Overview of offering services in Azure Stack
Applies to: Azure Stack integrated systems and Azure Stack Development Kit
Microsoft Azure Stack is a hybrid cloud platform that lets you deliver services from your datacenter. As a service provider, you can offer services to your tenants. Within a business or government agency, you can offer on-premises services to your employees.
You can offer Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) services that enable your users to build an on-demand computing infrastructure, provisioned and managed from the Azure Stack user portal.
You can also deploy Platform as a Service (PaaS) services for Azure Stack from Microsoft and other 3rd party providers. The services that you can deliver include, but aren't limited to:
You can even combine services to integrate and build complex solutions for different users.
To deliver these services to your users, you must first create plans, offers, and quotas. Your users can then subscribe to your offers to use the services.
Plan your service offers
When you're planning your offers, keep the following points in mind:
Trial offers: You can use trial offers to attract new users, who can then upgrade to additional services. To create a trial offer, create a small base plan with an optional larger add-on plan.
Capacity planning: You might be concerned about users that grab large amounts of resources and clogging the system for all users. To help performance, you can configure your plans with quotas to cap usage.
Delegated providers: You can grant others the ability to create offers in your environment. For example, if you're a service provider, you can delegate this ability to your resellers. Or, if you're an organization, you can delegate to other divisions/subsidiaries.