||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.|
|Automation||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.|