Anders Ravnholt has a new article that describes how to deploy usage metering & reporting in System Center 2012 R2 & Windows Azure Pack for IaaS:
Following up Brad Anderson & Srikanth’s blog posts
, I would like to create a list of blog posts that describe how to deploy usage metering & reporting in System Center 2012 R2 & Windows Azure Pack for IaaS.
Some would ask why should I care about usage & service reporting for IaaS?
There are a couple of reasons why Service Reporting is important for the Cloud:
Pay as you go & Pay only for what you use.
This supports the cloud business model where metering is one of the fundamentals of Cloud Computing.
This requires analytics at the macro and micro levels in order to meter at the tenant level as well as drill down to the single instance under a tenant.
To achieve this it requires significant effort and skills to gather, aggregate and summarize the right set of data. Microsoft is providing this capability as part of System Center 2012 R2….